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Chef Drew McGarity's Specialties


Birthday Celebration

We had a fabulous time and enjoyed delicious food. Drew gave a little cooking lesson during preparation of the meal. We loved our experience!

- Alice Turnage
That’s Amore’

Drew was absolutely fantastic! He was timely, accommodating, and an amazing amazing cook! His foods had beautiful flavors, he cleaned up so well after himself and was just an incredible experience for me and my friends.

- Celeste Petrick
Fantastic food – great experience!

Chef Drew visited our VRBO to provide a meal for our family to celebrate birthdays. He was prepared, friendly, and informative. With each course, he described what was being served and shared some history about the dishes. The food was incredibly delicious. No empty stomachs that evening! Thank you, Chef Drew!

- Terry Schadeberg
Chef Drew McGarity

Chef Drew McGarity

Drew developed a passion for cooking at a young age. His first restaurant job came at 17 years old in an upscale steak house in Virginia. After working in various kitchens, his quest for learning led him to enroll at Johnson & Wales University in Charleston to pursue an education in culinary arts and hotel and restaurant management. He was a part of the last graduating class from the Charleston campus before the school moved to Charlotte, NC. Through working different positions in the front and back of the house in hotels, restaurants, country clubs, and college campuses, Drew gained experience and a thorough knowledge of food, wine, beer, and mixology. He continues to be a student of the game, soaking up inspiration from chefs all over the world. It is a personal goal for him to continue learning the latest styles, techniques, and ingredients that professional cooks are using. He has a fascination with authentic international cuisine and culture. He believes in a philosophy that food is the thing that transcends all boundaries and binds everyone together.

Cuisines & Events: American, Anniversary, Asian Fusion, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Birthday, Breakfast/Brunch, Chinese, Holiday, Indian, Italian, Latin, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Seafood, Southern, Spanish

How to Hire a Private Chef for Your Event

  • Pick a place, date, and time.
  • Select your chef and menu. (Each chef offers different menus which are fully a la carte. Simply choose the dishes you want for your occasion.)
  • Add details like the number of guests and any special instructions.
  • Pay for your reservation. Make any changes or even cancel up to a week before your event for a refund.
  • After you’ve made a reservation, the private chef you’ve hired will reach out within 48 hours to confirm the details and coordinate their arrival.
  • If you’ve added any special dietary restrictions or event instructions, they’ll work with you to implement those.
  • Your chef will arrive with everything they need, including ingredients, cooking equipment, and cleaning supplies. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the day with your guests.
  • The cleanup is included too! Hire a private chef with us and know that we’ll likely leave your kitchen cleaner than when you gave it to us.

Our Top FAQs

1. Can I customize the menu?

Absolutely! All our menus are fully a la carte. Once you’ve decided on a chef, you’ll see a list of all the dishes they offer and you can choose the ones you’d like for your event.

2. How is your service priced?

You pay a fixed price per guest based on your menu, plus a small, all-inclusive booking fee to our platform. You’ll be able to see exactly what you’re paying when you make a booking. No hidden costs, ever.

3. How many guests can I invite?

As many as you like! Although for events with over 30 people, we ask that you reach out to us to make an event inquiry.

4. My group has multiple dietary restrictions

That’s absolutely fine! When finalizing your menu, please mention these under ‘Special Instructions.’ For instance, you can specify that you’d like to accommodate one vegan guest and one gluten-free guest for your at-home catering and your private chef will prepare suitable dish variants for those guests.

5. Can I make changes to the menu or guest list?

Yes! You can make any changes to your booking. You can even cancel it up to a week before your event, and you’ll receive a refund.

6. Is my event insured?

Yes, it is. Our service includes full insurance for your private chef in case of any mishaps.

7. How are the Chefs chosen?

Each chef is fully vetted. We require at minimum one year of sous chef experience. Your chef has gone through an FCRA compliant background check and multiple interviews before joining our platform.

8. What is FFKs cancellation and refund policy?

We take pre-payment to secure your chef and simplify our service. No fumbling with payments after your event or dealing with multiple payments in different stages of the process. Much like our service, our return policy is simple and meant to protect you, our hosts and our amazing Chefs.

  • One week or more before your event we guarantee your refund.
  • During the week of your event we offer a 50% refund.
  • We will not be able to refund within 48 hours of your event. At this point your chef has not been available for other parties and has already planned for your event. *Please note all refunds are less processing and booking fees