I love food. ALL of it. The only thing I love more is good company and great conversation around my food.

Chef John's Specialties


Such a fantastic meal and company!

Chef John was such a joy to spend the evening with. Not only was the food incredible, but he was wonderful to spend time with. The communication from start to finish was fantastic and he went out of his way to find ways to make the night super memorable. I will 10000% book him again!

- Kathryn Powell
Surprise Birthday Dinner for 27!!

Oh what a night!! Chef John & staff were awesome!! Everything was as better than we’d hoped for. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, with good sized portions. Chef John & staff arrived early, were well organized, beautiful table service in a bit of a crowded space, courteous, kind, and … best of all… fast, through clean up! All the guests commented on the quality of the food. Thank you!!!

- Fran Cullen
Wonderful Experience

Chef John hit all of the right flavors! He was very professional, easy going, and full of personality, Highly recommend!!

- Nick Knight
Chef John

Chef John

Chef John started his culinary journey at 14 years old, washing dishes and bussing tables. At 15 he moved up to making pizzas and by 18 he was a closing manager and could prepare every dish on the menu. He spent the next 7 years travelling from restaurant to restaurant, apprenticing and learning his craft from a variety of excellent chefs. At 25 he accepted his first “executive chef” position. And over the next 25+ years he has prepared meals for two presidents, one first lady, several world diplomats and handfuls of famous athletes and musicians. In his career he has been an executive chef, personal chef for a sorority house, resident chef at an art museum, has written a cookbook, worked as the director of training for a company and most recently as the resident culinary instructor with a national culinary store chain. Chef has an associate’s and bachelor’s degree and in his spare time loves to work in his carpentry shop.

Chef John is well versed in cuisine from all over the world. His favorites include: French, Jamaican, Korean, Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese, Mexican and American Regional Specialties. When asked what his favorite meal is, he will usually answer: “Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Pigeon Peas, Coconut Rice…”

Cuisines & Events: American, Anniversary, Asian Fusion, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Cajun/Creole, Carribean, French, Italian

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