Chef Will —- representing the essence of the Southern Appalachians through responsibly sourced ingredients and a spirit of conviviality.

Chef Will's Specialties


Absolutely Amazing!!!

Working with Will has been 5 stars all the way. He was very responsive and helpful in planning our special regional menu for my mom’s 90th birthday celebration with 12 people . Every course was delicious, beautifully prepared and presented, and local—including the fabulous desserts. Knowing that we were very interested in regional cuisine, will put so much effort in planning into his shopping and preparation to bring us the best of what is available in Asheville today— Including tapping into some of his significant network of local sources and friends/-Not to mention the garden at his daughters school and the dairy from his own cow!! In addition to being an outstanding chef, Will is a delightful person. We all loved the evening!! A rare treat. Would highly recommend Chef Will!!!

- Rachel Dvorken
Great Experience

Chef Will did an amazing job! The quality, timing and professionalism he showed was great. We had 16 guys for a bachelor party and they all loved the dinner. It was the perfect ending to a great weekend. Thank you Chef Will!

- Andrew Seery
Great Experience

Will did an incredible job helping us celebrate a 30th birthday! He created an awesome ambiance, brought everything needed for a full 3 course meal including utensils, bowls, etc. and was great company. A delicious & very stress free experience. I would HIGHLY recommend Chef Will for any private event type/vibe.

- Kendal Hiatt
Chef Will

Chef Will

Will is a graduate from Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder Colorado. Sourcing local, high quality ingredients were ingrained into his cooking style from day one. Once in the industry Will worked in dining establishments in the Rocky Mountains. Southern fine dining restaurants in the low country of South Carolina, and a farm to fork guest ranch in Southern Utah.

A lover of farming, art, and the cultivation of convivial dining experiences. He is thrilled to find himself residing in the Appalachian mountains where he can continue to widen his understanding of all things culinary.

Along this journey of life, he has found himself inspired by many different cultures. From his own families’ traditions to his personal travels, he longs to share what has touched his heart and soul along the way through the medium of food. He eagerly awaits to give you a dining experience that deepens your connection to food, friends, and family.

Cuisines & Events: American, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Breakfast/Brunch, Carribean, Farm to Table, Holiday, Latin, Local, Mexican, 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