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Date: February 10th, 2021

How One Business Owner Has Made a Difference to Chefs in a Struggling Industry

A private chef catering company, Food Fire + Knives was born from the spark of growing demands in the accessible and affordable on-demand private dining services has now dived into the struggling restaurant industry in efforts to provide chefs job security. 

Spearheaded by Chef Michael Casciello, the business strives to help local chefs in the pandemic that have lost their jobs to give consistent hours and stable incomes. 

“We know that everyone is missing the restaurant fine dining experience and the quality of food that they can’t replicate at home,” says Michael Casciello, CEO and founder of Food Fire + Knives. “Our goal is to give the people what they want in a safe environment, that is why we have lowered the minimum number of people from six to as small as a party of two people.”

Both accessible and affordable, Food Fire + Knives has had the unique opportunity to provide a solution for both struggling chefs as well as customers who don’t want to miss out on a quality dining experience. Going to a restaurant during the pandemic raises many concerns. There is the added pressure of being exposed to the virus by the staff and fellow customers, as well as limited menu options for many places, all taking away from the restaurant dining experience people want. 

“About 98 percent of our customer base lies in tourism,” says Casciello. “Many of our customers want a private, in-home dining experience while also being able to distance themselves from crowds or other tourists.” Food Fire + Knives allows customers to relish in the opportunity to enjoy restaurant-quality food, from the comfort of their own home. 

Food Fire + Knives creates opportunities for local chefs to have consistent hours and place of work in heavy trafficked tourism areas that have been greatly impacted by the pandemic. They are working with local chefs that were laid off in the recent months from restaurants minimizing its staff. 

One of many examples of how the company is supporting local chefs comes out Asheville N.C. who hired a local chef and helped in transition into a new career. “I was immediately interested in working with Food Fire + Knives after speaking with Michael. What he was able to accomplish already was phenomenal and he did it himself while bringing new chefs on to Charleston and Savannah.” “Food Fire + Knives has given me a platform where I can express what I do best” said Chef Graham, Food Fire + Knives chef. “I really think I have found my niche.” 


About Food Fire + Knives: From its home base of Charleston, Food Fire + Knives debuted as an accessible and affordable on-demand service that offers the ultimate private dining and entertainment experience. Food Fire + Knives connects local expert chefs with dining hosts to create a customized menu for a wide variety of cuisine, from Asian Fusion and French Nouvelle to Lowcountry and Modern American. The best part is, we bring everything including the food, equipment and cleaning supplies. Our culinary chefs will clean and leave without a trace. Food Fire + Knives and private chef experiences, visit their website

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