Where do I begin?

I have a long and interesting story, but at the heart of it – I am a dynamic chef with Midwestern roots who has been cooking my whole life.

I grew up in Iowa sitting down with my family every night for dinner, no matter how busy our schedules were.  My mother and grandmothers on both sides were excellent cooks and I was blessed with a childhood surrounded by plenty of delicious food to eat.

I started working in restaurant kitchens when I was 14 and never looked back.  I took my first Executive Chef position at age 22 before moving to New York City to work for the Momofuku restaurant group (Ma Peche in Midtown and Ssam Bar in the East Village).

After several years in NYC, I moved to New Jersey with my wife (who is an amazing pastry chef!) to start a family.  In New Jersey, I’ve worked for the leading natural and organic retail market in the country (Whole Foods Market) on their leadership team as well as five years with Fossil Farms – an industry trailblazing sustainable meat company.

Through it all, the most tangible experience gained in my time in New Jersey was with 7+ years of being with Laurence Craig Catering – boutique catering company specializing in private dinners and events throughout New Jersey, New York City, the Hamptons, and Connecticut.  That is where I fell in love with creating amazing dining experiences for people from the comfort of their own homes.

In March of 2021, I took another big leap and started my own personal chef business specializing in private dinner parties and customized meals for busy families during the week.

To inquire about a custom tailored dinner party or to discuss family meal solutions, please use the Contact tab.


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