John Fravel Private Chef & Catering
John Fravel Private Chef & Catering

John Fravel Private Chef & Catering

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Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$90/person
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Introduction: Chef John Fravel has over 35 years of experience as a private chef and caterer, and consistently delivers exceptional food and flavor. He has over 200 5-Star reviews and is known for being incredibly easy-going and a delight to work with. John has worked extensively with political figures and celebrities, generating repeat and referral business consistently. John's favorite part of his work is seeing people's eyes light up when they taste the food he has prepared. Contact us today to begin planning your event!
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Hired 252 times

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4 employees

41 years in business

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Cash, Check, Credit card, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

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Chris M.
May 6, 2022
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Chef John and his team were nothing short of amazing. We hired him to prepare a private dinner and he came up with a delicious multi-course menu to rave reviews. His scallops in phyllo with parmesan cream was a delight to the tastebuds, and his grilled shrimp cocktail had peaches and herbs from his own personal garden. He truly cares about the quality of his food. When we originally spoke it was winter, and when we spoke again it was spring. He patiently went through the menu with us and made the changes so that we could have the best of what was in season. That level of care and professionalism was greatly appreciated. His team was also punctual and worked cleanly. The communication with him and his team was fast and easy. Chef John himself is super friendly and easygoing. We highly recommend John Fravel Private Chef & Catering. Book them for your next special event - it is truly a great experience!

Details: Date night • 2 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

John Fravel Private Chef & Catering's reply
Chris & Phoebe, Thank you so much for your review. It was our pleasure, and a real joy to work with you as well. John
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Mackenzie T.
Mar 6, 2022
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Chef John was great! We had such a great experience with having a personal chef and he made the best meal. We were so impressed. Highly recommend!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • American - casual • Mexican / Latin American • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

John Fravel Private Chef & Catering's reply
Mackenzie, Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure meeting you and all of your guests. I am so glad everyone enjoyed themselves and the Private chef experience. We enjoyed it very much as well. John
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Stacey G.
Jan 26, 2022
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This was a wonderful experience for my stepparents - to have a personal chef prepare a meal for them and friends at home. Menu choices were fabulous. Both couples enjoyed it thoroughly and wanted his contact information for future reference. Highly recommend.

Details: Regular meal • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

John Fravel Private Chef & Catering's reply
Stacey, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a pleasure meeting your step parents and I am so glad they enjoyed the evening. John
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Kristen M.
Feb 27, 2022
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We had Chef John cater a party of 25 for us. The menu he designed was perfect and was very flexible on our dietary preferences. People loved the food and asked for the contact info! I was happy we could serve such great food and not just order the same old thing off a catering menu, it was special and all presented perfectly.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 21 - 35 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Southern • Meal delivered • Only once • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

John Fravel Private Chef & Catering's reply
Kristen, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was our pleasure. John
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William T.
Feb 13, 2022
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We had a wonderful experience with Chef John. He responded immediately to our request, prepared a wonderful meal for my daughter's 30th birthday party. The food was excellent! We will definitely ask Check John to cater a future event for us.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • French • American - formal • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal delivered • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

John Fravel Private Chef & Catering's reply
William, It was a pleasure meeting you and your family, and I am so glad everyone enjoyed themselves and the dinner. I look forward to working with you in the future. John
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Customers pay a 50% deposit for the event to reserve the date and to purchase the food. Balance is due the date of the event. We do not charge travel fees, and gratuity is at the discretion of the customer.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I offer a suggested menu based on their request, and then ask for their input to start a dialogue. I stay in touch so that they are assured their party will go exactly as they want it to.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    -John is 2019 ServSafe Manager certified. -John has been a chef for 37 years. -John is a U.S. Navy Veteran. -John is an Eagle Scout!

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