John Fravel Private Chef & Catering
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Jul - Dec
Private Chef Events
Personal Chef - Atlanta 2017
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American - casual,
American - formal,
Mexican / Latin American,
Chef John was truly remarkable. Honestly, I was a bit skeptical at first given that it was my first time booking on thumbtack and my first time hiring a personal chef. My worries were sure put to ease with John's responsiveness and willingness to bring my idea to fruition. We were beyond pleased and plan to book him again in the future (already passed his contact information to a friend). John, thank you for your tasty food and fun personality. We had a great time!Oct 14, 2019VerifiedJohn Fravel Private Chef & Catering's reply
Thank you Nadia. It was my pleasure and I look forward to talking to you again.
Fantastic! Thats a one word description of Chef Johns feast that he prepared for my 50th birthday dinner for me and five guests. From first contact until the end of dinner, John made me feel like I was his only concern. We started in April for a May event. He offered a variety of menu options until we agreed on the perfect selection for the celebration. John even offered suggestions for wine pairings. John wanted to make this dinner a memorable event. Believe me, I will always remember my 50th birthday festivities. On the night of the celebration, Chef John and his son Jake arrived on time. The food had minimum on-site preparation, but was extraordinary. Jake served each course and Chef John would then describe each of the five courses. Talk about five star dining at home! We started with a fresh Savannah shrimp in sweet and tangy barbeque sauce oh Johns creation and worked our way to a great Triple chocolate cake with vanilla crème Anglaise. I would gladly recommend Chef John to anyone who wants a personal touch with a flare of elegance. I strongly believe he is a great cook and a very nice person. It was so nice to have a great dining experience and not having to worry about preparation or clean up. We did have one piece of stemware break by accident. Chef John reimbursed me.(You know, it's not a party until a wine glass gets broken.) Everyone enjoyed our dinner that night! Thank you John!Jun 2, 2014Verified
Event Catering (Drop-off)
Mr. Fravel catered the annual pre Christmas dinner for my family. What I liked most about the experience was the ease at which Mr. Fravel was able to supply an amazing menu option that met my price point and expectations for the type of cuisine I was interested in providing for this gathering. He was professional, easy to work with and the process from start to finish was seamless. The food was INCREDIBLE (As an aside, I love to cook and enjoy preparing meals for my own events. Therefore, I can be quite particular when it comes to food) . Everyone at the event raved about the quality of the food and most importantly the taste. Each dish was seasoned to perfection and there was more than enough food to accommodate my party of 16 people. We had a lot of left overs! My husband and I will be using him in the near future and I encourage all individuals looking for great food by a personal chef to utilize his services. You won't find a better deal in the city! Thank you again, Mr. Fravel. We look forward to working with you soon!Dec 21, 2016Verified
John just prepared a 50th Anniversary dinner for my wife and myself during this pandemic lockdown. We made special arrangements with him to avoid health issues. He was a pleasure to work with and the food was prepared to perfection. I would highly recommend him for those in need of a great chef.May 31, 2020VerifiedJohn Fravel Private Chef & Catering's reply
Ken, Thank you so much for the kind review. It was my pleasure putting together a wonderful meal for you and your wife's Anniversary. John
Chef John was excellent and food was delicious, everyone loved the experience. I was expecting the food the be prepared on site but it was all already made, final touches and arrange were done in site only, but that didn't take from being fresh and very tasty. Presentation was great and he took the time to explain each plate after it was served, that was a very nice touch, would hire him again.Oct 26, 2019VerifiedJohn Fravel Private Chef & Catering's reply
Elba, Thank you so much for the kind review. I am glad you enjoyed everything. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family as well. Whenever you are back in Georgia, please don't hesitate to call. John
- 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!