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Chef Derek
Chef Derek

Chef Derek

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Introduction: 17+ years of experience in the fine dining industry as a chef and ready to share my vast knowledge base and expertise to you with cooking classes or preparing a unique menu for your next gathering.

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Hired 121 times

9 similar jobs done near you

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1 employee

18 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Square cash app, Venmo

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

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.

Exceptional 5.0

89 reviews


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Mollie K.

Wedding and Event Catering

I hired Chef Derek to prepare a meal for my sisters bachelorette. From the jump he was extremely responsive and accommodating with my budget. The night of the event Derek prepared our meal at our Airbnb brining with him everything he needed to execute. We had a two course meal - wedge salad & brisket Gnocchi and both were delicious!!! The girls loved the meal and the personalized service. Derek & his partner served us the food & even cleaned up the kitchen. Would hire Derek again in a heart beat!
Apr 1, 2021
Tasia P.

Personal Chef

Thoroughly enjoyed Chef Derek, we celebrated my Sis's Bachelorette wknd and and ended the festivities with a special dinner. The 3 course meal was delicious from beginning to end. I would recommend him for any event, very professional! We dined sufficiently!
Mar 15, 2021
Daryl K.

Wedding and Event Catering

My son's wedding occurred during the giant freeze here in Texas. Chef Derek walked through all the unexpected changes with me and ended up in a venue that had changed 2 days before the wedding as the original venue had broken pipes. Since the new venue had no kitchen he ended up preparing a fabulous dinner for 40 on a propane grill in the parking lot in 30 degrees. Everything turned out perfect and his team was awesome!
Feb 26, 2021
Shana G.

Personal Chef

Chef Derek cooked an amazing meal to help me celebrate my 40th birthday with 4 of my closest friends! He was easy to work with, communicated well, and put together a menu that all of us (fairly adventurous eaters) loved. I would post pictures, but we dug into each of the dishes before we had time to take any! I highly recommend him and I will definitely use him again in the future for any events that require excellent food.
Feb 1, 2021
Isabel R.

Personal Chef

WOW!! If you have the opportunity to hire a personal chef, look no further. Chef Derek didn't just create an incredible meal, he provided us with an amazing experience! Each course was absolutely delicious and truly exquisite. We enjoyed it more than we could've imagined and look forward to hire Chef Derek and his team for future events!!
Jan 29, 2021
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Derek Barragan


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    Pricing varies per event.

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

    Graduate of the Art Institute of Dallas in 2004 17+ years of experience in the fine dining atmosphere

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