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 175 times

2 similar jobs done near you

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2 employees

18 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Square cash app, Zelle

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Jul - Dec

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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

119 reviews


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Katelynn S.

Personal Chef

Chef Derek was amazing! We had him come to our house to surprise my Dad for his 75th birthday and it was nothing short of a phenomenal experience. The food was tasty and high quality and the price point was perfect as well. We would definitely use his services again in the future for any event we have. Not to mention he was super friendly and he was great at communicating. 10/10 recommend!!!
Sep 2, 2021
Walter E.

Wedding and Event Catering

We had lunch for about 100 people on two consecutive days, then a banquet for 125 people on the third night. Everything was perfect. Chef Derek hit my price target with good food, showed up when and where expected, and was very flexible when I had problems or last minute changes. It was a pleasure to work with them. I have a similar event coming up next year and will certainly choose the again.
Aug 20, 2021
Som L.

Personal Chef

Chef Derek was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Went above and beyond my expectations. The food was delicious and we enjoyed everything. Will definitely be using him again for our next event.
Jul 17, 2021
Rachael T.

Personal Chef

Chef Derek worked our company's event for about 25 people and everything was amazing. The food, the presentation, the professionalism - it was all wonderful. We will definitely be working with him again!
Jun 29, 2021
Wendy J.

Wedding and Event Catering

Chef Derek was outstanding for our Rehearsal Dinner. The food was excellent and everyone raved about it. He helped us choose the menu with a tasting, and provided everything perfectly. His fun “can do” attitude made us feel comfortable and excited for the meal in a very stressful time. Thanks Derek and Niki for a wonderful meal kicking off the wedding weekend 💕
May 8, 2021
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Derek Barragan


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

    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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