Our private chefs love sharing their experience and skill with you!
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Co-founder of HeyChef!, chef Grog grew up in Hyde Park, NY, where he attended the CIA and began his career in kitchens at age 15. Gaining depth of knowledge at Cordon Bleu and La Verenne in Paris, chef Grog applied his talent to local Tahoe establishments Pacific Crest, Le Petit Pier and more. Preparing American, classic French and the world for guests at your table.
A Truckee original, chef Grog and Gary have worked together since 1996. Chef Gary is the co-founder of Best of Tahoe Chefs, which benefits Tahoe Forest Cancer Center programs. He is the original owner of Earthly Delights, Truckee, and Scrumptious Affairs Catering, San Francisco.
Twenty years before the start of HeyChef! in 1996, chef Brian and owner/chef Grog worked shoulder-to-shoulder in private homes of the New York elite. Words fall short when describing the talent, efficiency and style of this exemplary chef. He can place the world on your plate!
This West Coast native joined HeyChef! in 2015, before traveling the world in pursuit of culinary excellence; nearly a dozen countries later he’s back and sharing his passion for seafood and sushi, with an emphasis on sustainable, local and regional ingredients. When he isn’t slicing it up, you can find him flying down his favorite mountain bike trail. Mamasake, Mikuni, Morgan’s Lobster Shack.
This chef from Disney World’s Polynesian Resort has owned/operated three of his own establishments in Hawaii and joined HeyChef! in 2014, adding flavorful art you can sink your teeth into. He is a true gentleman, profient at parties of all sizes.
Motivated by her passion for health and fitness, Sue’s cooking centers around dietary restrictions and nutrition. National Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts, New York. Stella Restaurant, Truckee.
There’s so much to say about this culinary gentleman. He’s not literally on our staff, but his influence is so far reaching he’s practically in every dish we serve. After training in Paris, Chef Jacques moved to the United States, where he worked as a chef in top restaurants, and later as a restaurant owner. He began hosting cooking shows in the 1990s, and in 2001, he won an Emmy Award for a series with Julia Child. He’s written more than 20 books and continues to host shows on PBS.
Throughout his career, Adam’s Philipino and Samoan roots influence his delicious, wholesome cooking which features the best sustainably-sourced produce, seafoods and meats, brightened by unique ingredients and spices from around the world. Chef Adam comes from the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe, Deer Valley, Alaska, and Hawaii.
At age 18, Abi started her hospitality and culinary career at The Breakers in Palm Beach and has been honoring her craft ever since. With over a decade’s experience as a private estate and motor-yacht chef, she knows how to command a kitchen! You’ll notice her passion for organic and sustainable food in every menu and that she feels like family in every home.
Taylor’s chef experience includes a bachelor’s degree in business management. She has a demonstrated knowledge of baking and pastry, menu building, command of flavors and more. Her training under CIA graduates allowed her to work her way up through the ins and outs of the restaurant industry. Since age 16 she pushed herself to be the best chef possible. With a background ranging across many types of cuisine and levels of service, including fine dining and serving as sous chef for Nakoma Resort, she produces quality food and experiences for her clients, every time.
A++ Knive Skills
Chef Jacob has nearly 30 years practical experience and mentorship throughout the greater Reno-Tahoe area. He cheffed at the Manzanita at Ritz Carlton Highlands, with Vail Resorts, and was executive sous chef at West Shore Cafe. Jacob was part of the Charlie Palmer group out of Las Vegas and worked directly under Charlie Palmer, as well as highly acclaimed chef and Jardinier restaurateur, Traci Des Jardin out of San Francisco. He focuses on providing clients with an exceptional, flavorful experience.
“100% All In”
Chef Chris made his mark at Trokay in Truckee before relocating to Reno to serve as executive sous chef for Microsoft. He is accomplished in large catering operations and restaurants, is nationally recognized for his leadership skill and is deeply involved in his community. Wild River Grille earned Reno’s Best Restaurant title while he was executive chef. He is a musician and is fluent in Spanish. Serving clients at HeyChef! is a treat because he loves the chance to cook at small, intimate events where guests can taste his passion for great food and ultimate customer service.
Provincial Street Rat
Chef Remy The Rat
Unknown in the Paris culinary scene until he was discovered in 2007 at legendary Gasteau’s by famous critic Anton Ego.
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