Get to know me better
I am a charismatic chef that makes food fun and approachable!
Hi, I’m David Welch. I’m a personal chef and small private party caterer. I’ve been in the food industry for over 10yrs! I trained professionally at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School in San Francisco, CA. I honed my skills in restaurants and kitchens both in San Francisco and Chicago. Most notably; Wayfare Tavern (Food Networks, Tyler Florence-San Francisco), 1760 Polk St. (San Francisco), Girl and the Goat (Top Chef Winner, Stephanie Izard-Chicago), The Chopping Block Cooking School (Chicago).
My love for food came at a young age. I grew up outside of Detroit where I learned about the joys of food and cooking through my grandparents. I used to pick beans, tomatoes and greens with my grandfather in his backyard. He showed me how to transform these ingredients into great comforting dishes and family traditions. This sparked my interest in food and I have been cooking for family, friends and dinner parties ever since.
For me, cooking is...
One of the greatest forms of self-expression and love. Food is the window to the world and I love sharing it with others.
I learned to cook at...
I first learned how to cook with my grand parents and later trained professionally at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School in San Francisco, CA.
A role model in the kitchen is...
My role models in the kitchen would be my grandparents. I learned farm to table cooking from them.
A cooking secret...
Treat ingredients with respect and don't over complicate it! Just have fun!
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Chicago.
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Chicago.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Chicago.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Chicago, count me in.
David's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Book your experience with Chef David
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.