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Chef Derricka Clayton

Private Chef In Dallas

4.8/ 5
Chef Derricka Clayton

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Expressive Culinary Artist who puts a Modern Spin on Classic Cuisine

I used cooking as a form of expression and continued to study and perfect my craft. For years I wouldn't cook for people as I was too shy, but as I continued to acquire more friends and co-workers, cooking for them was my way of showing love.​

In January 2019, I experienced tragedy where my ex-husband/co-parent of my autistic daughter passed away unexpectedly. Then 2 weeks after that, I lost my job. I was in the darkest mental space in my life, just very depressed, not sure what was in store for my new normal. I prayed over my entire situation and asked God for guidance. Shortly thereafter, I have stepped out on faith to share my passion, "My vision of food..." with fellow food lovers who enjoy quality "dope" mealz​.

I wanted to learn as much about my craft as possible and be a subject matter expert of my passion, so I enrolled myself at Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in April 2019 and obtained my culinary degree trained in all Cooking & Baking Techniques specializing in Unique Plating, World Cuisines, Farm to Table and completed an extensive Externship which included hands on fine dining and wedding catering experience. I proudly graduated with High Honors at the top of my class in June 2o2o. 

Since then, I have been under the mentorship of Chef Kevin Johnson, Dallas Top Black Wedding & Events Chef/Caterer to become his protegé and our very own Top Chef All Star, Master Chef Tiffany Derry to help guide me into creating my own culinary lane. 

I now specialize in Private Dining Experiences, Spectacular Catering Services, Convenient In-Home Personal Chef Services and Traveling Chef Services to accomodate the needs of all my clientele. I continue to share my culinary knowledge and experiences with up and coming chefs, while placing my unique thumbprint in the industry. Much more is definitely yet to come and I encourage you to support my journey.

My services

As a Private Chef, I can offer you:

Personal Chef

Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Dallas.


I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Dallas. You name it!

Full-time Chef

A longer stay in Dallas? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!

Tupperware meals

If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Dallas, count me in.

Chef Derricka's reviews

4.8/ 5

Chef Derricka did a great job. Very personable and provided great food with a memorable experience. We will definitely use her again.

Sara Thomas - May 23 2022

4.7/ 5

Our dinner was amazing! It was a great experience. I would highly recommend trying this for a special occasion.

Vickie Ikner - Dec 17 2021

5/ 5

Danika was an excellent chef. She was very professional and the presentation was excellent. I would definitely use her request her again.

A Rappold - Jun 29 2021

4.8/ 5

Chef Derricka was excellent. She was on time. Her dishes not only looked great but also tasted amazing. I would definitely book her again. It was a pleasure having her.

Bryant Daley - Jun 04 2021

5/ 5

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