Get to know me better
I love to study and explore culinary history and find lost treasures! My expertise is culinary arts!
I am passionate about all things food! I love to study and explore culinary history and find lost treasures in the library archives, especially Auguste Escoffier and Fernand Pointe. My expertise is culinary arts and business management. My goal is to continue to learn and grow as a chef and to share my knowledge with my staff.
I learned to cook at Secchia Institute for Culinary Education (GRCC) and my secret in the kitchen is mixing up exceptional quality food, service, and hospitality!
I have been a chef instructor in both the Downtown Rapids Market in Michigan and at Sur la Table, now I am ready to bring this knowladge and passion for you!
For me, cooking is...
Exploring culinary history and find lost treasures!
I learned to cook at...
Secchia Institute for Culinary Education (GRCC)
A role model in the kitchen is...
Joachim Splichal, Michael Voltaggio
A cooking secret...
Exceptional quality food, service, and hospitality!
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 Grand Rapids.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Grand Rapids. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Grand Rapids.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Grand Rapids.
Drake'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.
Chef Drake's reviews
Drake Harper was engaging and his dishes were incredible. The best birthday gift for my husband, to-date. Thank you!
Dunya Martin - Aug 04 2022
I wasn't sure what to expect, as I had never done anything like this. But chef Drake made the entire process so enjoyable and easy to understand. From the start, he was very engaging and easy to converse with. He explained all of the dishes and their components very well. It was fun to learn a bit about his background and about him in general. Each dish was cooked to perfection, and the cleanup afterwards was much appreciated. We will definitely be calling on chef Drake for future events.
Aubree Mosby - May 18 2022
He was a very knowledgeable chef. He was nice to talk with during and after the meal.
We recommend him.
Robert M Kern - Oct 01 2020
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Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.