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Chef Drake Harper

Personal Chef In Grand Rapids

4.5/ 5
Chef Drake Harper

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!

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 Grand Rapids.


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

Cooking Classes

Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Grand Rapids.

Cooking Show

Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Grand Rapids.

Chef Drake's reviews

4.5/ 5

Chef Drake created a special menu for an 80th Birthday Celebration. It was a multi-generational small family gathering. Everything from the menu suggestions before-hand to the presentation and clean up was outstanding. The food exceeded our expectations. And for the service, quality of food and delicacy of recipes, the price was more than fair. Chef Drake was courteous and unobtrusive. He arrived promptly in the middle of a snow storm although we offered an opportunity to change dates! Our family had time to spend together and focus on the guest of honor with all the details of a sumptuous feast handled to perfection by Chef Drake.

Mary Alice Williams - Nov 20 2022

4.8/ 5

Chef Drake was Incredible. We hired him for a 50th birthday and the experience was wonderful. The food was amazing; everything from the appetizers to the dessert. He prepared the food beautifully and it was so presentable to the eye. Our guests were full when they left and the birthday guest said it was the best birthday of his life. It was such an enjoyable experience for our family to sit back and relax while our meal was being cooked and served. I would recommend chef Drake to anyone and we will definitely be using him again!

Brianna - Oct 25 2022

5/ 5

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

4.2/ 5

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

4.8/ 5

Book your experience with Chef Drake

Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.