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Award Winning Chef John will dazzle your guest with culinary delights and exquisite service
Award-winning Chef John Procacci has been a professional chef in the Orlando area for over 25 years and has a reputation of excellence. He has a gift for culinary arts and loves serving delicious healthy cuisine.
During his career, he has won numerous culinary awards for his healthy spa-inspired cuisine and has been a featured chef in Health, Self & Newsweek Magazines. Originally from Orlando, FL, Chef Procacci began his career while serving in the United States Navy from. While serving in the Navy, he toured the world and quickly ascended from assistant cook to the Captain's Private Chef.
With an honorable discharge he was hired as Chef Tournade at Arthur's 27 (5 star - 5 diamond restaurant) than quickly advanced to the first "Spa-Chef" at Disney's Buena Vista Palace Resort and Spa. As Spa Chef he developed healthy recipes and taught cooking techniques to chefs; so Disney's guest could have a healthy dinning alternative. He was than recruited In 1997, as the Executive Chef for a natural food restaurant chain.
With eight locations, Chamberlin's was the largest organic gourmet deli operation in Florida. In 2001, he launched an Organic Whole Foods Cooking School, teaching a hands on approach to healthy cuisine. From there he started Healthy Chef Creations (first national organic prepared meal distributer), and was the Culinary Director for almost 12 years. After selling the business in 2013, he now enjoys being a private chef for hire in the Central Florida area.
FOOD Network - Awarded "Best Taste" Florida Chefs 2001
HEALTH Magazine - Featured Chef Awarded "Best Taste" 2009
NEWSWEEK Magazine - Featured Chef Awarded "Best Taste" 2007
SELF Magazine - Featured The Healthy Chef 2009
USA TODAY - Featured "Glutten Free" Chef
Orlando Magazine - Featured Healthy Chef, Healthy Eating Article along with Dr. OZ (see below) 2008
Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine 2009- Featured Chef, Wellness Articles
SPIRIT Magazine - Featured Healthy Chef 2011
Road & Travel Magazine - Featured Chef
Chanel 6 NEWS - Cooking Class on Weight Loss Link to Video
Earth Times Magazine- Featured Organic Chef
Orlando Sentinel - Featured Chef 2005
Golden Palm Award - 1999, 2000, & 2001
The Foodie Award “Best Vegetarian” 2000, 2001
The Best of Orlando “Best Vegetarian” 1999, 2000, 2001
FOX NEWS - On-going Healthy Lunch Cooking Segments
Food Magazine “First Spa Chef” at Walt Disney Buena Vista Palace 1997
Received celebrity endorsements from NBA stars Grant Hill, Shaquille O'Neal, and professional golfer David Leadbetter.
USN Admiral Award of Excellence while Captains Private Chef, 1991
Nutrition and Wellness, American Health Science University
AA Degree in Hospitality Management
AA Degree in Culinary Arts School, United States Navy
For me, cooking is...
Serving my guest and watching them have a great culinary experience.
I learned to cook at...
Arthur's 27 - 5 Star / 5 Diamond Restaurant
A role model in the kitchen is...
To be the best I can be.
A cooking secret...
Fresh quality organic farm to table ingredients
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 Kissimmee.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Kissimmee. You name it!
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Kissimmee.
John'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 John
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.