Get to know me better
A young passionate chef who makes upscale down-home food.
I am an avid food lover who spends just as much time reading about dishes and food history as I do working in kitchens and doing private events. I stepped down as the executive chef of 1815 Tavern last year to help my family open a little bar but COVID put a hold on that. So here I am trying keep things interesting for myself while also trying to pay the bills and hopefully help my parents open their bar.
Before COVID though I was running a private supper club and cooking in private residences on the side. Even more so now than ever I strive to provide a fun and comforting dining experience for people in the safty of their own home. You can find me working here on TakeAChef, or under my BDA 'Hearthstone' where I have several private clients and also do small event catering.
Being self taught with an affinity for finer things I specialize in upscale downhome cooking: Modern and Historical American food with some Italian, Asain, and Mediterranean cuisines thrown in built on French techniques.
Link to my personal chef business:
For me, cooking is...
A reason to gather with those we love and those we just met; to slow down a bit and take in the world around us.
I learned to cook at...
At home and on the job. Being the oldest sibling in a working class home I made dinner most nights. 'Better Homes and Gardens' was my first chef.
A role model in the kitchen is...
There are too many but a few are Dan Barber, Matty Matheson and Francis Mallmann.
A cooking secret...
Just being me. Putting lots of love into my food for the sake of good food, people deserve that. And coffee. Lots of coffee.
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 Kent.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Kent. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Kent.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Kent.
Johnathan'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 Johnathan's reviews
Chef Johnathan provided a memorable evening. The menu and communication leading up to the event were professional and exceptional in every way. The chef’s menu showed artistry and creativity and he demonstrated great pride in his work. Finally, his detailed explanations really drew us into the culinary experience. I would highly recommend.
Matthew Schatt - Sep 13 2021
John was great! This was our first time doing this and he made the whole experience easy and relaxed. His food was delicious and we really enjoyed it. We would definitely hire him again.
Alexis Humberson - Mar 08 2021
Jonathan gave us a fantastic 5-course dining experience. He got to our house about 5.5 hours early to prepare. He talked with us, answered any question we had, and was very respectful and helpful throughout the whole night.
The food was amazing, and the preparation & explanation of each plate made the experience A+
Seth Coelen - Feb 02 2021
Johnathan was professional, punctual and VERY easy to work with. He did a great job coordinating and everyone enjoyed his meal. The portion size was huge and everyone was really impressed with his professionalism and the level of quality of food. I would DEFINITELY hire him again to help us with a family event.
Anna Davis - Jun 19 2020
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