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Chef J
Washington | | Professional
Specialty Cuisines: American, BBQ, Soul Food/Southern (US), Spanish, Thai
Vetted Experiences: Private Chef, Personal Chef, Cooking Class, Corporate Event, Catering, Chef Consultancy

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How did you start your journey?

My cuisine is inspired from my travels both local and abroad. I gain inspiration from the classics and re-imagine them in fantastic ways.

Where is your cuisine inspired from?

I have become synonymous with great food! I am a successful private chef and motivational speaker based in the DC metro area, as well as serving clients globally. I have created my own personal style by mixing my love of food with that of techniques from some of the best chefs in the country and beyond. I have been a self-taught chef for the past few years and am a regular culinary contributor on Fox and Friend’s Morning Show. I have also made appearances on Neighborhood Chef and ABC’s The Chew. My accomplishments include “Crowd Favorite” at The Travel Channel’s Fiery Foods Challenge, winner of the DC local competition of Top Chef for Love Night Club and a Season 4 Contestant on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay! I have provided my culinary services to the likes of Jill Scott and have toured the world with Lady Gaga. Additionally, I speak to youth about achieving their dreams and mastering their craft.


Sous chef | Marcus Samuelsson American Table | 2011 - 2013
70 seats

Owner | Entree Metropolitan Catering | 2010 - Now
Social, corporate


Sous Chef | Restaurant Associates/ Compass Group | 2011 - 2013
Grand opening team member for 2 (now) multi-million dollar restaurants in New York city.

Owner | Entree Metropolitan Catering | 2010 - Now
Boutique catering company in Washington DC with a specialty in corporate catering.

What is your Cancellation Policy?

Moderate - Full refund up to 1 week before the event, 50% refund up to 2 days prior to event, except Foodie Service fees

What languages do you speak?


How far can you travel?

500 kms

Foodie Leigh | 5.0

Chef J was terrific! Gracious, polite, friendly - and an amazing chef! We had a terrific experience with Chef J and will look forward to working with him, and ChefXChange ...

Foodie Marcus | 4.8

We highly enjoy having JM over every two weeks - he cooks us a meal and teaches our twelve year old - who LOVES working with him. Great experience! Highly ...

Foodie Kayla | 5.0

Chef J had a great attitude and positive engagement with me and my guests. His food was delicious. I will go anywhere he is cooking chicken thighs!! We could not ...

Foodie Priya | 3.7

Chef J was kind and very professional. He arrived on time, and cleaned up and also brought a server to assist in the event. The overall experience was great, but ...

Foodie Aaron | 5.0

I truly cannot say thank you enough about the Mr, Foodtastic (Chef J ) experience. Chef J truly created pot poetry in our kitchen and made my birthday one to ...

Foodie Paula | 5.0

Chef J was awesome! From the preparing to the presenting, he was friendly, fun and knows his food! His ravioli was incredible as was the rest of the food. He ...

Foodie Deyon | 4.8

The food was amazing. Chef J was very informative and professional. My husband truly enjoyed the experience and he is a picky eater. Working with Chef J to create a ...