Chef Collective

We’ve had the opportunity to work with local, seasoned chefs looking to break out on their own and take the personal chef route, and we’re excited to introduce this new feature on a consistent basis. Whether you’re looking to plan an intimate dinner or celebration at home, or location of your choice, we can put you in touch with our team of chefs. They can work with you to design a menu specifically for you and your guests, or, offer a tasting menu of their choice if you prefer the element of surprise. Our team facilitates all of the arrangements, including set-up and clean-up, and all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.


Featured Chefs


Chef Kene Izegbu: with over a decade of experience, Kene is a DC native, and formerly Chef de Partie of prestigious establishments such as Kinship/Metier and Napa Valley’s The French Laundry. Kene is also a master in the catering and pastry world. We have featured her for previous promotions and people were thrilled to experience her culinary expertise. Kene is available for private dinners, as well as brunch and holidays. She can also incorporate a cocktail hour and wine pairings into your experience. Check-out more on Kene’s Instagram @keneizegbu



Chef Benjamin “Benny” Grant: DC native who began his culinary career at Bistro Bis on Capitol Hill before attending The Culinary Institute of America in Upstate New York. After graduating, Benny headed to Philadelphia to work for fine dining establishment, Mica, and then returned to DC as Chef de Cuisine at legendary upscale southern restaurant Vidalia. When Vidalia closed, Benny continued to work for Jeffrey Buben at Bistro Bis before transitioning to RARE Steakhouse and Tavern, where he worked his way up to Chef de Cuisine. Benny is available for private dinners, cooking classes, and “A Day with Chef Benny” where you’ll plan a menu together, shop for ingredients, and cook together. He can also include a cocktail hour and wine pairings into your experience. Check-out more on Benny’s Instagram @food4thoughtdmvllc.


Chef Ryan Ross: native of Warrenton, VA, she, along with her husband and two daughters, have recently moved back to Fauquier county after living in Brooklyn, NY and in Washington State. Ryan has been in the realm of bespoke dining and food–centric events for the last 12 years. She grew up in her mother’s organic health food store, The Natural Marketplace, in Warrenton, and attended the Natural Gourmet Institute of NYC, as well as the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Ryan is also a certified Holistic Health Practitioner by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Health supportive, festive, organic, sustainable, foraged and local food is her world! She is a recipe writer, product developer and has consulted for plant-based restaurants in Washington state, New York City, on Little Corn Island, Nicaragua, Munich, Germany, Paris, France, and currently at the Red Fox Inn in Middelburg. Chef Ryan is also a published author of the No-Fuss Cookbook for Newlyweds, was Food Network’s ‘Chopped Champ’ on the episode “Light makes Right,” and co-hosted the finale episode, as well as the Thanksgiving special, of Joel Gamoran’s first and second season of SCRAPS on the A&E network. Check-out more on Ryan’s Instagram @thechefryanross.


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