World-Class Private Chef Agency

When only the best and most qualified chefs will do, come to JK Chef Collection. Our personal chef company is your resource for finding elite professionals to create delicious, healthy and flawlessly prepared food for you and your guests. Whether you’re looking for someone to work daily in your home or to cater a specific private event, we have the exemplary talent you desire.

Our culinary experts know how to make memorable meals using menus from a wide variety of cuisines. Each one takes a keen interest in sourcing the best ingredients to create fresh, seasonal dishes. They’ll elevate your special occasions or regular weeknights with unforgettable fare!

Private Chefs for Parties, Events and Homes

Available on a full-time, part-time or seasonal basis, our chefs are world-class professionals who know how to prepare incredible food for private parties, events and homes. They’re the perfect fit for everything from rooftop receptions to weddings to cocktail hours.

To ensure they are the most skilled and experienced individuals, we not only evaluate each chef’s knowledge of cooking, but also his or her unique passions and skills. Rest assured that the chefs from our agency arrive well-versed in a variety of cuisines and thoroughly vetted through our extensive culinary testing program.

Our Domestic Staffing Division

Sometimes you need more than kitchen help. Our domestic staffing agency specializes in filling a variety of positions. Hire world-class housekeepers, estate managers, drivers and more, knowing the talent will be up to the same standards that define our culinary experts.

Because we understand these employees come into your home on a daily basis, we prioritize trustworthiness and honesty. We not only review all references and conduct background screenings on every candidate, but we also carefully select these staff members for kindness, generosity and a tremendous work ethic. Trust us to supply exactly the individuals who are best suited to adapt to your needs.

World-Class Private Chef Agency

When only the best and most qualified chefs will do, come to JK Chef Collection. Our personal chef company is your resource for finding elite professionals to create delicious, healthy and flawlessly prepared food for you and your guests. Whether you’re looking for someone to work daily in your home or to cater a specific private event, we have the exemplary talent you desire.

Our culinary experts know how to make memorable meals using menus from a wide variety of cuisines. Each one takes a keen interest in sourcing the best ingredients to create fresh, seasonal dishes. They’ll elevate your special occasions or regular weeknights with unforgettable fare!

Private Chefs for Parties, Events and Homes

Available on a full-time, part-time or seasonal basis, our chefs are world-class professionals who know how to prepare incredible food for private parties, events and homes. They’re the perfect fit for everything from rooftop receptions to weddings to cocktail hours.

To ensure they are the most skilled and experienced individuals, we not only evaluate each chef’s knowledge of cooking, but also his or her unique passions and skills. Rest assured that the chefs from our agency arrive well-versed in a variety of cuisines and thoroughly vetted through our extensive culinary testing program.

Our Domestic Staffing Division

Sometimes you need more than kitchen help. Our domestic staffing agency specializes in filling a variety of positions. Hire world-class housekeepers, estate managers, drivers and more, knowing the talent will be up to the same standards that define our culinary experts.

Because we understand these employees come into your home on a daily basis, we prioritize trustworthiness and honesty. We not only review all references and conduct background screenings on every candidate, but we also carefully select these staff members for kindness, generosity and a tremendous work ethic. Trust us to supply exactly the individuals who are best suited to adapt to your needs.

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Most inspirational cuisine for our most inspirational clients

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Meet the JK Team

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Our Philosophy

A Higher Standard of Excellence

We, at JK Chef Collection, believe that in its simplistic form food can be delicious, healthy, and flawlessly prepared. That is why our tean provides world class private chefs for full-time, part-time and seasonal positions as well as for one-time events.  We carefully select chefs from around the world whom are well versed in a variety of cuisines.  We have created an extensive culinary testing program which evaluates each applicant’s knowledge of a variety of cuisines as well as finding their unique passion and talent. Creating the perfect culinary experience for your most unforgettable moments is our passion.

The JK Team

Jack Kelly

FOUNDER

Jack Kelly, founder of JK chef collection, brings over twenty years of placing creative talent in the hospitality and design industry world wide, to the company.

Cata Iglesias

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Cata Iglesias is responsible for business development in North, Central, and South America. She graduated from OTT Educación Superior in Argentina and has been with JK Chef Collection since 2016.

Grant Baker Kelly

DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EVENTS

Grant Baker Kelly graduated from Temple University with a BA in entrepreneurship. He grew up in a culinary family of restaurateurs and has been working in the hospitality industry for the past ten years. He is currently the director of special events for JK Chef Collection.

Lorraine Girard

CULINARY AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Lorraine Girard is the culinary and creative director of JK Collection. Lorraine’s philosophy is that form follows function. This philosophy has served her well in the 100 plus weddings and events she has designed in New York Long Island andd the North fork

Louis Myrick

MANAGING DIRECTOR,
DOMESTICS BEHIND THE PRIVET

Louis Myrick is the managing director of Domestics Behind the Privet. Louis holds a BA degree from NYU. Since 2016, he has focused on new media relations and expanding the Domestics Behind the Privet brand both domestically and internationally. He divides his time between the Hamptons and NYC.

Insights

Over the years, we've met some incredible people, visited some of the most exotic locations and forged loving and lasting relationships which have led us to our ultimate destination. We want to share our experiences with you.

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The Cocktail Hour

The Cocktail Hour

This is the perfect time of day that friends can meet up before dinner to relax with family and friends. The cocktail hour sets the tone for the entire evening. It's a great time for guest to mix and mingle. The origin of the cocktail hour is quite eccentric and of...

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Next Stop: Uruguay

Next Stop: Uruguay

Thanks to our newly forged partnerships, 2016 has been a successful stage of events for JK Chef Collection and our clients.

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Private Chefs for Private Homes

The perfect chef for you. Every day.

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Why Our Chefs?

JK Chef Collection provides exceptional chefs for exceptional clients. Our master chefs are paired with our discerning clients to create the perfect match.

Booking a JK Chef Collection Private Chef

The process of finding a private JK Chef has never been easier. Simply fill out the form outlining your requirements and our culinary director will contact you to discuss specifics.

JK Chef Collection has the ability to pull globally the finest designers and culinary masters to create pure magic.

Private Chefs for Parties & Events

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Plan an Event With JK Chef Collection

Our master chefs provide you with the culinary experience you desire.

Nothing says celebration like having a meal prepared by your own private chef for a night. It’s the ultimate luxury — and a surefire way to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Make your dinner party, wedding, rooftop reception, holiday gathering, cocktail hour or other occasion something special by enjoying delicious, healthy and impeccably prepared food. Whether you are hosting a handful of friends or a crowd of clients, you can’t go wrong with our expertly crafted menus and wow-worthy culinary techniques.

As a company passionate about providing world-class chefs for private homes and parties, JK Chef Collection has made one-of-a-kind, exclusive culinary experiences our specialty. When you work with us, we will provide a top-tier private chef for your celebration who can elevate the tone of your gathering. No event is too small or too large.

Make anything from an intimate dinner for two to a huge corporate gala a bespoke event with our exceptional professional chefs.

 

World-Class Chefs and Gourmet Menus

Choosing JK Chef Collection to provide a personal chef for a dinner party means getting the industry’s highest level of talent to create your feast. In order to make your event truly satisfying, we put a lot of effort into carefully selecting only the best chefs from around the world.

These professionals are thoroughly vetted and tested to ensure they have unique skill and expansive knowledge of a variety of cuisines. More than that, we go to great lengths to uncover their particular passions and talents in order to put those capabilities to work for you.

Whether you are looking for a romantic French dinner, innovative tapas, cozy comfort food or another special dish, our private chefs are up to the task. When you hire a chef for an event through us, your dedicated expert will specially curate a menu to your particular vision, helping you define your occasion with delicious, flawlessly prepared food.

From an Italian-style rooftop reception to a kosher wedding feast, our menus can be made to reflect the region, season or occasion of your choice. Our chefs care about the provenance of ingredients and prepare food to reflect the time of year and geographic location when possible. If ingredients cannot be sourced locally, we work with national and international suppliers.

Your Full-Service Culinary Provider

Whatever your celebration, JK Chef Collection can provide anything and everything you need to create an exceptional event. Let us take care of the menu and meal so you can relax and enjoy yourself. From atmosphere-setting appetizers to show-stopping entrees, desserts and even wine tastings, we do it all.

Working closely with you to determine what you need and desire for the occasion, we aim to impress you and your guests with unforgettable restaurant-level dining quality from beginning to end. Trust the team at JK Chef Collection for artful presentation, incredible cuisine and personalized service to make your occasion a smash success.

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To learn more about working with us on an upcoming event, simply fill out the form outlining your requirements, and one of our culinary directors will contact you to discuss specifics.

Our highly qualified domestics are chosen based on their ability to adapt to the specific needs of each client.

JK Domestic Collection

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About JK Domestic Collection

When you’re looking for the perfect fit for domestic staffing, come to JK Domestic Collection, a division of JK Chef Collection LLC. Our housekeeper staffing agency is a bespoke resource with representation in NYC, The Hamptons, Palm Beach, and Aspen. We provide only the best and most dependable, trustworthy, private staffing. We vet each individual with a thorough process that saves you the daunting and time-consuming task of hunting through applicants.

For the most qualified household help, discerning clients rely on JK Domestic Collection, the private staff agency well-experienced in finding and hiring household staff. Our team specializes in placing exceptionally talented housekeepers, estate managers, drivers, and other domestic staff in the most prominent homes.

Our Methodology

JK Domestic Collection understands the importance of hiring the most honest and trustworthy individuals. After all, these employees come into your home on a daily basis and for many become a part of your extended family. We are not robotic in our selection process. We look at each individual’s personal character. The intangible qualities of kindness, generosity, and tremendous work ethic are the hallmark of our candidate selection. Finally, we review all references and perform background screenings for all of our candidates. Once we are satisfied with our findings we are confident in passing their candidacy on to you.

Contact JK Chef Collection by calling today or filling out an online contact form.

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If you have an inquiry about hiring a private chef in your home or for an event, please get in touch using the form below and we'll get right back to you.

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Our team are standing by to help you decide which of our executive chefs will be best for your event. Let us know the details and we’ll get right back to you.

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