In Washington, DC, a private chef service launched in 2020 during the city's 3rd annual Private Chef Week. If you didn't know, Private Chef Week has been one of the only events celebrating the art and science of the private chef and the only seven day curated series designed for chefs, restauraunteurs, and your everyday foodie. It's been a public and private playground for foodie bloggers and up and coming chefs. Though you may recognize some of the names that have also dropped in to Private Chef Week over the years including: Chopped's Kenneth Temple and Lauren Van der Pool and well as Hell's Kitchen's Rock Harper and Kitchen Cray's JR Robinson.
With DC known as one of the most diverse and sought-after destinations for good food and sophistication, the nation's captial seemed like the place for a startup as cool as this one. So here's our list of Things You Need To Know About Chef X Concepts from 1 to 6 in no particular order:
1. The founder of Chef X Concepts is a black woman. Period.
2. The company launched with little to no capital until it finally received a $15,000 investment from a local real estate developer in 2019.
3. Before the company officially launched last September the founder and her partners would host small tastings with chefs around the city and invite friends to try out the concept for free.
4. At its inception the company was called Homemade but changed before introducing itself to the public.
5. The company prides itself on its ability to eliminate price negotiating. It is the only private chef service that operates on a fixed price model that changes based on the guest count not the menu type. So regardless of the chef, you pay the same price which creates fair competition.
6. The company began in 2017 and waited 4 years to publicly release its first series of chefs online.
More information can be found at www.chefxconcepts.com.