South Florida Personal Chefs

Personal Chef Directory

Florida East Coast Area Personal Chefs

Chef Heather Aronson-Lutch
My Secret Chef LLC
Serving the Greater Fort Lauderdale Area
Phone: 954-829-3899
Email: heather@mysecretchefheather.com
  • Sit-down Dinners for 2-12
  • Buffet and Hors d’Oeuvres for larger events
  • In Home Meal Service
  • Special Diets
  • Cooking Classes
  • Gift Certificates

Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two, catering small dinner parties, celebrations and events or the convenience of having your own personal chef service; My Secret Chef will do all the work for you while you take all the credit! Specialties include international cuisines while maintaining healthful nutritional guidelines.

Chef Heather is a graduate of the International Culinary School, a Certified Culinarian with the American Culinary Federation (ACF), ServSafe Food Protection Manager certified and fully licensed and insured.

Chef Libby Barrett
Splendid Eats
Serving Palm Beach and Broward County
Phone: 561-289-9088
Email: libby@splendideats.com
  • In Home Meal Service
  • Sit-down Dinners for 2-12
  • Buffet and Hors d’Oeuvres for larger events
  • Special Diets
  • Cooking Classes
  • Gift Certificates

Chef Libby Barrett has decades of experience making people happy and healthy with food. Growing up in the American South and the Mid-Atlantic as well as Canada, she experienced great food and fabulous home cooking. She now carries on the tradition of a long line of dedicated and accomplished chefs.

Chef Libby listens to what busy people need, and she customizes her service to meet each client's food requirements and requests. Along with satisfying comfort foods and classic favorites, her repertoire features world cuisines and current food trends, including vegan and vegetarian, gluten free, organic, anti-inflammatory, low salt, Mediterranean, South Beach, Paleo, and more. She also has extensive experience in kosher kitchens.

Beyond daily dinners, Chef Libby elevates home entertaining and provides a way for families and friends to return to the dinner table, gathering to celebrate life's happy occasions with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.

[photo of Chef Barbara Converse] Chef Barbara Converse
Dining By Design
Serving South Palm Beach & North Broward Counties
Phone: 561-487-6523
Email: barbaraconverse@aol.com
  • In Home Meal Service
  • Special Diets
  • Sit-down Dinners for 2-12
  • Buffet and Hors d’Oeuvres for larger events
  • Cooking Classes
  • Gift Certificates

Barbara Converse is a Certified Personal Chef, and is president of the South Florida Chapter of Personal Chefs. She is a graduate of the New York Restaurant School, and has been working as a professional chef for more than 25 years.

Barbara’s life-long love for the culinary arts began at an early age – with both parents working, preparing dinner was a real family affair. Her first job was in a bakery! Yet it took her another 15 years to figure out she had a passion for cooking and should pursue that as a career. After Culinary School, there were a few restaurant jobs in New Jersey, and in 1984 Barbara moved to Florida and spent the next 7 years at Boca West Country Club. Being a large Country Club with several dining rooms, banquet facilities, a small gourmet dining room, Chef Barbara had the opportunity to work in many areas and continue to grow professionally.

In 1996, Barbara learned about the United States Personal Chef Association and launched Dining By Design, one of South Florida's first Personal Chef businesses. Her first clients were busy professionals who did not have the time to cook, but wanted healthy, nutritious meals. Since that time, Chef Barbara has expanded her business. She still prepares meals for the busy professionals and families, but now also offers dinners for 2 to 25, sit down or buffet, casual or fine dining, as well as catering small events. Gift Certificates can be designed to meet your needs.

[photo of Chef Jill Evans] Chef Jill Evans
Jill's Healthy Cooking
Serving Boca Raton/South Palm Beach County
Phone: 561-482-9121 or 561-376-6424
Email: jillevans816@bellsouth.net
  • In Home Meal Service
  • Special Diets
  • Sit-down Dinners for 2-12
  • Buffet and Hors d’Oeuvres for larger events
  • Cooking Classes
  • Gift Certificates

Jill Evans has been a resident of Boca Raton for twenty years and is former owner and chef of the award winning Culinaria Gourmet Café. “Food and its correlation to health has been my passion forever. As a twenty year Cancer survivor, I have always tried to prepare a healthy diet for myself and my family. After working long hours at my restaurant for many years, I have finally followed my dream of cooking healthy meals for individuals who appreciate homemade recipes that nourish the body and soul.”

Jill is also earning her bachelor degree in Holistic Nutrition to help better serve her clients.