Talented Chef Markell presents his author's project “Private Chef and Catering Service”. More than 10 years of experience in various gastronomic projects and restaurants. Worked with Italian, French, Spanish, Mediterranean, American, Mexican, Slavic and other cuisines. Markell shaped his style by learning from the best of Chefs who have dedicated their lives to a great cause. Patience, diligence and love for work, these are the qualities that characterize the Chef. Continuing to collaborate with major projects, Universal Studios, Casino Chains, Wolfgang Puck and others, Markell and his team continue to feed and delight gastronomy lovers in and around Los Angeles. High quality service and incredible taste - this is what you are guaranteed!
Chef Ayo Cherry
I grew up working in my auntie's restaurant "South Side Diner," in Tallahassee, Florida. I still remember what it was like going there everyday, how she knew everyone's orders as soon as they walked in. She knew their names, their kids, hell she knew if they weren't supposed to eating the fried foods anymore. That's how I learned southern hospitality.
Fast forward about 15 years and thanks to a referral from a chef and a great steak I became the private chef for Lil Wayne, officially landing my first celebrity client. From there I have cooked for people I could only imagine. Travis Barker, Da Baby, and a few others. In addition to my clients I create recipes and videos on Buzzfeed and I won Supermarket Stakeout on Food Network!
Chef Keven Alan Lee, also known as “Cheven” amongst his patrons and associates, is an internationally recognized culinary mastermind who is revolutionizing the catering industry, one event at a time! Cheven specializes in internationally inspired cuisine with a focus on a modern farm to table approach. His creations are an eclectic version of Classical French Mediterranean with strong Pacific Rim and Asian influences. The presentations and the combination of flavors are simply breathtaking. Previously, Cheven owned and operated My World on a Plate, and is now running CKL Events catering and events based in Los Angeles, California.
German Certified Master Chef Andreas Roller worked at Michelin Starred Restaurants and Luxury Hotels in England, Australia, Germany, Dubai, Austria and Japan. Before taking over Culinary Operations at the Jonathan Club in 2020 he was the Executive Chef at Patina Restaurant at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Chef Grace is a “community-taught” pop up fanatic. The diverse kitchens, fresh menus and dynamic teams are reminiscent of the family style cooking that influences her Island/fusion cuisine. After spending a year learning the art of butchery from the master butchers at McCall’s Meat & Fish, she ventured into cooking privately, and later - publicly! She has worked with local stars the likes of Pyet DeSpain, Nyesha Arrington, Rashida Holmes (to name a few), and had a stint as the interim head chef for a new Los Feliz restaurant. She is making her independent debut as the headlining chef for the DTLA dinner club’s season finale!
Raina Poré of Detroit, MI, is currently based in Los Angeles and has been servicing the greater Los Angeles area through her company, Poré Private Chefs LLC, for the last 6 years. She got her start working in the entertainment Industry as an Artist and Songwriter, which is how she built her network of clients. Raina is known for her quick-witted personality , attention to detail, and her ability to work well under pressure, all while creating mouthwatering dishes with a Southern-Style approach.
As a self- taught Chef, Raina takes pride in facing challenges head on, being committed to her craft and constantly learning new techniques. Her love for creating & experimenting with flavors has led to her new sought-after business venture, an all-purpose seasoning blend, called TASTE.
Growing up, Chef Raina spent a lot of time in the kitchen, helping her grandparents and working in their family restaurant to gain knowledge and experience. While she loves to host & bring people together for a great time, cooking has always been second nature to her. Most of Raina’s best dishes are attached to her favorite childhood memories & some stemming from her experiences while traveling the US, in pursuit of other creative endeavors, Chef Raina is always eager to expand her pallet. She believes each plate is a canvas and gives the opportunity to pair art with her food. Her passion and dedication has led to her cooking for young music industry professionals and well-known industry vets. Raina has truly created a lane for herself as a superstar Chef. She is currently writing her first CookBook, which will be available in the near future.
Chef Sara Frost is the founder and head-chef of ‘Spooning With Sara’. Growing up in a family full of food lovers, packed kitchens and tons of fun parties, Sara has always had a knack for gathering friends and family together around food and fun. It was her instinctual love for bringing people together that led her in 2018 to launch, ‘Spooning With Sara’ into the full-service event making business that it is today.
Spooning With Sara’ has since grown to include weekly meal-delivery services (for 17+ weekly clients), ticketed pop-up dinner series, full-scale event catering/production, recipe development, brand partnerships, private-chef work and event planning. She has also worked internationally, but is currently based in Los Angeles and works in LA and NY.
Pyet DeSpain is a Native American and Mexican American award winning social media and traveling private chef. She is the first winner of Gordon Ramsay's new groundbreaking TV show, Next Level Chef on Fox. In 2021, Pyet was named seventh best private chef in Los Angeles by Entrepreneur Magazine. Her life's work is dedicated to creating Indigenous Fusion Cuisine where she combines the food of heritage - both Native American and Mexican American. Pyet's passion is to uplift indigenous culture and traditions via storytelling, traveling and cooking from the soul. Check out her website - pyetsplate.com