Chef Timothy Jordan, A private/personal chef who shops fresh every day, prepares dishes in his clients’ kitchens and labels and dates custom meals with instructions that can be ready within an hour. This month, he celebrates his 7th year in business.
How did you get started and what does your business entail?
“I received my culinary arts degree from Johnson and Wales University in Denver. Prior to opening my own business, I worked in [various] hotels, restaurants, catering, wine bars, assisted living communities, and cooking schools. My most requested services are diet plans with weekly meal services for families, those working full-time, busy couples, clients with health issues, and professional athletes—as well as those who have specific restrictions [dairy free, gluten free, etc.].
The most popular dishes tend to be from my Southwest fusion and Italian cuisines, such as my eggplant parmesan and enchilada casserole. I also offer services for in-home dinners and parties that can be plated for buffet events.”
Why is Denver a great place to live and work?
“I was born in Denver but was raised in Evergreen, Colorado. I have lived in the mountain areas of Colorado, as well as Maine. I ended up back in Colorado and decided on Littleton as a centralized Denver-Metro area to be able to serve multiple counties. This is where I reside with my wife and two daughters.”
What advice would you give someone who aspires to follow in your footsteps?
“The advice I would give someone looking to start their own private chef business is to shadow and interview a successful chef to see how the process works. I really love being a chef! I like being creative and artistic with food, and I enjoy helping those achieve a healthier balanced lifestyle. I also enjoy providing new and interesting meals that people may not otherwise try.”
Edit by Kerrie Lee Brown
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