“If you are looking for an awesome experience in having a personal chef come into your home and cook the most delicious meal for you and friends/guests, this is the place to contact. We entertained out of town guests for a fun evening and had a blast with the personal chef we had. Highly recommend this service offered by this business. I will do thus again in a heartbeat.”-Deb O.
“What a wonderfully fun and informative evening we spent with Mike and Liz! We were treated to a sumptuous Southern Cuisine meal which we helped prepare as we learned some great food preparation tips. Chef Mike's affable and approachable demeanor set the tone for a thoroughly enjoyable experience and his culinary proficiency was top notch! Liz's quiet confidence and able organizational skills made sure all the chef's needs were met as well as ours. We highly recommend "Food Fire + Knives" and look forward to having another opportunity to engage their services!”-Beth G.
“Fabulous fun and fantastic food from Mike and Kappa! They made us the best Asian dinner - lots of interesting stories and cooking tips. What a joy to have such a talented chef making dinner in your own kitchen!”-Linda S.
“Alessandro and Mike were so great!!! Those fried chickpeas, zoodles, chicken, salmon Yummm!! The guys were so professional and FUN. Highly recommended.”-Lindsey K.
“If you are in the Charleston area, be sure to take a class from Mike! He is incredibly knowledgeable, patient (there were nine of us!) and made cooking so much fun! We chose a Mexican/taco theme and learned how to cook several different types of tacos as well as a seriously amazing guacamole dip! Thanks, Mike, for an awesome night!”-Peyton B.
“Amazing food for one night, lots of fun and a lifetime of better food....what's not to like! But more important than my new found cooking style was Mike's ability to make us laugh. Not sure if it was Mike's stories or our cooking skills, but we were laughing and having fun all night. My cooking is much better but the best part of the night was the memorable experience Mike created for my friends and I.”-Charlie M
“I didn't realize that there is an endless array of taco flavors until I met Mike and his assistant Jordan. Extreme passion and knowledge of the culinary art and to top it off they are really fun to hang out with for the evening.”-Jennifer B.
“Best food, great service. Highlight of our vacation. Wonderful.”-Leslie C.
“Such a fun night and took away a lot of great cooking techniques from Mike and Jordan. Fun, personable and the food was amazing!”-Alicia H.
“We highly recommend Mike's cooking workshops. He is knowledgeable, patient, and fun. My daughter and I took the Basics class, which was helpfulful for both of us. I am excited to use the techniques we learned today. Thanks Mike and Jordan!”-Heather O.
“The food was amazing and Mike was wonderful to work with! We had a blast!!!”-Halley F.
“Chef Michael was wonderful! We hired him for a ladies beach weekend and it was a fun filled evening with lots of great teaching and delicious food! He brought everything to the house and worked with the space we had in the kitchen. I’m planning on hiring him again when I return to Charleston. Highly recommend!”-Ann S.
“Loved our evening with chef(s) Michael. We had a group of 12 girls and chose a Mexican theme with a variety of gourmet tacos, rice and beans. They exceeded our expectations & made things both easy and delicious - all we had to do was eat & enjoy! Will absolutely recommend & hope to see you all again soon! Thanks”-Mary M.
“We did the Chef Now in home experience with Italian chef Allessandro. What an awesome experience and the food Allessandro prepared was second to none. He was very fun and unselfish answering questions we had. May have been the highlight of our month long Charleston visit this year. We're going to do it again when we have special guests in the area.”-Dwight O.
“Mike and his team was amazing! They provided the requested food and cookware, were extremely patient in answering all of our questions and made cooking so much fun! i highly recommend them for any size group and any occasion!”-Google review
“Wonderful fundamentals of cooking class. Got to learn different cooking methods for a delicious chicken potato and veggie dish. I will only make mashed potatoes their way (the right way) from now on!”-Brian
“Chef Michael is very personable and and the food was incredible. We are still talking about his avocado ice cream and tuna tartare, and those were not even the main courses (which was also delicious). We will definitely be having him back and our guests requested his contact information too. I highly recommend him.”-Whitney L.
"Mike and his team did a great job feeding our bachelorette party of 11! Everything was set up, the food was delicious and the company was great."-Lindsey C
"Michael and Jordan put on a wonderful show for us ! We learned a lot and had a great time during the event. The tuna tartar is divine. Thank you for sharing your recipes and talent. Looking forward to another event soon.”-Sybil H.
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Born and raised in a small village in southern Italy, Alessandro Pepe began cooking with his mother at a young age. Growing up on a small farm, he learned the art of cooking from scratch with the freshest ingredients. Alessandro’s first job in a restaurant was in London, where he began as a dishwasher at night while attending school during the day to learn English....