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Life & Work with Dave K. Chandler II

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dave K. Chandler II.

Hi Dave, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I’m a self-taught Chef, born and raised in STL. I’ve loved cooking ever since I was young. It’s always been a hobby and a talent! With the help and motivation from family and friends, I started up my Private Chef Service about five years ago. I started off selling and delivering different prepared meals locally every Sunday. Switching up the menu weekly, I was able to be creative, perfect my craft, as well as challenge myself. Quality and consistency are some things I’ve always valued. My following grew majorly through word of mouth as well as social media. Eventually, people wanted more food… from personal pans to party pans!

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
The road has been long and curvy. But smooth nonetheless. Being an entrepreneur, you wear so many different hats, which can make things overwhelming when you want to focus on your craft. That in addition to stepping out of my social comfort zone, are a few struggles I have.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I love feeding people. It’s so gratifying. I’m also a creative at heart, so it’s beautiful to be able to create and provide delicious meals with my hands. I thrive at going the extra mile and being apart from the rest. I want you to be able to remember every bite! With my Private Dining services I will arrive at your event space to craft a FULL COURSE DINNER. A total one of a kind experience. I will also provide BEAUTIFUL DECOR, A CALM ATMOSPHERE, and FULL SERVICE! In addition, I offer small or large dishes to help celebrate Birthdays, Showers, Holidays, or any special occasion. They will be catered to fit any budget, theme, or occasion.

What do you like and dislike about the city?
Saint Louis is so vibrant. We have pockets of so many cultures that you can be inspired by. We are also so good at reinventing ourselves.


  • Private Full Course Dinner for 2: $200

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  1. David K Chandler

    August 26, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    I see you Chef Dave… great story #I’M A WITNESS💯
    Keep up the great work your doing cooking those delicious meals

  2. Danisha

    September 30, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Will u ever come to New York and do the same ???

    • Chef Dave STL

      November 16, 2021 at 1:17 am

      Most certainly!! Reach out to me via email!!

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