Chef Kahlil

Chef Kahlil

5.0
9 years in business

About this pro

Converting passion for food and life into great life and food experiences for you. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Executive Chef, Philanthropist, Pastor, US Army Veteran, Mentor
If variety is the spice of life, then Chef Kahlil Wyche is one of the hottest on-demand chefs in the country! Founder and Personal Executive Chef of Catering to Your Whims, Inc., Chef Kahlil has catered to the diverse culinary needs of various celebrities, corporations & families across the United States. Since, receiving his formal culinary training and obtaining an honorable discharge from the US Army, Chef Kahlil & his dedicated, flexible, and knowledgable team has proven over the past 7 years how capable they are with providing the "sizzle with the steak" for corporate, family, or 1:1 romantic celebration.
Chef Kahlil and his professional staff will deliver exceptional service, with quality food you’d expect from a five-star restaurant. The organization stands behind the motto that catering doesn’t have to be expensive to taste rich. What makes Chef Kahlil & his team successful? According to Chef Kahlil, "I take my passion for using creativity, mixing exotic herbs and seasonings into every meal, and share it with others, so that we can create positive memories for each event.” Catering to Your Whims officially opened in 2005 with a vision of “Making Your Culinary Wishes a Reality.” From the beginning, Chef Kahlil emphasized the need for high professional standards including no use of artificial preservatives or additives in his menu ingredients and offering “health conscious” items to fit any special diet or savvy palate.
Today, Chef Kahlil proudly shares the success story of Catering to Your Whims, now a reputable national service provider that has served and satisfied thousands of clients. Some of the corporate relationships include UPS (United Postal Services), Grainger Inc.; Independence Blue Cross Blue Shield; United States Postal Service; TD Bank, City of Camden; Waterside Villas 55+ community. Also, in 2012, Chef Kahlil has become the Official Personal Chef for the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football League team. He has also had the opportunity to cook for recognized public figures; examples include current Atlanta Hawks (former New Jersey Nets) player Devin Harris; former Boston Celtics Player, Pervis Ellison; Rap recording artist, Fat Joe, syndicated radio host and comedian Jay Anthony Brown; radio queen & pioneer of WDAS -FM, Patty Jackson; Black Enterprise Magazine writer and business coach, Andrew Morrison; former Mayor of Camden City, Gwendolyn Faison. He has also served as Spokesperson and demonstration chef for a national campaign event with Glory Foods and Images USA.
Self-described as a God-fearing professional that operates with the utmost attention to detail and integrity, Chef Kahlil has respectfully fed his appetite for creating long-lasting memories through food while dutifully serving his faith in Jesus Christ; his relationships in the church and with non-profit organizations have led to booking catering events and related educational activities with local churches as well as with world-renowned pastor and author TD Jakes and pastor and gospel artist Bishop Paul Morton. Chef Kahlil has also donated his popular company services to worthy non-profit entities, including: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness, Red Cross, Cathedral Kitchen, the Art- Reach Foundation, Hopeworks, The Perfecting Church (NJ), P.H.I.E.R.C.E Movement for Women, Evoluer Foundation, Mocha Mom’s of Philadelphia, The House of Triumph Ministry, and the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars).

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Credentials

Kirkwood, NJ 08043
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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Gather as many details about the event via phone or email (prefer phone call so we can get the full vision of event)

Put together proposal

Make any updates or revisions

50% secures the date

Final payment due 5 business days before the event

Pre-event phone call 24 hours before the event

Day of event courtesy call and/or text to let you know we are on the way to your event


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Sous Chef - United States Army 5 years

Executive Chef - Catering 22 years

Adjunct Culinary Instructor - 10 years

ServSafe Certified

Food Manager Certification


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

We customize each proposal for our clients to make sure we meet their vision and budgets. Generally turn quotes around 24 hours or less


How did you get started in this business?

I worked in various restaurants and then decided to formalize my training and went into the US Army to culinary school. While enlisted in the Army I moonlighted at various hotels and restaurants working as a Sous Chef. After being honorably discharged from The Army I worked in a few more franchise-owned restaurants until I decided to launch our company.


What types of customers have you worked with?

 Celebrities, corporations, churches, non-profits, families, sports teams, athletes


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my clients hosted a small dinner party with some of their friends and the event went off without a hitch providing them with some of their favorite entrees and a night to remember because of the ambiance and perfect execution of all 4 courses.


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Always check references via Google and only work with people who are professional and honest throughout the process of getting your event proposal to the execution.


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Have you done this type of event before?

What is your contingency plan in the event of an increase in headcount or emergency?


Services offered

Personal Chefs For Hire BBQ Barbecue Caterers Catering Services Corporate Caterers Corporate Lunch Caterers Event Caterers Wine Tasting