Top Private Chef, John Procacci
Walt Disney Spa Chef - 1999 - 2002
This is my beautiful wife Wendy; we have been married for 20 years and have two children.
My dream was always to be a great chef, as my grandfather inspired and taught me famous family Italian recipes. Great Italian chefs run deep within my family and was passed down to me as a little boy. After graduating high school my grandfather encouraged me to go into the U.S. Navy, to start my culinary career. After finishing the Navy Culinary program, I quickly ascended from assistant galley cook to the Admiral's Private Chef. This was an amazing time during my career; because, this is where I first learned the art of fine dining, while serving dignitaries all over the world. With an honorable discharged, I went to college and received a degree in Hospitality Management and landed a position as Chef Tournade at Arthur's 27 (5 Star - 5 Diamond Award Winning Restaurant) where a famous chef took me under his wings, just like my Grandfather, and taught me the art of fine dining.
During this time, an incredible opportunity arose and was promoted as the first "Spa-Chef" at Walt Disney's Buena Vista Palace Resort and Spa. As Spa Chef he developed healthy recipes and trained chefs throughout the company; so Disney's guest could have a healthy dinning alternative. From here, I was recruited and hired as the Executive Chef for a natural food restaurant chain, with nine locations. It was here where he started getting a lot of request for special diets (gluten, dairy, vegan, etc.) and created meals for customers with food allergies and special diets. The demand was so great that I founded Healthy Chef Creations, the first customizable fresh organic nationwide meal delivery service. It started small throughout Central Florida but quickly grew nationwide. During this time, he developed the first fully customizable fresh organic meal program for families, seniors, pregnant mothers, professional athletes, that catered to special dietary restrictions and diets. He also launched an Organic Whole Foods Cooking School; teaching a hands on approach to healthy cuisine.
In 2014, he sold the business and now enjoys being Orlando's Best Personal Chef for families on vacation or wanting a catered dinner party throughout Central Florida. Looking back, I now see the hand of God directing me and giving me this gift to serve others.
Award-winning Chef John Procacci has been a professional chef in the Orlando area for over 25 years and has a reputation of excellence. He has a gift for culinary arts and loves serving delicious healthy cuisine. During his career, he has won numerous culinary awards for his healthy inspired cuisine and has been a featured chef on The Food Network, Health, Self & Newsweek Magazines.
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