Personalized Chef Services
Personalized And Delicious
The experience of having a personal chef is more than just eating delicious food, it's a close relationship that proves to be invaluable to everyone involved. We truly believe in the personal aspect of our job. Every individual has certain preferences, likes & dislikes, and tendencies. We truly understand that and always personalize each meal based off of those aspects to make each experience a memorable one.
At MyChef, our goal is to provide a Chef cooked meal just how you like it. Whether you live a hectic lifestyle and simply don't have the time, don't really care to cook, or have a specific dietary need, our service is well rounded to meet any demands that life presents.
Safety & Care
While cooking great food is certainly our main priority, we do not overlook the necessity of safe food practices. All of our chef's are trained regularly on safe food practices. We are all either certified in both Kansas and Missouri as food handlers, or have completed the ServSafe Certification course for industry professionals. We will do whatever we can to make you feel safe & comfortable with us preparing your food.
MEET THE CHEFS
Chef Adam Glass
Born and raised in the Kansas City area, Adam has worked as a Professional Chef for nearly 12 years. Working for himself as a Personal Chef for the last 2 years, he founded MyChef after seeing the joy and value of his job. "I have incredible relationships with every single one of my clients. I absolutely love doing this and never feel like I'm going to work."
He has experience with fine dining, 5 star hotels, casinos, and even corporate food service. An avid traveler, he once visited New Zealand where he competed and won several top awards against 5 other nations.
He cherishes every moment with his wife and son to eat, explore, and spend time with their pets in Olathe, KS.
Favorite Things to Eat at Home: "Thai, Cajun, and French."
Favorite Country Visited: "It's a tie between Chile & Thailand"
Other Hobbies: "I've been a drummer for 24 years. Love to travel. Very much enjoy spending time with family. And LOVE to BBQ."
Chef Michael Pennington
Chef Michael has over 17 years of experience in the F&B industry. With a background in fine dining and French cooking, he has worked under James Beard Award winning Chef Debbie Gold at the American Restaurant. Also an avid traveler, he's competed in culinary competitions in places such as Dubai. He traveled to South Africa and participated in the Worlds Chef Tour Against Hunger, with chefs from 47 other countries raising money for hunger related charities.
Most recently, Michael was the Executive Chef of Children's Mercy Hospital, increasing his awareness of nutrition and food safety. When not working he is active in volunteering at local youth cooking events, mastering his own craft, and traveling with his wife and two children.
Favorite Things to Eat at Home: "Tacos....definitely tacos"
Favorite Country Visited: "South Africa"
Other Hobbies: "Love movies, playing the piano & violin, board games, and baking."
Chef Shelly Parrett
Special Events Manager
Chef Shelly brings over 12 years of experience in the food & beverage industry. Born and raised in Shawnee, KS, she’s an alumni of the Johnson County Community College’s Hospitality Management and Culinary Program.
She started out working at the renowned J. Gilbert’s Steak House and spent over 3 years in the Dean & Deluca kitchen in Leawood cooking numerous different cuisines and executing countless catering & dinner party events. She also helped open Eat Fit Go Healthy Foods in KC. Recently she worked as a Corporate R&D Chef for large scale restaurant organizations and meal prep companies.
Shelly loves cooking for her family and friends and spending time with her partner Alexis and two cats Bill and Luna. She loves trying new cuisines, BBQ’ing, and especially enjoys Beer & Cheese pairings with her menus.
Favorite Things to Eat at Home: "Comfort foods and home cooked Mexican."
Favorite Place To Travel: "Colorado and Arizona"
Other Hobbies: "I love collecting Boulevard Brewery bottles and trying new breweries; collecting crystal and rock specimens."
Chef Philip Baack
Chef Philips brings nearly 17 years of cooking experience to MyChef. Most recently as the Kitchen Manager of Taps On Main, his background also includes multiple seasons at Children's Mercy Park.
With an emphasis on health conscious, low sodium cooking, some of Philip's specialties are Cajun, Southern/Home style American Fare, and Mediterranean cuisines. He could eat a good gyro sandwich every single day.
When he's not cooking you can find him snapping pictures of the great outdoors, emphasizing anything that has to do with water.
Favorite Things to Eat at Home: "Anything with rice."
Favorite Place To Travel: "Seattle. Although Alaska is gorgeous"
Other Hobbies: "Photography. I have 7 cameras and love anything to do with the outdoors."
Chef Kyle Krum
Chef Kyle knew he wanted to be a chef at a young age. He started cooking professionally at the age of 16. After attending a vocational school for culinary arts at Northland Career Center while still in high school, he later attended Johnson County Community College for their Chef Apprenticeship program.
Kyle has worked in many fine dining establishments throughout Kansas City. He did his Chef Apprenticeship at Rye in Leawood, KS. Later moving onto Bluestem and Corvino’s Supper Club & Tasting Room. He also helped open Ravenous and two concepts at Strang Hall in Overland Park.
He joins the team with MyChef KC excited to bring a personal, hospitable experience to his cooking and the clients he serves. His cooking style has a rustic “meat & potatoes” feel but with a very flavorful, clean execution. Inspirations from Tex/Mex, Cajun, Mediterranean, Early American cooking and the classic Midwest cuisine.
If Kyle isn’t cooking for you in your home, he’s out remodeling his house, rummaging through antique stores, working on his cars, or teaching his son new tricks at the skatepark.
Favorite Things to Eat at Home: "Easily pasta. Wether it’s homemade noodles and sauce or just a quick well balanced meal for my son and I… also anything pickled”
Favorite Place To Travel: "San Diego, CA"
Other Hobbies: "Working on VW/Audi cars, listening to music, collecting vintage, home remodeling, building Hot Wheels tracks and going to the skatepark with my son.”
Chef Gracie Hall
Chef Gracie brings to the MyChef team a deep passion for cooking. Cutting her teeth in culinary within the Lawrence, KS hospitality scene, she has experience cooking at Leeway Franks, and even the renowned Freestate Brewery; more recently as the Kitchen Manager at Kansas City’s famous Tom’s Town Distillery in downtown KCMO.
Her passion for cooking stemmed from a young age, with a heavy influence from her family and cooking at home. Early on she also spent time learning butchery in a local butcher & deli shop. Nowadays you can find her trying the latest local restaurants in Kansas City, as well as perfecting what she calls “health conscious, but cool” cooking.
Favorite thing to cook: "Thai and Mexican"
Favorite place to travel: "Colorado"
Other hobbies: "I enjoy movies, spending time with my family and attempting to work out."
Chef Korey Linder
Chef Korey brings 10+ years experience in the kitchen to MyChef KC, Having cooked all over the Kansas city area, his resume includes North Italia, Mccoys Public House, Extra Virgin/Michael Smith’s, Ameristar Casino and more.
He has a passion for multiple types of cuisine including southern home cooking, Italian and Mexican with an emphasis on clean and healthy.
Chef Korey, was raised in a small farm town of Aulne, KS and graduated in Mcpherson, KS. He learned to cook from the women in his family, mostly his Aunt who own multiple small restaurants in the area, which is where he started his cooking career.
Favorite thing to cook: "Anything off the grill....or smoked"
Favorite place to travel: "Colorado or Texas"
Other hobbies: "Taking care of all my reptiles and animals."
Chef Cortney D. Riley
Cooking has always been a part of Cortney's life. Fond memories of Grandmother's pound cake, trips to French bakers for croissants & coffee, catering with her father for the KC Royals, American Royal BBQ Competitions....all huge influences in who she has become today.
Cortney brings over 15 years of experience in the culinary industry to MyChef. In 2014 she created her first brand, MadFoodie, where she catered events and hosted Pop Up events throughout Kansas City. In 2016, she competed in culinary competitions with the Kansas City Steak Company, and won her way to the World Food Championships in 2017, 2018, and 2020.
Through the years she has learned to incorporate her love of art, passion for food, and photography to create her own style. She loves recipe development and food photography for national brands.
Her experience includes catering and event management for Happy Food Company, working as the Lead Pastry Chef for Soiree Steak & Oyster House, and even working under her own concept Croute KC. With Croute KC, Cortney is able to focus on the sweeter side of comfort foods, putting her twist in every bite.
Favorite thing to cook: "Anything sweet!"
Favorite place to travel: "Colorado or Texas"
Other hobbies: "Farmers markets, trying new restaurants, traveling, photography, and spending as much time with her children as possible"
Chef Joshua Rosen
Bio Coming Soon!
Interested in becoming a Personal Chef? We're always on the lookout for talented chefs. Send an email to Adam@MyChefKC.com with a resume.