Hampton Roads, VA
386-689-2754
book@chefjacoby.com

About

Entertainment, Education, Employment

EXECUTIVE
CHEF

20+ years

Changing Kitchen Culture

With over 15 years of experience as an Executive Chef and 20+ in the business, Chef Ponder has played a pivotal role in helping restaurants thrive. His expertise in turning restaurants into profitable businesses, revamping menus, and enhancing customer experiences has earned him acclaim throughout the industry.

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TV & MEDIA PERSONALITY

Food Network & 20+ News Networks

Out Front & On Camera

In September 2015, Chef Ponder secured an uncontested win on Food Network’s latest and toughest hit series, CUTTHROAT KITCHEN, solidifying his status as one of the industry’s brightest talents. His victory on this high-stakes culinary battleground further cemented his reputation as a culinary maestro. He returns to Food Network in the Spring of 2024.

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PRIVATE CHEF

Since 2000

Private & Celebrity Chef

Experience the epitome of luxury dining with Chef Jacoby Ponder’s Celebrity Chef Services. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or a lavish affair, Chef Jacoby brings his signature flair to every event, curating a bespoke menu tailored to your preferences. From extravagant five-course meals to interactive cooking demonstrations, Chef Jacoby elevates your event to new culinary heights.

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TEACHER

10+ Years

Educating Chefs

As the creator of the Chefpreneur Academy, he empowers aspiring chefs and culinary entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams and succeed in the competitive world of food business. Additionally, his Eat. Sip. Social Sunday Brunch series and reality show have captivated audiences worldwide, offering a unique blend of delectable cuisine and engaging entertainment.

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