Author: ChefJPonder

Chef Jacoby Ponder - Chef. Teacher. Speaker.

Couples Cooking Date Night Comes to Atlanta

Washington, D.C. On March 30th, International Celebrity Chef, Jacoby Ponder of the Food Network, bring his syndicated Couples Cooking Date Night Chef Aleem’s spot at 2801 East Point Street, East Point, GA. Atlanta is the fourth city on Chef Jacoby Ponder’s 2019 Cooking Tour that began in Virginia Beach on February 23. The next stop…
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Chef Ponder to Graduate Second Class of Chefpreneurs

Virginia Beach, VA. International Celebrity Chef Jacoby Ponder recently completed the first installment of his Chefpreneur Academy hosted at Stratford University in Virginia Beach. The five-day course was provided to twenty Culinary Specialists from the USS Gerald R. Ford of the United States Navy. On February 22-24, twenty Culinary Specialists from the United States Navy…
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Anniversary Eats

Chesapeake, VA. On January 26, Chef Ponder and his team traveled to Chesapeake, VA to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gray to help them celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. This is the second time Chef Ponder has worked for this lovely couple. The dinner featured Grilled Salmon, Shea Crab Soup, Rack of Lamb, and…
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Massanutten Eats

Massanutten, VA. On January 25, Chef Jacoby Ponder and his team traveled to Massanutten Resort to provide a private gourmet dinning experience for a birthday celebration. On the menu was Lobster Bisque, Grilled Salmon, Rissotto and Seared Asparagus. The team drove in and were out in less than three hours.

Chef’s Dinner Goes for $4,250

Virginia Beach, VA. On January 18, Chef Ponder attended the 9th Annual Wright Night, Vegas Style hosted by professional baseball player, David Wright of the New York Mets. Chef donated a 5-course meal for 12 people to be prepared in the winner’s home. The dinner was auctioned during the Live Auction portion of the evening.…
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Manhattan Eats

Manhattan, NY. As part of a secret, elegant, dinning experience, Chef J. Ponder was chosen to create his famous Braised Short Ribs for special A-list guests in an undisclosed location in Manhattan, NY on January 15 and 16. Chef Ponder prepared delectable eats for guests from the James Beard Foundation, Essence Magazine and Ebony Magazine.

1st Leg – Tour Dates Released

In 2019, International Celebrity Chef J. Ponder, of Food Network, is touring the country, bringing his popular Couples Cooking Classes and Eat and Greet Demos to over 20 cities in America. For almost 20 years, Chef Jacoby Ponder has been innovating and educating through cooking and demonstrating gourmet food for dignitaries, celebrities, politicians, and more!…
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Food for the Rich – D.C.

Washington, D.C. On December 15, 2018, Chef Ponder and his team prepared a 3 course gourmet meal for high level D.C. residents at an undisclosed location in the Nations Capital. Seafood was again on the menu for this private birthday party for a successful Nurse Practitioner in the Metro area. 

Food for the Rich – VA

Newport News, VA. On December 9, 2019, Chef Ponder and his crew prepared a meal for 30 high level business men and women at the home of an undisclosed business man and his family in Newport News, VA. Coupled with the amazing decor of Graceful Designs, Chef Ponder and his team served the ultimate seafood meal…
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