Category: Chefpreneur

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Jacoby Ponder: A Trendsetting Foodpreneur on the Rise

by Shawn Wenner | Feb 23, 2017 It’s a common adage among entrepreneurs: be a trendsetter and do something new. Few in the culinary industry are currently taking that to heart as Chef Jacoby Ponder has. A Navy veteran with more than a decade of experience in the kitchen, Ponder has gone from serving admirals to appearing on…
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February 2016 Chef of the month Jacoby Ponder, CC CPC

From Chef Uniforms (2016) After serving ten years in the U.S. Navy as a Personal and Private Chef, Chef Jacoby Ponderestablished FireSyde Chef & Co. in 2010. Ponder created FireSyde Chef to provide quality personal and private chef services to Hampton Roads, Virginia. He has received his extensive culinary arts and business management training at The…
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NAS Oceana hosts culinary competition

By MC2 Jacob S. Richardson NAS Oceana Public Affairs (2017) Virginia Beach, VA. Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana and the Hornet’s Nest Galley hosted the 9th annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Culinary Competition Feb. 1-2. The competition gathers a total of 10, two-person teams from galleys across the Mid-Atlantic area. The event is designed to challenge their…
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Celebrity Chef Trains Navy Culinary Specialists

Virginia Beach, VA. International Celebrity Chef Jacoby Ponder recently completed the third installment of his Chefpreneur Academy hosted at Stratford University in Virginia Beach. The five-day course has been provided to sixty Culinary Specialists from the USS Gerald R. Ford of the United States Navy. The Chefpreneur Academy is a comprehensive curriculum developed by International Celebrity…
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Celebrity Chef to Host Youth Baking Class; Promote “Kids Baking Championship”

Celebrity Chef to Host Youth Baking Class; Promote “Kids Baking Championship” Virginia Beach, VA.  On May 11, 2019, International Celebrity Chef, Jacoby Ponder will host his Mommy and Me Cooking Class – Baking Edition, sponsored by the Chefpreneur Academy. The classes will also assist Chef Ponder in finding talented bakers to apply for a Food…
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Inside Business Features Chef Ponder

Norfolk, VA. On April 8, 2019 Chef Jacoby Ponder met with Trevor Metcalfe, Staff Writer for Inside Business. The topic of the interview was the newly formed and founded Chefpreneur Academy. Check out his article here.

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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