Cheferbly Brings Private Chefs and Caterers into the Spotlight in Orange County

November 28, 2022

For the first time ever, you can easily book a private chef for a home party, or pop up through Cheferbly.  The new private dining reservation platform for private chefs and caterers, just launched in Southern California. Founded by Orange County native Kevin Kim, the web-based platform is designed to democratize and demystify private dining while simultaneously propelling private chefs and caterers into the spotlight. 

Cheferbly’s mission is to provide a space that empowers consumers to explore and discover unique pop-ups and private dining possibilities, much like they would search for restaurant reservations on platforms like OpenTable or Tock. Cheferbly is a simplified booking solution that makes private dining accessible to everyone, from curious foodies to celebrating families to corporate decision-makers.

Exclusive to private dining experiences, the first-of-its-kind platform simplifies the booking process for both chef and consumer. Cheferbly’s robust reservation and guest management system is an attractive solution for private chefs and caterers by handling everything from event promotion to credit card processing. Similarly, the platform’s streamlined booking process provides clarity to consumers through a comprehensive and visual directory of local private chefs and caterers and their bookable private dining and pop-up experiences, complete with courses, pricing, and booking details. 

Before launching Cheferbly, Kim spent more than a decade working in Orange County’s luxury real estate market. He showcased multi-million-dollar properties to high-profile prospective buyers through in-home private dining experiences. While experiential private dining was in high demand, a unified and simplified solution for sourcing and booking private culinary talent was non-existent in the marketplace. 

“The process for booking catered dinners was so complicated, time-consuming, and seemingly antiquated, given restaurant reservations can be made with the click of a button,” adds Kim. “I wanted to simplify the relationship between private chefs and consumers by creating a solution that would make their service accessible to everyone. Cheferbly was created to bridge that gap.”

Kim isn’t alone in his vision. Eighteen vetted private chefs and caterers have already joined the platform, and Kim is in the process of onboarding chefs for Los Angeles and San Diego. From Michelin-starred kitchens to the homes of Hollywood’s elite, Kim has assembled an all-star roster of local culinary talent for the platform’s debut in Orange County. Users can peruse various multi-course private dining offerings, from opulent omakase experiences to in-depth explorations of global, regional, and seasonal cuisines. Kim has identified nationwide expansion opportunities in target markets, including New York, Dallas, and Chicago. 

Cheferbly is a private dining reservation platform designed for private chefs and caterers to pre-sell tickets to their pop-up events and private dining experiences. For more information, visit

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Since 1993, Greer has been writing about fashion, dining and trends in Orange County, as a popular columnist for the Los Angeles Time Community Newspapers (Daily Pilot, Coastline Pilot and HB Independent) and now as founder of Greer’s OC.

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