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Catering

Catering

Legacy by Chef Rachel Denise caters all events from wedding receptions and baby showers to graduation parties and corporate lunches, holiday parties, etc. Contact Legacy today to discuss the needs of your event. Business hours are: By Appointment Only.

Personal Chef

personal-chef

Through this service, Chef Rachel offers custom-designed meal prep menus to meet the specific dietary & financial needs of the client. Clients can customize menus & Chef Rachel handles the rest. Meals are available for pick-up on designated day. Delivery can be arranged (fees will apply). In-home meal prep & personal chef services are also available. Chef Rachel's rate is $50 per hour with a 2 hour minimum. Business hours are: By Appointment Only.

Meal Prep

Meal Prep

Meal Prep is an amazing option for many people in today's society. It is very popular amongst families with busy schedules, business professionals, teachers, atheletes, doctors, nurses, police officers, etc. Through this service, Chef Rachel offers custom-designed meal prep menus to meet the specific dietary & financial needs of the client. Clients also have the option to customize their menus & Chef Rachel handles the rest. Meals are available for pick-up on designated day. Delivery can be arranged (fees will apply). Business hours are: By Appointment Only.

Rachel Williams

The Chef
Chef Rachel Denise

Cooking is therapeutic for me. Coming from a family of great cooks, cooking comes quite naturally. My maternal grandmother was a very successful caterer in Memphis for over thirty years. She catered to the high society. Her work was featured in Ebony magazine for catering the wedding of A. Maceo Walker's daughter. I learned how to cook from my mother who learned from my grandmother. Grandmama transitioned on 11/18/2004, and years later, 'Legacy by Chef Rachel Denise' was created as my way of honoring her and carrying on her legacy.

I started cooking when I was 8-years-old. However, it wasn't until 2004, that I discovered a passion for cooking and creating edible art. In February 2004, my two-year-old son was diagnosed with autism (my son happened to be born on my grandmother's 89th birthday, just as she said he would *wink*). Life changed instantly & my culinary journey began. I was a mommy on a mission to creatively feed my extremely picky eater healthy, innovative, flavorful meals.

It wasn't until around 2012, that I started posting pictures of dishes I'd prepared online and was overwhelmed by the major response I received with a picture of the first pizza I'd ever made. "Legacy by Chef Rachel Denise" was born in my home kitchen soon thereafter. No formal training. I just love to cook and it's very humbling to be referred to as "Chef Rachel". The kitchen is my happy place and I am blessed to have served many. It feels good to have people enjoy what I bring to the table and support my dreams.

This unique, southern, black girl from Westwood in Memphis has many culinary goals. With every family recipe I remix or create on my own, every meal I prepare and serve with love, I honor my grandmother and pray that she is proud of the legacy I am creating for myself. I thank God for my son. It is because of him that I fell in love with cooking. ♥

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