Voted the #1 Private Chef – Charlotte Observer’s Reader’s Choice – Best of Charlotte, we specialize in creating EXTRAordinary cooking experiences that are unique and memorable.
Chef Purple started his private chef business in 2015 while he was running the Culinary program at the Morrison YMCA, teaching cooking classes at Sur la Table and Williams Sonoma located in Southpark. Instructing brought out a passion held so close to his heart. It was in that moment that he decided it was time to bring this passion into his clients’ homes.
Chef Purple is originally from Boston, MA and earned his Degree in Culinary Arts from Newbury College in Brookline, Massachusetts. Upon graduating, Ross was offered a position at the distinguished Le Méridien Hotel in Boston in the hotel’s prestigious four-star “Julien” Restaurant.
Ross climbed the culinary ranks in Boston, and just 5 years out of school, he became the Executive Chef for Sodexho Food Service at Lasell College in Auburndale, MA.
In 2009, Ross moved to Charlotte and joined the Zoë’s Kitchen team to help them establish and grow their brand in the Charlotte Metro area, where he assisted with the opening of multiple locations. He transitioned into restaurant consulting in 2012 specializing in safe food handling procedures and their practical implementation. Now he brings all that expertise into your home.