Creative, dependable, calm, organized, and clean!
Creative Chef with improvisational skills and custom menu implementations.

Chef David Leigh

My Story

Chef David began his career in 1988 with Jim Guth’s Chicago Caterers, the hottest caterer town at the time. This led to stints with J and L, Food for Thought, Elegant Edge, and Jordan’s Food of Distinction. He also spent time cooking for clients of personal trainer Jim Karas, as well as cultivating his own private clients with Lakeshore Events. David has wonderful improvisational skills and custom menu implementations, as well as an eye for detail and style. He is familiar with any dietary restrictions and can make meals with creativity and flavor.

“I am always ready for the next challenge.”

Personal Chef

Simply tell me what you’re craving. I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Chicago.

Full Time Chef

A longer stay in Chicago? I’m available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!


I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Chicago. You name it!

Cooking Classes

Because sharing is caring! I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Chicago.

Get to know me better

Creative dependable calm organized and clean!

Creative Chef with improvisational skills and custom menu implementations
Leadership qualities as well as an eye for detail and style
Years of experience as a Professional Caterer and Personal Chef
Expert in culinary preparations and provisioning in the private sector and yachting industry
Exposure to handling dietary restrictions with creativity and flavor
Available for worldwide travel
Valid passport

For me, cooking is…

Way to express myself and make people happy

I learned to cook at…

I worked in catering prior to becoming a personal chef. I then worked on Yachts traveling to many countries, sampling local products. Many influences

A role model in the kitchen is…

Old fan of the Japanese version of Iron Chef

A cooking secret…

Not to waste product and use the freshest ingredients possible. Spend weeks in Italy training with chefs.