Spotlighting Celebrity Chef Jacoby Ponder

DC Nitelife is Spotlighting the Awesome Celebrity Chef Jacoby Ponder.

A native of Monroe, Georgia, Celebrity Chef Jacoby Ponder gained his cooking abilities from a laid back, food-loving community in the South.  Although he was raised to appreciate the family-shared recipes, the bulk of his culinary skills and aspiration developed during his tenure as a CS (Culinary Specialist) serving proudly in the United States Navy.

After serving ten years in the U.S. Navy as a Personal and Private Chef, he established a private practice, providing five-star meals for Admirals, foreign dignitaries, senior government executives, athletic teams and celebrities alike.

A proud member of the American Personal & Private Chef Association, he has prepared dishes for names such as President George Bush Sr., Bruce Willis, Vivica A. Fox, as well as reality television personalities on TLC’s “The SisterHood.” Being hand-selected on a regular basis to prepare meals for high profile military officers, prestigious military commands, and political officials for functions was enough to confirm the pursuit of a career as a professional chef once his naval commitment came to an end.

After transitioning back into civilian life, Ponder took the initiative to continue his education in culinary arts through the Culinary Institute of Virginia (ECPI University), and has now established his own culinary company, Chef Ponder & Co. – a talented team of choice chefs from the Hampton Roads, Virginia and Atlanta areas.

With a myriad of accolades that is consistently building, Chef Ponder is definitely approaching a prime time in his career. A Certified International Culinary expert to the stars, Chef Jacoby Ponder is taking the lean mean fine cuisine scene by storm.

With a notorious May 2013 feature as a final contestant on the Food Network hit show “CHOPPED”: Military Salute episode under his belt, and now an uncontested win in September 2015 on Food Network’s latest and toughest hit series “CUTTHROAT KITCHEN”, Chef Ponder is carving his name in culinary history and earning the right to be mentioned among the food world’s greatest cooking professionals.

Whether you need catering services, private dining or cooking classes, Chef Ponder will treat you like a VIP.

Why?  Because You Deserve the Best!

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