How It Works
Prepare to be wowed by Perfect Little Bites, where we bring the restaurant experience to you. I’m Chris Spear, an in-home personal chef with more than 30 years of experience in the food industry. Based in Frederick, Maryland, I provide services within a 70-mile radius, which includes Baltimore, Washington D.C., northern Virginia, parts of southern Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. I strive to create an unforgettable food experience in the comfort of your home (or vacation rental, etc), focusing on big flavors and creative dishes while using the finest ingredients.
To ensure a seamless experience, I bring everything needed for the perfect culinary affair – from the food and tableware to linen napkins and cooking equipment. As long as you have a stove, oven, and fridge, I’m ready to work my magic. And don’t worry about the cleanup; your kitchen will be left spotless once I’m finished.
Every dinner is tailored specifically to you, resulting in a truly personalized experience. Unlike traditional fixed menus, I can accommodate most dietary preferences, including vegan, gluten-free, and all allergies. To get a glimpse of my culinary style and explore my creations, visit my blog, where you’ll find an array of recipes and an insider’s look into my culinary world. While not all the dishes featured on the blog may be available, it serves as a great introduction to my repertoire.
To ensure your event gets the attention it deserves, I kindly ask for a minimum of two weeks’ notice for preparation. My calendar fills up faster than you can say “food coma,” so it’s best to lock in your spot ASAP. If you’re ready to get started, click here and fill out a brief questionnaire. It’s the first step to planning your event, and you’ll also find additional information about the process and how we can best assist you.
Currently, our service is available for parties of 2 to 25 guests. If you require a chef or caterer for a larger gathering, we recommend filling out this form, which will connect you with another chef within the esteemed Chefs Without Restaurants network.
So, get ready to transform your home into the hottest dining spot in town. Perfect Little Bites is here to create an extraordinary culinary adventure you and your guests will remember.
About Chef Chris Spear
Chris Spear is the chef and owner of Perfect Little Bites, an in-home personal chef business based in Frederick, Maryland. You might also know him as the host of the Chefs Without Restaurants podcast, and the man behind the culinary networking organization of the same name. Chris graduated with high honors from Johnson & Wales University with a B.S. in culinary arts, and has been working in the foodservice industry for over 30 years.
Chris dreamed of bringing an upscale dining experience directly into peoples’ homes, and he started his personal chef business on the side in 2010. Tired of the corporate foodservice grind, he left his job and took his business full-time in 2016. Specializing in contemporary American cuisine with global influences, Perfect Little Bites services the metro Washington D.C. and Baltimore areas, as well as parts of West Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Northern Virginia.
Wanting to build a community to help support other food entrepreneurs, Chris started the Chefs Without Restaurants community. Its focus would be on sharing gig opportunities and knowledge, as well as doing collaborative pop-up events. This led to the launch of the Chefs Without Restaurants podcast in late 2019, and the show features guests working in aspects of foodservice such as catering, research & development, contract foodservice, and the food truck industry.
Now Chris splits his time between cooking unique dishes for his guests, such as scrapple dip, and engaging with the culinary community he built. He has written for StarChefs and Plate magazine, and some of his recipes can be found on the Garden & Gun and Imbibe websites. You can also find an illustration of his chest tattoo in the book Knives & Ink, along with his recipe for smoked gouda and hot pepper pimento cheese.
Chris is also a husband, and father of twins. When he’s not cooking or talking about food, you’ll probably find him taking photos, wandering an art gallery, or rocking out at one of DC’s concert venues. Ask to see his Star Wars collection, or to tell you about the time Bill Murray inadvertently ruined his anniversary dinner.