My dream was always to be a great chef, early on my grandfather inspired me and taught me our famous family Italian recipes; passed down from generations. After graduating high school my grandfather encouraged me to go into the U.S. Navy, to start my culinary career. After finishing the Navy Culinary program, I quickly ascended from assistant galley cook to the Admiral's Private Chef. This was an amazing time during my career; because, this is where I first learned the art of fine dining; while serving dignitaries all over the world. With an honorable discharged, I went to college and received a degree in Hospitality Management and landed a position as Chef Tournade at Arthur's 27 (5 Star - 5 Diamond Award Winning Restaurant) where a famous chef took me under his wings, just like my Grandfather and help me fine tune my culinary skills.
During this time, I always had an interest in nutrition, than an incredible opportunity arose and was promoted as the first "Spa-Chef" at Walt Disney's Buena Vista Palace Resort and Spa. As Spa Chef I developed healthy recipes and trained chefs throughout the company; so Disney's guest could have a healthy dinning alternative. I was than recruited as the Executive Chef for a natural food restaurant chain, with nine locations. It was here where he started getting a lot of request for special diets (gluten, dairy, vegan, etc.) and created meals for customers with food allergies and special diets. When I saw the demand was so great, I decided to open Healthy Chef Creations, the first customizable fresh organic nationwide meal delivery service. It started small throughout Central Florida but quickly grew nationwide. During this time, I developed the first fully customizable fresh organic meal program for families, seniors, pregnant mothers, professional athletes, that catered to special dietary restrictions and diets.
In 2014, I sold the business because it was to stressful on my family and now I enjoy being Orlando's Best Personal Chef for families on vacation or wanting a catered dinner party or needing a private chef throughout Central Florida. Looking back, I now see the hand of God directing me and giving me this gift to serve others.
Award-winning Personal Chef John Procacci has been a professional chef in the Orlando area for over 25 years and has a reputation of excellence. He has a gift for culinary arts and loves serving delicious healthy cuisine. During his career, he has won numerous culinary awards for his healthy inspired cuisine and has been a featured chef on The Food Network, Health, Self & Newsweek Magazines.