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Voorhees, NJ United States

The name Chef Kahlil is synonymous with the best of catering hospitality and the ultimate in all aspects of the personal chef world. Chef Kahlil's success in the culinary arts field has translated into a plethora of opportunities that has allowed him to make a name for himself as The Executive Chef™. Culinary arts has always been in his heart since a young age when he first encountered the world of food by watching his Aunt diligently make baked goods daily for the neighborhood kids. As a young chef, he began creating some of his family's favorite dishes at home which then extended to him working in various restaurants throughout high school. Kahlil then decided to "formalize" his training and pursued a career in the illustrious United States Army. During his tenure in the US Army Kahlil worked his way up the ranks to Sous Chef. Gaining vast experience with various cuisines, Kahlil had the opportunity to work in one of the busiest units at Ft. Bragg that served over 4200 meals per day. He went to work at Clyde’s Steakhouse and Italian Eatery as well as Don Pablo’s where he took a position as the Assistant General Manager to get a feel for working the “front of the house.” But soon found his way back to the kitchen which he affectionately termed the “heart of the house.” In 1999 feeling burned out, Chef Kahlil put his chef coat away for a suit as he shifted careers and entered the world of banking. After moving up the corporate ladder at Commerce Bank, and doing some personal catering for friends and family, on the weekends, Kahlil rediscovered his passion for food and cooking. After many years of watching his Mom run her own business. Chef Kahlil decided that if he was going to get back into the food business full time, it would have to be under his terms and with the intensions of working for himself. Soon his company, Catering To Your Whims, was born and has been very successful ever since. This New Jersey born, acclaimed chef has gained a diverse clientele list that includes athletes, churches and entertainers. His passion for cooking has fueled his innovation and creativity for mixing exotic herbs and seasonings to create some of the best American, Seafood, Creole and Nouveau Soul Food cuisines for clients such as Bishop TD Jakes, New Jersey Nets starting guard Devin Harris, comedian Jay Anthony Brown and songwriter Phil Hurtt. In addition, he is in charge of running the full catering operation at Bethany Baptist Church for Bishop David G. Evans, which has over 27,000 members and entertains guests quite often. Giving back to the community is an important ingredient in Chef Kahlil's recipe box that he attributes to being the key to having a successful business and personal life. So, Kahlil is actively involved in many philanthropic endeavors and charitable organizations, including preparing over 300 meals annually on Thanksgiving and Christmas day for the homeless, senior citizens, and low income families in his native hometown of Camden, NJ. He was also chosen by Glory Foods as the featured chef to speak at National Black Family Reunion in Washington, DC, which attracts more than 500,000 people each year! He serves as a ministry leader at his Church where has an opportunity to utilize both his culinary and banking background by teaching various classes. In Chef Kahlil's latest efforts he will be launching a non-profit organization, Chef Cares which; will host an annual culinary cooking camp for the young future chefs, beginning in the summer of 2010. Remembering his own family’s influence, one of Chef Kahlil's goals is to use cooking to bring families back to the dinner table. Busy lives and obligations have taken away the enjoyment and importance of bring families together with food. He hopes to have a hand in changing that through a series of DVDs coming out very soon. In addition, Chef Kahlil is scheduled to release his first cookbook in the summer of 2010. He is also currently working on nationally distributing his own line of barbeque & hot sauces. Chef Kahlil's philosophy of "Making Your Culinary Wishes a Reality" has gained him notoriety by bringing a new level of innovation, inspiration and creation to the culinary arts world. Chef Kahlil lives in Southern New Jersey, with his wife, Elena, and has two children, Kahlil II & Kahliyah. For more information on The Executive Chef™ Kahlil Wyche please call 856.383.8600