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Private Dining by Francis

A Gastronomic Experience


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Francis Pons

Executive Chef Francis Pons, born and raised in Brive, France, has been in the kitchen since he was a small child. It was in his grandmother’s kitchen and under her direction that his passion for all things food began. Francis initially learned skills in the family kitchen and was formally schooled and trained at LEP Hotelier Souillac Lot for three years in the Southwest gastronomic region of France. He completed his pastry studies in Bavaria as well as an internship under the tutelage of Alain Ducasse at the Hotel de Paris, in Monte Carlo.

Francis has been an Executive French Chef for over 27 years and has been so at many fine establishments both in France and New York City, such as the Hotel La Grotte, Macelleria and La Cote Basque.

Chef Francis is the former owner of A Little Bite of Italy & FRANCIS’ Restaurant, of Surf City, LBI.

A Private Dining


Chef Francis creates inspired dishes for your family and friends in the comfort of your home. Intimate, Fun and Truly Delicious!!

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Always the Best

Francis prides himself in using only the freshest and simplest ingredients from local farmlands and fisheries as well as quality products imported from France, Italy & New York City.

Francis’ approach to cooking is simplistic in nature, while being both eclectic and fanciful. Private Dining by Francis integrates decades worth of diverse training and creative thinking into its dishes. He wants you to taste each flavor and get a deeper sense of how flavors complement each other.

“I wanted to let you know how much my guests and I enjoyed the Thanksgiving sides. Everything was delicious!’
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Your special occasion

How Does Private Dining Work?

The short version: The possibilities are endless.

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wedding events

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We work together to design a menu that works within your scope of tastes, dietary restrictions and budget. Who could ask for anything more?

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Chef Francis brings all necessary foodstuffs, preps in our kitchen and then he and his team (if more than eight guests) come to your home and get to work.

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Most literally from soup to nuts, we bring the ingredients, prepare the food, serve a bon vivant meal and leave your kitchen sparkling clean.

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Cooking with Francis

Chef Francis now offers private in-home cooking classes; so you learn from the best. Make your dream dish that everyone remembers. One-on-One or group setting. Also, featuring Private Dining by Francis.

“Francis provides Personal Cheffing Services, Cooking Classes and Catering to the following regions:”


Long Beach Island
All Jersey Shore Communities
Manahawkin and Stafford Township
Little Egg Harbor
Forked River


Atlantic City
Sea Isle City
Cape May
All New Jersey State (North, South, West)
New York City and Boroughs
Greenwich, CT.
Philadelphia, PA

* Please inquire about areas not listed.

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