• Private Chef Andrew DC and DMV
  • Asian
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • Fusion
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Modern American
  • Southern
  • Spanish

Signature dish:  

Lobster or Maryland Crab Boils

About Me

Covid-19 & my family’s safety is the primary reason that I recently left my traditional outlet of fine dinning restaurants and joined the Table at Home platform.
I’m certified and follow strict sanitation practices that are specifically tailored to maximize safety during these times. All products will be properly washed and I will be in a mask and gloves from start to finish. In an effort to minimize any potential exposure, many of my ingredients are coming from small farms like Grand View in Forest Hill, MD and from my own garden. In our home. it’s just my wife and our four year old daughter who all practice proper sanitation procedures as well.
Born and raised in Washington DC, I have over 20 years of experience. I trained in New York City for three years in Michelin star restaurants like Country and Oceana (modern french) before moving back home taking a job at Marcel’s (classic french). Working for several top restaurants and award-wining chefs such as Geoffrey Zakarian, Cornelius Gallager, and Robert Wiedmaier in DC, I became praised in the diplomatic circles, and I landed a job as the Executive Chef to the Saudi Ambassador. I spent the next four years creating one of the most exceptional dining tables in the Embassy world.

Black’s: Bethesda 1999-2004
Oceana: 2004-2005 ** 2 stars
Country: 2005-2006 ** 2 stars
Marcel’s: 2007-2009 * 1 star
Hook: 2009-2010
Private Chef to the Saudi Ambassador: McLean, VA 2010-2015
Boqueria: 2015-2016
Capital Grille: Chevy Chase (bartender) 2016-present
Cut by Wolfgang Puck: (server) 2019-present
Culinary Solutions: 2016-present
Table at Home: 2020-present
Dad: 2016-end of time

Recent Menus

Reviews - click review to see menu (13)

  • Chef Kern exceeded all expectations and we will 100% book him again. Outstanding service and food.

    • Worked on January 14, 2023
  • Chef Kern was incredible! So knowledgeable, cool, and the food was absolutely amazing. Would hire him again in a heartbeat and recommend you do the same. I don’t think I’ve had such a delicious meal in the 4 years I’ve lived in D.C. HIGHLY recommend. Worth every penny.

    • Worked on March 8, 2021
  • Chef Andrew’s dinner was outstanding! We haven’t been to a restaurant in over a year but his meal certainly looked and tasted as good if not better than many restaurants we’ve been too. I highly recommend Chef Andrew.

    • Worked on March 28, 2021
  • Had a 4 course meal with Chef Kern for my wife’s birthday.

    It was a home run. I’d give 10 stars if possible.

    It is the perfect COVID treat. Chef Kern gets tested once a week, and submitted his test results, which were the day before our event.

    He wears a mask and gloves. And the food, WOW. I changed the menu literally one day before the event, but that wasn’t an issue. Andrew communicated with us about when he was going shopping (all food was fresh), and cooked and served perfectly.

    I will hire Andrew again. Just a fantastic experience.

    • Worked on January 29, 2021
  • Chef Kern did an amazing job at preparing the perfect dinner for my wife's 50th birthday. From the wonderful appetizers through to the main courses everything exceeded our highest expectations. Chef Kern was also a great help with providing wine recommendations for pairing with the food. He is truly an outstanding chef! He was also extremely careful regarding COVID and wore a mask and gloves throughout the entire evening. Also did a great job with clean up which is alway a wonderful gift. We would highly recommend him and plan to use him again in the future.

    • Worked on December 26, 2020
  • Chef Andrew is the real deal. He taught us about the origins of the foods and drinks, he had amazing insight into food and drink. We are super excited to have him come teach us more and to help us host larger events.

    You’re lucky if you can get him to help you with your event.

    • Worked on September 26, 2020
  • Chef Andrew was fantastic! He showed up, fully prepared, took over my kitchen, and emerged with things I didn’t know could happen there! He made us a cocktail while preparing the meal and added greatly to our conversation. It was a surprise for my husband and we loved every part of the menu. There was plenty of food and got to keep the leftovers when we were stuffed. I can’t recommend him enough, we will be having him back!

    • Worked on November 12, 2020
  • We had 14 people for dinner -Asian style. The flavors were amazing. There was plenty of food for all whether it was the sushi or the skewers. Chef catered to the vegetarian and the gluten-free. The selection of meat, fish, and vegetables was surprising. Chef Andrew was well organized, plated all, the family-style service at the table worked well.
    Looking forward to another event for him to come to cook again

    • Worked on October 3, 2020
  • I originally reserved my gf’s birthday dinner with Cozymeal, but they double booked and dropped the ball. I was panicked and last minute found Table at Home.

    There were a bunch of chefs but didn’t find anything that jumped at
    Me. Then i found Chef Andrew.. His menu was EXACTLY what i was looking for. Every plate was superb! He even went above and beyond by making us delicious cocktails.

    Will definitely use this service again! Thanks Andrew!

    • Worked on September 1, 2020
  • Chef Kern went above and beyond any expectation we had for a private Chef. This was our first time using the service and it was exceptional. Chef Kern gave us a memorable experience, explaining every detail of the dinner he was preparing and cooking for us. He’s very personable, friendly and experienced. He answered any questions we had and gave us tips and tricks on cooking ourselves. The food was absolutely amazing, better than any restaurant we’ve gone to and we’ve been to many! One of the best experiences and we will definitely have the chef back. We Highly recommend!

    • Worked on September 5, 2020
  • Why dine out when you can have fine dining at home by hiring Master Chef Andrew! We had an Amazing experience that started with Smoked Old Fashions and Seafood Ceviche - lots of deliciousness in between and ended with PecanPie with Chantilly Sauce. Our tastebuds danced with joy through out each and every course.

    Chef Andrew was professional, wore a mask, presentation style was fitting for a King, personable and eager to please.

    Master Chef Andrew cooks and presents with Passion!

    Thanks Chef for exceeding our expectations, looking forward to hiring you again this time for our anniversary in four months!!!

    • Worked on August 10, 2020
  • I have had the good fortune to eat in some of the best restaurants from around the world... that list of restaurants now includes my very own dining table thanks to Chef Andrew. My wife and I recently celebrated our 5th anniversary and Chef Andrew worked with me to make it a very special surprise. He’s a classically trained master chef and together we developed a menu of dishes from some of our favorite restaurants. He’s punctual, very professional, and just a pleasure to be around and converse with. This was our first experience with Chef Andrew, but it sure won’t be our last. Don’t think twice, book Chef Andrew now for your next in home dining experience!

    • Worked on August 14, 2020
  • Chef Andrew knocked my wife's birthday out of the park. The food, the atmosphere, and the patience to answer my countless cooking questions was amazing. Not only did he cook an amazing menu, but he offered to walk us through his process and explain his menu selections. He was on time, professional, and left our kitchen spotless. If you are looking for an amazing chef with a phenomenal personality then Chef Andrew is your man.

    • Worked on August 15, 2020