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Chef Kate

Executive Chef

Chef to the Celebrities

Chef Kate Graves, also known simply as Chef KG., “Chef to the celebrities.” Mostly self-taught Kate began to refined her culinary skills by reading various cookbooks and tirelessly watching hours of culinary videos. She expanded her technical skills when she earned her culinary degree in May 2021 from Tarrant County College. 

Focused and intense in the kitchen Kate’s experience has shaped her into the person that she is today. As a prison guard on Death Row in Texas, Kate learned how to move in a room full of sharks in the all-male maximum security facility.

She was raised by their great-grandmother Mavis Jones in Fort Worth, Texas. She introduced Kate to cooking lessons at an early age and passed on over 80 years of cooking and baking knowledge to Kate.

In honor of her great-grandmother and her legacy in 2011, Kate founded Mavis J. Gourmet, LLC, a catering company that specializes in Southern-Infused gourmet cuisines. The woman-owned business operates out of Fort Worth, Texas. Eight years later, Kate founded her second business, Kakes2Go, LLC, a Private Dining and Bakery and Bistro.


As the owner of these businesses she oversees the operation of Kakes2Go and Mavis J. Gourmet but she works primarily as a private chef with clients that range from a Grammy Award-winning singer, actors, Dallas top surgeons, executives, and college professors. When her clients look to make an impression, they bring in Chef Kate. 



Experience & Ventures




Tarrant County College | Culinary Degree

<20, 000 hours in the kitchen,

ServSafe Certified

David & Tamela Mann 
Weight Watchers
Military Ball
The University of Texas at Arlington
Plano Surgery Center
Medspa at TX Aesthetics Center

Word of Truth Church

Mavis J. Gourmet | 2011
Saving Our Soldiers | 2018
Kakes2Go Bakery & Bistro | 2019
Death By Chocolate Cookbook | 2023

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