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About Me

Hi, my name is Chad!

And Chef Made Home is my way to keep having fun in the kitchen after retiring from the restaurant industry. 

I was inspired to find a way to document and share the knowledge I have gained over the last 25 years. 


I live in the North Dallas area, Frisco to be exact, with my wife Yvette and two amazing kids Everleigh and Grant. We love going to FC Dallas matches and backyard BBQs with our friends. 

Food is my passion!

Part of being a Chef is about reinventing yourself and your food, constantly! We all had to learn to think, and look, differently at how we can create something new from old. This is my passion. To research, study, experiment, and challenge both myself and my teams. As much as some of you would love to do this for a living, you kind of have your own thing going. That is what Chef Made Home is. I am building a resource that will provide you with flavorful, fun, and inspiring recipes. Check out our Recipe pages for some great ideas or our Kitchen Tools page for suggestions on your next purchase for your kitchen. 


Share with me! 

I would love to see how you are using the recipes at home with your family! Tag us on Instagram @chefmadehome


Notable Mentions, Reviews & Seen In:

  • Zagat
  • Fox11 Good Day
  • WFAA8 Good Morning Texas
  • D Magazine
  • Dallas Modern Luxury
  • Eater Dallas
  • Dallas Observer
  • Crave DFW

Want to Work with Chef Chad Kelley & Chef Made Home?

Send me a message. I would love the opportunity to discuss how we can create a beneficial partnership.