Creating amazing cuisine is my passion

Chef John Abernathy was born in North Carolina and spent his youth between NC and Florida. He became fascinated with cooking at an early age while watching his brother, who is a prominent chef in Miami, run the kitchen. His career started more than 10 years ago when he began working under several mentors, including chef and restaurant owners, Trey Wilson and Ashley Quick. Irish and Latin heritage shines in his dishes and shaped his drive to study more about food and culture. Today, John expands on that knowledge and ability with every client created with Proper Provisions. John has been very fortunate to work with clients from all over the country - from private parties in Charlotte, NC to beautiful beach homes on Hilton Head Island, SC, John has been able to do what he loves most: create beautiful, delicious cuisine while traveling the country.

Proper Provisions creates an unforgettable dining experience from the comfort of your home or event. With extensive skills in food preparation, presentation, dietary restrictions and service, Chef John is able to customize and provide the best experience possible. He understands the importance of using local, seasonal, and fresh organic ingredients in every meal.  Years of party planning experience and culinary knowledge come together to create the perfect dining experience to complement your event, no matter what the size or occasion.

Serving Greater Nashville and Beyond

East Nashville, TN
Charlotte, NC
Nolensville, TN
Asheville, NC
Nashboro Village, TN
Atlanta, GA
Brentwood, TN
Hilton Head Island, SC
Chattanooga, TN
Richmond, VA
Private/Personal Plated Dinners

If you love entertaining but don’t love the cooking and cleaning part, or simply don’t have the time, let Proper Provisions create a dinner party where we do all the work and you have all the fun. Whether you’re looking to host a relaxed family-style dinner, a beautiful buffet, a small, private celebration, or elegant multi-course plated experience, we’ll work with you to customize a menu that best suits the style of your party and the dietary restrictions of your guests.

Personal/Plated dinner- Depends on occasion and style of food/service wanted/required. Number of Courses. $45-$100/ person. Wine pairings up-charge $75-$125/person.

Weddings, Seminars, Corporate Events

Whether it’s a corporate meeting or event, open house, weddings, birthday parties, cocktail parties, or holiday gatherings, Proper Provisions honors the same commitment to quality we put into our events as we put into our intimate dinners. Chef John understands modern and contemporary aesthetics as well as fine food & wine, and works closely with wedding planners, brides and grooms, party planners and clients to insure a truly memorable occasion.

Personal/Plated dinner- Depends on occasion and style of food/service wanted/required. Number of Courses. $45-$100/ person. Wine pairings up-charge $75-$125/person.

Instructional Cooking Classes

Learn something new, save money on takeout and make your meals better at home. Our recreational cooking classes teach you more than just reading a recipe, it’s about learning technique that will make you a better all-around cook. Perfect for a date night or to explore cuisines from your local region or around the world. John's classes are fun and affordable.

Cooking Classes- 3 courses, Appetizer/Entrée/Dessert price depends desired recipe/technique/skill. 40-100/person includes ingredients, specialty tools to use during class, recipes, professional hands on step by step instructions on cooking. In home preferred but I can find venues to work in as well.

Meal Preperation & Delivery

John also offers healthy meal prep, using real whole, unprocessed ingredients. Each  service is customized to the individual needs of the client. Experience includes working with a variety of dietary specifications such as cooking vegan, gluten free, paleo, vegetarian, dairy free, ketogenic, or any other style you desire. Meal prep services stock your fridge with delicious meals for the party or the week.

Meal Prep- Choose anywhere from 3-6 days, Protein choices, vegetable choices, snacks and heating instructions $175 + Cost of Food
$8.00 Delivery Fee


Let's make something amazing together