Laurels
Best Personal
Chefs in
Phoenix
2017

Why These Personal Chefs?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored personal chefs on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best personal chefs in Phoenix, AZ.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Chef Phoenix

Chef Phoenix is a personal chef business serving the metro Phoenix area. They offer meal prep and delivery services as well as catering for special events, private dinner parties, and corporate luncheons. Personal chefs can also be hired to perform in-home dinner parties or serve romantic meals for two. They use USDA certified organic, locally farmed ingredients to create their menus. The food is free of GMOS, hormones, and antibiotics. Menu choices are updated on a weekly basis. Orders come in a convenient, recycled package and are portioned for the week. Customers can select their food choices from the online menu. They also offer fully customizable menus for events. The chef, Robert Setzer, earned his associates degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in culinary management from The Art Institute of Phoenix. Customer’s compliment the delicious meals, excellent service, and fresh choices.

Chandler, AZ(602) 818-2779

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Cuisine by Celine

Cuisine by Celine is a local, family-owned and operated business that specializes in food preparation services for the metro Phoenix area. Their list of services includes meal planning, cooking classes, catering, and nutrition coaching. They accommodate all types of special diets including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and kosher. They also prepare tailored meals for those with allergies or medically-monitored diets. Their meal planning services are available on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis and can be provided with in-home food preparation. Meals can come in individual or family sizes and everything is fully customizable. Cooking classes can be taught in-home for individuals or group events. Cuisine by Celine’s catering service is offered for any type of occasion with a guest list of 75 people or less. They will perform the grocery shopping, menu creation, and food prep. They also can provide décor, entertainment, and staffing services for catered events. The Chef, Celine Fabre, is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu. She graduated with high honors. She was also classically trained in France by award winning chef, Marc Veyrat. Clients of Cuisine by Celine compliment the fantastic taste, attentive service, inventive dishes, and the healthfully sourced food.

Scottsdale, AZ(480) 628-7258

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Culinary Creations by Connie

Culinary Creations by Connie provides food services for the metro Phoenix area. Their services include personal chefs, catering for dinner parties and special events, the creation of specialty desserts, event planning, and cooking lessons. They specialize in creating menus from healthy, whole foods. They cater to clients with dietary needs, such as vegetarians, vegans, diabetics, and those with gluten intolerances or food-based allergies. The owner and chef has more than twenty-five years of experience in the hospitality industry. She is a member of the American Personal and Private Chef Association. She is also a certified Food Handler from the Maricopa County Health Department and ServSafe certified. Clients compliment the delicious food prepared by the chef.

Scottsdale, AZ(480) 388-4143

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Just Great Food

Just Great Food is a Phoenix-based business that specializes in food preparation services. The local woman-owned and operated business has been in operation for nearly two decades. They offer catering, corporate breakfasts and luncheons, event planning, personal meal services, and cooking classes. They can accommodate any size and type of party or event, such as weddings, graduations, anniversaries, birthdays, and more. Customers can choose from one of the popular menu packages or create a custom menu for their event. Their corporate breakfasts and luncheons can be tailored to fit casual or formal events. Meals can be served as boxed lunches or an elegant event with hors d’oeuvres and dinner entrees. Just Great Food can also supply full-service rentals for décor needs. The business can also provide personalized meal services that include home delivery of freshly cooked meals that are freezer ready. The meals come in recyclable containers that are microwave and oven-safe. Menus are customized to each person’s taste. The Chefs can also provide in-house cooking classes for groups of eight or more people.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 996-3152

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Kale Personal Chef Services

Kale Personal Chef Services is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based business that specializes in full-service catering and personal chef services. They specialize in organic, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, macrobiotic, low sodium, and high protein menu items. Customers can hire Kale Personal Chef Services to prepare food for events, dinner parties, or in-home personal chef services. They offer customizable menus, complimentary tasting, wine pairing, onsite food preparation, table setting, serving, and kitchen clean-up. They serve a variety of unique artisan-style foods made from locally farmed ingredients. All of their food is prepared using non-gmo items. Kale's owner, Kristen Madison, is a trained and certified professional chef. She is registered with Maricopa Environmental Services and she is certified by The National Restaurant Association as a ServSafe Food Protection Manager. The five-star rated business is licensed and insured. Customers compliment the fresh food, professional service, and delicious meals.

Scottsdale, AZ(480) 269-4324

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Michael Denton

Michael Denton is a private chef serving Chandler, Arizona, and the metro Phoenix area. He specializes in classic and gourmet dishes with an Italian flair. Services offered include meal planning, grocery shopping, food preparation, cooking, serving, and clean-up services. Meals are fully-customizable to the client’s needs and served in-home. The chef brings all the necessary tools and ingredients to prepare each meal on-location. He provides his chef services for family meals, romantic evenings, dinner parties, birthday parties, weekend getaways, and more. Denton is the recipient of Thumbtack’s Best of 2016 Award for private chefs in the Phoenix area. He received his food preparation training from the University of Tennessee Culinary Institute. Clients speak highly of the well-prepared dishes and excellent service. He is highly recommended by many of his clients.

Chandler, AZ(480) 263-2316

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Personal Taste

Personal Taste is a local, woman-owned and operated business that provides food services for Phoenix and surrounding areas, specializing in personal chef services. Their process includes a free consult with the chef to discuss dietary needs and preferences, meal planning, in-home cooking, grocery shopping, meal packaging, and kitchen clean up after use. All of the meals Personal Taste creates are prepared with whole, fresh ingredients. Personal Taste never uses any processed foods, saturated fats, or GMOs. Personal Taste offers three different packages: fresh, standard, and custom. Fresh packages are provided weekly, standard packages are provided bi-weekly or monthly, and custom packages are provided based on the client’s needs or for special occasions. Personal Taste's owner and chef, Anna Kilpatrick, earned her degree in Food and Nutrition Management from Arizona State University and is also certified as a Food Protection Manager through ServSafe. She has a special interest and passion for cooking with organic foods and creating menus for special diets.

Scottsdale, AZ(480) 227-2970

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Thymely Gourmet

Thymely Gourmet is a locally-owned and operated business serving the metro Phoenix area. They specialize in personal chef services. Customers can choose from two package options: fresh service or fresh frozen service. The fresh service package is a weekly service that provides meals prepared with fresh ingredients. The fresh frozen service is a biweekly, monthly, or as-needed service that comes with freezer-friendly food items. Both packages include customized meal planning, grocery shopping, in-home meal preparation, meal packaging, and kitchen clean-up. They also provide food preparation and service for special events, such as romantic dinners, dinner parties, birthdays, book clubs, and more. Additionally, Thymely Gourmet offers personalized culinary classes for those interested in learning how to cook. The owner and chef, Leah Jorgenson, received her culinary training from the Arizona Culinary Institute in Scottsdale and graduated with honors. She is certified as a Food Protection Manager through ServSafe and a member of the American Personal & Private Chef Association.

Mesa, AZ(480) 241-6356

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