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If you’re searching for a caterer for a dinner party, wedding, holiday or
company party, personal Chef Mark Gallagher of Affordable Chef services
of Santa Cruz can custom cater a menu just for you. Our highly trained
professional staff have the experience and passion to cater your special
event. Affordable Chef is also available for cooking classes and team
building events. Check out some of our reviews.

To ensure the best culinary experience. Affordable Chef uses the highest
quality meats, fish and local Santa Cruz county grown organic produce

Chef Mark personally caters and designs each event menu
dependent on the type of event, your desired catering price range, and any
special dietary or religious needs you may have. VISIT our website for a quote today.

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Elaine B. Sent on 02/24/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Family dinner for 12

Mark fixed us a wonderful dinner for 12 (according to our varied dietary needs), plated it, and figured out who the vegans were, who the vegetarians were, and who was gluten-free. Then he served us, most unobtrusively. The dishwasher was running and the kitchen was clean when he left. We'd hire him again.
Kamille Sent on 03/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

More than we ever expected!

I honestly cannot write and praise Chef Mark and his crew enough!! They made our day amazing. We did not have to worry about anything. They were so on their game, and went as far as sending one of the servers out to us while we were taking photos so we could try the apps.

They ran on time, and the food was delicious! They made the dinner for us at our venue (OVY Camp - San Greogrio, CA)and then also made a brunch for us that Sunday. They were the best we could have gotten. I so appreciated the fact that it truly was affordable. When compared to other caterers - they don't even come close to the quality and the amazing deal that you can get through Mark.

If your're planning a wedding -or just an event- I would hire Mark no doubt. He is extremely easy to work with, mellow, but will also reply very very fast. They went above and beyond our expectations.
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5 out of 5 rating
I must say that Mark is a super laid back guy, so if you're a bridezilla and need reassurance, you can always email him and he is very responsive. Mark delivered all the food on time perfectly. He is very accommodating and has a wonderful staff on hand that made my wedding feel at ease and flow perfectly!
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Affordable Chef Services LLC frequently asked questions

At Affordable Chef Services LLC, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
The bar service starting price at Affordable Chef Services LLC includes:
  • Bartender(s)
Affordable Chef Services LLC offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Affordable Chef Services LLC offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Affordable Chef Services LLC, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Affordable Chef Services LLC provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, Affordable Chef Services LLC offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Affordable Chef Services LLC is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in value, 4.6 in flexibility, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.4 in quality of service and 4.4 in average response time.

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