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Based in Denver, Colorado, Chef Dane’s Kitchen is a luxury wedding caterer. This business aims to create an excellent culinary experience for you and your guests using organic, locally-sourced ingredients. They are honored to help you and your loved ones connect over an excellent meal during your celebration.


Owner Dane Hiett has nearly a decade of experience in the industry and has served as a consultant chef on the Food Network show Restaurant: Impossible. He values his ability to bring people together with tasty and visually-pleasing dishes. Chef Hannah Johnson graduated as a culinary apprentice from the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. This education helped her develop her skills in working with a variety of cuisine styles. Together, Dane and Hannah are committed to providing high-quality food and excellent service for your joyous occasion.


Chef Dane’s Kitchen can create custom luxury menu featuring seasonal dishes and ingredients for your event. They offer a range of cuisines, including American, Asian, British, French, Italian, and seafood. You and your loved ones may enjoy delectable appetizers such as miso roasted butternut squash soup, beef tartare, house-made ravioli, or charred octopus. Their tasty main courses can include tagliatelle with lobster, ribeye steak, smoked and braised short rib, and miso sea bass. Dane and Sara are happy to create mouth-watering cakes and tarts to finish off your delicious meal. They are pleased to be able to accommodate a range of dietary requirements, including gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

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4.9 out of 5 rating
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99% Recommended by couples

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Lindsey L. Married on 10/03/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Speechless! The best dinner!

AMAZING! I can't say enough about Chef Danes Kitchen. It's been 9 days and I'm still dreaming of the panzanella salad, the sea scallops, and the dark chocolate and pistachio tart. The presentation was beautiful and the taste of everything exceeded our expectations. Masha at CDK was an absolute pleasure to work with and she helped us with our menu until it was exactly what we wanted. Chef Danes Kitchen served the best food I've ever had at a wedding (I'm not just saying that because it was my own), and I hope we get to work with CDK again someday soon! Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking to hire a chef for any event.
Greg A. Married on 09/05/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Word cannot describe the incredible experience

As the saying goes when one door closes, another opens.

With the events of 2020 a full large scale wedding at a venue morphed into an intimate backyard wedding for 40. We never imagined how our daughter's (the bride) professional relationship with Dane would be such a blessing when he agreed to cater her wedding.

We want to make this testimonial short In hopes it gets read in its entirety.

Dane prepared a plated rehearsal dinner meal (on Friday evening for 25), Saturday box lunches for the bride/bridal party get ready meal and a plated meal for the wedding as well as providing bar service. The food was far and away some of the best we have eaten in our entire life (and we have eaten a lot of very good food). It is a true testament that several nights after the wedding it was the food we would talk about more so than the beautiful event, ceremony bride and groom.

To top off the food Dane is warm and as cool as a cucumber while executing his art. He is calm, friendly, and hospitable (far from the overtly stressed snappy stereotypical chef). It seems as though Dane's calmness resinates to his staff who are equally lovely, and hospitable ,while at the same time paying extraordinary attention to detail for set up, service, and clean-up.

At the end of the weekend Dane and his staff felt more like dear dear friends rather than a vendor.

In summary CDK was instrumental in making our daughter and now son-in-law's wedding weekend an even more so amazing and memorable event. Thank you CDK!!!!
Matthew K. Married on 07/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing dinner, the food was out of this world.

We selected Dane to host our rehearsal dinner before our wedding as something that would be unique as well as different than a restaurant. We didn’t know when we selected him that he would forever change how we viewed a fancy sit down plated dinner. We had a 5-course menu with wine that I believe would score at least a Michelin star possibly two as it was barn none the best meal I have ever had in my life.

Dane selected a perfect venue for our dinner of 20 people in a lovely cozy art gallery surrounded by a wonderful art exhibit. The table settings and decorations of flowers and runners was exquisite. Everything was welcoming and elegant which was the perfect vibe that we were striving for our formal dinner.

Dane and his team brought our first dish and he gave us a description of this wonderful appetizer and we couldn’t wait to dig in. As our guest all remarked on how good this was and wine flowed in to our cups and conversation became lively we knew this was going to be the perfect evening. The food got better and better with each course, just when you thought you couldn’t taste anything better the next dish would arrive and your taste buds were set alight with new flavors again.

The only downfall was that Dane was so amazing that now we compare every meal we have since that day to his and all fall considerably short. Dane is an excellent chef, and his staff and wine pairings made the entire evening a true delight. I look forward to the next time I need to book him to repeat such a marvelous evening.
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Chef Dane’s Kitchen frequently asked questions

At Chef Dane’s Kitchen, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
The bar service starting price at Chef Dane’s Kitchen includes:
  • Bartender(s)
Chef Dane’s Kitchen offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Chef Dane’s Kitchen offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Chef Dane’s Kitchen, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • French
  • Italian
  • Seafood
At Chef Dane’s Kitchen, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
To cater to all tastes, Chef Dane’s Kitchen offers the following food and beverage items:
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
Chef Dane’s Kitchen is recommended by 99% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in flexibility, 5 in professionalism, 5 in value and 4.6 in average response time.

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