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Mark Stefanelli (Owner/Chef)

Mark established Chefanelli’s, a catering firm, in 2003. Chefanelli’s is based in Merced, CA serving the entire Central Valley. We have expanded our services to include Northern California serving clients in Sacramento, Salinas, Cupertino, San Jose, Concord and San Francisco and the South Valley as far south as Delano.

Mark has three decades experience in the culinary arts. He continues to challenge himself to raise his culinary style to a higher level. His goal has been to consistently achieve excellence in every detail of the dining experience. Mark consults with his clientele on a one-on-one basis. He says meeting in person makes the consultation for your event more personal. He is known as “The People’s Chef”, catering to his clientele in ways that far surpass their expectations. Your event is personal and very important to him.

Chefanelli’s specializes in cultural cuisine and offers a wide variety of menu options for your special day. We welcome you to create your own menu or choose from some of the options we have listed for your convenience.

Chefanelli’s prides itself on the ability to meet the needs and budget for your event. Please give us the opportunity to discuss your event and specialize a menu for you.

We will create any menu you want!

Contact us to reserve your date.

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Frequently asked questions

What catering services do you provide?

Hors d'oeuvres

What types of cuisine do you cater?


What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
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Reviews of Chefanelli's Catering

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4.1 out of 5 rating
4.1 out of 5 rating
11 Reviews
82% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.3 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    3.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.2 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.1 out of 5 rating
Maria Sent on 08/23/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Chefanelli's Catering is amazing! This was actually the second wedding that Chefanelli's has catered for my family. We absolutely love the food and Mark's personal attention and desire to make sure everything is taken care of. I so much appreciate the fact that Mark is willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure he delivers his best. Highly, highly recommend!!
Shannon Sent on 08/22/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Chefanelli's Catering was the best catering we could have asked for at my wedding. It was a huge hit and I will definitely use him for any other special events I may have. The amount of food you will receive it awesome and people definitely do not go home hungry. He made the best lamb pop appetizers for our guest, they were especially the talk of the night! Good good Chefanelli's continue the great cooking. Highly recommend for all brides and grooms!!
Brandy Sent on 06/25/2013
5 out of 5 rating
Hire Mark and his team and you will NOT be disappointed! Chefanellis catered my wedding this past Saturday and everyone went on about how excellent the food was. Mark and his team went above and beyond for us! He was wonderful to work with and it felt like we had a wedding planner as well as a caterer! We could not be more happy. Made our day even more perfect!!! :D
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Chefanelli's Catering frequently asked questions

Chefanelli's Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations
At Chefanelli's Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Southern
At Chefanelli's Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Chefanelli's Catering is recommended by 82% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.1 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.3 in quality of service, 4.2 in value, 4.1 in flexibility, 4 in professionalism and 3.9 in average response time.

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