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Chef鈥檚 Catering is a Rochester-based custom wedding caterer providing onsite catering with the freshest ingredients to Buffalo-area wedding events. Chef Michael D. Zazzaro has over 15 years of experience in the food service industry and brings passion, integrity, character and service to every meal that he and his team design. Let Chef鈥檚 Catering help you put your own twist on your wedding.

Services Offered
Chef鈥檚 Catering makes your vision a reality by customizing every detail of each menu from in-house pastry services, including wedding cakes, to stations, passed hor d鈥檕euvres, refined buffets and bartending services.

Cuisine
Chef鈥檚 Catering can create a menu suited to your taste. They offer the following cuisine styles:

  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • British
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • Ethiopian
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Russian
  • Southern
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • No pork
  • Nut free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


Other Services
Other services from Chef's Catering include:

  • Bartending services
  • Cleanup
  • Setup
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Buffet
  • Cake cutting
  • Dessert
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$35

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$22

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$14

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$20

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
Chairs
Tables
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware
Chocolate Fountain

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$18

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
Asian
Caribbean
French
German
Indian
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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Sally
Sally Married on 09/17/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Food Truck Catering = Best Wedding Menu Ever!

My now husband and I used Chef's Catering Food Truck for our wedding last weekend and it was a HUGE hit with our guests! Everyone loved the food truck experience and several friends and family members told us it was the best wedding food they've ever tasted! The corn-fritter and black bean sliders were so insanely delicious and local guests loved having a garbage plate option. The menu was super affordable compared to most wedding catering we looked at. And when prices for everything wedding related went up due to Covid and Inflation, Chef's honored our original quote.

Jillian was so responsive and helpful during the 2 year long wedding planning process. It was really important to me as a bride with a severe nut allergy that all the food was nut free. Jillian was great about working with me to not just accommodate my food restrictions, but make sure no guest went hungry. Not only were there gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options but there was a list of ingredients for each menu item so if guests could order confidently and make a substitution if they needed too.

If there were any slight hiccups, it took the truck a little longer to serve everyone than we had originally planned. But nobody seemed to mind once they got their food because it was so good! So if you're worried about sticking to a tight timeline maybe get a second food truck. Only other thing was the truck did take out some string lights when it drove away, but that just made for a memorable wedding story. Especially when several of our friends climbed the trees to fix the lights haha.

So in short if you want a more casual, but delicious, menu guests will talk about go with Chef's. If you're planning a wedding on a budget but still want a great menu, go with Chef's Food Truck. If you or your guests have dietary restrictions, you couldn't pick a more conscientious caterer.

But if you want the food truck experience but have a guests list of 100+ people, maybe have a longer dinner service or get two trucks. And just make sure any string lights or hanging decor are high enough or are out of the truck's path!
Kathryn
Kathryn D. Married on 10/16/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious!!!

Something everyone remembers about a wedding is the food and Chef鈥檚 Catering delivered for my October 2021 wedding! Jillian was wonderful throughout the process, doing a phone conference and being very responsive to email questions. We did a tasting on site at Chef鈥檚 in Rochester about 8 months before the wedding I was impressed not only on the taste of the food but also presentation! My extended family is from Rochester and I was told they were so excited when they arrived at our wedding to see Chef鈥檚 truck because they knew it was going to be good! We had various passed appetizers and a buffet style dinner. Everything was delicious, hot, served in a timely manner, and the staff was so friendly to all our guests. I highly recommend Chef鈥檚 as your caterer for any event but especially your wedding!
Rebecca
Rebecca I. Married on 10/02/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing 馃ぉ

The food and service was incredible and all of our guest have agreed the experience was amazing. From apps to dinner, cookies, cake and cupcakes, everything made you drool a little lol They we鈥檙e extremely helpful and very responsive. Couldn't imagine a better caterer!
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Chef's Catering frequently asked questions

At Chef's Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Chocolate Fountain
The bar service starting price at Chef's Catering includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
Chef's Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Chef's Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Chef's Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Southern
  • Spanish
At Chef's Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Chef's Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, Chef's Catering offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Chef's Catering is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in flexibility, 4.6 in average response time, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.6 in value and 4.5 in quality of service.

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