About Kiss the Chef Catering, LLC
Kiss the Chef Catering provides an authentic, personalized and worry-free catering experience that will set your event apart from the rest. You can trust Executive Chef and Owner Ed Farmer to create the menu of your dreams, and know that each dish is prepared with loving pride and the utmost attention to detail. We strive to make each event tailored to fit the needs of your tastes and vision. If you want to give your guests a lasting impression of your special day, trust Kiss the Chef. As one reviewer wrote in Stark Insider magazine, "After sampling Chef Ed Farmer's surprisingly sophisticated, Michelin-caliber food, forget kissing the chef... I'd even consider marrying him!"
Chef Ed’s distinctive cooking style is a fusion of down-home, Southern, family-inspired fun and food, combined with over 14 years of professional culinary expertise across multiple dynamic urban scenes like New York, Scottsdale, Las Vegas, and Tucson. Each experience provided extensive opportunities to explore new tastes and flavors, and to work with varied clientele across diverse backgrounds. Rest assured that Kiss the Chef brings to your table the same passion and delicious cuisine expected of us for more than a decade.
Your event will stand apart with our custom menus that highlight both traditional and cutting-edge flavors as well as a wide range of rustic, intimate and elegant décor. Each package is made to order and Chef Ed will bring that love of food and unique flavors to every event and every table. Our ingredients are locally sourced, hand-selected with care and pride from greenhouses, farmers’ markets and co-ops across Arizona. Keeping in step with being socially responsible to our home communities, Kiss the Chef is also involved in multiple philanthropic organizations, including donating both time and money to local youth organizations, civic councils, and providing scholarships for high school students.
Kiss the Chef Catering was recognized as the Wedding Wire 2013-2014 Couples’ Choice Award with the Windmill Winery for its outstanding service, food, and value. In 2014-2015 we again received the Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award. Among the highly-rated reviews, one bride awarded us a ranking of 5 out of 5 stars in the categories of: Quality of Service, Responsiveness, Professionalism, Value, and Flexibility. One bride shared, “We were the very first wedding this caterer ever booked and we were so impressed and pleased with their talent and professionalism. They truly are an undiscovered talent. The food was amazing and the service was quick and polite. It was also a great value for top-notch quality.”
Other accolades include a Stark Insider interview with Chef Ed, where he was singled out as one of "the 'Visionary Foodies' that are reshaping the East Valley culinary scene," and was published in such magazines as Arizona Highways, Sunset, Ebony-Life, and Arizona Guide. Kiss the Chef Catering is happy to cater events all across Arizona and it currently serves as the preferred vendor at the Windmill Winery in historic Florence, Arizona, where we head up their signature event “Cookin’ and Corks”, which is a casual chic dining experience.
Begin your personalized journey with Kiss the Chef Catering today and our Head of Consulting, Michael Anthony Flores II, will serve as your initial point of contact, as well as your guide. When families gather for celebrations of life and love, they will be treated with care and respect. Kiss the Chef Catering is honored to serve your family and friends, so that you can enjoy quality time with your guests.
Let us help make your special day a delicious!
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