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About Us

Founded in 2001, AWG Private Chefs an event-driven chef-for-hire company, has quickly become the global leader in private chef service, bespoke dining, personal chef service, luxury traveling vacation chef, and boutique micro event catering spaces.

We are proud to have two Certified Master Chefs on our staff! This prestigious title involving many years of extensive training and practical experience is presently held by less than approximately 200 chefs worldwide.  Our private chef service and personal chef services have grown from our local community in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sonoma & Napa Wine Country Regions in Northern California where we began over twenty years ago, to now being able to offer full-service in over 38+ countries around the world. ​

AWG Private Chefs was founded because there is a deep-rooted need for people to feel comfortable, relaxed, welcome, and pampered in their private dining experiences.  Our team of highly skilled personal chefs, private chefs, concierges, and hospitality service professionals have a combined experience of over 135 years in the private chef, catering, beverage service, hotel & restaurant management, public & private client luxury concierge service, event planning, and large corporate event industries. 

​Our unwavering commitment to quality customer experience, dedication to excellence in service and client experience, and above all, a driven passion for what we do, allows us to deliver the best events & private chef dining experiences for you, our clientele.​


Our Culinary Style:

Our hyper-local ingredient-focused chefs are constantly creating new menu concepts for our clientele. We spend countless hours in our test kitchens doing recipe development and enrichment to always bring you the best possible private chef dining experiences in the industry. By combining taste, aromas, textures, and temperatures to create dishes that are not only delicious but also memorable for years to come.

We primarily source our ingredients from small, independent family-owned, fair-wage, fair-trade farms located right here in Northern California. For our global cuisine menus, we source our ingredients from the far reaches of the earth, to create flavors that are not only authentic but accurate in their flavor concept profiles.

Our chefs thrive on creativity, adaptability, and flexibility in their cuisine styles. This allows us to fully custom tailor any menu item all the way down to the ingredient level to deliver you & your guests the perfect bite.

We create our unique own sauces, marinades, spice blends, and preserves from scratch to enhance the depth of flavor to compliment any style of cuisine that you may wish to enjoy. We also utilize the world's finest spirits and wines in our recipes and design our menus with fresh seasonal herbs & ingredients, all while being focused on providing amazing hospitality.

Multi-Award Winning Chefs & Superior Service:​

We have received several special coveted global and industry awards, along with special legislative recognitions by heads of state, the Governor of California, Fiona Ma, Diablo Magazine, Expertise.com, The Golden Gate Business AssociationNational LGBT Chamber of Commerce, State Senator Scott Wiener, and numerous business & culinary industry associations both domestically and all around the world. 

Chef Michael Ryan, Tyler Florence, Chef Sean Andrade of AWG Private Chefs
Chef Michael Ryan, Celebrity Chef & AWG Private Chefs Client Tyler Florence, Chef Sean Andrade

For an amazing fourth year in a row, AWG Private Chefs has again been double award winners of Best Caterers and Best Personal Chefs in San Francisco for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 by Expertise.com!  We are humbled, and continue to thank you so much for this ongoing honor! 

AWG Private Chefs has been voted Best of the East Bay Caterer in 2021 and 2022 by Diablo Magazine, and was runner up for 2020.

Chef Sean Andrade of AWG Private Chefs

Certified Master Chef Sean Andrade is our Executive Chef & Chief Executive Officer. Chef Sean is a globally recognized private chef who has been serving Fortune 500 executives, celebrities, and sports figures at their many residences, villas, offices, vacation estates, private jets, and yachts around the world for over 20+ years.

In addition to his personal chef and private chef work, Chef Sean Andrade enjoys cooking in many different venues and restaurants around the globe. He continues to focus his globally inspired styles of cuisines utilizing many different custom-tailored flavor profiles as well as styles of unique domestic and international food preparations, to keep his menus fun, fresh, and always tasty.  In addition to being behind the scenes in the kitchen, Chef Sean enjoys teaching hands-on and virtual cooking classes, food and wine pairings, as well as travel abroad with a chef multi-day culinary immersion experiences across the globe.

Further adding to his passion for great food and beverage excellence, Chef Sean also has a great palate for wine, and is a Certified Sommelier, wine educator, wine competition judge, Certified Sherry Wine Specialist, and avid wine collector.

Chef Sean continues to provide Consulting Executive Chef services in both the upstart new venue arena, as well as providing critical restaurant rescue consulting services, assisting owners and fellow foodservice operators of troubled or failing restaurants to recover, rebrand, and become once again successful and profitable in their food and beverage service operations. ​

Certified Master Chef Michael Ryan is our Executive Pâtissier (Pastry Chef). Chef Mike has earned both his savory and pastry degrees. Chef Mike entered the private chef industry directly as a graduate with honors, from Le Cordon Bleu San Francisco. ​

Both chefs bring their own unique sense of food and a deep-seated passion for service to your table.  Together, this dynamic duo can create virtually any menu you may dream of. Our chefs continue to create memorable specialized dining experiences for Fortune 500 executives, heads of state, both foreign and domestic, celebrities, and most proudly members of our own community!


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