Private Chefs for Casual Events

Looking to host a memorable casual event that will impress your guests and leave them talking about it for years to come? Look no further than AWG Private Chefs, your ultimate partner in creating extraordinary experiences. Our team of culinary experts is dedicated to crafting delectable menus tailored to your casual event's unique theme and preferences.

Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue, pizzatacos, a relaxed brunch, or a lively cocktail party, our skilled chefs delicious menus will enhance your guests experience, making it a highlight of your event. From mouthwatering appetizers to tantalizing main courses and delightful desserts, we offer a diverse range of culinary delights that will satisfy virtually every palate.
Casual Event Catering Food tacos, pasta, quiche
BBQ catering featuring turkey, grilled pineapple and pulled pork

Casual Event Catering: Reimagined

Always fresh, organic & tasty. Your next casual event get-together shouldn't have to be flashy or insanely expensive. Great quality ingredients, masterfully curated menus, curated for you by our Certified Master Chefs, and your guests are truly all you need for a memorable and tasty casual event. Remember great food, friends, and fun are what always bring people together!
assorted small bites and tapas

Experience Easy, Effortless Entertaining

Simply share with us your vision or theme for your casual event, and then let our Certified Master Chefs chefs curate the perfect catering menu for you. If you have favorite dishes you wish to enjoy, simply let us know, and we will incorporate those into your menu. 

Relax and be a guest at your own party! All of the details are handled for you. From the ingredient shopping, preparation, cooking, service, and we even clean up and do the dishes! Hire our chefs that come to your home and discover the secret to stress free casual events today.

AWG Private Chef Reviews

Find out what our clients have been saying about our Casual Event catering services:

JoAnne L.

San Mateo, CA
" I arranged to have the chefs come and cook brunch -- on Sunday so we could have a relaxing day staying by the pool. Making the arrangements was seamless, and AWG was so responsive to every question I had. The girls loved all of the food and the chefs were very gracious and friendly. I would highly recommend AWG for your special event!!"

Geronimo R.

San Francisco, CA
"If you are looking for delicious food, outstanding hospitality, and a kind/humble crew -- you will find them right here. 

Food and drinks were in abundance and we were always satisfied!"

Helene K.

Martinez, CA
"I was raised here in the East Bay and have hired several caterers over the years, with none giving me the confidence that AWG did. -- Menu changes were done quickly and without any issues, and everything was seamless perfection! AWG is an outstanding team of professionals that bring meaning to any event, large or small."

Something different than a usual dinner party.  

We're a full service casual event catering company. It's not just about the food; it's the entire experience that sets AWG Private Chefs apart. With our attention to detail and commitment to excellence, we ensure that every aspect of your casual event is handled with utmost care. Our team will work closely with you to understand your vision, bringing it to life through exceptional service, stylish presentation, and impeccable execution. Whether you're hosting an intimate gathering or a large-scale celebration, we have the expertise to seamlessly handle every logistical aspect, leaving you free to mingle with your guests and enjoy the occasion stress-free.
catered street taco with lime & pickled onions
Casual party food

Try any of our casual themed event menu suggestions, or we can create one exclusively for you

Frequently Asked Questions:

How far in advance should I book a private chef?

As soon as you know a perspective event date, please reach out to us. Our most requested service days are Fridays & Saturdays, with select dates booked up several weeks to even years in advance.

Can I request specific ingredients or menu items?

You sure can! Just share with as much detail as to what you wish to enjoy, and our chefs will prepare those items for you, just the way you like them.

How much does it cost to hire a private chef for my casual event?

AWG Private Chefs will only charge you for the actual ingredient costs, and service labor to execute any menu you select. There are no hidden fees or package pricing, so you always transparently know exactly what your costs will be before signing a contract. We can work with most reasonable budgets to help keep things affordable for you. 

Will you cater a party for our kids?

Yes. We'll design a kids party catering menu that is all of your kids favorite foods. We also handle all of the dietary and allergy restriction modifications to make menus accessible to all guests.

We'd like to host a pizza party, can you help with that?

Yes! We have mobile pizza ovens that we can bring to your home for a delicious pizza catering event.  We can also use your built in wood or gas fired pizza oven if you have one in your backyard. 

How much should I tip my private chef?

We suggest a minimum amount of 18%, with most clients averaging 22 to 30+%. All gratuities extended will be split equally among the entire service team working your event.

Can you provide tables, chairs, games & party rentals for us?

Yes! We carry a full line of table top party rentals including dishes, buffet servingware, utensils, decor, glassware, linens, etc. In addition, we've partnered with the areas top event rental companies for tables & chairs, yard games, etc.

Can I provide my own beer, liquor, wine, hard seltzer, etc.?

Absolutely!  In compliance with California state liquor regulations, we exclusively serve only client provided alcoholic beverages to guests ages 21 and over.  We do not sell or furnish liquor of any type. Our sommeliers and bartenders will gladly provide suggestions of wine or cocktail pairings upon request. 
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friends on a picnic blanket eating casual food

Total Event Excellence, One Event at a Time! 

Upon your initial contact with AWG Private Chefs, you will be matched with a dedicated member of our multi-award-winning client ​concierge team who will be your exclusive point person for your booking. Your concierge can handle any additional details you may need to help make your casual catered event memorable!
  • Floral Design, Centerpieces, Custom Flower Arrangements
  • Premium Quality China, Flatware, Glassware, Serviceware & Linen Rentals
  • Event Tents, Lighting, Tables & Chairs Rentals
  • Full-Service On-Site and Pre-Event Coordination,
  • Event Decor Design & Styling
  • DJs, Photographers, Videographers, Musicians, Performance Entertainment
  • Event Insurance & Host Liquor Liability Policies
  • and So Much More!
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