Voted 2024's Best Northern California Private Chefs

AWG Private Chefs Northern California Private Chef service clientele have been enjoying our signature "Easy, Effortless Entertaining™" services since 2001. Our unmatched uniquely custom-tailored level of service is what will make your next event so special. Our attention to detail in every aspect of pre-planning, coordination, preparation, cooking, service, and even the final touches including the clean up of your event allows our hosts and hostesses the ability to just sit back, relax, and enjoy their Northern California Private Chef dining experience in the comfort and convenience of their own home, or wherever they might need us.

We proudly employ the only two Certified Master Chefs in Northern California. In 2024, we were once again been named the Best Bay Area Private Chefs in San Francisco as well as Best Caterers in San Francisco for the sixth consecutive year by In 2021 and 2022 we were named Best Caterers in the East Bay by Diablo Magazine. With first runner up being placed for 2020 and 2023.

Hiring a Northern California Private Chef is the perfect solution for your home or business when you're looking for a superior level of quality, service, virtually unlimited inventive curated menu options, and a distinct personalization in your entire dining experience when compared to a traditional caterer.
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Experience Easy, Effortless Entertaining

Hosting any celebration, anniversary, baby shower or gender reveal, special event, corporate retreat, luncheon, murder mystery dinner partyJapanese Steakhouse Teppanyaki Hibachi experiencefood & cocktail pairing partydining in the dark experiencegourmet street taco partyluxury passport tasting menu or brunch is easy with AWG Private Chefs.

Planning your Northern California Private Chef catered event is so easy, simply share with us your vision, any theme for your event, cuisine type, and service style preferences, then sit back, relax, and leave the rest to us!

AWG Private Chef Reviews

Find out what our clients have been saying about our Northern California Private Chef services:

Sue M.

Napa Valley, CA
"This was truly an outstanding experience. I didn’t lift a finger and our 7 course meal was out of this world. The 2 chefs/servers were very nice and entertaining. Amazing experience!!"

Craig A.

Santa Rosa, CA
"Exceptional, professional, and just all-around the best experience. We could not have had a better chef server and cocktail experience then we had over the weekend for our anniversary."

Helene K.

Martinez, CA
"If I could use only one word to describe the event I had with AWG Private Chefs, it would be "elegant." The food was delicious and easily accessible to all, especially those with dietary restrictions. My event could not have been handled by a more professional and friendly team than AWG.

Our Northern California Private Chefs bring the restaurant dining experience to your home

Create memories, connect with your guests, and experience the luxury of truly being a guest at your own event. Why should you incur the high expense of dining out and the daunting task of having to cart your guests or family around to different restaurants? Please don't even get us started on trying to find parking a parking space! Or worrying if the valet is going to take your car on a joy ride!

Your Northern California personal chef will work with you to design a fully custom-tailored menu. As our client, you will enjoy the luxury of having full editorial control over your menu, all the way down to the ingredient level, that way you will never have to pay for something you don't wish to enjoy.

Proudly using only the finest quality hand-selected seasonally available, locally sourced from Bay Area fair wage and fair labor practices farms and purveyors, While also exclusively utilizing organic, sustainable, and GMO-free ingredients for all of our menus is what makes us different than a traditional broad market caterer.
Northern California Private Chef preparing a dinner party
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Casual cuisine, fine dining, or anything in between!

We can easily prepare casual to Michelin star style elegant fine dining restaurant quality menus for you and your guests. Each private dining experience that we curate is innovative, completely unique to your wishes, and above all, fun. We pride ourselves on always paying extra special attention to any of your dietary needs, cuisine preferences, and meal service style preferences so that your event is always spectacular and memorable.

What types of health & safety protocols are observed?

All of our staff have either state or federal-level food handling safety certifications, which involve self-study, classroom, online, and practicum training that must be renewed every few years. Our ongoing health & food safety internal training programs continue to make AWG Private Chefs rank as a global leader in private chef services.

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?

Absolutely! Simply Provide us with as much detail as to what you wish to enjoy, and let our chefs provision and prepare those items for you, just the way you like them.

How much does it cost to hire a Private Chef in Northern California?

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.

How far in advance of my event will my private chef arrive?

Your service team will arrive 90-180 minutes prior to your desired start time to begin preparations for your event and make sure that we're ready to serve you when you are ready to enjoy.

What about special dietary needs or food allergies?

Special diets and allergy avoidance menu planning can absolutely easily be accommodated. No matter the dietary restriction, your private chef in Northern California can design exciting and delicious menus for you & your guests that are custom tailored to you & your dietary needs.

How much should I tip my private chef?

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

Can you create separate menus for our kids?

Yes! We would be more than happy to create separate menus for your kids if so desired. We understand that children have unique tastes and dietary requirements, and we want to make sure that everyone in the family is happy. (Additional charges apply)

Can I provide my own wine, 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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Seared Wild Boar Chop prepared by our Northern California Private Chefs

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 entire event. Your concierge can handle any additional details you may need for your event!
  • 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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