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Welcome to Affordable Chef Services

If you're searching for a caterer for a dinner party, birthday, anniversary, wedding reception, or holiday company picnic, personal Chef Mark Gallagher of Affordable Chef services of Santa Cruz can custom cater a menu just for you.

Multi-course plated wine pairing dinners or buffet style are available. Our highly trained professional staff have the experience and passion to cater your special event. Affordable Chef is also available for cooking classes and team building events.

To ensure the best culinary experience, Affordable Chef uses the highest quality meats, fish and local Santa Cruz County-grown organic produce available.

Chef Mark personally caters and designs each event menu dependent on the type of event, your desired catering price range, and any special dietary or religious needs you may have.

For an event quote, please send us your information via our Event Quote form. For other types of inquiries, please use the Contact form or general email link, found at the bottom of each page.

In the News

Mark Gallagher's awards continue to roll in!

He was voted Santa Cruz County's Best Caterer, Best Personal Chef, and Best Chef runner-up for 2014.

These honors follow his 2013 awards as Best Caterer and Best Chef.

Best Chef in Santa Cruz County 2014 Best Chef in Santa Cruz County 2014 Best Chef in Santa Cruz County 2014 Best Caterer in Santa Cruz County 2013 Best Chef in Santa Cruz County 2013

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"We hired Affordable Chef Services for a Birthday party early this month and were blown away at both the quality of food and level of professionalism. Mark was flexible and provided suggestions, but listened to what our vision was. During the event Mark and his staff were right on the mark yet able to adjust when needed. My husband and I are foodies and were so impressed by the quality and presentation of the food. In short, everything was seamless! What a great event -- thanks Mark. We'll definitely be hiring you again!"
From: Terri Schill of Ben Lomond, CA on April 20, 2011 More Info


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