Working with Chef Mark was a pleasure, really! I appreciated the fact that he returned my emails the same day, typically within the same hour. He was also readily available by phone. He was consistently professional and offered great suggestions. Our wedding was held at a friend’s home in the Santa Cruz mountains and one of his staff, Summer, met us prior to the wedding to walk through the property. We appreciated this as we were able to get a lot of our questions answered. The day of our wedding Mark and his crew came in and just started handling everything in a flash! Our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food (the veggie lasagne is amazing!). Throughout the evening his staff were very attentive to guests, passing apps and drinks. I would highly recommend working with Chef Mark as I cannot think of one negative thing to say! One of the guests is hoping to hire Mark this fall for a surprise birthday party at her home. She saw how great he was to work with! 5 stars all around!
We hired Mark for our wedding May 2019 and we couldn’t have been more happy with our selection. We wanted a more casual “food truck” style dinner and Mark delivered- everything was delicious. Mark returned all of my emails and calls promptly during the planning process and was very open to any changes we made to the menu. Mark and his team also handled glassware, dish-ware and linens as well which was one less thing we had to worry about. On the day of the wedding itself, Mark and his team were AUTOMATIC and everything went like clockwork. My wife specifically wanted grill cheese and tomato soup appetizers and we completely forgot to eat while greeting our guests- Mark overheard and made sure that all of the apps we missed were at our table so we could eat them. Finally, Mark did late night food for our guests- burgers, dogs and Mac and cheese – nothing better to soak up some booze.
I can’t recommend the affordable chef and his team enough from both a price point perspective but for quality of food and service.
Chef Mark is Amazing. I run a business here Denver and I have a very high standard for those that I work with. From start to finish during the planning process they have been very creative, responsive, and professional. We have some unique requirements for our wedding and Mark did everything in his power to accommodate. Most importantly, he has made this process low stress (This part is for the grooms). My finance has a lot to deal with to plan our event and the stress level can be high as I imagine it is with all couples. This has been the least stressful part of the process because of Mark and his team. That says a lot because catering is a very important part of the event. I would highly recommend this team to my friends, family and business partners.
Chef Gallagher was recently awarded the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® for 2018, as determined by reviews from his happy clients! The Couples’ Choice Awards recognizes Affordable Chef as being among the top 5% of wedding professionals nationwide.