Our son and daughter in law just got married in the Big Basin Park, a difficult place to cater. Mark served two meals, including the main reception buffet with three meats and salads and vegetables etc. The food was amazing, the best I have ever had at hundreds of these affairs. All courses were delicious! The service was very efficient and friendly. This was a difficult venue to cater and he pulled it off beyond our expectation. I have no criticisms, only praise.
— Ron Riffel
Mark is absolutely amazing and so is his food. I highly recommend him! He is very sweet and wants it to be right for your special day. He takes care of so much that other caterers won’t even consider–linens, table setting, everything.
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 had 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 fiance 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.
We – and I believe everyone here – were very impressed with your food and its presentation. The evening went beautifully with the delicious food and the manner in which it was served. You were so “right on” about not using plates -no mess,no spill, etc. I will remember this in the future and will certainly use you again. I don’t have as many events as I used to have but always enjoy doing it when I agree to it. But……we ARE sort of tired now. But your clean-up was excellent and so was the Dominican help. Thanks for everything. —Mary Blanchard
Chef Gallagher 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.
Chef Mark and the Affordable Chef Services were a life saver. We had our caterer back out two weeks before our event. With less than two weeks to go Chef Mark was so accommodating to our needs.
We created a BBQ menu to feed approximately 200 people. Not only was the food delivered on time in hot insulated food boxes, but it was delicious. Everyone raved about the ribs.
I highly recommend Affordable Chef Services for your next event!
Mark catered my wedding two weeks ago and he made the impossible, possible! I wanted to have an elegant but affordable backyard wedding and he made it happen.
Mark provided great service and amazing food. His chicken was moist and his vegetarian lasagna was absolutely delicious. The appetizers were also a hit!
The backyard was a bit challenging due to uneven grounds but Mark saw my vision and delivered wonderfully. I will admit that I was not the easiest bride to work with and Mark still gave me everything I wanted and more.
Throughout the wedding Mark had an easy going and calm attitude which was a tremendous relief for any bride!
Mark and his crew were on time and left the place spotless before leaving. I am thankful I went with Affordable Chef Services and would highly recommend him!
Mark made my wedding day run very smoothly, I can’t thank Mark and his crew enough! Thanks Mark!
Affordable Chef Services was fantastic to work with! Not only was their food delicious, but they were happy to help me with some unexpected issues that came up during my prep!
The servers were friendly, the food was fantastic and all my guests were very pleased!
Thank you Chef Gallagher and staff! —Liseth Guizar
Mark and his team recently catered my daughters wedding reception at our home in Capitola. From beginning to end his relaxed nature + excellent execution + delicious food enabled the guests as well as the hosts to make the event memorable and relaxed at the same time.
His experience came in handy when planning the event and he took care of everything from start to finish. My wife and I have thrown many parties over the years and this was the first where we called out for help and it was well worth it.
Thanks again to Mark and I would never hesitate to recommend him or call on him again.