Privato Chef Services
Privato Chef Services

Privato Chef Services

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Introduction: We believe the best moments in life happen at the dinner table. Privato is an in-home private chef services company that combines the luxury of fine dining with the convenience of home. Whether it’s a romantic evening for two, a lively wedding reception for 75 or anything in between, we create memorable in-home dining experiences for you and your guests. We focus on making client events enjoyable through the use of high-quality food, unique menus and a fun attitude. At Privato, we adapt our approach to match the event -- whether that means interacting with guests and sharing culinary tips, or staying more in the background as you engage with your honored guests. There's no pretense when working with our chefs. We want you and your guests to have a good time. We handle menu planning, grocery shopping, prep, cooking, serving and clean up -- just like in a restaurant, only in the comfort of home. Privato -- where impeccable presentation, delectable dishes and exceptional service meet. The best part about our jobs is getting to meet people from all over the Valley and be a part of special moments in their lives.

Hired 58 times

5 employees

7 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and punctuality.

Great 4.8

44 reviews


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Kate C.

Personal Chef

This was a gift, so I didn’t experience it myself but my Dad (the birthday boy) said the food was “sumptuous” and the dessert had his three favorite food groups: chocolate, ice cream, and raspberries. My mom said that the food was good and the Chef was “gracious and had a fun fun personality.” So that sounds pretty good to me. She also said, “I’m trying to watch this show, are we done now?” So... 5 stars.
Privato Chef Services's reply
Thanks for the great review, Kate! Sorry we didn't get to work together, but it was such a pleasure working with your parents. I love the candid review ;)
Jan 25, 2018
Jason G.

Personal Chef

Milestone birthday dinner for 7. What a fantastic night! Chef Michael collaborated on a four course meal that was top notch. A few highlights included: perfectly cooked siracha spice shrimp, amazing prime filets, with a picture perfect medium rare cook to a delicious halibut prepared with a smoky cream sauce. Everything was prepared to perfection with a great dose of Southern hospitality and the kitchen was left immaculately clean. Chef Michael comes highly recommended, and deserves the highest of praise. All the great reviews are spot on and he was a pleasure to have in our kitchen for the evening. It was like having our own private chef's table! Thanks for giving us a night to remember, Michael!
Privato Chef Services's reply
Thank you so much for the great review, Jason! It was a pleasure working with you, Jen and your guests, and I'm so happy you enjoyed the evening. Hope to work together in the future!
Apr 7, 2017
Ann L.

Personal Chef

Taste, presentation and service all outstanding! From start to finish a wonderful experience for all my guests. Will definitely recommend Michael to anyone looking for a private chef. Thank you for an absolutely lovely evening.
Privato Chef Services's reply
Thank you for the great review, Ann! Tina and I had a great time working with you and your guests and hope to see you again soon.
Aug 25, 2016
Rebecca a.

Personal Chef

Michael communicated with me throughout the process. He is personable and extremely organized. He showed up on time and ready to get to work at our rented home in Chandler. He brought his own cooking tools and was able to prepare our meal from scratch as we watched and talked with him. He was quite resourceful as we discovered several burners on the stove did not work! He was able to complete the meal without any problems using the available tools. We enjoyed learning about his path to his chosen profession and his family. The group of 8 loved his meal of filets and lobster. His desserts were bread pudding and lava cake (to die for)! He is an amazing young man and highly recommend him for your intimate dinners with friends. I even asked if he is available for a flight to the Dallas area to help with dinner events for our clients here. He was more than happy to book with us here! If we make it back to this area I will utilize his services again without hesitation! We all enjoyed the evening thanks to his personal and professional touches. Thanks Michael!
Privato Chef Services's reply
Thank you so much, Rebecca! I look forward to working together in the future.
Mar 8, 2016
Mike A.

Personal Chef

Chef Denton did an outstanding job with our group of 12. We had some adjustments to the various suggested menus and he was very accommodating. The presentation and overall service was absolutely fabulous. I would very much recommend Chef Denton for your next private event.
Privato Chef Services's reply
Thank you for the kind words, Mike! It was such a pleasure working with your group. Looking forward to hopefully working together again in the future!
Nov 17, 2015


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    We offer transparent pricing via a per person service fee, plus a pass-through grocery cost. Pricing it this way gives you complete control of the menu and ensures you’re getting the exact quality of ingredients you desire.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Cooking professionally since the age of 16, Executive Chef Michael Denton received a degree in culinary arts from the University of Tennessee Culinary Institute and has worked in both fine dining and casual American restaurants. Sous Chef Steven Biddle has a culinary arts degree from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale. All of our chefs carry an active Maricopa County Food Handler's Card.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    Since 2014, we have worked with clients around the Valley for dinner parties, romantic evenings, cocktail parties, birthday parties, anniversaries, bachelor/bachelorette parties, vacations, weekend getaways, golf trips, wedding receptions, corporate events, holiday parties and much more.

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