Affordable Chef Services
Affordable Chef Services

Affordable Chef Services

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Introduction: Whether you're searching for a caterer for a dinner party, birthday, anniversary, wedding reception, holiday, company picnic, or other event, personal Chef Mark Gallagher of Affordable Chef Services of Santa Cruz can custom cater a menu just for you. Please visit our website at - and simply fill out our fast free event quote page .... To ensure the best culinary experience, Affordable Chef uses the highest quality meats, fish and local Santa Cruz County-grown organic produce available. For an event quote, please send us your information via our Event Quote page ..

Hired 21 times

Serves Capitola, CA

15 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, work quality, and value.

Very good 4.6

9 reviews


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Amy D.

Wedding Catering

We hired Mark to cater brunch for our wedding, and we were very impressed! He replies in a timely manner to questions, requests, and concerns. From the moment he reached out in response to my project on Thumbtack, Mark worked hard to accommodate our needs. He made sure that we felt good about the menu before we booked him, and had us over for a tasting. Additionally, he noticed an item we didn't originally include on the menu and graciously added it to the meal (potatoes!). Many of our guests made comments to us about how much they enjoyed the food, and everyone (about 130 people) had as much to eat as they wanted with food left over. My only regret was that as the bride I didn't have the chance to eat as much of that AMAZING French toast as I wanted!
Apr 15, 2018
Robin B.

Wedding Catering

good menu got to speak to the chef himself on several occasions, and he answered all my questions, a full service operation (can do plates and linens, etc) and nice menu selection with local organic food as a value of the caterer.
Feb 18, 2018
Carl O.

I would never hesitate to recommend him 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.
Affordable Chef Services's reply
Thank you sir
Nov 13, 2012
Jadyn P.

GREAT SERVICE We got married yesterday and had to post a review immediately because Affordable Chef was so great! Chef Mark was punctual in replying to my questions before the big day, which, as an out-of-town bride, was very reassuring! At the last minute, Chef Mark was unable to attend the reception, but his on-site chef made delicious food, and the staff were phenomenal! There was one staff member in particular who took an interest in my Husband and I. She told us that we were her "celebrities for the day," made sure we ate appetizers before we walked in, escorted us to the buffet first, and was constantly checking on our drinks. She also took an interest in our families, leading many people to tell us how amazing she was! The bartender Chef Mark sent was also lovely, knew her stuff, and made our signature cocktails perfectly! All in all, a great experience and a company we would trust our next big event to!
Aug 5, 2015
Sierra H.

Wedding Catering

Food was a hit and the servers were super attentive and professional! I would absolutely recommend.
Jul 24, 2017


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

    Please visit our website and simply fill out provided event quote page . Payment option discounts to whom ask ..

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Fill out website provided event quote page .

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

    Culinary graduate .

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