Chris Brugler Catering
Chris Brugler Catering

Chris Brugler Catering

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Introduction: After years of working as a Private Chef in California, Chris’ reputation for great food and amazing customer service was getting him noticed. In 2006, he introduced Chris Brugler Catering which quickly found its place as one of Los Angeles’ premier caterers. With clients like Disney, Valentino, Volkswagon, Netflix, Cartier, and Tory Burch; Chris Brugler Catering is on the forefront of culinary excellence. With Chris at the helm of so many large events he has had the opportunity to train and create great relationships with cooks who became chefs that eventually ran large scale events for Chris when he had multiple events on the same night. Chris never would have imagined doing so many dinners each weekend from LA, Palm Springs to San Diego but he is positioned perfectly by calling on his amazing team that he has cultivated over the last 15 years to be the executing onsite chef. Chris has taken the positive out of the current situation and shifted his focus to growing the business, client relations and handling all of the prep and organization so the consistency is the same for each dinner. This also allows his large team to continue to work and thrive in these uncertain times. Not being the executing chef on every dinner has allowed him more time with his son Oliver (AKA O Dog) who loves being in the kitchen and creating his own recipes and plating style. Chris uses locally sourced, seasonal products and prides himself on using nothing but the finest and freshest ingredients to deliver you an unforgettable meal. Now with catering and private chef services that extend nationwide, Chris Brugler is a household name. With more than 20 years of experience, Chris Brugler's passion for food has never wavered. He has been working diligently on recipes for those in need of clean and healthy dining options as well, knowing that you don't have to sacrifice flavor to eat healthy. He established safe handling and food service practices that needed no change to comply with recent pandemic guidelines and has ensured clean, safe, and wipeable storage for his delivery services as well. Pandemic Guidelines: Our team takes temperature upon arrival, prior to entering the clients home Maintains 6 feet of social distancing Sanitize work space before, throughout, and after use Wears masks Wears gloves Ensures proper food handling and follows all CDC Guidelines
Overview

Hired 68 times

Serves Los Angeles, CA

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5 employees

16 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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

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Jana W.
Dec 29, 2021
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My husband and I had a short time between our engagement and our wedding: we decided to push ahead with a small ceremony at a private residence instead of waiting to try to ride out Covid. I didn't have a wedding planner so luckily a friend referred me to Thumbtack. I reached out to Chris first after visiting his website and reading his reviews: once we spoke I was sold. Chris is a cool guy and knows his stuff, he gave me some solid advice about this process as this was my first wedding. Chris has a really impressive resume so I wasn't sure if we could afford him but we worked out a budget and signed the contract. Since my husband has Southern roots Chris put together a menu that included some Southern dishes that he customized. The process was smooth and Chris always responded to any questions we had. One of the great benefits of working with Chris was that his company handled everything related to food and drinks so he handled everything from tables, chairs, the bar, and wait staff. Deliveries came the evening before right on schedule and on the big day Chris and his crew arrived right on time and got to work. The wait staff were excellent: so friendly, helpful, and kept everything going smoothly. And the food...... unbelievable! We did buffet style and EVERYONE commented on how great everything was from appetizers to dessert. The drinks were really good and our bartender was just a pleasure. I've been to a few of those functions with bland, underwhelming food so my husband and I were thrilled because we knew when people looked back on our wedding they'd remember that we knocked that out of the park thanks to Chris and his team. Our wedding was in May so I'm SUPER late with this but I had to post a review about our experience. I'd love to work with Chris again!

Details: Wedding • Lunch • Non-alcoholic drinks • Dessert • American - Southern • American - casual • Buffet • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 20 - 29 guests • Plates, utensils and glasses • Cloth napkins • Serving and warming equipment • Standard (basic ingredients)

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Nikki A.
Oct 4, 2021
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We booked Chris and his team for our wedding. We had a 3 course plated dinner. The food was one of the highlights of the day. The food was hot, perfectly cooked, fresh, flavorful, and delicious. Everything was so good it was unbelievable and nearly all of our guests commented on how blown away they were. He managed to set up and create gourmet food to our venue. I’ve never experienced such elevated and good food at a wedding. All my veg friends were also raving about their meal. His staff absolutely killed it - they were so helpful and lovely. One staff member went above and beyond and noticed our toddler was restless and got her a little plate of snacks and it was just what she needed. I can’t express enough good things or how absolutely blown away we were for Chris and his team delivering like that. You need to book his catering at your wedding.

Details: Wedding • Dinner • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • Mexican or Latin American • Mediterranean or Middle Eastern • Family style • Yes, full service • Outdoor venue • Yes, full kitchen • 50 - 59 guests • Premium (high end ingredients)

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Robert F.
May 13, 2021
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Chris Brugler & Company were the centerpiece of an incredible surprise party for my wife. Everything provided was first class and the food was amazing. I can’t wait to plan the next event with the Challah King aboard!

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Dinner • Alcoholic drinks • American - formal • Plated meal • Yes, full service • Outdoor venue • Yes, full kitchen • 30 - 39 guests • Plates, utensils and glasses • Cloth napkins • Serving and warming equipment • Premium (high end ingredients)

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Amy T.
Mar 4, 2021
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Chris was amazing! I booked him for a bachelorette dinner for 8 ladies in Palm Springs and he was very responsive and kept in touch with me until the day of the event. What you see is what you get! One of the best pappardelle pasta that I’ve had. I even ate my left over pasta for breakfast. The bride-to-be also said this was her favorite meal in Palm Springs.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • American - formal • Italian • French • Gluten free or celiac • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Lawrence J.
Feb 16, 2021
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Great service!! I strongly recommend!! Can’t wait for my next event to have you guys cater! Enjoyed every bit of it. & also the bread pudding was great!!!!

Details: Holiday meal (Mother's day, Valentine's day, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • Southern • American - formal • Barbecue • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Chris Brugler

FAQs

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

    Once we discuss the type of menu, service etc. I will send over a menu with pricing.

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

    I love to get some questions answered over email or can hop on a call so I can get a better understanding of your needs prior to putting together a menu.

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

    Graduated Culinary School from Philadelphia. Worked at The Ritz Carlton Philadelphia, Atlanta Buckhead, Half Moon Bay. Private Chef Montecito, CA. Private Chef Beverly Hills, CA. Chris Brugler Catering.

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