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Chef Chris of Venice
Chef Chris of Venice

Chef Chris of Venice

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Introduction: PLEASE READ. Thumbtack charges me to reply to you. If I don't reply, it means that I may be booked for that date or the budget you have selected isn't possible. I'd love to reply to everyone on here, but I can't. A quick internet search will get you to me! My motto is "gourmet everyday" and I truly live by it! I want to bring my passion for healthy, innovative and delicious, vegetable-forward cuisine to your dinner party. Bringing people together around meals and taking the pressure off by delivering amazing food is my passion. Whether it's a private dinner party you're hosting, a baby shower in the backyard or a small event, I promise that you'll never eat healthier, more deliciously, or have more fun with me in the kitchen. I really do go above and beyond every time I cook.

Hired 7 times

Serves Los Angeles, CA

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1 employee

2 years in business

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

Exceptional 5.0

17 reviews


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Kevin M.

Personal Chef

Chef Chris gave us an evening to remember, starting with the planning, his approach and understanding our wishes. To supporting even beyond the menu by supporting to pairing wine for us. A full vegetarian 8 course menu with spectacular vegan dishes as the highlights. His vegan Cacio e Pepe and gaspacho are beyond amazing. The small extra touches made our special day even more special, thank you Chef Chris. He told us upfront this would be one of the best meals we would ever have and he delivered. What made the experience even better is the professional and personal approach Chef Chris delivers. If you are looking for a chef that takes a creative, thoughtful and unique approach to cooking and flavors chef Chris is your man.
Sep 10, 2020
Ben b.

Personal Chef

Nothing but positive things to say about Chef Chris. From the planning stage to the execution of the dinner, Chris was on point! I told Chris a few menu items that I wanted him to incorporate into the dinner and he filled in the gaps, taking the experience to another level! If we’re fortunate enough to vacation in the Palisades again next summer, Chris will be one of my first calls. From his stellar drinks and cuisine to his SoCal persona, he made our event one to remember! Thanks Chef Chris!
Sep 18, 2020
Midge W.

Personal Chef

We splurged with an evening Chef Chris said would be a culinary experience and he did not disappoint. We gave Chef Chris the opportunity to prepare a menu that shared his talent for making his specialty items - and one we will remember forever. It was a highlight and respite for the six adults on our annual family week on the beach. Even with a marginal rental home kitchen set up, Chef Chris prepared everything on site with fresh and ingredients - many we have never tasted before. Superb!!
Aug 11, 2020
Rebekah o.

Personal Chef

I'm still not sure how Chris pulled off this fantastic dinner featuring 4 different entrees, (and a wide assortments of incredible appetizers) but he did so in a timely manor, great service and best of all, gourmet results that exceeded my expectations. If you are looking for a private chef, seriously, stop looking and hire Chris. He goes above and beyond with every dish he serves and then some. Plus his portions will keep you eating for the next few days, which is great when on vacation! Thanks Chris. You are a hero in the kitchen!
Jul 21, 2020
Alex H.

Personal Chef

Chef Chris catered two meals for us during our stay in Topanga. One formal dinner, one relaxed lunch. Both were exceptionally executed and thoughtfully composed. He was a delight to have around and we would certainly work with him again.
Jul 17, 2020
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Christopher Murray


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

    I only use organic farmer’s market ingredients and will work with you to create a menu that we're both excited to serve. I promise to “wow” you with the food and and presentation and be an absolute pleasure to have in your home.

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

    I get a sense of what the client is looking for and offer menu options that they can choose from. I can cook vegan, omnivore, vegetarian and meat dishes equally well, so I really put all the options in front of the client. Then we reach a price where we're both happy and we book and hold the date. I draw up a menu and we're ready to go!

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

    I have trained with top chefs in NYC and LA: Laurent Torondel of BLT FISH, Trigg Brown of Win Son, Wylie Dufresne of 71-Fresh Foods and WD-50, Travis Lett of Gjelina and Matthew Kenney of Plant Food and Wine.

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