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Mad City Chefs
Mad City Chefs

Mad City Chefs

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Introduction: ***PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR ALL INQUIRIES*** Mad City Chefs is a event catering and private chef service. We offer an eclectic, seasonal, local and mostly organic menus. Our staff consists of Chefs from the top restaurants in the Madison Area and we offer top notch service, food and attention to detail. Our Passion, experience and expertise in the culinary world put us above the rest. Being able to work in an ever-changing environment, meeting new people on a daily basis and sharing our passion of local, sustainable and organic food with our customers keeps us going. Our collaboration and partnerships with local farmers and businesses makes us feel involved in the local food scene and we would love to share our passion with you!

Hired 10 times

10 employees

8 years in business

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Exceptional 5.0

11 reviews


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Lisa Z.

Wedding and Event Catering

Ethan at Mad City Chefs did an excellent job catering our wedding. All of the food was outstanding and our guests raved about it. They specialize in small plates but worked with us to put together a delicious assortment of appetizers and a dinner buffet. Honestly it was some of the best food I've ever had and I am a pretty good cook who eats out a lot. The Peruvian chicken was divine and the citrus salmon was the best salmon I've ever tasted. Ethan and his staff were just wonderful to work with and we couldn't have been happier. My only regret is we left the next day for the honeymoon and had to give away most of the left overs. I highly recommend Mad City Chefs!
Sep 28, 2015
Lisa C.

Wedding and Event Catering

Great Experience! The food was incredible without being your typical boring catering menu. The service was incredible the staff was very attentive to what needed to be replenished which could have been difficult because of the large group of people coming in all at once. The presentation was nothing short of amazing as well with great attention to detail.
Dec 21, 2017
Rachel G.

Event Catering (Buffet)

Ethan and the team at Mad City Chefs far exceeded my expectations, and my expectations were high! The creativity and quality of the food, the presentation of the food and the service (pre, post and during) were fantastic. Our party was about 65 people following our daughter's graduation from UW Madison (May 2016). We are from Los Angeles so we had never hosted a party in Madison and didn't have any experience with caterers in the area. After a bit of research, we selected Mad City Chefs, but it was a 'cross our fingers' and hope for the best sort of guess. We ended up with more compliments on this party than we have ever had before, and we've used many caterers in the Los Angeles area over the years. Everyone had a great time and the food was the star of the show.
May 17, 2016
Cathy H.

Wedding and Event Catering

The staff, chefs and set up was all very professional. The attendees at the party commented on the variety of delicious food served. I will be hiring Mad City Chefs in the future and I recommend you do too!
Jan 14, 2016
Brenda S.

We love working with Mad City Chefs. Professional and easy to work with. Beautiful food display and the food itself is unique and delicious! All of our clients at our appreciation event raved about the food.
Apr 24, 2018


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

    Our Pricing is dependent on style of service, number of people and selections of food. We would be happy to customize a menu to accommodate your budget.

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

    Once our customer reaches out to us we will set-up a free consultation and speak with you over the phone or travel to your location. During the consultation we try to see if Mad City Chefs is a good fit for your event. We are willing to work with any number guests, custom menu designs and ideas.

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

    Executive Chef/Owner Ethan has been in the food industry for 18 years. Ethan has a background in Exercise Physiology & Strength and Conditioning. His passion for the culinary world, world travel and an active lifestyle lead to the creation of Mad City Chefs and the eclectic menu we offer. Some of our Chefs work in the top restaurants in Madison by day and with Mad City Chefs as contractors for each event. We have a very talented staff from all walks of life and would love to make your event a special one!

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