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The best event catering may be a personal chef service, check out why.

Best event catering by Artful Chefs

Maybe your best event catering choice is a personal chef service.

Is the best event catering service for your event, actually a personal chef service? What is the difference? 

The best event catering services are typically what you want for large weddings or events for over 100 people.  The food is prepped off site in a certified commercial kitchen. You have a right to know where your food is purchased.  How  it will be stored.  Where it will be prepped and cooked. How they will transport it safely. And how they will reheat and hold both hot and cold food during serving.

It’s not something you normally consider but, I would want to know the grade of the commercial kitchen. You can click  to check out any  Commercial kitchen in San Diego, like restaurants, are inspected and have a grade. If the grade is anything other than “A”,  there is an issue with where the food is being prepared. You should know this for the safety of your guests. Food poisoning can be very serious for the elderly, very young and those with weakened immune systems.

Because large quantities of food are being served, things like shrimp, lobster, grilled fish, fillets and chicken tend to get dried out. So San Diego catering companies, typically shy away from these items unless there is a sauce involved. Not a delicate sauce, a SAUCE. Typically these sauces are heavy, creamy sauces which mask overdone entrees. Excellent choices for catering buffet menus include things like baked pasta bars, baked potato bars, soup and salad bars, taco bars, crepe bars and BBQ anything.

San Diego personal  chef services, like Artful Chefs,  are different from catering services in many ways. First we prepare everything from scratch. We bring all the ingredients to your kitchen and prepare it fresh, there. You will be able to see where we purchase the ingredients and what the quality is immediately. We are all professionally trained chefs so our menu options reflect this.  We offer classic French, Italian, Asian, Spanish and special diets for those with dietary restrictions.

Email us if  want to see how our Artful Chefs can help you raise the level to gourmet at your event.

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We offer our services all over San Diego County including:

Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, San Juan Capistrano, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fairbanks Ranch, Fallbrook, La Costa, La Jolla, La Mesa, Mission Beach, Murrietta, Oceanside, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, San Diego, San Marcos, Temecula, Torrey Pines and Vista.

Our Client Reviews

“What an awesome team of professional, knowledgeable chefs, who were led by Chef Pharrell that helped us build a team cooking event into a very friendly competition and helped our teams work together to plan, execute against the plan and prepare a variety of meals, which were shared and enjoyed by all. Thank you so much for helping make a successful event for our group!”

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Aphrodiete T, San Diego, CA

“We hired Chef Pharrell for a Mothers Day dinner for our family. Very simply, she did what she said that she would do! She was easy to work with to create the menu and very accomodating to our dietary issues. Food looked great and tasted great. It was appreciated by all and made the day all that more special.”

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Craig R., Vista, CA
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