Engaging a personal chef is truly unique experience. Our personal chef service affords you more time to enjoy your guests, be the host, be present with the worry and stress of meal preparation and presentation. As your personal chefs, we will take of everything from the menu plan, shopping, staffing, and clean up. Menus for plated, buffet or family style service are customized to suit your specific requirements. We can assist with event planning, florals, décor, musicians, photographers and rentals and more.
Our goal is to exceed your expectations and provide lasting memories.
Shopping and meal preparation
Catering & serving equipment
Event setup and clean up
Chef Roxanne Sweeney of Stillwater Catering provided my family of 4 children and 6 adults with a wonderful dinner experience at our Airbnb in Sebastopol, CA. Planning was easy with her. She blended her ideas and mine creating a wonderful at home meal with no hassle for any of us. Children and adults enjoyed the lovely family style dinner of snacks, salad, dinner with two main dishes and yummy dessert. Thank you Roxanne.
Roxanne came and cooked for me and friends over labor day weekend. She was flexible and able to accommodate last minute changes to our plans. Lunch and dinner two days. The food was great. Highly recommend so much so that we have booked her again for next year.
The cost of hiring a personal chef for your event will vary based on your selected menu and the number of guests you are serving. You can expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $100 or more per person, depending on your menu and where you live. Costs will increase for menus featuring more expensive items, such as premium wild caught fish, organic vegetables and grass fed organic meats and free range organic poultry
Menu and courses
The number of courses you want to serve your guests affects the price, of course, because the more food the chef must prepare, the higher your cost will be.
If your party is larger than the chef can easily cook for and serve alone, they may need to bring in a sous chef or additional server at an additional cost. Generally, $50.00 per hour per person with a 4 hour minimum to bring along a server for parties of 14 or more.
Rentals & Tableware
If you do not have enough cutlery, tableware, glassware tables, chairs, linens, etc. for your party, your personal chef can assist with rentals
The chef may charge an additional fee for travel beyond a certain distance. Example: Personal Chef Roxanne charges $1 per mile for events more than 25 miles from his/her location.
Our chefs menus are eclectic and international, and can be adjusted to meet any special dietary requirement. We feel strongly that knowing where your food comes from is an invaluable part of promoting wellness, not only with your own health, but inside your community as well. We value the efforts of local food co-ops, family owned groceries, and small organic farms.
Special Dietary needs
The staff employed for catered events varies with each job, based on the event's guest count, level of formality and degree of complexity.
Our staff members are trained professionals, have state certified food safety training and insured.