Chef Mark Gallagher, Gourmet Food at an Affordable Price
When first contacting Mark Gallagher he was very personable and his attentive care began with our first converstaion and lasted through the day of the event, even checking in afterward.
I was nervous to higher a personal chef, not knowing what to expect, how the food would taste. But I was more than pleasantly surprised. The presentation alone was gorgeous, I almost did not want to eat the masterpiece. The vegetable dishes had an amazing color palette that enticed me and the flavor was nothing short of fantastic.
I had a variety of diners: vegans, pescadarians (hey, this is Santa Cruz), but Mark had no problem suggesting spring rolls, veggie lasagna, salmon teriyaki, and a chicken dish. I love meat so I was glad he didn't go all veggie.
Mark stopped by my house the week before the event to get the measurements, and was very laid-back which actually helped out because I was nervous about the family reunion, but it all went great, at a great price at that.
My family was excited about the excellent food, and without personally having to stress about anything I just got to be a great hostess. Since all the plates and cutlery were brought I didn't have even have to worry about clean-up. I think Affordable Chef is a great company in Santa Cruz. If I could afford it, I would have him cook all my meals, but I don't know if my husband would miss my domesticity, or maybe he'd actually eat my food.