Boutique Weddings
& Elopements

Yes! Yes! Yes! Your special day should reflect your unique love, and the food is a huge part of this. Our chefs love boutique weddings, non-traditional weddings, elopements, and commitment ceremonies of all kinds. Browse chefs and services below.

how it works

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1. Use our prompts to create a gig page for a dinner, wedding, elopement or whatever special event you are looking to find a chef for. There is no charge for you to post or book.

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2. You can make the listing public or ask specific chefs to bid. Chefs offer quotes and sample menus through our portal. You can request changes or schedule interviews.

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3. Choose the chef and proposal that best aligns with you and your unique event. Confirm with a credit card, and know that you are in great hands!

Planning

overview of services

In general, our chefs provide seated dinner services for non-traditional weddings and elopements, where the couple wishes the food to represent themselves and align with their love, so they choose a conscious chef rather than a commercial caterer. We often have requests for plant-based weddings, retreat style wedding weekends, elopement ceremonies, and bridal showers.

Services vary depending on the size and budget of your event. While all chefs can create a gorgeous elopement spread aligned with your unique vision, and our many private chefs can offer a full-service private meal for boutique weddings, executing a full-service wedding is a huge undertaking. Please help support chefs in getting you detailed bids by having as much information as possible.

Weddings are full-blown celebrations, and can be as casual or high end as you would like. Please note that oftentimes many additional rentals are needed for weddings, as are staff. Make sure you are in complete understanding of what the chef is providing, besides simply the food.

PRICES: WHAT TO EXPECT

We honor our chefs to set their own rates and define their own worth. Rates vary greatly depending on food style, preparation complexity, travel, chef’s experience, logistics, food cost, and guest count. While all chefs can create a gorgeous elopement spread aligned with your unique vision, and our many private chefs can offer a full-service private meal for boutique weddings, executing a full-service wedding is a huge undertaking. 

Please note that oftentimes many additional staff, rentals (for offsite weddings, sometimes full kitchens need to be brought in), and special permits are needed for weddings. Make sure you are in complete understanding of what the chef is providing, besides simply the food.

Weddings range from $50-$150 per person for food and basic service only. Elopements and smaller ceremonies are typically billed hourly or day rate + food cost, or at seated meal price points.

Please browse chefs in your area to get an idea of standard rates, and indicate your ideal budget when posting a gig for chefs to bid on.

WHAT MAKES OUR CHEFS SPECIAL?

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Full Service

Many chefs have full-scale catering operations and can manage everything you need for your private chef dinner, elopement, wedding, or commitment ceremony.

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Farm-to-Table

It might sound cliché, but our chefs really do provide the best available produce and goods locally. Conscious cooking is a huge part of our platform, and that energy begins with the food source.

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Plant-Based

While we are not a fully vegan chef collective, our chefs all are familiar with plant-based offerings, and many clients choose our chefs rather than a large scale caterer because they are plant-based and want a chef who’s food reflects their values.

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Special Diets

Our chefs are used to creating custom menus, and many have cross-training in specialty diets, including gluten-free, paleo, ayurvedic, plant-based, vegan, and more. 

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Diversity

Our chefs honor diversity in all forms, including all genders, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, religious and spiritual beliefs, dietary preferences, and any and all things that make you unique.

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Love

We celebrate the human heart through food, thoughts, deeds, words, and actions, and believe you are what you eat. Therefore, all food is always made with LOVE. 

BROWSE WEDDING CHEFS

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Holistic Nutrition
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