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Founded in 2001, AWG Private Chefs has quickly become a global leader in the private chef and catering industries. We are very proud to have two Certified Master Chefs on our staff! This prestigious title is presently held by less than 200 chefs around the world.  

Certified Master Chef Sean Andrade is our Executive Chef & Owner. Chef Sean has cooked in many different venues and restaurants around the globe, in all different flavors and styles of cuisine.  In addition to his passion for great food, He also has a great palate for wine, and is a Certified Sommelier and Wine Educator as well.  Chef Sean has worked as a Consulting Executive Chef in both the upstart & new venue arenas, as well as restaurant rescue industries, assisting owners of troubled and failing restaurants. 

Chef Michael Ryan, Celebrity Chef & AWG Private Chefs Client Tyler Florence, Chef Sean Andrade

Certified Master Chef Michael Ryan is our Executive Pâtissier (Pastry Chef). Chef Mike has both his savory and pastry degrees.  Chef Mike entered the private chef industry directly from as a graduate with honors from Le Cordon Bleu San Francisco. 


Both chefs bring to the table their own unique sense of food and deep seated passion for service.  Together, this dynamic duo can create any menu you may dream of. Our chefs cook for Fortune 500 executives, heads of state both foreign and domestic, celebrities, and most proudly our own community!

We founded AWG Private Chefs on the premise that there is a deep need for people to feel comfortable, warm, welcome, and pampered in their private dining experiences.  Our team of skilled chefs and service professionals have a combined experience of over 100 years in the food and beverage industry, from private cheffing, to catering, to hotel & restaurant management, to large corporate events, and everything in between. 

An unwavering commitment to customer experience, dedication to excellence in service, and above all passion about what we do, allows us to deliver the highest quality experience for you, our clients.

AWG Private Chefs was named Best Private Chefs California in 2016 by the Diablo Gazette. We have received several awards and special recognitions by heads of state, the Governor of California, Fiona Ma, The Golden Gate Business Association, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Supervisor Scott Wiener, and many business & culinary industry associations around the world. 

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