About Us...

Founded in 2001, AWG Private Chefs, an event-driven private chef for hire company, has quickly become the global leader in the private chef service, bespoke dining, personal chef service, and boutique micro event catering.


We are very proud to have two Certified Master Chefs on our staff! This prestigious title involving extensive training and practical experience is presently held by less than 200 chefs worldwide.  


Our private chef service has grown from our local community in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sonoma & Napa Wine Country Regions in Northern California where we began, to now being able to offer full service in over 35+ countries around the world. 

AWG Private Chefs was founded on the premise that there is a deep-rooted need for people to feel comfortable, warm, relaxed, welcome, and pampered in their private dining experiences.  


Our team of highly skilled personal chefs, private chefs, and hospitality service professionals have a combined experience of over 135 years in the private chef, catering, beverage service, hotel & restaurant management, public & private client concierge service, event planning, and large corporate event industries. 

Our unwavering commitment to quality customer experience, dedication to excellence in service, and above all a driven passion about what we do, allows us to deliver the best events & private chef dining experiences for you, our clientele.

Award-Winning Chefs & Service 

AWG Private Chefs was named Best Private Chef Company in California by the Diablo Gazette. As well as Best Caterers in San Francisco in 2019, 2020 and 2021 by Expertise.com.  We have received several coveted awards and special legislative recognitions by heads of state, the Governor of California, Fiona Ma, Diablo Magazine, The Golden Gate Business Association, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Former San Francisco Supervisor now State Senator Scott Wiener, and many business & culinary industry associations both domestically and around the world. 

AWG Private Chefs with Tyler Florence

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

2021 Best Personal Chefs in San Francisco

For an astounding third year in a row, AWG Private Chefs has again been double award winners of Best Caterers and Best Personal Chefs in San Francisco for 2019, 2020, and 2021 by Expertise.com!  We thank you so much for this honor! 

Diablo Magazine Best of the East Bay 2021 Award

AWG Private Chefs was first runner up in Best of the East Bay Caterer in 2020 by Diablo Magazine

Certified Master Chef Sean Andrade is our Executive Chef & Chief Executive Officer. Chef Sean is a globally traveled private chef who has been serving Fortune 500 executives, celebrities, and sports figures at their many residences and vacation estates, private jets, and yachts.


In addition to his private chef work, Chef Sean Andrade has cooked in many different venues and restaurants around the globe, in many different flavor profiles as well as styles of domestic and international cuisines.  Adding to his passion for proving great food and service, he also has a great palate for wine and is a Certified Sommelier, Wine Educator, and Wine Competition Judge.


Chef Sean has worked as a Consulting Executive Chef in both the upstart & new venue arenas as well as providing critical restaurant rescue consulting, assisting owners and operators of troubled and/or failing restaurants to recover, rebrand, and become once again successful and profitable in their operations. 

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

Both chefs bring their own unique sense of food and a deep-seated passion for service to your table.  Together, this dynamic duo can create virtually any menu you may dream of. Our chefs continue to create memorable specialized dining experiences for Fortune 500 executives, heads of state, both foreign and domestic, celebrities, and most proudly members of our own community!

AWG Private Chefs Reviews & Kudos

Goat cheese beet and smoked salmon appetizer

We hired AWG Private Chefs to help us with a birthday party for my husband. In the middle of COVID nonetheless! AWG Private Chefs staff were completely knowledgeable and helped me with all of the social distancing requirements. When they arrived, they all wore masks, we felt extremely safe. They designed an backyard event where our friends could come to our home and feel safe and welcome. The food was absolutely amazing, we had never worked with a private chef before, only caterers.

Working with them and their attention to detail, quality, and service, I will never use anyone but AWG Private Chefs again, they are the best!

- Liberty B.  Blackhawk, CA

Birria street taco with avocado

AWG has always provided me excellent food and service. The menus are varied and original. The attention to detail puts them head and shoulders above the competition.

-- Liz M. Martinez, CA

AWG Private Chefs Press Conference

Recent Press & Media

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  • 1-2021 AWG Private Chefs releases New Radio Commercial​

  • Press Release: 1-7-2021 "AWG Private Chefs takes the double win for “Best in San Francisco” award for a third consecutive year, despite the pandemic nearly destroying the events industry" 

  • Featured in Article 2-2021 "A Beginner's Guide to White Wine"

  • Featured In Article 2-15-2021 "How To Keep Supporting Your Local Small Businesses During COVID-19"

  • Featured in Article 2-23-2021 "Chefs Share 10 Best Air Fryer Recipes"

  • Featured in Article 3-20-2021 "How to Make the Perfect Beef Stew According to A Master Chef"