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Exceptional Stress-Free Catering For Your Next Chicago Event

Gmarket Chef provides full-service culinary experiences. We include every detail, from planning to clean-up, so you don’t have to.

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James Crotchett
April 30, 2024

Frank and team member Jessie put together an amazing and customized brunch menu for my 40th birthday brunch. Frank really used skills, knowledge and techniques to elevate brunch classics beyond what I thought would be available to me in a catered format! And all hot food was served hot, which isn't always easy when feeding a crowd. Of the other chefs I compared, Frank was the only person spot-on to understand what I was looking for, and he easily adjusted his menu for my dish preferences and my guests' dietary restrictions. The party of 11 guests were surprised at how good everything looked and tasted, and left very happy with a memorable experience that felt really reflective of me and my favorite foods. I would happily use Gmarket Chef again, and recommend them to others. Many left the party with ideas of how to use Frank's services at their own events in the future! And a tip - If you use Frank's team for brunch, definitely make sure you get the amazing apple fritter french toast - one of the best and most unique brunch items I've had in a long time!

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Jenna Ward
March 25, 2024

Frank and Chef Kevin helped us with a casual wine tasting for friends. We did heavy passed appetizers. The food was amazing and reasonably priced. I reached out to Frank less than a week before the event and he was quick to respond and put a menu together. In addition, Chef Kevin was very professional, brought all of the things he needed (including serveware, plates, etc.) and cleaned up the entire kitchen before he left. They made things as easy as possible for us. Will definitely be using them for future events. All of our guests asked for their contact information!

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kira gerweck
March 3, 2024

We worked with Frank to set up dinner and drinks for our micro wedding in an Uptown airbnb (12 people total). Frank was great to work with in setting up the menu, accommodating dietary restrictions and working out the details of service. Chef Bobby made an incredible meal that checked all the boxes on our fancy comfort food requests. Kevin made great drinks and did an amazing job making sure everybody felt well taken care of. It was exactly the dinner experience we wanted for our wedding.

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Elizabeth James
February 12, 2024

Frank & JT did an absolutely wonderful job preparing the menu and spread for our wedding celebration! Frank was responsive, professional and understanding with what we needed. Party guests raved about how good the food was. I highly recommend GMarket Chef for any catering needs.

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Joy Bowen
January 23, 2024

We had a French themed dinner. Gmarket helped create a fabulous menu. It was delicious and so fun. They left the kitchen sparkling! Just a wonderful experience👍👍👍👍

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Erika Vazquez
December 5, 2023

Carson was great and all of us loved the food!! Everyone asked how I found you and no one could believe it was a google search. Now I understand all the 5 star reviews - It was great working with you: everything from communication to execution was a breeze.

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Dineen K.
November 25, 2023

Fantastic menu! Great thanksgiving dinner cooked and delivered. It was amazing and my family is still talking about it. Highly recommend!

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Mackenzie Frasso
October 17, 2023

Hosted a dinner party for 8 people and hired Frank! He was awesome in helping me create the perfect menu and my friends RAVED about how delicious the food was. I highly recommend hiring Frank for your next event

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Elizabeth Pattara
September 26, 2023

GMarket Chef catered our daughter’s first birthday with an outstanding Derby themed lunch. Everyone raved about the food and I am still dreaming of the pimento cheese tartlets they made! Very creative and worked around our tastes. Service, food and people were all outstanding. Can’t wait to use them again! Frank is the best private chef I’ve found in the city. Highly recommend!

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E P.
September 26, 2023

We hired GMarket chef to cater our daughter's first birthday. They executed beautifully and flawlessly on a Derby theme. They made even the most basic of...

We worked with Frank for our wedding and could not be happier with how the food turned out. It’s so rare to like food at a wedding and it was delicious. Frank worked with us to let us try the entrees ahead of time which sold us on working with him. He was super patient and accommodating when we updated our menu a few weeks out to add a vegan option and dessert. Our guests raved about the food!! I will definitely work with Frank again in the future!

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Connor Johnson
August 10, 2023

Frank and Phil were super easy to work with. Most professional. Would highly recommend their bartending and food service for any private event - large or small.

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Matt Krause
July 29, 2023

I recently had the pleasure of hiring Bartender Chicago for my party, and I must say, they exceeded all expectations! From the moment I reached out to inquire about their services, they were actively engaged, which I will say is rare as other companies didn’t even get back to me! The mixer package they brought along was absolutely awesome! It catered to all tastes and preferences, ensuring everyone at the party could enjoy their favorite drinks. The bartenders were not only skilled but also friendly and approachable, engaging with our guests and creating a lively atmosphere throughout the event. Now, let's talk about the craft cocktails—wow! These mixologists are true artists. They took the time to understand our preferences and curated a menu of cocktails that perfectly complemented the theme of our party. Each drink was carefully crafted, and you could taste the attention to detail in every sip. Our guests were raving about the unique and delicious concoctions served all night long!

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Jon Hageman
June 9, 2023

Frank and his team were a pleasure to work with. They did my wife's 50th birthday, and Frank helped create an excellent menu that worked for a gluten-intolerant guest. His crew was super-professional, friendly, and positive. We had a family-style dinner for about 15 people, and the food was outstanding. Guests remarked about it throughout the dinner, including one notoriously picky eater. The staff handled prep, serving, and cleanup. All I had to provide was tables, chairs, tablecloths, and glassware. Guests asked for Frank's contact info afterward, everyone was blown away by the experience. Can't recommend them enough!

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Jon H.
June 9, 2023

Worked with Frank to help plan a menu for my wife's birthday party. One of the guests was gluten-intolerant but it was easy to pick a high-quality,...

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Allie Wunderlich
March 21, 2023

Frank was so fun to work with from our first conversation to the day of my wedding. He made delicious, gorgeous food that was perfect for our beautiful garden wedding. What I appreciated most is that he went out of his way to make a gazpacho for my father who has trouble swallowing from cancer. Everyone loved it on that 90 degree afternoon. Thank you Frank, we will definitely hire this guy again!

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Alisa Levina
March 17, 2023

Frank and his team were incredible for our housewarming brunch. The food was fantastic, innovative, bright, flavorful, and on brand. Both Frank and our bartender Carson helped with navigating the drinks and cocktails, tidying up, keep us on track and managing the most difficult parts that allowed us to be present with our guests. Thanks team!

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Aisha Lopez
March 11, 2023
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Alex
February 18, 2023

Frank and his team did a great job cooking us an amazing meal and we'd highly recommend! They prepared us a multi-course tasting menu, including A5 wagyu and king crabs legs. Everything was cooked to perfection and Frank was very professional.

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Jennifer Luna
January 24, 2023

Frank catered my husband's 40th birthday in our home for 13 people, and it was such a seamless experience from beginning to end. Frank was very responsive and easy to work with while planning the menu, he pretty much let me choose anything I wanted. Day of the event Frank had another engagement, so JT was our on site chef, and he was also great and friendly. Food was plentiful and phenomenal, our guests couldn't stop raving about it. Timing of dishes was perfect, and JT left my kitchen spotless! Thank you again, Gmarket, Frank, and JT! Will definitely call you for our next event!

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Kristin Blathras
January 23, 2023

I had the pleasure of hiring Frank's team for my husband's 50th birthday party. We had a Cuban-themed meal for 30 guests and it was a huge hit! The flavors were authentic and delicious, and the presentation was beautiful. The menu included traditional Cuban dishes that were beyond delicious! The Chef was also great at accommodating and making sure everyone was taken care of during the party. He was attentive to guests' dietary restrictions and made sure to have options available for those with food allergies or preferences. Overall, I highly recommend Frank for any event. His food is delicious and he's a pleasure to work with. We couldn't have been happier with the meal he prepared for our party, they left the kitchen spotless and allowed me to socialize with guest!

Frank and his team are absolutely fantastic! They catered our 100-person annual holiday party at our own home. They were punctual and brought along all necessary items, as well as thoroughly cleaned up afterwards, saving me tons of time. We used his live salad and pasta stations for our menu and they did not disappoint! Everybody loved the food, including their vegan and GF options. We will definitely be using their services again!

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Benjamin Himschoot
November 20, 2022

I cannot recommend GMarket Chef more highly. Our experience was absolutely superb, from initial consultation through the last bite of our delicious meal, and beyond. Frank and his team were consummate professionals, and delivered an incredible experience on a very short notice. If you are looking for a gourmet, personalized service, look no further. Thank you Frank for making our company appreciation dinner such a success!!!

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Lilia Diaz
November 7, 2022

Frank was prompt and efficient in his work. His food was the cherry on top for my small intimate wedding. His food was truly delicious we had no leftovers so people absolutely loved it, he was on time and set everything we can possibly need in order to have a great meal. He individualized the menu to make sure it was colorful, in budget and delicious couldn't ask for more from a chef.

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Liz Mullaney
September 27, 2022

We booked Frank to cater our event in Chicago and we loved him! First of all, being an event manager, timely response and problem solving is a HUGE asset. Frank has all of these skills and more - he did not need to be micromanaged whatsoever and he had everything completely handled. To top it all off, the food was absolutely delicious and presented beautifully. I wish I always had events in Chicago so he could cater them!

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Erica Abt
September 14, 2022

We booked Chef Frank as a surprise dinner (8 adults and 5 kids) for my mom's birthday. This was our first time booking a private chef, and it was a wonderful experience! Frank was very communicative in advance of dinner - he was amenable to adjusting the menu to meet or needs and had great ideas and recommendations. The food was wonderful - we had 5 (!) courses: charcuterie, Caesar salad, truffle gnocchi, a choice of ribeye, salmon, or cauliflower steak, and a pumpkin mousse parfait. All of the adults raved about the food and the kids had their own meal (steak, mashed potatoes, green beans) which they all loved. We will definitely book Chef Frank again!

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Craig Nugent
July 6, 2022

Wow, what an rehearsal dinner Frank put on for us. He was prompt, well organized, and responsive in the communication leading up to the event. Our family was somewhat picky, we asked for an elegant but simple menu and it was fantastic! Would strongly recommend Frank for your private event. My wife and I would definitely use him again!

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Get In the Kitchen
June 17, 2022

We love working with Frank whether it’s for catering ones our parties or teaching one of our classes, he’s the best!

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Steve Yepez
June 14, 2022
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Carlos Villarreal
June 11, 2022

Excellent experience and meal provided by Frank! The food he created was delicious and the service exceeded expectations. Highly recommend!

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Noelle McWard
June 8, 2022

My husband and I hired Frank to cater a party for 75 guests to celebrate our wedding. Prior to finding Frank, I was getting very discouraged in our attempts to hire a caterer, repeatedly being underwhelmed with the menu options that were presented to us and overwhelmed by the price tag. Frank offered a substantial, tasteful and interesting menu at a reasonable price. He took our input about the menu and further customized it according to our feedback. He was easy to work with and responsive throughout the process. At the event itself, the food was beautifully presented, his staff were very professional, and the food was delicious. We received many compliments from the party guests who said that the food was "amazing", "beautifully presented". More than one guest asked for his business card at the party. I would hire Frank again without hesitation.

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Rhonda Elliott
June 6, 2022

Everyone was impressed with the food and professionalism of the staff. Friends are still raving about the bacon wrapped dates and steak sliders. Frank was amazing to work with and we are excited to host future events and to plan a new menu!

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Justin Hirschhaut
May 10, 2022

Frank knocked it out of the park for us. I wanted to surprise my girlfriend with a special dinner; having never worked with a professional personal chef before, I did not know what to expect. I reached out to Gmarket Personal Chef and Frank responded right away. He was very responsive to all of my concerns about food allergies. He did a great job preparing a menu for our food interests and dietary needs. And when the day of the event came, Frank showed up early, totally prepared, totally professional, and then made an absolutely stunning meal for us. My girlfriend was totally surprised, and Frank was cool enough to help contribute to the surprise when she walked in, which only added to the occasion. Gnocchi, steak, and pound cake were incredible. And Frank prepared the leftovers for us, which was nice. The meals felt healthy, yet savory at the same time. Services were very fairly priced. We will definitely be reaching out to Gmarket Personal Chef again in the future!

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Jon Fox
May 8, 2022

We enlisted the help of GMarket Chef (Chef Frank) for an intimate rehearsal luncheon held at our home the afternoon before our wedding. I was already incredibly stressed with wedding planning and I really wanted our rehearsal lunch to be special, I just didn't have the mental bandwidth to think too much about it. Chef Frank took the reigns and created an absolutely SPECTACULAR lunch. I cannot begin to convey how easy it was. But not easy like ordering catering from Chipotle. Easy as in Chef Frank is so talented he crafted a menu that was thoughtful, bespoke, and perfect for the occasion. It felt oh so special and tailored to us. In fact, when he sent an initial menu I gave him some notes on things I might want to change and within a day he'd revised the menu perfectly. He arrived early and set everything up beautifully (really the presentation was simply stunning). Everyone was RAVING about how delicious the meal was and how gorgeous it looked. Oh, and most importantly, the cost was beyond reasonable for the number of folks we were hosting. Honestly, I would have paid the same if not more simply ordering catering from a big restaurant and this tasted 1000x better. We will be calling upon Chef Frank for many occassions to come, and I encourage you to do the same. Believe me, hiring a chef to cater a custom meal isn't just for rich folk. But Chef Frank will make you feel like you are one.

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Bert Zuber
April 27, 2022

We selected Gmarketchef to cook for us on our anniversary. We wanted to reproduce an unusual dish from our wedding. Chef Frank did a marvelous job of producing that dish. The entire experience was absolutely first rate. The food was all delicious, expertly prepared and plated. Chef Frank is not only very talented, but also very charming, flexible and nicely interactive. We look forward to a repeat. Thank you, chef Frank!

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Annie Johnson
April 25, 2022

Frank was so easy to work with from the beginning. He selected awesome appetizers for my party of 25 people and stayed within my budget. The food was awesome and I've never seen such an amazing charcuterie board! The Chef JT and the server Hugo arrived on time. Prepped the food beautifully and left my kitchen spotless. I will definitely use them again.

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Bobby Alan
April 24, 2022

I've never used an in-home caterer before, and I may never go into a restaurant again. I hired gmarketchef to cater our Easter dinner and my family got to enjoy the quality food of a high-end restaurant in the comfort of our own living room. They arrived at our agreed upon time and used our kitchen to make our meal. They do all the dishes and left my kitchen cleaner than it was before! I was worried about the menu because we had two gluten-free guests, but the chef was more than prepared and had their plates specialized. I couldn't believe this food was coming from my own kitchen. With shrimp, steak, and chicken, we were left completely stuffed. Good thing I was home already because I wasn't able to move! I'm going to be using gmarketchef for all of my holidays. Thanks again!

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Garage Spot
April 21, 2022

A friend of mine used this service and it was awful. He's too nice to write a review so I did. First off it wasn't cheap(overpriced) for sure. The chef that came was 30 minutes late and seemed unprepared. The food quality was decent but at the end of the day nothing compared to anything you'd find in fulton market. There are plenty of these services out there, I'd pick another.

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Lauren Johnson
March 15, 2022

Frank has cooked for us 3 times over the last 3 months for various celebratory occasions. Each time his food has been stellar and on top of his food being amazing he is always on-time, professional, personable, and very cleanly! We have appreciated having him each time and we will for sure have him back!

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Eugene Greenstein
February 28, 2022
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Ian Fellerman
February 21, 2022

Frank creates beautiful meals with passion that is unrivaled. All the ingredients are top quality and his staff are true professionals. I recommend him to all my friends and family for any catering and dinner party needs.

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Monika Niemiec
December 22, 2021

We had chef Samantha for a private dinner party and everyone absolutely loved the food! It was just a great experience! Chef Samantha was awesome and very professional all the way around, from helping with selecting the perfect menu, working within my budget, and everything the day of the event!

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Morgan
November 24, 2021

Frank and his team catered my 30th birthday dinner and it turned out amazing! All of my guests and I really enjoyed our food.

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Jeanne Reidy
November 20, 2021

GMarket Chef cooked a dinner for my husband's 40th birthday party. They accommodated all of our menu requests, were on time, cooked a delicious meal and cleaned up everything before they left. Totally hassle free for us and would highly recommend.

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Leslie Frondorf
November 19, 2021

Frank catered our wedding (about 60 people in our backyard) this past September and it was amazing. My husband and I are particular about food and really appreciate good food that isn't generic. He created the menu with us and listened to all our ideas. We did heavy passed apps instead of sit down and it was sooo much food and so good. My only issue was that I didn't get to eat enough of it (not his fault, I was too busy) but he packaged everything up for us in our fridge and we ate the leftovers the whole next week. I would highly recommend using Frank if you care about quality and interesting food; he was willing to work within our budget and create a menu that was just what we wanted!

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Tyler Heer
October 12, 2021

We’ve hired Frank and Ryan twice thus far for two events, there is zero doubt for any future events we will hire them. The food is amazing and they’re willing to work with you to tweak the menu for different allergies or dietary needs. 100% would recommend to anyone looking for a private chef for a big dinner or special event.

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Shawn K.
October 1, 2021

I've always had a great experience with Frank and Gmarket personal Chef. The service is top notch and the food is amazing! Highly recommended!

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Coreen Arnold
October 1, 2021

Gmarket Personal Chef was perfect! I needed breakfast and lunch trays that could be portable for a bridesmaids and groomsmen getting ready and limo ride for photos. Frank developed a wonderful menu that tasted great and looked gorgeous. Everyone loved it! His personal service by delivering the trays to the hotel rooms himself was so appreciated. Made one detail of that day almost effortless. So thankful to him for this service!!! I highly recommend them and look forward to using them again!

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Nicole Bramson
September 13, 2021

Chef Frank was absolutely phenomenal! We host a lot of dinner parties and have used private chefs several times in the past with mixed results. Chef Frank delivered across the board on all fronts- from pulling together the menu, to getting here on time, being completely organized, and finally the clean up- he left our kitchen spotless! Most importantly, though, was the food. Truly Michelin level quality, from the artful presentation to the quality and taste. We were hosting a business dinner featuring some incredible wines and tasked the Chef with a 7 course pairing. He delivered beautifully- with the flavors of his food perfectly balancing with wines that I will likely never again drink in my lifetime. Importantly, everyone left full and happy. It's a night we will never forget- but plan on repeating often as Chef Frank will be the first person we call for the next dinner!

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James Crotchett
April 30, 2024

Frank and team member Jessie put together an amazing and customized brunch menu for my 40th birthday brunch. Frank really used skills, knowledge and techniques to elevate brunch classics beyond what I thought would be available to me in a catered format! And all hot food was served hot, which isn't always easy when feeding a crowd. Of the other chefs I compared, Frank was the only person spot-on to understand what I was looking for, and he easily adjusted his menu for my dish preferences and my guests' dietary restrictions. The party of 11 guests were surprised at how good everything looked and tasted, and left very happy with a memorable experience that felt really reflective of me and my favorite foods. I would happily use Gmarket Chef again, and recommend them to others. Many left the party with ideas of how to use Frank's services at their own events in the future! And a tip - If you use Frank's team for brunch, definitely make sure you get the amazing apple fritter french toast - one of the best and most unique brunch items I've had in a long time!

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Jenna Ward
March 25, 2024

Frank and Chef Kevin helped us with a casual wine tasting for friends. We did heavy passed appetizers. The food was amazing and reasonably priced. I reached out to Frank less than a week before the event and he was quick to respond and put a menu together. In addition, Chef Kevin was very professional, brought all of the things he needed (including serveware, plates, etc.) and cleaned up the entire kitchen before he left. They made things as easy as possible for us. Will definitely be using them for future events. All of our guests asked for their contact information!

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kira gerweck
March 3, 2024

We worked with Frank to set up dinner and drinks for our micro wedding in an Uptown airbnb (12 people total). Frank was great to work with in setting up the menu, accommodating dietary restrictions and working out the details of service. Chef Bobby made an incredible meal that checked all the boxes on our fancy comfort food requests. Kevin made great drinks and did an amazing job making sure everybody felt well taken care of. It was exactly the dinner experience we wanted for our wedding.

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Elizabeth James
February 12, 2024

Frank & JT did an absolutely wonderful job preparing the menu and spread for our wedding celebration! Frank was responsive, professional and understanding with what we needed. Party guests raved about how good the food was. I highly recommend GMarket Chef for any catering needs.

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Joy Bowen
January 23, 2024

We had a French themed dinner. Gmarket helped create a fabulous menu. It was delicious and so fun. They left the kitchen sparkling! Just a wonderful experience👍👍👍👍

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Erika Vazquez
December 5, 2023

Carson was great and all of us loved the food!! Everyone asked how I found you and no one could believe it was a google search. Now I understand all the 5 star reviews - It was great working with you: everything from communication to execution was a breeze.

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Dineen K.
November 25, 2023

Fantastic menu! Great thanksgiving dinner cooked and delivered. It was amazing and my family is still talking about it. Highly recommend!

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Mackenzie Frasso
October 17, 2023

Hosted a dinner party for 8 people and hired Frank! He was awesome in helping me create the perfect menu and my friends RAVED about how delicious the food was. I highly recommend hiring Frank for your next event

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Elizabeth Pattara
September 26, 2023

GMarket Chef catered our daughter’s first birthday with an outstanding Derby themed lunch. Everyone raved about the food and I am still dreaming of the pimento cheese tartlets they made! Very creative and worked around our tastes. Service, food and people were all outstanding. Can’t wait to use them again! Frank is the best private chef I’ve found in the city. Highly recommend!

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E P.
September 26, 2023

We hired GMarket chef to cater our daughter's first birthday. They executed beautifully and flawlessly on a Derby theme. They made even the most basic of...

We worked with Frank for our wedding and could not be happier with how the food turned out. It’s so rare to like food at a wedding and it was delicious. Frank worked with us to let us try the entrees ahead of time which sold us on working with him. He was super patient and accommodating when we updated our menu a few weeks out to add a vegan option and dessert. Our guests raved about the food!! I will definitely work with Frank again in the future!

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Connor Johnson
August 10, 2023

Frank and Phil were super easy to work with. Most professional. Would highly recommend their bartending and food service for any private event - large or small.

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Matt Krause
July 29, 2023

I recently had the pleasure of hiring Bartender Chicago for my party, and I must say, they exceeded all expectations! From the moment I reached out to inquire about their services, they were actively engaged, which I will say is rare as other companies didn’t even get back to me! The mixer package they brought along was absolutely awesome! It catered to all tastes and preferences, ensuring everyone at the party could enjoy their favorite drinks. The bartenders were not only skilled but also friendly and approachable, engaging with our guests and creating a lively atmosphere throughout the event. Now, let's talk about the craft cocktails—wow! These mixologists are true artists. They took the time to understand our preferences and curated a menu of cocktails that perfectly complemented the theme of our party. Each drink was carefully crafted, and you could taste the attention to detail in every sip. Our guests were raving about the unique and delicious concoctions served all night long!

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Jon Hageman
June 9, 2023

Frank and his team were a pleasure to work with. They did my wife's 50th birthday, and Frank helped create an excellent menu that worked for a gluten-intolerant guest. His crew was super-professional, friendly, and positive. We had a family-style dinner for about 15 people, and the food was outstanding. Guests remarked about it throughout the dinner, including one notoriously picky eater. The staff handled prep, serving, and cleanup. All I had to provide was tables, chairs, tablecloths, and glassware. Guests asked for Frank's contact info afterward, everyone was blown away by the experience. Can't recommend them enough!

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Jon H.
June 9, 2023

Worked with Frank to help plan a menu for my wife's birthday party. One of the guests was gluten-intolerant but it was easy to pick a high-quality,...

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Allie Wunderlich
March 21, 2023

Frank was so fun to work with from our first conversation to the day of my wedding. He made delicious, gorgeous food that was perfect for our beautiful garden wedding. What I appreciated most is that he went out of his way to make a gazpacho for my father who has trouble swallowing from cancer. Everyone loved it on that 90 degree afternoon. Thank you Frank, we will definitely hire this guy again!

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Alisa Levina
March 17, 2023

Frank and his team were incredible for our housewarming brunch. The food was fantastic, innovative, bright, flavorful, and on brand. Both Frank and our bartender Carson helped with navigating the drinks and cocktails, tidying up, keep us on track and managing the most difficult parts that allowed us to be present with our guests. Thanks team!

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Aisha Lopez
March 11, 2023
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Alex
February 18, 2023

Frank and his team did a great job cooking us an amazing meal and we'd highly recommend! They prepared us a multi-course tasting menu, including A5 wagyu and king crabs legs. Everything was cooked to perfection and Frank was very professional.

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Jennifer Luna
January 24, 2023

Frank catered my husband's 40th birthday in our home for 13 people, and it was such a seamless experience from beginning to end. Frank was very responsive and easy to work with while planning the menu, he pretty much let me choose anything I wanted. Day of the event Frank had another engagement, so JT was our on site chef, and he was also great and friendly. Food was plentiful and phenomenal, our guests couldn't stop raving about it. Timing of dishes was perfect, and JT left my kitchen spotless! Thank you again, Gmarket, Frank, and JT! Will definitely call you for our next event!

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Kristin Blathras
January 23, 2023

I had the pleasure of hiring Frank's team for my husband's 50th birthday party. We had a Cuban-themed meal for 30 guests and it was a huge hit! The flavors were authentic and delicious, and the presentation was beautiful. The menu included traditional Cuban dishes that were beyond delicious! The Chef was also great at accommodating and making sure everyone was taken care of during the party. He was attentive to guests' dietary restrictions and made sure to have options available for those with food allergies or preferences. Overall, I highly recommend Frank for any event. His food is delicious and he's a pleasure to work with. We couldn't have been happier with the meal he prepared for our party, they left the kitchen spotless and allowed me to socialize with guest!

Frank and his team are absolutely fantastic! They catered our 100-person annual holiday party at our own home. They were punctual and brought along all necessary items, as well as thoroughly cleaned up afterwards, saving me tons of time. We used his live salad and pasta stations for our menu and they did not disappoint! Everybody loved the food, including their vegan and GF options. We will definitely be using their services again!

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Benjamin Himschoot
November 20, 2022

I cannot recommend GMarket Chef more highly. Our experience was absolutely superb, from initial consultation through the last bite of our delicious meal, and beyond. Frank and his team were consummate professionals, and delivered an incredible experience on a very short notice. If you are looking for a gourmet, personalized service, look no further. Thank you Frank for making our company appreciation dinner such a success!!!

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Lilia Diaz
November 7, 2022

Frank was prompt and efficient in his work. His food was the cherry on top for my small intimate wedding. His food was truly delicious we had no leftovers so people absolutely loved it, he was on time and set everything we can possibly need in order to have a great meal. He individualized the menu to make sure it was colorful, in budget and delicious couldn't ask for more from a chef.

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Liz Mullaney
September 27, 2022

We booked Frank to cater our event in Chicago and we loved him! First of all, being an event manager, timely response and problem solving is a HUGE asset. Frank has all of these skills and more - he did not need to be micromanaged whatsoever and he had everything completely handled. To top it all off, the food was absolutely delicious and presented beautifully. I wish I always had events in Chicago so he could cater them!

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Erica Abt
September 14, 2022

We booked Chef Frank as a surprise dinner (8 adults and 5 kids) for my mom's birthday. This was our first time booking a private chef, and it was a wonderful experience! Frank was very communicative in advance of dinner - he was amenable to adjusting the menu to meet or needs and had great ideas and recommendations. The food was wonderful - we had 5 (!) courses: charcuterie, Caesar salad, truffle gnocchi, a choice of ribeye, salmon, or cauliflower steak, and a pumpkin mousse parfait. All of the adults raved about the food and the kids had their own meal (steak, mashed potatoes, green beans) which they all loved. We will definitely book Chef Frank again!

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Craig Nugent
July 6, 2022

Wow, what an rehearsal dinner Frank put on for us. He was prompt, well organized, and responsive in the communication leading up to the event. Our family was somewhat picky, we asked for an elegant but simple menu and it was fantastic! Would strongly recommend Frank for your private event. My wife and I would definitely use him again!

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Get In the Kitchen
June 17, 2022

We love working with Frank whether it’s for catering ones our parties or teaching one of our classes, he’s the best!

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Steve Yepez
June 14, 2022
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Carlos Villarreal
June 11, 2022

Excellent experience and meal provided by Frank! The food he created was delicious and the service exceeded expectations. Highly recommend!

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Noelle McWard
June 8, 2022

My husband and I hired Frank to cater a party for 75 guests to celebrate our wedding. Prior to finding Frank, I was getting very discouraged in our attempts to hire a caterer, repeatedly being underwhelmed with the menu options that were presented to us and overwhelmed by the price tag. Frank offered a substantial, tasteful and interesting menu at a reasonable price. He took our input about the menu and further customized it according to our feedback. He was easy to work with and responsive throughout the process. At the event itself, the food was beautifully presented, his staff were very professional, and the food was delicious. We received many compliments from the party guests who said that the food was "amazing", "beautifully presented". More than one guest asked for his business card at the party. I would hire Frank again without hesitation.

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Rhonda Elliott
June 6, 2022

Everyone was impressed with the food and professionalism of the staff. Friends are still raving about the bacon wrapped dates and steak sliders. Frank was amazing to work with and we are excited to host future events and to plan a new menu!

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Justin Hirschhaut
May 10, 2022

Frank knocked it out of the park for us. I wanted to surprise my girlfriend with a special dinner; having never worked with a professional personal chef before, I did not know what to expect. I reached out to Gmarket Personal Chef and Frank responded right away. He was very responsive to all of my concerns about food allergies. He did a great job preparing a menu for our food interests and dietary needs. And when the day of the event came, Frank showed up early, totally prepared, totally professional, and then made an absolutely stunning meal for us. My girlfriend was totally surprised, and Frank was cool enough to help contribute to the surprise when she walked in, which only added to the occasion. Gnocchi, steak, and pound cake were incredible. And Frank prepared the leftovers for us, which was nice. The meals felt healthy, yet savory at the same time. Services were very fairly priced. We will definitely be reaching out to Gmarket Personal Chef again in the future!

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Jon Fox
May 8, 2022

We enlisted the help of GMarket Chef (Chef Frank) for an intimate rehearsal luncheon held at our home the afternoon before our wedding. I was already incredibly stressed with wedding planning and I really wanted our rehearsal lunch to be special, I just didn't have the mental bandwidth to think too much about it. Chef Frank took the reigns and created an absolutely SPECTACULAR lunch. I cannot begin to convey how easy it was. But not easy like ordering catering from Chipotle. Easy as in Chef Frank is so talented he crafted a menu that was thoughtful, bespoke, and perfect for the occasion. It felt oh so special and tailored to us. In fact, when he sent an initial menu I gave him some notes on things I might want to change and within a day he'd revised the menu perfectly. He arrived early and set everything up beautifully (really the presentation was simply stunning). Everyone was RAVING about how delicious the meal was and how gorgeous it looked. Oh, and most importantly, the cost was beyond reasonable for the number of folks we were hosting. Honestly, I would have paid the same if not more simply ordering catering from a big restaurant and this tasted 1000x better. We will be calling upon Chef Frank for many occassions to come, and I encourage you to do the same. Believe me, hiring a chef to cater a custom meal isn't just for rich folk. But Chef Frank will make you feel like you are one.

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Bert Zuber
April 27, 2022

We selected Gmarketchef to cook for us on our anniversary. We wanted to reproduce an unusual dish from our wedding. Chef Frank did a marvelous job of producing that dish. The entire experience was absolutely first rate. The food was all delicious, expertly prepared and plated. Chef Frank is not only very talented, but also very charming, flexible and nicely interactive. We look forward to a repeat. Thank you, chef Frank!

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Annie Johnson
April 25, 2022

Frank was so easy to work with from the beginning. He selected awesome appetizers for my party of 25 people and stayed within my budget. The food was awesome and I've never seen such an amazing charcuterie board! The Chef JT and the server Hugo arrived on time. Prepped the food beautifully and left my kitchen spotless. I will definitely use them again.

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Bobby Alan
April 24, 2022

I've never used an in-home caterer before, and I may never go into a restaurant again. I hired gmarketchef to cater our Easter dinner and my family got to enjoy the quality food of a high-end restaurant in the comfort of our own living room. They arrived at our agreed upon time and used our kitchen to make our meal. They do all the dishes and left my kitchen cleaner than it was before! I was worried about the menu because we had two gluten-free guests, but the chef was more than prepared and had their plates specialized. I couldn't believe this food was coming from my own kitchen. With shrimp, steak, and chicken, we were left completely stuffed. Good thing I was home already because I wasn't able to move! I'm going to be using gmarketchef for all of my holidays. Thanks again!

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Garage Spot
April 21, 2022

A friend of mine used this service and it was awful. He's too nice to write a review so I did. First off it wasn't cheap(overpriced) for sure. The chef that came was 30 minutes late and seemed unprepared. The food quality was decent but at the end of the day nothing compared to anything you'd find in fulton market. There are plenty of these services out there, I'd pick another.

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Lauren Johnson
March 15, 2022

Frank has cooked for us 3 times over the last 3 months for various celebratory occasions. Each time his food has been stellar and on top of his food being amazing he is always on-time, professional, personable, and very cleanly! We have appreciated having him each time and we will for sure have him back!

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Eugene Greenstein
February 28, 2022
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Ian Fellerman
February 21, 2022

Frank creates beautiful meals with passion that is unrivaled. All the ingredients are top quality and his staff are true professionals. I recommend him to all my friends and family for any catering and dinner party needs.

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Monika Niemiec
December 22, 2021

We had chef Samantha for a private dinner party and everyone absolutely loved the food! It was just a great experience! Chef Samantha was awesome and very professional all the way around, from helping with selecting the perfect menu, working within my budget, and everything the day of the event!

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Morgan
November 24, 2021

Frank and his team catered my 30th birthday dinner and it turned out amazing! All of my guests and I really enjoyed our food.

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Jeanne Reidy
November 20, 2021

GMarket Chef cooked a dinner for my husband's 40th birthday party. They accommodated all of our menu requests, were on time, cooked a delicious meal and cleaned up everything before they left. Totally hassle free for us and would highly recommend.

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Leslie Frondorf
November 19, 2021

Frank catered our wedding (about 60 people in our backyard) this past September and it was amazing. My husband and I are particular about food and really appreciate good food that isn't generic. He created the menu with us and listened to all our ideas. We did heavy passed apps instead of sit down and it was sooo much food and so good. My only issue was that I didn't get to eat enough of it (not his fault, I was too busy) but he packaged everything up for us in our fridge and we ate the leftovers the whole next week. I would highly recommend using Frank if you care about quality and interesting food; he was willing to work within our budget and create a menu that was just what we wanted!

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Tyler Heer
October 12, 2021

We’ve hired Frank and Ryan twice thus far for two events, there is zero doubt for any future events we will hire them. The food is amazing and they’re willing to work with you to tweak the menu for different allergies or dietary needs. 100% would recommend to anyone looking for a private chef for a big dinner or special event.

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Shawn K.
October 1, 2021

I've always had a great experience with Frank and Gmarket personal Chef. The service is top notch and the food is amazing! Highly recommended!

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Coreen Arnold
October 1, 2021

Gmarket Personal Chef was perfect! I needed breakfast and lunch trays that could be portable for a bridesmaids and groomsmen getting ready and limo ride for photos. Frank developed a wonderful menu that tasted great and looked gorgeous. Everyone loved it! His personal service by delivering the trays to the hotel rooms himself was so appreciated. Made one detail of that day almost effortless. So thankful to him for this service!!! I highly recommend them and look forward to using them again!

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Nicole Bramson
September 13, 2021

Chef Frank was absolutely phenomenal! We host a lot of dinner parties and have used private chefs several times in the past with mixed results. Chef Frank delivered across the board on all fronts- from pulling together the menu, to getting here on time, being completely organized, and finally the clean up- he left our kitchen spotless! Most importantly, though, was the food. Truly Michelin level quality, from the artful presentation to the quality and taste. We were hosting a business dinner featuring some incredible wines and tasked the Chef with a 7 course pairing. He delivered beautifully- with the flavors of his food perfectly balancing with wines that I will likely never again drink in my lifetime. Importantly, everyone left full and happy. It's a night we will never forget- but plan on repeating often as Chef Frank will be the first person we call for the next dinner!

About Frank Kwiatkowski Chicagos Best And Top Personal And Private Chef

Hello,

I’m Frank Kwiatkowski, and at Gmarket Chef, we’re dedicated to creating memorable events through our unique dining experience.

We prioritize delicious, conversation-starting food, tailored to reflect the spirit of your event. We believe in forming genuine connections, turning new customers into lifelong friends.

From weddings to corporate gatherings, we craft menus to suit your tastes and budget, ensuring your event shines.

Your satisfaction is our truest measure of success, and we’re eager to bring our passion for exceptional food to your table.

Interested in a catering experience that stands out? Try Gmarket Chef, and let’s make your event unforgettable.

Warm regards, Frank Kwiatkowski

Testimonials

We had the pleasure of hiring Chef Frank from GMarket Chef as our private chef to cater our dinner party in Chicago. The quality of the food, service, and professionalism were stellar.

We hosted about 15 people, and every entree was exceptional. Our guests could not stop praising the food.

Chef Frank even helped us clean up after dinner! His rate was incredibly reasonable, and my wife and I are excited to use GMarket Chef for future events!

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Frank and team member Jessie put together an amazing and customized brunch menu for my 40th birthday brunch. Frank really used skills, knowledge and techniques to elevate brunch classics beyond what I thought would be available to me in a catered format! And all hot food was served hot, which isn't always easy when feeding a crowd. Of the other chefs I compared, Frank was the only person spot-on to understand what I was looking for, and he easily adjusted his menu for my dish preferences and my guests' dietary restrictions. The party of 11 guests were surprised at how good everything looked and tasted, and left very happy with a memorable experience that felt really reflective of me and my favorite foods. I would happily use Gmarket Chef again, and recommend them to others. Many left the party with ideas of how to use Frank's services at their own events in the future! And a tip - If you use Frank's team for brunch, definitely make sure you get the amazing apple fritter french toast - one of the best and most unique brunch items I've had in a long time!

James Crotchett April 30, 2024
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Frank and Chef Kevin helped us with a casual wine tasting for friends. We did heavy passed appetizers. The food was amazing and reasonably priced. I reached out to Frank less than a week before the event and he was quick to respond and put a menu together. In addition, Chef Kevin was very professional, brought all of the things he needed (including serveware, plates, etc.) and cleaned up the entire kitchen before he left. They made things as easy as possible for us. Will definitely be using them for future events. All of our guests asked for their contact information!

Jenna Ward March 25, 2024
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We worked with Frank to set up dinner and drinks for our micro wedding in an Uptown airbnb (12 people total). Frank was great to work with in setting up the menu, accommodating dietary restrictions and working out the details of service. Chef Bobby made an incredible meal that checked all the boxes on our fancy comfort food requests. Kevin made great drinks and did an amazing job making sure everybody felt well taken care of. It was exactly the dinner experience we wanted for our wedding.

kira gerweck March 3, 2024
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Frank & JT did an absolutely wonderful job preparing the menu and spread for our wedding celebration! Frank was responsive, professional and understanding with what we needed. Party guests raved about how good the food was. I highly recommend GMarket Chef for any catering needs.

Elizabeth James February 12, 2024
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We had a French themed dinner. Gmarket helped create a fabulous menu. It was delicious and so fun. They left the kitchen sparkling! Just a wonderful experience👍👍👍👍

Joy Bowen January 23, 2024
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Carson was great and all of us loved the food!! Everyone asked how I found you and no one could believe it was a google search. Now I understand all the 5 star reviews - It was great working with you: everything from communication to execution was a breeze.

Erika Vazquez December 5, 2023
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Fantastic menu! Great thanksgiving dinner cooked and delivered. It was amazing and my family is still talking about it. Highly recommend!

Dineen K. November 25, 2023
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Hosted a dinner party for 8 people and hired Frank! He was awesome in helping me create the perfect menu and my friends RAVED about how delicious the food was. I highly recommend hiring Frank for your next event

Mackenzie Frasso October 17, 2023
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GMarket Chef catered our daughter’s first birthday with an outstanding Derby themed lunch. Everyone raved about the food and I am still dreaming of the pimento cheese tartlets they made! Very creative and worked around our tastes. Service, food and people were all outstanding. Can’t wait to use them again! Frank is the best private chef I’ve found in the city. Highly recommend!

Elizabeth Pattara September 26, 2023
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We hired GMarket chef to cater our daughter's first birthday. They executed beautifully and flawlessly on a Derby theme. They made even the most basic of...

E P. September 26, 2023
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We worked with Frank for our wedding and could not be happier with how the food turned out. It’s so rare to like food at a wedding and it was delicious. Frank worked with us to let us try the entrees ahead of time which sold us on working with him. He was super patient and accommodating when we updated our menu a few weeks out to add a vegan option and dessert. Our guests raved about the food!! I will definitely work with Frank again in the future!

Frank and Phil were super easy to work with. Most professional. Would highly recommend their bartending and food service for any private event - large or small.

Connor Johnson August 10, 2023
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I recently had the pleasure of hiring Bartender Chicago for my party, and I must say, they exceeded all expectations! From the moment I reached out to inquire about their services, they were actively engaged, which I will say is rare as other companies didn’t even get back to me! The mixer package they brought along was absolutely awesome! It catered to all tastes and preferences, ensuring everyone at the party could enjoy their favorite drinks. The bartenders were not only skilled but also friendly and approachable, engaging with our guests and creating a lively atmosphere throughout the event. Now, let's talk about the craft cocktails—wow! These mixologists are true artists. They took the time to understand our preferences and curated a menu of cocktails that perfectly complemented the theme of our party. Each drink was carefully crafted, and you could taste the attention to detail in every sip. Our guests were raving about the unique and delicious concoctions served all night long!

Matt Krause July 29, 2023
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Frank and his team were a pleasure to work with. They did my wife's 50th birthday, and Frank helped create an excellent menu that worked for a gluten-intolerant guest. His crew was super-professional, friendly, and positive. We had a family-style dinner for about 15 people, and the food was outstanding. Guests remarked about it throughout the dinner, including one notoriously picky eater. The staff handled prep, serving, and cleanup. All I had to provide was tables, chairs, tablecloths, and glassware. Guests asked for Frank's contact info afterward, everyone was blown away by the experience. Can't recommend them enough!

Jon Hageman June 9, 2023
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Worked with Frank to help plan a menu for my wife's birthday party. One of the guests was gluten-intolerant but it was easy to pick a high-quality,...

Jon H. June 9, 2023
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Frank was so fun to work with from our first conversation to the day of my wedding. He made delicious, gorgeous food that was perfect for our beautiful garden wedding. What I appreciated most is that he went out of his way to make a gazpacho for my father who has trouble swallowing from cancer. Everyone loved it on that 90 degree afternoon. Thank you Frank, we will definitely hire this guy again!

Allie Wunderlich March 21, 2023
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Frank and his team were incredible for our housewarming brunch. The food was fantastic, innovative, bright, flavorful, and on brand. Both Frank and our bartender Carson helped with navigating the drinks and cocktails, tidying up, keep us on track and managing the most difficult parts that allowed us to be present with our guests. Thanks team!

Alisa Levina March 17, 2023
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Frank and his team did a great job cooking us an amazing meal and we'd highly recommend! They prepared us a multi-course tasting menu, including A5 wagyu and king crabs legs. Everything was cooked to perfection and Frank was very professional.

Alex February 18, 2023
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Frank catered my husband's 40th birthday in our home for 13 people, and it was such a seamless experience from beginning to end. Frank was very responsive and easy to work with while planning the menu, he pretty much let me choose anything I wanted. Day of the event Frank had another engagement, so JT was our on site chef, and he was also great and friendly. Food was plentiful and phenomenal, our guests couldn't stop raving about it. Timing of dishes was perfect, and JT left my kitchen spotless! Thank you again, Gmarket, Frank, and JT! Will definitely call you for our next event!