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Hire a Celebrity Chef for Your Next Culinary Event

June 24th, 2011

by Sarah Luo, Big City Chefs

Congratulations; if you’re reading this, then consider yourself part of the in-group of people who know where to find and hire a celebrity chef.  A nice perk of our job of running the country’s most exclusive private chef agency is rubbing elbows and developing working relationships with celebrity chefs, including television personalities, renowned restaurant chefs, and even James Beard Award winners.  Through our culinary and media connections, we’ve had the opportunity to get to know numerous celebrity chefs and add them to our star-studded team of expert chefs for hire.  Now, clients of Big City Chefs have the ability to hire a celebrity chef and experience all the luxury that hiring a celebrity chef can provide.

We can’t reveal our complete list of celebrity chefs available for hire, so if you’re looking for a particular chef, please contact us to inquire about availability. Some of our celebrity chefs of which we’re especially proud include: Chef Reed Hearon

Chef Reed Hearon is a nationally known chef, author and restaurant developer. He helped open Coyote Café in Santa Fe; The Rattlesnake Club in Denver; and as developer, managing partner, and Chef opened LuLu, LuLu Bis, LuLu Café, Café Marimba, Café Marimba Burlingame, Rose Pistola, Rose’s Café, and Black Cat in San Francisco.He was awarded the prestigiousJames Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant in the US in 1996 for Rose Pistola, and has twice been nominated for the Beard Award for Best Chef in California. He is unique for having received a total of 9 stars from the San Francisco Chronicle in 1993 for LuLu, LuLu Bis, and Café Marimba – all of which were among the top 10 new restaurants of 1993 by the SF Examiner Magaine. Mr. Hearon was selected as Chef of the Year by SF Focus Magazine in 1995. He has received numerous awards from Food and Wine magazine and other publications.

His restaurant and jazz club Black Cat was featured on the cover of the NY Times Food section and picked as one of the top 100 best things in the world by Saveur Magazine. Mr. Hearon is the author of 4 books including: Salsa, Bocaditos, The Little Bites of Mexico, La Parrilla, The Mexican Grill, and The Rose Pistola Cookbook. He has appeared on the Today Show with Bryan Gumbel, The PBS Series “Cooking with Julia Child,” as well as numerous other TV and radio programs. Chef Stephen Asprinio 
With a star-studded resume with names such as the Myriad Restaurant Group, Ceasar’s Palace, MGM-Mirage, and the Culinary Institute of America, Stephen Asprinio is one of the most talented chef’s in the business. Having worked under such masters as Iron Chef Masuhara and celebrity chef Michael Mina, Stephen has developed his skills under some of the best culinary minds in the world. He is also an accomplished and certified sommelier, and has worked as wine director in the MGM-Grand. Despite this impressive repertoire, Stephen Asprinio is probably best known for his work as a celebrity chef on Bravo! Network’s “Top Chef”, were he was a formidable force in season four. Chef Stephen Asprinio continues to contribute to food and wine world, and has opened a new restaurant, “Forte de Asprinio”, in West Palm Beach, Florida.





Chef Marisa Churchill 

Marisa’s love of cooking began early in life. As a young girl, she cooked in the kitchen with her Greek grandmother. Under her loving guidance, Marisa learned how to cure her own olives, make homemade breads and pastas, and how to create a wide variety of authentic Greek dishes. In 1999, Marisa decided to turn her life-long passion for cooking into a career. She graduated from the California Culinary Academy, and then furthered her education in advanced pastry skills and savory cooking at the Culinary Institute of America of Greystone. Chef Marisa has worked at such notable restaurants as Rubicon, The Slanted Door, Ame, Lulu, and Yoshi’s.

Food critic Michael Bauer has called Chef Marisa “one of the City’s top pastry chefs.” Her work has been featured in Food & Wine and San Francisco Magazine, and has received high praise from Food Arts, Master’s of Food & Wine, and Bon Appetit. Her work has also been televised on the Food Network, NBC, Tokyo TV, KRON, View from the Bay, and BRAVO’s Top Chef! 


Chef Brian Hill

Brian Hill got his start in the culinary arts by catering parties for friends as a side job. His talent for American, European and Caribbean cuisine quickly attracted celebrity clientele, such as Eddie Murphy, Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey. In 2006, Brian appeared on the first season of Bravo’s Top Chef. In March 2010, he launched a critically-acclaimed gourmet street food truck in Los Angeles called Chef Brian’s Comfort Truck.


Also check out some of our celebrity chefs from Private Chefs of Beverly Hills, including Chef Jesse, Chef Manouschka, and Chef Stuart!Big City Chefs works with the most talented culinary minds across the nation. We are constantly searching for outstanding professionals and are devoted to providing you only with the most talented chefs. Whether you need a chef for your next big party or for an intimate dinner, Big City Chefs will help make the night unforgettable.  Hire an all-star celebrity chef for your next party! 


















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