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Passionate, energetic, health focused chef, experienced with all cuisines and able to deliver gorgeous and delicious meals.
After years of working as a Private Chef in California, Chris’ reputation for great food and amazing customer service was getting him noticed. In 2006, he introduced Chris Brugler Catering which quickly found its
place as one of Los Angeles’ premier caterers. With clients like Disney, Valentino, Volkswagon, Netflix, Cartier, and Tory Burch; Chris Brugler Catering is on the forefront of culinary excellence.
With Chris at the helm of so many large events he has had the opportunity to train and create great relationships with cooks who became chefs that eventually ran large scale events for Chris when he had multiple events on the same night.
Chris never would have imagined doing so many dinners each weekend from LA, Palm Springs to San Diego but he is positioned perfectly by calling on his amazing team that he has cultivated over the last 15 years to be the executing onsite chef.
Chris has taken the positive out of the current situation and shifted his focus to growing the business, client relations and handling all of the prep and organization so the consistency is the same for each dinner.
This also allows his large team to continue to work and thrive in these uncertain times.
Not being the executing chef on every dinner has allowed him more time with his son Oliver (AKA O Dog) who loves being in the kitchen and creating his own recipes and plating style.
Chris uses locally sourced, seasonal products and prides himself on using nothing but the finest and freshest ingredients to deliver you an unforgettable meal. Now with catering and private chef services that extend nationwide, Chris Brugler is a household name.
With more than 20 years of experience, Chris Brugler's passion for food has never wavered. He has been working diligently on recipes for those in need of clean and healthy dining options as well, knowing that you don't have to sacrifice flavor to eat healthy. He established safe handling and food service practices that needed no change to comply with recent pandemic guidelines and has ensured clean, safe, and wipeable storage for his delivery services as well.
Our team takes temperature upon arrival, prior to entering the clients home
Maintains 6 feet of social distancing
Sanitize work space before, throughout, and after use
Ensures proper food handling and follows all CDC Guidelines
For me, cooking is...
Not just a passion, but it's the best way to show how much you care. I take a lot of pride in exceeding my guests expectations.
I learned to cook at...
I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Culinary Arts from The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
A role model in the kitchen is...
I had two great role models when I was first starting out, Paul Bocuse and Joel Antunes. Both master chefs gave me a real appreciation for the craft.
A cooking secret...
Less is more. Not everything needs to be cooked with butter. Also, you can taste quality. Using good quality spices and ingredients is important.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Palm Springs.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Palm Springs. You name it!
A longer stay in Palm Springs? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Palm Springs, count me in.
Chris's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Chef Chris's reviews
Chef Chris Brugler and his staff were amazing. Chris was able to bring together the perfect menu for my best friends birthday. He was able to accommodate our few dietary restrictions. He was extremely responsive to all my emails and so easy going when things changed (added more guests). Chef Chris arrived to introduce himself and his main Chef, Chef Q. Both were extremely kind and engaging. During the dinner Chris reached out to make sure things were going well. The food was absolutely amazing. From the passed appetizers, to the main course. Chef Q even had a sparkler ready for us to sing happy birthday.
After dinner was done the server, Paul (who was also spectacular) and Chef Q helped with all the clean up. Not only did they clean up the meal but also helped us put all the furniture back and breakdown of the tables and chairs. They went above a beyond.
Overall it was a great experience and I would highly recommend Chef Chris and his whole team. I am hopeful I will get to use Chef Chris again in the future!
Delaney Matthews - Apr 17 2022
Chef Chris was our first private chef experience and boy was it FANTASTIC! From the very first email message, to the next day after the event, Chef Chris was on top of his communication, was clear, quick to responding, and just made me feel like our little dinner was just as important as all his celebrity clients.
I've already referred Chef Chris to a few of my friends who are planning something special this year. They are excited to experience what we had with Chef Chris. Not only do we want to hire Chef Chris to another event, we just want to be his friend outside of work! A++ from food, to service, to clean up, to overall dining experience. Couldn't have asked for anything else! AND he packed up some extra food for us, which we fought over the next day ;) Thank you Chef Chris for making us all feel so special.
Cindy Lee - Apr 17 2022
Chris was an absolute professional. He was so personable as the girls came in and out of the kitchen but also really stayed out of the way. He was super flexible when we were running late which was so nice. The food was amazing and unique, everyone loved every bite! I would definitely hire him again the next time I’m in Palm Springs!
Tiffany Jones - Apr 05 2022
Chris and team were awesome! For my 40th birthday he accommodated multiple dietary restrictions and all the courses received rave reviews.
Justin Barker - Apr 20 2021
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