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Elite Personal Chefs

Chicago, IL


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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020


Elite Personal Chefs is a leader in culinary innovation and excellence. Our team integrates the art of fine dining with industry connections to provide creative culinary solutions. EPC approaches every project with elegance, passion, and precision developed from years of experience in Michelin-starred restaurants, international culinary competitions, and leading educational institutions.

Reviews (8)

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8 customer reviews

2 February 2021

Chef Austin and Carolanne were amazing at my mom's surprise party. Not only was the food fantastic but their energy lit up the room and made our night so memorable. Being able to have a delicious meal without having to leave your home was so convenient especially during a pandemic. Austin and Carolanne were so accommodating and kind, they really left a great impact. Thank you so much for an amazing evening! I am definitely a customer for life. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

2 July 2019

I have worked with several of the chefs at tradeshows. Not only was the food and presentation top notch, but they were all extremely knowledgeable about my brand. I was extremely impressed on how engaging they were with potential customers. Top notch. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

30 June 2019

Chef Austin and Chef Alyssa did a wonderful job with my corporate event - cocktail reception and shareholder dinner. They planned and executed everything from top to bottom. They are professionals in every sense of the word. And the food was amazing!! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

25 February 2019

Amazing meal prepared in the comforts of my kitchen for a party of 6. Elegant but relaxed. Services was perfect and Chef Rick is great.

Reviewed on Google Maps

25 February 2019

You can expect to have the best meal of your life with Elite Personal Chefs!

Reviewed on Google Maps

25 February 2019

This review is for Chef Rick Paniagua. Rick provided a wonderful experience for seven of us in our home. The five course meals were amazing. He started us out with a Rainbow beet cous cous salad, followed by Winter Squash soup, with sun dried tomato garlic crisp smoked red pepper drizzle. Next was Basil Pesto Gnocchi pasta, with heirloom cherry tomato, shaved manchego, and herb de provence chicken. We were already full, but had to keep eating because his main entree was Malbec braised Short-Rib, Truffle sweet potato, toasted spinach, and lemon goat cheese drizzle! Who could say no! Had to keep room for dessert which was a decadent chocolate tart. Rick entertained us the entire evening with his stories about working with the 2016 World Series Champs Chicago Cubs, and all his personal chef exploits for celebrities around the globe. I would highly recommend Rick to anyone for a special occasion in their home! He's professional, reliable and has spoiled me from cooking at any future dinner parties! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

10 September 2016

As responsible humans know, the most important component of a wedding reception is good food (followed in close second by an open bar & rock solid music). In our search for an awesome menu, Austin’s team came highly recommended to us by friends who are also chefs. From the first meeting onward, Austin was super communicative, straight forward, and brimming with assurance. His team drafted a beautiful menu combining their expertise and creativity while also prioritizing our tastes and preferences. The menu yielded something for everyone- beginning with passed hors d’oeuvres, moving through live action cooking stations, a Mediterranean mezza table, a dessert station, and a round of late night snacks. The man wielding a hand-torch to mini creme brûlées was arguably one of the most popular fixtures of the evening. Austin’s team took care of all the dinnerware/glassware rentals and clean-up and it goes without saying that all of this was executed clean and neatly in a mid-sized art gallery packed with hungry guests. We could not have been more pleased with the outcome. It tickles us pink to continue to hear from our guests how great the food at our reception was and which part they liked best.

Thanks so much!

Reviewed on WeddingWire

13 April 2014

Elite Personal Chefs came to my home to do an Easter event this year. It was the most exciting, fun experience we have ever had at our home. The food was outstanding. Each chef was so professional and accommodating. From the first introduction phone call that I had with Austin Yancey to the minute he and his team left our home, my husband and I felt so taken care of. They wanted to make sure that we had everything we wanted and they accomplished that and some. I highly recommend Elite Personal Chefs. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire


EPC isn’t just a brand, and a chef coat to your home, it is an experience! I love introducing new clients to our rockstar family, we only give the best because you EXPECT the best! I’m proud to be a member of Elite Personal Chefs.

Elite Personal Chefs believes in a consumer first mentality. Seeing the growing trend in individuals wanting to recreate the restaurant experience in their home has allowed a group of talented individuals the perfect opportunity to meet the demand.

Our team ensures that the client comes first and foremost. With Elite Personal Chefs, you are receiving a dedicated group of individuals who can cater to your every hospitality need. From Corporate brunches, consultations, to private dinners and cooking classes, EPC will have you covered for every event.


We bring the art of fine dining into your home or business. We collaborate with clients to create customized menus with superior, seasonal ingredients and refined service.

Under the direction of Executive Chef Austin Yancey, we provide corporate services including trade show management, menu and recipe development, and promotional presentations. We also collaborate with emerging companies to develop and expand culinary ventures.