Rave Reviews

Client Testimonials

I’m lucky to have some amazing clients who reside in the Phoenix/Scottsdale areas, as well as some that travel to the Valley. It was reviews like these that won me the spot as the #1 private chef in Phoenix in 2016 and #2 in 2015. Here are a few of my favorites.

For my 18th anniversary I wanted to do something unique and thoughtful for my wife, so I scheduled Michael to come to my home to cook for us. This turned out to be one of our most memorable anniversary experiences ever, and Michael was wonderful. He was very responsive during the entire planning stage, was right on time and prepared all of the dishes (appetizers, salads, steak, scallops and lobster wonderfully). He even went so far as to purchase a particular cake from the California Pizza Kitchen which is my wife's favorite. His dinner service was excellent (we sat on our patio) and was very attentive but not overbearing in any way. I give Michael my highest recommendation and wish I thought of this idea sooner.    -Todd K.
Chef Denton did an outstanding job with our group of 12. We had some adjustments to the various suggested menus, and he was very accommodating. The presentation and overall service was absolutely fabulous. I would very much recommend Chef Denton for your next private event.    -Mike A.
Michael was great to work with. He was very open to our requested menu. This was a surprise birthday gift for my wife, and he added many special touches. He is a very skilled chef, and I would not hesitate to recommend him/use him again in the future. We really appreciate everything he did. This was an A++++ experience!    -Paul B.


I hired Michael for a birthday dinner for my husband. We had a six course meal paired with the appropriate wine. From planning to execution Michael was a breeze to work with, and his food was fantastic! Michael will be a chef that we will continue to do business with for many years to come.    -Carol S.
What a great lunch! Michael was accommodating of all of our requests, kept within the budget we had in mind and created a great menu for our little party. The food was excellent and exactly what we'd asked for! I would recommend him to friends and would love to have him again.    -Jaci C.
Planned a surprise birthday party at my home. Hiring Chef Michael to plan, shop and execute the entire dinner was the best experience. His culinary experience, along with his Southern hospitality was outstanding! I highly recommend Chef Michael.    -Steve E.


BEST private chef EVER!!! I hired Michael for my mother-in-law's 70th birthday, and boy did he deliver. The food was absolutely amazing, and the presentation was beautiful!! My in-laws truly enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks for making her birthday so special!!! I highly recommend him for any occasion!    -Nadia S.
I hired Michael to cook dinner for my bachelorette party last weekend, and he did an amazing job. He was very accommodating with menu selection, and quick to respond to any questions I had during the planning process. Michael arrived on time and was very friendly throughout the evening. Everyone thought the food and experience was fantastic, a real highlight from our weekend in Scottsdale.    -Rebecca D.
Michael cooked us an amazing dinner for my friend's bachelorette party. He was fantastic with communication in the planning phases, responded quickly, and tailored a beautiful menu to all of my requests. He interacted with the group and even gave us cooking pointers and lessons to take back home. It was delicious and so much fun! The girls had a great time! I'll definitely be hiring Michael again for any events I have in area.    -Sharon S.