Personal Chef Services

You are not hiring a cook to come and prepare dinner. You are paying for an ultimate and exclusive dining experience by Garlic Mike himself in your home or vacation retreat.

Mike has been featured on the Travel Channels “Food Paradise”; the Cooking Channels “Man’s Greatest Food”, also featured on network news segments and was the 2012 Champion of Crested Butte Center for the Arts, “Chefs on the Edge”. He has repeatedly been voted Best Chef, Best Restaurant, Best Fine Dining by the People’s Choice in Gunnison. He as also brought his personal chef services to Ft. Myers, Florida, Denver, New Jersey, Connecticut, Arizona and Vermont. Mike spent 2 weeks in Umbria, Italy cheffing in a villa for a family visiting Italy from Ft. Worth Texas for a family retreat.

As part of our services, we plan the menu with you with you. You aren’t hiring a cook. A prior sight visit is recommended. Mike does the shopping, prepares the food, some is prepared at the restaurant and finished in your kitchen. The server sets the table, pours the wine, serves, clears and does the dishes. We don’t leave until the last course is cleared. We don’t expect the host to lift a finger.

Inquire about our home cooking demo parties. A little cooking show, somewhat interactive in your home.

or Call (970)641-2493 for booking.


  • Private Chef Rate: $100.00 per hour (minimum 4 hours) plus the cost of food and specialty product as needed.

Additional rate:

  • Server: $200.00


Pricing for Dinner Parties

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Mike Busse, Executive Chef

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