Chris's Dishes

good food - in your home

“Simple Ingredients prepared in a simple way - that’s the best way to take your everyday cooking to a higher level”.
— José Andres

Have a Dinner Party and Let Someone Else Cook!

Imagine hosting a dinner party and all you need to do is set the table and pour the drinks.

Chef Chris will come in, prepare the meal, and leave. And you won't be stuck with all the dirty dishes! Does it get any better?

Menus change seasonally, and we work to your budget.

Contact us for a quote.


Be the Office Hero!

Tired of ordering lunch from the same place? Wouldn't you like to be the office hero? Then bring in something interesting, Chef Chris is happy to work with your budget and dietary needs - he has some great suggestions, too!

Be a Guest at Your Party!

TIRED OF DOING ALL THE WORK? Maybe you want to have a party, and just don't have time to do all the prep. We're all busy, Chef Chris is happy to work with you to supplement your menu, or do the whole thing. Give him some ideas, and let him work his menu magic!

Enjoy your party for once!

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At a very young age Chris' Grandmother and Mother taught him to cook. Little did he know that years of cooking family recipes in their kitchens would become valuable experience he would use later in life.

Chris proudly served in the Army for 20 years, and during one of his deployments one of his cooks was killed during a resupply mission.  As the leader, he began cooking for his Soldiers.  What started as a necessary task, became therapy.

Towards the end of his military career, he found himself thinking about the next chapter of his life.  A close friend suggested he go to Culinary School, and Chris’s Dishes came to be.

Living day to day with Combat induced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be challenging, but with the help of his Service Dog, Avery, and living the culinary experience, he has a life with meaning after the military.  

Army Veteran Chris Chavez served six combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Afterwards, the lifelong PenFed member struggled with PTSD, until he discovered THIS. We are PenFed Digital. Please subscribe to watch our latest stories of inspiration, resilience and service.

Back by popular demand! Wounded warrior turned gourmet chef Chris Chavez. This time, he reveals his recipe... We're so proud to count him among our longtime PenFed members! We are PenFed Digital. Please subscribe to watch our latest stories of inspiration, resilience and service.

Jim O’Farrell

President & COO
Advanced Management Strategies Group (AMSG)

I give Chris’s Dishes my highest recommendation as a personal chef, caterer and most importantly, as a person. Chef Chris is talented beyond measure and always creates delicious meals for my family and me. From the first time we met, it has been obvious that he cares deeply about creating superior menus that aren’t just food on a plate, but experiences to be remembered for years to come. And beyond his amazing creativity with food, Chef Chris is a person of Character, who participates in our local community on a regular basis. For example, he recently gave up his limited free time to teach high school students enrolled in the Culinary Arts program. On another occasion, he volunteered to help feed our high school lacrosse team at their weekly team dinner. It is Chef Chris’s combination of culinary skills, client-first attitude and dedication to our community that makes him who he is. For Chef Chris, it’s obvious that the Mission is more than creating wonderful food…it’s about nourishing our Community.

Josh C

Fort Knox, KY

Chris orchestrated a wonderful meal at our residence on Fort Knox, KY. The food was perfect. He was very entertaining while preparing the meal as well. We were able to watch him prepare things and he also gave instruction while preparing homemade pasta for one dish. We were thankful he provide such a wonderful service to veterans at no cost. His dedication to fellow vets is as consistent as his drive to maintain his love for cooking! Highly recommend him to anyone looking to have a wonderful evening with great company and a delicious meal fit for a king!

As PenFed’s CEO, I eat out several hundred times a year. My most memorable meal of 2018 was a dinner party for which I hired Chris Chavez to prepare as our Executive Chef. Chef Chris’ unique preparations of beef and duck with the perfect sides were truly spectacular, memorable and highly recommended for others to enjoy. Chris’ Dishes are a must-have dining experience.

James Schenck

CEO, PenFed Credit Union

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