“Relax and enjoy your time together in the Vail Valley, that's what ‘comfortably gourmet’ is all about.”
- Chef Weston
Family, friends, food, and fun. These are the things that make time together so special, and they're also the main ingredients for a memorable dining experience with Chef Weston.
You’re invited to think outside of the restaurant, to explore the power of your kitchen, and to welcome in the creativity of a chef focused on an unforgettable experience. Enjoy your time away, or at home, with a personal chef who can prepare anything from wild game on the grill, to salads and sweets.
This is how staying in for the night is best served. This is comfortably gourmet.
Vail Valley, Colorado
Meet the Chef
Hi there, I’m Chef Weston Schroeder, born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. Like many chefs, I started experimenting with food in my mother’s kitchen. Years later as a young adult in culinary school, I had the great fortune of training under the James Beard Award winning chef, Celina Tio. Chef Tio inspired my culinary creativity, and soon thereafter I was awarded Chef of the Year 2006 by the Kansas City Restaurant Association.
I’ve also worked at Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, managing all culinary production within their restaurant and premium suite operations. From there I took on the role of Executive Chef at the Pepsi Center in Denver. And during my time there, I attended the Culinary Institute of America, achieving a Level 3 Certification of Certified Executive Chef.
The mountains have always called me, so In 2012 my wife Andrea and I headed up the hill from Denver and settled in Vail. For the most part I’ve spent my time as the Executive Chef & Director of Food & Beverage for luxury hotels and lodges in Vail. My passion for forming lasting relationships over a delicious meal began to reveal itself, and becoming a Personal Chef just made perfect sense. So here we are today, and life is delectable!
How can we serve you?
2017 summer season!
Chef Weston loves the Summer Season here in the Vail Valley! As the seasons change, so do the local ingredients. The Local Farmers Markets offer a wide variety that Weston will showcase in all your menus. After a fun day outside with endless activities, a chef prepared dinner is the best way to end the day. Or the best way to begin your day, Chef Weston will prepare a wonderful breakfast that will get your day started right.
Whether you are looking for a formal plated dinner or having friends, family, or colleagues over for cocktails. Chef Weston will customize a menu based on your desired experience. All the work is taken care of from the planning to the shopping. Chef Weston will cook in your home for you and your guests and offer an experience customized just for you.
Chef Weston will offer wine paring for your customized menus as well. Being a Certified Sommelier, Chef Weston will shop and pair the appropriate wines with your meal.
Interactive Cooking Classes
Let’s get back to the basics and fundamentals of cooking. Remove the intimidation from cooking and let Chef Weston guide you by showing you the “1-2-3s” in the kitchen. Chef Weston will plan your event and give instructional and interactive techniques to help you experience the fun and passion when it comes to food.
Cooking for Kids
Hey parents! We offer a unique interactive healthy cooking party for kids. It can be tough to keep our young ones excited about healthy eating, but Chef Weston will create a customized event that is sure to make them dig in.
The guest knows best...
“5 Stars. Hands down.”
I hired Chef Weston in March to cater an Apres Ski party for my family while in Vail, Colorado. His attention to detail, professionalism, and love for cooking was evident in every dish he masterfully created. My family sat back and relaxed, Chef Weston did the rest. Thank you for such an incredible artisanal experience!
“MEAL OF A LIFETIME”
This past February we had a dinner party of 6 guests with a "Wild-Game" theme. Much advance work was precisely planned out to make for an effortless, seamless preparation as we watched each dish, served in sequence, was more fabulous than the prior. Every course was prepared in front of us, beautify plated and expertly served with an explanation of its preparation. When dessert was over, so was the clean up which had gone completely unnoticed, our home was spotless! There is no doubt Weston is a very knowledgable expert chef… plus he is a lot of fun!
We look forward to our next event.
We usually go to the “hot spot” restaurants in the Vail Village, but this time we wanted something different… and now know that hiring a personal chef is the only way to go. We could relax and enjoy ourselves without fighting the crowds in the popular restaurants. Anyone looking to have a night to remember I highly recommend Chef Weston. He is not only an amazing chef who customized the menu to our desires, he is very friendly, charming, and a joy to have in our home. Looking forward to our next evening with Chef Weston.