Thank you for visiting. If you are planning to celebrate a special event or just enjoy good food for entertaining, we would love to cook for you. All you have to do is decide what you would like to serve. We offer personalized consultations to help with the planning and menus that can be customized for your group. We hope you enjoy!
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~ Services ~
What we offer
Our niche is special events celebrating just about everything, bachelorette parties, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, reunions or small private moments that deserve special attention. The linens, dinnerware & flatware are included for each event. Extra staffing if needed is also provided. Bartending services can be recommended and arranged if you wish to serve alcohol for larger events.
We offer 'Four or Five Course Dinners' for small to medium groups- 'Tapas Dinners' which are a selection of dishes that can be served casually, adding greater variety to accommodate everyone- and 'Cocktail Parties' with a selection of tapas for large groups.
~ Reviews ~
The reviews below were submitted by clients on "Yelp" while cooking in the desert, Palm Springs, California. I relocated to Pensacola in September, 2017. Unfortunately 'Yelp' would not allow me to keep my former business profile after changing locations. Yikes! But I enjoyed cooking my way to a consistent 5 Star rating:)
Joe G. Pensacola, FL- 09/25/2018
Chef Bill was wonderful! I hired him to serve a group of 9 for this past Saturday's Alabama vs Vanderbilt football game. Everyone raved about the food! The favorites were curried chicken salad and grape balls wrapped in cheese and nuts. One guest said he had never tasted anything like it. Another favorite was an apple, cheese, walnut tart that was baked in some sort of crispy shell. Also worth mentioning were the gourmet burgers char-broiled outside. He basted and served them with a special sauce which added wonderful flavor. There were leftovers for the next day which was another treat! I was impressed how he handled the whole process, easy planning over the phone, flexible with the menu and timing of guests arriving. Two guests arrived a couple hours before the start of the game. He served them right away with tapas. Others came before and during the game but he made sure everyone was attended to. He was very mild mannered, accommodating in every way, cheerful and a joy to have in my home. His pricing is well matched for his caliber of service. I will definitely book him the next time I entertain!
Jessica C. San Francisco, CA- 05/09/2011
I had a group of 7 ladies flying into to Palm Springs from San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and LA to celebrate my sister. They are a tough foodie crowd and we wanted to spend a quiet night at the house we rented but didn't want to cook. Cue Bill and Fabulous Food Alchemy. Bill was wonderful to work with. He completely understood the concept I had in mind for the dinner and made some wonderful recommendations - one of which was to go with a small plate/tapas style meal rather than a traditional sit down dinner. What a great idea.We sat poolside at our rented home while Bill served up dish after dish of delicious food. Some of our favs were his Roquefort Pistachio Red Grapes, Asiago Pine Nut Crisps, Indonesian Chicken Satay, and Carmelized Leek and Onion Tarts.For dessert Bill went above and beyond creating a three-layer beautifully decorated chocolate cake for my sister and these AMAZING goat cheese and lemon curd cheesecake tartlets.I am not sure what happened with Peter but Bill was nothing short of professional and responsive to work with. He presented us with all of the receipts from the food he purchased to prove what our final cost would be. He left our kitchen and eating space immaculate as well as brought along his own Tupperware and packed up all our leftovers so we could enjoy them the next day.If I am ever planning a dinner party in Palm Springs again I will definitely hire Bill in a second.
Cliff G. Palm Springs, CA- 9/30/2011
I have been remiss in not writing of my experience with Chef Bill over a period of years - since "winning" his service in a charity auction several years ago - I have employed his service on a number of occasions - from small informal dinners to larger groups of 50 - whatever the size or number -Chef Bill has always risen to the occasion because of his wide range of menus and style
Needless to say - I will continue to utilize his experience and skills for some time to come
Mrs. L. Los Angeles, CA- 05/26/2013
Bill was amazing! This was the first time we have ever hired a personal chef and he didn't disappoint. I'm kind of what my husband calls a "food nerd" lol. It's probably one of my greatest joys in life, which is why I put so much time into researching a personal chef for our annual Palm Springs trip. Bill's food was incredible! The mini artichoke tarts hot out of the oven, the endive salad with goat cheese, and the lemon soufflé with raspberry sauce make me drool just thinking about it. If that isn't enough, Bill is the nicest man. He even offered to email us recipes of anything we ate! Who does that?! Bill is a gem and his food hit it out of the park for all eight of us foodies. See you next year, Bill!
Angela D. Los Angeles, CA- 06/24/2013
We had 7 "ladies" in a house for brunch and the amazing Bill came in to cook for us. We have vegetarians, pescatarians, people who can't have wheat or dairy. Quite a feat to accommodate all of our dietary needs, but he did it so beautifully. The table was set for us and the food was bright, beautifully presented and so so tasty. Bill himself was so sweet and wonderful to be around. We will definitely use him each time we are in Palm Springs!
Diva L. Encino, CA- 05/26/2013
Bill is fantastic! He just catered our party of 8! We rent a house every year in palm springs and this year we wanted a private chef.. And bill was the right man! He is so nice and his food speaks for itself! He is great energy! Easy going and very professional ... Big portions. We were stuffed in the very best way. Thanks bill! You helped made our weekend '.
Jen M. San Luis Obispo, CA- 12/06/2012
Bill's food is amazing! We had a corporate retreat with 25 people and Bill catered the whole evening. From appetizers to the most amazing cake. I'll post the menu so you can fully appreciate it. Bill's communication was first rate and made it super easy for me.
Artichoke -Parmesan Phyllo Pastries
Caramelized Onion & Leek Tarts
Gorgonzola Stuffed Figs w/ Balsamic Glaze
Baby Spinach, Prosciutto & Asparagus Salad w/ Lemon-Palm Sugar Vinaigrette
Spicy Chicken Kebabs w/ Mango Dipping Sauce
Cajun Crabcake Balls w/ Dijon-Honey Sauce
Korean BBQ Beef Skewers
Grand Marnier Chocolate Truffle Cake
Elaine W. Washington, D.C. 04/06/2015
Bill was just wonderful and might be one of the nicest people I have ever come across. He was a pleasure to work with in crafting a menu for a bachelorette weekend in Palm Springs. There was plenty of food for the 12 of us and everything was delicious. The goat cheese stuffed dates and artichoke pastries were to die for, and I'm a sucker for homemade apple strudel. I thought he was fairly priced, especially considering how much food he provides (we had a good amount of leftovers for the next day). I would highly recommend Bill for a special event!
Emily S. San Diego, CA- 05/14/2015
Bill is just wonderful, and he's so accommodating! He worked so hard to help make my mom's 65th birthday dinner really special. He was so easy to plan with him over the phone and by email. He was willing to do whatever creation we wanted, and offer his own suggestions when asked. He is a true professional. He showed up on time, and I was so impressed with how organized he was with all the things he brought! They kitchen of the place we were renting was small, but he seemed to make it work effortlessly. His assistant was wonderful as well, and so pleasant to talk with. Bill went the extra mile to make my mom's party of 10 tapas dinner special by baking a cake and decorating it. He put together a nicely matted menu for a souvenir that all the guests ended up signing. He really put a lot of thought into the dinner, and the food was so delicious! The tapas were more likely platters of food, and we had enough for leftovers days after! Thank you Bill! Hope we get to have you cook for us again sometime soon!!
Thomas R. Palm Springs, CA- 12/11/2013
My partner and I just had Bill cater our wedding on Dec 7th. He helped us out with less than a month after we had to fire our original caterer. Thank goodness we did. Bill is amazing. He deserves five more stars. Our guests were blown away. We have hosted a lot of parties in many states and have never had a better caterer than Bill. The food was beyond delicious, there was a ton of it, he worked behind the scenes but also made himself available if guests had questions. Simply the best. Simply the best. He made our wedding the event we had hoped it would be. Do not hesitate to contact Bill for your special event. He will deliver.
Karen W. Canyon Country, CA- 10/24/2014
Bill cooked for our small wedding of 15 people. He did a fantastic job! Food was delicious and plentiful, customer service was fantastic! If I had any questions, he answered them. When I wanted to change a few menu items a week before the wedding, he said no problem. My mom has to have her food pureed due to previously having cancer and Bill made a special dinner menu just for my mom and this included special appetizers!Thank You Bill!! His attention to detail was amazing. When he left everything was spotless and all leftovers were wrapped up and in the fridge to enjoy the next day! I recommend the artichoke, Parmesan phyllo tarts. Bill is trustworthy, kind and a great person all around. His pricing is more than fair. The best thing was I didnt have to worry about a thing when it came to the food. I just relaxed and enjoyed my wedding night while Bill took care of us..Awesome
Amy M. San Francisco, CA- 10/02/2013
Cannot say enough good things about Bill. Plain and simple, if you are in Palm Springs and are looking to get a private chef, look no further.He does make large portion sizes so keep that in mind when figuring out numbers and guest count.Thank you, Bill!
Allison H. Los Angeles, CA- 06/13/2015
Bill was fabulous to work with! We had a girls dinner for 6 of us. All the food was amazing! The goat cheese stuffed dates, eggplant with tomato, filet, chocolate moose, spinach/artichoke app., cauliflower, parsley potatoes, and shrimp are a must. Bill is also so delightful to be around. We would definitely have him cater another dinner or event for us!
A. S. San Diego, CA- 06/02/2013
From start to finish Bill was amazing. He was so kind, attentive, and helpful. He was also organized and efficient and left my kitchen cleaner than it probably was when he started. He has an extensive menu from which you can create amazing multi course meals. We designed our own menu that included the following:
Korean BBQ Beef Skewers
Bruschetta w/ Preserved Lemon & Goat Cheese Spread
Prosciutto & Tomato Tarts
Romaine, Avocado & Parmesan Salad w/ Poppy Seed Dressing
Filet Mignon w/ Maytag Butter
Orange & Honey Glazed Carrots
Hummingbird CakeThe highlight of our meal was humming bird cake. It was delicious! He is also reasonably priced and well worth every penny. We cannot wait until Bill cooks for us again.
Kate P. Venice, CA- 04/07/2015
Really wonderful private chef with an Asian fusion flair as he describes on his site. Shrimp appetizer and crime brûlée were particularly outstanding, but between he other apps, the lobster bisque, and the filet main course, it was hard to choose a favorite!! Bill was professional, punctual, clean, and just a well-oiled machine. Would definitely use again!!
Alison T. Chicago, CA- 02/16/2016
Bill is very professional and is a great chef. He is a great communicator and responds quickly to questions and requests. We enjoyed the meal immensely. My favorites were the dates, the spinach phyllo and the cuban ice cream! We had so many delicious leftovers that we enjoyed the next day. I would highly recommend Bill's services!
Jennifer C. Redondo Beach, CA- 04/05/2015
Bill cooked for our group of 10 last night. The food was extravagant, delicious, and served in huge portions. Everything was perfect. I would use him again in a heartbeat!
Nicole M. Burnaby, Canada- 03/13/2016
I got to say that Chef Bill is the best keep secret on the Desert!!!! My husband and I entertain a lot and were extremely impressed on how much caring and skill Chef Bill is running in his catering company. We have a vacation house in the Palm Desert and decided to have a dinner party for 12. Some of our friends joined in at the last minute increasing the group to 16. Not only was the dinner superb, but Chef Bill was able on a dime to squeeze 4 extra guests with a simile on his face!!!! I would very confidently recommend "Fabulous food Alchemy" to anyone coming to the desert looking to entertain with peace of mind and very little effort!!!!
Christine S. Atlanta, GA- 04/23/2014
Bill cooked the most amazing meal for a group of 6 of us on a bachelorette party to Palm Springs! Not only was the food soooooo good, but he was the nicest guy, and did all these extra cute details like making up a printed menu for the night and setting the table with nice linens. There was a lot of food and we had plenty of leftovers that he even packed up in Tupperware for us. I cannot even pick my favorite item because it was all so good! If I am ever back in Palm Springs I would definitely hire a Bill again as the night was absolutely perfect!
Erich D. Pasadena, CA- 04/24/2015
Everything was incredible!!! Not a thing I'd change. Highlight of our trip was having Bill at our home who prepared an incredible meal and took care of every detail.
Rachel F. Seattle, WA- 04/25/2015
Bill is a phenomenal chef, the food was absolutely delicious. He was very easy to work with and was fantastic about communicating about our event. We had an intimate dinner for 8 people. Bill brought everything he needed, including plates and silverware...he does the dishes. I would highly recommend him and will definitely use him again!
Casey O. Costa Mesa, CA- 05/02/2016
Everything everyone else says is true. We had him come in and cook for eight of us and it was amazing. Great food and great service. He brought all his own plates and cleaned up everything. There was so much good food that we had left overs for lunch the next day. I would definitely hire him again.
D.T. Sunnyvale, CA- 05/17/2015
Chef Bill is amazing!!! He cooked for my best friend's Bachelorette dinner party in Palm Springs. We were SO pleased with his food, service and kindness! Everything was delicious, including the dessert, which we were too stuffed to eat the night of.My friend hand picked the menu and the appetizers were incredibly decadent, we couldn't stop eating! Our meal started with lobster bisque and corn chowder for the vegetarians. The portion of each entree was large and visually pleasing. We all had leftovers. Perfect for the flight home.Chef Bill is professional; he cleaned up the kitchen, he's very kind and respectful, he gave us space and time in between each course, and we loved the entire experience he created for us. Awesome chef. Thank you Chef Bill! :)
Harris G. Granada Hills, CA- 04/23/2016
After speaking with several chefs, I immediately knew at first contact that Chef Bill was the perfect choice to cook for a special family gathering celebrating a (very) big birthday. The menu choices were very extensive. Since our family includes four adult children and spouses (grandchildren ate earlier), we chose the tapas menu. There were probably 60 choices, from which we selected 8 dishes, including incredible lamb koftas, smoked almond and goat cheese stuffed dates, heirloom tomato and asiago tarts to name a few, as well as a roasted pear salad with hazelnuts and manchego to start and roasted brussel sprouts with maple-balsamic glaze. The espresso-bourbon cake was the best I've ever had, and my wife makes a fantastic chocolate bundt as well as flourless chocolate cake.
Working with Chef Bill was a wonderful experience. Every conversation was friendly and low-key. He showed up exactly on schedule, brought a black tablecloth for our big outdoor picnic table, had top-notch service, and made the evening memorable from start to finish. I could not recommend anyone more highly.
Jen R. Long Beach, CA- 03/07/2016
If I could give more than five stars I would! We had the most fabulous experience with Bill. We rented a private villa in Palm Springs for my sister's bachelorette party. Bill prepared a special dinner for me and my 13 guests Saturday night. It couldn't have been better. The tapas were ah-mazing. As everyone has said, the goat cheese stuffed dates were incredible - and very Palm Springs (the dates). We also had the phyllo pastries and coconut shrimp - SO good! I never knew a salad could be so good - avocado, parmesan with poppyseed dressing. Probably the best dressing we've ever had, everyone wanted the recipe. For the entrée we had filet mignon with stilton butter and candied shallots, risotto and brussel sprouts. The meat was cooked perfectly (despite Bill having to bbq it in the dark because we couldn't figure out the lighting situation). Dessert was a caramel apple cheesecake with chocolate truffle cookies - to die for!
I cannot recommend Bill enough. He is a true professional and talented chef. His presence is so calming. He was so easy to work with, from planning the menu to cleaning up everything after dinner. All my guests just raved about the whole experience. It was such a special evening for us - thank you Bill and Doug!!!
Lauren G. Sahuarita, AZ 02/18/2014
We just used Bill for a Bachlorette Party. His food was delicious and he was very professional. We ate so much we could not move and we still didn't want to stop eating his delicious food. It was a great idea to use him for a relaxing night when we all just wanted to sit around the pool, drink wine and talk. He cleaned up and brought his own dishes. My favorite dish was the chocolate mousse cookies and the stuffed dates. Even the salad was delicious! Had a wonderful experience and really really enjoyed meeting him. Will do this again if ever make it back to Palm Springs.
Rebecca A. San Diego, CA- 10/28/2013
Bill is AMAZING!!! I could not recommend a better private chef. This last weekend I attended a small intimate wedding in Palm Springs. The tapas and variety of main main dishes he prepared added such an outstanding touch to the already fabulous wedding. We called him "the ninja chef", because he would just pop out of nowhere with another incredible plate of food...and they just kept coming!!! The portions were huge and the plating was beautiful. His assistant Rosario was also amazing. She was so kind and courteous and was an added gem to the whole experience. We are still enjoying some of the amazing leftovers. Thank you Bill and Rosario!!!
Hayley D. Los Angeles, CA- 04/24/2014
Bill catered for my wedding reception (party of 28), this last Saturday and I was absolutely floored with his incredible food and amazing service! The tapas menu i chose from was undeniably perfect... and don't even get me started on the cake! mouthwatering! Bill is seriously one of the nicest men I have ever met. He was everything I could have asked for on my special day. If you're looking for some of the best dishes in town at a reasonable price, then look no further! I highly recommend! A true professional!
Ruben D. Los Angeles, CA- 10/22/2011
As a wedding gift from a group of friends, my wife and I had Bill as our personal chef for one tasty evening.
He started with a assortment of apps that we could not get enough of. Main course was a melt in your mouth Filet of beef. Desert was a yummy chocolate souffle of sorts that did not disappoint. He prepared so much food that my wife and I had leftovers for the next couple of nights.
The food was simply sensational, but that wasn't all, Bill throughout the meal was a delight to chat with. He brought my wife and I into the kitchen and allowed us to peek at how he stirred a little magic into the food making. We ended the night with Bill giving us the recipes to all the dishes he prepared.
I have to say that Bill's company was just as good as the meal he served up! Can't say enough about Bill and Fabulous Food Alchemy.
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