Personal Chefs for Hire

Bravo takes pride in offering the Roaring Fork Valley’s finest culinary talents as personal and private chefs for your family or group during your stay here. All chefs are seasoned culinary graduates with years of professional executive level chef experience and are members of the United States Chef Association. With the local dining scene becoming extremely expensive, not to mention the greatly inflated beverage cost it makes more and more sense to hire a personal chef to come directly to your home these days. All in all the cost of a personal chef is about the same as dining out in a nice restaurant in the convenience of your own home without the clean up or shopping.

Chefs Guaranteed

Bravo guarantees all personal chefs; in the unlikely event that you are dissatisfied we would simply replace your chef with another.

Additional Support Staff

Bravo also offers a professional staff of waiters, butlers and bartenders. In the event that your dinner turns into a festive party, then Bravo would merely provide addition chefs and staff to take care of your guests.

Charges, Fees & Gratuities

Personal Chefs are professionals and are paid by the hour. Chef rates vary pending on availability, location and the chef's professional experience. For example, a nationally known celebrity chef may require a higher hourly rate then a younger, less experienced chef. Chef fees are only charged for the actual time the chef is at your residence, usually 4-5 hours for small intimate dinners.

Preparation, Shopping & Menu Writing

This time is not charged to you, but is part of the menu mark up fee. All preparation is performed in Bravo’s Licensed and Colorado Health Department inspected commercial kitchen. 

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Chef Jimmy Nadell:
Personal Chef to Colorado Governor Hickenlooper
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Plated Crab Cakes
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Oysters served on block of ice in home
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Chef Jimmy Nadell:
Bravo Fine Catering owner
United States Chef Association founder

Carved Ice Caspian Sea Golden Osetra Caviar Bar

Custom Chef Carved Ice Flower Baskets

Bravo Fine Catering was founded by Aspen’s long time celebrity chef, Jimmy Nadell. Chef Nadell takes tremendous pride in providing excellence in culinary arts serving the Roaring Fork Valley since 1986. Bravo’s proficient and highly talented team of celebrated chefs and party coordinators will ensure that each event is uniquely arranged with our signature presentations. From carved ice oyster bars to LED light-illuminated sushi towers with live swimming fish to flaming desserts, each event orchestrated by Chef Nadell is an extraordinary culinary experience.

Chef Nadell is the founder and CEO of the United States Chef Association, an educational chef membership association offering chefs several levels of accredited certifications.

Chef Nadell has recruited the finest accomplished chefs from throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, which are assigned to hundreds of Aspen families annually. Chef Nadell is a two time Gold Medal award recipient for his life long dedication to international gastronomy. 

Thank you for your event consideration.

Chef Jimmy Nadell
Bravo Fine Catering, President & CEO
"One of the best meals we have ever had! We had a private Valentine's dinner for 4 at our condo in Aspen and Chef Martin was sensational! Great food, and very entertaining. We will definitely use you again. Thanks again, Jimmy!"
~ Rick Garced, President, United States Sommelier Association, South Beach, Miami, Florida
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"Jimmy was the best choice we could have made for a chef for our wedding. We had a catering company that fell through (we didn't know about Bravo when we confirmed with the first company). Jimmy invited us to his house for the tasting and took photos of us to remember the night. It was a small gesture but made me excited about the process again after quite an ordeal with the other company. Then we got to the food. It was amazing. From the meeting over the phone, the food captured exactly what we were looking for. Then, throughout the tasting, we built the exact menu and service for it that matched what my fiancé and I were envisioning (probably better). We wanted pies for dessert at our wedding (no cake) and after that tasting we hands down asked if he would make those as well. At the wedding, every guest left talking about the food. Jimmy even came out after the pies were served (which were amazing) and he joined in the reception for a few songs. Everyone wanted to dance with the chef and I have the pictures to prove it of me in wedding dress dancing it up with chef Jimmy. Anytime someone in the valley is having a party, we always recommend chef Jimmy and Bravo Catering. Thank you Jimmy for not just making my night but helping to create such amazing memories and I hope you and your food can be a part of many more to come."
~ Angie, Aspen, CO

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