Book a private chef

In Greater Phoenix

Instead of booking a table at a restaurant, book a private chef in your own home. We deliver exceptional in-home dining experiences across Scottsdale and Greater Phoenix.

Meet our

Phoenix Chefs

With a diverse range of backgrounds, our chefs create well-presented dishes that taste as good as they look…and we have fun doing it!

Owner & Executive Chef

Michael Denton

Growing up in an Italian family in the South, Chef Michael learned at an early age that delicious, healthy food is an essential ingredient to a good life. As a child, he watched his mom and “nonnie” prepare culinary masterpieces from scratch. Over time, he was able to pick up many tips and tricks from helping them in the kitchen, so the culinary industry was a natural fit when it came time to think about his career.

Working in the restaurant industry from the age of 16, Chef Michael attended culinary school at the University of Tennessee Culinary Institute and spent his early chef career in both fine dining and casual American restaurants.

After moving from Tennessee to Arizona, Chef Michael launched his private chef business in 2014 and has been serving dinner parties around the Valley ever since. As Privato’s Founder and Executive Chef of the Phoenix market, Chef Michael has served thousands of happy clients around the Valley. He was also named the #1 private chef in Phoenix by Thumbtack, based on client reviews.

When he’s not working, Chef Michael enjoys traveling the country with his wife Nicole and their two rescued dogs.


Rob Rigsby

Chef Rob’s passion for cooking began when his kids were young. They looked forward to their special Sunday brunch each week, where Chef Rob would prepare custom meals for his family of six, made to order and often picked fresh from their home garden. He discovered how much he loved the creative process of cooking and took great pleasure in the act of helping to feed souls with a home cooked, freshly prepared farm-to-table meal.

Born and raised near the ocean in Virginia, Chef Rob enjoys experimenting with unique flavors and combining the tastes of the South with an Arizona flair. His experience has taught him that preparing a meal is a powerful opportunity for families and friends to sit down, enjoy meaningful conversations and celebrate the blessings of life while enjoying a flavorful meal.

Chef Rob joined the Privato Phoenix team in early 2019 and has been delivering new and fulfilling experiences for each and every one of our clients ever since!

What our clients

Are saying

We work

in Greater Phoenix

Serving clients in Carefree, Cave Creek, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Tempe and other parts of the East/South Valley.


to book?

Ready to wow your guests with a one-of-a-kind in-home dining experience? Get in touch with us today to reserve your date.

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