The Affordable Gourmet is well on its way to being one of the region's premier catering and event service, personal chef service, cooking instruction and food-service conuslting. Having built our business with more that 25 years of outstanding experience, we provide a full range of culinary and hospitality services including event planning, business and personal catering, personal chef services, in-home cooking classes, meal delivery and professional consulting.

We look at every detail and element that goes into an event, cooking class or your personal chef service,attention to every detail involved and commitment to impeccable service is what clients have come to expect.

          Nothing is more important to us than playing a part in making your experience with us a renownding success.

Our Founder, Chef Joseph Turley

With more than 25 years experience as a " Top Ten" restaurant owner, award-winning chef, caterer, personal chef and cooking instructor, Chef Turley brings his passion and experience on a more personal level now to individuals in the Phoenix and Manhattan areas. Growing up on a farm in Ohio, Chef Turley was amazed watching his grandmother prepare large Sunday meals and this sired a passion for cooking at a young age of 5, cooking for his sister and himself due to a lazy Aunt that babysat them and didn enjoy cooking. With a family or six children of his own, he understands the need for great tasting healthy food options at affordable prices.  Having catered 1000's of events and running large food service operations, Chef Turley is focused on his passion of working directly with clients on a more personal level to create fantastic events, inspired cooking classes and personal chef services.

Our Chef's

The Affordable Gourmet boasts an ever growing team of highly skilled chefs who have a passion for cooking quality meals and providing outstanding customer service. Our hand-selected chefs have years of professional cooking experience. Once hired to work for The Affordable Gourmet, all chefs are required to pass a background check and drug screening and are required to undergo training with a lead chef before going solo. We are very careful to match our chefs to your needs, for service that we guarantee that you will love.