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Catering in Merced, CA,
(209) 384-3022

About Us

Mark Stefanelli (Owner/Chef)

Mark established Chefanelli’s, a catering firm, in 2003. Chefanelli’s is based in Merced, CA serving the entire Central Valley. We have expanded our services to include Northern California serving clients in Sacramento, Salinas, Cupertino, San Jose, Concord and San Francisco and the South Valley as far south as Delano.

Mark has three decades experience in the culinary arts. He continues to challenge himself to raise his culinary style to a higher level. His goal has been to consistently achieve excellence in every detail of the dining experience. Mark consults with his clientele on a one-on-one basis. He says meeting in person makes the consultation for your event more personal. He is known as “The People’s Chef”, catering to his clientele in ways that far surpass their expectations. Your event is personal and very important to him.

Chefanelli’s specializes in cultural cuisine and offers a wide variety of menu options for your special day. We welcome you to create your own menu or choose from some of the options we have listed for your convenience.

Chefanelli’s prides itself on the ability to meet the needs and budget for your event. Please give us the opportunity to discuss your event and specialize a menu for you.

We will create any menu you want!

Contact us to reserve your date.


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  • Chefanelli's Catering is amazing! This was actually the second wedding that Chefanelli's has catered for my family. We absolutely love the food and Mark's personal attention and desire to make sure everything is taken care of. I so much appreciate the fact that Mark is willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure he delivers his best. Highly, highly recommend!!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Catering

    What catering services do you provide?

    Buffet, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Stations

    What types of cuisine do you cater?

    American, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern

    What dietary needs can you accommodate?

    Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Vegan, Vegetarian

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