Purple’s Side of the Table Posted by Purple's Side of the Table May 17th, 2021
Welcome

Chef Ross Purple Invites You To HIS Side Of the Table
Welcome

Chef Ross Purple Invites You To HIS Side Of the Table
Welcome

Chef Ross Purple Invites You To HIS Side Of the Table
Welcome

Chef Ross Purple Invites You To HIS Side Of the Table
Welcome

Chef Ross Purple Invites You To HIS Side Of the Table

Chef Ross Purple is a true Personal Chef & a Vacation Chef.

How it all started

Purple’s Side of the Table was launched by Chef Ross Purple in 2015 while he was running the Culinary program at the Morrison YMCA, teaching cooking classes at Sur la Table and Williams Sonoma located in Southpark.  Instructing brought out a passion held so close to his heart. It was in that moment that he decided it was time to bring this passion into his clients’ homes . . . Purple’s Side of the Table was born.

Personal Chef Services

Chef Purple provides weekly in-home meal prep services to a select number of clients. He dedicates a specific day each week to each client and provides 100% customized meal prep services.

Learn all about how hiring a personal chef will change your life! It all starts with your complimentary personal assessment.

Vacation Chef Services

Ever thought about how amazing it would be to have a Vacation Chef tag along with you on your next trip? Chef Ross is a vacation chef, so you can have your favorite chef with you wherever you might roam. Chef Ross Purple is more than willing to travel with you for a wide variety of situations and be your go-to…or rather come to you Vacation Chef!

Make Your Next Dinner Party Extraordinary!

Chef Ross Purple will WOW and amaze your guests with his jovial persona and culinary creations! Voted the #1 Private Chef/Caterer – Charlotte Observer’s 2016 Reader’s Choice – Best of Charlotte.

Chef Ross Purple specializes in creating EXTRAordinary in-home, cooking experiences that are unique and memorable. Chef Purple is available for private dinners and cocktail parties, multi course plated dinners, beer pairing dinners, interactive cooking demonstrations and classes, and birthday parties for kids of all ages. If you are looking for an in-home cooking experience like no other or a superior catering company for your next event, Chef Ross Purple will more than exceed your expectations.

WHY Chef Purple loves what he does…

Chef Ross loves planning a good theme! Having a special reason to celebrate is his passion! He makes it a pleasure plan a celebration for a milestone birthday, wedding anniversary or bachelorette party.

WHO Chef Ross creates unique and memorable experiences for…

It”s all about you, your guest of honor, your family and friends! During the initial complimentary consultation Chef will take time to learn more about your guests. Chef Purple carefully listens to your questions and your input to be certain no little detail gets overlooked.

WHAT Chef Purple does…

He will plan the menu with you, inquire about your ideas and special requests. Equally, if not more importantly discuss any allergies and dietary restrictions that need to be taken into consideration.

He takes care of everything revolving around the food from start to finish. Menu planning, grocery shopping, all the preparation & cooking. He’ll bring his own cookware, utensils etc… The BEST part of all…He’ll take of all the cleanup at the end of the night! His goal is to leave you wondering if he was actually even there. You can simply sit back, relax and spend time entertaining your guests without a care in the world.

HOW Chef Purple structures his pricing…

Unlike a traditional catering company or other private chef services we have a straightforward approach with our pricing. Chef Purple plans unique, memorable in-home experiences that are 100% customized with every detail taken into consideration. 

Chef Purple will have you pay for the cost of the groceries with no up-charge. Then, Chef has a fee based on the number of guests, the duration of your event and the complexity of the menu. Parties of 8-10 require a server. 12+ guests and certain menus require a Sous Chef and 2 servers. The Sous Chef and servers hourly rates will be discussed prior to booking, and are based on the services to be provided. Thats it. No hidden fees, services charges & no automatic 20% gratuity.

Once the final details are all in place Chef will prepare a detailed estimate with an itemized breakdown of the approximate food cost and the time dedicated to your event. Chef Purple arrives 2 hours prior to your guests to set up, work his magic and that’s when the experience really begins. The best part is, after dinner, we handle all of the clean-up!

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 Purple's Side of the Table

Our Personal Chef

Ross Purple

With over 20 years of culinary experience as a professional chef at some of the nation’s finest restaurants and a provider of top-notch catering services, Chef Purple is committed to taking you as far as you want to go in the kitchen! He also takes extreme pride in accommodating allergies and dietary restrictions. Most recipes are easily modified. Talk directly with Chef Ross for a complimentary consultation about ingredients and preparation.

Ross helped us with an annual Christmas party where he cooked 9 lobsters (perfectly) and also served AMAZING appetizers. He is friendly, charismatic and has fun with the guests. At the same time, he times his presence perfectly as not to upset the fellowship of the party guests. I would definitely hire him again and would encourage anyone who is thinking of having a party, dinner, or get together to do the same! You HAVE to try his bacon-wrapped chicken bites!

Mary L.
This was a lot of fun as a family gathering. Chef Ross really takes time to explain not just how, but why we do certain things. He was always willing to stop and answer any questions, and the food was amazing!!! I highly recommend this if you are looking for something fun and different.

Kevin H.
Chef Ross created a wonderful menu for our outdoor BBQ event. He was a pleasure to plan with, and his food was outstanding and very reasonably priced. I highly recommend him!

Tricia C.

Our Services

Voted the #1 Private Chef/Caterer in 2016 Reader’s Choice Best of Charlotte.

Contact Us

Contact us at Purple’s Side of the Table today to find out more!