Meet Katie and Travis Chrisman of The Twisted Tines Private Chef Company

Business Name
The Twisted Tines Private Chef Company

Business Website

What is your name?
Katie and Travis Chrisman

Time in business:
8 years

What product or service do you offer?

Fine dining in the comfort of your own home or event space.  We bring the five star service to you.  Amazing food, plates, silverware, napkins, and we make sure your event space is clean when we leave.  Time for you to relax and enjoy your guests while we create an evening to remember.

What makes your business different, competitive, or unique?

Personalized menus and Chefs with luxury dining experience.

What is the nicest thing a customer has ever said about your business?

Chef Travis - there are no words. We hired Travis for a 6-week stay in Arizona and it was the best decision ever! He and I spent a good amount of time reviewing preferences prior to our arrival, and he literally hit it out of the park. He cooked for us a few nights a week and in the in-between nights, he did meal prep and brought that with him on the nights he was at the house. Even this simple stuff (like chicken parm) was just so fresh and outstanding. There are a few highlights to mention:
(1) My husband had a guys weekend while we were there and Travis made them a complete steak and potato "bar". Yes, multiple cuts of steaks with fresh caesar salad and a baked potato bar. The guys were in a food coma
(2) We had fresh cut fruit, freshly made salsa and freshly made guac in the fridge every single day for the entire time we were there. It was ahhhmazing.
(3) He did a great job of having us try a few new things - all of which were fantastic. And he's a master at fresh fish.
I could go on but hopefully you get the picture. I'd give Travis 6 stars out of 5 and can't wait to hire him again.
Did I mention he's a totally cool guy too? The full package. You can't go wrong.

How has your business found value in your membership with the Gilbert Chamber?

We are so grateful for the relationships we have built through the chamber and through the Town of Gilbert.  We are so blessed to live here!

What motivates you professionally?

It has been very rewarding to own my own business.  Getting to create a vision, build an infrastructure, hire amazing staff and serve our community has given me a renewed love for the fine dining industry.

What do you consider to be your greatest success?

Personally my two boys (Logan 6 and Luke 3) are my greatest success.  Professionally the process of creating this business is one I take great pride in.

Who do you look up to or admire?

My mentor Chef Zac Lenox has been a driving force in my career.  He has grown me from a young cook into a thriving Chef through his creative way to deliver constructive criticism.  He is always someone I can go to for honest feedback and I have valued our relationship over the past 15 years.

When you're not working, where in Gilbert do you spend your time?

Our family loves downtown Gilbert, we also frequent the local parks, and enjoy hikes. 4 Silos for live music is also a great spot!