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Meez= Mise•en•place

a French culinary term meaning "everything in its place"

Meez Market & Catering is a full-service catering company that focuses on quality food, five-star service and collaboration of experienced vendors and local businesses to deliver private in-home dinners and gatherings.  Our mission is to present unique events, sourcing the best quality ingredients and providing you with truly chef-driven, creative menus based on any theme. Let us Meez Mise•en•place so you don't have to!

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Chef Michael Santos,

Owner and Executive Private Chef

Chef Michael Santos’ fascination with food began at a young age! He was born into a Portuguese family, living by the family motto- We live to eat, drink and be happy! 

Chef Santos spent years studying the art of cooking from numerous Polish, Portuguese, French and German master chefs. He attended the Alamance Culinary Academy in Haw River, NC and studied in Germany and France before returning to Greenville, NC to attend East Carolina University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management with a minor in Business Administration.

He has an extensive background in the restaurant business, from being the Executive Chef at Christine’s Restaurant, a fine dining establishment to then moving into restaurant ownership. He and a partner owned and operated Chefs 505 in Greenville and its sister restaurant in Morehead City, NC.


In August of 2011, Chef Santos decided to take on a different culinary challenge and became a personal chef. He has travelled with numerous families from the Dominican Republic, Florida, Portugal, Kiawah Island, all 3 three US Virgin Islands, and North Carolina from the mountains to the beach.

Chef Santos also finds time to serve as an adjunct culinary instructor at The NC Chefs Academy and Art Institute of RDU and is also a member of The American Culinary Federation. He also belongs to a global chef consortium that pools resources to obtain freshly harvested food products from around the world, delivered directly to his and your home. His passion for food and lifestyle shows in his southern fusion style and exotic world flair.

Chef’s Santos’s greatest passions are great food and live music. He performs, sings and plays in private and public venues throughout North Carolina. If you’re looking to gather some friends and family and have a spectacular time, let Chef Santos cook and play at your next event.

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