About Us

My name is Julie Peters, and I’m the “Sunflower Chef”. I chose the name to honor my mother, who loved sunflowers, and I get my skills from her. I have been in the culinary industry for 7 years and have degrees in Culinary Arts and Hotel Restaurant Management from the Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College. After graduating, I completed a summer internship in Las Vegas, NV and really honed in my skills. Since then, I have worked for caterers and local Des Moines restaurants. I am very passionate about what I do and enjoy making people happy through the quality of my food and customer service.

Sunflower Chef Catering

Let us be your catering source for anniversaries, birthdays, baby showers, corporate events, graduations, wedding parties and more! Sunflower Chef Catering is a full-service, award-winning catering company dedicated to helping you host an unforgettable event. Our services are perfect for any event from intimate gatherings to large wedding receptions. We decorate the tables or buffet accordingly, and bring our signature fresh sunflowers! In addition, we offer in-home cooking classes, personal chef services, and provide a top-notch, friendly service that set us apart from the competition!


Among other places, we have catered:

  • Dillard’s at Jordan Creek Mall
  • Raccoon River Lodge (W. Des Moines, IA)
  • The Hampton Inn (Downtown Des Moines)
  • Iowa Public Television
  • The Stein Barn
  • Des Moines Social Club
  • Living History Farms

Let us handle your catering needs. Contact us today!