Perhaps this year you have decided not to spend the day laboring in the kitchen and have opted to leave the Thanksgiving meal preparations to the professionals. Whether you are looking for a place to dine out this Thanksgiving in Chandler or to pick up a freshly prepared holiday meal - here are five options for celebrating America's food-centric holiday! Be advised reservations are required, so confirm your plans today.

AJ's Café at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort
1 N. San Marcos Place
Phone: 480-857-4401
Brunch seatings from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Chef Aaron Geister has been busy planning a fabulous Thanksgiving Brunch buffet that is a true celebration of the season! Beyond the generous hot and cold buffets featuring a variety of tasty treats, the buffet includes a number of chef attended stations including an omelet station, Roasted Garlic & Herb Tom Turkey with Gravy and Cranberry-Orange Chutney, a Sour Local Orange & Agave Nectar Glazed Ham or the Herb-Encrusted Prime Rib with Rosemary Au Jus and Creamed Horseradish - you may have to try more than one! Save room for dessert and select from traditional Thanksgiving pies to mini-cheesecakes to Chocolate Layer Cake to the Pumpkin Spiced Bread Pudding with Crème Anglaise.  AJ's will also have a kids buffet featuring Chicken Strips, Macaroni & Cheese, Fruit Salad, Chicken Teriyaki Skewers and Chocolate Chip Cookies. Reservations are required with seatings between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Bernard's at the Ocotillo Golf Resort
3751 S. Clubhouse Drive
Phone: 480-917-6660
From 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy an exceptional Thanksgiving meal at the popular Bernard's at Ocotillo this year and enjoy a starter buffet including a variety of salads, poached and chilled shrimp, smoked salmon, vegetables and assorted cheeses. Select your favorite entrée from a traditional Roasted Turkey with House Made Cranberry Sauce or the Roasted Prime Rib Au Jus with Horseradish Sauce the Roasted Pork Loin with Apple Brandy Sauce or perhaps the Sautéed Red Snapper with Lemon Caper Beurre Blanc Sauce all served with a variety of sides that are sure to please. Round out your meal with a visit to the dessert buffet bar that will be brimming with assorted pies, cookies, and mini desserts and fresh fruit. Reservations are required, so don't hesitate- make your reservation today.

Chompie's
3481 W. Frye Road
Phone: 480-398-3008
From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Chompie's is serving two options this Thanksgiving. Choose from dining in and enjoying an individually plated, traditional Thanksgiving dinner s including White Meat Turkey Breast with Stuffing, Cranberry Relish, Mashed Potatoes, Candied Yams, Home-style String Beans and Fresh Baked Knot Rolls with butter. For dessert, select a slice of Pumpkin or Apple Pie. Reservations are advised for parties of 6 or more.

Chompie's is also offering a variety of complete, made from scratch Thanksgiving meals and A La Carte items to supplement your meal that may be picked up on November 25th or 26th. Please pre order meals a minimum of 72 hours before your planned pick up time.

Earnest - Thanksgiving To Go
4991 S. Alma School Rd.
Phone: 480-883-3773
Pick up between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Earnest has the perfect solution for you to spend more time with your loved ones this Thanksgiving and less time in the kitchen with their complete Thanksgiving to Go meal package. Their superb meal includes all of the traditional Thanksgiving fixings from the Sage & Brown Sugar Brined Turkey to the Fried Brussels Sprouts w/Bacon & Balsamic Vinegar to a delicious Pumpkin Pie w/Bourbon Maple Whipped Cream and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. Be advised reservations for your meal must be placed by Saturday - November 21st and pickup is between 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Taste - An American Bistro at the Hilton Phoenix Chandler
2929 W. Frye Road
Phone: 480-899-7400
Dinner served from 4-8 p.m.
If you are looking for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, the Taste - An American Bistro at the Hilton Phoenix Chandler hotel is offering a fantastic Thanksgiving buffet with all of the trimmings you are seeking for your holiday meal. Whether you opt for the Oven Roasted Turkey Breast with Sage Pan Gravy or the Brown Sugar Glazed Ham with Whole Grain Mustard ( or a bit of both!) you'll enjoy Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Caramelized Onion Stuffing, a French Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions, Maple and Pecan Glazed Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Marshmallows and Orange Cranberry Sauce. Of course, there will be a variety of desserts to round out your dinner. Reservations are required - make yours today!