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Carmi Paulson - Personal Chef
Carmi Paulson - Personal Chef

Carmi Paulson - Personal Chef

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Responds within a day

Introduction: As a chef, I have been creating customized meal plans for private clients in Los Angeles for two decades. I classically trained at Le Cordon Bleu in London, where I also worked for Marco Pierre White at his Michelin Star restaurant L’Escargot. On returning to Los Angeles, I saw a need for clean, quality foods. I turned then to personalized dining, incorporating individual tastes and dietary needs balanced against my clients longterm goals for a healthy and happy lifestyle. I create delicious and rewarding meals using only the freshest organic ingredients sourced from local farmers markets. All of my meals are individually planned, prepared, packaged and delivered directly to you. My goal is to take the challenge out of eating well on a busy schedule. Recognized several years running as a "Thumbtack Best” for Personal Chefs, I work diligently to provide my clients with the highest quality meals and service. My one on one approach with my clients fills the gap left by larger commercial food delivery services, bringing food and nutrition back to a personal customized experience. I enjoy working on a personal level with a small handful of clients to help them achieve their dietary goals.

Hired 25 times

Serves Altadena, CA

3 employees

22 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

23 reviews


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Michelle T.

On-going Meal Delivery

I was just 4 months out of treatment from an aggressive breast cancer, and at 37 and single didn't have the best eating habits. Well, OK downright terrible. Recovering from chemo and radiation had left me with no energy to do anything, yet I knew the importance of my diet to avoid my high chances of reoccurance being triple negative. Since Carmi came into my life I literally can feel the difference in my energy level purely from all the great nutritious food she specifically prepared for me.I have more energy, I'm actually sleeping better, and I don't have stress out about food every day. She's gotten to know exactly what I do and don't like and custome makes each meal for me specifically. I've tried one if those big delivery companies and definitely did not get anything even close to like that !! I love the personal touch, and I'm never bored. I feel like I've moved back home and my mom is making me dinner every night !Shes knowledgable on how to fight diseases with nutrition and keeps that in mind when preparing my meals which is so great knowing not only am I getting a delicious meal but it's actually helping me not hurting me. I love the ease of no longer having to worry about what to eat! Having to go grocery shopping, or spend all that extra money on ordering out every night. Her food is delicious and stays fresh till the last meal. She somehow manages to make clean healthy food that isn't boring and bland. This woman could open a resturaunt except then she d be too busy and couldn't make my food so maybe just a small one ;). Truly don't know what I'd do without Carmi, she's become such an important addition to my life. So glad I found her !! Thanks Carmi!!!
Mar 19, 2016
Brandon B.

Personal Chef (Ongoing)

Very experienced and thoughtful chef. Highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to eat healthy or add some convenience to their life. The food is extremely delicious as well. Very personable and friendly!
Nov 12, 2015
Kim P.

I was working out with a trainer, and doing cardio at least 6 times a week; I was barely moving the needle on the scale I stood on each day. My trainer was very helpful in helping me realize it was what I was eating each day and not eating enough of the “right” foods. My trainer had suggested I look at a few meal plans. As I was looking at this options I knew if I got the “standard” meal plan delivery from one of the well-known companies, I would end up throwing half of the food away. I then made a conscious effort to explore and search for other options, and I discovered Carmi. I have been very pleased with my results, and I have been utilizing her personal chef services for almost two years! My original plan was to utilize her for six months, as I prepared to be on a web-series reality show. I dropped the weight I needed and I made a choice to continue with her. I love that we design my meals each week, and we change them according to my palate, and what I need to help keep me healthy. I will tell you all of her meals are scrumptious and addictive! I have regular requests each week, as I must have those dishes! She is very dependable, reachable and always ready to work with you. This is a truly one-on-one personal chef design. Take all of those frozen food meals in your freezer and toss them out; as Carmi’s meals are fresh and organic and just plain yummy!
Nov 5, 2013
Chris M.

Personal Chef

Carmi has been great. She is very knowledgeable about food and has helped me learn new things about food. She is also a great listener and really cares about what meals she will be preparing for you. I do not know much about nutrition but i know I wasn't eating very healthy, so I needed someone like Carmi to help guide me with my food. I am very glad I found her, and grateful she has helped so much in such little time. Her food is great by the way. Very tasty and perfect portions!
Oct 2, 2019
Stacey J.

Personal Chef

Finding Carmi was the very best thing I could do for my family and myself!!! As a working mom, knowing that dinner is handled and that it is healthy, organic, local and delicious gives me huge peace of mind and eliminates so much stress from my life!! My 23-month-old son is eating everything she makes, including all the veggies, and he’s getting so many important nutrients to grow because of it! Thank you SO much, Carmi!!
Aug 22, 2018


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Pricing is determined by the individual needs of each client.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I personalize each meal plan and menu to the needs of my clients. It is important for me to understand my clients likes, dislikes and dietary needs. I take the time to learn this information from my clients so that each clients has a personalized experience created just for them.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a graduate with a Grande Diplôme from Le Cordon Bleu, London.

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