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Flavor Affinity
Flavor Affinity

Flavor Affinity

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Introduction: With a private chef, you are able to cater your needs from the comfort of your own home. Together, we can enjoy the process of creating the menu based on your special requests as well as the choice of cuisine and implementation of the menu. From start to finish, you will have Flavor Affinity there to coordinate your event in a seamless, professional and personal manner. Whether you are looking for a dinner party at home, birthday party, wedding reception, holiday meals, or any other reason to celebrate, let Flavor Affinity take the hassle and worry of planning off your plate and leave you with nothing more to do but sit and enjoy your guests.

Hired 47 times

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8 employees

4 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

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Jul - Dec

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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

Exceptional 5.0

24 reviews


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Upeka K.

Wedding and Event Catering

Working with Jason was such a delight! He was extremely professional but also very personable. He made sure to follow through on any requests I made for our wedding. He responded so quickly when I asked something of him. The food was delicious and all of our guests loved it! I would definitely choose to work with Jason again!
Jun 21, 2021
Katherine M.

Personal Chef

I've hosted many VIP events. Jason is tops. Not only was the food incredible, he delivers in presentation and service. Two thumbs up!
Mar 1, 2021
Andrew g.

Wedding and Event Catering

Absolutely fantastic - they did a brunch party of about 20 guests for me and several weeks later, the guests are still telling me about how great the food was. Price was absolutely incredible for everything provided, the team was taking all COVID precautions while on site, and all in all they are a bunch of cool cats. Can't recommend enough!
Mar 9, 2021
Heather L.

Personal Chef

Jason is very personable, kind & professional. He spoke with me about the kind of food my husband likes & we created a customized menu for my husband’s surprise 40th birthday. I had to think out of the box for his COVID bday so we had a backyard socially distant dinner with his 4 closest friends. Jason made himself at home in our kitchen, was so kind to my family & my husband’s friends, and he served us as if we were in a fancy restaurant. We had 4 courses- an appetizer, salad, entree & dessert. If there was one thing I wish he could have done differently, it would have been for the entree to have been served hotter. I think the steaks & fries were cooked earlier to keep up with the pacing of serving each course in a smooth manner. But I wish they were served hot off the grill for the price that I paid. Other than that, the pork belly appetizer, caesar salad, and peanut butter brownies were phenomenal. Jason truly added to the fun & excitement of the night & he helped make it a memorable time for my husband, his friends & our family.
Flavor Affinity's reply
Thank you for the kind words. Regarding the steak and fries; although "hot off the grill" is great in theory, beef needs to rest in order to keep the internal juices (flavor) in the meat. If the steaks were cut into immediately, the flavor runs out, leaving the meat dry and flavorless and a mess on the plate essentially ruining the whole dish. Additionally, being that the dinner was outside and the temperature was in the mid 50's, the guests wrapped in blankets to stay warm, as soon as the food is outside, the temperature drops drastically. We will keep this in mind for next time.
Nov 16, 2020
Matthew M.

Personal Chef

Jason was awesome. We had planned to go out for our 10 year anniversary but COVID shut down everything. He worked with us on a specialized menu for an intimate dinner at home and made extraordinary accommodations to navigate distancing restrictions. The food was delicious and exactly as requested. I highly recommend him.
Sep 10, 2020
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Jason Baker


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

    We determine our pricing based on the level on service that is required. We offer an array of services including 3-4 course plated dinners, elevated family style dinners and tasting menus. Flavor Affinity has a minimum of $1000 for all events, but may make exceptions for the right event. Our price is $80/person and upwards of $120/person, depending on the needs of the client. *Ask about referral discounts*

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

    We always start with a phone conversation. It's the best and easiest way to get a feel for the event and set expectations. From there, we will begin menu development. How many courses do you envision? What is your budget? Do those two things align? Once we have an outlined menu, we will send over the contract agreement which will encompass all the details discussed. Once the contract and 30% deposit has been secured, the event goes onto the calendar and the event is locked in. During the time before the event, the Flavor Affinity staff is there to answer all your questions and make any changes needed.

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

    Bachelor of Communication - California State Univ. San Marcos, 2008 Commis de Cuisine - San Diego Culinary Institute, 2009 10 years of restaurant experience including Pamplemousse Grill, Solace and MoonLight Lounge, PrepKitchen, The Red Door and Wellington Steak, and Morgan Run Resort.

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