Southern California Private Chef Services
Southern California Private Chef Services

Southern California Private Chef Services

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: Be sure to check us out on Instagram! PLEASE NOTE that we are currently unable to take events for less than 6 people on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until further notice. We cook great food so you can make great memories We offer a suite of private chef and full-service catering solutions, including individual dinner parties, brunches, weddings, and corporate events. Operating all over Southern California, we’re available from Santa Barbara to San Diego to Palm Springs and specialize in cooking meals for those on specialized diets from Vegan to Keto, Gluten-Free to Celiac. Whether it’s a backyard BBQ in Santa Barbara, a bachelorette party in Palm Springs, a corporate event in DTLA, or wedding catering services in Temecula, our team can provide chef services and host custom events with flavorsome menus for all occasions, large or small. Our menus showcase the finest local and international flavors. Featuring both elevated classic and experimental fusion recipes, our dishes range from simple to refined. Current menus feature three levels of classic and new American cuisines; Italian; Provençal; San Francisco/Paris Bistro; Vegan Vegetarian; and California Mediterranean flavors. We have BBQ feasts, Mexican celebrations, and restorative brunches (complete with ‘hair of the dog’ mimosas) – our customers adore these themed menus, and we have just as much fun designing and hosting them!
Overview

Hired 60 times

Serves Los Angeles, CA

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11 employees

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2021

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 work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Tabitha W.
Feb 13, 2022
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Chef Tim and his assistant Chef were absolutely AMAZING!! The food was beyond delicious! His food and company were wonderful!!! My friends had the best time and could not stop raving about the food! We will definitely hire chef tim in the future!

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Premium (high end ingredients) • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • French • American - formal • Asian • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Dianne R.
Nov 21, 2021
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We had Claudio as our chef last night for an in house dining experience on a girl’s weekend celebrating a birthday. It was amazing and the dinner was delicious. I worked with Tim to book the event and plan the menu. Tim always responded quickly and the process was seamless. I would highly recommend this business for any in home dinners or catering. Claudio was the perfect chef and the food was spot on.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Mexican / Latin American • American - casual • Asian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Nicole B.
Nov 9, 2021
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Amazing meal and service! The southern BBQ menu is sublime! Thanks Chef Tim for making a special birthday, that much more special!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • Mexican / Latin American • Asian • Vegetarian or vegan • Gluten free or celiac • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Kelsey D.
Nov 9, 2021
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Chef Tim was awesome. The food was amazing: short ribs were absolutely delicious; his sauces were unique, with the right amount of spice, and mind blowingly good; the mac and cheese was a huge hit. He accommodated all of our allergies and dietary restrictions, which meant he made the entire meal gluten free, and no one else even realized it! He was also a delight to hang out with while he was cooking. He showed us how he was making some of the dishes, told us about the family origins of some of his recipes, and had some great stories to tell while we were eating! Leading up to the event he was incredibly responsive and a pleasure to work with while selecting the menu for the event. 10/10 service!

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Italian • Southern • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • French • Gluten free or celiac • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Gladys M.
Oct 9, 2021
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I cannot express how amazing Chef Tim is. I had a team offsite in LA for 25 people and he created a culinary experience like no other. In order to unify us through food, he created an around the world food theme, serving over 10 courses - each beautifully plated and served dim sum style throughout the evening. He is beyond professional, his team is impressive, and he is absolutely on fire with his jokes. My team had the best experience because of Chef Tim and we are forever grateful. Highly recommend working with him if you want to have that WOW factor and also enjoy elevated, delicious food.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 21 - 35 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • Cold beverages (non-alcoholic) • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • American - formal • French • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Asian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Timothy Brice

FAQs

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

    Generally, pricing takes into account the number of guests, the amount of food required, all supplies and serve ware (should any be required), and any additional staff needed for the event.

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

    Since I provide a full range of private chef services, from individual in-home parties to daily meals, taking the time to talk with the customer to fully understand their specific wants, needs, and dietary preferences and restrictions is vital. Then a custom menu is presented that both meet those needs and, hopefully, offers something new as well.

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

    I have spent over 25 years in professional kitchens throughout the San Francisco Bay area and cut my teeth the old fashioned way. My start was as a dishwasher working at a small restaurant. From there I was a prep cook, line cook, Sous Chef, Executive Sous Chef, and finally Executive Chef. I have experience in multiple food styles and cuisines.

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