Best Personal Chefs in San Diego, CA 2016

Best of 2016

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  1. #1 The Peruvian Chef

    (19 reviews)

    Hilarie S.

    For my son's birthday party he requested Chinese food. Abraham cooked a delicious Chinese feast infused with Peruvian flavors--giving a unique twist to my son's favorite dishes. Homemade vegetable dumplings were a stand out! We have food allergies in our family as well and Abraham created a worry-free, flavor packed dinner for all!

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  2. #2 Enjoy Dining In

    (20 reviews)

    Ivy B.

    Chris made my dad's 60th birthday a wonderful experience for my family. She was happy to accommodate all our requests and her food was excellent!

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  3. #3 Couch Pototoes - A Personal Chef Service

    (10 reviews)

    Corie H.

    Chef Joe prepared dinner for my sister's bachelorette party which was for 8 people. He was very professional and the dinner he cooked up was outstanding. we especially enjoyed the cauliflower and brussels sprouts gratin which was one of the side dishes. the salad was also very refreshing with the cantaloupe and prosciutto. Afterwards, he cleaned up and packaged all of the leftovers. I would definitely recommend Chef Joe for any dinner parties.

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  4. #4 Trinacria Slow Food & Culture

    (10 reviews)

    pleasant t.

    I used Francesco for a college reunion weekend in Palm Springs and then again for a bachelorette party. He was very outgoing and talked to everybody. Made everything fresh from scratch and explained each course as it came out. The food was delicious! He cleaned everything when he was done. Was a pleasure to have and i would highly recommend him to anyone needing a private chef!

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  5. #5 Healthy Homemade

    (17 reviews)

    Katie S.

    Chef Joan was absolutely wonderful! She was so friendly and happy, it was clear she loved her job and loved sharing it with us. She cooked for my boyfriend and I at our home on Valentine's weekend, it was the first time we had ever tried a personal chef. We both love eating out and cooking at home - basically we love food, and we wanted to try something different. This experience was especially great because she shared so many tips and tricks with us - I have been trying new things in the kitchen ever since! It was also great that she shared our values in making a gluten-free, low carb meal. Joan started out with pork belly (melt-in-your mouth amazing - thank goodness she made enough for leftovers!) then moved on to one of the best porkchops ever created. The side dish was buttery mashed cauliflower, but made with a few special ingredients that turned into something out of this world (I don't want to give away the secrets!) It was just like a side of creamy mashed potatoes, but better. To top it off, she brought over a whole tupperware of moist, GF chocolate cookies for us to keep! She used them in the dessert, which was heavenly. Over all, I wish I could give chef Joan 10 out of 5 stars!

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  6. #6 Dinner with a Chef

    (13 reviews)

    Scott R.

    Chef Andres is the real deal. I hired Chef Andres for a proposal dinner and he did an outstanding job. The food was so amazing that my fiancée and I are still talking about it! Not only was the food some of the best I've had in my life, Chef Andres is as professional as they come. I had the chance to speak with him on several occasions. His vision and dedication to his profession is what sold me. Not only did he cook, he helped setup the table, candles, flowers, etc while I was doing my thing. Then proceeded to clean the kitchen. Every inch. That's customer service! He's worth more than what he charges and I'll be reaching out to him again. He's self-made and truly cares about his food and customers. That's something you don't find too often these days. Thanks again chef!

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  7. #7 Busy Bee Cook for Me

    (27 reviews)

    Linda F.

    Lilian catered for my family one night and for my son's graduation the next day. The food was very fresh and tasty and very nicely presented. We had lots of compliments on it. Lilian was very friendly and easy to work with, I would definitely recommend her. I changed the menu a few times and she was very open to change.

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  8. #8 Chef Kari

    (4 reviews)

    Emily B.

    Kari was fantastic, I would definitely recommend her for parties/ gatherings. Good was amazing.

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  9. #9 Unison. A Modern Chef Collective

    (9 reviews)

    Angela S.

    I received a detailed quote/menu from Unison which very much interested me. We spoke about some of the items and agreed upon a perfect menu of appetizer-type foods for my party. The food was dropped off timely and tasted very good. There was a missing food item (accidentally) but when I raised the issue Chef Linton promptly resolved it with me. He was polite and professional.

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  10. #10 Avian's House

    (19 reviews)

    Kerry M.

    Avian brought his food truck to our school festival. He was professional, on time and the food was good.

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  • Private Gourmet Chefs & Caterers

    Epicures Private Chef Service, LLC.

    (13 reviews)

    Choose this business if you need to hire private chefs who offer quality customer service. They do custom menu planning as well as home and business meal delivery. They also have gourmet chefs.

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  • Chef available

    AJs Haute Foods

    (1 reviews)

    Add flavor to your life with personal chef catering services from Stephen Bennett. This experienced personal chef provides food preparation for small dinners or grand buffets for 200.

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  • In-Home Cooking Classes

    Chef Jen Walsh

    Hire personal chef Jennifer Walsh if you need private in-home cooking classes. She also provides meal preparation, grocery shopping, menu planning, and many more.

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  • Private Chef Services

    Mind, Body, Nutrition Lifestyle Fitness

    (2 reviews)

    Erin Dougherty is a personal trainer and nutritionist who has 8 years of expertise in providing rehabilitation, weight loss program, corrective exercise, and more. She is also a skilled personal cook.

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  • Professional Chef

    Publication Consultant, Writing Services

    Vincent Farnsworth is an Ayurvedic vegetarian cook who provides healthy week's worth of meals in your home for you to enjoy. He also provides private cooking lessons for children.

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  • Enchanting Events

    Patricio Esquivel Enchanting Events

    Patricio Esquivel Enchanting Events has been offering complete services for special occasions since 1989. They offer culinary productions, catering services, food packages and more.

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  • Restaurant & Catering Services

    Tropicafe Colombian Food

    Add flavor to your meals with personal chef services from Tropicafe. These personal chefs specialize in South American cuisine provide catering, party rentals, entertainment, and more.

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  • Personal Chef

    Rina's Culinary Creations

    Relax as event and personal chef Rina Nunez shop, chop and cook for you. Be assured of nothing but a healthy diet as she prepares sumptuous meals for you and your family.

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  • Customized Candy Buffets

    Rina's Culinary Creations

    Bring out the inner child of your guests with colorful candy buffet services from Rina's Culinary Creations. Their pro chefs are available for kid's birthdays, quinces, bachelorette parties and more.

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  • Personal Chef

    Mary's Kitchen

    Make that dinner party you are planning of throwing possible with the help of Mary's Kitchen. They provide personal chef services gourmet meal delivery in your house, cooking classes, and more.

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  • Personal Chef Services

    Pretty Please Parties

    Give your guests a unique party experience with the balloon twisting and face painting services from Pretty Please Parties. They also offer customized catering menus and personal chef services.

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  • Healthy Cooking Lessons & Weightloss Personal Chef

    Rock Body Food

    Enjoy quality gourmet meals without worrying about your weight with the help of personal chefs from Rock Body Food. This personal chef business also offers homemade meal deliveries and more.

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  • The Raw Food Chef

    The Healthy Haven

    Enjoy a healthy lifestyle with veganism, through Andrea Cox' raw food personal chef services. This private chef also holds one-on-one and group classes on how to enjoy a raw living lifestyle.

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  • Personal Chef & Cooking Instructor

    Harvard Cookie Girl

    Learn the value of healthy home cooking through Bibi Kasrai Ladjevardi. This personal chef teaches both kids and adults fast and easy-to-make recipes that will delight your senses.

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  • Personal Chef

    David Schooler's Personal Chef Services

    David Schooler offers quality custom personal chef services for special events. He also provides bartenders, servers and other event staff members.

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  • Cooking Classes for Everyone

    Kitchen Art Studio

    A Kitchen Art Studio personal chef costs roughly the same as taking the family out to dinner sans the stress of braving traffic and waiting in line. Enjoy warm healthy yummy meals at home stress-free.

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  • Wedding & Special Event Catering

    Jaramillo Catering

    Hire a personal chef to come up with a wonderful menu for your event. Jaramillo Catering offers professional catering for weddings and other special occasions.

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  • Healthy Personal Chef

    San Diego Macrobiotic Community

    Enjoy well balanced and delicious meals with Donee-san Krause. She is a professional healing arts chef who prepares meals free of meat, dairy, and sugar. She uses plant-based proteins.

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  • Home Chef Service

    My Five Star Chef

    My Five Star Chef is a professional personal chef service that offers unique gourmet cooking at your home and place of business. They do innovative dinner, private party, business lunch, and more.

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  • Dinner Party Chef

    Bandini Toscana Services

    Marty Bandini is among the best chefs who provide professional cooking services for parties. He specializes in Italian, Mexican and Indian recipes. Have a memorable dining experience by hiring him.

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  • Personal Chef

    Nicolai Winkler

    For the last 5 years, Nicolai Winkler has been offering quality personal chef services and specializes on Pacific Rim cuisine, French cooking methods, and many more.

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  • Personal Chef

    So-Cal Chef Services

    If you're looking for quality in-home personal chef catering services with artistic flair or just simple family barbecue outings, check out So-Cal Chef Services.

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Best of 2015

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  1. #1 Main Course

    (60 reviews)

    Fonda D.

    Chef Bell spent time before the evening making sure the menu fit our family's diet restrictions and preferences. He and his sous chef (his wonderful mother!) arrived at our daughter's home right on time and set to work. They were professional and friendly and spent time demonstrating and helping our 13 year old granddaughter, the family's budding chef, act as a sous sous chef. This evening was a gift for her and she seemed to enjoy the experience as well as the food. Every care was taken to perfect the dishes, including a quick trip to the nearby market to replace a vegetable that did not meet the high standards of the chefs. The presentation was attractive and the dishes were delicious. Each was served with an explanation and a bon appetit. The experience and food were just what we hoped for and we truly enjoyed getting to know our excellent chefs.

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  2. #2 Wholesome Goodness

    (7 reviews)

    Lori E.

    Mici truly cooks from the heart and her food was inspiring, beautiful and delicious! She is extremely knowledgable about her food and imparts that wisdom whike also demonstrating how to cook fresh, clean and tasty dishes!!! Can't wait to have her cook for us again!

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  3. #3 Dinner with a Chef

    (13 reviews)

    Chris G.

    Brought in Andres each morning during our vacation to be woken up by delicious smelling food and fresh fruit after a fun night out. Andres delivered. From his Crab Benedict one morning to his Huevos Rancheros the next and American breakfast on steroids the final day with stuffed frenchroast, perfect scrambled eggs, cheese stuffed tator tots, crispy bacon and the list goes on! All served with freshly squeezed orange juice that he must put something else in it because it's crave worthy. Most days we didn't even eat again until dinner he fed us so well in the morning. He even leaves the kitchen spotless when done. Great service. Great food. Great guy. Highly recommend.

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“Need a Buffet Caterer for a Birthday Party”

San Diego, CA

Event type
Buffet catered event
Cuisine type
Mexican/Latin
Number of people
25-50
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Birthday party
$380
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“Need a Caterer on October 27, 2012”

San Marcos, CA

Event type
Food truck
Cuisine type
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Number of people
150-200
$700
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“Need Catering and Chef”

San Bernardino, CA

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Plated dinner party
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Number of people
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$779
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