Chef Sacha Kupelian
Chef Sacha Kupelian

Chef Sacha Kupelian

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Introduction: Some of the best things in life happen at the table. As a California chef, the inspiration for creating new and interesting dishes comes from the seasonal availability from the local produce. Sharing his love of food and taking guests on a journey of dynamic, unique flavors is one of Sacha's passions. He applies all of his creative assets to cook imaginative and inspired food that will enhance any occasion, large or small. Without sounding overly grandiose - if you need a chef at ‘the manor’ in San Francisco, or rented vacation villa in the Wine Country for an 8 course tasting menu with wine flights – WE GOT IT. Cooking for others is an altruistic act, but also so much more. Whatever the occasion, a casual dinner, an anniversary or a wedding. I get to create experiences through food. Cooking is an expression of who we are.
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Hired 101 times

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8 employees

10 years in business

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Jean B.
2 weeks ago
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We had the pleasure of working with Chef Sacha for my mom's birthday and he did a fantastic job. The food was delicious and the presentation was cherry on top! It was an incredible experience and we highly recommend him!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • French • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Jessica T.
May 15, 2022
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I highly recommend Chef Sacha! He prepared a 4 course meal for my Aunt’s 70 birthday celebration and it was delicious and beautiful. Chef was very flexible and easy to work with and took care of everything. Everyone had a wonderful time!

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Dinner • Dessert • American - casual • American - formal • Asian • French • Italian • Family style • No, drop off only • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Standard (basic ingredients)

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Sumaira N.
Mar 31, 2022
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Chef Sacha was an absolute pleasure to work with and food was absolutely delicious. Our party loved the experience he created for us for a special birthday. Menu choices were elaborate and food was just delicious. Highly recommend him!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Italian • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • French • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Lauren H.
Mar 6, 2022
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Chef Sacha was amazing! He made the private chef experience extremely easy for the host, and the food was delicious! Best meal we had in Napa/Sonoma! If you want an extra and fun experience, I highly recommend. He worked with us to select the perfect menu, and it was nice to be at a dinner with just our group and not an entire restaurant! Others in the group were so impressed they asked for his information for future trips. 100% recommend. Thanks Chef Sacha!

Details: Brunch / dinner party • 6 - 10 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Italian • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • French • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Jenna W.
Feb 23, 2022
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Chef Sacha was very responsive and very helpful right from the first contact. We hired him to cook for us in-home at my sister’s bachelorette party in Sonoma. He helped me design a menu that worked for everyone and he had many dishes to choose from. The food was excellent and everyone was more than pleased. I would highly recommend his chef services!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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FAQs

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

    I like to first have an initial consultation with the client to discuss their event. What's the occasion? Casual dinner party, anniversary, birthday, entertaining clients, girls night in? From there I can give them menu options that fit the occasion based on their budget. After that I'll address any dietary restrictions to fine tune a menu. Once the client agrees that I am the right fit for them I take a 50% deposit a week prior to the event to cover shopping, and the remainder is due the day of the event.

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

    Being a Bay Area native I've worked at a wide range of eateries. Upscale restaurants with white glove waiters and an excessive number of salad forks to your local neighborhood haunts. Some of the amazing chefs I've worked under are Howard Ko (French Laundry and Restaurant at Meadowood) and Lisa Boisset (AquaKnox and Masa's).

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I was a paramedic before I was a chef. As much as I enjoyed the self-satisfaction of helping people and saving lives I felt I needed to make a career change, something I was more passionate about. At times during shift, we would sit in our ambulance waiting for our next call. Sometimes an hour would pass till dispatch gave us a call. During that down time I would be reading cookbooks like L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon or Grand Livre de Cuisine d'Alain Ducasse. Once I got into my first kitchen, I loved every moment of it. The heat, the stress, the yelling... I knew this is where I belonged!

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