Karla Oliveira Caterer and Private Chef
Karla Oliveira Caterer and Private Chef

Karla Oliveira Caterer and Private Chef

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Introduction: I’m Karla Oliveira and am have been a private Chef and Caterer for almost 30 years. Catering is my passion and I strive to make your next event something you will remember. I’m a Graduate of California Culinary academy as a Cuisine Chef and Cordon Bleu in Paris. I have traveled around the world learning techniques and new recipes. I have worked for many great companies in the country and have been successful business owner for many years in my home town of Santa Cruz. With a passion for a healthy life style, as a private Chef I help my clients cooking healthy food with a great taste while motivating clients with a better life. Fitness is very important to a human health and I like to provide my clientes with organic products and a wholesome of good vegetables and fruits that luckily we have around the beautiful California. I look toward to serve and provide excellent service to your next event. Namaste 🙏🏼 Be able to provide good service and know that my clients enjoy my food is very gratified.

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5 employees

22 years in business

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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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  • Personal Chef - San Jose 2020

    Wedding and Event Catering

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

Exceptional 5.0

42 reviews


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Monica E.

Personal Chef

Karla catered a private dinner for our elopement wedding and I cannot say enough good things! We requested a multiple course, plated dinner and she exceeded our wildest expectations! At our request after learning that she was Brazilian, Karla prepared a number of delicious Brazilian appetizers as well as a few varieties of bruschetta. This was followed by a seasonal salad, the most amazing lobster ravioli, and a delicious New York steak. Everything was plated beautifully, absolutely delicious, and in incredibly generous portions. I nearly had to undress my wedding gown by the end of the night! I only wish I had more photos but we were too busy inhaling her delicious food to snap any more pics! Karla served and cleared each course and had the dishes and kitchen sparkling clean before she left. She even brought us a gorgeous orchid as a thank you and wedding gift. We had downsized our wedding due to covid and ended up celebrating the night with just the two of us, but Karla made us feel surrounded by love even in our families’ absence. She is so wonderful and I can’t recommend her highly enough! Obrigada!!
Sep 29, 2020
Tyler M.

Personal Chef

Karla was absolutely amazing! She catered a dinner for my sisters bachelorette dinner and we could not have been happier! Highly recommend her!
Aug 23, 2020
Teresa T.

Personal Chef

Above and beyond all expectations. The attention the detail was only bested by the professionalism from Chef Karla and her staff. From the custom burnt edged menus, the decorative roses, the surprise NY Steak addition, the extra special on the spot dishes for my 3-year old and the beautiful plating, made this intimate birthday dinner one for the memory books. She was kind, energized, and accommodating. I highly recommend Chef Karla for all your private events.
Aug 11, 2020
Baptiste P.

Personal Chef

Had Karla cater our 20th anniversary dinner and it definitely met our expectations, if not exceeded. Food was great, Karla was very friendly and attentive. Portions were so generous that she offered to split some of our plates and cook something for the kids on the side, which I thought was great :-) Very happy customer here
Jul 30, 2020
Lijing Y.

Wedding and Event Catering

Karla has been so wonderful. Our original chef canceled our appointment at the last minute ( on our wedding day) and we have to find a new chef a few hour before our wedding dinner. We contacted Karla and she responded immediately and came up with a dinner plan for us. She prepared a wonderful dinner and made a cake for us. The lobster salad was so tasty and I could not stop eating her steak. I could not thank her more for making us amazing wedding dinner. She is such a responsible and skilled chef. I highly recommended her.
Jul 25, 2020


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

    I will price by item they will choose if it’s s simple drop off dish as well by person based on the menu choice.

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

    Is very important to know likes ,dislikes, allergies or healthy problems at first from my clients. From there I can have better idea what kind of menu i can design. I enjoy provide good service from beginning to end . My job is very neat and organized, I have lots of experience on be in diferentes homes and venues, I manage to have a organization for the staff to have successful fun event and a happy team work.

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

    I graduated from California culinary academy as cuisine chef and thru Cordon Bleu in Paris, I have done many classes and seminars around France, Brasil and here in the USA . I speak four languages, love running , I do heartfulness meditation and practice yoga in the regular base. I believe that my extra activities help the taste of my food to be a great energy for the body and soul.

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