Laurels

Best Personal Chefs in San Diego
2022

We scored 295 Personal Chefs in San Diego, CA and Picked the Top 7

Here are the Picks:

Why These Personal Chefs?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored San Diego Personal Chefs on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 295 179 7

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

David Schooler

David Schooler is a personal chef in Poway, who is a member of the American Personal and Private Chef Association. Mr. Schooler is a San Diego Culinary Institute graduate and a Chef Peter Metz Award recipient, and he has several years of experience as a professional cuisine master. Mr. Schooler begins the process with a consultation that assesses the clients’ lifestyle and dietary requirements, and he brings his own state-of-the-art equipment to their kitchen. The company sells gift certificates that allow people to share the epicurean joys with their family, friends, and colleagues, and it can cater dinner parties for up to 20 persons and special events, including gourmet picnics, for as many as 100 fine diners. The menu suggestions include coq au vin with pearl onions and wild mushrooms, Korean-style barbecue short rib, hot Italian sausage with linguine and arugula, Chef David’s lamb chops, cedar plank salmon with lemon-dill beurre blanc, artisan cheese platters with fruit and spicy sweet pralines, and classic chocolate mousse.

Poway, CA 92064

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Dinner at Home

Dinner at Home is a provider of certified personal chef and catering services in Del Mar that lets people rediscover epicurean marvels right where they live. The company designs, crafts, and delivers fresh, delicious, healthy, and affordable meals, and it serves individuals and families in the beach city and nearby areas, including Del Sur, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, and Carmel Valley. Dinner at Home has been part of the local food and beverage industry for more than 10 years, and it also offers in-home instruction for gourmet food enthusiasts and aspiring kitchen professionals. The crew welcomes meal ideas from clients, and some of the menu items are old-fashioned Swiss steak, Marco Polo bundles, turkey piccata, cheddar chili pie, vegetarian shepherd’s pie, and Chef Pamela’s lasagna.

Del Mar, CA 92014

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