Meet Chef Jenn

Welcome to my personal chef services!

As a seasoned culinary specialist, I provide comprehensive chef services tailored to your needs. From in-home cooking and weekly private chef arrangements to event small catering and intimate dinner parties, I’ve got you covered.  I am passionate about using organic, locally sourced ingredients, I craft mouthwatering, nutritious meals. Explore my services in detail on “How It Works.” Elevate your culinary journey with my personal chef expertise. Contact me today!



Jennifer Felmley (aka Chef Jenn) is a Southern California native with bicoastal roots, with family in both New York and Florida. She is a versatile personal chef and educator who enjoys working privately with clients to create one-of-a-kind services. She has been creating incredible dining experiences for her clients since 2005.

Her professional culinary journey began at Johnson & Wales University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts & Culinary Nutrition. She then traveled to Europe, where she worked as a chef in a small town outside Milan, Italy, and completed wine studies at the Deutsche Wein-und Sommelierschule in Germany. After earning a Sommelier Certificate, she journeyed to Champneys Resort in England where she refined her knowledge of healthy cooking and specialized nutrition.

After returning to the US, Jenn worked for several hotels and catering companies before opening her own business in the early 2000s with a focus on creating customized services for clients. While working as a private chef, she began teaching cooking classes and has taught at Sur La Table, Rancho La Puerta, and was a Culinary Demonstrator for Johnson and Wales University. She has traveled throughout the state of California and parts of West Texas hosting live cooking demonstrations. During lockdown she began teaching virtual classes which she still offers.


Chef Jenn has created delicious food for intimate private gatherings for over 15 years. With a focus on local produce, beer, wine, meats, and seafood, her menus showcase New California Cuisine. This style of cuisine starts with an emphasis on local ingredients while utilizing global culinary techniques. Her meals will give you an authentic taste of San Diego.

Incorporating special dietary & nutritional needs (including Gluten-Free, Vegan, Diabetic, Low Sodium, Anti-Inflammatory) along with a traditional dinner is one of Chef Jenn’s specialties. Her culinary knowledge and nutrition background enable her to customize menus to whatever your heart desires while accommodating the diet plans of you and your guests.

With the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in California, Jenn offers cannabis dining experiences which include smokable pairings, cocktails/mocktails, and infused dishes as well as educational experiences and cooking classes. Don’t forget to ask about how she can incorporate a flower pairing or cannabis beverages into your event.