Are you looking for a personal chef for private dinner or small catered event?

Are you vacationing in San Diego and need a chef to provide meals for your family? While visiting San Diego, don’t just see the sites. Get a real taste of the city; with a focus on local produce, beer, wine, meats and seafood Chef Jenn will give you a true taste of San Diego.

Chef Jenn has created delicious food for upscale events and intimate private gatherings for over 10 years.

Whether you are planning an intimate dinner for 2 or a large family dinner, Chef Jenn is the chef for you! Her menus showcase New California Cuisine; this style of cuisine starts with  an emphasis on local ingredients, while showcasing global culinary techniques.

Special dietary need are one of Chef Jenn’s specialty (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Diabetic, Low Sodium, Anti Inflammatory, etc.)..

Please plan on a minimum of 2 weeks for planning your event. All prices are subject to your personalized menu.

All menus can be customized to whatever your heart (or budget) desires,  or special dietary needs.

Offering both plated dinner services and buffet. The menus listed below are sample menus. Please contact Chef Jenn to create a custom menu for your party.

With Chef Jenn’s “100% Local” meals you will receive a locally sourced, organic, sustainable meal. Costs listed bellow are subject to seasonal availability and the number of guests.

Breakfast Buffet

$75 per person with a Minimum of 8 people

An assortment of scones and croissants from Cardamom Bakery and Jackie’s Jam’s

Scrambled Farm Fresh Eggs with Fresh Herbs

Breakfast Meats (sausages from Heart and Trotter Butcher Shop and bacon)

Baked French Toast with Apricots and Almonds served with Straus Family Creamery Whipped Cream and Maple Syrup

Seasonal Local Fruit, Yogurt and Granola Bar with a Trio of  Yogurts and a Selection of Granola

Bird Rock Coffee, Tea, and Fresh Juice from Stehly Farms Market

Local Lunch Buffet
$90 per person minimum of 6 people

Farmer Market Salad with Temecula Olive Oil Company California Balsamico Bianco Vinegar (White Balsamic)Dressing

Three types of Sandwiches
Grilled Local Fish from Catalina Offshore Products, Roast Beef from Heart and Trotter and Marinated Grilled  Farmers Market Vegetables

With a selection of local bread (gluten-free available), cheese and all the fixings (lettuce, tomatoes, onions, mustard, and mayonnaise)

Selection of Local Snacks and Fresh Tortilla Chips

Ice tea, Lemonade and Water

Local Chocolate Truffle from Andrea’s Truffles


Local Plated Dinner
Menu- $200 per person minimum of 6 people

Appetizer Platter-A cheese platter with California Cheeses and Meat Men Salumi with Local Bread

Salad- Arugula Salad with Temecula Olive Oil Company California Balsamico Bianco Vinegar (White Balsamic) Vinaigrette, Fresh

Strawberries (or seasonal fruit), Toasted Almonds and California Goat Cheese

Surf and Turf Entrée- Braised Short Ribs with Sautéed Mushroom and Shallots and Pan Seared Local Catch of the Day From Catalina Offshore Products or local fishermen with Citrus Beurre Blanc with Sautéed Seasonal Local Vegetables and Creamy Polenta

Individual Seasonal Fruit Galletes with Orange Caramel Sauce and Whipped Cream

And an Assortment of Andrea’s Truffles with Bird Rock coffee service

Chef Jenn is menus are perfect for any occasion, the menus listed bellow are not locally sources or organic (this can be done upon request):

Business Breakfast

$47 per person with a minimum of 10 people

An Assortment of Breakfast Breads and or Muffins with butter

Light and Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Herbs

Bacon and Pork Breakfast Sausage

Seasonal Fruit Platter with Honey Greek Yogurt and Granola

Orange Juice, Milk, Coffee and Tea

Cocktail Hour Menu

$75 per person with a minimum of 8 people

Blood Orange and Anejo Tequila Margaritas Cocktail (liquor supplied buy guest) or Mock-tail

Roasted Multi Colored Beets Salad with Arugula, Shallots, and Blue Cheese with a Greek Yogurt and Herb Vinaigrette

Platter of Pickled and Fresh Vegetables with Hummus and Persian Flat Bread

A Trio of “Mini Bites” –

Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers with Sofirto, Black Beans and White Rice

Crab Cakes with Dill Sauce

Grilled Chicken Skewers with Chipotle Dipping Sauce

“Italian” Themed Dinner for 2



Butternut Squash Soup with Saffron Cream


White Wine and Calabrian Chili Braised Chicken or Local Fish with Lemon and Fresh Herbs

Served with

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic


Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce


Banana Tiramisu



Italian Dinner Buffet

$85 per person with a minimum of 12 people

Assorted Cheese Platter, Marinated Olives, Stuffed Hot Peppers, served with fresh Bread

Arugula and Romaine Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Roasted Garlic Dressing, and Shaved Parmesan

Whole Roasted Chicken with a Lemon Caper Sauce

Orzo with Fresh Herbs and Sauted Seasonal Vegetables



Sunday Roast Dinner

$95 per person with a minimum of 10 people

Seasonal Soup (Roasted Butternut Squash, Classic French Onion, Creamy Tomato Basil, etc.)

Baby Kale Salad with Shiraz Vinaigrette, Fresh Strawberries, Toasted Almonds and Goat Cheese

Pork Loin Roasted Stuffed with Spinach and Garlic

With Roasted Seasonal Vegetables and Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Seasonal Fruit Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream

Mexican “Fiesta Buffet” Party Menu

$115 per person minimum of 10 people

 Queso Fundito with Local Corn Tortilla Chips and Fresh Veggies

Mexican Chopped Salad (Romaine Lettuce, Red Onion, Fresh Corn, Peppers, Queso Fresco and Quinoa) with a Chipotle Orange Dressing

Taco Bar

Sautéed Fajita Vegetables, Lettuce, Chopped Tomatoes, Chili De Arbol Salsa, Fresh Salsa, Guacamole, Pickled Red Onion, Cheese,
Corn and Flour Tortillas

New Mexico Chili Braised Shredded Beef, or Vegetarian “Ground Beef”

Roasted Corn and Oaxacan Cheese Tamales with Salsa Verde

Mexican red Rice and Drunken Pinto Beans

Mexican “Hot” Chocolate Flavored Chocolate Pudding with Fresh Berries

Please contact Jenn at (858) 212-9054 or for more information.