Private Chef - A Sophisticated Dinner

COVID-19 protocols this chef will implement are:
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Explore elevated versions of four classic restaurant dishes in this private chef experience.

Let Chef John can put a high-end spin on a handful of classic restaurant dishes. To start the evening, you'll select between fresh oysters or smoked salmon blini as your appetizer. In addition, Chef John will prepare a fresh arugula salad. For the entrée, choose between duck breast paired with apples and bittersweet chocolate or Coquille St. Jacques scallops. Save some room for the decadent lava cake at the end.

Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to accompany the menu, and may request pairing recommendations from the chef upon booking.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 12
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Chef Arrival Time 1 hour & 30 minutes prior to the selected serving time

What's included

The ingredients
The cooking
The service
The washing up

Reviews guests left for this experience



20 Dec 2021

Chef John was wonderful. He made a delicious meal, did all the cleaning, and was a joy to talk to. We highly recommend him for a private chef experience.

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26 Feb 2022

Had a wonderful meal and learned quite a bit. Would do another meal from John.

Erik Bartlett

Erik Bartlett

11 Feb 2022

Chef John was amazing! He was exactly on time, extremely warm and friendly, and prepared us an amazing menu. I can’t wait to host another event with him.

Meet your chef

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After a career working his way up the ranks in restaurant kitchens, Chef John delved into America's greatest food asset: its native plants. A lecturer, cooking instructor, and native plant specialist, Chef John has been cooking with California's indigenous ingredients for over 10 years. Discover the ancient history of native edibles and taste food unlike any you've tried before with ingredients foraged from Marin County by Chef John.

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Chef John will travel to guests within the Bay Area for this experience.

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