Private Chef - Redefining American Cuisine

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Discover modern versions of classic American dishes with Chef Nicholas.

In this private chef experience, Chef Nicholas has a bold culinary proposal: To modernize traditional American flavors. Begin with a grilled seasonal fruit, arugula and goat cheese salad. Then, enjoy juicy steak cooked in a cast iron pan with maple bourbon and mushrooms, and paired with a creamy roasted parsnip potato purée and crispy Brussels sprouts. Dessert features an apple and sharp cheddar puff pastry with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of local honey.

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 3
  • Event Duration 4 hours
  • Chef Arrival Time 2 hours prior to the selected serving time

What's included

The ingredients
The cooking
The service
The washing up

Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Nicholas



27 Aug 2023

Chef Nichols was so great. The food was wonderful, he was so nice, and he left the place cleaner than it was when he got there. I can’t recommend him more! We had such a great time!



25 Aug 2023

Chef Nicholas made our evening so special for my father-in-law’s 80th birthday. He cooked him a special addition to his meal, came prepared with additional Ingredients, was so kind and professional and the food was DELICIOUS. It was an absolutely perfect evening! If we are ever visiting the area again we will absolutely be asking Chef Nicholas back.



13 Aug 2023

Chef Nik just left our house and we are so full and keep talking about what a wonderful experience that was. He is a fabulous instructor. My husband and 20-year-old twins all loved the entire experience and we all learned something. He really took the time to teach each of us where we are. He exceeded our expectations. We are looking forward to making this meal again (and again) and implementing all that we have learned.

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$ 119 Per person

All inclusive: 3-course meal, ingredients, cooking, service & clean up.

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Chef Nicholas began his kitchen adventures as a child, learning how to cook with his grandmother, and went on to graduate from Johnson & Wales. A private chef for an A-list client, his weekly meal prep and dinner party planning allow him to add imagination to new creations, imbuing simple recipes with a sense of elegance and style. Even more than culinary artistry, Chef Nicholas loves the interpersonal connections that well-made food provides.

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Chef Nicholas will travel to guests within San Diego for this experience.

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