Personal Chefs

Personal Chefs

Have meals prepared for your group or dine like a celebrity with in-home personal chef services. Kick back during your San Diego getaway as a personal chef expertly prepares a customized delicious meal for your family in the kitchen of your rental home – no grocery shopping or clean up necessary. Taste the chef’s gourmet culinary creations, learn new techniques during a private cooking class or accommodate a special diet with a dinner everyone can enjoy. Check out our recommendations for in-home personal chefs.


Enjoy a true San Diego culinary experience! Verbena Kitchen will host private dinners and chef experiences for events ranging from small intimate groups, up to 50+ people. A farm-fresh vibe, customized menu and cocktail pairings would make a tasty addition to your visit to San Diego.

Verbena Kitchen has been featured in Eater, San Diego Magazine, Locale, Open Table as a Diners’ Choice, and has been named one of the hottest cocktails bars in San Diego for months running! Check out our Instagram for some delicious pics or email to get started.


Gathar is a collective of amazing private chefs and caterers, brought Stateside by US Co-founder and Michelin-starred chef Curtis Stone.  From intimate dinners-for-two, to shared feasts, gorgeous grazing tables, to pantry stocking and elevated meal prep, Gathar are the experts in creating unforgettable in-home dining experiences. Choose from their range of popular menus or create your own, and a Gathar concierge will match you with the perfect ‘Culinarian’ who will arrive with all the fresh, local ingredients ready to cook, serve and even clean up afterwards!


Dinner for two, formal gatherings, family dinners or friendly get-togethers – whatever your vision is for good food and good times, Tosi Lifestyle has you covered. Classically trained in European cuisine, Chef Guga Tosi can accommodate your needs, including special diets, with naturally prepared, nutritious and balanced foods. As a nutritionist, Chef Guga has a keen eye for creativity even for the most dietarily limited individuals. Mention Bluewater and you may be eligible for a special rate depending on the services selected.


Chef Joshua Alkire’s fine dining credits come from two established San Diego classics: Le Fontainebleau at the renowned Westgate Hotel and the Bradley Ogden-inspired menus of Bertrand at Mister A’s. He has been a personal chef since 2002 and loves enhancing guests’ experiences by providing delicious, innovative meals that leave a lasting impression. Arriving on time with all the necessary tools and groceries, Chef Joshua cooks, serves and cleans up, allowing guests the opportunity to enjoy themselves. In addition, he leads private cooking classes where participants can spend time together and eat their creations.

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