• Private Chef Marvin San Diego
  • Asian
  • Fusion
  • Italian
  • Modern American
  • Southern

Signature dish:  

Roast pork belly

About Me

Hi, I’m Marvin and I love to cook! I’ve been working in professional kitchens for the last twenty years. During that time I’ve worked with talented chefs of many different backgrounds – Italian, Korean, Vietnamese, Mexican, and of course American. I’m always fascinated by the many parallels I find connecting the different cuisines I’ve been fortunate to work with.
I love foods from all over the world, so if I had to pick my favorite cuisine, I’d say it’s comfort food. It’s the kind of food we’re passionate about; the kind of food you get excited about eating and sharing with the people close to you.
Whether it’s a fancy, multi-course plated meal, a family cookout, or a casual brunch gathering with friends, great food has the ability to bring people together. I believe strongly that dining together is a quintessential human experience. My favorite thing about being a chef is that I get to play a small part in the memories my guests make with their friends and families.

Recent Menus

Reviews - click review to see menu (4)

  • Chef Marvin was incredible. We had him for a birthday and not only was all the food incredibly delicious, he added so many small details to make us feel extra special. My kids said he made the best dessert they ever tasted, the food in general was all five star and better than any restaurant. We highly recommend and will definitely hire him again. Thanks Marvin for such a special evening!

    • Worked on September 28, 2021
  • Business review: Marvin arrived on time dressed in professional attire. He was well prepared with his own gear - he only needed to use our stove and our oven. He was very personable and happily answered any questions we had while he was cooking.
    Food review: Marvin’s cooking was extremely delicious and wonderfully creative. We loved that Marvin had a story and an explanation for each ingredient and how it tied to each dish to make it imaginative and (most importantly) delicious.
    TL;DR: Marvin is an excellent chef and we are already planning on hiring him for our next get together.

    • Worked on October 31, 2020
  • I can’t say enough about the wonderful meal Chef Marvin cooked for us. Everything was beyond amazing and the party was a huge success. I really appreciated Chef Marvin’s attention to detail, warmth and flexibility. I was in touch with him through the week preceding the event and he kept me well informed. I loved his punctuality and his cleaning (he left the kitchen even cleaner than he found it!). In this tough pandemic I couldn’t have chosen a better way to celebrate my anniversary. Thank you Table at Home and Chef Marvin for a truly unforgettable experience.

    • Worked on July 23, 2020
  • Amazing experience. Chef Marvin was receptive, he listened to our needs and came up with a menu based on our requests. He was punctual, attentive and clean. He came to our home and after a great four course experience, cleaned up and the kitchen was in better shape than when he arrived. I work with many A list entertainers and have sampled many professional private chefs. Chef Marvin is among that very best level of professionals. We are absolutely going to ask for him on our next anniversary!

    • Worked on July 16, 2020