• Private Chef Violette San Diego
  • Asian
  • French
  • Fusion
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Modern American
  • Southern
  • Spanish

Signature dish:  

Miso Chicken LemonChiveRisotto

About Me

From an early age Violette exhibited a passion for cooking. She would spend time in the kitchen with her Mother and Great-Grandmother learning family recipes and experimenting with new ones from cook books.
In 2003 she won The San Diego Art Institute’s best teen chef in America Scholarship competition. She earned an Associate of Science in Culinary arts and a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management.
While attending school she worked at Island Prime, C-Level Lounge, Soliel K in the San Diego Marriott, Hospitality Inc (one of San Diego’s largest catering companies), and Woolfies Bakery in Cape Cod, Mass.
Upon completing school she became a sous chef at Hospitality Inc. From there she went to work for Compass Group overseeing corporate catering and restaurant operations for 11 years in companies like LG Electronics, Teradata, and Qualcomm. Most recently she was the Executive Chef at the Wild Thyme Company where she would oversee large scale events, weddings, private dinners and restaurant operations.
As a San Diego native Violette has a passion for quality farm to table ingredients and uses classic techniques to bring her dishes to life. She specializes in one of a kind private dining experiences.

Recent Menus

Reviews - click review to see menu (13)

  • Very professional! Great flavors and presentation. We had a great experience

    • Worked on January 16, 2022
  • Violette was amazing! She made us dinner for a bachelorette party, and it was the highlight of our trip!

    • Worked on August 14, 2021
  • We love Chef Violette! She prepared an amazing meal for our birthday dinner, was flexible to our requests, she brought help which was great and made it special to help serve everyone, and did I mention her food is delicious and was a big hit? My favorite was the scallops and she made me a homemade carrot cake!! I am overdue leaving her this positive review. We would very gladly have her back! She’s also very sweet and accommodating. Oh and she made beautiful menu cards too! Really every special touch was thought of - Chef Violette goes above and beyond to make your occasion special.

    • Worked on July 17, 2021
  • We had Chef Violette cook a four course meal for for my wife and my wedding dinner and it was hands down one of the best meals I have ever had before. The flavors were 🔥🔥🔥, the attention to detail in the plating was at a pro level, and Violette and her crew were so friendly. I was so happy we had her cook for us and would strongly recommend her to anyone that wants an elevated meal.

    • Worked on May 17, 2021
  • Chef Violette served an amazing meal to me and my wife on Valentine's Day! This was intended to be a surprise for my wife and she was thoroughly ecstatic about the meal. The chef's presentation was amazing and she even included personalized menus which was a great touch. The food came out exactly how I wanted it. The chef took care of everything and our only job was to eat the amazing food :) Would definitely recommend her services and the next time I'm in the area, I'll definitely reach out to her again. 11/10

    • Worked on February 14, 2021
  • Absolutely perfect. We enjoyed dinner and the cooking demo immensely. Au ha pleasure. I highly recommend.

    • Worked on January 30, 2021
  • Our dinner was fantastic. Chef Violette was very professional, prompt, and talented. We had such an enjoyable evening at home while feeling like we were in a high class restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was first rate. I would not hesitate to use this platform or hire Chef Violette again.

    • Worked on November 27, 2020
  • Chef Violette prepare an absolutely fantastic meal for us! Everything she made was delicious and beautifully presented. She was a pleasure to have in our home and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a fine dining experience at home.

    • Worked on November 7, 2020
  • Chef Violette was amazing!!! I can’t say enough good things about the event! She was super great during the planning process and modified the menu to our preferences no problem. The food was so great, everybody loved it and she even made my mom her own mini cake for her birthday! The entire event was so special thanks to Violette and I hope to use her again!

    • Worked on October 17, 2020
  • My husband and I hired Chef Violette to cook our wedding night dinner. Given the pandemic, we had a wedding with just the two of us. Since we were unable to celebrate with family and friends, we wanted to do something to make the night feel extra special and celebratory. We decided a private dinner cruise on the San Diego bay would be perfect. We chartered a private boat and asked Violette to serve us dinner on the boat. She provided a delicious meal and helped make our wedding day extra special. I have a number of dietary restrictions, and Violette managed to serve a full meal that was excellent and didn't violate any of my restrictions--all with only a limited galley/kitchen on the boat! I never thought I would have a meal that good that fit within my restrictions. Violette even contacted me ahead of time to ask what my wedding colors were so that she could coordinate the table setting, and she coordinated with the boat captain to ensure things were good to go for her. When we arrived, there was a beautifully set table with cute printed menus and a beautiful vase of flowers for us. She wore a mask and gave us plenty of space, so we felt very safe with her. I am very happy with the experience we had and would absolutely recommend Chef Violette to anyone looking for a lovely meal!

    • Worked on October 23, 2020
  • Chef Violette was wonderful. She prepared a meal that surpassed our expectations for both the presentation as well as flavors of everything served. There were 9 people at our dinner and everyone was blown away. She even helped us with making a craft cocktail to compliment the meal. We will definitely have her prepare meals and help with future events. Thanks Violette!

    • Worked on September 25, 2020
  • Very, very impressive woman and her passion is obvious. The meal was exceptional and we are now planning our next dinner with her

    • Worked on October 2, 2020
  • Excellent food, presentation and experience! Chef Violette made our anniversary dinner a wonderful experience with her great skill and personal touch. Would highly recommend.

    • Worked on September 14, 2020