• Private Chef Xavier San Diego
  • Asian
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • Fusion
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Modern American
  • Southern
  • Spanish

Signature dish:  

Tuna Sashimi

About Me

Xavier Verdugo is a Mexican Chef with over 8 years experience. He started his cooking career late due to business studies. This didn’t stop him tryng to pursue his dream of being a professional chef.
He went to Culinary Art School (Tijuana, Mexico), one the best culinary schools in Mexico. While and after he was doing his studies, Xavier had the opportunity to train with greats chefs in restaurants like Intro (Puebla, Mexico), Malabar (Lima, Peru), Martín Berasategui (***Lasarte, Spain) and Tiger! Tiger! (San Diego, California)
The amount of different cultures and cuisines seen throughout his career has made him very excel in adapting to new environments and understanding different palates.
Specializing in local sustainability, Chef Xavier will make sure you experience San Diego with hints from around the world.

Recent Menus

Reviews - click review to see menu (10)

  • Xavier was wonderful to work with! He and Sara put together a delicious meal, including substitutions for the single vegetarian in the group. He arrived on time and left the kitchen cleaner than we gave it to him. All the ingredients were fresh and the taste combinations were great. It was such a special way to celebrate a birthday and would definitely recommend!

    • Worked on August 11, 2021
  • Our experience with Chef Xavier was fantastic and such a treat! He and his assistant were professional and very friendly and the food was delicious and creative.

    • Worked on August 23, 2021
  • We had the pleasure of having Chef Xavier cook a special meal for my family to celebrate my Dads birthday. He was extremely responsive during the booking process and was super accommodating with the menu and changed it a few times to meet our preferences. He arrived on time, was very professional, and most importantly, the meal was delicious! We all had a great time and we’re very impressed.

    • Worked on February 17, 2021
  • Xavier was awesome. Was visiting SD area for my birthday and knew I wanted to do something special but wasn’t quite sure where to start so a family member recommended Table at Home site. After getting the offers it was clear to me that Xavier was the best choice. Not only was his proposal a fair price but he gave me several options to choose from to ensure my guests all had something they would love. He was extremely responsive throughout the process which put me at ease since I was traveling from out of town. He was able to pivot quickly when we found out we had a guest with dietary restrictions.

    Day of: he showed up on time with his two team members. They work masks and were very conscious of safety and were incredibly friendly. Our group was a little delayed getting started but Xavier was more than willing to accommodate. Dinner courses were absolutely delicious and well paced. They even worked with our group to take a quick break between entree and dessert to allow for surprise entertainment that showed up.

    Overall, we loved working with Xavier and his team. Their experience and professionalism shown through. They provided us a restaurant quality experience while still maintaining the familiarity of a family dinner we were looking for.

    Would highly recommend and we will definitely plan to use them if we are in the area again!!

    • Worked on January 16, 2021
  • The food was amazing! Chef Xavier was extremely friendly and professional, this made our weekend! We were blown away by the dairy free / allergy friendly options!

    • Worked on January 23, 2021
  • Chef Xavier was phenomenal! The entire experience from the quality of food, flexibility on dishes, and presentation was top-notch. One of my best dining experiences ever. You can tell Xavier cares deeply about his craft. This guy is on his way to becoming a Michelin Star chef. You will not be disappointed!

    • Worked on December 12, 2020
  • Chef Xavier and Sara made our evening wonderful! The cuisine was delicious, beautiful and we enjoyed every bite! Our goal was an elegant dinner for 6 where we could enjoy our guests and have a little something special with a chef for the evening. Chef Xavier and Sara were warm and friendly and their introductions to each course and timing of serving were perfect. They also left our kitchen cleaner then when they arrived. We can’t wait to have them back!

    • Worked on December 5, 2020
  • Chef Xavier was amazing. He accommodated changes to the menu based on food preferences of our guests. The service was on time, beautifully presented and delicious. Two thumbs for the Spanish 3-course meal he prepared.

    • Worked on November 6, 2020
  • Thank you Xavier and your team for the wonderful celebration dinner for our large family! Xavier was quick to respond and was able to accommodate all our requests and dietary needs. The food and service were excellent and his staff was very friendly and professional. I highly recommend booking Xavier for your next dining experience!

    • Worked on November 20, 2020
  • I can't say enough about Chef Xavier and his sous chef Sarah. They were great from first contact through leaving the dinner. Chef's attention to going and getting the freshest fish and farmer's market vegetables made all the difference and he was completely willing to tailor the meal to our requests. He hand made my wife's favorite dessert which is a tough one to make. They also made our kids feel very comfortable and let them watch the team work in the kitchen which was also a treat. The presentation was beautiful and the food was perfect down to the last bite. We will be recommending and hiring Xavier again for sure. They are great for adults only or families.

    • Worked on October 4, 2020