• Private Chef Travis San Diego
  • French
  • Fusion
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Signature dish:  

Oxtail Agnolotti

About Me

I am a very well rounded chef that has been in the industry for 15 plus years. I have spent the last 9 years as a chef managing restaurants around San Diego. I have every strong core of culinary fundamentals and am extremely passionate about creating new and fresh ideas but prefer to stay within the parameters of what is commonly familiar. I have a very diverse background of different ethnic cuisines, as well as levels of execution. After graduating culinary school in San Francisco, I spent my first 6 1/2 years learning under multiple styles from dozens of chefs and mentors at a very prestigious resort in San Diego including 18 months having worked in the signature AAA 4 Diamond Italian Restaurant. I have also successfully managed a health driven fast casual restaurant that served well over 1,000 guests per day. I spent two summers working on the East Coast preparing 3 banquets per day for 450 guests for 10 weeks. I am currently the Executive Chef of a fortune 500 company and oversee the foodservice operations for over 3,000 employees and 3 cafes Monday through Friday. I have been providing my personal services through this platform for over 3 years now. When I have the time, it is an excellent way for me to express my creative freedom on a more intimate level and provide service for clients searching for a fine dining experience while in the comfort of their own home. I have developed a shellfish allergy over the years and unfortunately cannot prepare it anymore. I am especially excited when it comes to making fresh pasta. I also love to prepare foods with Japanese and Spanish influence. I look forward to providing every one of my clients with a personalized and memorable evening full of good company and great memories.
Chef Travis

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Reviews (10)

  • Travis was amazing! So easy going and flexible with my meal requests. He even provided someone a separate appetizer because of an allergy. The food was creative, thoughtful and delicious. He's a very talented chef. He was prompt, personable, and made us laugh. I'm already in the process of booking my next meal with him.

    • Worked on September 4, 2020
  • Chef Travis exceeded our expectations and truly made my husband's 40th birthday dinner memorable. We ended up with a 4-course dinner that impressed all of our guests and was delicious. Travis arrived early, was personable, polite and even offered a quick pasta demo while he was prepping. We had a great meal, and would highly recommend Chef Travis to anyone looking for an unpretentious fine dining experience at home!

    • Worked on September 4, 2020
  • Travis provides an amazing experience! Unable to easily travel to Sonoma under the current environment, I opted to have a Chef come to our home to create an experience that would fill in for our annual trip. We may never return to wine country.

    After all, Travis showed up with everything he needed, prepared 5 courses of delicious, creative food, presented with the right combination of information and discretion, quickly cleaned up, and left. We provided the excellent wine, Chef Travis provided unbelievable food. What a night!

    One more thing: There are some excellent restaurants in San Diego. However, the experience always seems very similar. The food tastes about the same everywhere, the bill is high, the wine isn’t always what we like. Having Travis come to our home is different. The food was just better. Our home is more comfortable. The process is just easier. It’s something we’ll do at least a few times a year.

    • Worked on September 3, 2020
  • Chef Travis prepared an amazing meal. He was easy to work with beforehand and arrived on time with all of his gear. It worked out well because our guests sat at our kitchen table (really adjacent to the kitchen vs in it so we were not in his way) and could chat with him while he prepared the appetizers. At the dining room table, his table service was great and he explained each course as he delivered it. It was a lot of fun and he is a super nice guy.. The food itself was stellar and plated beautifully. He was clean and safe and was just a delight. We would use him again in a heartbeat.

    • Worked on July 6, 2020
  • WOW! Where to begin?! My husband and I had hired a chef through a couple different companies in the past and expected mediocrity at best...CHEF TRAVIS BLEW OUR MINDS. He is AMAZING at his craft! We let him just come up with menu and went with it. I’m a picky eater and loved everything he served us. I tried new things and nothing was over salted. Chef really has a knack for creating exciting, flavorful dishes. One of the courses he served us was literally my favorite meal of MY LIFE. Chef Travis is a joy to have in your home, leaves your kitchen spotless and will serve you a meal that will knock your socks off!!!

    • Worked on February 12, 2020
  • We had such a fabulous experience with Travis and would absolutely invite him again. He was on time with delicious food and was ready to serve when we were ready to eat. He was a pleasure to have in our home, conscientious with our kitchen and meticulous about clean-up. We couldn't even tell that he had been there! Food was DELICIOUS as well and he helped us pack up to-go boxes because portions were an awesome size. Couldn't recommend Travis more and would absolutely bring him back for another party.

    • Worked on February 5, 2020
  • Chef Travis was AMAZING! He created such a memorable experience for my husbands 40th. The food was absolutely delicious & played so beautifully. He is extremely professional & left my kitchen spotless. He exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend using him as we plan to for future events.

    • Worked on May 26, 2019
  • Chef Travis was amazing! Everything we ate was the best thing we have ever had and so unique. Not only was his food incredible but he was so nice as well. The flavor was just outstanding. We will be using him again and I highly recommend him.

    • Worked on February 11, 2019
  • Travis was well prepared, professional and personable. He was in touch prior to the event to make sure we were on the same page.

    He arrived on time and cooked a delicious meal from start to finish. It was a fantastic experience.

    • Worked on February 9, 2019
  • Chef Travis was amazing! He was so easy to work with. So accommodating. For the first time ever, I actually got to enjoy one of my own dinner parties! The meal was beyond expectation...complete silence for the first minute or so as everyone’s eyes rolled into the backs of their heads after that first taste, followed by a huge round of applause for our incredible chef! Chef Travis was very engaging and chatted with all our crazy guests. He was the hit of the party. I can’t describe the feeling of walking into a spotless kitchen at the end of the night.....all I had to do was turn off the lights and go to bed. Chef was amazing, the food incredible, the evening absolutely perfect. The bar has been raised for dinner parties among our group of friends. Well done Chef Travis!

    • Worked on May 30, 2018