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

Signature dish:  

Fresh Pasta

About Me

Travis received his Culinary Arts Degree in San Francisco in 2005. He is passionate about farm to table cooking and works diligently to source the finest local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. He is most passionate about creating lasting memories through custom dining experiences. His passion for cooking can be seen in his unique ability to balance innovative ideas with principles that stay true to the roots of their region. His favorite cuisines to prepare include Italian and Fusion for their compound and exciting ingredient profiles. Travis has previously worked as a Private Chef in Southern California & Nashville, Tennessee. He now lives in Gilbert, Arizona and services Phoenix, Scottsdale and the surrounding areas and has even traveled out of state for larger functions. He has spent over 15 years in the hospitality industry working in a variety of environments and honing his craft. He now finds the most joy out of cooking in the clients home.
“High end cooking is a very complex process. There are many factors that go into the different stages of a tasting menu. One ingredient can have up to 5 steps to complete and take several days. Presenting the food in front of the guest in their home is an entirely different dining experience. The stakes are much higher. The chef is under a microscope both for the ingenuity of the food but also the chefs ability to maintain a pristine environment. There is not much room for error, and as a result the delivery of the final product is a much more rewarding process.” – Chef Travis

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  • Chef Travis was unbelievable! He was punctual and professional. He worked with us with some adjustments to the menu and the food was tremendous. Thanks to him my wife had a very special birthday. I would definitely use again. I cannot recommend enough!

    • Worked on September 11, 2021
  • Chef Travis made every part of the at home chef experience perfect. He was prompt, clean, professional, down to earth with a sense of humor and willing to go above-and-beyond to make your experience something special. I booked him last minute for a bachelorette party relocated to the bachelorettes home in Nashville. Chef Travis served and talked us through dinner on an outdoor patio. He was informative, relatable, respectful and genuinely enjoyable to talk with. The food, the atmosphere and the love (hard work) put into the night was felt by the whole party of 9. I cannot recommend him enough! If you are looking for the best at home chef and side photographer for your group event then you have found a perfect match in Chef Travis. *Our bachelorette never got wedding photos with her bridesmaids because her wedding was cancelled due to covid, and her bachelorette was cancelled because she had a stroke two weeks prior. So Chef Travis helped us bridesmaids get our pictures with our bride (I'm not kidding). Chef Travis was the kind of person you felt lucky to cross paths with- book him!!

    • Worked on June 5, 2021
  • Chef Travis is the best! He was super detailed in developing our menu with us and accommodating our needs in advance with little notice. On top of that the experience itself was fun and educational! We will definitely be hiring Chef Travis again and cannot thank him enough for the delicious meal and entertaining experience.

    • Worked on May 8, 2021
  • To start from the top, Chef Travis was very communicative with me on how I wanted to plan the event. Chef Travis was very creative with the menu and very much willing to add to it to support our young picky eating kids. Chef Travis went above and beyond with supporting my event by also creating gorgeous physical copies of the full dinner menu. His food presentation was very well done. Now the quality of the food was absolutely tremendous! I honestly could just write a novel of our outstanding experience with him. He is a very down to earth person and cares very much about what he does for you. I would STRONGLY recommend this outstanding Chef! Wonderful Chef and a wonderful person. Thank you so much again Chef Travis! I look forward to doing another event with you in the future.

    • Worked on May 9, 2021
  • There are not enough good things we could say about our experience with Chef Travis. Great communication, excellent company and conversation, made everyone feel so comfortable. He was so fun! Not to mention his food was NEXT. LEVEL. We didn’t have any feedback on the menu when it was presented - just wanted him to do his thing - and we’re glad he did because it was absolutely delicious. Everything was plated beautifully, he even set the table up so well, and our kitchen was left absolutely spotless when he cleaned up. We immediately all started planning a couple’s dinner in a few weeks to find an excuse to bring him back. Well done, chef!

    • Worked on March 27, 2021
  • 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 26, 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 19, 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 12, 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 August 15, 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 14, 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 22, 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 June 15, 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 16, 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 April 6, 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