• Private Chef Dean Los Angeles
  • Fusion
  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Modern American

Signature dish:  

Spicy Tomato on Crispy Rice

About Me

I’ve always had an affinity for hospitality, working on both sides of Food & Beverage as a Bartender/BOH manager and then a Chef. My dynamic approach to food was developed through years of study and practice, mentorship and quality kitchen experience. I’ve had the opportunity to work in some great establishments in LA including Botanica (silverlake), Madera Kitchen (hollywood), Barrel & Ashes (studio city) and Bourbon Room (hollywood). My food tends to lean Mediterranean (that’s a big area so lots to pull from) but It has the personality of “Modern American” so its essentially fusion food that incorporates a little bit of everything. From breakfast to burgers to higher end offerings, I’ve got you covered.
I made the transition into the private dining and event catering space in 2020 as an adaption to the pandemic closing restaurants etc. After working a handful of events I realized what a blessing in disguise this was. I completely fell in love with the curation of memorable experiences! The intimacy of these settings creates an opportunity to really connect with who I cook for, allowing me to learn and attend to each clients individual wants and needs. I’ve done private dinners, holiday parties, a few mixers and a wedding.
My philosophy is that the kitchen is the nucleus of the home or venue and by extension; the neighborhood and then the city, the country and finally the world at large. If what’s on the table is nourishing, beautiful, ethically sourced and made with love, we’re in pretty good shape at the core. Many of our most important conversations, critical decisions and enduring memories happen while sharing a good meal. As a Chef, my job is to make those moments possible.

Recent Menus

Reviews - click review to see menu (2)

  • I had a fantastic time working with Chef Dean! I had to cancel my original birthday plans and decided to do a chef last minute. Within a week, Chef Dean worked with me to come up with a menu, wine pairings, and flow to the meal that all of my guests loved! The food and service was outstanding. Chef Dean and his team were kind and attentive. 10/10 would recommend and can’t wait to hire again!

    • Worked on January 3, 2022
  • Chef Dean is amazing. The whole process end-to-end was fantastic. He was super responsive and communicative, easy to work with, flexible, creative, and on top of it all, he's an incredible chef. We pulled together two last minute dinners on back-to-back evenings with about a day to plan. He managed to create two distinct menus, procure all of the supplies (including tables, chairs, place settings, and decorations), and had the dinners running like clockwork. The food was absolutely delicious - people are still talking about it. Would 100% hire Chef Dean again.

    • Worked on December 19, 2021