• Private Chef John Los Angeles
  • French
  • Fusion
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Modern American
  • Southern
  • Spanish

Signature dish:  

Braised Short rib

About Me

Chef John specializes in gourmet food but, with over 15 years in the industry, he also has a passion for making comfort food. He has worked large banquets, weddings and celebrity parties. In addition to private parties, the chef has experience in 5-star hotels, sports arenas, fine dining and catering.

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Reviews (16)

  • Chef John did an excellent job and we are so pleased he was able to cook for us on a special day. The food was great, all guests loved the experience, and we would not hesitate to do it again! Thank you chef John

    • Worked on May 18, 2020
  • Chef John was amazing!!! The presentation of every course was detailed to perfection. The taste was incredible. Chef John tailored the meal to perfection. We wanted a vegan meal and we loved everything he prepared for us. Our favorite was the sweet potato mash and the flourless chocolate cake.

    • Worked on February 10, 2020
  • Chef John made my husband's 70th birthday party memorable! The food was fantastic and plated well. We all felt very special!

    • Worked on January 19, 2020
  • Wow! John made a beautiful dinner! He was super professional and each course was delicious! He was kind, courteous and left the kitchen spotless! 100% amazing

    • Worked on January 13, 2020
  • We had 5 couples, celebrating a 50th Birthday. Chef John was absolutely the right choice! John is easy to communicate with, the food was amazing & the presentation beautiful. He worked with the flow of our party, since we had some guests show up later. He keeps the meals rolling, the food hot, while maintaining a tidy workspace.

    This was the first time I’ve used a service like this. We loved it! I highly recommend Chef John. You will be more than satisfied with your event! Thanks Chef John!

    • Worked on January 4, 2020
  • Chef John was terrific. Everything was top quality and cooked to perfection. He was friendly, prompt, professional and extremely talented in the kitchen. Some of my favorites were his ahi tuna app, the cheese and meat platter, the steak and gratin potatoes and his family recipe creme brulee. It was amazing and I look forward to working with him again.

    • Worked on November 27, 2019
  • Chef John was great!

    We loved everything about his cuisine, it was very flavorful, beautifuly plated and very professional. All guests were very pleased. He truly made our night extra special! Would give more stars.

    • Worked on November 10, 2019
  • Thank you for a superb meal and fantastic evening! Each course was well-prepared and exactly the right temperature. My guests also appreciated the stunning presentation and plating. The chef listened to everyone’s expectations and made adjustments while cooking. By the way, everything tasted great!

    Highly recommended!!

    • Worked on October 7, 2019
  • Chef John was a pleasure to work with. He was super accommodating with all of our requests and his food was superb. Plating and feeding a group of 18 is no small feat for one person. He showed up early, delivered the meal on time and was super kind and professional. We'd love to work with him again and we highly recommend hiring him for your next event. We really love the stuffed mushrooms and poke wonton apps, and the braised short rib entree!! Thanks again for the exceptional food!! Everyone was really happy!

    • Worked on September 12, 2019
  • Highly recommend Chef John for any party you are hosting. Leading up to the dinner, he checked in and kept me posted on the meal. He was on time for the event. He prepared the most delicious meal and served everything hot and on schedule. Everyone at the party was raving about the food!! And he was friendly to everyone but not the least bit intrusive. Would definitely use him again and recommend him to friends!!!

    • Worked on July 29, 2019
  • The food was delicious. Service was awesome and Chef John made sure there was an abundance of food for our guests. would definitely use him again!

    • Worked on July 24, 2019
  • John prepared a wonderful 2-3 course meal for my family and close friend. We enjoyed it especially the potatoes Au gratin. This really impressed me because my family members are extremely picky and critical eaters. John was also very professional and personable. Something I personally looks for in the hospitality industry. If I ever get the opportunity to come back to LA I would definitely book him again and recommend him to others.

    • Worked on July 23, 2019
  • I was very impressed by chef John and so were my guests. Amazing food and experience. He was also easy to communicate with.

    • Worked on July 18, 2019
  • Chef John was awesome! I was worried because we did this for a group of picky eaters, and everyone was more than pleased! The filet, bruschetta & mushroom stuffed with shrimp apps he made us were insane! And chef John was the perfect combo of being friendly without trying to crash the party. Would highly recommend him and the whole experience.

    • Worked on July 12, 2019
  • I cannot say enough great things about Chef John Pastor! He arrived on time and got to work. Chef John was so kind and prepared to be our chef.

    His presentation of each of our 4 courses was just amazing. The timing of the courses was superb. He made sure every part of the meal was perfect and he left my kitchen perfectly cleaned when he left.

    Myself and my guests could not stop talking about the presentation and taste of all of our food. He was so personable and just a joy to have in my home. Most of all he is an AMAZING Chef!

    • Worked on February 21, 2019
  • Chef John was absolutly Terrific. He was punctual, professional, and very friendly. The food was above and beyond my expectations. The progression of flavors throughout the meal were spectacular, and the dessert was phenomenal. All of my dinner guest were impressed with the quality and presentation of the dishes. I was very happy that Chef John got to participate in such a memorable engagement dinner. I would highly recommend Chef John for any occasion. Thank You Again

    • Worked on November 3, 2018