• Private Chef Joseph Los Angeles
  • Caribbean
  • Italian
  • Modern American
  • Southern
  • Spanish

Signature dish:  

Paella Valencia

About Me

Having grown up in both NYC and Malibu my influences range from sophisticated elegance to laid back “casual chic”.. Always keeping the emphasis on fresh products and healthy ingredients. My goal is to bring Family and Friends back to the table and passion back into the kitchen by creating fresh, exciting, clean, delicious dishes, presented with, color, flavor and style .

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Reviews - click review to see menu (23)

  • Chef Joseph, what can I say, amazing experience.
    Very accommodating, we were able to build an amazing menu. Loved everything that he made.
    Prep time was a few hours before start of the meal.
    All of our guests were happy and full!
    Would love to hire him again for another special occasion in the future.

    • Worked on November 3, 2022
  • Chef and his assistant were amazing from start to finish! They came over prepared for the night and incorporated many of my mom's favorite things (we were celebrating her 65th birthday). They were incredibly professional, warm, conversational and the food was excellent. Everything was a hit and the proteins were cooked to perfection. The shocking hit of the meal was the creamed spinach, so definitely recommend requesting that. Overall, we would book them again in a heartbeat!

    • Worked on July 23, 2022
  • Chef Joseph was great to work with! From the moment I submitted my request throughout the entire planning process, he was extremely responsive and helpful in delivering the kind of experience I wanted to create. We had 11 guests for an intimate backyard birthday celebration for my husband. Chef Joseph really worked with me to hone in on menu items to fit our Spanish theme and even brought all the dishes and silverware. Our guests raved about the paella. My personal favorite was his special green sauce. I've been craving it ever since. So grateful for his expertise and attention to the details that mattered most to me!

    • Worked on July 16, 2022
  • Joey showed up on time super prepared and took care of everything! The food and service were both outstanding and I would definitely hire and/or recommend Joey to others! Our Airbnb didn't have the most well equipped kitchen but Joey made it work and served delicious food on time :)

    • Worked on February 20, 2022
  • Great meal! Chef Joey was very professional, kind and his food tasted great. It was a wonderful experience our family was very pleased.

    • Worked on November 7, 2021
  • Chef Joey really came through for our Birthday Dinner for 4! He was punctual, communicative, and most importantly - he made phenomenal food! He was very personable and charming, yet gave us plenty of private space to enjoy our dining experience. He really works WITH you to create and curate a lovely meal. All of my guests were so happy, and the birthday girl was beyond impressed. 10s across the board for Chef Joey!

    • Worked on October 24, 2021
  • Chef Joey prepared one of the most elegant, delicious meals I’ve had in recent memory. He is professional, friendly, and a truly talented chef. My team absolutely loved him and if we are ever in the LA area for another event, we will most certainly be calling him again. Thanks Joey!!

    • Worked on October 21, 2021
  • Joseph was amazing. All my friends loved the meal he prepared for us. He is fun and professional.

    • Worked on September 25, 2021
  • Joey was great. Friendly and professional with the guests. Very well prepared - showed up on time, confirmed with us multiple times on our preferences re: food and had everything planned. And last but not least the food was great :) will definitely work with Joey again if I get the chance

    • Worked on September 5, 2021
  • Chef Joey was as personable as he was talented and the food was excellent! He made a spectacular meal for over twenty people and was great to have in the home.

    • Worked on May 9, 2021
  • Chef Joey prepared a wedding rehearsal brunch in my home for 25 guests. Everything was perfect!! Each and every guest raved about his food. Chef Joey arrived on time, had the buffet ready for service as scheduled and left my kitchen clean. I didn’t have to do a single thing but enjoy my party. He is a complete joy!! I will definitely be calling on him again.

    • Worked on March 20, 2021
  • Chef Joe was EPIC. He thought of everything for our meal. He brought flowers for the table setting, extra people to help make sure service was done well, and was on time and very prepared. The food was unbelievable. He is a rock star and if you are thinking of anyone else, you are making a mistake.

    • Worked on September 12, 2020
  • From the request process through our dinner, we had the best experience! Requesting quotes was an easy online process. I received quotes, from multiple chefs, within a few hours.
    I was lucky enough to select Chef Joey. From the very beginning his communication was fantastic! He reached out to get a better understanding of what I was looking for and delivered. He arrived on-time, set a beautiful table and blew our minds with our 9+ -course meal! Everything was absolutely delicious, from the appetizers through the desserts.
    Chef Joey was fun, personable and clean!
    I scheduled the dinner for my Husband's birthday and he's already looking forward to our next dinner with Chef Joey!

    • Worked on August 20, 2020
  • Chef Joseph could not have been any better! From the food to the professionalism to the presentation, everything was perfect. I would highly recommend anyone who wants to make a date night special to book Chef Joseph. He even made us an extra dish to save for later in case we got hungry! Will definitely be requesting him again!

    • Worked on August 17, 2020
  • Chef Joseph was great! He created a beautiful Mediterranean meal for me and a small group of friends for my birthday. His attention to detail was spot on, his presentation was superb and the food was delicious. He was very polite, personable, accommodating, and professional. We will definitely hire him again and we highly recommend!

    • Worked on July 15, 2020
  • Great experience overall! Chef Joey made a fantastic Japanese meal and really helped make the night special.

    • Worked on July 6, 2020
  • Chef Joey was absolutely incredible! He was highly communicative, flexible, and a pleasure to converse with as he prepared a delicious, gourmet surprise meal for my wife for our anniversary. The food was top notch, and the experience he helped curate with decorations and design added the right touch to an outstanding experience. We will definitely be working with Chef Joey again in the future. 10/10 recommend.

    • Worked on July 1, 2020
  • Chef Joe was amazing and the food was delicious! Couldn’t recommend him more!

    • Worked on July 11, 2020
  • Chef Joseph cooked dinner for me and my girlfriend and the entire experience was simply amazing. He was prompt with his communication, punctual on arrival and the dinner itself was delicious. The drinks were very tasty-he made us what he named Honeybooboo (bourbon and lemonade) the steak was made just right and my girlfriend and I loved the Brussels sprouts. Thank you Chef Joseph for a special evening and will definitely be recommending you to others!

    • Worked on May 15, 2020
  • Joseph was nothing short of amazing. Very friendly,great personality, excellent chef and the mentality of a new yorker! Who could ask for more. I will definitely be utilizing his services again in the future. THANKS JOSEPH!!!

    • Worked on May 5, 2020
  • Food was amazing. Chef was professional and fun. Guests love the food experience. Everything was out of a storybook. Professional prep , professional clean up. The food was everything it should have been.
    Once discovered need forgotten. Thank you

    • Worked on January 11, 2020
  • Joey is absolutely amazing!! The food and presentation was phenomenal and he is a blast to have around. We enjoyed his company as much as the food! He also delivered exactly what we requested in terms of food assortment and a signature cocktail. We are already planning our next trip back to LA and will definitely request him again. Don’t miss the opportunity to have a celebrity chef create a 5 star dinner for you.

    • Worked on October 4, 2019
  • Our family was looking for a vegan/vegetarian-friendly private chef to cook for a weekend birthday gathering in Malibu and out of everyone we spoke to, Joey Santos was the only one who immediately understood exactly what we were looking for and quickly came up with a delicious-sounding menu that excited everyone. Coordinating with him was easy and stress-free, which was especially appreciated as we were all coming from out of town and hosting in a rental house with a kitchen we were not familiar with. Joey and his sous chef, Phillip, cooked two dinners for us, a Mexican and a Mediterranean feast, and both were absolutely phenomenal. Everything was fresh, made-from-scratch and delicious, with enough variety that satisfied the meat and non-meat eaters alike and left everyone stuffed and happy. Even better was the company; Joey and Phillip were easy to talk to, told great stories, and created a fun and relaxing atmosphere both days that made it feel like we just had friends in the kitchen. And he just made everything easy for us: bringing all the food, cookware and serving items needed, and packing leftovers and cleaning up at the end of the night. (The price was also very reasonable considering the quality of the food prepared and the number of people served.) We can't recommend Joey highly enough if you're in need of a dependable and talented chef.

    • Worked on June 21, 2019