a private chef's kitchen

personal chef services in los angeles and orange county

chef services

daily meals

we offer daily in-home personal chef services, provided by a classically trained professional chef. we shop, arrive at your home at the time of your choosing, and prepare a fresh, delicious meal from scratch. then all you have to do is relax and enjoy a home cooked meal in the privacy and comfort of your own home.

private events

we also offer private catered cocktail and/or dinner parties as well as cooking classes for individuals or groups up to 30.  contact us for more details!

meal planning

we use fresh farmers market ingredients, organic and sustainable meat and fish, and the best quality ingredients available. all our services are completely tailored to you, with customized menus to accommodate your food preferences and dietary restrictions.

sample menus

please note: these are sample menus. we are happy to customize a menu just for you!


nancy s

"as author of a food-oriented novel and gastronomically inclined memoir, I've imagined a lot of things, but I can't imagine putting a catered event into anyone other than chef emily corliss' exceptional culinary hands. corliss is one of the warmest, most creative and together chefs i've met on the food scene today..."


lissa p

"emily corliss is my dream personal chef. she catered a book club event for my book STARTERS, random house, and everything was perfection. not only was the food delicious, but it was beautifully presented as well. the buffet tables were set up with a lot of imagination..."


linda s

"we recently had chef emily come and lead an interactive cooking class with our family. the menu that she planned was delicious and plentiful. she was so patient in teaching each person the proper way to make a dish for our dinner. ...it was a wonderful evening and I would highly recommend emily corliss for anyone looking for a great experience…"


about emily

emily corliss is a southern california resident, professional chef and full time private chef for some of the top names in entertainment, sports and business // she has also served as a receipe developer and food stylist for various television shows, cookbooks,  and online media.


she previously served as executive chef at pizzeria mozza in newport beach where she worked under the masterful james beard award-winning chef nancy silverton, who instilled in her the value of simplicity in approach but complexity in flavor, the importance of always using quality ingredients – no exceptions - and the satisfaction of cooking real food, presented in a rustic, natural way 


emily received her culinary education from le cordon bleu and also graduated from the university of southern california with a degree in communications.


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