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Dishing Out Recpies

December 18, 2019

Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake

This is a delicious holiday dessert, courtesy of Bon Appetit.  Enjoy! What You’ll Need: 1 ¼ cups coarsely chopped walnuts ¾ – 1 cup (packed) golden […]
December 16, 2019

Beef Tenderloin with a Mustard Seed Herb Rub

This delicious dish pretty much works with any meat and has so much flavor!  Try with Prime Rib to make it a delicious holiday meal staple. […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

December 17, 2019

Chef Jodi’s Hanukkah Menu

Hanukkah begins this Sunday, so we’re here with Chef Jodi’s menu to help give you some cooking inspiration! Appetizer: Smoked Trout Dip with Naan Bites Main […]
December 3, 2019

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Hologic

Earlier this week, we hosted our first holiday party of the season – the wonderful team at Hologic!  Allison Ericson brought three of her team members […]

Kitchen Tips

January 6, 2020

Healthier Eating in the New Year

Want to eat healthier this year? A lot of us want to, but don’t know exactly how to go about it.  That’s why it’s easier to […]
December 4, 2019

Edible Gifts for the Holidays

If you’re looking for some last-minute gift ideas, why not make your own?  All of these homemade treats make delicious gifts – just be sure to […]

Our Team Events

August 28, 2019

Three Reasons Why You Need to Book a Private Cooking Party This Fall

This summer, we announced we will offer Private Cooking Parties to our guests, and already we’ve seen a spike in bookings as the fall season arrives.  […]
August 14, 2019

Overcoming the Summer Slump at Work

It’s August, and we’re officially in the “dog days of summer.” But even though the temperatures are rising, it doesn’t necessarily mean our productivity levels are, […]
May 9, 2017

Lajollacooks4u Welcomes Local Law Firm Into Its Kitchen

One of California’s leading firms, Hanna Brophy, stepped away from defending workers’ compensation claims to join Chef Jodi Abel, founder of Lajollacooks4u, for an exciting afternoon […]
March 16, 2017

The Best Investment You’ll Ever Make: Team Building!

According to teambonding.com, the turnover of just one $8/hour employee will cost your company close to $4,000 once you factor in recruiting, interviewing, re-training and loss […]
February 7, 2017

Five Ways Corporate Team Building Activities Can Make You a Better Team Member

How team members communicate with each other plays an integral role in the workplace.  In fact, a 2014 survey from About.com found that the top three […]
January 17, 2017

Lajollacooks4u Announces its Newest Service Offering:  Corporate Cooking Challenges

Corporate team building events can bring significant benefits to organizations, such as enhanced communication, increased morale and lower employee turnover.  A close-knit team is crucial to […]
November 9, 2016

What it Takes to Make a Great Team

Good teams don’t just happen overnight.  Often times, it takes years to cultivate a healthy working environment.  So what does it take to attain a highly […]
October 11, 2016

Teams Who Play Well, Work Well

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.  This means that if you have a few team members who aren’t getting along, your […]
October 6, 2016

The Five Stages of Team Building

Teams and its members usually move through a series of recognizable stages, starting from initial formation and ending once the team has disbanded.  Forming an efficient […]
September 15, 2016

Making the Most of Your Team Building Event

Human capital is an organization’s most important asset, and companies have discovered that team development activities help empower change, improve communication and engage staff in adopting […]
September 11, 2016

What are the Benefits of Corporate Team Building?

Putting a group of people together does not guarantee the creation of a team.  Employees must learn to get along with each other, trust each other […]