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Dishing Out Recpies

August 1, 2019

Mixed Greens with Fresh Berries, Roasted Purple Onion and Fennel

Here in Southern California, we love using whatever is seasonal and fresh.  Right now, berries are at their peak - making this the perfect summer salad!  […]
July 31, 2019

Nectarine & Blackberry Crostata

This is an absolutely fabulous recipe and a crowd-pleaser in all of our cooking classes! Feel free to use ready-made pie dough to make it even […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

November 4, 2019

Lajollacooks4u Explores Japanese Food Scene

Last month, Chef Jodi traveled to Japan to learn more about Japanese cuisine and immerse herself in Japanese culture. Her first stop was Tokyo, where she […]
October 22, 2019

Why Holiday Parties are Important for your Team

Studies show that employees who feel appreciated and are shown signs of gratitude can be up to 50 percent more productive.  On top of that, signs […]

Kitchen Tips

February 5, 2019

Winter Fruits and Veggies: What’s In-Season Now

  Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to stop eating nutritiously!  This time of the year is actually the prime season for certain types […]
October 20, 2018

Get Organized for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again!  The holiday season has commenced, and it’s time to get organized before your out-of-town guests come through the door.  We’ve […]

Our Team Events

August 26, 2016

Who’s Been in my Kitchen: Lajollacooks4u Welcomes the Ladies from SIPES

Earlier this month, we welcomed the lovely ladies from the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES).  They were traveling all the way from Oklahoma and […]
August 26, 2016

Lajollacooks4u Welcomes TriTech into the Kitchen!

TriTech Software Systems, the leading manufacturer of emergency-response software in the U.S., stepped away from its national sales conference to join Chef Jodi for an exciting […]
May 28, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Hanna and Zoe

Here at Lajollacooks4u, we know how to celebrate birthdays, so Hanna Gleiberman contacted us to do just that!  Her daughter, Zoe, was turning 21 and had […]
May 28, 2018

Lajollacooks4u Kicks Off Summer with New Seasonal Menu

With temperatures rising, we're rolling out our new summer menu, a collection of seasonal farm-to-table recipes that are both fresh and delicious. New menu items include: […]
May 22, 2018

Chef Jodi’s Memorial Day Menu

Memorial Day is this weekend, so if you’re looking for some last-minute food inspiration, check out Chef Jodi’s menu for some ideas!  Also note that some […]
May 8, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: ICPACE

Here at Lajollacooks4u, we not only host groups from around the country, but those internationally, as well! This week, we greeted 18 members of the International […]
May 8, 2018

Chef Jodi Attends Chefs Cork and Craft Gala Benefiting the San Diego Food Bank

Earlier this month, Chef Jodi attended the Chefs Cork and Craft Gala, an annual event benefiting the San Diego Food Bank.  This was the second year […]
May 3, 2018

Small Business Spotlight: Lajollacooks4u

Chef Jodi Abel didn’t know what to expect when her company, Lajollacooks4u, opened its doors in 2008. “We had no marketing budget, so the first couple […]
May 1, 2018

Lajollacooks4u: Your One-Stop Shop For Mother’s Day!

Need gift ideas for Mom?  Mother's Day is a week and a half away, and Lajollacooks4u has everything you need to give the mother in your […]
April 27, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Deloitte

Lajollacooks4u is known for our signature team-building events, and last week we hosted a small group from Deloitte, the industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services […]
April 19, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Special Birthday Celebrations

Even though Lajollacooks4u is renowned for its signature team-building events and corporate cooking challenges, we specialize in birthday celebrations and other special occasions, too! Last week, […]