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Dishing Out Recpies

July 1, 2019

Strawberry Shortcake

If this isn’t your go-to summer dessert, we don’t know what is! Light and fresh – simply delicious! What You’ll Need: Shortcakes: 2 hard-boiled egg yolks, […]
June 22, 2019

Edamame Salad with Blackened Shrimp

  This is a great summertime salad, and the lime vinaigrette gives it that fresh California flair! What You’ll Need: 4 cups field greens 1 cup […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

August 15, 2019

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Private Cooking Party in Walnut Creek, CA

Summer is a great time to celebrate special occasions, so we were thrilled when we were asked to host a private birthday party in Walnut Creek! […]
July 31, 2019

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Vistage’s Second Visit & Heron Therapeutics

Our summer of team building continues! Vistage International visited our kitchen for the second time last week.  Jennifer Vedehnal brought five members of her speaker relations […]

Kitchen Tips

January 6, 2019

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 […]
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

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 […]
December 4, 2018

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 […]
November 29, 2018

Lajollacooks4u Featured on Fox 5 Local News

Last week, Chef Jodi was asked to do a segment about food safety for Thanksgiving for San Diego’s Fox 5 News.  Check it out here.
November 27, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: November Culinary Team-Building

November has been a busy month of team building!  Most recently, we hosted 12 members of Illumina – who’s been a guest of ours multiple times […]
November 16, 2018

Chef Jodi’s Thanksgiving Menu 2018

Thanksgiving is around the corner, so if you’re looking for some menu ideas, check out Chef Jodi’s menu this year for some Turkey Day inspiration! Appetizers […]
November 13, 2018

Chef Jodi Cooks Her Way Through Italy

Earlier this month, Chef Jodi traveled to Italy where she experienced the height of truffle season. Her first stop was Umbria, a region in Central Italy […]
November 5, 2018

Why Lajollacooks4u Team Building is Unique

Jodi Abel, chef and owner of Lajollacooks4u, has crafted several team building programs combining her passion for food and cooking with a strong focus on creating […]
October 31, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Lovely Ladies of Aetna

For the last ten years we’ve offered the most popular cooking classes in all of San Diego, and our latest guests came to experience a customized […]
October 29, 2018

Chef Jodi Meets Acclaimed Chef and Restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi

Earlier this week, Chef Jodi attended an exciting food event sponsored by the San Diego Center of Jewish Culture. Yotam Ottolenghi, the famous Israeli-British chef, restaurant […]
October 12, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: ResMed

Last week, we kicked off the fall season by hosting 27 members of ResMed for one of our signature cooking challenges!  The San Diego-based medical equipment […]