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Dishing Out Recpies

August 28, 2019

Roasted Garbanzo Beans

What You'll Need: 2 cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 1 Tablespoon olive oil Sea salt and pepper What to Do: Preheat oven to 400 degrees […]
August 28, 2019

Sun-dried Tomato Cucumber Roll-ups

              This is another great after-school snack, as well as a nice appetizer during our team-building events, that is simple […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

October 9, 2019

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: A Special 75th Birthday Celebration

We love celebrating special occasions here at Lajollacooks4u, so we were thrilled when we were asked to host a 75th multi-generation birthday party last week! To […]
October 9, 2019

Chef Jodi Returns to Kitchens for Good as Guest Chef

Chef Jodi is passionate about feeding the hungry in our community, and she has been committed to giving back to those in need over the years.  […]

Kitchen Tips

March 21, 2019

Ingredients to Get You Excited About Spring Cooking

Spring is finally here, and it’s time to get excited about fresh foods and crisp flavors!  That’s why we’ve compiled a list of foods that you […]
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 […]

Our Team Events

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 […]
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 […]
October 3, 2018

Popular Team-Building Recipes

Nothing brings a team together like cooking and eating does, which is why team-building cooking classes have become so popular. Cooking appeals to companies because it […]
October 3, 2018

How to Make the Most of Your Next Team-Building Event

Team-building events, if done right, can yield tremendous benefits, such as increased morale, stronger relationships among team members, and a more cohesive and productive workplace.  But, […]