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Dishing Out Recpies

October 24, 2019

Artichoke, Shiitake Mushroom and Tomatoes Sauteed with Chicken or Fresh Fish

This is a delicious dish that we love to serve to our team-building events and cooking classes!  Can be served over sautéed chicken or fish! What […]
October 11, 2019

Creamy Chicken Curry

This entree is great for cooler temps! What You'll Need: 5 boneless chicken breast (cut into pieces) 3 teaspoons curry powder ½ cup flour Salt and […]

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

August 28, 2019

Back-to-School Snack Ideas

The kids are back in school, and it's time to start thinking about some after-school snacks!  Never fear, though -- we're here to help you out […]
July 31, 2019

How to Select, Store and Cook Stone Fruit

Now that we’re at the peak of the summer season, it’s time to take advantage of stone fruits! What are stone fruits, you ask?  They’re peaches, […]

Our Team Events

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]