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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 […]
June 12, 2019

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is THIS weekend, and if you’re still wondering what to get Dad, we’ve got some ideas for you. Olive Oil There’s nothing better than […]
June 12, 2019

Rocky Road Chocolate Cake

  This is one decadent cake – so moist and delicious!  You can be creative and add any toppings you want. What You’ll Need: ¾ cup […]
June 12, 2019

Deconstructed Caesar Salad

We borrowed this go-to meal – ready in 20 minutes – from Epicurious.  It has all the elements of a classic chicken Caesar salad, but instead […]
June 12, 2019

Who’s Been in My Kitchen – Steelcase

June has been super busy so far, and Steelcase was the latest guest to join us in our kitchen!  Last week, the industrial furniture manufacturer brought […]
June 11, 2019

Lamb Sliders

Delicious and a great alternative to classic burgers, serve with a cucumber yogurt sauce. What You’ll Need: 1 pound ground lamb or beef ½ red onions, […]
May 30, 2019

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Heating Up for the Summer

May was an incredibly busy time in the Lajollacooks4u kitchen, and we closed out the month hosting two large team-building events! Our first group to visit […]
May 22, 2019

Chef Jodi’s Memorial Day Menu 2019

Memorial Day is this weekend, so if you’re looking for a little bit of cooking inspiration for this festive holiday, you’ve come to the right place!  […]
May 22, 2019

Grilled Eggplant Stacks with Manchego Cheese

We top these with Chimichurri sauce, drizzled with balsamic vinegar or even tomato sauce.  Light and simply delicious! What You’ll Need: 2 -3 medium globe eggplants […]
May 22, 2019

Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Kebabs with Aleppo Pepper

It's all about marinating chicken in yogurt this summer! Yogurt will give your chicken a creamy, succulent texture - we promise this is an easy-to-do recipe […]