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Dishing Out Recpies

April 10, 2019

Artichoke Chicken

This delicious dish is so versatile!  Perfect for feeding a large crowd, as well as an intimate gathering.  It’s also a big hit for our team-building […]
April 9, 2019

Homemade Flour Tortillas

This is an authentic recipe from my beloved Mariela, my sous chef and right arm for Lajollacooks4u! What You’ll Need: 3 cups unbleached flour 1 teaspoon […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

May 9, 2019

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Birthday Celebration Cooking Challenge

Our signature Cooking Challenges aren’t just made for companies and teams, they are ideal for birthday celebrations, too! Deena Carney wanted to celebrate her birthday in […]
May 1, 2019

Lajollacooks4u Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is this weekend, so get ready to celebrate!  But did you know the origin of this annual celebration?  Contrary to popular belief, May […]

Kitchen Tips

February 1, 2017

New Spice Alert: Urfa Chiles and Black Garlic

Urfa chiles and black garlic have recently fell on Chef Jodi’s radar –  and have quickly become her go-to ingredients during her cooking classes and team […]
December 30, 2016

Chef Jodi’s New Year’s Eve Appetizer Menu

Need some food inspiration for your New Year’s Eve party?  Check out Chef Jodi’s NYE appetizer menu to get some ideas of your own! Sauteed Calamari […]
September 25, 2018

Pickled Grapes

This dish is lovely to serve in salads or with a charcuterie plate. What You’ll Need: 1 cup white wine vinegar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 […]
September 25, 2018

Chef Jodi Cooks for Kaiser Permanente

A couple of weeks ago, Right Hand Events contacted Chef Jodi to be the featured chef for Kaiser Permanente’s building renovation, an event that drew in […]
September 21, 2018

The Benefits of Cooking Competitions for Teams

Just because you put a group together, it doesn’t mean they equal a team. Employees must learn to get along, trust each other and communicate effectively […]
September 18, 2018

Chef Jodi’s Yom Kippur Menu

Yom Kippur is upon us.  If you’re in need for some menu ideas (recipe links included), take a look at our suggestions! Falafel Salad Roasted Grape […]
September 17, 2018

Blintz Souffle

What You’ll Need: 2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup orange juice 7 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup tablespoons butter, melted 2 teaspoons pure vanilla […]
September 17, 2018

Grandma Dorothy’s Coffee Cake

This was my Grandmother’s recipe and was one of my most favorite cakes growing up!  A perfect recipe for the Jewish holidays! What You’ll Need: ¾ […]
September 15, 2018

Falafel Salad

What You’ll Need: ½ cup Tahini sauce ½ cup Italian dressing 1-2 Tablespoons lemon juice 10 falafel balls (broken up into pieces) 3 cups shredded cabbage […]
September 13, 2018

Chef Jodi Cooks for Kaiser Permanente

A couple of weeks ago, Right Hand Events contacted Chef Jodi to be the featured chef for Kaiser Permanente’s building renovation, an event that drew in […]
September 8, 2018

Spanakopita

I received this recipe years ago from a dear friend and have been making it ever since! It’s delicious and feeds a crowd nicely! What You’ll […]