california cooking

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

November 12, 2019

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Mackay CEO Forums

We had an international group join us in our kitchen last week, as we hosted Mackay CEO Forums!  The Canada-based CEO development program brought 11 of […]
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 […]

Kitchen Tips

November 7, 2019

Getting your Kitchen Holiday Ready with Seven Easy Steps

The holiday season is underway, with Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah right around the corner. It’s no wonder that we use our kitchen more during the next […]
November 3, 2019

Everything Fall

Now that the weather has turned and it’s getting a little cooler, we are all about roasting vegetables this time of year!  Pumpkin and all kinds […]

Our Team Events

August 28, 2019

Three Reasons Why You Need to Book a Private Cooking Party This Fall

This summer, we announced we will offer Private Cooking Parties to our guests, and already we’ve seen a spike in bookings as the fall season arrives.  […]
August 14, 2019

Overcoming the Summer Slump at Work

It’s August, and we’re officially in the “dog days of summer.” But even though the temperatures are rising, it doesn’t necessarily mean our productivity levels are, […]
August 24, 2018

Chef Jodi Visits Pop Up Dinner in Ocean Beach

A couple weeks ago, Chef Jodi attended a pop up dinner at Gianni Buonomo Vintners, a winery in Ocean Beach. Chef Max Farina, of Zafferano Catering, […]
January 25, 2018

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Apex Fun Run and ID Analytics

We kicked off our 10-year anniversary this month by welcoming a local, for-profit organization into our kitchen! Apex Fun Run, an organization that partners with schools […]
June 20, 2017

Chef Jodi Visits Local Food Bank

Chef Jodi is very passionate about feeding people delicious food, so when it was brought to her attention that so many people in our community go […]
May 25, 2017

Peruvian Grilled (or Roasted) Chicken

What You’ll Need: 1 4-lb. whole chicken (grill or roast or just use chicken parts) 5 cloves garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped 1/3 cup vegetable oil […]
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 17, 2016

Dried Fresh Herbs

This is the perfect recipe if you love using your own herbs for the Thanksgiving Turkey! What You’ll Need: 2 -3 bunches fresh rosemary 2 – […]