california cooking

Dishing Out Recpies

March 18, 2020

Wild Mushroom Soup

Mushrooms contain a great deal of vitamins and minerals -- such as folate, potassium and magnesium -- making them a superfood ingredient to any recipe.  This […]
March 14, 2020

Pan-Seared Chicken Breast with Dijon Sauce

  This is such a simple and elegant meal.  Perfect for spring! What You'll Need: 6 chicken breast fillets or chicken thighs Coarse sea salt and […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

April 7, 2020

New Healthy Recipes to Try at Home

Since most of us are spending our time at home these days, what better time than to try out some new recipes?  The following spring dishes […]
March 18, 2020

Safe Grocery Shopping Tips During Coronavirus

Is it safe to go to the grocery store right now?  Given that we’re in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, that’s a question we’re probably […]

Kitchen Tips

March 31, 2020

Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze

Did you know you can freeze more than just leftovers?  Many of us may be stockpiling each time we go to the grocery store, so here’s […]
March 18, 2020

Inspirational Home Projects

In order to slow the spread of the coronavirus within the U.S., we’ve all been advised to practice social distancing.  But how can we do this […]

Our Team Events

December 27, 2019

Team Building in the New Year

With the new year just beginning, there’s no better time to recognize and celebrate all your team’s accomplishments in 2019.  Here’s why throwing a team-building event […]
December 9, 2019

Creative Ways to Recognize Employees This Holiday Season

Every employee wants to feel appreciated and valued, and the end of the year is a great time to recognize their hard work.  Aside from a […]
March 11, 2020

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Collins Aerospace Visits for a Second Time

Looking for a unique way for your team to come together and create lasting memories? Collins Aerospace did just that when they brought 13 of their […]
January 20, 2020

Warm Lemon Pudding Cakes

This sweet treat -- courtesy of Once Upon a Chef -- has become quite the staple in our team-building events! Learn how to recreate this delicious […]
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 – […]