Team building

Dishing Out Recpies

August 28, 2019

Sun-dried Tomato Cucumber Roll-ups

              This is another great after-school snack, as well as a nice appetizer during our team-building events, that is simple […]
August 28, 2019

Apple Rounds with Peanut Butter, Shredded Coconut & Raisins

This is a simple and delicious after-school snack for the kids!  Plus, you can use any type of nut butter you like! What You’ll Need: 2 […]

What's New at lajollacooks4u

October 9, 2019

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: A Special 75th Birthday Celebration

We love celebrating special occasions here at Lajollacooks4u, so we were thrilled when we were asked to host a 75th multi-generation birthday party last week! To […]
October 9, 2019

Chef Jodi Returns to Kitchens for Good as Guest Chef

Chef Jodi is passionate about feeding the hungry in our community, and she has been committed to giving back to those in need over the years.  […]

Kitchen Tips

March 21, 2019

Ingredients to Get You Excited About Spring Cooking

Spring is finally here, and it’s time to get excited about fresh foods and crisp flavors!  That’s why we’ve compiled a list of foods that you […]
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 […]

Our Team Events

May 9, 2017

Lajollacooks4u Welcomes Local Law Firm Into Its Kitchen

One of California’s leading firms, Hanna Brophy, stepped away from defending workers’ compensation claims to join Chef Jodi Abel, founder of Lajollacooks4u, for an exciting afternoon […]
March 16, 2017

The Best Investment You’ll Ever Make: Team Building!

According to teambonding.com, the turnover of just one $8/hour employee will cost your company close to $4,000 once you factor in recruiting, interviewing, re-training and loss […]
June 25, 2019

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: June Summer Fun

June has been all about team-building events at Lajollacooks4u, as we hosted two large groups in our kitchen last week! The first company to join us […]
June 22, 2019

Edamame Salad with Blackened Shrimp

  This is a great summertime salad, and the lime vinaigrette gives it that fresh California flair! What You’ll Need: 4 cups field greens 1 cup […]
June 18, 2019

How to Keep Team Members Motivated This Summer

Summer is here!  But while the season can mean “vacation” and “fun in the sun” for some, it can be a drag for those stuck in […]
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

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 […]
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

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 […]