Chef Emre

Chef Emre

South Bay, CA

Hailing from exotic and trendy Istanbul, sharing the taste of the Mediterranean with a touch of California.

About the Chef

Chef Emre studied at one of the best culinary schools in the country and gained culinary degrees from both Culinary Arts Academy in Turkey and City & Guilds of the United Kingdom.

Emre has been assisting his mother in the kitchen since 5 years of age. At 18, he started working in restaurants and by 21 he was recommended to the Grand Hyatt Istanbul. During this time he was frequently flown to offer his skills in French, Mediterranean and Aegean cuisine at various high-end and Michelin starred restaurants around the country and send to cater single-handedly for events at The American Embassy.

He then traveled to California, where he worked at some of the best kitchens’ in the country -The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse, The Ritz, and finally Salt Air on Abbot Kinney.

When not in the kitchen Emre loves to hang out on the beach, swimming or biking by the ocean.

Career Highlights

  • Wingtip, Private Members Club
    Sous Chef • San Francisco, CA • Dec 2016 – Aug 2017
  • The Sea By Alexander’s Steakhouse
    Chef de Partie • Palo Alto, CA • Oct 2015 – Oct 2016
  • Grand Hyatt
    Demi Chef De Partie • Istanbul • May 2013 - Sep 2015

Education & Certificates

  • Culinary Arts Academy • Istanbul • 2012 - 2013
  • California Food Handlers Permit, HACCP, Wine & Spirit Education Trust


Here are some happy customers.

Wholesome Meals

When I met Eren and Chef Emre I felt comfortable knowing that they understood me, my lifestyle and my food preferences. They delivered on all of their promises and continually go above and beyond to exceed my expectations. I would highly recommend FoodPeople to anyone who value high quality, wholesome food prepared with great care and attention.

Drisa C.

Mother's Day Surprise

From the time we hired FoodPeople to the completion of our event everything was handled perfectly. They arrived on time and they’re set up was perfect. And the food tasted great! We look forward to working with you again.

Ari M.

Maddy's Bachelorette

Our wonderful Chef arrived punctually and impressed us with his professionalism and skill. He left the place cleaner than when he arrived too! We could not be more thrilled with this service!! And at such a reasonable price. Huge value. Highly recommend.

Tara C.