Chef Lori

Chef Lori

A student of food, creator of p(l)easant.

Los Angeles, CA

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Career Highlights

Private Chef and Events Caterer
Los Angeles, CA • 2013 - present
Gordon Ramsay at the London West
Culinary Externship • West Hollywood, CA • Feb 2011 – Oct 2012
Wolfgang Puck Catering One Time Events
Cook • Los Angeles, CA • Jan 2011 – May 2011

Education

Le Cordon Bleu

Hollywood, CA • 2011

Certificates

ServSafe Food Handlers • ServSafe Allergens

About the Chef

College educated with a BA from Columbia College Chicago and a culinary diploma from Le Cordon Bleu, my training started on the line at a few of Los Angeles's finest restaurants. The past few years have been a focus on developing my personal style and contribution to the culinary world in the greater Los Angeles area.

I specialize in customized experiences and menus focusing on high quality casual to high-end and formally plated Southern California fare that is approachable, elegant, and from scratch. My experience ranges from small, private dinners to large catered and corporate events.

From the Editor

Lori is a professionally trained former restaurant chef specializing in custom dining experiences and classes.

Notable Clientele

Chef Lori's Menus

Perfected with experience. Take one as it is or ask to customize.

Reviews

Here is what they said about the chef.

We decided on Chef Lori as a group and we couldn't have had a better chef!! Her food was absolutely delicious. You can tell she has a passion for food. For our particular menu she picked the perfect items - the food tasted so fresh and was so filling. My personal favorite was her berry pie that she made for dessert. Plus she made extra so we had leftovers and got to enjoy a whole berry pie the next day for breakfast. AND you know what the best part is? She fit right in with our crazy group of women lol!! I've told everyone I know about Chef Lori and Foodpeople. You won't be disappointed!!

— Alea F.

Can’t believe it has taken me two weeks to review Chef Lori, but I think it’s because I’ve just awoken from the UNBELIEVABLE food coma I’ve been in since Lori came and cooked for us. Not only was she SO flexible on the kitchen setup, menu, ingredients, and location, she was simply so nice. After arriving on time, she took charge of the kitchen and made the experience as wonderful as possible. We did not lift a finger once she was there, and her explanations and general conversations about food and more were just delightful. It was nice to also have her remind me that the dinner party was at our own pace. She did not rush us, and it helped with the overall five-star experience. I will definitely use Lori again in a heartbeat if she accepts bc I waited two weeks to write this. She is a GEM. Thank you again!!!!

— Sarah A.

Lori was amazing! From beginning to end, she was a delight to work with. Our guests LOVED her diverse menu, beautiful presentations and all of the incredible flavors that kept coming out of our kitchen all night long! I may never cook for a party again, now that I have found Lori

— Lisa S.

Well, once again I am LATE in thanking you for the WONDERFUL Christmas eve dinner. It was stress free and fabulous!!! Angie couldn’t stop talking about how much she enjoyed having not only a chef, but Chef Lori!! You’re just the best!!!! We had prime rib sandwiches on Christmas and died!! Did you see the young kids going back for Salmon? :) And that Charcuterie!! We enjoyed that for a few days after! And the triffle!! It was yummy the next day too!!! Thank you Thank you!!

— Judy M.

Chef's Gallery

All original photos from our test kitchens, events, and cooking sessions.

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