Dining in California can be tricky: one minute you’re doing California casual drinks by the pool, the next, you’re hosting a formal sit-down for 12.
That’s why Chef Lori’s “New California Bistro” style is so fantastic. Versatile and exciting, her menus pay tribute to the Golden State’s traditions no matter what the occasion, using fresh, local ingredients. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Chef Lori also completed a stint for famed California-based restauranteur Wolfgang Puck’s catering company and gets rave reviews from her clients.
Here is only some of Chef's repertoire.
Learn more 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.
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
Hollywood, CA • 2011
Here is what they said about the Chef.
Stress free and fabulous!!!
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!!
All original photos from our test kitchens, events, and cooking sessions.