Chef Jeff

Chef Jeff's

Central Coast

A clean, inspired menu that feels like a trip up the coast.

Passed Appetizers

Smoked salmon chips
dill creme Manchego grilled cheese, romesco

Wild rice pancakes
duck, cranberry compote

First Course

California Salad
Grilled corn, Portobello’s, frisée, roasted shallot vinaigrette


Prawn Risotto
Arborio rice risotto, Santa Barbara prawns


Filet of Beef
Hash browns, farmers market vegetables, port shallot sauce


Porcini Chicken Breast
Mushroom pudding, seasonal vegetables and herb reduction


Local Halibut
Spaghetti vegetables, Yukon puree, herby beurre blanc


Molten “Volcano” Cake
Molten center cake, duo of sauces, whipped cream


Brown Butter Berry Tart
Seasonal berry tart, vanilla bean ice cream and blackberry coulis

Vegan, gluten-free, and other customization options may be available. Please ask.

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Organic, non-GMO ingredients, California produce grass fed beef & dairy, cage free poultry, sustainable seafood.


I will bring everything required to cook but you are responsible for dinnerware and the rest. Don't have enough? Ask for rentals.

Clean Up

The chef will make sure the kitchen is spotless,  all equipment and surfaces are clean.

Chef Jeff

Santa Monica, CA

From farm-to-table . . . with a quick stop at this chef’s imagination.

Chef's Story
Central Coast

From the editor

Our editor might be a little bit biased!

We’ll admit it: we had no clue there was such a thing as smoked salmon chips but now that we know it’s a thing, we’re a little obsessed with it. A true tribute to the central coast after which it’s named, this roster of meals is full of unexpected goodies like that. Case in point: the prawn risotto with Santa Barbara prawns or the porcini chicken breast served with mushroom pudding (again—no idea that was a thing, either!). And really, who among us could resist a “Brown Butter Berry Tart” with seasonal berries and blackberry coulis??? Just don’t blame us if this line-up makes you want to get in the car and drive up the coast!

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