Chef Lori

Chef Lori's

“come as you are”

a p(l)easant food family style dinner.

appetizers

glazed salmon and pineapple skewers

citrus marinated shrimp
with lemon herb aioli

baked brie bites
with blackberry and sage honey on toast

proteins

tarragon and fennel roasted chicken

red wine short ribs

salads

seasonal greens
with almonds, shaved radishes, shaved carrots, and balsamic vinaigrette

caesar salad
with parmesan and garlic torn croutons

sides

roasted seasonal root vegetable

mixed vegetable succotash
with herbs and olive oil

smashed baby fingerlings
with charred green onion cream

three rice pilaf

sweet

assorted cookies

deep chocolate brownie bites

or

olive oil cake
with browned butter buttercream, burnt orange caramel

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

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Ingredients

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

Shopping

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 Lori

Los Angeles, CA

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

Chef's Story
Pleasant Family

From the editor

Our editor might be a little bit biased!

Enjoy a family style gathering in your home. If you’re looking to have an experience that's truly connecting, Chef Lori is the hero you’re seeking. Her flavors are fresh and inspired with a sophistication that is devoid of pretense. Her plating is minimalistic and lovely and true to the tradition of Southern California cuisine. Every dish she creates is made from scratch, with love.

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Once you are happy with your menu and quote, pay a deposit of 50% to book your chef.

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Reviews

Here is what they said about the chef.

We couldn't have had a better 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.

She is a GEM

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.

LOVED

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.

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!!

— Judy M.

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