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Chef Chong Kim Ooi

Private Chef In Bell Canyon

Chef Chong Kim Ooi

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I captivated diners with spectacular and scrumptious dishes infused with vibrant creativity and joy

For over 18 years, I have captivated diners with spectacular and scrumptious dishes infused with vibrant creativity and a joyful spirit of adventure.

I have been around the kitchen since I was just a child. I graduated Le Cordon Bleu in 2002, and since then, I have played with all sorts of cuisines: from classic comfort American to far-east Asian cuisines. I have worked in a couple of incredible restaurants in Southern California such as Upstairs 2, JiRaff, Joe’s Restaurant ( Michilin one star), L’Orangerie, Mamash, and Ortolan (Michilin one star). I have become one of the elite chef features in Airbnb located in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Palm Spring, La Quinta, Indio & Palm Dessert. One of the most requested chef for Luxury Retreats and Amex Centurion club.

I take pride in surpassing client expectations with unmatched culinary artistry that enhances banquets, weddings, themed parties, and other events with exquisitely prepared high-end cuisine and inspired creativity.

My team and I have an extensive career, a casual open-minded personality, and a couple of great secrets of LA to share! The perfect recipe for a memorable experience around the table!

My services

As a Private Chef, I can offer you:

Personal Chef

Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Bell Canyon.


I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Bell Canyon. You name it!

Full-time Chef

A longer stay in Bell Canyon? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!

Culinary Consultancy

Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Bell Canyon.

Chef Chong Kim's reviews

Chef Chong Kim came to our home to cook for our party of 9 as we celebrated a 75th and a 40th birthday. The experience from start to finish was absolutely outstanding. He arrived with his crew of two when he said he would, and they immediately got to work. As the courses came out, Chef Kim explained clearly what each dish comprised. Every course was beautifully presented and delicious. The proportions were perfect. Even with two entree courses, we didn't feel overfull. My wife has celiac disease, and Chef Kim accommodated without compromising on anything. It was truly an evening my family and I will be talking about for a long time, and I will be seeking out Chef Kim again for future family events of this kind.

Christoffer Pedersen - Nov 08 2022

5/ 5

OMG! Chef Kim is on point! Such an Amazing Human Being! So kind and sweet! He created a Beautiful vegan dinner and dessert the 1st night and had great ideas of where to set up our table... close to the ocean and carried every course down staircases to us! The food was oh so delicious! We felt like Rockstars! The next 2 days of the trip my nieces who are in college joined us and Chef Kim made an amazing taco lunch and a beautiful coconut Birthday cake for me! The Best Coconut Cake I have ever eaten in my lifetime seriously! The last lunch was a show stopper! It was scallop salad and Seabass my niece kept saying she wished she had more of the Seabass! It was all so delicious! Chef Kim also took great group photos for us. He was so accommodating and had a wonderful spirit. He even had to walk very far to get to us in Laguna parking is sparse... he was in a 20$ a day parking spot over 6 blocks away never said a word or complained. I was so impressed with Chef Kim he is a stellar Chef and has many skills.I highly recommend him!!! Thanks Chef Kim I definitely will call you again in the future. You are Awesome!!!

Melissa Hyer - Oct 04 2022

4.8/ 5

Chef Kim was prompt, both entertaining and independent, and served us timely delicious food. All while cleaning up and doing the dishes! A really top notch experience

Hannah - Jul 25 2022

5/ 5

This was a great experience. The chef was awesome and the food was amazing. So fun!

Chad - Jul 24 2022

5/ 5

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