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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, JiRaffe, Joe’s Restaurant, L’Orangerie, Mamash, and Ortolan.
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!
For me, cooking is...
Bringing your dreams to life through imaginative planning, impeccable attention to detail, gracious service and beautiful presentation
I learned to cook at...
Le Cordon Bleu Pasadena Upstairs 2, JiRaffe, Joe’s Restaurant, L’Orangerie, Mamash and Ortolan
A role model in the kitchen is...
My mom. She taught me the diversity of gastronomy and love of cooking.
A cooking secret...
Consistency, discipline, and pushing the limits of creativity.
As a professional Chef, I offer the following services
I can create a menu based on your preferences to enjoy in the comfort of your home in Santa Fe Springs. Simply tell me what you're craving!
I can provide catering services in Santa Fe Springs for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more.
Enjoy the services of a private chef during your holidays in Santa Fe Springs.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services in Santa Fe Springs.
Reviews about Chong Kim
Amazing food and very organized and clean and worth it.
Archit-Jan 19, 2021
“He went above and beyond and his food was some of the best food that I’ve ever had! I would highly recommend him and I will definitely hire him again!”
Rachel-Jan 19, 2021
Chef Kim created an amazing Asian fusion menu that we were the first to experience. Everything was so fresh and the flavors so vibrant, this meal became the centerpiece of our trip. It started out as an alternative to a fine dining experience during Covid, but now I'm thinking this might actually be the best way all the time! Thanks again Chef, be seeing you again I'm sure.
Dominic-Jan 19, 2021
Chef Kim was amazing. He made us all feel safe and was able to tweak our menu to fit our dietary restrictions! I would highly recommend this experience to anyone! It was such a special birthday surprise!
Alexandra-Jan 19, 2021
Chef Kim was awesome! We curated the menu together and he executed it perfectly. Was great to see him in action, couldn’t recommend this service more!!
Josh-Jan 19, 2021
Having Chef Kim cook for us was such a special experience! He was so friendly, explaining the recipes and techniques, and the food was simply amazing! He made us tasty margaritas (& virgin ones for my daughters), and what a treat to have the kitchen sparkling when the meal was done!
Janel-Jan 19, 2021
Dinner was amazing and the chef was incredible! What a perfect evening
Brenda-Jan 19, 2021
Probably the best experience of any trip that I have ever been on! I’m a little spoiled now and want chef Kim to come home and be my personal chef!! My two best friends and I felt like rock stars on our Palm Springs vacation!! Even though we had different dietary needs (I am plant-based they are not!) All three of us enjoyed the best meal of our trip!! Highly recommend!!!
Jolene-Jan 19, 2021
Chef Kim was great. He even included our kids in the dessert preparation.
Nicole-Jan 19, 2021
Chef Kim created a once in a lifetime experience for my wife’s birthday. Chef drove 3 hours from Los Angeles to meet us in the mountains at our Idyllwild cabin and went above and beyond to make sure we were accommodated and well-fed. He has a deep appreciation and understanding of international cuisine & his cooking is truly world-class. I would highly recommend this experience to everyone interested!
Jonah-Jan 19, 2021
Nicole-Jan 19, 2021
Better than you’d ever expect. Couldn’t have asked for more! Delicious, and chef Kim was such a great person
Syed-Jan 19, 2021
This experience was amazing. The food was fantastic and Chef provided excellent service and hospitality.
Tiffany-Jan 19, 2021
Best experience ever. Very enjoyable and pleasant
Samantha-Jan 19, 2021
Chef Kim was incredible! He cooked for a total of 10 guests and he was friendly, inviting, helpful, and made sure that the birthday girl felt special. Additionally, the server, Ericka, was so friendly and made sure we were well taken care of. It felt like we all made new friends when it was all said and done. I wish I could have Chef Kim and Ericka over every weekend! Thank you for such an amazing time.
Marlon-Jan 19, 2021
Chef Kim was a delight! The food and the experience were both very special - we enjoyed a fabulous three-course dinner and will be doing it again very soon.
Ara-Jan 19, 2021
Chef Kim was amazing. We got to pick the menu - but, the magic was in the personalization he did. He started with Margaritas (which I love) and brought in special touches for the kids to enjoy. He brought them into the cooking experience and told us stories of why he chose to cook the food like he had (He spent time in Alabama - it's a great story!). We got to know Chef Kim and in the process had a wonderful meal and spent time together as a family. Really terrific. This is truly a DO AGAIN kind of experience!
Dana-Jan 19, 2021
Kim was our chef and he was very professional and friendly. The food was prepared and presented very well and most importantly it was delicious! My kids begged to have him come back to prepare our dinner however we just couldn’t fit it into our schedule. When we visit this area again, we will definitely use this service again and request Kim. I will also take advantage of this service whenever I book an Airbnb property.
Evone-Jan 18, 2021
Chef Kim made my daughter’s 21st birthday celebration absolutely unforgettable! All the dishes he prepared were beyond delicious! He was very professional, very well mannered and accommodating ~and can be funny when the moment calls for it! My son has special needs and was sometimes loud during the dinner service but it did not faze Chef Kim. He left my kitchen sparkling clean and even gave us complimentary margaritas one hour before he served our dinner. Do yourself a favor and hire Chef Kim for your next party. I promise it will be the best party decision you’ll make!
Awit-Sep 29, 2020
If I could double tap EXCELLENT I WOULD!!!! An amazing experience The Best Birthday Dinner thus far... service unmatched!!!! I most definitely will be booking again in the future????
Ms. Erica-Sep 4, 2020
It’ was very amazing experience, will def do it again
James Ngyuen-Jul 28, 2020
Chef Ooi provided excellent service and an amazing meal. We were celebrating a wedding anniversary as a family and he quickly put the guests at ease, was calm and friendly - taking charge in the kitchen and encouraging us to enjoy the evening. The meal was delicious - far exceeded any expectations! Hire Chef Ooi for a custom meal with superior service in your home!
Rosemary Antoshak-Mar 16, 2020
Awesome. Very friendly, professional and fun. Will do it again!
Mr. Steve Sommerfeld-Mar 5, 2020
Chong Kim Ooi Was amazing. Food was delicious. 10/10 recommend.
Laura Pergolizzi-Jan 13, 2020
Chef Kim and his staff were exceptional in every aspect I can imagine a Chef could be. .
Poole-Jan 4, 2020
Kim was amazing. 10/10. Great dishes. Super guy. Wo
Mrs Roti-Aug 29, 2019
Great Chef. Quality and flavor of every dish was excellent. Explain every dish carefully. Left the Kitchen sparkling clean. The experience was a great one for all our family.
Thank You Kim
Mrs Soto-Aug 26, 2019
Kim was so kind and efficient, He gave great communication on the dishes as well as prep time and the organization of all that. He cleaned up beatifully. He's awesome, we really enjoyed him. Sincerely, Mary DiDomenico
Mary Didomenico-Aug 20, 2019
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