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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!
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 Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Santa Fe Springs.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Santa Fe Springs. You name it!
A longer stay in Santa Fe Springs? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Santa Fe Springs.
Chong Kim's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Chef Chong Kim's reviews
We really enjoyed our meal from Chef Kim! It was so delicious and he was very friendly. We will try and book him again when we are in the area. Thanks Chef Kim!
Kathryn Delea - Feb 27 2022
Our experience with Chef Kim was absolute [chef’s kiss] perfection. Not only was the food prepared well, but he also brought along some margaritas for our group (they were delicious) and entertained our hundreds of questions about his journey as a chef. We loved our experience with him!
Abby Gates - Jan 31 2022
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
Book your experience with Chef Chong Kim
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.