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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 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
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
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.