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Chef Daniella De La Puente

Chef At Home In San Diego

4.9/ 5
Chef Daniella De La Puente

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Specialized in personalized and sensory services

Chef, Sommelier and visual artist. My passion for cooking comes from my inner search for the artist within. My flavors are inspired in my artistic perception of the world. In my dishes, combine my knowledge as chef and sommelier incorporating my sculpture and photography artistry.

With my project, La Cocina Secreta, a nomad and sensory kitchen I combine the artistry of experiential art design and haute cuisine. I seek to delights senses, with exclusive experiences tailored based on the customer's tastes and wishes, with regional and seasonal ingredients.

Private dinners

Gastro-sensory experiences

Romantic dinners

Creative catering

Cooking courses

Hands on cooking experiences

Among other services

1st place in Rumbos de la Cocina de Baja California at the Baja California Culinary Fest. In 2016 during the “El sabor de las mujeres de Baja.

Named one of Baja California's top female chefs. 2016. Baja California Culinary Fest

First place People’s Choice Award in Sabor Latino at the 25th San Diego Latino Film Festival. 2108

Semifinalist in Paella valenciana Worldwide competition 2018

Named Best Baja dinner series”, by San Diego Magazine. 2019

I can create any menu for you to accommodate any food restrictions-beliefs-cravings.

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 San Diego.


I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in San Diego. You name it!

Cooking Classes

Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in San Diego.

Culinary Consultancy

Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in San Diego.

Chef Daniella's reviews

4.9/ 5

Chef Daniella is truly incredible. I asked her to surprise with the meal and it better than we could have imagined. Highly recommended we absolutely request her services again. She is a Jane of all trades, she also helped me finish the last minute decorations I wanted to put up!

Adam Afflalo - Sep 20 2022

5/ 5

Daniella was an excellent chef for my wife’s Birthday Dinner. We had 11 Guests and the meal was outstanding. I highly recommend Daniella.

Rob Demartini - Aug 17 2022

4.8/ 5

Chef Daniella was amazing - the meal was incredible, the setup was beautiful, and the kitchen was spotless when she was done. Each course of the meal was a new flavor treat. Would highly recommend. It was the perfect kick off to our San Diego trip.

Yvette - Jul 25 2022

5/ 5

We had the pleasure of dining with Daniella. She was super sweet, thoughtful and we would definitely recommend. Her food was exquisite! The small touches and conversations really touched our hearts: this is the only the beginning of a lifetime connection. Thank you Daniella for making my husband and late mothers birthday, one to remember!

Miya - Jul 18 2022

5/ 5

Book your experience with Chef Daniella

Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.