Get to know me better
Professional Chef and Baker
I am a professional chef of more than two decades. I am versed in classical and modern cooking technique. I have worked as a pastry chef and baker as well to further my offering within the industry. I enjoy catering when time permits and old cook books for study and research. I enjoy learning even more now than I did years ago.
For me, cooking is...
Cooking is personal expression of myself. I like exploring technique and discipline of various cultures. Food like jazz is harmonious.
I learned to cook at...
I learned at my mother's restaurant and then school later in life.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Teacher, mentor, student and cook.
A cooking secret...
Be observant. Pay attention.
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 Maria.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Santa Maria. You name it!
A longer stay in Santa Maria? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Santa Maria.
Darel'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.
Book your experience with Chef Darel
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.