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Chef Diego Velasco

Private Chef In Newport Beach

Chef Diego Velasco

Get to know me better

Well experienced Exec. Chef with formal French training and a wide range from fine dining, wine paired meals to down-home backyard feasts.

Born and raised in Southern California, my culinary pursuits have put me in fine kitchens in L.A., Orange County, Santa Monica and San Francisco. I Graduated with an A.O.S. degree in Culinary Arts from the California Culinary Academy, San Francisco, in 1994. I have restaurants and bars in the Costa Mesa area and have been in business since 1995 specializing in Regional American Cuisine with a heavy Southern influence. However, my formal culinary training and positions with Master Chefs Thom Fox, Hans Rockenwagner and John Sedlar have made me well rounded in Global Cuisines.

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 Newport Beach.


I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Newport Beach. You name it!

Cooking Classes

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

Culinary Consultancy

Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Newport Beach.

Book your experience with Chef Diego

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