Get to know me better
I am a passionate chef focused on seasonal, local, high quality ingredients.
My name is Fiona and I have been in the restaurant and service industry for the past decade. I have always been passionate about food and beverage, growing up with a mother who loved to cook and in a family that enjoyed new dining experiences.
I am an East Coast transplant here in San Diego. My experience began in New York City, working at some of the top healthy concept restaurants. I moved to San Diego partly because of the abundance of local, seasonal produce. You cannot find local, ripe oranges and avocados in NYC!
In my time in California, I have worked in several restaurants, volunteered as a hands-on nutrition and culinary educator for children and adults, and completed a certification course in Ayurvedic cooking. Ayurveda taught me so much about working with spices. I love bright, bold flavors!
I worked for MediChefs as a health focused personal chef for a year before pursuing my own clients full time. I currently offer meal prep services, cooking lessons, and catering for private events.
I teach part time at a recovery center for women. Learning how to care for our bodies is often missing in recovery programs. I am proud to lend a hand. My goal is to help others feel more confident in the kitchen, while simultaneously nourishing themselves and their families.
Though much of my experience is with alternative diets (vegan, ayurvedic, gluten free, etc), I can cook anything. I can accommodate whatever it is you’re looking for, but I will always take pride in sourcing high quality ingredients.
Some of the photos I have shared are from the most recent wedding I catered.
Looking forward to meeting you!!
For me, cooking is...
Preparing food with seasonal and local ingredients is a revolutionary act.
I learned to cook at...
I am self taught with 10+ years in the restaurant industry.
A role model in the kitchen is...
One of my role models is Sophia Roe
A cooking secret...
Have fun and stay present
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 San Diego.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in San Diego. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in San Diego.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in San Diego.
Fiona'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 Fiona
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.