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Experienced Executive Chef from high-end celebrity rehabs in Malibu. 15+ years. Great personality and perfect for all aspects of private chef work.
Experienced Executive Chef from high-end celebrity rehabs in Malibu.
Graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Pasadena in 2005. I have years of restaurant experience early in my career. In my role as Executive Chef at The Canyon, Malibu, for 12 years, I was essentially working as private chef for 16 discerning clients simultaneously, while managing every aspect of the food/kitchen department, including menu selection and my personal gourmet cooking, the hiring and management of other chefs, budgeting, planning quarterly promotional & holiday parties (150+ guests), ordering, collaborating with other facility departments, etc. My highly-varied, multi-cultural menus reflected the best cuisine across the globe with a healthy theme as this location offered an organic kitchen with flavor and health at the focus.
In my thirties, I am energetic and fit. My food preparation and execution is flawless; I work clean, have incredible knife skills, and plate for eye-appeal. My calm personality, organizational skills, and ability to delegate responsibilities have earned me the respect of clients and coworkers alike. After the devastating Malibu fires in 2018, I was approached by the Beach House Treatment Center and completely revamped their entire food program, serving as Executive Chef through 2020. In addition, I have worked alone as well as in collaboration with other chefs in the Los Angeles area for the last 15 years, for such varied events as weddings, pre-wedding parties, extravagant art galleries, galas, benefits, and more.
My @smokintailofficial Instagram is a combination of my pursuits as an angler and seafood preparations.
My @chefgabrielboyko Instagram is a food dedicated page.
Functional bilingual: Spanish.
For me, cooking is...
Everything! I’ve been cooking professionally since I was a teenager. I love being a chef. Who I am and my career are absolutely inseparable.
I learned to cook at...
Restaurant kitchens in Los Angeles, including 2007 Zagat award-winning Leilas, in Oak Park. And Le Cordon Bleu Pasadena, graduate 2005
A role model in the kitchen is...
A combination of the best aspects of chefs I have both worked with and watched from afar throughout my life.
A cooking secret...
Understanding the WHY of every technique. Not just the how, or the what, but the why… in every step. That, and balancing flavor.
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 Houston.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Houston. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Houston.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Houston.
Gabriel'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 Gabriel's reviews
Gabe was incredible! I hired Gabe to cook a dinner, breakfast, and lunch for a group of 20 of our friends on my wife's surprise 30th birthday - he delivered and then some. He was extremely responsive before the event and worked closely with me to craft a great menu that would appeal to all folks and even have some special elements that my wife would really love. For each meal (dinner the night before and breakfast/ lunch the next day), he showed up on time and discretely prepped/ cooked the meal without interrupting any of the other things we were doing. The food! The food was amazing - better than expected/ described. He kept the meal heated for some time after the initial seating so that people could go back for seconds while he cleaned.
I can not recommend Gabe enough. Multiple people that were present (my wife included) indicated that they aren't sure how they can ever go on a vacation and not get a chef again. He really knocked it out of the park, and we will use him again.
Clay Callaway - Jun 22 2022
Gabe was a joy to work with, his menu was creative and the food was delicious! Highly recommend!
Alyssa Kearney - Apr 17 2022
Chef Gabe was very pleasant, catered to our needs and very friendly. A pleasure to have worked with him!
Duc Phan - Apr 06 2022
Chef Gabe and his lovely assistant/wife made our evening quite memorable! The charcuterie board was lavish and the dishes all expertly prepared and paced. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously and our kitchen was left spotless. We chose a delightfully fresh tuna tartare to start, followed by a grilled rack of lamb with a root vegetable augratin and asparagus. While I wasn't the biggest fan of the au gratin, it was interesting to try. We finished with a double chocolate cake with toffee crumble, a standout with our pairing of port.
They went above and beyond expectations at every turn and we couldn't have been happier with our experience!
Laura L Henry - Mar 29 2022
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Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.