Get to know me better
Cuisine enthusiast. I seek perfection and bring new experiences in each dish.
I am a professional chef with 11 years in the culinary world. I studied at the European Center in Curitiba (Brazil) in 2008 and opened my first restaurant at the same time. My restaurant received one of the most important awards in Brazil related to Brazilian Cuisine. After 3 years I sold my restaurant and started to work as Chef in one of the most important European restaurants in Brazil named Durski. At this company, we received 4 national awards.
I also have experience creating menus for different kind of events as retreats, weddings, birthdays and meetings.
For me, cooking is...
My passion and a way to bring happiness to people.
I learned to cook at...
My mom (she's also a chef), European Center Culinary School, and at the restaurants and chefs that I worked together.
A role model in the kitchen is...
The Brazilian chef Alex Atala
A cooking secret...
Treating the ingredients with care and enjoying cooking.
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.
A longer stay in San Diego? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in San Diego.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in San Diego, count me in.
Horacio'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 Horacio's reviews
Chef Toco spent a week cooking for my family including three young kids, he was flexible and tailored each meal to our needs. He was a great and would highly recommend!
Lauren Bondar Bondar - Sep 12 2022
Besides great presentation and yumminess of his meals Chef was accommodating to our needs and an awesome fun guy!
Peter Mata - Aug 12 2022
Chef Toco was super responsive and easy to work with. He was professional yet personable which I think is perfect. The Take a Chef website was new to me but quite easy to use and helpful in figuring out how to select a chef. I highly recommend Chef Toco because of his responsiveness, his dedication to figuring out the best meal for the group and then the actual meals which are prepared with fresh ingredients and are beyond delicious .
Sherrie Chelini - Aug 12 2022
Chef Horacio (Toco) did an amazing job! The food was delicious! Our guests were very impressed, and they continue to talk about what a fabulous dinner we had! Presentation was beautiful, and the variety was excellent! Thank you so much Chef Toco!
Nona Sims - Aug 01 2022
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Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.