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Chef Jesse Mcclelland

Personal Chef In Monterey

4.8/ 5
Chef Jesse Mcclelland

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Well travelled versatile experienced Australian Chef that has amazing experience of cooking any cuisine

I started my culinary adventure 16 years ago in Melbourne Australia where I attended culinary school at William Angliss Institute Of Tafe. One of Australia's most pristine culinary programs. While attending culinary school I worked and learned as an apprentice at Melbourne 2 hat restaurant the iconic Stoke House. From there I have travelled and work all over the world. From the islands of the Great Barrier reef, Asia, Alaska and California. Recently I was the Executive Chef for the Evergreen Lodge in Yosemite National Park for 6 years where I created amazing seasonal Californian cuisine for hundreds of visitors from all over the world. I then moved to the Monterey Peninsula where I was the Executive Chef at Grasings Coastal Cuisine located in Carmel by sea. We served many high end clients beautiful sustainable organic dishes including many 5 to 6 course wine pairing dinners.. I have a well rounded knowledge of all aspects of food from butchery, baking, molecular gastronomy, wine pairing, buffets, fine dining, seafood, vegetarian, vegan, dietary needs, barbeques. Great with any type of cuisine, south east Asian, Italian, French, Mediterranean, Indian, German, American, British. I am extremely motivated and passionate about food and look forward to cooking for you.

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 Monterey.


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

Full-time Chef

A longer stay in Monterey? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!

Cooking Classes

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

Chef Jesse's reviews

4.8/ 5

Chef Jesse was amazing! He had very good communication, was open to making changes to the menu and the food was incredible! Chef Jesse was very personable and made it an amazing evening for my family as we celebrated my mom's birthday! Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for fantastic food and a night to remember!

Daniel Mcleod - Aug 25 2021

4.8/ 5

Jesse and Talia provided a wonderful meal and we highly recommend them.

Larry Engel - Aug 02 2021

4.2/ 5

Chef Jesse was a last minute hire and boy did he surprise and delight. He gave me several options for all courses and was super flexible. He showed up on time and was so understanding that I had to pop in and out of the kitchen to feed the little ones before they went down. The food was gorgeous and tasted even better. We have a chef we typically use but now we have another option that is just as fantastic!! Can’t wait to host another party and use Chef Jesse!

Chris Mironov - Jul 02 2021

4.8/ 5

Jesse was very professional and polite. We enjoyed his meals a lot. We will definitely reach out for future events.

Busra Tekdemir - Jun 17 2021

5/ 5

Book your experience with Chef Jesse

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