Get to know me better
food explorer, incorporating new world ingredients with old school techniques
Growing up with food as the core of every family function. I've developed the love of cooking early on. I have a passion for my ethnic southeast asian cuisine, particularly Laotian, Thai & Vietnamese.
Beginning in 2006 I fell in love with the art of sushi . I continued on developing my skills through various professional kitchens. 2017 was when I cofounded Sushimotos Catering (www.sushimotos.com) which allowed me to share my love of cooking with the general public, through catering and cooking classes.I have worked in restaurants like Oshima Sushi and Fugu Lounge,Shiso Modern Asian Kitchen, and am currently working at Breakthrough Sushi ( San Francisco).
As an avid gardener, sustainability and locally sourced products is what makes up much of my cuisine.
...“my favorite ways to cook is to incorporate new world ingredients with old school techniques” ...chef Keo Xayavong
For me, cooking is...
sharing and blending of culures
I learned to cook at...
I first started cooking in my mother's kitchen with guidance from television chefs . Took a kitchen job in my teenage years and never stopped.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Martin Yan & Ming Tsai
A cooking secret...
Really no secret . Just working with what I have and not being afraid of exploring.
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 Santa Rosa.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Santa Rosa. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Santa Rosa.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Santa Rosa, count me in.
Keo'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 Keo's reviews
Chef Keo was truly amazing! His food was delicious and his personality shined.
Madeline Darst - Jul 19 2021
Chef Keo was absolutely amazing! His food was outstanding. I would most definitely recommend him to everyone!
Samantha Beck - Jun 30 2021
We had a wonderful experience with Keo We hired him for a team building dinner at our company retreat (8 people on our team). Keo was super responsive from moment one, provided creative menu options and was so flexible and helpful. He did a sushi demo class for and then helped us roll their own. He was knowledgeable, entertaining and fun! Our team loved it! Would highly recommend Keo!
Joyce Alexander - Jun 14 2021
Chef Keo was awesome. We have two young children, and not only did he make meals for them, but he also was extremely patient and attentive to their timing and needs. We had to pause the dinner to put the kids down, and he was able to work with us on timing. The kitchen was cleaner when he left. Great explanation of dishes, and the food was fantastic. Better than many high end tasting menus, and amazing he can do it at your house!
Carlton Fleming - May 24 2021
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Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.