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Chef Matthew Purnell

Personal Chef In Vista

Chef Matthew Purnell

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An Amazingly Creative Chef Who Cooks Consciously

I have been a passionate and dedicated chef in San Diego for almost 20 years, utilizing the beautiful bounty of produce from Southern California farms, and focusing on thoughtfully prepared cuisine with flair and confidence. I have taken part in the growing and expanding of healthful dishes up and down the coast through consulting in restaurants, cafes, and juice bars. Also I love connecting to the community through several catering events, cooking classes, and being involved in farmer's markets, local vendors, and artisans.

Since my first slice with a precision sharp chef's knife, I have become more aware and open to the importance of quality in each individual ingredient, from the almonds to zucchini. This is why I use decided to use at the knowledge about the food service industry, and chose to source out only freshest in sustainable, seasonal, organic, and local produce and products in the making of my current recipes, giving the dining guest the best available, and assuring that the future of food continues to thrive. To this day I design plates that are filled with the respect for the craft and ingredient!

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 Vista.


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

Full-time Chef

A longer stay in Vista? 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 Vista.

Book your experience with Chef Matthew

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