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Chef Pablo Gimenez Melo

Private Chef In Sf

4.7/ 5
Chef Pablo Gimenez  Melo

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Food & Wine experiences in San Francisco, East Bay, Sonoma Valley & Napa valley


Pablo Gimenez Melo has cooked throughout Latin America for over 20 years, but his love for wine and organically grown produce drew him to Northern California. Pablo was born in Santa Fe, Argentina riding horses and playing in fruit trees on his family's farm, where his sensual palate was informed by fresh flavors and aromas. He learned classic European culinary skills from his French grandmother Julia, while his father taught him the Argentine Asado grilling tradition of the Río de la Plata. Vacations spent at family friends’ vineyards in Mendoza and Salta further educated Pablo’s palate in international wines. Pablo's deep connection to the natural world informs his flavor infusions that transform the California dining experience.

The first invitation-only dinner parties began in Buenos Aires in 2006, and expanded to Bogota bringing together art, music, wine and food. In 2016, Pablo's ‘secret’ dinner events grew to include San Francisco, partnering with other chefs and sommeliers, with locations announced weekly online. His Dinner Parties and Dinner at Home, bring a professional restaurant experience to a more intimate setting.

Pablo creates Food and Wine Experiences for companies dedicated to international luxury tourism.

Dinner at Home


A weekly menu of 5 courses made with organic ingredients from farms that practice sustainable agriculture. We partner with,,,,,,,, . @siestaeneltahuan @animalorganic

Secret Dinner Parties


Once a month the Secret Dinner Parties' long table seats twenty four and brings together a menu of four courses and four wine pairings from different wine regions.


Create your own Secret Dinner Party, with inspired menu planning and delivery.

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 SF.


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

Full-time Chef

A longer stay in SF? 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 SF.

Chef Pablo's reviews

4.7/ 5

Chef Pablo gets all the ⭐️’s!! Everything was fantastic - from the start, with accommodating some menu requests to meet our budget, to arriving on time, very friendly and happy to engage in conversation, to the ultimate test - the food was excellent! Muy rico! And they left the kitchen spotless. everyone in our group would recommend Chef Pablo!

Leah Vierthaler - Nov 19 2022

5/ 5

Pablo and his son Pablo Jr were wonderful chefs! They were incredibly nice and the food was amazing! We will use them again!

Shelli Klemke - Nov 15 2022

5/ 5

We had a weeklong corporate retreat and booked Chef Pablo for lunches and dinners. He was incredible from start to finish. His communication was great, menus were amazing (which helped to get our team excited for the week), and each meal was delicious and unique. He was very flexible with us too, as we had a few extra people attend the event at the last-minute but he was able to still accommodate everyone and he helped out with a few dietary restrictions. 100% would recommend Chef Pablo and we will definitely book his services again.

Carol Oliveira - Nov 03 2022

5/ 5

We had an amazing evening enjoying the talents of Chef Pablo. He and his son made us a delicious dinner and served it professionally. It was a highlight of our vacation! Everyone was raving about how much they enjoyed it, and I didn’t have to lift a finger. Many thanks to Pablo and his son!

Nancy Bennett - Oct 25 2022

4.5/ 5

Book your experience with Chef Pablo

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