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Chef Rogelio Garcia

Private Chef In San Anselmo

Chef Rogelio Garcia

Get to know me better

I am a passionate and creative Chef that’s driven by cooking great food with seasonality.

Chef Rogelio Garcia began working in Northern California kitchens at the of age 15, when he landed a job as a dishwasher in Napa while still in high school. Garcia’s culinary career was officially launched when he worked under Chef Douglas Keane at two-Michelin starred Cyrus in Healdsburg. His resume boasts stints are many of the Bay area’s best kitchens, including positions as Executive Sous Chef at Calistoga Ranch and Chef de Partie at French Laundry, where Garcia worked under Chefs Timothy Hollingsworth and Phillip Tessier. From there, Garcia went on to become Executive Chef at Angele; and then at The Commissary. At both restaurants he received 3 stars from renowned San Francisco Chronicle food critic Michael Bauer.

In spring of 2018 Rogelio joined the team at San Francisco’s Michelin-starred Spruce, where, as Chef, he was able to garner the Michelin star for 2018, 2019 and 2020. Rogelio’s familiarity with Spruce’s refined yet approachable style “allowed him to showcase many of the culinary techniques he had learned working side-by-side with so many talented chefs throughout his career. With access to the best ingredients, custom-grown at the restaurant’s farm and from local farmers’ markets, he was really able to express himself creatively at Spruce.”

Chef Garcia attributes his successes to his culinary mentors, especially the female chefs with whom he has worked: Bettina Rouse and Traci Des Jardins; and a deep passion for cooking. Rogelio was a contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef Season 15 and a featured chef at the famed James Beard Foundation House, where he presented his “Mexican Heritage Dinner”.

Born in Mexico and raised in Northern California with deep connections to local farmers, Chef Rogelio’s looks to showcase Mexican culinary techniques and locally- sourced ingredients in his first solo project, Carina. “Carina” means “ray of sunshine” and reflects Chef Rogelio’s passion “to bring joy to others” through food.


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 San Anselmo.


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

Cooking Classes

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

Cooking Show

Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around San Anselmo.

Chef Rogelio's reviews

We had a truly unforgettable experience! We hired Chef Rogelio Garcia for a 50th birthday party weekend in Calistoga, CA. He prepared four incredible meals for our party of 10. He was very responsive from the moment he responded to our inquiry. He was prompt, positive and professional. His menus were outstanding and he catered to our requests. We had one person who is vegan and that was no problem at all for Rogelio. Cannot say enough about how well he took care of us. His meals were the highlight of our weekend! We would all hire him again for our next event!!

Downey H Blount - Jan 20 2021

5/ 5

Chef Rogelio prepared for us the most memorable meal. Not only was he pleasant and professional to work with every single dish he prepared for us was impeccably executed. It really was an unforgettable experience and I would absolutely jump at the chance to experience another meal by him. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone. The BEST!!

Ellen O - Nov 25 2020

5/ 5

Polished, professional, creative, friendly, Excellent meal and service Wonderful experience Would request and recommend in the future

Joel Klein - Aug 17 2020

5/ 5

Polished, professional, creative, friendly, Excellent meal and service Wonderful experience Would request and recommend in the future

Joel Klein - Aug 17 2020

5/ 5

Book your experience with Chef Rogelio

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