The Wandering Chef is a food business for all occasions. While we love to do small event catering for life cycle events, business meetings or a special dinner for the family (or even just a romantic couples dinner!) the foundation of The Wandering Chef is built around our “hosted” dinners (think pop up style) with a menu that’s constantly changing and dynamic and that takes advantage of the bounty of local, sustainable, products that California has to offer. These dinners will vary depending on the location, the size of the event and the complexity of the menu but will always be fun, delicious and creatively presented.
One of the most exciting aspects of our dinners is that while each guest will have their own beautifully presented course, you’ll be dining “communally” meaning that you’ll be sitting with other group members who you may or may not know. This is a really fun way to meet and connect with other like minded, food loving people while enjoying your meal. These dinners are relatively interactive: with each course we’ll explain how the dish came to be and where the ingredients are sourced from and you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions about everything and anything you can think of. We’re connected to the food we’re serving and we want you to be connected too.
Most of our dinners are an exclusive opportunity only for our members and their guests that feature guest chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and anyone else who shares our passion for good food, good drinks and good company. By becoming a member of The Wandering Chef group you’ll receive announcements about upcoming hosted dinners and other exciting events and you’ll have priority access to our Wandering Chef culinary team for your private needs.
We’d love to have you join us!
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
We’re glad to have you! The first step is to become a member – it’s free and only takes a minute. Click on the link below to begin!
Already a member? If you received an email for an upcoming event and want to request a seat just click the link below and fill out the form.
Winner of the “Throwdown Thursday” Battle at JB’s Bar and Lounge
100% grass fed beef, Niman ranch bacon, balsamic vinegar marinated red onion, sweet pickled jalapeños, blue cheese-chipotle slaw, garlic butter toasted Acme Bread Co slider
The Wandering Chef team likes to define our culinary focus with a sense of “rustic elegance.” Our food is rarely complicated or manipulated (using molecular gastronomy is so much fun and we love what you can do with food!), rather our goal is to allow each piece of our unique offerings to shine through with its own color, taste and texture. With that said, we don’t take ourselves too seriously and love to prepare everything from casual sandwiches and salads to fabulously lavish offerings like butter poached lobster and everything in between!