A Los Angeles-Based Culinary Professional

Providing professional cooking classes, catering, and event dining for all of Southern California.

I'm Jeff Kawakami, and cooking is my passion.

For most of my life I've loved cooking.  When I was a teenager, this love developed as I prepared fresh food in the kitchen.  From there, I followed this love to La Cordon Bleu Culinary School, where I graduated in 2005.
In 2015, I was a finalist on ABC's cooking show, "The Taste," and in recent years, I've hosted "Community Cooking," a Local Public Access Show from Torrance, California. My work has been enjoyed by people all over the Southland, from Los Angeles to Orange County, and one of my favorite events has been serving the pre and post parties for AIDS Life Cycle.
Recently, I've also begun to use my experience in weddings to help coordinate and host the full events as an event planner.
As a child, I fell in love with cooking. But, truth be told, the best way to experience that is to savor the moment with the food I prepare. Would you let me help make your event one that people will be talking about for years to come?
Book a call with me today!

Cooking Classes

I love providing customized workshops built on a menu of your choosing. Learn the ingredients needed and the methods in which to cook it! A casual, inexpensive way to enjoy your company.
Yes!  I'd love to learn more about cooking classes.

Weddings & Events

I’ll design your dream wedding. Catered, quality food served by my crew. Let me take care of the particulars so you can enjoy the moment.
Wedding & Event Planning
Do you have a wedding coming up? No problem. Jeff can assist you with that too! When you work with Jeff, he will use his extensive network to ensure you have everything you need on your big day.
My business is fully open and affirming
Jeff Kawakami loves working with LGBTQ+ couples, vendors and locations. #YouAreWelcomeHere
I want to talk with you about making my event amazing!

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Dinner Parties

Customized and unforgettable. Co-workers, friends and family. A personalized menu with dishes you love; made from ingredients that fit your pallet for any occasion.

Full-Service Catering

Long meetings, team building events, company conferences. I’ll keep the staff well-fed. From small committees to corporate visits, consider it handled.
I want to talk with you about making my event amazing!

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Chef Jeff Kawakami. All Rights Reserved.

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