Personal Chef - Orange County, California
Personal Chef - Orange County, California
Many families in Orange County are turning to Personal Chefs to prepare them delicious and healthy meals. If you are struggling to find time to cook but want to start eating better and feeling better, Chef Bonnie can take the pressure off your shoulders by providing great tasting and healthy meals for you and your family in the convenience of your own home.
As your personal chef, Chef Bonnie wants to understand what you like to eat and your dietary goals. Meet with Chef Bonnie and tell her what you need. It's that simple. Armed with this information, she will customize menus for you and assist you in selecting an initial set of meals for your first cook date.
Chef Bonnie gets an early start shopping for the freshest ingredients. Once she's made her customary stops, she heads straight over to your home. All you need to provide is a working kitchen and room in the fridge to store the finished meals. Everything is prepared fresh to your specifications in the convenience of your own home.
When you arrive home, you will be greeted with the aroma of your freshly prepared meals. You will also find the kitchen exactly as you left it. As you open the refrigerator you will see the meals organized into individual or family style servings. Each container will be labeled with specific heating and serving instructions.
GF-gluten free; V-vegan Menu highlights include, but are not limited to...
Butternut Squash Risotto
Italian Veg-Loaf w/ Gravy
Creamy Cauliflower Fettuccine
Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas
GF Veg Lasagna w/Cashew Basil Cream & Tofu Ricotta
Baked Black Bean Taquitos
GF Curried Potato/Chickpea Empanada
Veg Potato Croquettes
Wild Mushroom and Truffle Oil Pasta
Veg Pot Pie w/GF Pie Crust
Grilled Portobellos w/Parsley Pesto
Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta
Seasoned Baked Potato Wedges
Potato Crisps w/Walnut Taco Meat
7-Layer Dip w/ V Chipotle Cheese
Ginger Miso Glazed Eggplant
Veg Packed Brown Fried Rice
V Creamy Scalloped Potatoes
Rice Paper Spring Rolls w/Peanut Dipping Sauce
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Tempeh Lettuce Wraps
Smashed Chickpea Avo Dip
Cobb Salad w/Coconut Bac'n
Peach Arugula Salad
Couscous and Kale Salad
Mediterranean Farro Salad
Corn and Edamame Salad
Quinoa Kale Salad w/Orange Curry Vinaigrette
Kale Caesar w/V Caesar Dressing
Fiesta Salad w/Crispy Tortilla Strips
Pad Thai Salad w/Ginger Soy Dressing
California Chipotle Chop
Soba Noodle Salad
Vegetable Soup with Cauliflower Mash
Italian White Bean Soup
Coconut Curry Soup
V Sweet Potato Bisque
Mushroom Barley Soup
Garden Vegetable Farro Soup
Roasted Red Pepper Tortilla Soup
Hearty V Chili
Split Pea Soup
Caldo Verde Soup
Lentil Vegetable Soup
V Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup
Asparagus Red Pepper Stir Fry
Garlic Infused Roasted Cauliflower
Wilted Greens w/Pinenuts
Garlicky Swiss Chard
Glass Noodle Stir Fry
V Spinach Artichoke Dip
Kale Mushroom and Potato Saute
Skillet Vegetables with Chimichurri
Collard Green Spring Rolls
GF Chocolate Almond Espresso Cookies
GFV Almond Biscotti
V Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes
GFV Pumpkin Pie w/Pecan Crust
GFV Hearty Breakfast Cookies
GFV Chocolate Chip Cookies
GFV Peanut Butter Cups
GFV Blueberry Scones
V Orange Bundt Cake
GFV Banana Bread
GFV Loaf Bread
Bonnie's two loves in life are her family and cooking. When she's not cooking, Bonnie enjoys practicing Taichi and walking her two dogs.
After graduating from UCLA, Bonnie joined the LPGA as a Golf Club Professional but eventually changed her career path when she and her husband, Greg, started their family. For 20 years, Bonnie stayed at home with her kids, wearing many different hats along the way. What started out as being a mild interest in cooking eventually became her new passion.
Running from one event to another, it's so easy to give into fast food. I want to provide a healthy and affordable alternative.
Since 2010, Bonnie has been a successful personal chef serving Orange County, California. Her clientele include busy families, seniors, business professionals, college students, celebrities, and professional athletes. Bonnie centers her cooking style around allergy-friendly and healthy homestyle meals that the whole family can enjoy. She relies on fresh organic ingredients, smart substitutions, and proper cooking techniques to create healthier versions of traditional dishes and favorite comfort foods.
Bonnie continues to always explore new approaches in cooking and nutrition by completing advanced certification courses at T. Collin Campbell Foundation's Plant Based Nutrition Program through eCornell, ROUXBE Plant Based Professional Program, and Laguna Culinary Arts in Laguna Beach, CA. She's a Certified Food Safety Manager by the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals.
No more last minute drive-thru’s! Instead we get to sit down and have a true family dinner.
-Karen, Irvine, CA
After a busy day, I love coming home to the smell of Bonnie’s cooking.
-Gail, Tustin, CA
My Dad lives alone and leads a very active lifestyle. He doesn't like to spend time in the kitchen. Now each week he looks forward to Bonnie's great dishes.
-Scott, Newport Beach, CA