Shanice Patterson
STOP!!!!! There is NO need to look any further! If your looking for a private chef or cooking class Chef Danielle is the answer to your prayers! The food she prepared was flavorful, creative and made with a passion for cooking! Oh and the pistachio cupcakes are to die for! A MUST TRY!! She provided an experience that my friends and I will never forget. If I could leave 100 stars I would! Thanks again Chef Danielle!!
Carlos Ramos
Chef Danielle went above and beyond for our group. We had the pleasure of booking her for two of the nights we stayed in San Diego. The first night, she curated and prepared one of the most delicious dinners I've had. I am no fan of lamb chops, but I sure ate three that night. This is telling of her expertise and ability to adapt to the wants and needs of her clients. The second night, she hosted a cooking class. Chef Danielle came prepared with all of the recipes, ingredients and lots of patience. She was a wonderful teacher and made it a point to explain the reasoning behind some of techniques we used in the kitchen. Thank you, Chef Danielle, for sharing your expertise and knowledge with the group. We will definitely book her again for future events.
Nita Brazzell
There are truly not enough words to express my gratitude and utter satisfaction with Chef Danielle! From the first conversation to the last, I was very impressed with the Chef. She was extremely easy to engage and made the planning process so simply easy. Once I shared information about our dinner event and my guests, Chef designed a menu perfect for the occasion. The presentation of the food was very nice and the taste far exceeded my expectations! Every dish from start to finish was one remarkable experience after another. From the Southern Garden Salad with Lemon Sweet Tea Vinaigrette to the Buttermilk Aged Cheddar Scallion Biscuits to the Smoked Gouda Potatoes to the Southern Smothered Lobster Tail to the Rosemary Dijon Honey Bourbon Glazed Lollipops – simply delicious! And I of course have to mention dessert – Black Magic Cupcakes with candied pecans and salter caramel. Chef Danielle is the consummate professional with a quiet perfect charm. She made the evening of my husband’s birthday celebration worth the trip to San Diego from Bakersfield. Thank you Chef for an amazing experience!
Jess Levine
I emailed 4 different chefs to start my research for my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. Once Chef Danielle contacted me, I immediately stopped communicating with the 3 other chefs. I didn’t have to look any further! Chef Danielle is personable, creative, punctual, flexible and also creates the most amazingly beautiful dishes. We had 11 adults at the table with different dietary needs. We had kosher family members as well as ones that don’t do so well with dairy. Chef Danielle knew exactly what our menu should look like as soon as we started talking. Chef Danielle made us a delicious salad followed by chilean sea bass in a delicious tomato caper sauce, beef tenderloin that melted in your mouth, dairy free risotto that tasted so rich it was hard to believe it was dairy free, roasted veggies, unreal cheddar & chive biscuits and 2 types of cupcakes. Not to mention, she left my kitchen spotless! I don’t know why you are still reading this, you should be contacting Danielle right now. We can’t wait to hire her again.
Nivi Peterson
Chef Danielle was amazing!! Of course she was professional and just a general great person to be around, but, the food was also DELICIOUS! Truly. I wish I could eat her food every day and I do not say that lightly. She worked with our group on allergies and general preferences and was in and out without a trace. It really felt like a privilege having the chance to hire her. I would definitely recommend.
Charlie Kettering
Chef Danielle Soto was incredible! Her food is fresh, organic and her preparations are amazing with taste sensations that completed our days with perfection. She creates delicious, innovative menus that were tailored to my family's desires. Her execution was flawless. AND she is professional and wonderful to have around your kitchen and home. Recommend her most highly!!
Ruben Elenes
Before we talk about Chef Danielle's cooking, I would like to express how personable she is! She was fully engaged and wanted to get to know everyone in the dinner party. She was open and shared with us her background. We had an amazing wonderful time! Now onto her cooking! She has her own garden, need I say more? Her passion fruit vinigrette?!!! The flat bread pizza, filet mignon, and desserts were on point! Nom Nom Nom!!! Thank you so much Chef Danielle!