Chef James
Santa Barbara
Premier Culinary Experience

Providing Custom Meals for All Occasions Since 1999
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A Health-Conscious Chef
You Can Ever Ask For

Securing a personal chef for your vacation or event might prove challenging, especially when ensuring delightful dining experiences for your cherished guests stands as a paramount task.

I go by the name of Chef James Adams, and I specialize in the realm of private culinary services. My discreet services encompass a spectrum of culinary offerings ranging from meticulous meal preparations and thoughtfully curated box lunches to elaborate party platters and seamless event coordination.

Beyond that, I extend my expertise to catering intimate vacation getaways and cozy dinner gatherings, all with the primary aim of satisfying both your palate and the appetites of your loved ones.
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Mediterranean and Plant-Based Cuisine

My culinary prowess gleams as keenly as a chef's knife, honed over three decades of immersive experience spanning French, American Riviera, Mediterranean, and plant-based cuisines. A tapestry of flavors and techniques is at my fingertips.

With established partnerships with local farmers and markets, I deliver an array of farm-to-table delights, ensuring your table is adorned with authentic, freshly harvested ingredients. The essence of each dish embodies the locality and freshness of its origins.

My commitment extends beyond taste alone. I am a Certified Food Safety Manager
, I prioritize both the quality and safety of ingredients. Every element I employ in my creations is not only tantalizing to the palate but also upholds the highest standards of hygiene and freshness, allowing you to savor with confidence.
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  • Arugula With Peaches, Endive, Walnuts, Goat Cheese and Puréed Peach Dressing
  • Roasted Balsamic Red Onions With Arugula Greens, Walnut and Pomegranate Salsa With Goat Cheese
  • Watercress, Cherries, Roasted Acorn Squash Almonds and Lemon Miso Dressing
  • Kale Salad With Carrot, Bell Pepper, Parsley, Nuts, Seeds, Dried Fruit and Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette
  • Citrus Salad With Avocado, Endive, Mint, Macadamia Nuts and Orange Flower Vinaigrette
  • Dandelion Salad With Roasted Rainbow Carrots, Potatoes and Lemon Tahini Dressing
  • Raw Beet and Celery Root Salad With Horseradish, Arugula, Lemon Zest and Sesame Seeds
  • Shaved Brussels Sprouts With Pine Nuts, Pecorino Cheese and Sun-dried Cherry Vinaigrette

Enjoy Different Menus According to Your Palate

"Amazing Chef to work with and design a perfect dinner party for my clients"
- Robbie S.

"What a great experience having healthy food in my kitchen"
- Rosie O.
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Vegetable Entrees

  • Roasted Delicata Squash With Asparagus, Arugula and Pomegranate Salsa
  • Beluga Lentils, Acorn Squash and Ratatouille With Micro Greens
  • Roasted Cauliflower Steak on Black Lentils With Currents and Caper/Dill Pesto With Micro Greens
  • Corn Cake on Zucchini Noodles With Roasted Tomato Sauce and Arugula Greens 
  • Seasonal  Farmers Market Vegetables Oven Roasted with Forbidden Black Rice and Turmeric Sauce With Salsa Verde
  • Purple Potatoes With Coconut Milk, Seared Tofu, Roasted Broccoli and Lemon Miso Dressing
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Protein Entrees

  • California Bluefin Tuna With Forbidden Black Rice, Mango Salsa and Sautéed Asparagus Spinach with Green Onions
  • Roasted Mary’s Chicken Breast With Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes, Fried Oyster Mushrooms and Sautéed Swiss Shard
  • Hurst Ranch Filet Mignon Sautéed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Spinach Chard and Mushrooms With Chimichurri Sauce
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Spanish Menu

  • Valencia Salad of Organic Baby Lettuces, Sliced Oranges, Almonds, Manchego Cheese and Dates With a Sherry Vinaigrette
  • Fried Cauliflower With Salsa Verde, Capers, Anchovies, Parsley, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice 
  • Bomba Paella, Chicken, Jumbo Shrimp, Clams, Chorizo Sausage, Peas and Bell Peppers With Paprika
  • Roasted Pears With Dried Apricots and Pistachios, White Wine, Ground Cardamom and Lemon Juice
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Italian Menu

  • Tomato Olive Crostini With Grilled Bread, Buratta Cheese and Pesto
  • Handmade Tagliatelle Pasta With Bolognese Sauce, Slow Cooked Beef and Pork With Sofritto, Tomato and a Touch of Cream
  • Tri Color Salad, Ridiccio, Arugula and Endive With Parmesan and Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Molten Chocolate Hazelnut Cake With Mascarpone Whipped Cream and Local Strawberries 

Let me Cater Your Next Party or Event!

Call (805) 698 - 7464 to place an order.
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