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Thank you for your interest in Your Sous Chef.

We charge per person plus an 18% service fee which covers all food, service with server(s) if necessary, any plates, silverware or linen napkins needed, and cleanup.  
Gratuity is not included as we have left that up to our customers discretion. 

Our events consist of a 2-4 hour time range on average. Let us know if you anticipate the culinary team being there longer due to your itinerary as an additional fee may be required. 

Deposits are 100% refundable up until 30 days prior to the event. Deposits are 75% refundable from 29-7 days prior to the event. If it's within 7 days, it's non refundable.


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All services come with shopping included plus find out how we can help stock your kitchen.



In Home Personal Chef

Your Sous Chef is an in-home casual to gourmet chef service. We see each customer as unique, which is why all of our services can be completely personalized to fit specific needs and preferences. Browse through our comprehensive range of services below to learn more about what we can do for you. Or click the button to speak with the Chef directly.


You pick the price range and theme and I will develop a menu ranging from casual homestyle to Hors d'oeuvres and coursed out pairings. You can spend your time hosting and enjoying your family/friend's company without the hassles of shopping, cooking, serving, or cleaning.

Create your own ambiance with fine dining in the comforts of your own home. 

Service includes menu planning, shopping, food, in-home chef, serving and cleanup. You and your guests just sit back and enjoy a fresh, locally sourced, tasty and exceptional experience.


We specialize in providing the service you need to make your special day spectacular and memorable.


Put the cherry on top of your Ladies Weekend with a Dinner Party created specifically for Bachelorettes


Let me take over the grill at your next barbecue. I will grill some of your favorite recipes or you can try some of mine.


Wake up to a selection of brunch items including hot coffee  and %100 fresh squeezed orange juice . Brunch is served family style with a made to order omelette option.


This service offers a number of ways to assist you.
When the party is too big to manage yourself, I can help you plan, prep, and execute the perfect party. You finish the cooking, I'll get you all set up. You can be the star of the show.
Want to learn some Italian cooking? Gourmet? Homestyle? Mexican? Your Sous Chef will walk you through as much of the process as you would like to learn.
These interactive sessions are great for anyone wanting to take their cooking level up a notch as well as guests simply looking to have a wonderful time while learning some culinary skills.


Treat someone special to a romantic candlelight dinner at home. Ideal for anniversaries, birthdays or newlyweds.


Take a vacation for a week right in your own home! Take time off from cooking, cleaning and shopping. Makes a great gift!


Great for holiday parties, business openings, networking events, class and family reunions or just enjoying the company of your closest friends. Price according to hors d'oeuvres, appetizer, entree, cheeses, desserts and wines selected.


Available for your traveling needs. Island hopping on your yacht? Renting a villa abroad or vacation home in the states? If you have kitchen I will travel!


We want all of our customers to experience the impressive level of professionalism when working with Your Sous Chef. All of our services, especially this one, exist to make your life easier and stress free. Let us know how we can help gear you up for your next family reunion, bachelor/bachlorette, birthday party or simply a fun work function!. You can trust us to supply you with the best products, as well as top quality customer service.

Want to learn more about our services? Contact us today. (760)880-9067 or



If you appreciate great food, enjoy personalized service and want more time for your busy schedule, a personal chef service is exactly what you need.

Hosting a dinner party, foodies, busy professionals, bachelorette parties, families on the go who want to save time and eat healthier, people with special dietary needs, seniors, new parents, people recovering from an injury, illness or pregnancy, people who do not like to cook or don't know how to, people who want restaurant quality meals without the hassle of driving, waiting in line or dealing with a particular ambiance, or people looking for a thoughtful special gift.

Explore the rest of our site to learn more about what we have to offer, and get in touch with any questions. Your Sous Chef is here for you.


Food has been a major part of my life since before I can remember. From being next to my Mom cooking her style which was Spanish with a huge French influence, to being next to my Grandma cooking Tex-Mex with a huge influence from the south, lil did I know it would further turn into a living.

I started as a steward back in 1996 while attending high school. After graduating, I met my wife and started a family. Of course being a young father, having a family to raise, I was unable to attend culinary school so I worked a lot of odd jobs. I worked at Jiffy Lube, Safeway, I did construction, valet parking. I was even a non emergency ambulance driver for a while. All the time I kept a part time job in the kitchen as my family was growing. In 2007, I was finally able to pursue my career full time. I've had the pleasure of working with some of the most talented chefs across the nation. Some of the places include, Loveland and Ft. Collins Colorado, Salina Kansas, St. George Utah, Tampa Florida, Yellowstone Club in Big Sky Montana, and of course our beautiful Coachella Valley here in Southern California.

As an Executive Chef and a Sous Chef over the years, I've worked on many special events and private parties. Now, having 4 beautiful kids, I am in a position where I can be there for them in a more significant role as well as continue on with my culinary passion.

As a personal Chef I am proud of what I do because I get to work directly with people and to me, food is not only a necessity, it also brings people together.

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These are a few of many. Check out yelp for more reviews

Chef Jacob was such a treat to have at my sister's Bachelorette Party! He was extremely professional and kind, very easy to coordinate with before officially booking him as well as once we had made the deposit. The best part, of course, was the food. We devoured it within minutes. Honestly probably the best mashed potatoes I've ever had. We elected to do family style and we all had a little bit of everything. Thank goodness we did because all the food we ate was top notch quality and so so tasty. He fed 14 pretty picky eaters like it was a piece of cake. Not to mention this was all in the most convenient spot--home! I would definitely book Chef Jacob again.

Molly from Yelp

I worked with Jacob to prepare a Surf & Turf dinner for our group of 12 people in June 2017 at a private residence that we had rented for the weekend. Jacob was incredibly responsive in all my communications with him, and very flexible in putting together a delicious menu that fit within our budget. He was also easily able to accommodate any dietary restrictions in our group. He was very prepared and coordinated with me to stop by the house the day before so he could make sure that the kitchen had all the tools he needed and all the appropriate serving dishes. He put together a three course meal for us, consisting of a spinach salad with goat cheese and beets, ribeye and lobster tail with roasted vegetables, and a decadent chocolate cake. Not only was the food delicious, but he also took the time to plate each individual course beautifully for each guest. Jacob was extremely professional in all of our interactions, and was very comfortable in the kitchen with our group asking him all about some of his cooking tips and tricks. I would absolutely recommend Jacob for any group event!   

KC Stumbaugh

Jacob Perez came in to cook brunch for an extremely hungover bachelor party group and essentially performed some miracles to get us back to our former statuses as functional parts of society. He came highly recommended and he did not disappoint. His entire staff were extremely nice and professional and the food was delicious. As an added bonus, they did not once comment on how disheveled we looked or the pungent aroma emanating from the living room where we all lounged around in various states of disrepair. 

I give Jacob my full recommendation for any activity that requires his culinary mastery. You will thank me after. 

Allison E. (5 star thumbtack review)

Was wonderful!!! Loved the scallops and perfect beef tenderloin. Would recommend for family trip or party!

Jan 14, 2018 Verified

Allison E.

Jackie V. (5 star Thumbtack review) 

I used Jacob for a special dinner event celebrating a very special person. Mr. Perez worked with me to create a special Menu for my guests, I had meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans all in attendance, and he made sure there was something for everyone. His professionalism, skills, and service was impeccable. His mouth watering Filet Mignon with red wine demi glace reduction, whipped potatoes & sautéed vegetables is nothing short of amazing-My absolute favorite! I highly recommend Chef Perez, and can not rave enough how spectacular his food & service is, and how beautiful the presentation was. I exclusively use Chef Perez for all of my events.

Nov 3, 2016

Jackie V.

(Yelp 5* Review from Jamielyn, Daughter of former MLB Coach Tom Gamboa)

A+++++ Jacob and his team catered my dad's 70th Birthday Party. It was 50's themed and he made sliders (the best sliders I have ever eaten) with really good beef, caramelized onions and this delicious sauce. He also did French fries and milk shakes for over 50 people. Everyone raves about the food and all asked for his info for there next party. Jacob from the beginning was super organized, fast and efficient. He made everything so easy and I could not be happier. We will be using him for every party we throw in the desert!

Jamielyn L.

(Yelp 5* review from Cyndi of Palm Desert)

Im so sorry that I did not post this sooner,  I can tell you this that EVERY day i think that i need to acknowledge  what a great guy Chef Jacob is and Your Sous Chef.... 
So here it is....

He Is  Amazing this guy  is the real deal, he is honest and genuine  cooks chops and works to your schedule  and does with what ever you want. I felt so comfortable from the get go and thats a plus. He delivered and was on time, looking very professional and prepared.

Chef Jacob came had the meal as agreed on target, chopped prepped  and severed us and  blessed us with an amazing time.  The scallops. the  salad and  prime rib was perfect and  a lovely presentation, it could not have been sweetener. Jacob also brought his sweet wife  who came and served and helped out, what a bonus.. One nice treat too, is that he brought his own plates and took them as well, so no clean up for the host.

We Will not hesitate  to use Chef  Jacob again. He is the perfect SOUS chef and I can not thank him  enough for his help on making a great dinner  for our dear friend Arnie 69th birthday..

On a side note Arnie died 4 days later  sadly, we find  comfort in the fact that he had a wonderful lovely favorite  meal in his own home with his dear family and friends.

Cyndi D.

We hired Chef Jacob for brunch for 8 people at an Airbnb in Palm Springs this Sunday, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience!  Jacob was prompt and responsive from the beginning, offering a variety of brunch menus to choose from, and he was very flexible and accommodating with our menu and add-on requests.  He is very professional yet easy going, and his wife was just as talented and fun! My girlfriends devoured the delicious Mexican Brunch they prepared, and we couldn't stop talking about how yummy all the food was. Jacob even baked us the best chocolate chip cookies as a surprise at the end, such a thoughtful touch. Our kitchen was clean and spotless after they left, they are the best!! Jacob/Your Sous Chef is definitely a Palm Springs staple for us moving forward.  Highly Recommend!!

Jennifer from Yelp



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La Quinta, Ca 92253
Palm Springs, Ca 92262
Campbell, Ca 95580
Johnstown, Co 80534

State of Florida, Nashville, Tn & Surrounding Areas

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