Jessica Brunelli

Hello! My name is Jessica Brunelli. I am currently living in the Bay area but have worked in kitchens up and down the California Coast.

After spending 10 years in restaurants I decided it was time to branch out on my own and practice my art in a more personalized way.

Coming from an Italian household, I was made to entertain.

Our house was always full of people coming to dinner, even if we didn’t know they were. Luckily, my dad made enough food to feed the entire street almost every night and my mom’s beautifully set tables would rival any event coordinanter.

Food is in our blood and I am lucky to carry on the craft. Armed with generations of family recipes, mixed with my own learned experience in restaurants from the Bay Area to Orange County, I’m here to share my passion and traditions with you.

Are you looking for a Private Chef?

Luke Y.
Luke Y.
2020-11-18
Verified
Jessica was amazing! We did a date night for my partner’s birthday and Jessica made us an amazing Mediterranean meal with some appetizers, lamb chops, and an amazing baklava! She was super responsive and very accommodating during the planning phases and even friendlier when she arrived. We would welcome her into our home anytime, not only because the food was great, but also because she was great company. In fact, we’re already booking her for additional dates! I highly recommend!
Jonell S.
Jonell S.
2020-11-13
Verified
Jessica is professional, creative and her food is amazing! From the food, to the table and service you won’t be disappointed. Let her know what you want and she will make it happen!
Robin O.
Robin O.
2020-11-12
Verified
My Girlfriends and I rented a cabin in Tahoe for three days for a getaway, we hired Jessica to provide all meal planning and shopping. What an amazing food experience! Her creativity not only in her meal planning but also her presentation was first class yet comfortable. Her meals were delicious. She too is a delight. She is bright and articulate. A breath of fresh air! We can’t wait to do it again. Thank you Chef Jessica, you made this truly special!!
Serena M.
Serena M.
2020-11-11
Verified
Working with Ms. Brunelli has been nothing but absolute bliss. Not only does she radiate a constant positive energy, she also invests majority or her personal time making sure each of those individuals she encounters to feel comfortable and acknowledged.
Jacquelyn W.
Jacquelyn W.
2020-11-10
Verified
Jessica was amazing! The table she set for my small dinner party was gorgeous and the food she made for us was delicious! She was so professional and I could tell she was working hard! I would definitely recommend her for and catering needs and would hire her again!
Lori D.
Lori D.
2020-11-10
Verified
Chef Jess provided a wonderful experience for our special family dinner for nine. From the table settings, including flowers, to the wonderful appetizer, meal and dessert, we thoroughly enjoyed everything. She was a consummate professional throughout. I would highly recommend Chef Jess to anyone.
Nina H.
Nina H.
2020-10-27
Verified
Jessica exceeds all expectations! She was the first to respond to my inquiry. After researching we decided on her, and what a treat! My sister and I hired her to cook an in home meal for my parent's 30th anniversary. It was a surprise for my mom and Jessica did not disappoint! She answered any of my ridiculous questions promptly and was fantastic at accommodating all requests. My sister and I have many years in the service industry so we were very particular with what we wanted. Jessica works with in your budget and is honest about what she can work with. Not only is her customer service an absolute delight but her food is MMMMM DELICIOUS! She completely understood what we wanted and needed while "wining and dining" my parents. Jessica is very personable, and the experience she provides is outstanding. This was our first time having a chef cook in home, so it was important for us to have someone welcoming. We will definitely be hiring her again! Thank you Jessica!
Jc L.
Jc L.
2020-10-07
Verified
Jessica was on point! She was easy to work with and very responsive. She created a great 4 course menu for my wife and I for our anniversary. The food was delicious and she helped create great ambience by adding some small touches to our dinner. I will hire her again soon for sure.
Stephanie I.
Stephanie I.
2020-08-30
Verified
This was an outstanding experience. Jessica was great on so many levels. The food was creative and delicious. Her menu was so yummy and personalized. I would definitely hire her again. All 5 courses were delightful and we ALL loved our meal ❤️. Thank you!
Sagari R.
Sagari R.
2020-08-15
Verified
Jessica was really easygoing and fun to work with. She came up with a great menu for my appetizer-only birthday evening for a small group, accommodating all my dietary restrictions. Given Covid times, I had her bring the pre prepared food and she plated it beautifully at my place. Also made a delicious cake.