mise en place

Personal Chefs & Catering

“After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s relatives.”
– Oscar Wilde

mise en place (meez ahn plahs): a culinary process in which ingredients are prepared and organized (as in a restaurant kitchen) before cooking.

We’re out to do fine dining differently. mise en place was born from an enthusiasm to bring the restaurant experience directly to you. We’re a personal chef and special event catering company based in both the Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay Area. We’re obsessed with careful preparation and thoughtful execution in your home or venue of choice. Our chefs have spent decades working in the world’s most well-known and highly regarded restaurants, including those who’ve earned Bib Gourmand up on to 3 stars by Michelin and ranked in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

We provide chefs, and our entire team with meaningful work and share a vision rooted in hospitality — and you’ll taste it in our food. We are committed to treating everyone with kindness, and that extends beyond our clients to our chefs, partners, purveyors, and anyone we interact with.

Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, an anniversary celebration, a wedding, or a casual dinner party, we aim to provide a thoughtfully executed experience. For us, it’s about the details, and we strive to provide an experience that you’ll never forget.

“Mise en place is the religion of all good cooks.”
— Anthony Bourdain

purveyors are the ones who grow, raise, catch, harvest and forage the food we serve and we’re incredibly fortunate to have access to their products, and through our long standing relationships, we’re able to provide our clients with the best ingredients possible.

Browne Trading Co. | Flannery Beef | Liberty Duck Farms | Peads & Barnetts | Water2Table | TwoXSea | Four Star Seafood | Dirty Girl Produce | Mikuni Wild Harvest | Frog Hollow Farms | Half Moon Bay Wasabi | Harry’s Berries | San Francisco & Los Angeles Farmers Markets