About Kevin

Having been in the food and restaurant industry for over 25 years, my love for food truly began as a young boy in my grandmother’s kitchen in New Mexico.  Observing her and my parent’s unique expertise in that area, I quickly began to appreciate the exciting art of cooking. It’s the primary influence in my life as a chef, it determined who I am and the food I cook.

Growing up in southern California is where I was introduced to finer foods in life, when my father worked at some of the most prestigious restaurants and yacht clubs in Newport Beach, California.

After many years of preparing dishes for family and friends, I made the decision to perfect my own culinary talent.  I enrolled at the Arizona Culinary Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona where I completed my degree in 2007.

During my term at the Culinary Institute, I was awarded the Gold Medalist Winner of the Arizona Skills Competition.  Being in the hospitality industry for 27 years I acquired invaluable experience within ‘the front and back of the house’ as is known in the business, in addition to having the pleasure of working with some of the ‘big name’ chefs in the valley.


Enjoy your company and let your Personal Chef cater your event.

In the friendly atmosphere of your rental, office or home, your Personal Chef will develop a simple yet refined and inventive menu exclusively for you.

His cuisine will be based on the local fresh produce used to cook healthy, honest meals that take your wishes and dietary preferences into account.

The Chef arrives at your residence prior to your event, having already purchased and prepared all the necessary ingredients beforehand.

Menu Consulting

Tableside Gourmet, along with the team, offers culinary and hospitality services. We can customize your menu based on seasonality, sourced produce and dietary restrictions.

The Process

  • Discover
  • Plan
  • Design
  • Organize
  • Execute

Planning Your Next Event?

We want you to focus on being the host. Leave all the back end details to us.  Our goal is for you to be the talk of the town.