Karla Oliveira Caterer and Private Chef

4.5 (34)
From Santa Cruz, CA
SinceApril, 2022

My name is Karla Oliveira, and I have been working as a private Chef and Caterer for nearly three decades. I am passionate about catering and always strive to make any event memorable. With a variety of kitchen services available, we are the perfect match for your home needs. Our forte and passion lie in catering, followed by personal chef services for daily fresh meals. We also offer a weekly, biweekly, or monthly Fridge Fairy service that can help simplify your grocery shopping. We will clean your fridge, wash all your produce and cook your meals for the week. Call us to learn more about our services at 8312475750.

As a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and from the Cuisine Chef and Cordon Bleu in Paris, I have honed my skills from my travels around the world learning different techniques and new recipes. My experience working for various successful companies in the country and being a business owner for many years in Santa Cruz has allowed me to develop a solid reputation in the industry.

I am passionate about a healthy lifestyle and enjoy helping my clients cook healthy food while maintaining the great taste. Providing organic products and a wide variety of vegetables and fruits is essential to a wholesome diet, which is why I always seek to source the best ingredients around California.

It gives me great satisfaction to provide excellent service and see my clients enjoy my food. Namaste 🙏🏼
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Service as described 5.0
Communication 3.6
Punctuality 4.8
On my fortieth birthday, my husband left me pleasantly surprised by hosting an awesome meal. The cherry on top was Karla, who visited our home to prepare the most mouth-watering six-course meal alongside my husband. Every new dish was more delicious than the previous one with fresh and perfectly prepared ingredients. Besides, Karla's personality was amicable, and she even paid attention to the smallest details--flowers for me and jelly beans for the kids. Undoubtedly, we would suggest her to our friends and colleagues, and we can't wait to work with her again for our next significant event.
March 10, 2023
Karla and her team were absolutely amazing! Despite the challenging requests due to various dietary restrictions, Karla seamlessly crafted an unforgettable meal and experience for our mother's 70th birthday. To top it all off, she also prepared my mother's favorite cake which turned out to be the best dessert any of us had ever tasted! I highly recommend Karla's services without hesitation - a perfect 10 out of 10!
February 16, 2023
Karla was simply amazing! If I could, I would rate her 10 stars! From beginning to end, Karla and Dan exhibited remarkable professionalism, kindness, and attention to detail. The menu was exceptional, and the presentation on my mother's heirloom China was simply stunning. There is no need to search any further; this is the personal chef team you've been looking for! Highly recommended! Many thanks to Karla and Dan.
February 7, 2023
Karla and Danny are an amazing duo! We were so thrilled to have Karla prepare a birthday dinner for my wife. As first-time customers of a personal chef service, we were seeking a unique experience, and that's exactly what we got. Karla dazzled us with five courses of gourmet cuisine that were absolutely fantastic in both taste and presentation. She and Danny were punctual and arrived with a delightful bouquet of sunflowers for my wife - such a thoughtful touch. The meal was specially tailored to our family of four's dietary requirements, and it was way better than going to a restaurant. It was a treat to watch Karla and Danny work in perfect harmony in the kitchen as if they were dancing. We were able to observe them prepare the meal while engaging in great conversations. We appreciated the personal interaction we had with them. The dinner concluded with a heavenly dessert, complete with a birthday candle Karla brought for my wife, and the kitchen was left spotless. This is an experience that our family will cherish forever. Thank you, Karla and Danny, for the delicious meal and unforgettable memories. We highly recommend Karla for anyone looking for an exceptional personal chef.
December 18, 2022
Karla and her team were exceptional. They arrived promptly, commandeered my kitchen, and dazzled our group of 25 guests with their skills. The cuisine was delectable, and their display and meticulousness were extraordinary. They also effortlessly baked a few dishes a guest brought with them. I strongly suggest working with Karla and her team and cannot wait to collaborate with them again - a complete pleasure!
June 20, 2022