Albert J. Hernandez The Untamed Chef

4.9 (215)
From Stockton, CA
SinceMay, 2022

Clients have been telling me that I'm not a good fit, but don't hesitate to reach out to me via email. I'm actively working on this with CrackerJack and can assure you that I'm the best fit for you. In fact, I'm the 2015-2016 Best Chef in California and the current 2023 CrackerJack Top Pro Best Chef in CA, with 48 cooking awards earned over my 15-year career. I've trained at some of the best Michelin restaurants and earned 100+ five-star reviews. I specialize in Nouvelle Latin Fusion Cuisine with a Comfort Approach and aim to create the ultimate culinary experience for all of my clients. Using only the best quality ingredients, I bring all of the food, table settings, and more to craft a menu that will be an unforgettable experience. Contact me soon as I book up quickly on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Service as described 4.9
Communication 4.9
Punctuality 4.9
Chef Hernandez surpassed all expectations during our private dinner in Tahoe. He went above and beyond by personally curating a menu that accommodated everyone's individual needs and preferences. Guests were thrilled when they learned of our private chef and raved about the exquisite menu beforehand, making the event even more exciting. Chef Hernandez arrived promptly with his assistant and all necessary equipment - including distinctive plates which added a lavish touch. His professionalism and talent were truly amazing, leaving every single guest in awe of his culinary prowess. Beyond the exceptional food, Chef Hernandez provided a unique and captivating experience, incorporating theatrical elements such as liquid nitrogen and lighting. Not only was the meal delicious, but the entire evening was unforgettable. I would highly recommend Chef Hernandez to anyone seeking a truly remarkable and memorable dining experience. I, for one, look forward to the next opportunity to work with him.
March 5, 2023
On my birthday this year, my husband surprised me with a unique gift - a private dinner where a chef would come to our home and cook the food of my choice just for the two of us. I was intrigued by the idea and eagerly waited to see how it would unfold. Chef Albert called ahead to inquire about our food preferences and allergies. We informed him of our vegetarian diet and love for spicy food. On the day of the dinner, he arrived promptly at 5 PM with his fellow chef and began preparing the eight-course meal. He even printed a custom menu with my photo on it! From the homemade wild cranberry soda and appetizers to the Crème Brûlée Catalina dessert, every entrée was superb. The Farmers Market pizza was mouth-watering and the 14-layer Lasagna was delicious. The presentation was elegant, and Chef Albert explained each dish in detail, including the organic and fresh ingredients and homemade spices. Their efficiency and cleanliness were impressive, and we thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. We are grateful to Chef Albert for making our evening unforgettable with his phenomenal food and excellent service.
February 1, 2023
Wow, where do I begin? We booked Chef Albert for a private dining experience on New Year's Eve for four couples, and boy, did we get an unforgettable experience. Every course left us feeling like we were dining in a 3-star Michelin restaurant. The flavors, textures, smells, and presentation were all outstanding, and each dish had a unique and personal touch from Chef Albert. Halfway through our meal, Chef Albert surprised us with a live demonstration on how to make hand-made, house-pulled pappardelle pasta. We were blown away by the incredible taste of the dish. Chef Albert and his Sous Chef were professional, personable, and tons of fun. We highly recommend booking Chef Albert for a special occasion (even if you have to create one). This review only scratches the surface of what he has in store for you - we don't want to spoil all the surprises.
January 14, 2023
Our unforgettable 5 course dinner, crafted by the talented Chef Albert, left us and our dearest friends utterly impressed. To say that every aspect of the meal exceeded our expectations would be an understatement - the food itself was simply spectacular. Despite the written menu's attempt to mirror our shared travel experiences, the culinary masterpieces that graced our plates were beyond compare - each dish was a work of art. Witnessing Chef Albert's pasta-making and molecular gastronomic techniques only added to the unforgettable experience. Chef Albert's professionalism, expertise and fun-loving spirit were unmatched, and he and his son Adam were delightful additions to our home. It is with great enthusiasm that we recommend Chef Albert to our loved ones, and we sincerely hope to have him present for our future milestone celebrations. Thank you, Chef Albert, for creating an enchanting evening we will always cherish.
January 4, 2023
As a first-time private chef hire, I can confidently say that Chef Albert exceeded my expectations and made the experience completely worthwhile. Alongside two skilled assistants, Chef Albert exhibited impressive professionalism and expertise. He demonstrated mastery of his craft and truly made my proposal to my now-fiancé unforgettable, fulfilling his promise. The menu he curated was carefully crafted and catered to our preferences, resulting in delectable dishes that were worth every penny. Chef Albert's skills are unquestionable: you truly get what you pay for. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking an exceptional culinary experience and encourage all my family and friends to explore his talents.
December 18, 2022