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We're Growing!

Chef Mendivel has decided to greatly expand our operations and the scope of our capabilities. We are reopening the Culinary Center in Lincoln City Mon-Wed for cooking classes, community outreach and so much more. We will be offering the space for events as well. Brulee will be open Thur-Sat from 6-9pm. Catering will be offered by Brulee. Chef DJ will continue to take Private Chef clients as long as possible. All services subject to availability and reservations are required. We have been so blessed in this community and we want to continue to give back as much as possible.

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Culinary Center - Brulee - Private Chef

Deposit Required for Most Services


Private Chef

Chef D.J. loves cooking for private groups. Great for private parties and families. Includes Charcuterie, Salad, Appetizer, Main Course with 2 Sides and Dessert. Beverage Pairings are available upon request. The prices for this option range from 75-200/person and  is for groups with 1-12 guests.

I've been working as a Personal Chef for 2 years. I worked in the restaurant industry for over 17 years with the majority of that in the kitchen. I am a classically trained and certified Chef de Cuisine with a focus in global hospitality. I am lucky to have very gracious mentors and a family to keep my skills sharp.



Voted "Best Caterer" for 2022 in Lincoln County by the 'NewsGuard'. Let Catering by Brulee help make your next event a HIT! Subject to availability. Pricing starts at 50/person and is based on the menu requested. Beverages or Bartender service available upon request. This option is for groups of 12-250 guests.

We want all of our customers to experience the impressive level of professionalism when working with Catering by Brulee. All of our services, especially this one, exist to make your life easier and stress free. You can trust us to supply you with the best products, as well as top quality customer service.


Fine Dining Thursday - Saturday 6-9pm

The restaurant will open June 22nd 2023. Our goal is the share the bounty of the beautiful Pacific Northwest and showcase local Farmers, Ranchers, Fisherman, Chefs and all the other local suppliers we have built relationships with over the years.

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Culinary Arts Center

Knowledge is power. Food is life.
We offer classes, demonstrations, training, exclusive events and community outreach. We will offer something for everyone. The goal is to learn and have fun with food.
Hours: Monday - Wednesday from 11am-4pm.

Fun for all ages!

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Opening June 22nd!

Brulee offers a Fine Dining Menu that showcases all the Pacific Northwest has to offer. All ingredients are sourced ethically and as local as possible. We are located in the Lincoln City Culinary Center at 801 SW HWY 101. Suite 401

We are open Thursday-Saturday from 6-9 pm by RESERVATION ONLY.

The space can also be reserved for Events and Parties. Subject to availability.

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Culinary Center-6/21/23


Quality, Respect and Learning are in everything we do because we want to create a culture around food that we can be proud of and share with others. Community outreach, education and training will be a our main focus with The Culinary Center and will be open
Mon-Wed from 11-4 to take reservations for classes and other activities, answer any questions or just show you around. Events and Parties are welcome to use the space and enjoy the amazing views and state of the art facility. Contact us with this form. Email and Phone are fine as well.

801 SW HWY 101 Suite 401

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Wow. While in Lincoln City visiting my cousin I was introduced to a new idea that would change the way we would “eat out” while on the coast. A personalized meal cooked for you in your own kitchen by a great chef. What a great evening watching Chef DJ and his wife, Sarah, create the best meal you could imagine for a great price. If your looking for an experience like no other, from the first bite to the last your not going to regret this evening at home with family and friends. Thanks Chef Mendivel for a wonderful experience, oh and they did the dishes too.Robert Heater 12/8/21 

Robert Heater

Chef DJ, is just a gift. So thankful to have someone like him to help with entertaining. He has put on two wonderful dinners for us and our guests/family. Not only fabulous meals, he’s a pleasure to have in our home. Thank you.

Rebecca Daniels

I hired chef D J Mendivel for a small family gathering around the holidays and it couldn't of gone better. He arrived on time, was extremely professional and nice, cook some amazing foo, and cleaned everything before leaving for the night. I would highly recommend to anyone for a special occasion.12/29/21

Quinten M.

5 star rating. Thank you for the awesome vegan meal experience. This chef is great. I would recommend this man to anyone! 12/14/2021

Daniel C

We have worked with Chef DJ twice hosting private parties and couldn't be happier. Super easy to work with, great menu planning and the meals are outstanding. From the charcuterie to desert each bite gets better. He arrives on time, brings his own equipment and cleans the kitchen on the way out. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him or use his services again. You won't be disappointed.10/15/2021

Paul D

Have feedback you’d like to share with us? Don’t hesitate to reach out, we’d love to hear it.

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