Quality Ingredients. Quality People. Quality Time
Chef D.J. Mendivel is here to design your personal menu, for your needs using seasonal & locally sourced ingredients. I'm a classically trained chef with over 17 years of restaurant experience. I decided to offer restaurant quality meals and service in the comfort of your own home, vacation rental or business.
FINE DINING EXPERIENCE
Leave it to me!
I'll handle everything from start to finish. The fine dining experience includes groceries, beverages, preparation of 5 course meal and cleanup. This package usually takes more prep time.
CASUAL DINING EXPERIENCE
Great for Families!
This is the most bang for your buck. Impressive meals with less frills than the fine dining experience. Served family style. All packages include groceries and beverage options. Highly recommend!
Most Important Meal!
Let me help you start your day right with a delicious breakfast or stunning brunch. Fresh berries, perfectly cooked eggs and bottomless mimosas are just a few great reasons to book now.
No need to learn French!
Would you like to learn some tricks of the trade? I absolutely love to cook and teaching others comes naturally. I'll break down up to 3 dishes from start to finish. You may cook along or have a glass of wine and enjoy the show.
Weather permitting. Charred vegetables, flame grilled meat and a cold beverage make everything better. This rustic option is super beautiful and packed with bright flavors. Whether on the beach, at the park or in your backyard I am always happy when I'm grilling.
Want to learn more about my services? Contact me today. We want to make your next event a hit!
CASUAL DINING MENU
GET IN TOUCH
Reservations, Questions, Comments or Special Requests? I’d love to hear from you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out today. Text, Call, Email or Message me directly from the site! For availability visit calendar.com/chefmendivel or just click the link.
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
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.
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
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
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
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IS THERE A SET MENU?
There will be a set menu starting April 1st 2022. Our menus are what we always have to offer but we are open to preparing whatever you set your mind to. Produce is picked at the peak of freshness and flavor by local farmers who I'm lucky to call friends. Seafood is also seasonal to deliver the best product possible and ensure sustainability across all species. Chicken, Lamb, Beef, Pork, Shrimp and some Fish are always available.
IS THERE EXTRA COST FOR ALLERGIES OR DIETARY RESTRICTIONS?
No. Never! My goal is nourishment and a positive experience. The menu is tailored specifically to you.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
The price includes groceries, beverages, gas, labor and cleanup.
ANY TAXES OR FEES?
No taxes. The price is agreed upon before service. Milage is free up to 50 miles. After that it is 75¢ a mile. Specialty items may cost more.
HOW IT WORKS!
Check our availability to find a date that works best for you. Call, email, text or contact me through the website. Once in contact we will create the menu and discuss scheduling. Every contract requires at least 2 hours shopping and prep time. 50% deposit required to hold a date. 24 hr notice required.
DO I NEED TO HAVE A BIG FANCY KITCHEN?
Nope! I love cooking everywhere. All we ask is that it is safe and clean.
For parties of 10 or more we charge per person. For parties of less than 10 we charge hourly. Both prices are determined by the menu.
Menu Creation/Shopping/Prep/Cook time/Cleanup
Pricing starts at $50 per hour. The price includes Food (groceries), beverages, wine pairings, shopping, labor and cleanup of my workspace. The price of every contract is different and will be agreed upon before I begin. I base the price per hour on how long it will take, price of groceries and number of people enjoying the meal. Cooking Classes start at $100 per person.