king crab legs with lemon and basil butter


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Winter al Mare

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King Crab Legs with Basil Butter

king crab leg, basil, lemon, butter

White Wine Steamed Clams

clam, parsley, shallot, lemon, butter, white wine, cayenne, onion powder

Burrata Bar

burrata, fig, bresaola(beef), apple, crackers, baguette, walnut, rosemary

Family Style

Arugula & Pickled Shallots

arugula, radicchio, shallot, red wine vinegar, honey, sumac

Tuna with Chickpeas & Tomatoes

tuna, tomato, garbanzo, thyme, lemon, urfa, onion powder

Purples & Greens

red cabbage, swiss chard, scallion, spinach, lemon

Orecchiette Alla Norma

eggplant, tomato, prosciutto, orecchiette pasta, parsley, garlic, cayenne, onion powder 


Panna Cotta

orange, date, honey, yogurt, milk, solstice blend, allspice, gelatin 

So-Cal Citrus

oranges, grapefruit, kumquat, pomegranate, walnut, basil, sumac


Negroni Bar

gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, prosecco, Suze liqueur, Lillet Blanc, orange, lemon, nutmeg, star anise

Select this menu to view all dish options, then customize it to meet your preferences and needs.

Please enjoy $100 off gatherings of 12 people or more. Discount automatically applied.

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Hosting made easy with a Culinista chef.

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  • Choose your Menu

    Select a menu, then customize it to fit your preferences and needs. See sample menus below.

  • Share the Details

    Tell us your vision, and we'll match you with the ideal Culinista chef. Don't have all the details yet? We're flexible, so you can be, too.

  • Sit Back and Relax

    Your Culinista chef will arrive with groceries and handle the prep, cooking, serving, and clean up while you enjoy time with your guests.

Our Menus

Our menus are vibrant, seasonal, and infinitely customizable.

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Culinista® Chefs

Culinista chefs hail from top restaurants around the country. They help celebrate our culinary methods and approach to hospitality.

  • Thoroughly Vetted

    All Culinista chefs come highly referred and must pass a background check and a cooking interview.

  • Professionally Trained

    Culinista chefs have graduated from top culinary schools and worked in the best restaurants.

  • Perfectly Paired

    We handpick the best chefs for you based on their skills and your needs.


Party Like a Culinista

Whether you’re hosting your partner or a group of ten, these keys ensure the atmosphere is comfortable and the meal is memorable. Get more tips in our Ultimate Guide to Hosting.

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Gatherings FAQ

Our services also include chefs for weekly meal prep, cooking classes, and seasonal & long term needs.

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