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“We recently had the pleasure of having Chef Joshua cook a romantic dinner for the two of us. After giving him an idea of our favorite foods, he created a delicious and imaginative menu for a five course dinner. The food was not only fresh and wonderfully flavorful, but his sourcing of local, organic ingredients was especially thoughtful and made everything extra special.
Joshua freshly prepared and cooked right in front of us, explaining as he went along. His bright personality and easy-going attitude coupled with years of experience made for an all-around tremendous experience. You could truly tell he loved what he was doing and it showed in the food.
We really can’t say enough about that dinner – which easily ranks as our best ever. We would highly recommend Joshua for any special occasion.”
-Dave and Staci
“My family was lucky to find Josh Alkire over 3 years ago. I was looking for a personal chef when I found out I was pregnant for the 3rd time. I suffered from preeclampsia with my first 2 babies and had to go on a strict no salt diet with the 3rd pregnancy. Josh came into my home twice a week to prepare meals for my entire family which included two small children at that time, myself and my husband. Josh would email me a menu and I would either okay it or tweak it depending on what my kids and husband wanted to eat for that week. Josh was not only fantastic in cooking me wonderful meals that met my specific dietary needs but also he kept the entire household happy with his wonderful dishes. We enjoyed his cooking so much that we asked him to stay after I delivered a healthy baby. Josh was with us over 3 years until he had to move from the area. Our entire family was so sorry to lose him when he moved back to San Diego! People have asked me what is the best part of having a personal chef and I tell them that there are many reasons. First, we live a very busy lifestyle, but having Josh we did not have to eat fast foods or suffer from having a poor diet. I always have fresh fruit, fresh vegetables at my disposal along with a variety of healthy, tasty dishes. Even after a long busy day of school and after school activities, I can pull a wonderful healthy meal out of the refrigerator and on the table in 5 minutes. This also was wonderful in that if my son or daughter had an early midweek game, I could feed them a nutritious meal before they played. Second, when my 3rd baby was moving to baby food Joshua would cook me super nutritious baby food. I had fresh sweet potatoes, apple and pear puree, zucchini and a variety of other food to feed her during the week. Third, we could tailor our menus to exactly what we wanted to eat for that week. We had total control over what we wanted. Some weeks we were more fish oriented or low carbs, to just a meat and potatoes week. The variety was wonderful and that is what kept us happy for such a long period of time. Josh’s food was outstanding. It was cooked just to our liking. Finally, Josh is not only an outstanding chef but he has a wonderful personality. The kids loved having him in our home and he was so easy to work with too. We greatly miss him. I would recommend Josh to anyone interested in a personal chef. You won’t find one better.”
“I met Josh through a colleague of mine who was raving about having restaurant quality meals cooked right in her home for a song. So I hired him. Josh is one of those rare chefs who can make a dish taste better than you think it should taste – given what it is. In my experience, eating at some of the best restaurants around San Francisco (and elsewhere), this is not as common a talent as one might think. The best part, with Josh, is that he’ll gladly teach you how to do it, too. In fact, he has a gift for teaching in general and also happens to be a really really nice guy. So my father and I hired him a few times to teach us certain dishes. It was a blast. We’ve also recommended him for dinner parties and the hosts were absolutely delighted with how it turned out. It seems this one man show can do no wrong.”
“I was immediately struck Josh’s natural ability to entertain and put everyone at ease while he effortlessly prepared several dishes at once –all the while sharing his cooking tips and philosophy of food and good times being necessary ingredients for life. At the end of the first class, when I finally got to sample what he was making, I knew I had encountered a world-class talent. Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to try out many of Josh’s own creations, and each dish he comes up with has a uniqueness to it that is difficult to describe. From his mind-blowing Cassoulet to his BBQ Pork Burritos, there has never been something that doesn’t leave you with a warm, happy, incredibly satisfied feeling…a rather impressive feat in my mind. Josh’s focus on healthy eating has also been a particular interest for me, as I’ve come to learn you don’t need to give up taste to enjoy a healthy diet. In fact, you don’t need to give up anything…except for the idea that any old chef can do what Josh does. Because few, if any, can.”