Lajollacooks4u has achieved another major milestone this month: we’re celebrating 10 years in business!
The company came into fruition after Chef Jodi experienced her first cooking class in the home of another self-taught chef in Umbria, Italy. In the two days she spent there, she was completely transfixed by the warmth and comfort of the intimate Umbrian home. And learning the chef’s family recipes in a natural, hands-on environment heightened her passion for food and cooking more than she would have ever thought possible.
A few days later, Chef Jodi had an epiphany: she, too, could offer the same home-cooking experience out of her home in La Jolla, California. After all, the Italian-inspired villa she shared with her husband would serve as the perfect location for an intimate, yet elegant, gourmet foodie escape.
With the help of her supportive family, Lajollacooks4u opened its doors in 2008. Now, ten years later, business is thriving and we’re one of the top attractions in southern California. In fact, we’ve received Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence three years in a row and have received over 250 five-star reviews on the site! We also recently expanded our service offering to include team-building events and corporate cooking challenges of all sizes — a move that has attracted guests from all over the world.
“I’m so thrilled with the success we’ve achieved over the last decade,” Chef Jodi said. “From where we started – with no marketing budget – to where we are now, is just incredible.”
We look forward to many more anniversary celebrations in the future as our footprint continues to grow as a leader in team-building events and corporate cooking challenges. Thank you for all of your support!