Chef Lydia’s passion to create and serve fine cuisine was evident when she cooked her first meal with her father, Jeffrey, at the age of six. Simply making food was not enough her young heart - creating a memorable experience around the dinner table gave her far more joy. Throughout her school-age years, she continued to pursue crafting culinary excellence at home until she made the decision to enroll in the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco in 2003. She worked alongside world class instructors and graduated into an internship at the Ritz Carlton Pasadena under Craig Strong (now Executive Chef at Studio in Laguna Beach.) Soon after her return to the Bay Area, she gleaned further experience at The Blackhawk Grille in Danville. After toiling over the idea of opening a restaurant, her father suggested that she consider private catering services. Born out of a kindred relationship between father and daughter, Lydia’s fourteen years of experience have culminated in the exceptional cuisine that Jeffrey’s provides at every event, for every client. It is her desire to impart the same feeling of warmth and amicable camaraderie through the food - and people - around you.
 

Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper. Everything can have drama if it’s done right. Even a pancake.
— Julia Child