Private & Personal Chef Services by KT’s Kitchen

Why Not Hire Your Own Stinson Beach, Private Chef, Specializing in French-American Cuisine for Your Next Home, Office, Corporate, Holiday, or Special Event?

Locally Sourced × artistically Crafted with Passion


Introducing Bay Area, Stinson Beach's Private & Personal Chef,  KT’s Kitchen

Serving a Locally Grown, Organic, Franco-California Cuisine

KT’s Kitchen is a specialty private chef and green catering company based in Stinson Beach by San Francisco, CA, focused on local, organic food. I'm a real French Chef who blends a bit of California into my food. I'm the perfect partner to help you create a delicious and delightful dining experience. Let me cater to your needs. I believe that food can be therapeutic, especially when it comes from local, organic vegetables, dairies, meats and fish and other seafood here in Marin County.

Having lived in West Marin for over 14 years -- and prepared and served food at a host of community events for environmental, spiritual and community causes -- I know many of the farmers that grow some of the most tasty and healthy food in the world. Folks like  Mark Pasternak at Devils’ Gulch Ranch in Nicasio Valley, and Susan Martinelli and Warren Weber in Bolinas, and many more stewards of the land. And that's why I am a past supporter of Marin Organic.

Whether you are planning a wedding or a reception, a special dinner party, a birthday, or another special event, KT’s Kitchen offers you a complete party experience – a moveable feast - including coordinating all food service and event necessities, tailored to your distinct desires, budget and special diet needs.

KT’s Kitchen offers you aculinary experience that will make your special event stand out from the rest. KT’s Kitchen pulls together a menu and service plan matching up your wishes with her deep experience to create memorable events with outstanding food and service. We use local and seasonal organic ingredients whenever possible and which truly represent the finest the Bay Area has to offer. Please contact us to schedule a personalized tasting ASAP!

KT Private and Personal Bay Area Chef

Phone Numbers

H: (415) 868-0452 | C: (415) 847-0115


Stinson Beach, CA

Business License


Servesafe certIfication


Reviews of KT's Kitchen Personal Chef Services

Five stars to KT’s Kitchen. We always try to use KT for any event in the Stinson Beach area. We are always crossing our fingers that she is available. She is professional, easy to work with and has a lovely staff.....oh and the Chicken Provencal is to die for.
— Margarita D.
KT planned menus, cooked and delivered meals for a week for my extended family this summer at Stinson beach. The food was fresh, organic and really outstanding. KT was a joy to work with and eager to accommodate any special requests.
— Diana B.
I engaged KT to cater a barbeque at Stinson Beach for ~65 people. It was a work event in which we were selling potential employees to join our firm so it was imperative that the day went well. KT delivered exceptional food and friendly service and exceeded all expectations.
— Michelle P.
Private Chef in Marin County from France

Who I Am, Where I Come From...

Coming from France has shaped my view of the world, where going to the Farmer’s Market is a ritual to be experienced not once, but twice and often three times a week. At my mother’s house, meals would become special times of gathering and sharing everyday. There is the buying of the local, organic food, the preparing of the food, the presentation of the food, and then, the eating, conversation and finally, the clean-up. 

Food becomes a spiritual exercise, and something much more than just the next meal.

I call my food “Franco-Californian” as it merges the best of both Old and New World thinking. My food preparation is influenced by Normandy on the north Atlantic coast and the south of France, where the Mediterranean Sea took me under its spell. My mother and grandmother have taught me how to modernize traditional French recipes for daily meals, both simple and grand. Healthy, fat- and carb- conscious continental cuisine paired with California accents create an out-of-the ordinary meal.

But I also love to experiment, and in true California fashion, seek to develop a fusion of cultures in my food with its tastes, smells and presentations.

Personal Chef from Bay Area

I offer a special service for those wanting to eat strictly locally grown and organic food. But I’m flexible. I and can do both very high-end service offerings or tailor my service to your unique needs and budget. (I especially like to work with children and seniors…)

I pride myself in always pleasing my clients, whether I am a private cook serving in San Francisco or serving low-cost healthy meals based on food donations at a fundraiser for KWMR, West Marin Community Radio.

And while my name is Catherine, people – including my parents – call me KT. I spell it Kati, but people always think it is a typo. That’s why I now sign all correspondence simply with the two initials: KT.


À La Carte Options

Why Not Have your Own Personal Chef?

  •  Created from Scratch
  •  Personalized Classy Service
  •  Special Event Coordination
  •  Special Diets 
  •  Affordable & Sustainable 

Specializing in Tapas Parties, Elegant Dinners, Intimate, Small Private Weddings & Corporate Retreats. 

Produce is the highest local grown quality and organic whenever possible.

This menu can be “made to order” gluten free, vegan or dairy free. 

Kid’s Friendly Menu Also Available!

*On-Site Preparation Only




Lunch/Dinner Fixed Menu

KT's Kitchen and West Marin Green Cuisine Services

Private & Personal Chef Services that Include Event Party Planning and Co-ordination in the Bay area and Marin County

"...To Eat is Necessity; To Eat Well is an Art!"

Special events need impeccable coordination. We provide all the services you need for a memorable event. From menus, rental coordination, florists, bartenders, maître d’hotel to wait staff, we’ve got you covered. We offer substitutions for special diets, as well as kosher, vegan, and vegetarian cuisine. Hosting a special event has many challenges. We can meet any budget (and every need) to make your event a supreme success.

KT's Kitchen excels in Private & Personal Chef services that includes party planning and coordination, whether you are having a wedding, a reception, a birthday, anniversary, christening, communion, baby or bachelorette party. We often also provide service to yoga retreats, corporate events or simple celebrations of life.
We offer a complete party experience - including coordinating all food service and rentals - tailored to your distinct desires and needs. Here is a partial list of what we offer:

Private Chef for Next Bay Area Event
  • Private cook (including, shopping, set-up, serving and clean-up services)
  • Lunch & Dinner Parties for your Home or Office 
  • Weddings (I offer a full-service package, including West Marin site location and music entertainment) and Wakes (I love both kinds of celebrations!)
  • On-Site Meal Preparation & Demonstrations (even in the most remote places)
  • Seasonal Meal Planning & Preparation for Your Best Health
  • Special Diet Meals & Menu Development 
  • Aperitif Tastings & Food Pairings (I’d be happy to pair my food with excellent wines from France, California – and even Marin County!)
  • Special Event Planning and Catering (including Delivery, Staffing, Rentals and Florals services) 
  • Classes in Cooking (and French!) Why not learn how to make the perfect crepe?
  • Through my affiliation with Pathfinder Communications, I can also help you plan an ecologically sound community event featuring tasty organic food, music, potential speakers and tips on how to lessen your environmental footprint. Let’s try to protect the earth while we savor its largesse.

Private, Personal Chef Parameters by KT’s Kitchen

Chef for Your Stinson Beach Party

KT's Kitchen offers flexible payment options and will help you plan your menu within your budget. Here are some basic rules of thumb prices, per person for selected meals and food services:
Continental Breakfast: $10
Luncheon/Brunch: $12 to $15 (Iced tea and lemonade included)
KT's Buffet and Sit Down Dinners: $28 (starting price, depending on selection):

  • 2 Passed appetizers or cheese display with fresh fruit, nuts
  • Salad or Soup
  • Main Course
  • Starch (potato, rice, pasta), 1 seasonal vegetable
  • Breads, butter or olive oils
  • Dessert: (may be included)

Dinner menu for children under 10 years old: half price

Delivery Fees

15% delivery charge on all total cost of food and beverages dropped off
(Delivery fees waived for Stinson Beach and sister cities Bolinas and Muir Beach)

Deposit Policy

15% of total estimate deposited one week before the event to hold the date once the client has approved the menu, number of guests and price quote. Deposit is non-refundable if the event is canceled 48 hours before the date. For weddings of 50 or more people: a 25% deposit of total estimate 3 months before the event date, fully refundable up until one month prior to the wedding date (Please note, the same 25% deposit will not be refundable if the event is canceled 1 week prior to the event)


Unless otherwise negotiated, a $25 fee per couple will be required for first tasting; subsequent tastings will be at full price.

Standard Gratuity

15% of the total bill

Wait Staff Costs (when my menu is served)

Sous Chef (if necessary): $35 per hour
Maitre d' Hotel: $30 per hour
Servers: $25 per hour
Bartender: $30 per hour
Kitchen staff: $22 per hour

(Note: KT's kitchen is not an event staffing agency)
For parties over 30 clients, a 4 hour minimum shift is required. Gratuity of 15% is suggested.

Free Equipment Offer

KT's Kitchen offers platters, utensils, chafers, and other buffet related items for up to 80 people at No Charge as appreciation for your business.
No gluten, no dairy, no fat, no meat, no problem! Menu substitutions for special diets are KT's Kitchen speciality as are kosher, vegan, and vegetarian cuisine.

Private, Personal Chef Services Recently Provided by KT’s Kitchen

  • Stinson Beach, Muir Beach, Muir Woods, Bolinas, San Geronimo Valley, Point Reyes Station, San Rafael, Mill Valley and Novato Community Centers: Weddings, wakes, political fundraisers and other special events between 2006 and 2015, including events listed below.
  • Stinson Beach Annual Historical Society Dinner, December 2010-2014: Managed Food Service for more than 150 people at the Stinson Beach Community Center.
  • Inverness Garden Club, December 2012-2014: Annual Holiday Lunch at the Inverness Yacht Club.
  • Audubon Canyon Ranch: Served an organic, vegetarian menu for two board events in 2011 and 2012.
  • The Blackthorne: Organic, special diet dinner for a yoga retreat in Inverness.
  • Muir Beach Quilters Fair, December 2010, 2009 and 2008: Served over 300 art lovers over two days with a menu of French-inspired organic treats.
  • Las Bolinas Nursery, October 2010-2012: "High Tea" Fundraiser for 100 people.
  • Marin Democratic Party Annual Fundraiser, September 2010: Served over 300 people at the San Rafael Community Center.
  • Farmer’s Market at Toby’s Feed Barn: 2007-2013, Crepe making demonstrations and salad making and cooking tips at this highly popular farmer’s market.
  • Marin Eco-Fair Fundraiser, July 2010: Appetizers for 50 environmental activists & local elected officials.
  • Marin County Fair, July 2010: Crepe-making Demonstration & Tasting.
  • Wake for Human Potential Pioneer George Leonard, July 2010: Organized food service for 400 people at the Mill Valley Community Center.
  • Regenerative Design Institute, May 2010: Complete full meal service (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for weekend yoga/sustainability retreat at the Clem Miller Environmental Center, Point Reyes Station.
  • Art Nite Out: Gourmet Food Service for five different art opening events at Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach between 2010 and 2012.
  • KWMR Art Auction, May 2010: Appetizers for opening and closing of event at Toby's Feed Barn, Point Reyes Station.
  • Day On The Green, May 2004-2012: I served savory and dessert crepes, and other French finger food, at this annual Stinson Beach showcase of local food.
  • Devil's Gulch Ranch, 2005-2009: Helped cater numerous events in Nicasio including a Marin County wine tasting fundraisers at Druid's Hall in Nicasio., food for Commonwealth Club farm tour and camp meals for kids.
  • Green Note Festival, August 2008: Served a family-style West Marin Green Cuisine menu at at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center.
  • Coastal Works Gallery, June 2008: Catered a fennel salmon lunch to more than a dozen local celebs in Bolinas while listening to Gene Ptak do a dramatic reading.
  • Spirit Rock Meditation Center, April 2008: Catered a vegetarian retreat for the cooks.
  • Marin Organic/Green Gulch Zen Center, March 2008: Served frittata and crepes made with local organic food at Toby’s Feed Barn in Point Reyes Station.
  • Center for Resource Solutions Annual Holiday Party, December 2007: Served appetizers and buffet for over 30 leading renewable energy experts in the Presidio, San Francisco.
  • Marin Conservation League Board Annual Retreat, September 2008 and May 2007: Served organic crepe and salad lunch on-site at Point Reyes National Seashore headquarters.
  • KWMR Open Mike Fundraiser, January 2007 and July 2005: Served meals made from locally donated organic food to over 200 people.
  • Alpine Lodge, July 2006; Catered both an 80th Birthday Party for 130 people and a Funeral Wake Celebration for 80 people.
  • Novato Chamber of Commerce/Marin Coaching Alliance, June 2006, Mixer held at the Hamilton Air Force Base Community Center.
  • Stinson Solar Sunday, February 2006: Served 200 people lunch at an event that received local radio and TV coverage and which helped raise funds for solar systems for community centers in Stinson Beach, Bolinas and Point Reyes Station.
  • The Solar Circle, February 2006: Special sit-down gourmet meal in Sonoma for 40 national solar experts.
  • Sustainability Symposium, June, 2004: I served a menu featuring organic, vegan and special diet dishes for over 300 people.
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We have used KT’s Kitchen several times for fundraisers for our campaigns, and she’s simply the best. The beauty with which she presents her offerings, the delightful taste sensations she evokes, and her commitment to being environmentally friendly, including a focus on organic, locally grown vegetables, meats, cheeses and wine, is a combination that works perfectly for our campaign, which is also founded on environmental principles. I recommend Catherine without reservation.
— Carol Misseldine, Campaign Manager for the Committee to Elect Charles McGlashan
KT catered for my family when we came to stay in Stinson in May. We are a mixed bunch of eaters - some carnivores, vegetarians and 3 (sometimes fussy) toddlers. KT was fantastic and provided fresh, locally grown, organic meals for the duration of our stay which were just delicious. Each day provided something different yet fantastic so it was no wonder we rarely wanted to go out to eat! KT was also wonderful company and was happy to share her knowledge and recipes with the keener cooks amongst us.

I can’t recommend KT highly enough - she really made our trip special.
— Nicky Anderson, London, UK
I was very pleased and impressed with the quality and efficiency of your service for us this past Saturday. I was also absolutely thrilled with the lamb dish you cooked as well as the salsa, tomato salad, and green salad. I could not possibly be more satisfied, and look forward to working with you again soon. I will recommend you highly to anyone and everyone in need of catering service.
— Mark Pasternak, Devil's Gulch Ranch
KT is a fine caterer for parties small and large, knowing just how to appeal to many palates. For an intimate dinner (cooked in your own home and served on your own best plates), she is superb. Moreover, along with her artistic flair with ingredients, KT is a most charming and witty hostess in the kitchen.
— Coastal Art Works
We are quite fortunate to have discovered Catherine. She caters lunch for us several times a week. We have a wide range of tastes and dietary needs - so cooking for us is a challenge! Catherine’s cuisine is always organic, fresh, seasonal, and beautifully displayed. Even before Catherine has properly laid out the meal - our employees line up, noses wiggling with delight for lunch. About half our staff is French and they love her cooking. Catherine combines her skills in French culinary traditions with healthy California cuisine innovations. She has a warm, nurturing personality that our staff truly appreciates. Her fees are reasonable. Her servings are plentiful. She is prompt and responsible. We highly recommend her for any occasion.
— Learning as Leadership
Gordon and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our heart for offering us a catering service that wasn’t only professional, but was filled with love and devotion. You gave a personal touch to everything and your staff really made the evening so joyful and sweet. We both had an amazing wedding and we both know that you are a big part of the “amazing.” We wish that you bless many other couples as you have blessed our wedding day with your personal and professional catering services!
— Annick Dauphinais, Inverness

Reserve KT’s Kitchen as Your Private, Personal Chef Today!

Call P: (415) 868-0452 or C: (415) 847-0115.


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