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The Artful Chefs Team

When I started Artful Chefs, I was seeking talented chefs who could help me raise the bar on flavor and presentation. I believe that food is art, and that a great meal creates lasting joyful memories. I now have the tremendous pleasure and honor of working with amazingly gifted chefs who share my vision. Between us, we have 75 years of experience and talent in the kitchen, and many of our chefs have even trained under world-renowned culinary masters in Europe!

For every event, we create a custom menu. We believe that great food begins with top-shelf ingredients, so we purchase our food locally and use seasonal produce whenever possible. We’re not just another San Diego catering company that reheats pre-prepared food. Everything is prepared and served fresh at your event!

In short, our goal is to create a meal that’s so delicious and beautifully presented it will be savored as a work of art. The meal may last an hour, but the memories will last forever!

Ready to get to know our team? Read on to find out all about our chefs!

Thanks for choosing us to be your San Diego private chefs!

Chef Pharrell of Artful Chefs

Chef Pharrell

San Diego, CA

Executive Chef Pharrell Worthylake is the owner of Artful Chefs. During her career, she has served professional athletes, executives, and celebrities throughout San Diego and Orange County. Chef Pharrell grew up in Rancho Santa Fe, and has spent most of her life immersed in different cultures, foods, flavors, and techniques. After graduating from Horst Mager Culinary Institute (now known as Cordon Bleu) in Portland, she completed her apprenticeship under Chef Scott Anelsm at The Couch Street Fish House and decided to return home to her beloved San Diego.

With a vision of providing world-class catering to exclusive clients throughout San Diego, Chef Pharrell gathered talented local professionals to join her team and create an unrivaled culinary experience for her clients. Thus Artful Chefs was born, and with it began a career path serving executives from companies like Miller/Coors, Hewlett Packard, Sysco Foods, Intel, and Camp Pendleton Marine Base. With a passion for cooking as well as teaching, Chef Pharrell has grown Artful Chefs into San Diego’s premiere 5-star chef services solution for catering, team building events, kids birthday parties, adult cooking classes, personal chef services, and more!

Chef Rosalind of Artful Chefs

Chef Rosalind

San Diego, CA

Chef Rosalind is a native San Diegan. She has been a personal chef and instructor for over 15 years. Her strong passion for cooking has brought her experience in many different cuisines. Clients can relax and rest assured that they are in good hands if Chef Rosalind is in the kitchen!

Chef Lori of Artful Chefs

Chef Lori

San Diego, CA

Chef Lori has been teaching Kids classes and camps since 2008. She is also involved with teaching English/Cooking classes to adult refugee students in City Heights. She joined Artful Chefs in 2015 to focus on our Jr. Chef Program. Her passion is to introduce kids to the joy of cooking so they can create delicious recipes.

Chef Rudy of Artful Chefs

Chef Rudy

San Diego, CA

Chef Rudy was raised in a family of restaurateurs and he has owned two restaurants. He is an expert instructor at a local culinary school in San Diego and began his culinary journey with 12 years of culinary training in Southern Germany.


We offer our services all over San Diego County including:

Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, San Juan Capistrano, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fairbanks Ranch, Fallbrook, La Costa, La Jolla, La Mesa, Mission Beach, Murrietta, Oceanside, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, San Diego, San Marcos, Temecula, Torrey Pines and Vista.

Our Client Reviews

“What an awesome team of professional, knowledgeable chefs, who were led by Chef Pharrell that helped us build a team cooking event into a very friendly competition and helped our teams work together to plan, execute against the plan and prepare a variety of meals, which were shared and enjoyed by all. Thank you so much for helping make a successful event for our group!”

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Aphrodiete T, San Diego, CA

“We hired Chef Pharrell for a Mothers Day dinner for our family. Very simply, she did what she said that she would do! She was easy to work with to create the menu and very accomodating to our dietary issues. Food looked great and tasted great. It was appreciated by all and made the day all that more special.”

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Craig R., Vista, CA
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