Columbia, Missouri

 Private Chef for Hire: 


Meal Prep & Personal Shopping

Cooking Classes with Kids

Dinner Parties

& Boutique Catering 


Meet The Chef

From an early age I found that happiness meant feeding people. I’m an immigrant from Venezuela, where my mom owned a restaurant and where I learned I had a passion for food that went beyond just eating. I moved to the US with my family as a teenager, and like most immigrants, I had a dream. I wanted to be a great chef, and I wanted to feed people for a living. 

My career started out working at various high-end and casual restaurants. And later on - my path wasn’t easy - I put myself through the Culinary Arts program at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids Iowa while raising my daughter. Shortly after graduation, I started this personal chef service and catering business in Iowa City, a role I quite enjoy and love. The journey in the private sector led me to Missouri as I was recruited to work in the household of a prominent family full time. Upon completion of my contract, I relocated to Columbia Mo and joined the Windsor Street Montessori School as the chef. There I was given the opportunity to develop a wonderful food program based in sustainability, culture, and food justice.  More than a lunch service, I aimed to teach students and staff a philosophy for eating. Starting and ending by involving everyone in the process of maintaining a sustainable kitchen. The focus on serving real, scratch-made food. Sharing an understanding of the complexities involving food such as origin, farming practices and sourcing, culture, and inclusion, and it’s organic connection with the Montessori philosophy is, in essence, how I aim to serve our students and  the community we live in.

My goal as a Personal Chef is to bring people together in harmony. I firmly  believe that sitting around a table, sharing a meal, is the universal way of connecting with people. When we engage in the selection of the food we eat, we become conscious eaters and, before we know it, sitting around a table becomes our favorite time of the day. As a partner and mother, I aim to give my family this gift. As a chef, I aim to give it to your family and the world. One meal at a time.

Tel: 319-430-6555  |  Email:

Columbia, Missouri





Personal Shopping

Weekly, Biweekly or Monthly

Customized to Meet your Needs

Dinner Parties

2-20 Guests

Single or Multi-Course Menus

Full Service or Self-Serve Setup


with Kids

One-on-One in your home
Private Classes
Tailored to each kid's needs

Sample Menu

Personal Chef
Weekly Meals

Bacon & Spinach Egg-Cups


Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Turkey Meatball Soup

With Spinach, Kale & Mushrooms


Honey & Chili Baked Chicken

with Steamed Cauliflower & Green Bean Salad


Cashew & Coconut Protein Balls

With Dark Chocolate Drizzle


Adobado Pork Shoulder & Sweet Potato Mash


Chef Gaby has a positive attitude, and her warm, cheerful personality made her a pleasant addition to our household.

Yvette K., KCMO

At Your Service

Tel: 319-430-6555  |  Email:

Personal Chef Columbia, Missouri


Tell me a little about your culinary needs so I may begin the creation process
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Tel: 319-430-6555  |  Email:

Personal Chef Columbia, Missouri


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