Brian Carvalho Personal Chef

fresh grilled salmon with capers on a bed of salad Basil and Sun Dried Tomato Bruschetta Kale, Cranberry, and Walnut Salad Duck with garlic peaches and purple potatoes Spring Rolls Sweet Melon and Strawberry Soup Mediteranean Tabouli Salmon with Mango Chutney and Lemon Cream Sauce Biscuits and Berries with homemade ice cream Venison tenderloin, asparagus, and round potatoes


Brian Carvalho provides personal chef services throughout Josephine County. His upbeat, friendly approach to cooking makes it easy to have fresh-cooked, tasty, healthy food at your fingertips, whether you are planning a dinner party for 5 or 30, or you would like someone to cook you healthy food to eat during your busy week.

Brian works one on one with each client, to create exciting, tasty, personalized menus.  He can come to your home to create a meal for you and/or your guests or create a package of meals for you and your family to eat during the week.

Brian uses whole, organic produce supplied by local growers, farm-friendly animal products that are organically raised and hormone free, wild-caught seafood.

Brian believes in earth-friendly and environmentally-friendly practices that nurture our world, while creating delicious and healthy meals.

About Brian

Brian first developed his knack for cooking in 9th grade when he took a cooking class at school.

Since that time, he has worked in various establishments, enhancing and improving his knowledge and skills, including working as a chef at The Prophet, a well-known, ground-breaking vegetarian restaurant in San Diego in the 70s and 80s, where he mastered the art of creating elaborate vegetarian dishes.

For many years, he provided nutritional consultations and food preparation to professional athletes in the cycling industry as their nutritional counselor and personal chef.

He has a degree in Nutrition in addition to his Holistic Health Practitioner Certificate, and is currently pursuing a culinary arts degree as well as a baking and pastry degree. He has also studied at Cordon Bleu in Ottawa, Canada. Brian enjoys using his knowledge of food and nutrition to improve the diet and health of all of his clients.

Private In-Home Personal Chef
(for parties of 1-12 people)

What could be better than having a private chef shop, prepare and cook a delicious meal for you and your guests, AND leave the kitchen sparkling clean when he leaves?

In-home meal preparation includes menu design (with your input and approval) shopping, preparation, cooking, serving and clean-up. Your kitchen will be cleaned to sparkling before Brian leaves your home.

Rates: $45/hour plus the cost of food and supplies (receipts of all purchases will be provided). Typical in-home meal preparation is a minimum of 4 hours but can go longer depending on the meal complexity, number of guests, etc.

Larger parties / special events are feasible – contact Brian to discuss details and menu options and he can prepare a quote for you.

Pre-Packaged Meal Service

Want healthy meals ready to eat in your refrigerator? Let Brian create meals for you that you can easily take to work or share with your family.

Pre-packaged meals are available in sets of 5, 10, 15 or 20 meals. All meal preparation includes prior discussion of menu and in-home consultation to assess your likes and dislikes, special dietary needs and kitchen set-up.

Sealable storage containers are required that have the ability to be frozen. Glass, oven- and microwave-safe containers are preferred as Brian tries to avoid using plastic products for health and environmental reasons. Should you need containers, Brian can purchase them for you and pass the cost on with your first billing.

Your kitchen will be left as clean as it was when Brian arrived to begin his preparation. All spices, condiments, and any cooking ingredients will be supplied by Brian.

  •   5 meals   $100
  • 10 meals   $175
  • 15 meals   $240
  • 20 meals   $300


Brian Carvalho is easy to work with and has been a real treat for our family. We often have house quests or friends over for dinner. Brian is excellent at creating great menus to choose from as well as fixing your own family favorites. His presentation of what my husband calls “fancy foods” is pleasing to the eye as well as tasty. At a recent “guys event” my husband’s comment was “Brian really showed his stuff—steak and potatoes and barbeque, wow!!" Yes, Brian can do it all.

~ C.M., Coronado, CA


I have special dietary needs and restrictions and Brian has been so helpful in creating a meal plan that works.

~ D.D., Escondido, CA


Brian’s cuisine is delightful.  He combines healthy choices with exciting flavors to create a personally-tailored array of food that satisfies and nourishes the body, mind, and soul.  It’s a wonderful service for people who don’t have time to cook, or are unable to do so.

~ L.J., San Diego, CA

Contact Brian


Brian is happy to discuss your special dietary or nutrition needs and make party or dinner planning recommendations.

Brian also offers therapeutic massage and holistic health services. Visit Integrative Therapy to learn more.

Phone: 858.245.5130 Brian Carvalho with dogs

Email: sdbodyman@hotmail.com