Garden to Kitchen, Tasty-Great Times & No Food Waste
About Us
Your culinary vision reaches new heights when the professionally trained Chef Yapo prepares food for you. 

Chef Yapo graduated from San Diego Culinary Institute with honors and has served tasty-great times for San Diego VIP's, business, organizations and locals across the county.  Chef Yapo is also a San Diego Master Compost Educator leading workshops at the San Diego Zoo, Fair, schools and business.  This knowledge and experience directly results in tasty-great times and no food waste service at every event and class we do... Guaranteed-GUARANTEED!!!

Leading the head to head in our Iron Chef Night Dinner Party, the equally talented Jill Yapo delivers exceptional tastes just for you.   

From planning to clean-up of your catered event, party or cooking class, our love and passion is to exceed your expectations, have fun in the kitchen, make good with our Earth and serve food you are proud to share with your group. 

​Yapos Home Catering
  • First catered a Private Party for 50pp in February 2009
  • San Diego's Best Caterer Finalist 2012, San Diego Union Tribune
  • Sustainable & Local by using local organic foods first and responsibly divert scraps into new earth for future gardens

  • Raised $6,000 for Scripps Cancer Institute Spin-Off 2012 - by donating Iron Chef Night Dinner Party w/ Vesper Vineyards
  • Raised $30,000 for JDRF San Diego Chapter Promise Ball 2015 - by donating 3 - Iron Chef Night Dinner Party w/ Orfila Winery
  • Raised $22,000 for Fleet Science Center - Auction 2017 - by donating 2 - Iron Chef Night Dinner Party


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  1. CEO, Quartus Engineering
    CEO, Quartus Engineering
    Yapos Home Catering is our caterer of choice for over 8 years, providing exciting foods at our annual Petco Park Tailgate Party, company holiday party and more. Additionally, Chef Yapo and wife Jill have done Iron Chef Nights in our home... as Chef says, "Love it, Love it!"
  2. Local San Diegan
    Local San Diegan
    LIRON G.
    Beyond amazing...this was the best cooking class I have ever been to. Chef Yapo was super funny, fun and entertaining! My 25 guests enjoyed it so much!!! It exceeded my expectation.
  3. President, Fleet Science Cntr
    President, Fleet Science Cntr
    Chef Yapo and Jill fill us with delicious entertainment every time they do an Iron Chef Night Dinner Party in our home. Chef Yapo makes the process of setting up an event positive and fun, not stressful. Several of our guests have attended and urge us to do it again real soon... I'll be in touch Chef!!!