Chef Jo Soeung was born and raised in Baguio City, Philippines, where she became well-versed in the culinary styles of East Asian and Spanish influence cooking. At a young age, she already understood the impact of a meal prepared with love. She grew up learning how to cook from the best cook she knew: her grandmother.
In March 2006, a move to Seattle, Washington (her Dad’s last military post), exposed her to a fresh, new world of international flavors common to the West Coast. It was then that she realized that cooking was her life’s calling. Chef Jo quickly made her mark in the hospitality culinary world through her work in some of the city’s most ren
In March 2006, a move to Seattle, Washington (her Dad’s last military post), exposed her to a fresh, new world of international flavors common to the West Coast. It was then that she realized that cooking was her life’s calling. Chef Jo quickly made her mark in the hospitality culinary world through her work in some of the city’s most renowned restaurants and hotels. In January 2019, she was presented a work opportunity to move to the island of Maui in Hawaii. There she discovered the freshness of local ingredients and the availability of wonderful ocean harvests, all such integral parts of daily life in the islands. In November 2019, she decided it was time to follow her dream and turn her passion and purpose into her own business. She left her corporate job in Maui and moved to Oahu. From there, Chef Jo LLC Culinary Services and Merchandise and Wow Baguio: A Pasalubong Shop and Vegan Snack Shack was born.
For almost two decades, Chef Jo has continued to prepare food with love and curated experiences that create memories that last a lifetime. That’s what food is all about. She is determined to keep her family’s legacy alive by combining her Filipino culture, upbringing, and family recipes with her culinary training to create dishes that stem from her roots and expand beyond your imagination!
Offering a variety of Menu Options, Chef Jo LLC offers In-Home Personal Chef Services for all occasions up to 20 people. Our service aims to bring a High-End Restaurant experience into the comfort of your home, vacation rental or your choice of location.
Here are a few quick notes of our Personal Chef Services.
Private & Personal Chef Service’s
During the booking process, we will provide menu ideas to get the menu started. So, final menu choices are chosen by individuals booking this service.
Our Private In-Home Dining
Choose a culinary region, main course, or specific flavor profile and we will build your menu from there. All prices are per person & scaled based upon menu choices & number of people. Your evening will consist of 3-4 courses unless you would like to add more. We also take care of everything when it comes to equipment. Complete clean up of the kitchen space is also part of this Premier Private Dining experience. So, sit back and relax while your Personal Chef, Jo Soeung takes care of your whole evening.
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