Meet the Private Chefs of Beverly Hills
Discover the culinary masterminds behind some of L.A.'s best on-the-spot cuisine.
Jesse Brune: As one of the breakout stars of Bravo’s show Workout, Jesse Brune is a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, personal trainer and lifestyle consultant living in Los Angeles. Specializing in healthy and organic cuisine, Jesse has catered a wide range of events and teaches cooking classes across America. Jesse is the co-founder of the nonprofit organization Project: Service L.A., which launched in early 2010.
Manouschka Guerrier: A former model, Manouschka Guerrier learned all she knows about cooking from her mother, Jacqueline, and professionally trained Haitian grandmother, Olga. As the quintessential single, Manouschka owns and operates Los Angeles-based brand Single Serving, where she celebrates the single life and teaches other singles how to serve up chic, easy and affordable meals.
Brian Hill: Brian Hill got his start in the culinary arts by catering parties for friends as a side job. His talent for American, European and Caribbean cuisine quickly attracted celebrity clientele, such
as Eddie Murphy, Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey. In 2006, Brian appeared on the first season of Bravo’s Top Chef. In March 2010, he launched a gourmet street food truck in Los Angeles.
Stuart O’Keeffe: Irish-born Stuart O’Keeffe discovered his love of cooking at a young age while helping his mother and aunt prepare family meals. He studied at the Dublin Institute of Technology where he earned a degree in the culinary arts. After moving to Los Angeles, Stuart soon became a highly sought-after private chef and is the face of Tupperware® as their North American chef.
Sasha Perl-Raver: A self-taught freelance private chef in Los Angeles, Sasha Perl-Raver has been cooking since age 16. Her clients currently include directors, producers and celebrities, and her recipes have been published in four volumes of the Little Big Book series (Welcome Books). In 2007, she made the jump to food and entertainment journalism and is currently a featured contributor to NBC.com.
Brooke Peterson: Brooke Peterson discovered her interest in food as a young girl, learning from her grandmother how to cook for large groups on small budgets. Brooke’s introduction to lifestyle entertainment began with her teen cooking show, Cook with Brooke, on Varsity Television. In 2007, she hosted the original Yahoo! Daily Web series, Cheap N Easy, teaching viewers to prepare meals in five minutes with five ingredients for less than $5. Brooke looks forward to becoming a mother in the spring.