I can’t recommend Mattias highly enough! After some online research, I decided to go with him based on his beautiful website and positive reviews. I hadn’t tasted his food yet but just got a good vibe! And he exceeded our expectations! We had a group of 12 people celebrating my elopement in Santa Barbara and each course was better than the last. He was easy to work with, quick to reply to emails, professional, friendly, and paced the dinner perfectly - not too slow, not too rushed. He explained each course and left the kitchen totally spotless after. He brought a lovely tablescape, all of the tableware, and kept the water filled all night. I don’t know how he does it ALL himself but he did! And the pricing is totally up-front and you don’t get stuck with any “surprises” at the end. We loved every minute of the experience. Highly recommend his short ribs with zinfandel bbq sauce! Great night!

Erica - Los Angeles CA
 
Mattias catered a dinner for 13 people for my 50th Birthday. He was very communicative in the preparation. Provided great detailed information about his pricing and estimates. He arrived at the house on time, made dinner for the kids first so they could play while we had a leisurely dinner. He prepared a 4 course meal. It was beautiful and delicious. He decorated the table and cleaned up like nothing had happened! It was awesome. He was calm and chatted with all of us in the open kitchen. The whole experience start to finish was great. I couldn’t recommend him more.

Stacy - Venice CA
 
Chef Mattias treated us to a wonderful dinner in Santa Ynez to celebrate my 40th birthday. He made everything so easy and we enjoyed a truly delicious dinner in a beautiful setting stress free! Chef Mattias allowed us to create a menu customized to our taste - heirloom tomatoes and burrata, blue crab, filet mignon and a wonderful chocolate tarte. His presentation was lovely and when he left, it looked like no one had even been in the kitchen! I highly recommend his services, and can’t wait for another opportunity to enjoy his food!

Shevaun - Sunnyvale CA
 
I found Mattias on a site for Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals as I was looking for a rental house in that area to celebrate a big birthday with close friends. I wanted a chef to prepare the dinner on September 15. Was able book Mattias and having no other info except for his Yelp reviews, I wasn’t quite sure how it all would turn out. WOW! We all agreed it was one of the best experiences ever. From start to finish, Mattias created a one of a kind extravaganza. He is professional, organized, efficient and an excellent chef. We were amazed how quiet he was and how our dishes came out perfect in every way. I had wanted Creme Brulee as the dessert and he made his own. So very tasty and while we didn’t think we could eat another bite, we enthusiastically finished our plates. He cleaned up, packed up and left a clean kitchen. But we made him stay a little bit longer to sip a celebratory glass of champagne for my birthday and also to thank him for one of the most fantastic evenings ever. Thank you, Mattias, for making my birthday celebration one I’ll never forget. Can highly recommend.

Lynne - Pasadena CA
 
My friends and I hired Mattias to cater a private dinner party for New Years Eve. I have worked with numerous chefs through the years and I can unhesitatingly say that he is one of the best. He was graciously accommodating to a host of dietary restrictions and devised an inspired and creative menu. The presentation was beautiful and each of the seven courses was more delicious than the next. He understands food and what works for people with varying tastes. He is charming and a wonderful addition to any gathering. He helped create one of the best celebrations ever. I wholeheartedly recommend hiring him for any occasion. He will not disappoint.

Leslie - Tarzana CA
 
We just had a wedding in Solvang and Mathias made it even more special. It was a small ceremony with the family so went with the private chef option instead of catering.
We read great reviews but still went into it blindly (didn’t taste the food). We worked on the menu together and he was very flexible and accommodative. We really liked that Mathias uses seasonal ingredients and even incorporated our family cake with his desert. All in all it was amazing. The taste, quality, presentation…everything.

Paige - Studio City CA
 
This was our first experience with a private chef. My family are big foodies and always wanted to try a private chef, so decided to hire Mattias. The dinner was absolutely fantastic and exceeded all our expectations. From the first course to dessert, we were thrilled (best pound cake we have ever had and it’s one of our favorite desserts). My only regret is that we didn’t hire him for a second time this week as he’s all booked up! If you’re thinking of hiring him, do it!

Rob - Westfield NJ
 
Last fall Mattias prepared dinner for a family gathering with 9 adults and 3 kids and he exceeded our expectations not just in the food department, but with the way he set up and decorated the table AND found his way around the kitchen. The dinner itself was delicious, thoughtfully prepared, and well timed. Each course came as we finished up the last and there was no shortage (the pizza was incredible and never ending, much to our delight!). We provided our own dessert and he even plated it as if it were his own. He’s friendly, polite and organized (and leaves the kitchen spotless). If we ever rent a house in Montecito again we would surely have him over - that dinner was one of the highlights of our vacation!

Alexandra - Los Angeles CA
 
I’ve been fortunate enough to eat in a few amazing places around the world. We had Mattias over for my friend’s 40th on a weekend away in Santa Barbara and it was spectacular. Incredible cooking, a wonderfully balanced fusion of creative Japanese coupled with refined French technique… and above all, he’s a GREAT guy.

Christian - Santa Monica CA
 
My girlfriend booked Mattias to come to our rental place in SB for the weekend as out friends had young kids and we could not go out late. The food and service was amazing. We had japanese and french in our group and he amazed both. Don’t book him cos we want to again next summer!

Malcom - Sandy OR
 
It was such a unique experience to have a chef cook for my friends and I. Mattias did a fabulous job in preparing my birthday meal. He was very cool and collected in cooking and honestly I don’t know when he prepared everything. It was a true chef’s job! His European style of food is what I liked very much and the portions were just right. I highly recommend Mattias for your next private chef occasion. Thank you Mattias!

Benita - Buena Park CA
 
Mattias cooked for 10 of us for my birthday dinner and we were all so impressed with everything: the food, his manner, the ease of it all. I would not only recommend him, but hope to have occasion to hire him again. Thank you again for helping to make my 40th birthday so memorable.

Ana Maria - Dallas TX
 
Chef Blom did a superb job, from setting the table to cooking the food, presenting it to the table and cleaning up at the end of the evening. The food was delicious. He has a fun personality and is a real pro. We use chefs regularly and he performed at the top of our list

Henri - Los Altos CA
 
Mattias helped my husband and I celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary with a wonderful beachfront dinner. The food was excellent, service was on point and professionalism was outstanding. Mattias inquired as to what I wanted and made my vision come to fruition. It was a pleasure working with him and I highly recommend his services.

Lydia - Stanwood WA
 
Mattias Blom is another highly recommended personal chef in Santa Barbara that brings decades of experience and an enthusiasm for food. He has done work as a restaurant chef, a restaurant consultant, and as a caterer for groups of all sizes. He offers seasonal menus that are sure to satisfy all tastes. In hiring Mattias Blom, you will not only get delicious food, but you are sure to be motivated by a healthy lifestyle. You will see that eating healthy does not have to be a drag if you have a little imagination.

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Testimonials 

 
Chef Mattias is simply amazing.

We did a “wine country dinner” for a 50th birthday party in Los Olivos and Chef Mattias was a pleasure to work with. His food was divine, his service impeccable, wine choices paired to enhance every bite and he was professional and kind too! If you are looking for an amazing way to celebrate something or someone and to taste divine creations do not look any further; Chef Mattias is the best.

Kimberly - Huntington Beach CA
 
Mattias is an outstanding professional. He is well-prepared, highly organized, and can deliver and outstanding experience effortlessly and unobtrusively. Very clean and very quiet. He supports your function in an elegant manner, and despite his high level of service, does not make himself the center of attention. He offers a wide variety of food and drink, all of which seemed to be prepared to a standard of excellence.

I would use him again, and recommend him to others without hesitation.

Peter - Los Angeles CA
 
This was such a fun evening for our entire family. While renting a home and visiting my Son, Daughter-in-law and new Grandson we hired Mattias to come cook us a four course dinner. Our Daughter, son-on-law and Grand daughter also came with us so the cousins could meet. What a wonderful treat! He is such a pleasant and personable person. Mattias brought everything needed to cook and serve our dinner. He also brought a gorgeous table scape for us to put on our table. The meal was to die for. All four course were amazing! If ever you want to treat yourself or your family or friends, I would highly recommend Mattias for whatever event you have. Our home was even spotless when he left. What a treat for me! Thank you so very much. We will be using you again, for sure.

Cheryl - Westford MA
 
We just had a fantastic experience with Mattias. We had a group of 12 renting a house for the weekend for my 40th birthday. We wanted a special meal as our last supper. Mattias was very well organized and presented some great options in advance. We agreed on the menu and he took care of the rest - even providing menu cards for each place setting. The meal was amazing. Every single person there was very impressed with the quality and presentation of the food. He cleaned up very nicely after as well as we continued to drink wine and have fun. It was a great night and I would highly recommend Mattias to anyone looking for a high quality meal.

Amy - San Fransisco CA
 
My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with 10 friends in Santa Barbara, and Mattias prepared a 4-course dinner for the occasion. Friends asked how we knew Mattias, and other than his informative web page and online reviews, we took a chance without having met in person or tasted his food first, and we were not disappointed. Mattias was prompt to respond to our questions and remained communicative up through the event. He is very personable and made the entire process from booking through the end of the event very easy and stress-free.
Everyone raved about the seared scallops with miso truffle butter and the serrano ham wrapped filet mignon. The tablescape he created in our outdoor dining space was beautiful. He described each course tableside and made sure the water carafes were always filled. He cleaned up everything at the end of the evening, even our kitchen was spotless. For this special evening, we could not have asked for a better experience. Everybody had a wonderful time and enjoyed a beautifully prepared and delicious meal. I give Mattias my highest recommendation and hope we get a chance to work with him again.

Anya - Fort Collins CO
 
Absolutely amazing! The best experience I have ever had! Thank you Mattias for making my moms 60th bday!

McClinton - Las Vegas
 
Highly recommend Mattias Blom! I was planning my best friends bachelorette and thought having a private chef for one of the nights would be a unique and fun experience. In doing research I came across his website, which is really well curated, and after reading reviews I booked him. The booking process was really easy and he has so many different options to choose from that we had a hard time deciding on the menu. We all loved the food items chosen and the table settings. I am seriously going to try recreate the rigatoni and salad we had at home, it was delicious. Great quality!

Daniela -Thousand Oaks, CA
 
Mattias was fantastic, really easy to work with, down-to-earth and friendly! The food was delicious and he was really well organized right down to the amazing table decor! We have never hired a personal chef before and it was great, we got to relax and not worry about cooking or clean-up. I would definitely recommend him

Nicole - Burlingame CA
 
Where do I begin?! Mattias was super responsive from the start - very easy to work with to organize the event and plan the menu. We had a lot of food issues in our party - allergies and food dislikes and he was able to adjust no problem. Everything he made was absolutely delicious. He arrived on time and started preparing the meal while we were still out and about. The setting on the table had succulents on it, which was such a nice touch. All the food was superb. Carrot Salad with farro, squash soup, prosciutto wrapped halibut, chocolate pot de creme. We are still talking about that meal and it’s 3 days after. He was also fantastic with my three year old son. Super personable and able to talk sports with my brother. He cleaned up after himself like he was never there. That was also much appreciated. He made mine and my dad’s birthday so special. We would definitely hire him again.

Julia - Los Angeles
 
Matias arrived at a house I rented in Santa Ynez for my birthday dinner with 12 friends. He was exceptionally professional, well prepared and very friendly! The food was phenomenal! Each course was so well thought out and carefully prepared. The flavors were delicious! What a successful birthday dinner! I would recommend him to everyone! You will not be disappointed. Well done Chef Blom!!!

Erica - Pasadena CA
 
Mattias was absolutely amazing! The service was spot on, the food was A+, he is a professional in every way. Definitely something to do on out next vacation here in the SB area!

Good Job Mattias, keep up the awesome work!

Mati - Stratford CT
 
Chef Mattias was hired for my fathers 75th Birthday. Our family was going through a difficult time. He showed up and was kind, gentle and took care of the family. We felt at home with him in our kitchen. The table was perfect, the pace was respectful and the soup was a topic of conversation for days to follow. I don’t post on yelp, but making an exception. He was perfect. Happy to recommend.

Rob - Manhattan NY
 
Chef Mattias will come to your private vacation rental and prepare custom meals with modern flavors. He shops for seasonal ingredients at farmers markets and vendors with the freshest seafood and top quality meats. His focus is on quality, not quantity, with family events, birthdays, wine dinners, and intimate gatherings. Have it formal or relaxed, even participate in the kitchen. He brings eat-ware, glass-ware, silver and table settings, shops for all foods, preps, cooks, serves and cleans-up, all for one simple per-person cost with no hidden charges.

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