Laura Guagliano-Montiel

I’ve always felt that food, family and friends are a recipe for happiness every time. I use my experience as a chef, my love of food and entertaining, and my creativity to bring that happiness to your table.

With the creation of a meal using a few simple ingredients comes the aromas, tastes, textures and colors that are a feast for the senses. The gift of sharing that with my clients and bringing them back to a wonderful food memory, from a great trip or holiday or childhood is magical. Food is transformative and trans-portive. It can turn the worst day around and make a great day better. Let me share that with you.



Culinary Resume

2003 – 2014
Executive Chef Aperto Restaurant

A Potrero Hill neighborhood favorite, focused on seasonally changing menus using local and organic produce, wild and sustainably sourced fish, meat and poultry.

1995 – 1999
Executive Chef Cafe Pescatore
From banquets to room service to restaurant service, breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

1992 – 1995
Chef de Cuisine Kuleto’s Union Square
High volume Union Square Italian favorite.

2002 – Current
Owner Custom Creations
Custom Creations is a branded personal chef business. Chef Laura provides in-home private dining and catering for six to twenty guests. She also offers freshly made pre-prepared meals for easy reheating for one to six people.