journey to the kitchen
Kitchen in the Canyon is the vision of Chef Patrick DiGiacomo. After thirty years as a financial advisor, Patrick decided it was time to cash in on his passion for cooking. He enrolled in the Professional Chef program at Laguna Culinary Arts in Laguna Beach and graduated, with merit, in 2008. In May of 2009, with a deep commitment to serving his community, Chef Patrick started his second career, or as what he likes to call “the beginning of the second part of his life," volunteering his culinary expertise at both the Orange County Rescue Mission and at St. James' Episcopal Church, in addition to forming a growing catering business (PT Culinary) and home chef teaching program.
As fate would have it, Laguna Culinary Arts was formerly located in the same space that Kitchen in the Canyon now occupies, giving Patrick a chance to come full cycle in his culinary career. Now a Laguna Beach resident himself, Patrick looks forward to bringing his passion for food and the community to the heart of the civic art district of Laguna Beach.
Kitchen in the Canyon offers a Café, on and off-site catering services, and a Home Chef School featuring traditional small group, technique, and private and corporate events.
Chef Patrick invites you to come in and enjoy our relaxed atmosphere, warm friendly staff, and some of the best cuisine that Southern California has to offer.