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Meet Ronnie Woo of The Delicious Cook in Beverly Hills and West LA

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ronnie Woo.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Ronnie. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I grew up in a family where delicious food was everything! We had weekly family meals where my mom would whip up these elaborate dishes and my parents would plan family vacations based on some restaurant they heard was amazing. With that being said, a career in food wasn’t always the obvious path for me. Before becoming a chef, I received two master’s degrees, one in Marriage & Family Therapy and the other in Business Administration. Luckily, you can’t go wrong with too much education!

Immediately following my graduation, I made a shotgun decision to become chef and start my own business. I dove in head first by locking myself in the kitchen for a couple months, just cooking every day, honing my skills, and developing recipes. I really wanted to discover what my strengths were and how I could really make this a successful business. After long days of recipe testing and cooking my little heart out, my private chef company, The Delicious Cook, was born.

After doing a small promotional event, I booked my first couple events. With some hustle and bustle, positive word of mouth spread and to my amazement business hasn’t really slowed down since. I’d like to think that I’m a goofy, light hearted person, but I take two things very seriously – my relationships and my business. To this day, the most important thing for me as a chef is to treat each and every dinner event like it’s my first. That way, the food always comes out at its best and the client knows that they are my first priority.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Getting to this point in my chef career definitely involved a lot of hard work, self-discipline, and my fair share of struggles. Not only is it really tough to start a business, it takes a lot of effort, dedication, and professionalism to maintain a successful one. Nobody gets anywhere without struggle, but if you view each one of them as a separate challenge that you can overcome, it becomes less daunting. I always say that if someone else can do something, there is no reason you can’t either. You just have to believe in yourself and then figure out how to do it.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the The Delicious Cook story. Tell us more about the business.
The Delicious Cook is a private chef company that specializes in intimate, four-star dinner parties. I work very closely with each client to plan a menu based around their food preferences, that way they are always excited about the menu and don’t have to worry about eating something they won’t like. I like to call my style of cuisine California Comfort with Global Influences because I love using fresh, seasonal ingredients but I’m not afraid to play around with and combine different cuisines and flavor profiles. Ultimately, our goal is to provide a really fun, memorable, and delicious experience in the comfort of your own home.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Luck is always a huge component in anyone’s life or business. It’s all about being in the right place at the right time with the right attitude, whether it is meeting your future spouse or starting a company. I’ve definitely had my share of luck, but at the same I work my butt off, dedicate myself to my craft, and give it my all. I try not to half ass anything, because when luck comes your way you need to be prepared in order to capitalize on it.

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1 Comment

  1. Kathleen Knighton

    March 14, 2018 at 22:58

    You are awesome! I love your style and your attitude towards life! Keep it up and you will go a very long way:-)

    One of your newest fans,

    Kathleen Knighton

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