About Pat

ojai restaurant, ojai personal chef, Marché Gourmet Deli, Ojai CA, Ojai


Patricia A. Cluché



805 -320-5429



Master Chef Patricia Cluche’ combines recipes from around the world with an abundance of fresh regional ingredients to fashion imaginative dishes of superb flavor and style.  Grilled lamb, juicy steaks, tender fish, unique pastas, and wonderful vegetarian selections are offered as well as an amazing assortment of desserts. Client favorites include Sesame Seared Ahi Salad with Wasabi Aioli, Curried Yam Strudel with Pineapple Guava Chutney.  And for dessert, Chocolate Hazelnut Flourless Cake, Pear Almond Tart, and Lemon and Fresh Fruit Tart. 

Contact Pat today in the form below… or call 805-340-5429 for a consolutation.



EXPERIENCE: Proficiency and Expertise in Cross-Cultural Cuisine in a variety of Casual and Fine Dining Establishments since 1977; Full-Service Kitchen Management since 1983; Extensive Corporate, Private and Celebrity Catering in Palm Desert and Ojai since 1982. Catering Highlights: American Hope Awards in Palm Desert for Oprah Winfrey; Concours d’Elegance for Maj & Larry Hagman; Exclusive Caterer to Bettina & Otis Chandler and Esther &Thomas Wachtell; Lexus 2008.   Teaching Experience: Amestoy Cooking School.  Languages: Fluent in English and Spanish

EMPLOYMENTThe Garden Terrace Restaurant, Ojai, CA: Owner/Exec Chef 1993-2012

California Cross Cultural Cuisine specializing in fresh, diverse recipes. (see menu)

Behind The Scenes Catering, Palm Desert and Ojai, CA: Chef/Owner since 1982 See brochure

Desert Greenhouse Restaurant, Palm Desert, CA: Chef/Owner  1989-1993

Full Service American Cuisine Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner house with seating capacity of 75

NonChalance Supper Club, Palm Desert, CA: Executive Chef, 1987-1989  Mediterranean Cuisine, Steak and Seafood

Original Mesquite, Palm Desert, CA:  Head Chef 1985-1987; Sous Chef 1984 American Barbeque

Medium Rare Steak House, Palm Desert, CA: Sous Chef  1983  American Cuisine

Restaurant Yugoslavia, Palm Desert, CA: Sous Chef 1982 Yugoslavian & European Cuisine

Palm Desert Country Club, Palm Desert, CA: Full Charge Line Cook  1981 Continental Cuisine

Tulio’s Place, Jazz Dinner Club, Palm Desert, CA:  Line Cook 1980  Italian Cuisine

Desert Desserts Palm Desert, CA: Line Cook and Pastry Chef 1979 American Cuisine, Breakfast and Lunch emphasis on Desserts

National Science Foundation, Aspen, Colorado: Graduate Assistant, Summers 1972-1973

San Diego State University, Graduate Instructor in Cultivated Trees and Shrubs 1970-1971

San Diego State University, Teaching Assistant in Plant Pathology and Ecology, CA 1969-1970

San Diego State University, Greenhouse Manager 1968-1970


San Diego State University: Graduate Studies Plant Pathology and Ecology 1969-1970

Bachelor of Science Degree, 1968


Current California Food Handler Certification


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