A day in the life...

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I think it's totally fascinating to hear about what a typical day looks like in someones life.

One of my friends Koko from Koko Likes does it all the time!

And Damaris from Kitchen Corners did it a few weeks ago

And then I was reading my bff's blog, Matt Bites and he did one too. So I thought it would be fun to give you a peak into my world as a private chef and food writer!

I wear a lot of hats. I am a private chef. I do food styling. I do freelance food photography out of my home studio. I do professional recipe development. So, basically I'm all about food all the time. Here's a peak into one day....

I'm up early. At least I think it's early... 5:35am - stumble into the bathroom and get ready for bootcamp!

Out the door by 6:00ish

Spend the next hour getting my ass kicked at Barry's Bootcamp.

Head out of bootcamp! Dying. I look like I just got out of a shower.

Quick pit stop at my favorite juice bar to pick up some breakfast!

Home by 7:50! Showering is the first order of business. Then it's time to work on my blog post and publish!

Make a grocery list for whatever I planned on cooking for my clients that day!

Spend a little time with my little baby Stella! She needs lots of attention before I leave for the day 🙂

Super fast dash to the santa monica farmers market to pick up some berries for the rest of the week!

9:30 Whole Foods!

Load up on everything I'll need for my clients that day and any pantry supplies that are needed!

Drive on over to Beverly Hills!

In the kitchen by 10:30 and ready to cook!

And these are the fabulous people I get to spend my day with....

This is Koko! She's amazing and we love her! She also has an awesome food blog. Koko Likes.  It makes me happy and her recipes are always spot on!

This is Evelyn! I don't know what I would do without her. She keeps the kitchen immaculately clean 🙂

And this is Jessica. My client. Along with her awesome fiance Eric. You may recognize her 🙂 She's amazing and I love her!

10:45am. First up is our daily green juice!! We all have a glass. Gotta start the day with lots of fresh veg!

Throw some veggies in the oven to roast! I'm making a big roasted vegetable chopped salad for lunch 🙂

12:00 Lunch time! Koko and I take lots of food pics. We're food bloggers. It's what we do.

1:30pm. After lunch I make some shoestring fries for snacking

2:00pm. And then it's time to move onto dinner! I usually make a few things, and then they all get packed up and left in the fridge so they can be eaten later that night when it's dinner time. Here's one of the options for that night: Cowboy Caviar Quinoa Salad. I served it with a cilantro pesto too!

2:45pm. Time to make my favorite course of the day... Dessert! I made some s'more cookies. They were delicious.

I'm usually out the door by 3pm. Quick trip to the spa to get a mani/pedi

Home by 4:00pm. Just in time for a little snuggle session with Stella!

4:10pm. Menu planning for the next day!

4:30 Shoot my latest recipe for an upcoming blog post!

Taste test my recipe again. Just to be sure. I mean someone's gotta eat those brownies right?!? It might as well be me!

5:15pm. Facetime with my sister, Anya, and her uber dependent cat. Literally the cat cannot live without my sister. Obsessed would be an understatement.

6:30pm. Yay! Thomas is home 🙂

7:00pm. Dinner time! Thomas, my fiance, picked up this amazing cinnamon swirl brioche a few days prior so we did a little breakfast for dinner action and made cinnamon swirl brioche french toast.

7:30 wedding planning time!! Gotta make lots of decisions on rentals, flowers, and other fun details!

8:00pm. Mandatory pinterest addiction time. I must spend at least an hour a day on pinterest. It's like a drug. I can't be stopped. Most of that time is spent pinning wedding stuff. How people planned a wedding pre-pinterest is just beyond me. It's seriously the best tool ever.

9:15pm. Catch up on all 1423 of my TV Shows! Tonight's all about Shameless and The Bachelor!

and then it's off to bed!! 7-8 hours of sleep later and I'll be rising and shining for some early morning bootcamp!

And that's it! 24 hours of food, food and more food!

Thanks for spending the day with me!


  1. I was searching your website for roasted potatoes and this post came up..first off...so cool you were Jessica Simpson's chef! What an amazing experience. My reason for commenting is that I saw the shoestring fries...and they are my weakness and if I could learn how to make them myself! That would be amazing. Can you do a recipe including them!? Please and thank you in advance! 🙂

  2. Gaby,
    You are awesome and I am so happy for you and all that you have accomplished. Keep it up and I will continue to view your page and follow your cooking. I am a BIG fan of avocados also and really enjoyed all of your receipies and will have to try them.

  3. YOU ARE MY HERO!!! I always love seeing what you're cooking up! Thanks for sharing your passion and creativity with us all 🙂

  4. I love this post, and I'm so glad you did this! I loved reading about your day, and I never knew your client was Jessica Simpson! That sounds like so much fun! I was thinking about how if I did a re-cap of my day, it would be so boring since I'm stuck in an office behind a desk for 8 hours of it...you are very lucky to spend most of your day doing what you love! Keep up the great blogging. 🙂
    ~Kimiko AKA The Beachside Baker

  5. What a fun day-in-a-life recap. I've really enjoyed it reading...I think you live a fun life 😉 Cooking in a beautiful kitchen, going grocery shopping, being around a celebrity and planning for a wedding...I think those are all fun. I'm a newlywed and I did plan my destination wedding pre-Pinterest and now I've pinned my wedding stuff so others can be inspired by my DIY projects just like I was inspired by others...I'm paying it forward.

  6. I think it's awesome that you done this! I just can't beleive you piled so much in to one day. It's great to see how other bloggers act, some people think I'm nuts taking pictures of food but your right it's what we do 🙂
    Take care...

  7. Totally jealous that you cook for Jessica Simpson. That's amazing. Can you share what other celeb clients you cook for?

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