Chef Joslin


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between plated dining and cocktail parties?

Plated dining is typically best for parties under 20. Courses come out one after another in a traditional dinner setting. Cocktail parties are best for groups over 15 and enables guests to stand and mingle. For standing events, we offer passed canapés, grazing boards, and live chef stations.  We also offer family style and buffet catering.

Do I really need servers for my small event?

You may be thinking that a server is just someone walking around holding a tray of appetizers, but they are a big part of the prep and cleanup of any event.  My servers often help with advance prep the day of the event, set the tables, set up decor, help with plating the food, serve as needed, and clean-up, helping me leave your place better than we found it.

How much notice do I need to give for a catering order?

We usually require a couple of days notice prior to your catering event. This allows enough time to generate your custom menu and ensure all ingredients can be sourced in time for your event.

‍*Chef Joslin values sustainability and locally sources as much food as possible for every dish we create.

How are far will Chef Joslin travel?

Chef Joslin caters to the Coachella Valley, High Desert, and LA Area, but special requests can be accommodated based on event size.

Can I customize the menu?

All our menus are made custom for each client. We enjoy working with you to create the perfect menu for your event.

Can you accommodate allergies?

We will accommodate any and all allergies and dietary restrictions for our clients upon request. Please communicate these requests upon booking inquiry.

Do your prices include staffing and plates/cutlery?

Our quote will show the chef services and the food. Serving staff, bartending, party rentals, can also be quoted so we can accommodate your event.  We ask that you purchase your own alcohol.

What are the deposit and payment requirements?

To secure your event catering, we require a 50% deposit upon booking. The final payment is due the day of the event.

What if I have booked but need to cancel my event?

*All cancelations will be dealt with on a case by case basis. Typically the client will lose their deposit, but depending on how close the cancellation is to the time of the event, the deposit may be used towards rescheduling a new event.

*fee will vary based on requirements of the event.

What is required for catering at my home? Do you use my pots and pans etc?

Chef Joslin travels with everything needed to prepare your food..

Where should I stay in the Coachella Valley?

We've had the pleasure of working in many of the top venues in the area. Please visit our venues page to see some of our recommendations.


  • I am writing to express the great happiness that both my party and I had when Chef Joslin and her team prepared a fabulous multicourse meal for us recently.... read more

    Chris Wallgren Avatar Chris Wallgren
    April 8, 2024

    This. Was. Phenomenal. The presentation, the flavors, everything. She put out table runners and place settings and presented everything in a custom menu like a high class restaurant… in your... read more

    Daniel Hough Avatar Daniel Hough
    April 6, 2024

    We had an amazing dinner at our rental house in Palm Springs. Sad we forgot to take pictures of the appetizers because they served them poolside by the fire pit.... read more

    Gregory Garrett Avatar Gregory Garrett
    April 4, 2024
  • We had an Easter brunch event and had Chef Joslin cook. She made steak and eggs; Chicken and waffles; hash browns, mini beef sliders white cheddar, house sauce and sautéed... read more

    April 1, 2024

    Chef Joslin is absolutely AMAZING!!! Highly recommend her for any event you might have - she is so attentive, caring, kind, wonderful to work with AND an excellent chef to... read more

    Clare Fallon Avatar Clare Fallon
    March 25, 2024

    Chef Jossie and her associate Merrissa did a birthday dinner for my wife at our house in PGA West. The food was spectacular and Merrissa was such a bright light!... read more

    Frank Wade Avatar Frank Wade
    March 11, 2024
  • Chef Jossie and our server Merissa did an absolute stand up job. I hosted my grandma’s 70th birthday and needed to find a last minute private chef for dinner. Jossie... read more

    Ashley Rehbehn Avatar Ashley Rehbehn
    March 8, 2024

    Chef Joslin provided and exceptional dining experience of a lifetime. She and her assistant catered three nights of incredible dinners to celebrate my 60th birthday. Chef Joslin brought all materials... read more

    Conley Titus Avatar Conley Titus
    March 8, 2024

    Chef Joslin and her team over-delivered on our 16 person surf ’n’ turf-inspired dinner for a family birthday celebration. They went out of their way to accommodate our preferences, and... read more

    Michael Kravit Avatar Michael Kravit
    January 27, 2024
  • Chef Joslin is a true find! We had her host a private dinner party at our home for our visiting daughter and son-in-law to celebrate their one year anniversary. Joslin... read more

    Kristin Kramer Avatar Kristin Kramer
    December 3, 2023

    Jolsin made our first wedding anniversary unforgettable for all the right reasons. All 3 courses were outstanding and rich with an array of flavours.

    Conor M. O'Kelly Avatar Conor M. O'Kelly
    December 3, 2023

    Chef Joslin & team prepared exceptional meals for our group stay in the desert. Sunday brunch, crab cake eggs benni, awesome hollandaise, then Fri night amazing appetizers, bbq rib eye... read more

    Jeffrey Morrow Avatar Jeffrey Morrow
    November 3, 2023
  • Chef Joslin and her team created an unforgettable experience for our group. From appetizers to cocktails, to main courses she stuffed us full of amazing cuisine. It was easily the... read more

    Andy Pollard Avatar Andy Pollard
    October 3, 2023

    I cannot recommend Chef Joslin enough! We worked with Chef Joslin for a private bachelorette party dinner in Desert Hot Springs - we came to her with a pretty... read more

    Laura Schreiber Avatar Laura Schreiber
    October 3, 2023

    Joslin and her team did an amazing dinner experience with quality food, great presentation and world class service. I highly recommend her for friendly dinner gathering, company party or if... read more

    Nayan Patel Avatar Nayan Patel
    August 21, 2023