Unrivaledkitch Culinary Services

So many things have happened since I last blogged and I am so happy to be back up and running just in time for the holidays. My yoga businesses have been truly paving the way for me to make a culinary come back the last few months and it feels really great to be able to combine my passions into a successful career!

Unrivaledkitch is a offering of love and passion through food and food adventures. I am happy to be working with my partner in life and culinary adventures, Brandon Worrell on this next phase of this blog and business. Brandon is currently working as a private chef, culinary school instructor and has agreed to work with me on some more awesome culinary adventures as the co-owner of Unrivaledkitch. When I created Unrivaledkitch over 7 years ago I started blogging because I wanted a way to connect with others through food and food adventures. To share, be seen and heard through my journeys of culinary delight. I spent a lot of time this last 5 years working on my yoga businesses KimberlyFujitakiyoga.com and Littleheroesyoga.com , which are my passion, pride and joy and I am grateful to be able to combine the two services to help more families in need.

Unrivaledkitch has expanded to offer private in home chef services, meal delivery and catering for small and large events. We are currently serving the Los Angeles and Ventura County areas with these offerings. If you are interested in private dining or chef services please email us at unrivaledkitch@gmail.com

Below is a list of our services and we can be contacted to create a specialized menu for your event. Please email us to be on our mailing list and we are currently accepting inquiries for holiday parties and private events.

In home private chef services: 
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Choosing a designated time and date, one chef will come to your home and prepare unique and healthy meals for you with desired items and foods your family enjoys. 
 
You are welcome to purchase the ingredients yourself for us to prepare or we can shop for you for an additional fee of $30 for one store and $15 per store/ farmers market after the first. We find this is especially helpful for new families if shopping yourself is not possible. We can also pick up household items while we are there if you need anything email us and we’ll add it to our list.
 
In home Chef services start at $175 for 3 hours of cooking, cleaning and organizing not including the cost of food. $50 per hour after 3 hours. 
 
In three hours we usually can prepare between 2-4 meals for a couple and prepare snacks and store fresh fruits and vegetables for easy access snacking between meals. 
 
Meals can be prepared organic, local, omnivore, vegetarian, vegan or a combination of all. 

Prepared Meal Delivery:

We also have prepared meal delivery. If you are short on time or can’t be home, we can prepare delicious home cooked food and deliver it ready to reheat to your door.  We would send you menu choices and you can choose what you would like from a variety of dishes from all over the world. You would confirm your order and delivery date and time. 
 
Please email unrivaledkitch@gmail.com for price information

Menus like the one below will be sent out on Friday morning and you have till Saturday at 9pm to make your selections for Monday afternoon or evening delivery. 
Catering and Special Events
Our chefs will create a one-of-a-kind menu for your special party or event. With the holidays coming up there is no better time then now to book your party with Unrivaledkitch. Email us at unrivaledkitch@gmail.com or call  818-231-1293  and we will connect you with one of our chef to create the perfect party for your special occasion. Unrivaledkitch specializes in holiday favorites, children’s birthday parties, corporate events, baby showers, reunions, weddings and everything in between. Our expert chefs have over 15 years of experience cooking for all occasions.
Personal Grocery Shopper
Grocery shopping takes lots of time, money and effort with our already extremely busy lives. Sometimes just getting to the grocery store is our biggest obstacle to eating healthy.  Unrivaledkitch can help aid in the tedious grocery shopping task by making weekly or bi-weekly shopping trips for you and/or your family. With a great variety of markets in our local area and our constant pursuit to find new interesting food resources, Unrivaledkitch has access to the world’s various ingredients, local farmers’ markets, fresh fish and quality meats and cheeses that your local store may not be able to offer. As your home is ready for the week, you’ll have quality ingredients, which are the most important part of a fantastic healthy meal. Your groceries are picked with the highest quality in mind and you and/or your family’s preferences all included in your pre-made shopping list.
Fees include delivery, mileage and shopping time
Fees do not include the cost of groceries
Payment must be received upon delivery

Personal grocery shopping fees are as follows:

$55 plus the cost of groceries for one Grocery Store/ Farmers Market and an additional $30 per grocery store/ farmers market if necessary.
Please contact us for shopping lists and delivery dates. we looks forward to acquainting you with your own Unrivaledkitch!
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Culinary Classes

Kimberly and Brandon are teachers as well as chefs, and have taught so many amazing chefs in their culinary careers. Brandon currently is on staff at Oxnard Community College Culinary Program.  This is a wonderful advantage for willing and eager student to learn to cook in the comforts of your own home or office. We will bring everything you need to learn to make your favorite dishes in the comfort of your own space. Each meal will come with a detailed recipe book and the step by step and hands on instructions for you to create fabulous meals and learn something along the way.

Cooking classes start at $250 for a three course meal plus the cost of ingredients, additional students and menu choices. Share the gift of culinary arts! Email us today to book your cooking class.

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YogaDinner

This combination wellness package brings together the best of both of Kimberly Fujitaki’s talents: Cooking and Yoga. With the dinner and yoga combo, we’ll stretch, breathe, connect deeply and have a delectable dinner on the table in the comforts of your own home.  Kimberly will arrive at your home at the scheduled time for your yoga session and after she will use your kitchen to create a deliciously healthy and hearty meal for you to consume. Yoga and dinner is a perfect way to nourish your whole body. A ladies’ night out or date night can be transformed into a magical evening of union and fare—nourishing from the inside out.

Please contact Kimberly to reserve your YogaDinner date
YogaDinner Date Night
1 hour restorative yin yoga practice
2-course meal: appetizer and entrée

$300 for two people*

YogaDinner for three or more

1 hour restorative yin yoga practice

2-course meal: appetizer and entrée

$150 per person after 2*

*Price may vary upon menu customization

Yoga Retreat and Retreat Chef Services

Looking for a wonderful chef for your traveling or local retreat? We have the right person for the job. We create healthy, creative meals for you and your guests to feel inspired and replenished by the delicious foods of the season. Please email us to inquire about retreat chef services for your next get away! Email unrivaledkitch@gmail.com 

For additional information on any Unrivaledkitch Wellness Services, Catering, Private Dining, or Cooking Classes please contact Kimberly by phone 818-231-1293 or by e-mail at Unrivaledkitch@gmail.com.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out!

Thanks for coming along on this culinary adventure.

Cheers

-Kimberly Fujitaki & Brandon Worrell

Owners and Executive Chefs Unrivaledkitch

Beautiful Bountiful Body Retreat from Judgement

 

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I’ve had a few weeks to reflect and enjoy the memories and events that took place  during our Beautiful Bountiful Body Retreat from Judgement at Lido Palms in Desert Hot Springs. This week has been such a busy week of staying in the moment, being present to the flow of opportunity and really being intentional and authentic in my actions and words. I’m truly blessed to be exploring such amazing opportunities in my career and life.

 

I managed to wear my yoga pants and chef coat at the same time. This has been a dream of mine since I stepped away from the professional kitchen and onto the yoga mat full-time. My love of culinary arts will never leave me, nor does it have to. I am at home in the kitchen, just as I am on my yoga mat, which feels like a tremendous honor and privilege to be able to express my passion for union through culinary arts, asana, pranayama, meditation and mindfulness.

 

When the amazingly talented Thea Pueschel (artist of living, body positive yoga instructor and hypnotherapist) asked me to venture out into the desert to look at the venue where we would be holding the yoga retreat, I honestly didn’t know what was going to happen. From walking around the space and seeing the rooms, I knew that I would be able to make amazing meals there because if there is one thing you learn from working in a professional kitchen, it’s that you don’t need much to make a great meal. I’ve cooked using camp fires, tin cans, hot plates, 20-burner ranges, expensive gas ranges and electric stove tops, but the thing is, they all can be used in ways that produce amazing food.

 

So we took a gamble. After we drove a few hours away, we talked it over and agreed that we should give it a go. Thea made the big moves and put herself out there with the intention and desire to be of service and that’s just what she did. Just a few short months later and we were one room from being sold out! It was an amazing showing of how perseverance and hard work truly pay off.

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The healing mineral water pools and warm desert climate made for the perfect October evenings. Thea offered insightful workshops and yoga sessions, including her signature detox to retox, yoga nidra and gentle practices to soothe and aid the body in compassionate, body positive and deeply connected practices. She also acquired the amazing reiki skills and compassionate body positivity of Adriana Franco, who conducted mini reiki sessions with all of the attendees and offered her graceful wisdom and heart felt conversation and connection with us all. Women from all over joined us and truly met themselves on the mat as they were, with open hearts and open minds. This was truly a retreat from judgement and a gathering of powerful intention to love ourselves deeply and practice self-care.

 

My menus were designed with many things in mind. Even with dietary restrictions, we all cared and nourished our bodies in abundance, which is what Unrivaledkitch is all about. We are more than the things we aren’t and that is what we have to focus on. Many of us seem to highlight the things we can’t do or things we don’t do, instead of celebrating the things we can do and will do, and for me, this goes for food as well. Whether you can or can’t eat something, I always strive to find accommodations for people to nourish their soul and I truly felt that this was accomplished. The menu was a plant-based seasonal vegetarian meal with a variety of vegan options. Here are the menus I created for this special Unrivaledkitch event for the Beautiful Bountiful Body Retreat.

 

Beautiful Bountiful Body Retreat

Special Fall Menu Prepared by

Chef Kimberly Fujitaki of Unrivaledkitch

BBB Welcome Dinner

Welcome Dinner

Cheese Plate

Vegetarian Honey Goat Cheese, Red Leichester, Pere Brie and Gorgonzola

Crudite Platter of Raw Seasonal Organic Vegetables

(Vegetarian, Legume-Free & Grain-Free)

 

Fresh Organic Heirloom Tomato, Basil & Garlic Flatbread BBQ Pizza

with Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese and Parmesan

(Vegetarian includes Grain and Dairy & No Cheese Option)

 

Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Skewers

with Oregano, Basil and Red Pepper Flakes

(Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Eggplant, Zucchini)

(Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Legume-Free & Grain-Free)

 

Autumn Pear Salad

Organic Living Lettuce with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Shaved Pear, Walnuts, Pink Beets and Cucumbers

(Crumbled Blue Cheese on the Side Vegetarian Option)

(No Cheese Vegan, Legume-Free & Grain-Free )

 

Grilled Fall Fruits with Whipped Cream & Cinnamon

Pears, Persimmons, and Apples

(Whipped Cream on the Side Dairy-Free Option)

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Breakfast

 

Homemade Breakfast Pumpkin Cookies

with Pepitas, Raisins, Cranberries and Whole oats

(Vegan Dairy-Free includes Wheat and Oats)

 

Soy Yogurt

(Vegan includes soy)

 

Greek Yogurt

 

Vanilla Granola

(Contains Wheat and Oats)

 

Dried Fruit & Nuts

 

Whole Grain Toast

with Organic Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Peach Jam

and Organic Mixed Fruit Jam

(Includes Wheat and Oats)

 

Fresh Fruit

(Bananas, Oranges, & Apples)

 

Tea/Coffee

 

Green Smoothies

(Kale, Ginger, Apples, Strawberries, Oranges, Banana & Spinach)

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BBB Lunch Table

Lunch

 

Grilled Vegetable Tacos

Assorted Chopped Grilled Veggies spiced with Cumin and Coriander

Zucchini, Peppers, Squash, Broccoli & Cauliflower

(Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Legume-Free & Grain-Free)

 

Soyrizo Potatoes

(Vegan, Contains Soy, Gluten-Free)

 

Served on Corn Tortillas

 

Taco Bar Includes

Pico de Gallo, Roasted Jalapenos, Cilantro and Onions,

Lettuce, Guacamole and Cheese

 

Cumin-Scented Mashed Organic Black Beans

(Cheese on the Side Vegan Option)

 

Fire-Roasted Red Pepper Organic Spanish Rice

with Roasted Corn and Tomatillos

(Vegan)

 

Fresh Fall Fruits

Pomegranates, Persimmons, Apples, Pears

BBB Lunch


Beautiful Bountiful Body Retreat

BBB Dinner table

Dinner

 

Spaghetti Squash “Pasta” & Polenta

 

Roasted Vegetable Sauce

with Butternut Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Zucchini,

Carrots, Celery and Onions with Olive Oil,

Garlic, and Fresh Basil

Walnut Pesto with Parmesan Cheese

 

(Spaghetti squash, No Pesto Vegan Option

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Legume-Free and Grain-Free)

(Vegetarian Option Polenta with Pesto includes Dairy)

 

Spinach Salad

Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Cherry Tomatoes,

Avocado, Cucumber and Sherry Vinaigrette

(Vegan Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Legume-Free & Grain-Free)

 

Roasted Fall Vegetables

(Vegan Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Legume-Free & Grain-Free)

 

Seasoned Grilled Tofu

(Vegan Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

 

Green Tea & Homemade Pumpkin Bread

(Vegan)
BBB Dinner dishes


 

Beautiful Bountiful Body Retreat

BBB Brunch table

Brunch

 

Mini Vegetable Frittatas

with Mixed Vegetables and Roasted Jalapenos

(Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Legume-Free & Grain-Free)

 

Autumn Vegetable Hash

Butternut Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Acorn Squash,

and Zucchini with Fresh Herbs and Spices

(Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Legume-Free & Grain-Free)

 

Vegan Sausage

(Vegan includes Grain, Gluten, Barley, Red wine)

 

Fire-Roasted Potatoes O’Brien

with Peppers, Onions and Spinach

(Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Legume-Free & Grain-Free)

 

Fresh Fall Fruits

 

Fresh Berries with Yogurt

 

Lemonade and Iced Tea

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I was also privileged to teach my signature Deeply Rejuvenated Restorative Yoga practice. Restorative Yoga is such an important practice for self-discovery and self-study. We learn from stillness that our body can gain a tremendous benefit from slowing down, resetting our nervous system and replenishing the oxygen supply in the blood.  Under the beautiful star-filled sky, we offered out our intentions and connected with the inner authenticity as we breathed and let go deeply. This was truly one of the highlights of my yoga teaching thus far and I was truly privileged to teach such an amazing group of empowered women, relaxing and leaving the practice deeply rejuvenated.

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The weekend ended with laughing, tears, joy, and for me, a sense of accomplishment, hard work paying off and extreme gratitude for this opportunity to blend my two favorite things in the whole world. I shopped, catered, packed, cooked, cleaned and repeated these steps many times throughout the weekend and I know I will do it again. I am truly humbled by this amazing experience and I hope you’ll join us on our next yoga retreat.

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I want to thank all of the wonderful ladies who came to practice in the desert with us for a retreat from judgement. And of course, an extra special thank you to the amazing Thea Pueschel for bringing me along on this wonderful journey.

 

Namaste!

 

Kimberly Fujitaki

Executive Chef/ Owner

www.unrivaledkitch.com

Yoga Instructor

www.kimberlyfujitakiyoga.com

 

Because I like to cook and eat my own food… My Birthday Dinner and My New Niece Amaya

 

My 28th year is here and I believe it will be (and has been) one of the best years of my life. I’ve undergone and am still undergoing a great transformation in my life—learning so much about myself, my relationships with others, my yoga practice, my cooking, and overall my whole life and I’m so grateful for this beautiful chance to be myself.  My birthday was on August 20th and it was a beautiful day filled with yoga. Teaching seniors, kids and practicing yoga with incarcerated youth really puts life into perspective. I’m so amazed by the people in my life, especially my yoga students who are more like my teachers than my students because they always show me something new, sometimes challenging, and exciting about life.

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I’m so lucky to have my whole family be so close to me and so supportive of my choices in life— I know a lot of people may not be so lucky. My sister and niece made me a gorgeous card, breakfast and lunch, and hung balloons from the ceiling for a most festive atmosphere. My mom and dad bought me the most heartfelt card and some awesome new yoga clothes, seeing as I can never get enough of those. My brother and sister-in-law sent me the funniest card and sweet gift. But I’d have to say my brother-in-law and sister gave me and our family one of the most precious gifts of all: my new niece, Amaya Sayuri, who was born on 8/15, just one day after my mom’s birthday. Both my grandmas sent me wonderful cards with lovely messages of love. More than anything, I’ve felt the most love in my life and it feels really amazing to be able to share that love with everyone.

 

Brandon never fails to impress me with how amazingly well he knows my taste. He made the most gorgeous farmers’ market basket for me with all types of delicious fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables and a beautiful big bouquet of lilies that just blew me away. Also, a really great planner to keep me organized in all my endeavors and such a sincerely thoughtful card. With everything he has to do, all the hard work he puts in every day at his demanding job, he makes me feel special in a way no one else ever has and I love him so much for it.

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What I wanted for my birthday is what I always want—to be around the people I love and share food with them—and that’s just what we did. Brandon and I made a delicious meal for my family using my favorite white platters, large serving bowls and fancy family-style plating for all of us to enjoy the delicious items that Brandon bought at the Santa Barbara Farmers’ Market.  My family jokes that I always want to cook for my own birthday, but like I always tell my sister, “I enjoy making and eating my own food” and if Brandon helps me, it’s even better. My brother bought me an ice cream cake and Maleeya sang me happy birthday about 20 times.  I’m so glad we could all celebrate together, be together and see our family grow and expand our love to our new little addition.

 

 

 

Menu

 

Roasted Mushroom Marsala Cream Grilled Pork Chops

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Herb Grilled New York Steaks

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Heirloom Tomato Summer Salad with Mozzarella, Cucumbers, Basil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Grilled Purple Baby Artichokes with Garlic and Olive Oil

 

Sautéed Rainbow Chard with Italian Sausage

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Steamed Broccoli and Peas

Roasted Squash and Heirloom Purple Bell Peppers

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Sesame Cider Coleslaw with Scallions and Fresh Peas

 

Herb Focaccia

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone who journeyed with us on this very special day in my life and welcome beautiful little Amaya.





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Cheers

-Unrivaledkitch

 

 

 

Channel Island Harbor Farmers Market in Oxnard, CA

On a beautiful Sunday morning, Brandon, Lyz (Brandon’s mom) and I decided to go to the Channel Island Harbor farmers’ market to see what we could find.  The freshness of fall produce entangles through the various booths and stands of fresh vegetables just picked from the earth. There are different types of fall root vegetables, lots of delicate lettuce, string beans, pears, and the last of the end-of-california-summer delicious plums, peaches and nectarines. Fall gourds and pumpkins start to show themselves in preparation for the holidays, just around the corner. As the last bits of summer start to vanish from the gardens, the air turns crisp and something warm and hearty to eat, after a long hot summer, sounds divine. Fishing boats line the harbor bringing in some of the freshest prawns and other local surf.

The stalls are lined with people looking for the best products; something special to take home for the week on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon.  I’ve been to this market a couple of times and it always has something that brings me back.

Address

Farmers Market – Channel Islands Harbor
(Every Sunday 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M)
3600 S. Harbor Boulevard – adjacent to Marine Emporium Landing Shopping Center
Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard
For further information call (805) 985-4852

cheers

-Unrivaledkitch

Farmer’s Market on Fairfax and Third

If you live in Los Angeles you’ve more than likely been here. In fact, you’ve probably been here many times. You’ve fought the traffic, gotten a little bit of your personal space encroached upon and decided that this could be a little bit of sensory overload for your foodie sensations, but still, you go back time and time again. Maybe this isn’t your experience, but for the most part, every time I visit the Farmer’s Market on Fairfax and Third, this is the way I feel. There is so much to see, so much to eat, so much to explore and it’s pretty awesome. I love California for just these reasons. There is never a shortage of food adventures and even if you go to the same place during a different month, your experience will be different. We have the seasons of fruits and vegetables, even if there isn’t any snow here and most of the time it’s sunny.

On a recent beautiful weekend in sunshiny California, I decided it would be a nice reminder to get out and walk the farmer’s market and look for a little inspiration. Not only do they have a plethora of fruits and vegetables, but there are also many butchers and meat purveyors, pastry makers, small markets, specialty ingredient stores, cured meats and deli’s, as well as small restaurants and little food shacks with plenty of people lined up for a delicious bite. I don’t normally like to come here hungry, because the overwhelming amount of choices is just too much.
This market is on the expensive side of looking for produce and fruit, but has its own charms. It’s an alluring place to explore options and see the colorful, multicultural and flavorful side of Los Angeles.
Cheers
-Unrivaledkitch