Who Is He?
Scratch Test Kitchen is a private chef, catering, consulting, pop-up event, and private dining experience. I aim to discover and bring a new level of fine dining experiences to food enthusiasts.
You can now easily find and reserve me for your upcoming birthday parties, anniversaries, sports parties, date nights, or simply because you want to create a memorable experience with your friends and family.
Every occasion is unique, and my team is ready to help curate a memorable private dining experience for you and your guests to remember for years to come.
A passion for locally sourced ingredients has shaped Chef Dorian Southall’s style of cooking into one that is complex and carefully crafted with a touch of simplicity. This idea comes to fruition by working with local purveyors to source the best ingredients, allowing his dishes to speak for themselves. He has a passion for cooking and a playfulness unlike any other. He’s cooked for thousands all over California from The Godfrey Hotel in Hollywood to the Ivy Hotel in San Diego. He’s been featured on Food Network as a finalist on Guy's Grocery Games and has been both a competitor and guest judge on Chef’s Roll. He loves playing with ingredients, textures, and flavors creating dishes that seem elaborate but are really simple and delicious.
The goal of Scratch Test Kitchen is to change the culinary landscape and bring fun back into cooking, something Chef Dorian believes has been missing for some time. Although all ingredients in Chef Dorian’s dishes can be identified by guests, they still possess a “WOW” factor, something that has been recognized by Food & Beverage Magazine and Great Taste Magazine. Chef Dorian’s no-nonsense approach focuses on products that are of high quality and in season, which allows the natural flavors to come through in his cooking.
A-List Los Angeles and Orange County Private Chef. Dorian Southall offers elite food services, from personal chef services to catering, events, meal delivery, and more.
- Custom and creative menus for each client
- I embrace seasonal, sustainable, and local catering
- My food will leave a lasting impression on your guest's pallets
- ServSafe: Food Protection Manager Certification
- Nutrition and Wellness Certification
- Child Nutrition and Cooking Certification