Born in Istanbul, Dean fell in love with cooking at a young age in his Grandfather’s bakery shop. He pursued his passion for cooking and graduated from the School of Culinary Arts Le Cordon Bleu 2002.
Since then Chef Dean has worked in many fine dining restaurants in Los Angeles and New York; including Takashimaya NYC, Los Angeles Convention Center, Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills, L’Orangerie and has cooked fo movie Studios such as Sony Pictures and Paramount.
Chef Dean also worked for many years as a Personal Chef for numbers of celebrities and high profile clients and is now available for bookings in Palm Springs.Book Chef
Testimonials for Dean Karatas
Chef Dean is friendly and fun. His food is delicious. Loved he interacted with guests while cooking.Food: | Service:Ximena Rolfe (Select)
Had a fantastic dinner for a friend’s birthday party recently. Chef Dean was all smiles all day even in a hot kitchen in the hot desert. The food was delicious, and the table was set gorgeously. The entire group raved about the meal, and everyone was happy. Thanks for a wonderful experience!Food: | Service:Tony (Select)
He was very warm and friendly and also very professional. We enjoyed having him so much!Food: | Service:Chelsea Griego (Select)
Chef Dean cooked up an absolute feast at our dinner in Palm Springs. He was polite, friendly…. and an amazing chef! Would highly recommend him. Thank you Chef Dean!Food: | Service:ASHLEA MACKIN-BURKE (Select)
Dean was amazing. His food was fabulous – for him to cater to so many dietary restrictions and still serve the most amazing meal was impressive. We LOVED his personality too!Food: | Service:Jacqueline Dearden (Select)
Chef Dean was amazing. His food was exceptional and so delicious with flavors and recipes we had not experienced before. The lamb was perfect and the lobster salad with the jalapeño/lime pineapple was a highlight. He himself was a wonderful man; so personable, friendly, relaxed and completely professional. He set a tone that made us all feel we were in good hands and our party was a huge success because of him. And a the chef’s assistant, Jakob, was just as wonderful.Food: | Service:Louis Falzarano (Select)