About Your Chef

I grew up in a restaurant family. My father, Delbert Stone C.E.C. and successful restaurant owner, would take me to work with him every Saturday as his assistant, I was 11 years old. As I got older, I realized the enjoyment and satisfaction I got cooking for our loyal restaurant customers, family and friends. I have enjoyed the last 45 years of my culinary career gaining knowledge and experience working in 5 Star Hotels and Resorts, Busy progressive Restaurants, Corporate Food Service accounts and years of On & off Premises Catering.

Qualifications

  • 4 year apprenticeship, classically trained in all stations.
  • Completed various culinary courses at Orange Coast College
  • 45 years’ of culinary knowledge and experience working at these positions: Chef, Room Chef, Sous Chef, Banquet Chef, and Garde Manger. Baker / Pastry Chef, On & off Premises catering to 2500 and various Line Cooking positions.
  • I am a Certified ServSafe Manager.
  • Proud member of the American Personal Private Chef’s Association, and adhere to the International Private Chef’s Association Code of Ethics.

I believe that sharing farm to table, home cooked meals, with family and friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures. I started Thyme 4 a Chef wanting to share my passion of bringing to all of you a new happier, healthier eating Lifestyle. Allow me to bring a smile and nod of appreciation to you with my culinary skills and experience.

Mahalo

Chef Rick Stone

I grew up in a restaurant family. My father, Delbert Stone C.E.C. and successful restaurant owner, would take me to work with him every Saturday as his assistant, I was 11 years old. As I got older, I realized the enjoyment and satisfaction I got cooking for our loyal restaurant customers, family and friends.Read More »

What People Say

"I have known Chef Rick since 1967, when he started out at his dad's restaurant called Farmer Del's. He has come a long way, and I highly recommend his personal chef services to anyone in need of a great culinary experience"

Greg LeeLa Habra, CA
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