• About

    Steve Cooper is a New York-based musician and private cook. His unconventional path into private cooking lays bare in his dishes which are inventive and current but remain rooted in the age-old idea that food is, above all else, about people coming together, enjoying life to the fullest and sprinkling the past with memories that awaken the senses. There is a vibrant modern culinary conversation taking place and Steve wants to have that conversation with you.

    Following a fortunate sequence of events, Steve wound up as the Grill Chef at Los Angeles mainstay Café Stella. He began to use food to promote his band, Spirit Animal, and successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign by offering private dinners in the homes of fans where his band was performing. Prix fixe "kitchen invasions" at restaurants in LA and DC ensued as have countless multi-course events, a DIY cooking show and a digital cookbook to accompany a 7" vinyl single release. Spirit Animal, meanwhile, has been featured on Rolling Stone and licensed music to popular TV shows like 30 Rock, New Girl, and CSI:NY.

    Steve is unique in his ability to shape food and feel as different situations demand. Discrete anniversary for two? Wine-soaked 30-head rager at your beach getaway? Anything is possible. To schedule your event or to find out more send an email to Sarang or Steve.

    -LATimes: "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"
    -LAWeekly: "Steve Cooper Dinner at Redwood Thursday"
    -LAist: "Steve Cooper Tasting Dinner Recap"
    -Kickstarter: "Spirit Animal Cooks Us Dinner (Sort of)"

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    To schedule your event simply email us and describe to us what you have in mind. Any number of courses and people can be served. Gluten-free, dairy-free and allergy-friendly options that play to your preferences are available to you.