Opulent Chef





Michael Magallanes is the founder of Opulent Chef. He has been passionate about food and cooking since he was a teenager. After traveling and cooking in South America, he moved to San Francisco to pursue his dreams. He trained professionally for 10 years at various restaurants, and for the last 5 years of his training, he was a chef for Mourad Lahlou; first at Michelin starred Aziza, then for the opening of Michelin starred Mourad. Pushed by his entrepreneurial spirit, he created Opulent Chef to showcase his artful creations to the public.


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Private Dining

If you are looking for a unique, refined dining experience at your home or at an offsite venue, book Opulent Chef for your next cocktail or dinner party. Please contact us for a quote. 

Pop up dinners

Opulent Chef is throwing our own private pop up dinners all around the City. Please book a seat now and join the experience first hand.


Have Opulent Chef come to your home, or come to us, and we can teach you and your friends anything from cooking basics to professionally mastered techniques. Please contact us for a quote. 

To lose courage is to sin…work, ever more work, con amore, therein lies real happiness.
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Media Coverage

Check out the links below to see what people have been saying about us.


America's top 10 cannabis chefs

"Weed is no longer something that chefs just smoke outside the kitchen door. Now that cannabis is out of the alley, chefs are, too, developing award-winning edibles, staging schmancy cannabis dinners, and pairing pot with food in a way that’s more haute than hippie."

DOPE DINNER: The Barbary Coast of Cannabis Cuisine

"Chef Magallanes, like Magellan himself, navigates you through to the Peaceful Sea—guided only by the stars and his love of what he does."

Molecular Gastronomy Meets Cannabis: A Dinner of Extracted Perfection 

"The Opulent Chef, Michael Magallanes, brings new meaning to elevated dining...Magallanes and his team are precise, and moving through the kitchen just as dancers move through a well choreographed routine."


the food




If you would like to learn more about Opulent Chef and the services provided, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.