chef cody beverstock

 Chef Cody Beverstock of CB Cuisine, Los Angeles, California

Thinking back, many of my earliest memories revolve around family and food: helping my Mom in the kitchen (mainly just eating cookie batter), fishing the Puget Sound and Columbia River with my Dad catching everything from sturgeon to salmon and lingcod, and cooking meals for my family with my Sister (a wonderful cook). It is many of these memories, along with my observations of the beauty of life around me, that so heavily influences my cooking today.

After graduating at the top of my class from the renowned San Diego Culinary Institute, I worked under a brilliant James Beard Award-nominated chef at one of the top restaurants in the country, excelling and quickly moving up the ranks. It was here that I really gained an appreciation for the importance of allowing the seasons to influence the ingredients that I use in order to capture them at the height of their flavor. 

At 29 years old, I founded CB Cuisine, providing custom-tailored in-home dining experiences and prepared meals with one goal in mind: to inspire, bring to life and create unforgettable experiences around the table for my clients. I work exclusively with seasonal ingredients and source meat only from purveyors that I trust and know treat their animals humanely, out of respect for the animals' welfare. 

When I was 19, I was diagnosed with clinical depression and went through the most challenging period of my life. Everything that I am, all of my beliefs and my perspective on life, was born out of that pain. It is for this reason that I formed the “Create Something Beautiful” Project, which is committed to building a global community of people helping people create the life they want through the power of food and cooking. Because we all have greatness within us. We all have a purpose in life and it is our obligation to identify that purpose and pursue it with reckless abandon.