Meet Your Chef

Martin Hoellrigl

Chef Martin Hoellrigl, a native Austrian, has an insatiable curiosity for food and hospitality which led him to acquire a degree in tourism management, a chef apprenticeship, a sommelier and vintner diploma, and several hospitality certificates from Cornell University.

Before forming Capitola Garden Feast in 2017, Chef Martin also worked with some of the most respected hospitality leaders in the world, including the Palace Hôtel Bristol Paris, which Michelin Guide awarded as Best Hotel In The World and Best Hotel Restaurant In The World, and the impressive Baroque Palais Daun Kinsky in Vienna, Austria. He has the honor of cooking for Julia Child, Pope John Paul II, Tonio Lamborghini, George W. Bush, and many other prominent diners. Undoubtedly, Chef Martin’s expertise makes him meticulously skilled at his craft and dedicated to creating unforgettable moments around the table.

Private Chef Services

Host an Unforgettable Experience


This artfully-curated private birthday dinner service offers a luxury eight-course Tasting Menu that can be customized to fit everyone’s food preferences, from gluten-free to vegan.


From corporate events to dinners, we create hands-on experiences for local businesses, featuring attention to detail, customized menus, high-quality ingredients, and a stress-free experience.


From weddings and morning-after brunches to anniversaries, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners, we help you elevate your wedding experience with personalized chef services.

Personal Chef

No need to get dressed up to go to a fancy restaurant, book an Uber, and hire a babysitter. Our personal chef can provide a truly memorable and luxurious culinary experience in your home.

The Best Food & The Best Experience

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Culinary Art

We don’t just make food, we create experiences and life-long memories. Our personalization, creativity, and unyielding artistry will showcase our talents as culinary artists.

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Fresh Ingredients

Seasonality of foods is important in the reflection of our local food philosophy. That’s why we always use organic, open-pasture ingredients, and permaculture grown produce.

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Exceptional Service

We are all about creating lifelong memories that are deeply instilled in the hearts of our guests, bolstered by strengths in personalization, attention to detail, ethics, and aesthetics.

Proudly Serving

San Francisco Bay Area

From Capitola and Silicon Valley to the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, we proudly serve our valued guests with exceptional service punctuated by luxury and elegance.

Top Rated Private Chef

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“Thank you to Chef Martin and his team for a simply outstanding experience at a garden luncheon celebration with family and friends. The food and presentation was artistic, delicious, and outstanding in every way. Chef Martin is very engaging, personable, and professional, and a joy with whom to work. I give him my highest recommendation.”
David A.
“Martin and Jennifer are consummate professionals that take their cuisine to an artistic level! Their pairings with our Burgundy wine tasting was spot on. I would highly recommend their services without reservation or hesitation.”
Brian W.

“Capitola Garden Feast is a unique and intimate experience to share with friends or a work team! Martin and his team are wonderful hosts, great teachers, and experienced chefs! Our work team enjoyed making dinner together and provided the perfect opportunity to bond outside of work. Highly Recommend.”

Lisa S.
“Had the pleasure of dining in Chef Martin’s lovely backyard in a small group setting. Absolutely enjoyed the 7 course brunch along with the alcohol pairing. Everything was delicious and we enjoyed the fact that Martin took the time to explain every dish and drink and was very accommodating to any allergies or preferences (I had none, but still nice to have that option). Highly recommend him for any events. Would dine again given the chance.”
Stephanie H.
“This was an amazing experience. It was fun, educational, and a great team-building experience. Single-handedly one of the coolest events I have ever participated in with a company.”
Justin B.

Let’s Create an Unforgettable Experience

Reach out today to discuss your vision for your next private event. We’ll refine the concept together and shape a curated culinary experience your guests will remember.