Greetings! I'm Sophie Speer, a personal chef, kitchen coach, and the founder of Sophie's Table. My table is a gathering place - an unfussy experiment in the beauty of good food, collaboration, and community. 

I've always felt most comfortable in the kitchen. I learned much of what I know from my mother, a talented home cook whose kitchen rules still echo in my head at all times. Don't overwork your dough! You can't remove the salt from the stew! Metaphors for life, really. 

I fell in love with dinner parties while traveling in my early twenties. I lived in Vienna, Austria for two years - where my friends came from all over the world and where I held some of my first gatherings (around a foldout table with the edge of my bed standing in as chairs). I've been gathering people around my table ever since, and firmly believe that food is the best medium for fellowship. 

My cooking philosophy is simple - use the best seasonal ingredients available and let them shine. I'm constantly searching for unique, vibrant produce to showcase and hope that my diners and class attendees walk away from my experiences with a new/renewed love for everything Californian soil has to offer.

With love from my kitchen,



WHAT THEY're Saying


Sophie was amazing all around. She organized a dinner for 8 people on a quick turnaround with very reasonable pricing. When we got to the venue she created a beautiful ambiance - everything from flowers, to personalized menus and wine. The meal prepared was delicious and thought out since we had a few folks with dietary restrictions. She bought organic items and showed us her techniques. Our corporate team enjoyed the dinner and team building experience of learning from Sophie so much that we are looking to host one again. It was a great experience and we highly recommend Sophie!
— Liliana V.
Sophie was delightful. The food was wonderful. Fresh local ingredients. Would definitely invite Sophie to work with our group again.
— Simon D.
This was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time! And I say that as someone who lives in SF and loves the food scene here. Sophie is an exquisitely talented chef, and created the most wonderful dishes. The setting, company, and ambience were also awesome.

Highly recommended!
— Simon O.
Sophie was a gracious co-host whose meal was delightful. Dessert was off the charts. I loved that she used all fresh and very local ingredients, even some from her own garden.
— Josh L.
Sophie was awesome. No need to say anything more, really. She is so good at this!
— -Cristian F.