“Just wanted you to know how much my husband Steve and I enjoyed the wonderful gourmet meal you so artfully prepared for us on Saturday night at the cottage.  I honestly can say it was the best meal I’ve ever experienced.  The presentation and selections were superb.”  Steve & Nancy

   In addition to providing upscale dining experiences throughout Southwest Michigan, Chef LaPerriere also offers private and group cooking classes throughout the year in his "must see" teaching and demonstration kitchen just 5 minutes from downtown Saugatuck.

Looking for a reception above and beyond the ordinary?  Chef LaPerriere firmly believes that food is an integral part of every reception, no matter the size, and that the food should rival the quality of the occasion itself.


Whether it's a wedding, graduation, or life celebration, be sure to contact Chef LaPerriere & Distinctive Dining for all your reception needs.  

jlaper1@mac.com / 616-212-5695

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   With over 23 years experience in high profile restaurants across the country, Chef Jim LaPerriere is now taking the upscale dining experience into homes across Southwest Michigan.  Originally from Northern California, he now resides in Saugatuck, Michigan where his primary focus is creating one of a kind fine dining experiences in the comfort of your own home, as well as instructing private and group culinary classes.  Whether you choose from a multi-course, market-inspired tasting menu, a full-blown interactive demonstration dinner experience, or a more traditional sit-down dinner,  Chef LaPerriere takes pride in tailoring each and every experience to suit his client's interests.

​creating one-of-a-kind culinary experiences in the comfort of your own home

Chef Jim LaPerriere

Personal executive chef

Saugatuck, Michigan

Distinctive Dining

 "in the comfort of your own home"