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Serving the Los Angeles, San Diego & Seattle areas, with full-time chef placements available nationwide

Professional Private Chefs specializing in Paleo, Keto, AIP, Carnivore, Animal-Based, Bulletproof, Whole30, Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free, Healthy Eating.



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Primal Chef specializes in making healthy food taste good, and making healthier versions of your favorite foods. We avoid cooking with vegetable oils, refined sugars, gluten, or anything artificial. We also avoid toxic cookware.    

Primal Chef is owned by Chef Gil Butler. He's a graduate of Seattle Culinary Academy and has worked with clients ranging from busy families to celebrities, business executives, actors, musicians, professional athletes and Hollywood producers.

Chef Gil is the former Executive Chef at Dave Asprey's 40 Years of Zen. He has also served as head chef for high net-worth private family households, managing their kitchens and other chefs. He is a Certified Nutritional Therapist, holds a Bachelor's degree from University of Washington, and is proficient in kitchen conversational Spanish.

Chef Gil specializes in catering toward people interested in the Paleo, Keto, Carnivore, Whole30, and Bulletproof diets, as well as those who are gluten-free, have dietary restrictions, or just want to eat healthy. He also has extensive experience cooking for and coaching people with certain health conditions such as Lyme disease, mold toxicity, SIBO, brain injuries, POTS, long-covid, and various digestive and auto-immune diseases. Chef Gil is well experienced in the Auto Immune Protocol (AIP). 

Chef Gil has also worked as a private travel chef, cooking in Thailand for 5 weeks! He currently resides in Los Angeles where he oversees his meal prep business. Primal Chef also still offers service in Seattle where Chef Gil is from. 

Our Philosophy

In addition to Gil's certification in Nutritional Therapy, our health views are influenced by people such as Paul Saladino, Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Tim Gray, and Dave Asprey. 

Chef Gil's Cookbook Now Available!

Chef Gil's Cooking Show

Chef Gil on Jubilee

Private Chef


Full Time Chefs

Sometimes it makes sense to have your own chef on payroll. We can help make that happen.

Custom Meal Prep

Custom meals prepared in your home or delivered, to stock your fridge for the week while also accommodating dietary needs.

Dinners & Catering

Hire a chef to cook a fresh meal on-site for your family dinner, retreat, party, or reoccurring event.

Cooking School


Public Classes

*Currently unavailable*

Join one of our seasonal hands-on Paleo cooking classes, located in the Los Angeles & Seattle areas.

Private Cooking Lessons

Host a class for yourself and some friends or organize a large group up to 30 participants

Team Building

Primal Chef will create an immersive experience for your office or corporate group



Nutrition Coaching & Custom Meal Plans

We offer remote nutrition consulting as well as in person consultations, custom meal plans, grocery store tours, kitchen evaluations, and a health seminar. 


Dave Asprey, Founder Bulletproof

"Gil is an amazing chef and makes a kick ass Bulletproof guacamole."

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Dave Kalstein, Executive Producer NCIS: Los Angeles

"Chef Gil transforms the highest quality ingredients into a huge variety of dishes that enhance the performance of my body and mind."




Interested in our services or have a question? Please contact us using the form below:

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(206) 569-5543

Los Angeles, San Diego, and Seattle

Serving These and Surrounding Areas

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