"a true Delicatessen"

Dine-In • Take Out • Delicatessen • Catering


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This is what is said when you walk into any food service business in Italy. It is always said with a smile and a warm feeling of gratitude that you came into their establishment. You feel like you are family and this is what VC Gourmet wants their customers to feel. VC Gourmet is owned and operated by Chef Valarie Carlone Baker, a classically trained chef who holds a master’s certification in Italian cuisine and culture.

VC Gourmet is a from scratch kitchen that offers an array of small plates, salads, soups, entrées, pastries, and of course a deli case full of gourmet foods from our kitchen and imported from abroad. VC Gourmet is a true Delicatessen that offers dine-in, take out and catering services. Our goal is to provide customers with healthy, no preservative, made with love and attention to detail meals.


(909) 362-5263


7223 Church St Suite A17
Highland, CA 92346


Monday - Thursday
11:00am – 7:00pm

11:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday BRUNCH
10:00am – 3:00pm


In-House Dining


Chef Valarie has spent many years perfecting her fusion of flavors to bring you a unique and delightful assortment of small plates, entrées and pastries. From the Truffle lamb chops to the house-made lasagna, you will never be disappointed. We have seating for up to 50 people and will gladly accommodate large parties along with private and corporate dining events.

Online & To-Go

Are you a busy parent that has a car full of kids? Or a sleeping toddler or baby? Chef Valarie knows all about this because of her experience with small children of her own. So VC Gourmet offers Online ordering  via Yelp EAT24 and curbside pick-up.  Simply call in or place your order Online, once you arrive they will happily bring your order out to you, making feeding your family healthy and delicious food as convenient as possible.




VC Gourmet proudly offers a fully stocked deli case. This centerpiece of the delicatessen displays a large variety of hand picked gourmet meats, cheeses, marinated items, desserts, pastries and fresh baked goods. Chef Valarie only carries the highest quality deli meats like prosciutto San Daniele, bresaola, Soppressata, and cheeses like pecorino Toscano, taleggio, and buffalo mozzarella.

In addition to the deli case, VC Gourmet also showcases an assortment of gourmet olives, breads, seasonings,  pastas, peppers, and seasonal items. 


 Fine Dining


In addition, VC Gourmet hosts monthly fine dining experiences. Pre-Reservations and menus will be available at the first of each month. Please come join us for a truly European dining experience. You will be greeted at the door with fine hors d’oeuvres and your choice of wine or beer. Feel free to look around and engage in conversation during the 30-minute reception. You will then be introduced to your Chef for the night and a comprehension of the menu and wine or beer pairings for the evening. You will be transported to the region of the cuisine through texture, smell and taste. If you would like to be put on the reservation list, please contact us.


Catering menus and options


Leave Everything to us


VC Gourmet can meet all your catering needs. Let our experienced chef personalize a menu to fit your taste buds and budget. We have a 10 year reputation of the highest quality gourmet cuisine and service that keeps our clients coming back for more. Just give us a call and let VC Gourmet be your “one-stop shop”, you can count on us to coordinate all your event needs, such as rentals, staff, valet, etc. 

Private Dining

For that special someone


 VC Gourmet offers private dinning for intimate affairs. Whether you want a quiet dinner for two or an intimate setting for a group of friends or family, VC Gourmet will be sure to take special care of you. Our chef will work with you to design a custom menu just for your event. No need to worry about running to get more wine or butter, with your personal servers you will not have to worry about a thing! Call or e-mail us for more details!


 Learn from the Pro's


For over 10 years, Chef Valarie has specialized in providing unique and innovative culinary solutions for the food service industry. VC Gourmet takes great pride in a practical, hands-on approach to overcoming any culinary challenge. Whether you're in need of a chef for your next trade show or product demonstration, training for your food service employees or menu development, Chef Valarie is at your service.

• Holiday parties
• Retirement parties
• Recognition Events
• Open houses
• Corporate meetings
• Weddings
• Fundraisers

• Anniversaries
• Engagements
• Birthdays
• Graduations
• In-Home Dining
• Special Occasions
• Just Because

• Event Planning
• Demonstrations
• Consultations
• Menu Development
• Recipes
• Training
• Trade Shows


CHEF Valarie:

International Chef Valarie Carlone Baker is an award-winning, innovative Chef with an exceptional record of quality, service and experience. Valarie Carlone Baker received her Master Chef culinary degree in Italian Cuisine from the Italian Culinary Institute in Calabria, Italy. Chef Carlone also has international experience at such noted establishments as The Palazzo Arzaga and Le Sablon, along with Membership in the Italian Culinary Federation and Grade II Sommelier awarded. Chef Valarie also teaches culinary classes at The Art Institute in the Inland Empire campus and has appeared on the Food Network!

In addition to her delicatessen, Chef Valarie Carlone Baker offers a wide variety of additional culinary services to a broad clientele including; catering, private dining, event planning, menu development, consulting and on-site demonstration chef services. Chef Valarie prides herself in uncompromising standards of high quality service and superb presentation.

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As an Alumni of The Italian Culinary Institute and good friend of Chef's Mark McDonald & John Nocita, Chef Valarie is honored to be able to present to you "Splendors of North Italy". Hosted by Chef Mark McDonald of Old Vine Café & The Italian Culinary Institute.


During this special program, you will live northern Italy, not as a tourist, but as an Italian, as you travel and dine with Chef Mark McDonald of Old Vine Café and Master Chef John Nocita of the Italian Culinary Institute.




(909) 362-5263


7223-A17 Church st
Highland, CA 92346

Monday - thursday

11:00am – 7:00pm


11:00am – 8:00pm


10:00am – 3:00pm

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