"a true Delicatessen"

Dine-In • Take Out • Delicatessen • Catering


Welcome to VC Gourmet


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

10:00am – 3:00pm


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. 


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


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!


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



 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.


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



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. 

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Dine in & To-Go + Online


Chef Valarie has spent many years perfecting her fusion of flavors to bring you a unique and delightful assortment of small plates, salads, soups, panini, main entrées, charcuterie and desserts.

We offer in-house dining as well as to-go orders, just call ahead or order online via Yelp EAT24. We have seating for up to 50 people and will gladly accommodate large parties along with private and corporate dining events.

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 Fine Dining


In addition, VC Gourmet hosts monthly fine dining experiences. Pre-Reservations and menus will be available several weeks in advance. 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 and receive 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.


Nduja Artisans Salumeria

VC Gourmet proudly offers this truly artisan product

Agostino Fiasche and his son Antonio are the proud guardians of a century-old Italian legacy. As co-founders of 'Nduja Artisans Salumeria, the Fiasche's are the culmination of five generations of Calabrian salumi makers.

Like their namesake spreadable spicy salumi, 'Nduja Artisans is the perfect balance of fire and flavor. A proprietary blend of Calabrian Peppers and 100% Berkshire Pork highlight their focus on simplicity and quality, while paying homage to the Fiasche's rich heritage. The success of their 'Nduja has now afforded Agostino and Antonio the ability to dust off the Fiasche Family recipe book to test and unveil additional hand-made salumi. You can taste their family tradition with each bite.




(909) 362-5263


7223-A17 Church st
Highland, CA 92346

Monday - thursday

11:00am – 7:00pm


11:00am – 8:00pm


10:00am – 3:00pm


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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