Gabi, a feisty, young chef, has just landed an interview for her dream job - personal chef to tech millionaire Josh. Josh's right hand man, Elliott, is not impressed with Gabi, but Josh is won over by Gabi's ability to know exactly what he wants to eat. But when the romantic dinner Gabi planned to help Josh propose to his girlfriend takes a very unexpected turn, Gabi fears she may have lost the best job she ever had.
Gabi is excited for her first official day as Josh's new chef, but her first assignment - to prepare an elaborate Chinese dinner for Josh's visiting investors - has her questioning if she can really handle the demands of the job. Then when a valuable item goes missing, Gabi is shocked when she's accused of being the thief. And then Gabi is even more surprised when she finds out who the real culprit is.
Josh and Elliot are desperate to impress editor Logan Rawlings so that she will name Josh to an influential list in her magazine. But Logan is more taken with Gabi, leading Elliot to secretly set the two up on a date in the hopes of securing Josh's place on the list.
While cooking an elaborate engagement celebration for Caroline and Josh, Gabi is horrified to realize she may have a bun in the oven. And things go from bad to worse when Yolanda and Elliot mistakenly believe Caroline is the pregnant one - and immediately tell Josh.
Sofia encourages Gabi to start dating again in the hopes she'll move on from Josh. But Josh takes an immediate dislike to Gabi's new guy, Cam, leaving Gabi confused about their relationship. And when Josh seems to discover some surprising news about Cam, Gabi refuses to believe him, which leads her to learn even more surprising news about Cam. Meanwhile, Elliot tries a little too hard to fit in with Josh's programmer friends.
Josh wants to hire computer genius Cooper Finley, but an awkward incident with Gabi leads Josh to punching Cooper rather than hiring him. Now Gabi is determined to make things right between them, leading to a different kind of spark between her and Cooper. Meanwhile, Elliot and Yolanda each scheme to be the first person to try out the fancy new bathtub Josh had installed.
Hoping to keep their relationship a secret, Gabi convinces Cooper to pretend he already has a girlfriend - Sofia. But when Caroline and Sofia click, and the fake couple becomes very real friends with Josh and Caroline - Gabi has to keep her jealousy in check. Meanwhile, Elliot and Yolanda decide to go on a juice fast together.
When Gabi's beloved car breaks down again, Josh sees it as an opportunity for her to drive something safer and takes it upon himself to replace the ancient vehicle. But Gabi is devastated at his gesture and reveals her car was the last gift she ever received from her late mother, leaving Josh horrified and the whole gang determined to get Gabi's car back. Meanwhile, Yolanda and Elliot call Josh out on the fact that he treats Gabi differently than them.
Yolanda's son Derek has returned home nursing a broken heart, so Yolanda decides to set him up with Sofia, declaring Gabi too much of a mess for her son. But when Gabi learns that Derek's girlfriend broke up due to Yolanda's disapproval, she decides to trick Yolanda into thinking she and Derek have fallen for each other - thinking Yolanda will decide Derek should go back to his ex. Meanwhile, Caroline temporarily moves in with Josh after a crisis at her apartment, giving Josh a startling look at how their lives will be living together - with all of Caroline's stuff.
Caroline ends up forgetting Josh's birthday, when their wedding ends up been pushed up. Gabi decides to let Caroline use her very special gift as her own, but when Josh reacts to it, she begins regretting her decision.