Claudio Zannotti

Executive Chef
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Meet Chef Claudio Zannotti, a passionate Italian personal chef based in Sydney, dedicated to delivering exceptional culinary experiences in the comfort of people’s homes.

  • Experience rating 5
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  • Location: Australia, New South Wales, Parramatta, Sydney
  • Events done: 1
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  • Member since: Mar-2024
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Claudio’s culinary journey began at a young age, inspired by his family’s love for food and cooking. Guided by his father and uncle, he developed a deep passion for creating memorable dishes that evoke emotions and memories. Starting his career in hospitality at just 15, Claudio honed his skills in various kitchens, including the esteemed Michelin-starred Locanda Locatelli in London, before assuming the role of sous chef at Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar.

Driven by his desire to combine art and food, Claudio draws inspiration from culinary visionaries like Massimo Bottura and Peter Gilmore. He admires Bottura’s innovative approach to gastronomy and Gilmore’s commitment to sustainable practices, including sourcing from local producers. With aspirations to open his own restaurant focused on farm-to-table principles, Claudio is dedicated to shaping a career he can be proud of.

Certified as a sommelier, Claudio brings a holistic approach to his craft, pairing exquisite dishes with fine wines to elevate the dining experience. His unwavering dedication to quality, consistency, and attention to detail sets him apart as a chef who is committed to exceeding expectations and delivering culinary excellence. Inspired by his Italian heritage, Claudio infuses traditional flavors with modern techniques to create dishes that captivate the senses and leave a lasting impression. He believes in the power of food to bring people together, and his goal is to create memorable dining experiences that foster connections and celebrate the joys of life.

Claudio’s culinary philosophy centers around using fresh, seasonal ingredients to showcase the natural flavors of each dish. He believes in the importance of sustainability and ethical sourcing, working closely with local farmers and artisans to support the community and promote responsible dining practices.
In addition to his culinary talents, Claudio is also a dedicated educator, sharing his knowledge and passion for food through cooking classes and workshops. He believes in empowering others to explore their creativity in the kitchen and discover the joy of cooking for themselves and their loved ones.
With his warm personality, impeccable culinary skills, and unwavering commitment to excellence, Chef Claudio Zannotti is redefining the private dining experience in Sydney and beyond, one unforgettable meal at a time.


While Claudio's heart lies in cooking traditional Italian risotto, he takes pride in his signature creation: sous vide octopus slow-cooked for seven hours with olive oil, white wine, and aromatic herbs. Served with carrot puree, Kalamata olive soil, and fresh grapefruit segments, this dish showcases Claudio's talent for harmonizing flavors to perfection, leaving diners craving more with each bite.


  • Italian
  • Mediterranean
  • Modern Australian