Dan Marsalek

Chef de Cuisine

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Meet Chef Dan Marsalek, a culinary virtuoso with an impressive pedigree in the world of gastronomy, renowned as a Michelin Star Private Chef in Brisbane. From his prestigious tenure in Michelin-starred restaurants to his current role as a sought-after Personal Chef Brisbane, Chef Dan’s diverse and illustrious culinary journey is nothing short of remarkable.

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  • Talkativeness 3
  • Location: Australia, Brisbane
  • Events done: 2
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  • Member since: Nov-2020
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With a career spanning over 15 years in the Food & Beverage Industry, Chef Dan Marsalek has carved an indelible name for himself as one of the most talented chefs in the industry. His culinary odyssey began in Ireland, where he played a pivotal role in 2016 as one of three chefs who helped earn the country’s only Michelin-starred restaurant its coveted star.

From there, Chef Dan honed his skills at renowned establishments such as “Patrick Guilbauds,” a two-Michelin-star restaurant, and the iconic “Fat Duck” with three stars, where he mastered the art of pastry and elevated his craft to new heights under the tutelage of culinary legend Heston Blumenthal.

In his relentless pursuit of excellence, Chef Dan ventured to Moor Hall, a prestigious venue boasting two Michelin stars, where he served as Sous Chef, further refining his culinary expertise. His journey reached new heights when he joined the esteemed Coworth Park, a luxury hotel under the prestigious Dorchester Collection, where he had the honor of cooking for royalty, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as well as Hollywood A-listers like Will Smith and other discerning diners.

Today, Chef Dan’s culinary prowess shines as a Private Chef Brisbane for some of Australia’s wealthiest families, crafting bespoke dining experiences that exceed expectations and tantalize the senses. With a passion for creativity, an unwavering commitment to excellence, and a healthy lifestyle that includes training daily, boxing, tennis, and his past as an NFL linebacker, Chef Dan continues to push the boundaries of gastronomy, leaving an indelible mark on the culinary world.


Pork Belly with Grilled Langoustine, Langoustine & Pernod Consommé, Compressed Pear, and Lychee & Ice Wine Vinegar. Chef Dan's signature dish showcases his dedication! Refined over 3 months, it impressed the Fat Duck's Michelin chefs. Each bite transports diners on an unparalleled flavor journey! Highlighting Chef Dan's talent as a Michelin Star Private Chef. Heston Blumenthal himself commissioned this masterpiece for the 3-star Fat Duck.


  • French
  • Indigenous Australian
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean
  • Modern Australian


  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wow Dans food was superb. The luncheon went so well. Thank you so much for organising this function
    We were so fortunate that we had a lunch today with Covid lock down.
    Please pass onto Dan that we thought his food was amazing. Plus service from Sarah was terrific.
    If we ever decide to have another luncheon we would like to request Dan
    Just so professional washing up done Best way to entertain thank you
    Such a difficult menu for him catering for 1 pregnant woman and 1 diary and gluten intolerant person. Plus 2 people who don’t eat pork..
    we both thought his menu and presentation and particularly the taste was amazing

    Gayle Carter
  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Couldn’t have asked for more! Not only was the food DIVINE but our Chef, Dan, was a total charmer. My mother is a celiac so eating out can be difficult but we had a beautiful relaxed five-star dining experience at home and we couldn’t have been happier. Fantastic experience! Thank you, thank you! I highly recommend Chefin.

    Angela Brissett
  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Dan was amazing! He produced a wonderful three-course meal for my sister’s 50th birthday celebration which surpassed all of our expectations and made the occasion one to truly remember. He went the extra mile and was absolutely lovely to have in our home. Thank you, Dan and Chefin. We will definitely be booking again in the future.

    Barbara Turner