Joao Filipe Pinto

Chef de Cuisine

Short bio

‘I cook since I was a child with my dad, that’s how everything started. I love to bring good moments around meals and see people do a little dance on their dining chairs when they taste my food.’ For Joao food has always been a passion. And cooking is a way of life! To help bring out the best of the ingredients in simple yet sophisticated dishes.

  • Experience rating 6
  • Talkativeness 2
  • Location: Australia, Sydney
  • Events done: 2
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  • Member since: Apr-2021
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Originally from Brazil, João studied nutrition at the Universidade Veiga de Almeida, where he focused on specialised diets and food preparation techniques.

After graduation, João further satisfied his curiosity and desire to learn by travelling the world’s kitchens. He wanted to see, try and learn everything he could about food and ingredients. He spent one year working in small restaurants in northern Italy, searching for the essences of Italian cuisine. Then moved to work in restaurants in Europe and America, he quickly mastered the methods and styles of several cuisines before finally calling Australia home.


Seared scallops / corn mousseline / crisp proscuitto/ peas / roast garlic salsa


  • Brazilian
  • French
  • Italian
Modern main dish - art of cooking

3-Course Fine Dining Meal

A fine dining 3 course meal will be designed by your private Chef
$145.00per person Inc of GST, minimum 8 people
Blindfold Dinner - serving

Blindfolded Dinner

Includes a premium fine dining 5-course meal: 2 starters, 2 mains and 1 dessert
$225.00per person, minimum 6 people Inc of GST

Cocktail Canapes

Personal Chef designed 9 pieces of gourmet canapes per person
$55.00per person Inc of GST, minimum 20 people