João 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 3
  • Location: Australia, New South Wales, Central Coast, Saratoga
  • 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 essence 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.

Chef João Filipe Pinto runs his own business in the Central Coast of NSW – based in the suburb of Saratoga. João moved in the area as it is a great family destination and he wants to focus on his own family’s happiness & peacefulness. The values of the Central Coast community align with his personal values and he is looking forward to growing a successful small business in the area serving the local community as a Private Chef in Central Coast.

Central Coast & Saratoga are becoming more and more popular for Private Chef services with the locals indulging in Fine Dining activities. There is a lack of good restaurants and Fine Dining at home is the way to go in Central Coast.

As a favourite tourist destination of Sydneysiders, Central Coast Private Chef services are becoming of high demand. With the recent adjustments in population across Sydney metro moving outwards to larger dwellings the Saratoga & Central Coast areas have seen a boost in high income households which enjoy Private Dining at their new homes & holiday destinations.


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


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

3-Course Fine Dining

A fine dining 3 course meal will be designed by your private Chef
$195.00per 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
$265.00per person, minimum 6 people Inc of GST

Cocktail Canapes

Personal Chef designed 9 pieces of gourmet canapes per person
$65.00per person Inc of GST, minimum 30 people