Michelle Van Sittert

Sous Chef
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Introducing Chef Michelle Van Sittert, a seasoned culinary professional specializing in bespoke private dining experiences in Sydney.

  • Experience rating 5
  • Talkativeness 2
  • Location: Australia, New South Wales, Bowral, Sydney
  • Events done: 1
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  • Recommendation score: 90
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  • Member since: Jan-2024
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Michelle’s culinary journey has taken her across continents, from grueling 18-hour shifts to the pursuit of creative freedom as her own boss. With a passion for crafting exquisite dishes, she settled in Sydney to embark on a new chapter in her career, driven by the joy of delighting customers with her culinary creations.

Having witnessed the euphoria of diners savoring her creations, Michelle finds fulfillment in satisfying both their psychological and physical cravings for exceptional food and fine wine. Inspired by cherished childhood memories of cooking alongside her father, she brings a blend of tradition and innovation to her culinary repertoire.

Michelle’s dedication to her craft is evident in her willingness to experiment with new flavors and techniques. Her award-winning dish, featuring Kaffir lime and lemongrass sous vide beef fillet with miso asparagus and crispy panko, reflects her adventurous spirit and commitment to pushing culinary boundaries.

As a private chef in Sydney, Michelle takes pride in curating personalized dining experiences tailored to the preferences and dietary requirements of her clients. Her hands-on approach and attention to detail ensure that each meal is a culinary masterpiece that leaves a lasting impression.

Beyond the kitchen, Michelle is passionate about sharing her expertise with others through cooking classes and workshops. She believes in empowering individuals to explore their creativity in the kitchen and discover the joy of preparing delicious meals for themselves and their loved ones.

Driven by her love for Italian cuisine, Michelle infuses her dishes with authentic flavors and ingredients sourced from local producers. Whether she’s creating traditional favorites or innovative new creations, her goal remains the same: to provide her clients with a memorable dining experience that exceeds their expectations.


While Michelle enjoys experimenting with new flavors and ingredients, one dish holds a special place in her heart: a Kaffir lime and lemongrass sous vide beef fillet served with miso asparagus, confit garlic, crispy panko, and 18-year-old balsamic caviar. This culinary masterpiece reflects Michelle's passion for innovation and her commitment to creating unforgettable dining experiences for her clients.


  • Mediterranean
  • Middle Eastern
  • Modern Australian