Vinnie (aka Chef Vaclav) started his career in a French Inspired fine dining restaurant in Prague, Czech Republic. He rose through the ranks being inspired by the clean & delightful presentation of dishes. His true passion is to create eye inspiring delicious food for diners with French-Asian & Modern Australian inspired flavours.
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- Location: Australia, Sydney CBD, New South Wales
- Events done: 29
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- Recommendation score: 100
- Member since: Dec-2019
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Vaclav has the utmost passion for ingredients – always visiting the local markets in Sydney and hand-selecting his produce. He loves to select his seafood fresh on the day checking in with the fishmongers on the best available catch from the ocean. Then visiting the farmers market and check out the fresh vegetable produce. Visiting the butchers & talking through the story of the product that he is looking to serve. His utmost dedication to choosing the greatest ingredient added with his simplistic cooking style inspired by the European Technique he learned and the Asian flavours he has experienced brings the best of the produce on the plate in a delightful visually appealing presentation.
Vaclav has learned a lot through his career as a chef and is one of the brightest talents we can see out there in the Sydney market. Being completely open to learning new techniques and cuisines & combining these with his strong French-based training & heritage of his family & traditions of his country.
His travels around Europe & Asia has inspired a lot of his dishes and his network of chef-peers from around the world build upon his knowledge on a daily basis. His presentation is extremely delicate and Instagram worthy, topped with his eye for detail & exceptional flavour profile Vaclav makes a rising star chef not to be missed!
FavouritesVaclav's favourite dish, or more an array of ingredients, is a ceviche. He loves the flavour profile of Modern European Cuisine entangled with French technique and fusion of South American ingredients together with the Freshest and best seafood in the world we have down here in Australia. When he puts a ceviche together he uses his memories from the past and his strong French-based techniques to match the flavours of the fish with the curing techniques of the Peruvians creating the perfect ceviche dish that tastes extraordinary balanced and looks delightful.
- Continental European
- Modern Australian
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The experience was excellent. Very pleased with the process and communication. I think from the outset you could provide more information about what is required on our end (like plates and cutlery required) but otherwise, communication is great.Mark Shalala
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The food was incredible! Everyone was very impressed with the dishes and the drinks were great also. Petko was accommodating and always available with the organisation of the event. It was a great success!Jessica Stephenson
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We love the overall experience for the event and love to have Chef Vaclav & CHEFIN back to our next private event. Thank You!Michelle Lam
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I lot of thought went into the preparation of the menu and wine list, the service was excellent and meal was delicious.Timothy Moore
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The whole experience was thoroughly enjoyed with great service, food and friendly chef and assistantsKeith Elloy
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Astonishing presentation of dishes, perfectly balanced courses, super tasty, I’m really happyVicente Ramirez Barba
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The whole experience from initial enquiry to switching off the lights at the end of the night was fantastic…. the food beyond awesome and i cannot recommend Chefin any higher to anyone!!! Just brilliant!!! Thank youRachel Kelly
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I was very happy with our experience. This is the second time that we have used Chefin and it was an important event for our company. I would be very happy to recommend the staff and service to anyone looking for catering for their events. I can not speak highly enough of the staff on the night who made sure that our event was a great success.Claire Tester
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Food and service can’t be faulty, perfect for a nightKira Yu
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Chef Vaclav was a pleasure to have cooking for us. The menu was delicious and beautifully presented.Tyler McLaren
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Chefin team were amazing. The food was outstanding and they cleaned up before they left. Our guests had an amazing night and I would definitely recommend them to anyone.Jane Mcintosh