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Private Chefs Sydney

Over 100 Private Chefs in Sydney

Meet some of the best chefs this city has to offer. We’re proud to call these chefs a part of our platform, and we can’t wait for you to experience their cooking. To date, we have over 100 registered private chefs in Sydney and the surrounding cities and suburbs in NSW, including Newcastle, Wollongong, Orange, Tamworth, Blue Mountains, Kiama, Nowra, Byron Bay, Port Stephens, Port Macquarie, Hunter Valley.

One of our primary values here at CHEFIN is to reintroduce the chef as part of the dining experience. They’re the force behind the cooking, the genius behind the flavours, and they should be interacting with the eaters (that’s you!). CHEFIN private chefs will do more than just cook your food. They’ll add to the atmosphere and social aspect of dining, educate you on ingredients used and the history of their dishes, and take on the role of being a fantastic host. Yep, that means you get to offload your own hosting duties!

HOW CHEFIN WORKS

1. Select a dining style

Select the dining style of your event and the number of dishes you are after, eg. 3-course fine dining meal, cocktail canapes. Reserve here.

2. You will be matched with a Chef

Once a booking is reserved, an algorithm will take your preferences & match these with the best-matched chef in your area.

3. Design a menu together

Your private chef will custom tailor a menu for you. Chefs LOVE to create dishes and every menu they construct is fully exclusive to your event.

4. Enjoy the Art of Dining

The chef will arrive 1.5 hours beforehand with all ingredients and begin preparing. The only thing you need to do is sit down, relax and enjoy!

THE ART OF DINING JOURNEY, HERE BEGINS

First, CHOOSE A Dining Style

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3-Course Fine Dining Meal

A fine dining 3 course meal will be designed by your private Chef
$195.00per person Inc of GST, minimum 8 people
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Full Course Meal

Includes a premium fine dining 5-course meal: 2 starters, 2 mains and 1 dessert
$245.00per person, minimum 7 people Inc of GST

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RESERVE A PACKAGE IN 3 EASY STEPS: 1. SELECT A PACKAGE, 2. ENTER EVENT DETAILS, 3. SECURE PAY ONLINE.

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WHY HIRE A PRIVATE CHEF THROUGH CHEFIN?

Art of Dining Quality Money-Back Guarantee – We guarantee the experience or your payment back. Trusted by Australia’s top 500 fortune companies, and served more than 60,000 satisfied customers across Australia.

Safe & Secure – Every chef is screened thoroughly via detailed proprietary processes & systems; food safety is mandatory for handling your food; payment is held in a trust account until after the event; a $20mill public liability insurance protects everyone.

Premium Ingredients – a process with three important pillars: Health, Environment, and Social Impact is applied when selecting your ingredients. Each source is hand-selected by our network of chefs and screened from CHEFIN for quality & assurance.

Peace of Mind – a private concierge is always available to handle all your special requirements & needs and support you & the Chef with the CHEFIN proprietary software. A wonderful combination delivering top customer satisfaction.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Private Chef cost in Sydney?

CHEFIN provides the art of dining experiences to Sydney food lovers. The price is similar to a fine dining restaurant with the benefits of your very own chef and tailored menu. We have a variety of available packages from cocktail canape packages that cost $55 per person to 3-course meals that cost $185 per person, and 5-course meals that cost $225 per person. Check all CHEFIN PACKAGES here. The price may fluctuate on public holidays and last-minute bookings.

What are the most popular cuisines for Private Chef service in Sydney?

On the CHEFIN platform, over 100 onboarded Private Chefs in Sydney provide over 20 world cuisines from the east to west. The diversity of cultural backgrounds and culinary interests shaped them into experts in different styles of cooking. The top 5 popular cuisines for Private Chef service in Sydney are Modern Australian, French, Japanese, Italian, and South American.

What does a Private Chef service include in Sydney?

Once a booking is confirmed, an algorithm will then identify and match you with the best-suited Chef who will tailor a menu for you. On the day, your chef will arrive 1.5 hours beforehand with all fresh ingredients, and begin preparing your dishes. Waitstaff arrives separately. The team will take care of all the food and drinks (as advised). After the event is over, the team will clean the kitchen and event area before leaving you to bask in the afterglow of a wonderful event. Drinks, tableware and glassware can be arranged as add-on services.

Do you have a Sydney Private Chef available to cook for my event?

As a platform with more than 100 available Chefs in Sydney, we always have availability – or your money back guarantee! Our team works relentlessly to ensure we have the largest selection of Private Chefs across the country and can fulfil every single guest’s request. On a very unlikely occasion, even if your assigned chef has to cancel your event, we could still arrange an alternative chef for you at the last minute. This is the power of a platform – peace of mind for your special occasions.

How can I hire a Private Chef in Sydney?

Once a PACKAGE (dining style) is booked, CHEFIN’s sophisticated algorithm will take your preferences & match these with the available Chefs in Sydney. You will be presented a choice of Chefs, though during busy periods/last minute bookings you will be assigned a Chef to work with. Once a chef is chosen, she/he will customise a menu based on your special requests. A few rounds of menu revisions could be provided upon your feedback.

What do I need to prepare for a Private Chef service in Sydney?

Not much to be honest. Your private chef will only need your assistance with a few small things. You need to prepare a space in your fridge (1-2 shelves), clear your kitchen bench and introduce the Chef to the kitchen & dining areas. Depending on your booking you will need to prepare crockery/glassware/cutlery & set the table if no wait staff are included in your event booking. If you have reserved a waitstaff with us, the team could help you with table setting before the service.

Meet our signature Sydney private chefs

Sydney Personal Chef CARLOS MOREIRA

‘He really lit up the moment and was respectful & extremely accommodating.’

A little about Chef CARLOS MOREIRA:

Chef Carlos’s food is inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients and his travels around the world. You can expect farm-to-table menus and a blend of unique cultures, ingredients, and flavours. His favourite part about being Chef is seeing the reactions of clients when they taste his food, and working in the bustling kitchens with a great team of people. He also loves the picturesque locations he can work from as a private chef – like the Sydney Opera House.

Want to learn more about Chef Carlos? Visit his CHEFIN profile here.

Chef CARLOS MOREIRA - Private Chefs Sydney

Career highlights for Chef CARLOS MOREIRA:

  • 16 years of experience as a Private chef & in Michelin starred restaurants

Carlos’s dishes:

  • Chef Carlos loves making his own fresh pasta
  • Chef Carlos’s food is inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients
  • His travels around the world inform the dishes he cooks
Chef CARLOS MOREIRA's dish

Sydney Personal Chef HEMANT DADLANI

‘Hemant is not only a great chef but a great personality who loves life!’

A little about Chef HEMANT DADLANI:

Introduced to cooking by his mother in India, Chef Hemant initially pursued a degree in Hotel Management and Catering Technology. He discovered his true calling in the kitchen after receiving a cooking tutorial by a South Indian Master Chef, and so began a distinguished career that has taken him all over the world.

Want to learn more about Chef Hemant? Visit his CHEFIN profile here.

Personal Chef HEMANT DADLANI - Sydney

Career highlights for Chef HEMANT DADLANI:

  • Chef Hemant has worked as Executive Chef at Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia, reconceptualised restaurants at Rosewood Little Dix Bay, opened the Apsara restaurant at Jade Mountain & Anse Chastanet Resorts in St. Lucia and breathed life back into a failing Indian restaurant at Curacao’s Hotel Kura Hulanda.
  • Chef Hemant runs his own consultancy business, project managing new restaurant and cafe openings.

Hemant’s dishes:

  • Chef Hemant’s favourite dish is slow-cooked lamb shoulder with black-eyed peas on top of barley and garnished with fresh Aussie black truffle flakes.
  • He loves to share the great stories behind each of his dishes – from celebrities that love these dishes to the origins of where he learned the dish, just ask!

Sydney Personal Chef Robert Morales

‘I love sharing my knowledge with other foodies who want to discover more about the amazing variety of foods available in our lives’

A little about Chef Robert Morales:

Born in California, raised in Texas, Robert now calls Sydney home. With a deep awareness of nature & its abundance of foods, Robert is a rare kind of chef who forages for ingredients from the wild. If you’re looking for a unique experience that has you learning a little bit more about your food, Rob is the perfect match.

Private Chef Robert Morales Profile Photo

Career highlights for Chef Robert Morales:

  • 14 years of experience in modern pastry (you know what that means – desserts!)
  • Received a Gold Medal in the 2008 National Culinary/Pastry championships (US).

Robert’s dishes:

  • Robert’s dishes are refined and simple, juxtaposed by elements of the wild,
  • His passion for finding and cooking with ingredients from nature means you’ll have fresh, seasonal, unique ingredients with a story behind them,
  • Robert is highly skilled in Japanese, French, Italian, and Mexican cuisines.
Chef Robert Morales presenting a crusted chicken breast, broccolini, edible micro herbs, field mushrooms soil

Sydney Personal Chef Valeria Boselli

‘I have a dream that dining vegetarian & vegan should be a belief & culture, a fun and an exciting experience, and deserves to be delicious’

A little about Chef Valeria Boselli

If you’re looking for catering that’s conscious, then Valeria’s healthy mouth-watering cuisine is where you’ll find it. An Italian who’s been calling Australia home for the last 10 years, Valeria is passionate about making plant-based dining an exciting, fun, and healthy meal that’s a party for your taste buds. For something that tastes too good to be healthy (but is), Valeria’s got the goods.

Sydney North Shore Private Chef Valeria Boselli Profile Photo

Career highlights for Chef Valeria Boselli

Valeria owned a dedicated vegetarian & vegan restaurant, Dandylion, in Bondi,

Valeria’s dishes:

  • Valeria’s style is contemporary fusion with heavy Mediterranean roots,
  • Healthy, fun, and delightful to the tastebuds. Expect fresh, seasonal ingredients and lots of yum.
Chef Valeria Boselli presenting Vegan edamame pasta with edible flowers, toasted almonds, beetroot puree

ALL CHEFIN PRIVATE CHEFS ARE VETTED

Our criteria for choosing a chef are simple: They have to be obsessed with food. They need to be creative, driven, and passionate, always exploring new food concepts and ideas. The selected personal chefs are keeping up on everything to do with food in Sydney, from finding new and obscure ingredients to learning special techniques and intriguing presentations. Those Sydney chefs want to engage your senses, spark conversation, and leave a mark on your memory. They won’t be hiding in the kitchen.

It’s time Sydney’s food scene became more engaging, interactive, and accessible. That’s why we’re taking these chefs out of the kitchen and bringing them to your homes. Chefs should be at the forefront of dining, showing off their creations and interacting with diners, and that’s what our Sydney chefs are out there doing!

Chef Nick Guan explains his dishes to guests

THE STANDARD OF DINING EXPERIENCES

We’ve got high standards here at CHEFIN, and the selected private chefs in Sydney are all at the top of their game. Each of the CHEFIN chefs was handpicked for their unique skills, talents, and culinary wizardry. They’re not just chefs, they’re artists.

With experience working in renowned restaurants in Australia and all over the world, CHEFIN private chefs bring international culinary skills and techniques to Sydney. They know the ins and outs of the city, its restaurants and dining styles, and what Sydneysiders value in good food. They know how to source good quality produce, premium ingredients, forage for wild ingredients and cook with their heart and soul.

There’s no food challenge CHEFIN private chefs can’t rise up to! Each of those personal chefs has its own unique twist on cooking and will deliver a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t find anywhere else.

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