Top Food Development Consultants at ChefXChange

Heading into a new restaurant venture and need an expert in the field to guide you through the process? We can all agree that the restaurant industry has become relentless in terms of competition.  A Food Development Consultant can help

The key to standing out in this saturated market is offering a  differentiated service complemented by a mouth-watering menu. That is why, you need a Chef consultant to give you professional insight into what’s appealing to the taste-buds of your foodies.  If you would like to know more about the pros of hiring a Chef consultant, click here

You might be curious about how to find a suitable Chef, especially if it’s your first venture of the kind. Here’s a guideline for you to follow: check out our post about what you need to look for in a Chef consultant.

Top Food Development Consultants at ChefXChange

Top Food Development Consultants at ChefXChange

Finding the right Chef to consult on your restaurant business can be time consuming, and time is money!  Here’s where ChefXChange can come in handy: on our platform, you can find Chefs from different culinary backgrounds who come from all around the world ready to input their culinary expertise to make your venture stand out among the rest. Filter this further by adding your restrictions in terms of budget, time and other conditions & you will find the Chef that suits your restaurant business. 

For you to know what to expect from consultants at ChefXChange, we’ve compiled a list of our best Chefs. You can also have a look at their sample menus so that you know what to expect. 

Chef Sara – London

Chef Sara in London

Chef Sara’s Italian heritage combined with a constructive experience at Masterchef 2011 , has enabled her to develop her culinary expertise. She describes her time at Masterchef as an exhaustive and challenging event which made her realize that she wanted to improve her skills further in order to make cooking her lifelong career.
During her life, she’s been exposed to a lot of techniques & know-how that she puts in use with every dish that she makes. If you’re looking to open a restaurant offering British, French, Italian, Mediterranean or Middle Eastern menus Chef Sara can share her insight into the culinary experience with you. 

Wood pigeon carpaccio on sourdough bread

Wood pigeon carpaccio on sourdough bread

Partridge risotto

Partridge risotto

Rabbit Ballotine

Rabbit Ballotine

Chef Enrico – Abu Dhabi

If you’re heading into a restaurant venture in Abu Dhabi, Chef Enrico is your go to Chef! He comes from Sicily with a strong background in Mediterranean cuisine – known for its healthy dishes. He travels all around the world, constantly acquiring knowledge about food cultures and getting a handle on different techniques. By introducing new ingredients and flavors, he looks forward to giving his guests the “wow” sensation after every bite. 

Here are some sample dishes you can take a look at to know what to expect from Chef Enrico. We can tell you this: he definitely knows how to combine flavorful dishes with an irresistible presentation! He can help you introduce that in your menus if you book him as your Chef consultant! 

Warm seafood salad

Warm seafood salad

Cod in green pea veloute

Cod in green pea veloute

Black ink ragout spaghetti 

Black ink ragout spaghetti 

3 shades of chocolate mousse

3 shades of chocolate mousse

Chef Dima – Lebanon

As a child, Chef Dima was influenced by her mom & grandma’s kitchen. Later, she moved to Canada to finish her studies in culinary, food service & restaurant management.

Traveling has always been the main reason for her culinary and food culture knowledge which is constantly improving.  Nevertheless, passion has always been her source of creativity and key to success.
As you can see in her menu below, Chef Dima does a little bit of everything which makes her an ideal consultant for International cuisine. She’s an expert at mixing and matching ingredients to compose dishes that are irresistible to your taste-buds.

Scottish quail eggs

Scottish quail eggs

Tagliata di Manzo con Rosemarino, Pepe e Capperi

Tagliata di Manzo con Rosemarino, Pepe e Capperi

Chilies en Nogada
Chilies en Nogada

Clementine tiramisu

Clementine tiramisu

Chef Andrea – London

Chef Andrea can provide you with a world class service to give a “makeover”  to your restaurant menu, he can even create a totally new menu for you! His services include: menu research & development, recipe documentation, vendor selection, raw material recommendations, menu design (costs & pricing), plateware & glassware selection & even take-out packaging recommendations. 

He’s been travelling around the world to work in the best restaurants. He has learned the culture & the cooking style of each country he’s been to making him an expert in European, French, Italian, Peruvian & Spanish cuisines.
Now, it’s time for him to bring all his knowledge and passion to you & your target foodies. 

 

Chef Andrea in Dubai

Slow-Cooked Veal Loin with Truffled Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables

Slow-Cooked Veal Loin with Truffled Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables

Yellowfin Tuna Tataki with Papaya and Mango Salad

Yellowfin Tuna Tataki with Papaya and Mango Salad

Red Mullet, Chickpeas, 25y Aged Balsamic and Wild Mushrooms

Red Mullet, Chickpeas, 25y Aged Balsamic and Wild Mushrooms

Tuna CarpaccioTuna Carpaccio

Chef Junior – Dubai 

Chef Junior a French citizen who’s been living in Dubai for more than 3 years. He graduated from a Cuisine school in Paris, and since then he has worked for prestigious names and Michelin starred restaurants in Paris, Monaco, London & Dubai.

As you can imagine, he is very professional and has been exposed to cuisines from all around the world. More specifically, if you’re opening a restaurant specializing in BBQ, European, French, Fusion or  Mediterranean dishes, you don’t need to think twice: Hire Chef Junior
We’ve featured below some of his most compelling dishes in terms of plating – believe us they taste as delightful & fresh as they appear! 

Seabass Ceviche Seabass Ceviche

Roast chicken with seasonal vegetables

roast chicken with seasonal vegetables

Pan fried sea bass

Pan fried sea bass

Fresh gnocchi with olives and spinach

Fresh gnocchi with olives and spinach

Chef Karim – Lebanon

For Chef Karim, cooking is more than mixing ingredients and creating aroma. After several years of hard work, he found his passion in the Japanese & Asian cuisines. Playing a new harmony between Japanese-Asian & the Mediterranean creates his “Own cooking Style” touch.

Having worked in one of the best restaurant in Netherlands – and in the world- for more than 11 years, he has acquired sufficient skills & know-how to guide you through the process of redesigning your menu or creating a new one. 

Burrata Di Bufala

Burrata Di Bufala

The open sushi experience

The open sushi experience

If you would like to get into the specifics of food development consultancy, check out our previous posts about restaurant consulting services in Dubai & London.

Moreover, if you’re looking for a private Chef to cater for a dinner party at a venue of your choice, ChefXChange has got your back. You can choose among our chefs the one that fits your taste-buds & your budget!