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Chef Alex
Passionate About Organic Products

Alex is your 4.8 star chef in Abu Dhabi, for hire to cook Asian & European & French cuisines. Alex is excited to create your exclusive culinary experience with ChefXChange!

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Summary of where the Chef’s cuisine is inspired from and how he/she goes about expressing it

International cuisine from a michelin starred background. Influenced by French classical cuisine and then fused with British and Asian experience.

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • Artichoke
  • Beetroot
  • Organic Wild Salmon
  • Horseradish
  • Pea Shoots
  • Daikon Cress
  • Lavender
  • Grass fed Canadian beef
  • Organic Locally grown Vegetables
  • Organic Eggs

Cuisines

  • Asian
  • European
  • French
  • Soul Food/Southern (US)
  • Thai

Experiences Provided

  • Private Chef
  • Personal Chef
  • Cooking Class
  • Corporate Event
  • Catering
  • Chef Consultancy

How did the Chef learn how to cook and what is his story?

My earliest memories are of the incredible smells and unbridled joy I felt when I stayed at my grandma's house. She cooked simple but delicious meals filled with care attention and love. Aged 12 she began to share her recipes and techniques with me and I started to cook on a regular basis at home for myself and my mother. Aged 15 I started to work in a famous country pub restaurant on the southern coast of England washing dishes and assisting with basic preparation. I was lucky to receive tutelage and guidance from a fine chef there who inspired me to go to catering school in Westminster and to then complete a stage at Le deux maggot in Paris which was a one Michelin star property where i stayed for one year. My culinary education and training continued at Le Caprice in London and then the Ivy where i worked through the ranks progressing to a senior chef position. I joined with The Orrery and worked under Chef Chris Galvin to achieve a Michelin Star. I progressed to the Gordon Ramsey group where i worked at Le Petrus (2 star) and the Savoy Grill (1 Star) holding very senior positions in both restaurants. I opened my own restaurant in Brighton UK and managed to showcase a mix of molecular gastronomy with signature organic ingredients achieving many accolades and awards. Once sold I opened a large pub restaurant and small boutique hotel in the British countryside winning 3 AA rosettes for the cuisine and several awards for the unique standard of the rooms and gardens. I moved to Dubai in 2012 to work with Roberto's restaurant in DIFC and to set up the Urban Bistro organic cafe concept. After 2 years I am now a senior development manger within Abu Dhabi National Hotels. Having now progressed through many layers of corporate catering I find my style has changed over time to be a little less fussy but without ever compromising on the integrity of the ingredients of the dishes. Organic meats, fish and vegetables are absolutely crucial to me and I have explored many areas of supply and production in the middle east. I now oversee a large catering company in Abu Dhabi where we cater for over 2000 people daily.

Ranking

  • Professional

Trainings

No description provided.

Work Experience

Abu Dhabi National hotels
Senior Development Manager (Apr 2014-Now)

Roberto's and Urban Bistro, Dubai
Executive Chef (Jun 2012-Apr 2014)

The Chequers
Chef/Patron (Jan 2010-Apr 2012)

Location

Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Travel: 500 kms

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Cancellation Policy

    • Strict
      No refund after booking is made
    4.78
    Reviews from Foodies:
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    Marc
    5.0
    June 2016
    2 thumbs up!! Chef Alex was extraordinary. He made our cocktail party of 25 guests a truly special one with a greatly diverse and deliciously menu. Our guests and ourselves were delighted and highly impressed. Dealing with him was a very enjoyable experience. He customized his menu to meet our needs while preserving an amazing combination of signature fusion flavours. The food was excellent, the presentation beautiful, the service of highest standard, and above all Alex’s engagement and interaction with our guests was great. His team is also exceptionally professional (they arrived ahead of time, worked seamlessly in a very synchronized manner, helped in the service, and left the kitchen in a sparkling condition afterwards). A professional Chef in your own home ! Would definitely recommend Chef Alex !
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    Declan
    5.0
    June 2016
    Alex created a superb evening for our party of ten. Our guests told us afterwards it was one of the standout dinners they have ever had anywhere in Abu Dhabi. Alex and his team arrived promptly and with minimum fuss. The menu was sensational and perfectly presented. The service and pairing with wines from our own cellar was perfect. The kitchen was left in sparkling condition afterwards. Bravo. A top quality evening that allowed us to spend time with our guests.before we all head off for the summer.
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    Anthony
    4.7
    January 2016
    Dealing with chef Alex was an absolute thrill . He truly managed to exceed my expectation. Alex's food and presentation are top. He is also a true professional Who will deliver that signature culinary experience to you and those you wish to impress. I am looking forward. To my next food venture with Alex. Most of all, I can't wait to delight my taste buds with his Michelin star creations., Anthony
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    Shabira
    5.0
    December 2015
    Chef Alex was amazing. Good food, good service and very pleasant! If I have another party I will definitely contact you again, I like the concept!
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    Milind
    5.0
    December 2015
    Great experience with chef Alex - truly a memorable evening. Not just the food, but overall engagement and interaction with our guests was great. Was my first chefxchhange experience but has set a very high bar for any subsequent events. Would definitely work with chef Alex again
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    Pierre
    5.0
    October 2015
    Amazing dishes. We all enjoyed, speciallt the salmon and the meat!
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    Declan
    5.0
    June 2015
    Our party of 8 thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Beautiful presentation, excellent quality of ingredients and terrific combinations of flavours. Alex and team were prompt and well prepared, created four wonderful courses, thoughtfully catered for some individual preferences and left the kitchen spotless afterwards. Communication before the event was straightforward and pleasant and Alex made the evening itself enjoyable and hassle free. We will definitely look to work with Alex again.
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    Melinda
    3.5
    May 2015
    Chef Alex was very knowledgeable and extremely personable and the presentation of the food was excellent. A very enjoyable experience all round, I'd try ChefXchange again.
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