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Chef Andrea
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Andrea is your 4.8 star chef in Dubai, for hire to cook BBQ & Greek & International cuisines. Andrea 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

As a disciple of nose to tail eating, I believe in not wasting anything. Introducing people to new flavors, reinventing classical dishes and sticking to traditions. My cuisine is inspired from my travels all around the world, especially delicious street food and things on sticks! I enjoy to bring out the distinct flavors of each ingredient and showcase the nothing less than the high quality of the products I use. I love showing what I do and teaching along with cooking. Interaction with other people loving food is the best confidence boost and it inspires me to push the limit. If you are brave enough to taste it then I am willing to make it!!!! I am also a TV Food Critic, on "WHATS COOKING UAE" travelling around the UAE, in search of other Chefs pushing limits, trying something new and discovering tastes I have never had before.

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • Bacon
  • Butter
  • Greek Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Cheese
  • Cream
  • Tomatoes
  • Fois Gras
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Garlic

Cuisines

  • BBQ
  • Greek
  • International
  • Mediterranean
  • Soul Food/Southern (US)

Experiences Provided

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

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

I had started cooking at a very young age helping my papou (grandfather) in the kitchen. He used to be a chef for the Greek Navy. From there I started working with my parents in their typical Greek Taverna in Canada. I loved the cuisine, as I grew up with it my whole life, but wanted to learn more, so I then studied the culinary arts and moved to Montreal working with one of the best chefs Fred Morin. He showed me how to make classic home cooking with basic ingredients and making them wow! I learnt more from him than from school. From there I continue to cook a simple, rich, classic cuisine. And not really care what others wanted but cooked what I loved and people followed. Then came many travels and explorations of international cuisines, working in private parties at people's homes, which allowed me to express my talents with new and inventive flavors each day. Restaurants bore me. And when I am asked which is my favorite restaurant.... there is 2 - one is my home of course and the second a small restaurant on a cliff side in Greece where everything you eat has been grown on that very farm , fresh caught fish from the sea and all cooked with no electricity ! Absolute perfection.

Ranking

  • Professional

Trainings

No description provided.

Work Experience

No description provided.

Location

Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Travel: 500 kms

Language Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Cancellation Policy

    • Strict
      No refund after booking is made
    4.79
    Reviews from Foodies:
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    Daren
    4.8
    February 2018
    If you're considering hiring a private chef for a that unique experience, stop looking, you found THE CHEF. We opted for a Thai menu that was simply awesome insofar as presentation, fragrance and flavour...and some cool mocktails too!
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    Luis
    5.0
    July 2017
    One word to describe the experience: "amazing".
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    Offline Booking
    5.0
    July 2016
    This booking was a 10-days cooking show held at Exhibition Center in Dubai: "We were very happy with Andrea live cooking show. She is an amazing person and chef!"
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    Amina
    5.0
    May 2016
    We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Chef Andrea- far exceeding our expectations! From the very first message, Andrea was prompt, professional and very accommodating to our often-fluctuating needs and dietary preferences. She worked closely with us to set the menu, and went out of her way to make sure our experience was top notch. As a group of kitchen enthusiasts, Andrea was warm and patient with our questions and curiosity, allowing us to watch in wander and entertain us through out. She was highly adaptable, and flexible, working with ease in our small and limited kitchen! I would strongly recommend Chef Andrea's services to anyone looking to have an 11/10 experience. Thank you for a great night Andrea!
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    maged
    5.0
    April 2016
    Very social and kind chef, our guests were entertained by the quality of food, presentation but also the lightness of spirit of chef Andrea. Thank you for this great experience!
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    Natasha
    5.0
    February 2016
    Absolutely fantastic evening with Chef Andrea! Her cooking was exceptional, as was her company. Would recommend the Chef Andrea experience to anyone looking for a very tasty, impressive, unique and entertaining evening.
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    Karine and Gregory
    4.7
    January 2016
    A true food adventure with our special bacon day designed to welcome our Northern family from England! A menu filled with the most surprising mixes and taste all around bacon.. Maple bacon gingerbread cookies, decadent chocolate brownie bacon ham with grilled cheese.. a feast that all our families truly enjoyed after some wonders about the kind of degustations they were about to start. Andrea never fails to surprise us, to bring aliveness to our kitchen with her vibrant personality and love for taste exploration.
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    Karine and Gregory
    4.7
    December 2015
    We had a fantastic day with Chef Andrea. What a fun and out of ordinary experience with her extreme food adventure. Greg, my son, saw the transformation of food you would not necessarily put on your menu into piece of art. What an experience! We are booking the bacon experience and can't wait for it!
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    Alexandra
    4.7
    November 2015
    Chef Andrea was great, we had a very good time!
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    Kishan
    4.3
    November 2015
    Great evening and Chef Andrea was a pleasure to have in our kitchen. Her shark tempura bites were exquisite!
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    Karl
    4.5
    November 2015
    Chef Andrea amazed us with a Spanish menu including gazpacho, seafood paella as well as some Greek delicacies with a feta watermelon salad, and fried cheese with honey. Great food and her good mood was contagious! Highly recommended!
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