Chef Andrea avatar

Chef Andrea

Supporting Napoli, my football team, is my full-time job, cooking is my hobby!

Andrea is your 4.9 star chef in Dubai, for hire to cook International & Italian & Mediterranean cuisines. Andrea is excited to create your exclusive culinary experience with ChefXChange!



Private Chef

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

Not so traditional italian and mediterranean cooking!

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • Fish
  • pasta
  • bottarga
  • mozzarella di bufala
  • veggies
  • herbs
  • tea and many more!


  • International
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean

Experiences Provided

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

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

My mom was working and never loved cooking, so as I was around 8 I learnt how to cook something better than a grilled chicken breast. I learnt from friends, books, and chefs... A friend let me join him as a sous-chef in a small restaurant in Genoa for a while, giving me the basic rules about how to cook for others and not just for myself. After that experience, while I was continuing my career in music industry I started cooking as a private chef in my free time. Coming to Dubai I had to learn how to get the best out of the different ingredients available and I've been influenced by some talented chefs I met around.


  • Professional


No description provided.

Work Experience

Sous-chef (Jan 2003-Dec 2006)

A mix of traditional and modern cuisine, mixing local ingredients with international elements, with chef Paolo Costa


Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Travel: 178 kms

Language Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Cancellation Policy

    • Moderate
      Full refund up to 1 week before the event, 50% refund up to 2 days prior to event, except Foodie Service fees
    Reviews from Foodies:
    February 2018
    Our second experience with ChefXchange was as great as the first one. Excellent food and interaction and chef Andrea happily included our kids as sous chefs which made it an exciting event and not just a great dinner. Everything was made from scratch and was both tasty and beautifully presented.
    August 2017
    Simply a brilliant experience. Chef Andrea understood what I was looking for in a cooking class and personal chef combination experience. He advised me well regarding the menu in achieving that. And the food he produced was spectacular.
    May 2017
    Exceptional food and service. A great experience and highly recommended.
    Chef Megumi
    January 2017
    Chef Andrea prepared a squid ink risotto and filled squid with caponatina. Both dishes were delicious and well-balanced. Andrea was a pleasure to interact with while he was cooking and was professional and personable. I look forward to tasting more of his dishes!
    January 2017
    ChefXChange reacted on a very short notice and was able to put at disposal a great chef. Very easy to organise. Total hassle-free.