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Chef Austin

Elegance. Passion. Precision.

Austin is your chef in Chicago, for hire to cook American & Asian & French cuisines. Austin 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

Certified Executive Chef Austin, was trained in the science and lore of culinary arts as well as the nuances of fine dining service etiquette. After your private consultation, Chef Austin will come into your home, assuming all responsibilities of food shopping, meal design and preparation, customized diet plans, and daily kitchen maintenance. We can accommodate a variety of food needs including busy families with little or no time to cook, professional athletes, families with weight loss goals, or those with food allergies or restrictions.

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • Watermelon Radish
  • Amish Sweet Cream Butter
  • Sea Salt
  • Octopus
  • Fresh Seasonal Herbs
  • Ceylon Tea


  • American
  • Asian
  • French
  • International
  • Mediterranean

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 grandmother was my introduction to the kitchen and still serves as one of my biggest inspirations. From the principles of gardening and growing your own food, to making recipe's from scratch, I loved being able to take basic ingredients and turn them into something amazing. My professional career has taken me across the world with competitive cooking, fine dining and higher education; all with food! I never could have imagined that my profession would take me on the path that it has but I am grateful for it and excited to keep discovering. I love entertaining and making people happy and food has always provided that opportunity.


  • Professional


Various (Jun 2005 - Now)

SME & Curriculum Development for Escoffier Schools -- Educator of the Year in Academic Leadership, CEC -- Educator of the Quarter: Le Cordon Bleu Chicago -- CEC, CCE, CPEC, American Culinary Federation -- Disciples Escoffier International, USA; Lifetime Member -- CMC Training Program, Le Cordon Bleu, NA -- Dubai World Hospitality Championships Member Team U.S.A. -- Individual Competition Experience; 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze

Work Experience

Elite Personal Chefs, LLC
CEO, Founder, Executive Chef (Aug 2011-Now)

Elite Personal Chefs was designed and created by Chef Austin Yancey to offer an elite level of culinary services. We bring the elements and art of fine dining into our clients homes with precision, passion, and elegance. Meals are individually designed by our Personal Chefs according to our client's specific needs while our Private Events team continuously delivers refined service with precise execution.

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Chicago
Culinary Instructor (Aug 2009-Jul 2014)

Candidate; Certified Master Chef Training Program Organizer & Mentor, Le Cordon Bleu Chicago Competition Team *Educator of the Year in Academic Leadership, Career Education Corporation *Educator of the Quarter: Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago

Alinea Restaurant
Chef de Partie; Food Runner (Jan 2008-Aug 2009)


Chicago, IL, United States
Travel: 500 kms

Language Spoken

No description provided.

Cancellation Policy

  • Flexible
    Full refund up to 2 days prior to event, except Foodie Service fees
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