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Chef Daniel
Homegrown, homemade and organic taste better...

Daniel is your 5.0 star chef in London, for hire to cook European & French & Italian cuisines. Daniel is excited to create your exclusive culinary experience with ChefXChange!

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EXPERIENCES PROVIDED

Private Chef

Cooking Class

Chef Consultancy

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

Daniel Salvador is a Barcelona-born chef. He started his cooking career working for several high profile Catalan cooks after studying a prestigious hospitality degree at ‘Escola Universitaria d’Hosteleria i Turisme’ in Sant Pol de Mar (Barcelona). After 11 years of working for the best kitchens in Spain he decided to become established as a cook in London. As well as a chef in public and private events, he is also a culinary educator and a food designer. Daniel is also a trained nutritional consultant (Stonebridge College) and a member of the Royal Horticultural Society. He grows his own produce so his home-grown vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers are often ingredients in Daniel’s dishes. His service range spans from private events and dinners at people’s homes to culinary workshops, a supper club or his popular ‘home paella service’. He also enjoys trying new ideas and menu designs with his clients.

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • Rice
  • Fish
  • Organic vegetables
  • Flowers
  • Micro cress

Cuisines

  • European
  • French
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean
  • Spanish

Experiences Provided

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

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

Daniel started to cook when he was 12, cooking cakes at home. At the age of 15 he went to work to his mother's friend hotel in Mallorca to try out how it is to work in a restaurant and to decide if he wanted to continue with this passion the rest of his life. Four years later, Daniel started to study to become a Chef at the renowned School of Sant Pol de Mar.

Ranking

  • Professional

Trainings

Escola de Hosteleria i turisme de Sant pol de mar
Student (Sep 1996 - Aug 1999)

Work Experience

Self Employed
head chef (Oct 2013-Now)

Working as a head chef for important catering companies and managing a supper club and private dinners.

Naked nosh
Head chef and Owner (Mar 2010-Sep 2013)

Catering and take away mediterranean food company

Absolute Taste
Chef (Jan 2010-Mar 2010)

Working as a chef providing luxury food for private jets.

5 J at Harrods
Sous chef (Jan 2009-Jan 2010)

Working in the food hall for a spanish company of Iberico ham called 5 J

Restaurant J. Zamora
Head chef (Jul 2008-Dec 2008)

Fish, seafood and rice restaurant

Restaurant La pelejaneta
head chef (Feb 2008-Jul 2008)

Traditional local restaurant

Restaurant Carceller
head chef (Apr 2007-Jan 2008)

Tapas, fish and rice restaurant

Restaurant Pairal
Sous chef (Sep 2005-Mar 2007)

Luxury restaurant specialise in sea food, fish and rices

Restaurant Peñalen ( Castellón)
Sous chef (Apr 2005-Sep 2005)

Luxury restaurant in the centre of Castellón

Hotel el castell de la ciutat ( Seu d'urgell)
chef de partie (Sep 2003-Jan 2005)

Relais chateau luxury 5 star hotel with a restaurant with 1 star michelin Chef de partie in fish , starters and deserts.

Restaurant Valenti
Pastry chef (Mar 2003-Aug 2003)

Luxury restaurant situated in the centre of Barcelona.

Restaurant La Finca ( Elche)
Sous chef (May 2002-Apr 2003)

Luxury restaurant with 1 star michelin. In charge of weddings and big events

La Posada de la casa del Abad ( Ampudia)
head chef (Nov 2000-Mar 2002)

Relais chateau 4 stars luxury hotel with a restaurant with 1 star michelin

Restaurant El Girasol
Chef de partie (Jun 2000-Nov 2000)

2 star michelin restaurant I was working in all the parties as a chef.

El Raco d'en Freixa
chef de partie (Jun 1999-Dec 1999)

Restaurant with 1 star michelin. Aperitifs, salads and cold dishes

Location

London
Travel: 210 kms

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • 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
    5.0
    Reviews from Foodies:
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    Boris
    5.0
    January 2018
    Chef was really nice, food was good, maybe a little too heavy portion for starter. But was very pleasant to work with him !!
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    Lowri
    5.0
    November 2017
    We hired Daniel for a hen party and I couldn't recommend him more. We had a total of three courses including an interactive tapas making starter. Daniel was incredibly friendly and the food was amazing. All guests were very pleased.
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    Amanda
    5.0
    November 2017
    The meal was a treat that I gave myself for my birthday and it was fabulous. The food was amazing and the additional extras that were provided were much appreciated . Daniel was very friendly and interacted well with myself and my guests. Course after course was exceptional and we were were totally stuffed by the end of the evening. My kitchen was left spotless and you would never have known someone had been in there! My guests are still raving about this morning! Thank you Daniel for helping to make my birthday weekend so special.
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    Mikele
    5.0
    October 2017
    It was a great expeience and Chef Dan was absolutely amazing! Very organised and professional with great food and presentation. I can’t wait to have him over again!
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    Shola
    5.0
    September 2017
    I love cooking with Dani! Like making food with an old friend. Great menu planning, great tips and wonderful meals at the end that my children enjoyed - vegetables and all! It was a tremendous success and we'll be doing it again in the near future.
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    Louise
    5.0
    August 2017
    Daniel was asked to cook food that we had already prepared which most chefs don't particularly enjoy doing but he had no problem and made everything very easy for us. He did exactly what we asked for and the food was arranged perfectly. It was a large wedding but it went very well. Would highly recommend!
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    Shola
    5.0
    July 2017
    Really fun and informative. Love learning with Dani!
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    Tony
    5.0
    July 2017
    Everyone was pleased. The evening was a great success! Daniel did really well, and everyone enjoyed themselves!
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    Sham
    5.0
    June 2017
    Daniel made my party of 16 a very delicious meal. He was very accommodating with the menu and met all our requirements. He took all pressure off me so I could host and enjoy my birthday dinner party. The two waitresses were lovely too. I would definitely use him again.
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    Andrew
    5.0
    June 2017
    Chef Daniel was amazing! I can't say enough positive things. The food was amazing (the paella!!!! wow!!), and he worked within my budget. We were in a rented house, so he was terrific working in a kitchen that was new to both of us. He was accompanied by an assistant who was equally awesome. As Spanish cooking goes, this was an A+++++. I would hire him again in a second. And I honestly think they left the kitchen cleaner than when they started. THANK YOU DANIEL!
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    Ione
    5.0
    March 2017
    Daniel was amazing, we will definitely be using him again! The food was absolutely delicious, the presentation was beautiful and our kitchen was left cleaner than before he started!
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    fiona
    5.0
    March 2017
    Chef Daniel was fantastic, he really is a true professional. He arrived promptly, well prepared for the evening. The canapés were amazing and a real highlight although the other course were also excellent. Daniel explained the different courses and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The kitchen was immaculate when he left. Daniel brought with him two lovely waitresses who were also very professional. I would highly recommend Daniel and would definitely use him again.
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    fiona
    5.0
    March 2017
    Chef Daniel was fantastic, he really is a true professional. He arrived promptly, well prepared for the evening. The canapés were amazing and a real highlight although the other course were also excellent. Daniel explained the different courses and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The kitchen was immaculate when he left. Daniel brought with him two lovely waitresses who were also very professional. I would highly recommend Daniel and would definitely use him again.
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    dureka
    5.0
    March 2017
    Daniel was amazing, gracious and attentive. His cooking was sublime.
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    Indy
    5.0
    March 2017
    This was a fantastic evening and Dani did an amazing job with some brilliant dishes catering for 17! Would definitely look to book him again!
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    Brandy
    5.0
    January 2017
    So glad we found Chef Daniel - really a breath of fresh air with his genuine lovely spirit and food!
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    JARRAD
    5.0
    January 2017
    A true professional and he helped bring our new year with a bang. Daniel is a person that likes to be challenged and truly has a love for the art of food. He was great and we couldn't ask for anything more. I am excited to try his paella later down the road.
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    Duncan
    5.0
    November 2016
    Daniel was fantastic. Very flexible in designing a menu, quick to answer questions and incredibly polite. The food was fantastic and I would thoroughly recommend Daniel
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    Ollie
    5.0
    August 2016
    We hired Daniel for my Dad's birthday and he was great. He explained the cooking process of each dish and more importantly why he was doing it. Gave lots of tips as well. All in all a lovely experience and I would definitely use/ recommend him again.
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    Massimo
    5.0
    July 2016
    Daniel did a great job cooking large paellas, side dishes and cake buffet for my birthday party. All guests were really complimentary about him. Highly recommended. Thank you Daniel for a fantastic service! Massimo
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    Khaldoun
    5.0
    May 2016
    Super food and such a professional!! I would hire Chef Daniel again for sure !
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    Ulrich
    5.0
    March 2016
    We wanted a vegan dinner, which not many chefs can offer, but Chef Daniel, who offers vegan as one of his specialities, fully rose to the challenge, and prepared a delicious 3-course meal, with snacks - all wonderfully freshly made and very tasty. Daniel brought everything with him, cleaned all up afterwards, and all we had to do was sit down and enjoy! Daniel has a very nice and easy-going manner, and he is passionate about his cooking. We will certainly book him again.
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    Ditta
    5.0
    March 2016
    I would like to thank Chef Daniel for the Magnificent dinner he did @ my home on the 29th. Everybody 's comments was delicious. I haven't since then stopped receiving congratulations phone calls. I hope he can come back very soon for even more delicious meals.
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    ray
    5.0
    February 2016
    Daniel was superb. I was a little nervous before hand wasnt sure how it would be. However everything was fantastic. He is a real professional both in atitude and cooking skills. Food was wonderful. Beyond expectation. He left the kitchen fleaming and clean. He is also a very nice guy. Thank you Daniel. Will most likely book him again.
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    lodo
    5.0
    January 2016
    Chef Daniel and his assistant were wonderful. They were super organised, discreet and the food was delicious and well presented. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a stress free solution that allows the host to focus on his or her guests and enjoy the evening rather than be stuck in the kitchen.
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    Ben
    5.0
    November 2015
    It was a total pleasure to have Daniel cook for my friends and family at our fireworks night dinner. My guests were watching fireworks when Daniel arrived and he politely offered me to "leave everything to me" which set the tone for an evening of exemplary service. It was like being at the chef's table at an excellent restaurant. Daniel's knowledge around food provenance was graciously presented between courses. The whole meal was excellent with the main course of slow roast lamb genuinely amazing. Fantastic overall experience.
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    Christian
    5.0
    July 2015
    What a fabulous dinner! Daniel loves cooking with produce he harvests from his organic garden and it translates into incredibly tasty dishes. His emphasis is on the quality of ingredients and just letting them speak for themselves. It's absolutely non-pretentious cooking but oh so delicious! We’d eat Daniel’s pea puree 100 times over any fancy espuma or! The Gooseberry and Strawberry tart (again all grown in his garden) were to-die-for. Not only does Daniel try to reduce the sugar as much as possible, he’s got an incredible eye and taste for stunning food decoration using lots of edible flowers. Well done Daniel. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening with you!
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