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Chef Daniel
London | | Professional
Specialty Cuisines: European, French, Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish
Vetted Experiences: Private Chef, Cooking Class, Corporate Event, Catering, Chef Consultancy

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How did you start your journey?

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.

Where is your cuisine inspired from?

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.

Work

head chef | Self Employed | 2013 - Now
Working as a head chef for important catering companies and managing a supper club and private dinners.

Head chef and Owner | Naked nosh | 2010 - 2013
Catering and take away mediterranean food company

Chef | Absolute Taste | 2010
Working as a chef providing luxury food for private jets.

Sous chef | 5 J at Harrods | 2009 - 2010
Working in the food hall for a spanish company of Iberico ham called 5 J

Head chef | Restaurant J. Zamora | 2008
Fish, seafood and rice restaurant

head chef | Restaurant La pelejaneta | 2008
Traditional local restaurant

head chef | Restaurant Carceller | 2007 - 2008
Tapas, fish and rice restaurant

Sous chef | Restaurant Pairal | 2005 - 2007
Luxury restaurant specialise in sea food, fish and rices

Sous chef | Restaurant Peñalen ( Castellón) | 2005
Luxury restaurant in the centre of Castellón

chef de partie | Hotel el castell de la ciutat ( Seu d'urgell) | 2003 - 2005
Relais chateau luxury 5 star hotel with a restaurant with 1 star michelin Chef de partie in fish , starters and deserts.

Pastry chef | Restaurant Valenti | 2003
Luxury restaurant situated in the centre of Barcelona.

Sous chef | Restaurant La Finca ( Elche) | 2002 - 2003
Luxury restaurant with 1 star michelin. In charge of weddings and big events

head chef | La Posada de la casa del Abad ( Ampudia) | 2000 - 2002
Relais chateau 4 stars luxury hotel with a restaurant with 1 star michelin

Chef de partie | Restaurant El Girasol | 2000
2 star michelin restaurant I was working in all the parties as a chef.

chef de partie | El Raco d'en Freixa | 1999
Restaurant with 1 star michelin. Aperitifs, salads and cold dishes

Training

Student | Escola de Hosteleria i turisme de Sant pol de mar | 1996 - 1999

What is your 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

What languages do you speak?

English, Spanish

How far can you travel?

210 kms

Foodie Joan | 5.0

Chef Daniel created a photography themed meal. He took care of the menu creation part as well as the cooking and the plating.

The meal was very colorful ...

Foodie Boris | 5.0

Chef was really nice, food was good, maybe a little too heavy portion for starter. But was very pleasant to work with him !!

Foodie Lowri | 5.0

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 ...

Foodie Amanda | 5.0

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 ...

Foodie Mikele | 5.0

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!

Foodie Shola | 5.0

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 ...

Foodie Louise | 5.0

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. ...

Foodie Shola | 5.0

Really fun and informative. Love learning with Dani!

Foodie Tony | 5.0

Everyone was pleased. The evening was a great success! Daniel did really well, and everyone enjoyed themselves!

Foodie Sham | 5.0

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 ...

Foodie Andrew | 5.0

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 ...

Foodie Ione | 5.0

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!

Foodie Fiona | 5.0

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 ...

Foodie Fiona | 5.0

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 ...

Foodie Dureka | 5.0

Daniel was amazing, gracious and attentive. His cooking was sublime.

Foodie Indy | 5.0

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!

Foodie Brandy | 5.0

So glad we found Chef Daniel - really a breath of fresh air with his genuine lovely spirit and food!

Foodie Jarrad | 5.0

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 ...

Foodie Duncan | 5.0

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

Foodie Ollie | 5.0

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 ...

Foodie Massimo | 5.0

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 ...

Foodie Khaldoun | 5.0

Super food and such a professional!!

I would hire Chef Daniel again for sure !

Foodie Ulrich | 5.0

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 ...

Foodie Ditta | 5.0

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 ...

Foodie Ray | 5.0

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 ...

Foodie Lodo | 5.0

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 ...

Foodie Ben | 5.0

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 ...

Foodie Christian | 5.0

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 ...

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