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Chef danny
Washington | Rating: N/A | Professional
Specialty Cuisines: American, BBQ, French, Italian, Thai
Vetted Experiences: Private Chef, Personal Chef, Cooking Class, Corporate Event, Catering, Chef Consultancy

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How did you start your journey?

Duke Ellington was once asked what other styles of music he likes besides jazz, he gave his questioner a quizzical look and replied "son, there are only two kinds of music - good and bad - I like the good kind. I think the same thing applies to food. My food is not specific to any genre, but is informed by a creative process that has been a four decade long pursuit of perfection.

Where is your cuisine inspired from?

If my mother is to be believed, the first meal I cooked was breakfast in bed for mother's day... when I was four. Food has been a central part of my life ever since. I hosted my first dinner party at 13, cooked all the food for my own high school graduation party (whether host or a guest, I would still rather be in the kitchen at any party,) started a catering company while an undergrad, spun off a personal chef service while in grad school, and apprenticed with amazing chefs from around this country and the world. All of that being said, my culinary sensibilities are most informed by books.


Chef / Owner | Cogito Ergo Saute - a Personal Chef Service | 2007 - Now
The french philosopher René Descartes famously wrote Cogito Ergo Sum – I think, therefore I am. Building upon that incredibly elegant expression our playful interpretation, Cogito Ergo Sauté, represents our love for all things related to the culinary arts and the adult beverages that should accompany them.

General Manager & Sommelier | Notti Bianche | 2005 - 2007

Chef and General Manager | Bossa Bistro & Lounge | 2001 - 2005

Sous Chef | 1910 | 2001

Chef/Founder | Starfish & Coffee Catering | 1990 - 1999
Founded and lead a successful catering company focusing on boutique affairs.


Stage | Speak Easy | 1998
Studied under James Beard winning chef

Stage | Desideros | 1997
Studied under 2 Michelin Starred Chef

Stage | Butterfield 9 | 1996
Studied under James Beard Nominated chef

Stage | Big Tony's BBQ | 1995
Studied under a legendary Memphis Pit Master

What is your Cancellation Policy?

Strict - No refund after booking is made

What languages do you speak?

No description provided.

How far can you travel?

99 kms

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