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Chef Ellie

Everything from fine dining to sharing plates

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

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EXPERIENCES PROVIDED

Private Chef

Personal Chef

Cooking Class

Corporate Event

Catering

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

Nothing gives me quite as much joy as seeing someone's face when they've just put the most delicious morsel of food in their mouth and can't quite describe to their fellow dining companions just how good it is. I cook to give that experience to as many people as possible. In today's world, so much focus is placed on how aesthetically pleasing and 'Instagrammable' dishes are. While presentation of food is indeed crucial, nothing - absolutely nothing - should compromise the taste and authenticity of a dish. I have a passion for vegetarian and vegan food, and lives to debunk the myth that vegetables can't be substantial as a main course. Nevertheless, I also get a buzz out of cooking a fillet of fish to perfection, and slicing a seared loin of venison to reveal the crimson rareness within. I have a particular affinity for Italian food, and spends a week every year in Sardinia hanging round the markets. I am very thoughtful in my menu planning, and create themes for each party which focus on authentic ingredients and recipes . I try and make everything from scratch and, as unorthodox as it may seem, I never follow a recipe. I combine ideas, flavours and ingredients but most importantly my own passion and instinct to create a truly unique dining experience for my guests.

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • Tomatoes
  • Beetroot
  • Cardamom
  • Beef brisket
  • Ricotta
  • Sage
  • Pasta
  • Eggs
  • Broccoli

Cuisines

  • British
  • Fusion
  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern

Experiences Provided

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

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

My cooking training started in the kitchen with my mother, a woman who rarely cooks the same meal twice in one year. Her repertoire, ingenuity and ability to season food to perfection are second to none, and most of what I know I have learnt from her. I decided to take a cookery course at the Gables School of Cookery before embarking on a ski season in the French Alps, cooking every day for a chalet of 11. I then cooked my way through university, and after moving to London, took every opportunity to invite friends over for dinner parties. Moving around in the corporate world from insurance to private equity, I was struggling to find my true passion there - so I quit my job and decided to set up as a private chef. I do everything from corporate catering to weddings to private dinner parties for small numbers - anything that allows me to cook as much as possible and experiment with new flavours and ideas. I absolutely love cooking and my passion is reflected in every dish I plate up for my diners.

Ranking

  • Professional

Trainings

Greenspeares
Commi chef (Nov 2017 - Now)

Work Experience

No description provided.

Location

London, United Kingdom
Travel: No

Language Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • 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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    Katie
    5.0
    April 2018
    A fantastic chef and extremely pleasant to deal with! Would highly recommend
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    Lauren
    5.0
    March 2018
    Ellie was an absolute delight! A pleasure to meet her and work with her - couldn't have asked for more!
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