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Chef Enrico

Give me a spoon and I will cook the world!

Enrico is your 4.9 star chef in Abu Dhabi, for hire to cook European & Fusion & International cuisines. Enrico 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

I come from the south of Italy, Sicily, so my background is Mediterranean cuisine, which is well known for its healthy dishes. I travel a lot around the world, learning about food cultures and using new techniques and ingredients to give to my guests always that "wow" sensation after every dish.

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • scallops
  • filet mignon
  • potatoes
  • squid
  • beef cheek
  • lemongrass
  • chili


  • European
  • Fusion
  • International
  • Italian
  • 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?

During university, I started to cook for my flatmates, but my mom taught me how to add that secret ingredient and touch to all my dishes. I started to study (a lot!) and doing apprenticeship (a lot!) in high end restaurants, for the simple reason that you need knowledge and practice to be a good chef.


  • Professional


CDP (May 2011 - May 2012)

Learning all the basic techniques.

La Terrazza
Intern (Feb 2011 - May 2011)


Work Experience

Etihad Airways
In-flight Chef (Sep 2014-Now)

I deliver fine dining cuisine experiences to the guests in the first class cabin.

Margherita, Pizzeria del Quartiere
Sous Chef (Sep 2013-Sep 2014)


Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Travel: 201 kms

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Cancellation Policy

    • Flexible
      Full refund up to 2 days prior to event, except Foodie Service fees
    Reviews from Foodies:
    March 2018
    Chef enrico was very professional . Came on time – kept communicating with me . Came with a clear plan and executed it right . He was very friendly with the guests and created a good atmosphere . Prepared some very yummy Food and made extra pastries for my daughter and put it in the fridge . Will recommend his services any time .
    February 2018
    We had an incredible overall experience with chef enrico. Everything we expected was achieved. The food was delicious, presentation was phenomenal and his interaction with our guests was beyond incredible! Thank you so much chef!
    February 2018
    Enrico has been prompt with responding to queries and accommodating what I needed to make the celebration special right from the beginning. He was patient enough to customize the menu and come up with a creative menu choice. He was a thorough professional in getting the food organized and laid out on the table. He shared his food philosophy and what went into every dish in detail. What I did not expect was washing and keeping the dishes in the right place in the kitchen!! I was amazed to see that too!! He even left us with extra portions of the deserts!!! He and his wife created an experience to remember for us for a life time!!! We thank him and his wife for making our special day even more special! Thank you Chef Enrico and May!!
    January 2018
    I must say it was a wonderful experience to have Chef Enrico prepare a delicious and memorable dinner. He was very flexible in adjusting the menu based on the guests' requirements, without undermining on the quality and presentation. The guests equally enjoyed the dinner and Chef Enrico's joyous nature. Grazie mille, Chef Enrico!
    January 2018
    What a great evening! One of the best meals I have had in Dubai. The menu was exciting and brilliantly executed, the planning and communication was flawless, and the energy, knowledge and charm Enrico brought to the dinner made for a fantastic evening. Not only can I wholeheartedly recommend Enrico, I will most definitely book him again.