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Chef Giovanni
“Laughter is brightest where food is best.” -Irish Proverb

Giovanni is your 4.8 star chef in Silver Spring, for hire to cook Asian & European & French cuisines. Giovanni is excited to create your exclusive culinary experience with ChefXChange!

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Private Chef

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

My cuisine is inspired by the great Auguste escoffier basic with Mauritian diversity of color and flavor .

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • Scallop
  • Avocado
  • Lemon
  • Strawberry
  • Truffle
  • Cheese
  • Cherry
  • Lamb
  • Foie Gras
  • Figs
  • Walnut
  • Eggs
  • Pineapple
  • Coconut
  • Salmon

Cuisines

  • Asian
  • European
  • French
  • Italian
  • Soul Food/Southern (US)

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?

I learned how to cook at my mother’s café, . As a boy, I would help during the dinner rush as people were traveling home from work. My brother and I prepped all the food and the best part was getting the chance to eat at the café.

Ranking

  • Professional

Trainings

ICF DE MONTPELLIER
Apprentice (Jan 2011 - Jan 2012)

Courses-Brevet Professional Art Culinaire

Beachcomber training academy
Apprentice (Jul 2007 - Aug 2009)

Courses- National Apprenticeship Scheme Level III in Food Production/ Culinary Tech.

Hotel school of mauritius
Apprentice (Mar 2006 - May 2007)

Courses- National Apprenticeship Scheme in Food Production- Fulltimer

Adventist college
Student (Jan 2000 - Dec 2004)

PREP For food & nutrition certificate

Work Experience

Le pallazo ,montpellier fr
Chef de cuisine (Feb 2012-Nov 2013)

La table de hediard Paris
chef de partie ( cold ) (Jun 2011-Feb 2012)

Responsible for Starters, Salads, Cold Dishes

Celebrity cruise line ( season 2 )
chef de partie ( hot ) (Dec 2010-May 2011)

Responsible for preparing and cooking vegetables, pasta, rice, purees, soups, eggs, soufflés, and white sauces (béchamel sauce, cream, butter melts, soubise, velvety fish). Provides these preparations in accordance with the hygiene rules in force and taking care of their particular presentation.

Celebrity cruise line
Chef de partie Pastry (Feb 2010-Oct 2010)

Responsible for pastry line, setup, garnish, sauce, ice cream station adheres to company policies including USPH, time and attendance and especially SAFETY COURSE AS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY Carefully following the recipes, their proportions, temperature and cooking time, and perfect control of their cuisson, I prepared the dough (almond, donut, pastry, cookie), creams (English, whipped , ...), sauces and coulis, soufflés, ice creams, cakes and fruit salads. Then, on the instructions of the head and depending on the season, I make the desserts, alternating classic recipes and specialties: Bavarian hot donuts, pancakes, hot and cold charlottes, pudding.

Paradise resort & golf
cook/ tournant /hotel school (Jul 2007-Aug 2009)

(Garde-Manger) in charge of the goods ready for cooking or other preparation. Boning beef and put to serving, preparation of poultry, game, fish, crustaceans, and ensures the storage of goods in cold rooms or in the pantry. It also preparing culinary dishes cold seasons and presents it with care and precision:appetizer, salad, crayfish or lobster cold, frozen dishes, vegetables Macedonia.

Sofitel imperial
cook/ tournant/ hotel school (Sep 2006-Aug 2007)

Under the orders of the chief cook, second, or the chef de partie, I was responsible for all work in the kitchen: setting up, receive and inventory, food preparations for staff, peeling vegetables, washing salad, prepare the toppings, etc., maintain cleaning standard of materials, kitchen and offices.

Shandrani hotel , resort & spa
Cook / tournant / hotel school (Aug 2005-Jul 2006)

Preliminary Preparation of vegetables, butchery and fish shop.

Location

Silver Spring, MD, United States
Travel: 500 kms

Language Spoken

No description provided.

Cancellation Policy

  • Strict
    No refund after booking is made
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Reviews from Foodies:
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Lawrence
5.0
May 2017
Chef Giovanni truly made my wife's birthday party a wonderful experience. He was professional, considerate, friendly, and most of all the food was absolutely amazing. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent cook that can provide a wonderful culinary experience. I would book him again in a heartbeat.
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Nathan
5.0
October 2016
Chef Giovanni is fantastic. His food is beautiful and elegant while also being approachable and utterly delicious. Giovanni has cooked for both large and small dinner parties at our home. On each occasion, our guests have been incredibly impressed. His service and attention to detail are top notch.
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Amber
5.0
October 2016
Chef Gio is great! We enjoyed everything he prepared for us! He made a custom menu for my birthday dinner that included a bunch of the things I love! His energy is great and he is fun to be around.
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Jennifer
4.8
May 2016
Chef Giovanni was AWESOME! Really talented chef - food was high quality, delicious and beautiful. Thanks for a fantastic evening!
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Anne
4.8
January 2016
All 10 dinner guests truly enjoyed Giovanni's culinary creations - each dish was perfection! And it could not have been easier for me as a host - Giovanni and his colleague Geoffrey took care of everything, cooking, plating, serving and cleaning up! I will definitely do this again!
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Sarah
4.8
January 2016
This is a review for the ChefXchange DC Launch Event.
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Megumi
4.5
January 2016
Chef Giovanni is a food artist. At our launch event, he not only created beautiful and delicious dishes, he also custom-built his food display. Chef Giovanni has an eye for details. I loved that he incorporated a variety of flavors, colors and textures into all of his dishes. This is a review for the ChefXchange DC Launch Event.
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Dimah
4.3
January 2016
Chef Giovanni, outstanding presentation! This is a review for the ChefXchange DC Launch Event.
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Shermica
4.0
January 2016
This is a review for the ChefXchange DC Launch Event.
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arik
5.0
September 2015
It is hard to overstate my satisfaction with Chef Giovanni's work. My dinner plan wasn't simple - i was doing a surprise dinner party for two at a vineyard deep in Virginia wine country. The meal required travel, setting up an intimate dining space for two in a space designed for bigger events, and doing it all with few phone calls or other direct communications to keep the surprise. Chef just nailed it. He created a beautiful, creative set up; his cooking is superb, mindful and delicious; and his demeanor is calm, reassuring and fun. I enjoyed everything about it and would recommend him to anyone doing an event from intimate dinner party to a larger event. Chef Giovanni is a true talent and a delight to work with.
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Tyrone
4.8
August 2015
Chef Giovanni prepared a fantastic meal for my wife and I as we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. With a newborn and a toddler at home, we could not escape and are lucky to have had Chef Giovanni available to prepare a dinner. Everything prepared was absolutely delicious. He even prepared a separate meal for my 3-year-old (I tried some and it was great). All food prepared was very enjoyable and I would definitely recommend Chef Giovanni for any event.
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Charles
5.0
August 2015
Chef Giovanni cant to my home on August 15th to prepare a gourmet meal for my spouses birthday. Chef Giovanni exceeded my wildest expectations. He arrived on time and immediately got to work..... In two hours dinner was served. The food was spectacular, the set-up was amazing and his service was out of this world..... I and my guest were 300% satisfied with everything that he did. He came prepared with everything that he need to prepare a gourmet dinner for us and 8 guest. He was prepared, professional and proficient, and upon the completion of dinner, he cleaned the kitchen spotless.... Thanks Again Chef Giovanni for making my event special and amazing. CA McLeod & CE Powell.........
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Lisa
5.0
July 2015
Karen and VPP were very pleased. I am sorry I didn't get to see it in person! (or taste it!) Lisa
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Nathan
4.8
May 2015
Chef Giovanni is a phenomenal chef. He cooked a special 4 course meal for an intimate birthday dinner and every dish was nothing short of spectacular. Every course was not only beautiful but also delectable. I have been to many of the best restaurants around the globe and Chef Giovanni's food tops all of them. Our guests were equally impressed by the meal. I can't wait to have Giovanni back to our home!
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Rod
5.0
May 2015
Chef Giovanni was absolutely amazing. He was extremely polite and pleasant. The food was sensational. He is the best!!!! He really made my wife's first Mother's Day special. She was so impressed with everything. This will be the first of many reservations that I will make with Chef Giovanni. I will most definitely be spreading the word about the company. Forever a loyal customer!!!!
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