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Chef Ian

Revolutionising Sushi at your Residence

Ian is your chef in Dubai, for hire to cook Italian & Japanese & Latin American cuisines. Ian 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 take inspiration from the Nipo Brasileiro culture of Japanese Immigrants to Brazil. They make sushi using the ingredients available to them and have put their own spin on the traditional maki rolls. Ingredients such as tropical fruits, chili, Brazilian beef, cream cheese and others have given a tropical and delicious twist to a much loved comfort food. Allow me to share these flavours with you.

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Feijoada
  • Jalapeños
  • Nori
  • Hot Bean Paste
  • Yucca
  • Picanha
  • Chimichurri
  • Cream Cheese


  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin American

Experiences Provided

  • Private Chef
  • Personal Chef
  • Cooking Class

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

It all started for me in the Philippines as a kitchen steward but I learned the ropes very quickly and came to Dubai in 2010 as a commis sushi chef for Sushi Counter where I mentored with their head chef until 2014, I then made the switch to Japengo Cafe in Madinat Jumeirah as the Chef de Partie at their sushi bar. I have applied all that i've learned into this new adventure of becoming a home and event sushi chef and am happy to share all my stories and culinary learnings with you.


  • Professional


Japengo Cafe
Chef De Partie (Sep 2014 - Sep 2016)

Sushi Counter
Commis (Oct 2012 - Sep 2014)

Gerrys Grill
Kitchen Steward (Feb 2009 - Feb 2010)

Work Experience

Liberdade Brazilian Japanese Food Truck
Head Chef (Oct 2016-Now)

I work directly with the owners of the concept creating innovating recipes that share the Brazilian Japanese food culture at events in Dubai.

Japengo Cafe
Sushi Chef (Sep 2014-Sep 2016)

Sushi Counter
Sushi Chef (Oct 2012-Sep 2014)


Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Travel: 49 kms

Language Spoken

No description provided.

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
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