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Chef Luis

Why go to a restaurant when the chef can come to you?

Luis is your chef in Harrogate, for hire to cook British & European & French cuisines. Luis 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

Being from Portugal I am of course akin to working with fish and seafood, in combination with colourful veg and fresh herbs. My cooking also has French, Italian and Indian influences. I have worked in various restaurants for over 15 years and have gained a broad experience of different cuisines and ingredients. I also specialise in “free from” having catered for vegan weddings, guests with allergies and other specific dietary requirements. I have a selection of sample menus for you to choose from. I also understand that every occasion is unique and I will work with you to make sure your expectations are exceeded!

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • fish
  • seafood
  • steak
  • lamb
  • garlic
  • lemon
  • olive oil
  • olives
  • onion
  • coriander
  • chorizo
  • potato


  • British
  • European
  • French
  • Mediterranean
  • Spanish

Experiences Provided

  • Private Chef

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

I have been in the business for over 15 years, working in many different restaurants. Originally from Lisbon, Portugal, I traveled across Europe collecting recipes and ideas. I finally settled in the UK, residing in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. On weekends and some evenings I cater for dinner parties and special occasions to bring the flavour of Portugal to you foodies.


  • Professional


Frankie and Benny’s restaurant
Head Chef in Training (Jan 2005 - Jan 2007)

My role included food preparation and plating for the guests including quality control. I was also responsible for producing weekly rotas, stock control and training new staff members as well as managing the kitchen team.

Work Experience

Hml Baxterstorey, Skipton
Hml Baxterstorey, Skipton (Mar 2015-Mar 2016)

The job revolved around catering for a large office building, where I worked on establishing the team, menus as well as set the standard oh high expectations for the client. The standards have increased exponentially since I joined and the stock levels have also improved greatly. Customer feedback has also been great. Key achievement I see in this role is being able to come up with tasty and interesting recipes.

Roundhay Fox
Kitchen Manager (Mar 2014-Mar 2015)

I was offered the position to improve the functionality of the kitchen, improve the stocks, staff training and motivation as well as organise prep and work plans. I trained and motivated staff by setting goals and targets and make them believe they are the best at what they do. I left them in good hands to take on the next challenge.

Grove House
Head Chef (Mar 2010-Mar 2014)

Taking on a challenge of transforming a convalescent home into a restaurant, functions and weddings venue as well as a hotel has allowed me to enhance my management and cooking skills. I catered for a vast variety of customers with traditions, religion and health differences, at the same time developing the restaurant menu. I received compliments on my food from clients as well as prominent chefs on numerous occasions and had an article published in the regional food magazine.


Harrogate, United Kingdom
Travel: 52 kms

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • 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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