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Chef Mario
Abu Dhabi | | Professional
Specialty Cuisines: BBQ, British, European, Italian, Spanish
Vetted Experiences: Private Chef, Catering

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How did you start your journey?

I've always found cooking as a great way to express my creativity, others do it through art or music, I do it through food. Stylistically my food is clean, simple and elegant. I firmly believe in the maxim that no dish can be improved upon the original ingredients therefore the ingredients not the recipe is of the paramount importance. Inspiration comes from all around me, travel, restaurants, markets and nature. The biggest inspiring factor is emotion in those I cook for . By combining a few simple ingredients I am creating a positive, uplifting experience. It's all about how I make people feel. It's that simple.

Where is your cuisine inspired from?

Having an Italian heritage, cooking has always played a central role in my life from a young age. A vivid memory is of making fresh pasta with my brother and sister on a lazy Saturday afternoon. My designated role was to knead the dough until it achieved the right consistency , my Mother was very particular about that! My career started as many others do within the trade at the bottom of the ladder- a pot wash. Even at this menial , mundane position I experienced and fell in love with the atmosphere of a busy kitchen. The heat, pressure, camaraderie and produce. I studied at a well known cooking school in the U.K. and have worked most of my career in the thriving restaurant scene of central London. Internationally I have run restaurants in Australia, Italy and now the U.A.E.


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What is your Cancellation Policy?

Flexible - Full refund up to 2 days prior to event, except Foodie Service fees

What languages do you speak?

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How far can you travel?

278 kms

Foodie Omar | 5.0

Chef Mario exceeded our expectations. For the special occasion of my wife's 40th birthday, his menu selections, taste, presentation and communication were outstanding. I highly recommend him for anyone looking ...

Foodie Aisha | 5.0

It was an exceptional experience. We enjoyed and loved the food.

Foodie Mike | 5.0

3pm and the call arrives to say Chef Mario has arrived. 5 minutes orientation in the kitchen and he was already prepping. A most charming and unassuming guy just keen ...

Foodie Guillaume | 5.0

Chef Mario is a true artist who takes pleasure in cooking the best dishes customized to your taste. Very warm personality and one of your best private chefs in Abu ...