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Chef Mijail
Somewhere between simple and exotic.

Mijail is your 4.9 star chef in Silver Spring, for hire to cook Caribbean & International & Latin American cuisines. Mijail 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

My inspiration comes from my imagination. It's great to find new distilleries with new spirits, new and classic ingredients and the passion to create something that makes you say "wow".

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • lemongrass
  • mango
  • basil
  • cucumber
  • yuzu
  • five spice
  • cinnamon
  • mint


  • Caribbean
  • International
  • Latin American
  • Mexican
  • Peruvian

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 was a young 19-year old with no bar tending experience when I first got my hands on a bottle. It was a small martini bar with about 20 something martinis on their menu. It was terrifying, but it started the fire within.


  • Professional


TIPS Certification (Sep 2015 - Now)

TIPS is a skills-based, 100% online responsible alcohol training and certification program that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving by enhancing the fundamental "people skills" of servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol. This certification allows me to serve alcohol in the DMV. Certification valid until: August 2017

Mixiologist (May 2012 - Sep 2013)

I learned the crafts under the supervision of Ari Wilder. From infusions to homemade purees and syrups, it felt more like cooking a drink than shaking vodka with ice.

Work Experience

Red Maple
Consultant (Oct 2012-Jul 2014)

I used my skills to develop a drink menu to match the cuisine of the restaurant. From yuzu inspired mojitos to spiced mango cocktails. Of course, the classic Mai Thai had to be part of the cocktail menu.


Silver Spring, MD, United States
Travel: 51 kms

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • 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
    Reviews from Foodies:
    April 2017
    I have used Chef Mijail in the past for mixology. Unfortunately, due to a unforeseen accident, Mijail could not provide his direct service the day of. Rather then canceling all together, he came over with a replacement mixologist, Diego. He made sure Diego was prepared and set up for the event, and it went off without a hitch. While sad we didn't get Mijail again, he fill in was a great replacement. The drinks were perfect, and his professionalism was great. I will definitely be hiring Mijail for our future needs. He has become our go to Mixologist.
    October 2016
    We so enjoyed our time with Chef Mijail! He made our girls night complete with the signature cocktails he created! Everyone loved them! He is also fun and has great energy!
    August 2016
    Mijail was awesome! He worked to develop cocktails that matched our meal. During the evening he was fun to work with and was incredibly flexible. We loved having him and look forward to working with him again!
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