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Chef Ricardo

Cooking with passion, beautiful flavors and presentation

Ricardo is your 4.8 star chef in Dubai, for hire to cook British & European & French cuisines. Ricardo 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 greatest inspiration was my grandmother. From my childhood I have great memories of food and flavors and that is where it all started for me. From Brazil, my home country, I went to pursue my passion in Europe where I have worked in some of the best restaurants in London over the last 12 years. It also allowed me to travel around Europe, be able to taste and discover new flavors from France, Spain, Italy and other countries. My cooking style is simple, refined and full of flavors In addition to the cooking styles mentioned on my profile, I can also create great BBQ experiences, as well as American and Latin American cuisines

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • Sherry vinegar
  • maple syrup
  • foie gras
  • olive oil
  • herbs


  • British
  • European
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Experiences Provided

  • Private Chef
  • Cooking Class
  • Corporate Event
  • Catering
  • Chef Consultancy

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

It all started with my grandmother in the kitchen and from a young age. I decided to pursue my passion for cooking, left my home country Brazil, for Europe where I learnt everything I know to date. I am now in the UAE and looking forward to sharing my passion with you.


  • Professional


Head Chef (Aug 2005 - Nov 2016)

For the past 12 years I had the opportunity to work with some great chefs in London and learn from their experience

Work Experience

Create Food
Executive Sous Chef (Jun 2015-Oct 2016)

One of the biggest caterers in UK

Stripped AG
Executive Chef (Dec 2014-Apr 2015)

Royal National Theatre
Executive Sous Chef (Apr 2012-Nov 2014)

Looking after 100 chefs with 5 restaurants and one beautiful events space

Madison Restaurant
Senior Sous Chef (Mar 2011-Mar 2012)

One of the busiest restaurants in London


Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Travel: 253 kms

Language Spoken

No description provided.

Cancellation Policy

  • Flexible
    Full refund up to 2 days prior to event, except Foodie Service fees
Reviews from Foodies:
May 2018
Chef Ricardo helped make it a very special 40th for my wife. His communication leading up to the event was excellent and he was great at working up a menu specific to our party theme. The guests loved his eight dishes and we were left with a few to nibble on after he left - plus a clean kitchen!
April 2018
Great Chef and easy to work with.
March 2018
Great experience and highly recommended
March 2018
Ricardo was excellent, we will for sure look to hire him again for anything we do revolving cooking. 10/10 for us !
January 2018
Serving: less Food taste is not up to what i expected, but none the less, its an experience.