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Chef Sally

An American chef with over ten years experience catering to foodies around the world.

Sally is your 5.0 star chef in Beirut, for hire to cook American & Asian & French cuisines. Sally 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 training is classic French but my first experiences were in kitchens in New York and San Francisco where I learned to play with flavors and techniques from around the world. These formal culinary lessons built upon my childhood experiences growing up around Europe and I've been lucky enough to continue to travel extensively, learning new dishes from locals as I go. I most love to take local seasonal ingredients and use them in new and unexpected ways making for a comforting yet exciting meal.

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • Beets
  • Lemons
  • Scallops
  • Chilies
  • Lemongrass
  • Celeriac
  • Lentils


  • American
  • Asian
  • French
  • International
  • Mediterranean

Experiences Provided

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

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

I threw my first dinner party in the fourth grade. I gave invitations to my family and sat them down for a three course meal at our dinner table. Growing up around the world, we had housekeepers who worked along side my mother (who was an excellent cook) and learned their local specialties. I constantly trying to broaden my horizons in the kitchen, mostly through travel, and finally decided it was time to formalise my training with a course at the French Culinary Institute in New York City, receiving my Grand Diplome in Culinary Arts in 2005.


  • Professional


Chez Panisse & Edible Schoolyard
Intern/Volunteer (Sep 2007 - Jul 2008)

Berkeley, California institution where I was lucky enough to get kitchen experience and volunteered at Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard project.

Culinary Loft
Instructor (Dec 2005 - Aug 2006)

New York City cooking classes/parties venue. I worked as a culinary instructor during my time with them.

Public Restaurant
Intern (Jun 2005 - Oct 2005)

Michelin starred restaurant in New York City where I trained while working towards my culinary degree.

The International Culinary Centre (formerly FCI)
Culinary Student (Mar 2005 - Nov 2005)

Work Experience

The Pantry by Chef Sally Jane
Private Chef and Caterer (Nov 2005-Now)

Since graduating from culinary school I have consistently worked as a private chef and caterer in New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, North Yorkshire, and a private boat in the Mediterranean. In addition, I have worked teaching cooking classes, been featured in cooking demo videos for the American morning news show "Today", and written for a variety of international publications. I also have maintained my blog,, featuring my foodie adventures and recipes for 5 years now.


Beirut, Beirut Governorate, Lebanon
Travel: 75 kms

Language Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • 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:
    August 2017
    Chef Sally is great cooking instructor, she is innovative and easy to be around with! She walked me through every step of the menu and gave me some valuable cooking techniques. I look forward to cooking with her again
    March 2017
    We had an excellent experience with chef Sally. Everything was wonderful! I would give her 5 out of 5 on all points.
    Offline Booking
    February 2017
    Sally was really friendly and interactive. I really appreciate the follow up and everything went very smoothly.
    January 2017
    We had a wonderful time with Chef Sally! We will definitely do it again.
    January 2017
    We were hosted by Chef Sally for a birthday cooking class event. 6 girls were there and Chef Sally was more than ready, well organized and on time, very helpful and she answered all our questions, despite us being so excited for this experience and were weren't that calm students !! :) Everything went smoothly from AtoZ, would definitely be loyal customers for Chef Xchange, and especially Chef Sally. Chef !!you were more than amazing!! Thanks a lot for supporting us!! Thanks for all your efforts!! Until we meet again soon….