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Chef Shane

Good food just makes life better!

Shane is your 4.9 star chef in Dubai, for hire to cook Asian & BBQ & Italian cuisines. Shane 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

I am South African and have lived all over the world, in particular Asia. With that being said it is where I draw most of my inspiration from. From the BBQ to the wok is where I create my best dishes. At heart I am still somewhat of a kid and love my comfort food, and what is better than comfort food taken to the next level.

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Salts
  • Risotto
  • Vegetables


  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Soul Food/Southern (US)

Experiences Provided

  • Private Chef
  • Cooking Class
  • Corporate Event
  • Catering

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

I am a self taught Chef from South Africa who has spent the last half decade working for a private catering company in Dubai and growing a questionable beard. Being a South African I like my meat, and specializes in barbeque, smoking, and grilling techniques. I have also spent a lot of time in Asia, and bring a bit of oriental flair into many of his recipes. Although I have learnt a lot along the way much has to be said from what I have learnt from my mother, she was the one who sent me on my culinary journey!


  • Professional


No description provided.

Work Experience

Born's Kitchen
Executive Chef (Jun 2015-Now)

Sous-Chef (Jan 2011-Jun 2015)


Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Travel: 150 kms

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Cancellation Policy

    • Strict
      No refund after booking is made
    Reviews from Foodies:
    November 2016
    August 2016
    Chef Shane was absolutely fantastic! We enjoyed his cooking and company! Will definitely have him over again soon!!
    July 2016
    I had a great experience with chef Shane! I hosted an intimate dinner with 4 friends and chef Shane prepared a delicious meal for us. He was very accommodating and even cooked a separate dish for one of our guests who didn't eat meat. He was fun and interactive, and the food was delicious. I'd highly recommend chef Shane.
    June 2016
    Our dining experience with chef Shane was great. He was very easy to communicate with pre-event, and flexible with building a menu that suited our tastes - we opted for an Asian-inspired starter and a pasta dish for main. On the evening, Shane arrived on time and required very little assistance, which allowed for a really relaxed atmosphere. After dinner, we found the kitchen left spotless, with a pot on the stove full of leftover pasta - a lovely surprise to finish off a wonderful evening! Thank you, chef Shane!
    June 2016
    Chef Shane made it the best night for my friends and i and we will definitely do it again. He was soo friendly and made it such a memorable night for us all. Thanks again.
    April 2016
    Chef Shane's food was excellent, just what we like as a family and he was really friendly and social. Excellent chef and great guy, highly recommend him!
    April 2016
    Chef Shane came fully prepared thus enabling him to prepare and serve food just when needed. Very tasty and nice menu. For all our friends it was excellent as was a light meal at dinner leaving you feeling very happy but not heavy. He cleaned up after himself leaving the kitchen spotless. We will definitely have Chef's contribution to a perfect evening on many more occasions. Thank you!!!