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Chef Valentino
Dubai | | Professional
Specialty Cuisines: British, French, Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Spanish
Vetted Experiences: Private Chef, Cooking Class, Catering, Chef Consultancy

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How did you start your journey?

My passion is simple delicious nutritious food that looks, smells and tastes good and is also good for you. I am also highly experienced in exquisite meals; private or group cooking classes; nutritional consultations.

Where is your cuisine inspired from?

My culinary journey started over 20 years ago. I mastered my cooking skills working with OBE Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons in Oxfordshire for over 7 years. I have passion for cooking for people and also for inspiring them to eat delicious and nutritious food and teach them how to source and choose the best ingredients and which techniques to use to bring the best out of a meal, so they can carry on my passion for cooking delicious food to their homes.

Work

Personal Chef for private, high-profile clients | Inspirato with American Express, The Wine Country, California | 2014 - 2015
Providing exquisite meals for in-villa dinner parties across The Wine Country in California. Cooking classes and nutritional consultations.

Vice President for Culinary Programs and Schools | Williams-Sonoma Inc., San Francisco, California | 2012 - 2015
Responsible for all culinary programs across this prestigious gastronomic brand.

Co-founder and Director Daylesford Cookery School | Daylesford Organic, Gloucestershire, UK | 2008 - 2012
Co-founded, and custom-built and ran the Award winning Cookery School with Lady Bamford at Daylesford Organic Farm. Responsible for leading the cooking school team, tutoring cooking courses and providing nutritional consultations to high profile clients.

Cookery School Manager and Head Tutor, Development Chef for Raymond Blanc | Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, Oxfordshire, UK | 2004 - 2008
Responsible for developing new recipes and advise nutritionally both the Two Michelin star restaurant and Cooking School courses. Deliver interactive Cooking Classes in an informative, fun and entertaining and engaging manner.

Training

Chef de Partie | Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, Two Michelin Star Restaurant, Oxfordshire, UK | 2002 - 2004
Classically trained at the ever so highly demanding Two Michelin Star Restaurant, being trained directly by Raymond Blanc, OBE.

What is your 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

What languages do you speak?

English, Portuguese, Italian, Hungarian, Czech

How far can you travel?

139 kms

Foodie Jennifer | 4.8

The Chef is amazingly talented. Dishes were beautifully presented, well-crafted, surprising and truly delicious. All ingredients were freshly selected and the menu was created to fit our tastes and the ...

Foodie Karl | 5.0

Great food. The chef and his wife are also amazing in interacting with people. Would highly recommend for a private diner

Foodie Olivier | 5.0

Chef Vlad prepared an outstanding 12 person-dinner for us. The collaboration was perfect, the communication clear and precise, the process easy.
The dinner was delicious. We chose French Cuisine for ...

Foodie Alexander | 5.0

Vlad was absolutely superb. His charisma, love of food and positive attitude complements his outstanding ability as a chef. The evening was an inspiring event and I very much look ...

Foodie Subhi | 5.0

Very personable, knowledgeable, and reliable. Vlad was open to feedback and suggestions even at the time of the event. He was entertaining and had a great attitude the whole time. ...

Foodie Daniella | 3.3

Chef Vlad is very nice and his food was nice, portions a little big for a 7-course meal. Chef was around 1.5 hours late which created stress which was not ...

Foodie Guillaume | 5.0

Chef Vladimiro prepared a top notch 3-courses meal with the most tasty and healthy food I have ever tasted. He is a true kitchen maestro with a very interesting & ...

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