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Chef Valentino
Michelin Star Trained Chef, Consultant Nutritionist, Cookery Tutor

Valentino is your 4.7 star chef in Dubai, for hire to cook British & French & Italian cuisines. Valentino 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 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.

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • Herbs
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon Juice


  • British
  • French
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean
  • Middle Eastern
  • Spanish

Experiences Provided

  • Private Chef
  • Cooking Class
  • Catering
  • Chef Consultancy

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

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.


  • Professional


Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, Two Michelin Star Restaurant, Oxfordshire, UK
Chef de Partie (Sep 2002 - Sep 2004)

Classically trained at the ever so highly demanding Two Michelin Star Restaurant, being trained directly by Raymond Blanc, OBE.

Work Experience

Inspirato with American Express, The Wine Country, California
Personal Chef for private, high-profile clients (Aug 2014-Nov 2015)

Providing exquisite meals for in-villa dinner parties across The Wine Country in California. Cooking classes and nutritional consultations.

Williams-Sonoma Inc., San Francisco, California
Vice President for Culinary Programs and Schools (Sep 2012-Sep 2015)

Responsible for all culinary programs across this prestigious gastronomic brand.

Daylesford Organic, Gloucestershire, UK
Co-founder and Director Daylesford Cookery School (Aug 2008-Sep 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.

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, Oxfordshire, UK
Cookery School Manager and Head Tutor, Development Chef for Raymond Blanc (Sep 2004-Aug 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.


Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Travel: 139 kms

Language Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Italian
  • Czech
  • Hungarian
  • 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:
    September 2017
    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 occasion. Despite the last minute booking, he delivered an outstanding experience that outpaces what most upscale restaurants offer in the U.A.E. through its attention to details, its freshness and the awesome skills of the chef. On top of this, he is also great company.
    June 2017
    Great food. The chef and his wife are also amazing in interacting with people. Would highly recommend for a private diner
    June 2017
    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 our special evening and all guests were super impressed, from starters to main to dessert Thank you Chef Vlad, very well done.
    January 2017
    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 forward to working with him again in the future.
    January 2017
    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. I highly recommend Chef Vlad!
    December 2016
    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 necessary.
    September 2016
    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 & warm personality.
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