How did you start your journey?
My ambition and curiosity have driven me to discover new aspects to my cooking style and I am always on the lookout for new things. I have an avid passion for fusion but still hold a love for the classics. I have always been fascinated with flavor combinations and experimental cooking to satisfy my clients' palates and specific dietary needs. My dishes reflect all corners of the globe and I strive to bring the best culinary experience to my clients. Wine pairings and sommelier available upon request.
Where is your cuisine inspired from?
My passion for cooking was born under my Sicilian grandmother's feet as a child and carried on throughout my professional career. Starting at age 13 at a mom-and-pop's pizzeria, to working through college at a catering company, my passion has blossomed into an unrivaled talent. I received my certification from International Center for Culinary Arts and am London City and Guilds certified.
Executive Chef/Catering Consultant | Freelance Catering Consultants | 2014 - Now
• Live Cooking Demonstrations • Event organizer and Chef • Private Catering • Estate Catering • Yacht Catering • Monitoring of HACCP through CCPS • CCP File maintenance • Experience in contract negotiations through conflict resolutions • Business Consulting
Chef/Event Management/Counsultant | Freelance Works | 2006 - 2013
• Live Cooking Demonstrations • Event organizer and Chef • Private Catering • Estate Catering • Experience in managing coordinating 100+ staff members • Supervised the production and organized distribution of 500 to 2000 pax a day • Monitoring of HACCP through CCPS • CCP File maintenance • Experience in contract negotiations through conflict resolutions • Able to support closings from open to post closing procedures • Business Consulting • Paralegal works
Senior Event Supervisor/Executive Event Sous Chef | Puff n' Stuff Catering, LLC. | 2003 - 2007
• Supervising and Directing crew throughout the event. • Spot checking food quality, hygiene, staff, presentation, etc. before and during event. • Set up and break down of elaborate food/beverage presentations/displays. • Onsite food preparation/service of 500‐2000pax events • Daily interaction with an Up‐scale clientele. • Created event themes. • Menu Design and costing • Artistic Co‐ordination. • Developed new product lines and concepts. • Team management of 15 to 100+ staff.
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What is your Cancellation Policy?
Strict - No refund after booking is made
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Foodie Lesley | 5.0
We booked Vanessa for a cooking lesson. It was a great success.
Loads of helpful tips and good fun.
Plus great food.
Communication before was also great and helped ...
Foodie Leah | 5.0
Vanessa created a great evening of an Italian feast. The food was so tasty and professionally presented.
Foodie Tania | 2.8
She's friendly and approachable and easy to communicate with. Food was good but not of the same standard as other chefs from the platform. Probably would try a different chef ...
Foodie Abdallah | 5.0
Chef Vanessa was both professional and friendly and her food was amazing. She brought with her not only the highest quality ingredients but a good attitude, tons of passion for ...
Foodie Elie | 5.0
The experience with Chef Vanessa was quite soulful, I very much consider myself lucky in meeting such a wonderful chef who is so very passionate, engaged and truthful to their ...
Foodie Patrick | 5.0
Vanessa joined us for a while for our vacation on a boat and it could not have been better! She is an amazing Chef and one of the most friendly ...
Foodie Sharifa | 5.0
Working with Chef Vanessa was amazing! I felt very comfortable from the very start when we discussed menus and went back and forth on her needs and mine to make ...
Foodie Kishan | 4.7
Chef Vanessa impressed us and our guests with her professionalism and original recipes made out of fresh ingredients. The scallops with foie gras and the steak marinated in red wine ...
Foodie Gustavo | 5.0
Chef Vanessa provided us with a culinary experience way above our expectations. The dishes were delicious and served tapas style. She is very professional and accommodating bringing with her plates ...