Get to know me better
Italian foodie, obsessed with details!
After my studies in Southern Italy, I attended Alma (International Italian Cooking Academy) where I obtained my diploma of "Professional cook of Italian cuisine".
In the last few years I worked in a few Michelin star restaurants in Italy, to then shortly work in France, and finally move to London in 2016.
After a few experiences in London in Hotels, Restaurants and Catering Companies, and a couple of jobs in South of France as temporary Private chef, I've decided to work full time for a VIP Greek Household in London. After two years with my lovely family I've decided to cook exclusively for private events and dinner parties.
For me, cooking is...
My biggest passion and pleasure, because it's by spoiling clients with great tasty food that I feel like I'm contributing to people's happiness.
I learned to cook at...
Alma- la scuola Internazionale di cucina italiana (International Italian Cooking Academy)
A role model in the kitchen is...
Probably my mother! (and Massimo Bottura)
A cooking secret...
Cooking thinking of someone I love. I'm also obsessed with hygiene, and I try and deliver as quickly as possible but respecting the ingredients.
As a professional Chef, I offer the following services
I can create a menu based on your preferences to enjoy in the comfort of your home in London. Simply tell me what you're craving!
I can provide catering services in London for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more.
At home cooking course
Choose this option for a private cooking class in London and I will put together a tailor-made cooking lesson for you.
Weekly healthy meals in London, prepared in your home or delivered once per week
Book your experience with Esmeralda Astarita Esmeralda
Specify the details of your requests and our Chefs will send you a customised menu.