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A bespoke chef, very well organised, attentive to details and food passionate
Versatile and creative chef with over 19 years’ experience with appetite for a private chef role with emphasis on producing healthy and delicious food. Proven record of success as personal chef for exclusive clients, restaurateur and catering chef for corporate and private events. Highly skilled at producing traditional as well as creative fusion dishes based on experiences in Modern European, Italian, nouvelle French cuisine, Modern British, Mexican, Nikkei, South American (Peru- Chile - Brazilian - Argentina) , Pan-Asian and Thai restaurants. Recent passion for vegan and plant-based twists to food from around the world and creative approach to healthy eating. 2 years of experience in teaching children at Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution cooking school.
For me, cooking is...
Simple and straightforward art. An intrinsic and complex orchestra that use all 5 human senses resulting in a profound pleasure in doing so.
I learned to cook at...
Il Gheppio Restaurant. I was 21 years old and through a friend, I was contacted by the owner and Executive Chef of this restaurant to be his Sous Chef
A role model in the kitchen is...
Without a doubt, Gordon Ramsey. Loving the fact that he combine Passion for food along with eye for businesses. Very Insparing
A cooking secret...
I am fascinated by Food Anthropology. I am intrigued by the role of food in human migrations and the formation of regional and national cuisines
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.
Enjoy the services of a private chef during your holidays in London.
Weekly healthy meals in London, prepared in your home or delivered once per week
Reviews about Ivan Bartolo
Chef Ivan put together a fantastic menu for me and was open for suggestions and changes at any time. He communicated clearly and promptly at all times, including on the day to update me on arrival times.
When Ivan arrived, he came across as extremely polite, respectful and professional. Ivan did not need much involvement or explanations from me, and got straight on with preparing the food (although he obviously put a lot of effort into preparing things prior to his arrival too) - this was fantastic as it allowed us to just relax and enjoy our evening.
When the food came out, it was absolutely beautifully presented and tasted incredible. It was a menu consisting of many dishes, but the pace Ivan brought them out was perfect, and each dish was absolutely amazing.
It's hard to choose our favorites: we absolutely loved the beef tataki with mango and pea shoot salad, the tuna tataki with cucumber & radish salad, the shrimp tempura and the spicy garlic-soy broccoli with sesame, but all the others were also great!
Ivan made sure we were ready for dessert before preparing and serving it - this was also both delicious and beautifully presented.
Throughout, Ivan had the perfect balance of being both very attentive but also respecting our privacy, and did not rush us at any point. The kitchen was left spotless after and Ivan even made sure we had some leftover dessert!
The entire experience was memorably fantastic, it was a pleasure dealing with Ivan, it was good value for money and I would not hesitate to recommend Chef Ivan to anyone!
Tim D-26 Mar 2021
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