Get to know me better
I am creative, very motivated, organised/clean. I’m a very particular person.
I am a professional chef from England, I have been a Chef for 7 years now and have always wanted to try new recipes and get very creative in the kitchen. I love reading recipe books from different countries and I always want to exceed my knowledge in every cuisine I am interested in. I have done two ski seasons that involve me working in the chalets and this allowed me to get very creative in my cooking, and allowed myself to get out of my comfort zone and cook dishes that are very specific to my guests I.e any allergy related requests or any dietary requirements. I have also worked in fine dining restaurants. that made me very confident in cooking because my chefs have given me the opportunity to always put forward my ideas and recipes, most restaurants I’ve worked in gave me a voice and many opportunities to get as much involved in the menu as possible which I loved so much. I have dedicated my adult life solely in the kitchen and I always want to improve all the time, being a private chef will give me an amazing experience and I know my knowledge in creating menus will improve a lot. Finally, I am dedicated to give my guests an amazing experience with both my cooking and my passion for culinary arts.
For me, cooking is...
Cooking is a passion of mine and will always will be. I enjoy creating menus and cooking with fresh ingredients.
I learned to cook at...
I studied proffesssional cookery in Yorkshire in Thomas Danby. I studied for two years and have entered various competitions representing my school.
A role model in the kitchen is...
My role model in the kitchen will be Nigella Lawson. She is a domestic goddess, and always have amazing, affordable recipes for the amateur cook.
A cooking secret...
My secret in the kitchen is being very calm and organised, having these qualities will improve your cooking and the way you see things in the kitchen.
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!
Enjoy the services of a private chef during your holidays in London.
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.
Book your experience with Shaina Merielle Cruz Shaina Merielle
Specify the details of your requests and our Chefs will send you a customised menu.