Sergey Zhylienkov

Chef de Cuisine
Chef Sergey Zhylienkov profile

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Bonjour! Meet Chef Sergey Zhylienkov, a culinary virtuoso hailing from Russia and now carving his culinary path in the sunny landscapes of California. With a penchant for blending diverse culinary influences, Chef Sergey brings a touch of European flair to the vibrant food scene of San Francisco.

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  • Location: United States of America, California, San Francisco
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  • Member since: May-2018
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With over 15 years of experience in the fast-paced culinary world, Chef Sergey Zhylienkov is a seasoned professional known for his passion, creativity, and unwavering dedication to his craft. Born and raised in Russia, Chef Sergey’s culinary journey began at a young age, fueled by a deep-rooted love for food and a desire to explore new flavors and techniques.

After honing his skills in renowned establishments across Europe, including prestigious Michelin-starred restaurants and luxury hotels, Chef Sergey set his sights on the culinary landscape of California. As a Private Chef catering to the discerning palates of San Francisco, Chef Sergey brings a wealth of expertise in European cuisine, with a focus on French, Italian, and Russian flavors.

From his tenure at Alexander’s Steakhouse Inc. in San Francisco to his role at the esteemed Mandarin Oriental Milan, Chef Sergey has showcased his culinary prowess in diverse settings, delighting diners with his innovative dishes and impeccable attention to detail. Whether crafting a bespoke dining experience for a private event or leading a team in a bustling kitchen, Chef Sergey’s dedication to excellence shines through in every dish he creates.


Among Chef Sergey's repertoire of culinary delights, one dish holds a special place in his heart—Oeufs Meurette. This classic French recipe, originating from the Bourgogne region, features perfectly poached eggs bathed in a sumptuous reduction of red wine. With Chef Sergey's expert touch, this traditional dish undergoes a contemporary transformation, offering a lighter, gluten-free rendition with a velvety carrot puree. With each bite, diners are transported on a culinary journey that celebrates the rich heritage and flavors of Chef Sergey's culinary heritage.


  • Continental European
  • French
  • Italian