1. Chef Yoshi’s Modern Japanese example menu:
- Yakiniku Grass-fed beef ribs
- Yakitori chicken & other delicious morsels on skewers, grilled Japanese style
- Sushi Deluxe
- Sashimi Deluxe
- Tatsoi & wasabi salad
- Traditional house-pickled salad
- Red bean and chocolate ganache layered cake
2. Chef Robert’s Modern Australian example menu:
- Baked NZ king salmon, dill, aioli, yoghurt, crisps
- BBQ pork belly sliders
- Apple-fennel pickled daikon slaw (DF option)
- Beetroot hummus, feta, olive tart (V)
- Quinoa, rocket salad, black beans, watermelon, feta (GF)
- Red & white cabbage salad, avocado, heirloom tomato, shallots, lime dressing (GF)(DF)
- Earl grey chocolate, hazelnut cake, barley cream (GF)
3. Chef Mattia’s Mediterranean example menu:
- BBQ Australian king prawns, mussels, squid
- Slow-cooked beef short ribs, shiraz reduction, chimichurri sauce (GF. DF)
- Vegetarian paella, smoke-roasted mixed vegetables (VEG)
- Watercress, basil, aged balsamic, citrus dressing salad (V, GF)
- Carrot, ginger, sesame salad, cashews, fresh herbs (V, DF)
- Garlic, parmesan, duchess potatoes, black truffle (V, GF)
- Passion fruit, raspberry, dark chocolate, cones
- Secure your booking by paying in full. If using bank transfer/EFTPOS, please ensure you use the order number as a payment reference.
- CHEFIN will email you a booking confirmation and calendar invitation. This will include a form to collect your information and particular needs/requirements.
- Once you have filled in the form and sent it back to us, and your booking is sooner than in 3 weeks, we will assign a Chef based on your needs and desires.
- Your assigned Chef will design a unique menu tailored to your brief, event, dietaries and tastes.
- You can preview this menu, provide feedback, and advise of any menu & event changes along the way.
Can I choose my menu items from a pre-set selection of menus?
Your private chef will custom tailor a menu for you when your booking is confirmed. We are 100% certain you will love your menu or we will return your money-back guarantee! Our Chefs LOVE to create dishes and every menu they construct is fully exclusive for your taste buds.
Can I select a specific Private Chef for my event?
Once a booking has been secured & confirmed our sophisticated algorithm will take your preferences & match these with the available Chefs in your area. You will be presented a choice of Chefs, though during busy periods/last minute bookings you will be assigned a Chef to work with.
How does booking a Private Chef work?
Once you book online with us you’ll receive a Booking Confirmation email with your order details & the next steps. You will need to fill in your dietaries, food preferences & desires and an algorithm will then identify and match you with the best-suited Chef who will tailor a menu for you.
Do you have Chefs available to cook for my event?
As a platform with more than 700 available Chefs, we always have availability – or your money back guarantee! Our team works relentlessly to ensure we have the largest selection of Private Chefs across the country and are able to fulfil every single guest’s request.
What do I need to prepare for my event?
You need to prepare a space in your fridge (1-2 shelves), clear your kitchen bench and introduce the Chef to the kitchen & dining areas. Depending on your booking you will need to prepare crockery/glassware/cutlery & set the table if no wait staff are included in your event booking.
What time does the Chef arrive on the day?
Your private chef will arrive 1.5 hours beforehand with all ingredients, and begin preparing your dishes. Waitstaff arrive separately. The team will take care of all the food and drinks (as advised). After the event is over, the team will clean the kitchen and event area before leaving you to bask in the afterglow of a wonderful event.
The word churrasco means grilled beef, but it’s often used in reference to a Brazilian style of barbecue. In this food experience, your private chef will grill different cuts of meat on a long skewer and then freshly carve and serve the meats at your table, straight to your plate. Sit and watch as your personal chef first places the long skewers above an open pit and rotates them to get that perfect golden crust. Your mouth will be watering as your eyes take in the sights and your nose picks up the smoky smell of the grill.
After grilling, the meat will be dripping with fat, seared golden from the outside, but soft and tender on the inside. This cooking method means your chef can serve you rare, medium, and well-done slices carved from the same piece of meat. As part of a traditional Brazilian churrasco experience, you’ll typically be served beef in a variety of special Brazilian cuts, sausages, lamb, and ribs, though the specific cuts and types of meat served are up to you. A full experience will even come with special sides like fried polenta, banana, potato salad, and cheese bread – absolutely delicious!
Brazilian barbecue meats are also served with a side of chimichurri. This fragrant sauce is made from a combination of parsley, garlic, oil, and vinegar, adding the perfect acidity and flavour to balance the meat’s smokiness.
When should you order Brazilian churrasco?
This is the perfect experience when you want to sit down, enjoy yourself with family and friends, and slowly be served bits and pieces of meat as they come off the rotisserie. Your chef will take turns between grilling and serving different meats, and you’ll just have to sit back and enjoy what’s coming to you. In the meantime, you and your fellow diners can snack away at the sides, which are arguably just as delicious as the tender smoky meats.
If you have a few hours to spend on dining, want something casual but still impressive, and ready to immerse yourself in an interactive eating experience, then choose Brazilian churrasco. Perfect for birthdays, graduations, big gatherings, reunions, relaxed team lunches, and outdoor events of any kind.
An American BBQ typically refers to a ‘low n slow’ method of cooking. This means meats are grilled over low heat in a charcoal smoke-filled chamber, taking anywhere from 4-24 hours to cook. Of course, your chef won’t be there for 24 hours, but the meats can be delivered piping hot and ready to eat, or cooked fresh at your event over the course of several hours.
The most popular meats served at an American BBQ are sticky ribs, whole hog, pork shoulder, and beef brisket. Of course, the choice of meats and cuts are up to you, though we can always advise on what’s best for your tastes and event. Before cooking, the meats are often rubbed with an American spice rub, usually flavoured with various spices including cayenne, jerk seasoning, brown sugar, smoked paprika, and garlic or onion powder. After hours of cooking, the meat is tender, juicy, and easily pulled apart with your fingers.
American BBQ experiences are as much about the sauces and sides as they are about the meats being served. Indulge in hearty Americana side dishes like mac & cheese, baked beans, collard greens, corn on the cob, coleslaw, and potato salad. When it comes to sauces, you can’t have an American BBQ with an authentic BBQ sauce.
When to order the American BBQ experience?
American BBQ is perfect for a casual, outdoor event with friends and family. The more the merrier, so you can all indulge in the hearty sides and meat that’s going around. Don’t order the American BBQ if you want to stay clean and neat – this isn’t an experience for formal dining but one to get messy, sticky, and so full you can barely move afterwards!
Since the American BBQ experience can require some time, it’s best suited for events that last half a day or longer. Your chef can come and set up the smoker early, adding to the atmosphere of your event with the aromas of an amazing barbecue waiting to happen. If you don’t have time but want the American BBQ experience, we can also cook the meat beforehand and deliver it piping hot and ready to eat.
Yakiniku is a type of Japanese barbecue where bite-sized meats are cooked on a griddle over a charcoal flame. It is somewhat similar to a Korean BBQ experience but made with Japanese flavours and sauces (usually soy or miso-based sauces). With our yakiniku / yakitori / robata experience, you’ll be served pre-marinated meats and raw vegetables that are then cooked over a charcoal flame – it’s all part of the experience and whoever does the cooking is up to you! Nominate a member of your dinner party or let your private chef take care of it all while you socialise and enjoy the meal.
The most popular cuts of meat cooked in a Japanese yakiniku are beef loin, chuck, short ribs, and tongue. You can also cook pork belly, chicken, and seafood. The choice is up to you! We typically serve a plate of raw vegetables that you can grill to perfection for that lip-smacking smoky taste. Again, the exact ingredients can be up to you but a traditional yakiniku will be served with shiitake, onions, cabbage, eggplant, capsicum, and carrot.