Get to know me better
A classically trained chef who is well versed with the International cuisine, and enjoy making people beam with delectable meals.
I am a professional chef born and raised in Central Kenya with over 8 years of experience in the culinary world. My dad and my brother inspired me to pursue culinary art by the way they handled their food with love and I got drawn. I got a hospitality course in Food and Beverage Production, Service & Sales from Murang'a College of Technology in Kenya, and in 1996 I worked at my first job as the caterer/cook in an Irish nuns' residence for 4 years where I was overseeing other cooks and training them. Then I moved to Botswana where I got to work as the personal/private chef to the High Commissioner of Kenya for 4 years and I had the opportunity to exercise my skills in cooking different cuisines like french, continental and also local, for the various visitors frequenting the embassy. While still executing my duties in Botswana I took some online professional courses in Hospitality and Tourism management to keep me up to date in the industry. I am currently living in Dubai since February 2018.
For me, cooking is...
Cooking is therapy to me and fun especially when learning to cook new dishes.
I learned to cook at...
Murang'a College of Technology in Kenya as a Hospitality student, and as an intern in Mombasa Beach Hotel as well as Milimani Hotel in Nairobi.
A role model in the kitchen is...
My role model in the kitchen is Jamie Oliver but there are others I look up to since variety is key to unlocking monotony and routine.
A cooking secret...
My secret in the kitchen is good planning and organisation, as well as sourcing fresh ingredients.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Dubai.
A longer stay in Dubai? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Dubai.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Dubai, count me in.
Chef Phillis's reviews
Chef Phillis Wairimu:
She accepted the date very short time, due to some issue with earlier selected Chef.
Event went through as planned.
She is excellent person and very good chef. Very good preparation, authentic taste.
This will be with my memory for life long.
Sangeeta Mehta - Oct 01 2020
Great experience, very tasty dishes from a professional chef. need to have time though.. no rush.
Amr - Jun 25 2020
Chef Phillis did a fantastic job. Came early, served the food on time and best of all, the food was very delicious. Will definitely call on her again.
Ikay Giwa-Osagie - Feb 16 2020
Chef Phillis is very professional, attentive to details and extremely discreet. We hired her for dinner for 4 people for New Year's Eve. Dinner was scheduled at 8. She arrived at 3-30 to get everything ready on time.
Everything went so well and smooth, Chef Phillis was kind and professional and the food was amazing! - Top quality and so fresh. I would definitely do this again.
Federica Bertollini - Jan 02 2020
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