Get to know me better
Fun and creative, delivering quality and passion to a world of taste!
I have 20 years of experience working in the culinary industry in different positions including Executive Chef, Catering Chef, Manager, and Consultant for my clients in hotels, resorts, yachts, villas, etc. My ambition and curiosity have driven me to discover new aspects to my cooking style and I am always on the lookout for new things. I have an avid passion for fusion but still hold a love for the classics. I have always been fascinated with flavor combinations and experimental cooking to satisfy my clients' palates and specific dietary needs. My dishes reflect all corners of the globe and I strive to bring the best culinary experience to my clients.
For me, cooking is...
More than just food, it is a creative experience.
I learned to cook at...
My passion for cooking was born under my Sicilian grandmother's feet as a child and carried on throughout my professional career.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Wolfgang Puck was and always will be a great role model
A cooking secret...
Quality of ingredients and care of preparation. Don't rush the good stuff.
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.
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Dubai.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Dubai.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Dubai.
Vanessa's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Chef Vanessa's reviews
Vanessa was great in presenting the food. She was extremely warm &cordial. I would definitely choose her again and the food tasted amazing.
Fahd Dawood - Sep 16 2021
We invited Chef Bayma to our home to celebrate a very special occasion for our family, and we couldn't be happier with our decision. It turned out to be a memorable evening, filled with great conversation and even better food! The dishes were prepared carefully, presented beautifully, and tasted delicious! We tried Chef Bayma's italian menu, and the food was better than we've had at almost any restaurant, except that it was prepared in front of us, with fresh ingredients and Chef Bayma presenting information about each dish that she was preparing. A fantastic experience overall - we look forward to seeing Chef Bayma again soon!
Yuvraj Malhotra - Jun 27 2020
I loved Sabastino Ferlito! He was very attentive. He also explained everything. I liked his personality. He wasnt dry or too busy to communicate or answer questions. A person in our party is pescatarian. Also allergic to shell fish. He accommodated her well. His food was well seasoned. We loved every dish!
Amber Ferrill - Jul 01 2019
Chef Bayma did an amazing job with our in home dinner! She provided a set menu for our stay in Dubai with an Arabian theme. Each dish was explained to us and delicious. She also gave the opportunity to ask questions about recipes during and after the meal. If I’m even back in the Middle East, I would definitely book Chef Bayma again!
Tiara Goodwin - Apr 22 2019
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Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.