Get to know me better
I am a professional head chef from Canada. I have taken my career around the world through different ski resorts and now reside in Sydney, NSW.
My name is Axel Chilton. I grew up in Vancouver, Canada until the age of 21. Fresh out of school, I quickly packed my bags and headed south to Australia! I managed to spend 10 years bouncing in-between snow seasons in British Columbia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Japan. I have recently just moved back to Sydney with my partner to help take care of her family.
I have been working in kitchens for 17 years now and have worked around the globe. I have 4 years sous chef experience, as well as the last year and a half at a head chef/executive chef level. In these last few years, I have been able to really step my game up and start cooking for me. I have been able to create my own menus, with food that resembles where I came from, as well as taking my skills that I have learned abroad, and of course local produce to develop dishes that are deep in flavor and true to their roots.
I do not like sticking to one countries style of cooking. I strongly believe that you have to be versatile nowadays and take a little bit of knowledge from wherever you are to influence your own style.
For me, cooking is...
Cooking is my life! I love to cook at home. I love to cook for family and friends. Food brings people together. When I finish work, I go home to cook!
I learned to cook at...
I learned to cook through an apprenticeship program called practical pathways in Melbourne. I was at Mt Hotham in rural Victoria when I started.
A role model in the kitchen is...
My kitchen role models are the day to day head chefs that still find passion after 15 hour days, 6 days a week. That is where the soul of cooking is.
A cooking secret...
My secret is to NOT stress! Once you are stressed, you can't think! Take a minute, a few deep breaths, and put some clarity back into the pot!
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 Narrabeen.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Narrabeen, count me in.
Axel'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.
Book your experience with Chef Axel
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.