Get to know me better
I don't work for success, simply to improve myself and give pleasure to my guests.
I am an Italian professional chef with 15 years of experience around the world between Europe, Russia and Australia.
I love to cook with local and seasonal products.
I specialize in Mediterranean, Italian and vegetable cuisine and I like to combine Australian tastes.
Finally I respect the environment by not using plastic or surrogate products.
For me, cooking is...
I can express totally myself and I can offer emotions to my guests. Cooking is all my time and my life.
I learned to cook at...
In one of the most Famous Italian culinary school. Moreover my parents have a restaurant and I did experience in a good/high levels restaurants.
A role model in the kitchen is...
My role model in the kitchen is Gualtiero Marchesi.
A cooking secret...
mix classic recipes with new processing techniques. And strong cleanliness.
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 Balaclava.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Balaclava. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Balaclava.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Balaclava.
Cristiano'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 Cristiano's reviews
Thanks so much for providing an amazing stress free, enjoyable, tasty and wonderful meal! Well worth it!!
Alison Mynard - Jul 27 2022
Chef Cristiano Besazza was the chef for my husband’s and my 40th wedding anniversary. We wanted a memorable event for this important day. Delicious 4-course meal including scallops, gnocchi, beef cheek and chocolate terrine, cooked in our own home and an attentive chef certainly delivered in spades. He even washed dishes and left the kitchen spotless. Chef Cristiano and Take a Chef are highly recommended by us.
Anne Bialecki - May 02 2022
From the time Josh arrived he engaged with me and my guests.
Although working in an open plan kitchen dining area there was no interruption by noise during the prep serve and clean process.
Loved the fact Josh paced each course to suit us and checked in prior.
The food was superb.
Thanks Josh and Cristiano for making my birthday dinner a memorable evening.
Nickie Barlow - Apr 25 2022
We invited Cristiano to prepare a beautiful experience for my mum's 60th Italian themed birthday. The food was exquisite, beautifully presented and we all loved hearing about the backstory to the dishes we were eating. Cristiano and his waitress Veronica were the perfect mix of engaging, fun and professional. They were both respectful of our home and better yet, left our kitchen cleaner than what it was when they arrived! We will definitely be getting Cristiano back for our next dinner party, I couldn't recommend the experience more highly.
Amy Lind - Apr 06 2022
Book your experience with Chef Cristiano
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.