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
Chef Cristiano and Josh were absolutely amazing! They were very friendly and engaging, and the food was so tasty, with beautiful flavours, variety and presentation. Their work made my night so easy and my guests were very impressed! Chef Cristiano was very professional, and he was organised, and paid attention to detail, such as menus on table, bread, and providing crockery or cutlery if we needed this. They left the kitchen in a better state than it was at the start of the night. Would highly recommend, and will be booking them again for future dates. Thank you so much!
Alison Mynard - Dec 13 2021
We recently enjoyed a fabulous belated birthday dinner, with sensational food by Cristiano Besazzo.
He brought his chef skills to our home and managed to turn our dining room into an elegant, first class restaurant, amazing both us, and our guests. He was friendly, professional, had an expansive culinary knowledge, and nothing was too much trouble. He arrived with everything needed to create a sumptuous feast, and left our kitchen spotless afterwards, including handwashing our silver cutlery.
All the courses were amazing, but my favourite dish was Sugarloaf cabbage with apple, buttermilk and seeds. Yummo!
Thanks so much Cristiano for giving us an unforgettable dining experience.
Karen - Jul 07 2021
Chef Cristiano was very professional and made the dining experience so enjoyable.I would highly recommend Chef Cristiano for very important and delicate events ,he knows his food and presentation was perfect????????
Thanks for the great experience!
Tawanda - Apr 14 2021
Exception experience. To say this was the best food I've ever tasted wouldn't be enough praise. The Chef had (literally) intimate knowledge of each piece of food that he was serving and was kind enough to share that with us. He was so polite and I doubt we'll be lucky enough to have a menu like this again. So much flavour and each course tasted completely different.
We look forward to having him again.
David Ohanlon - Apr 06 2021
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Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.