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Chef David Harrington

Private Chef In Canberra

4.9/ 5
Chef David Harrington

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International culinary expert with 20 years experience in catering, fine dining and teaching culinary arts.

Well traveled and highly experienced chef with 20 years in the industry. From Michelin starred restaurants in France, to stints in Peru and Ecuador in South America. Proficient in many styles of cooking, with a focus on quality ingredients and outstanding flavours. Expert in wine pairings, whisky pairings and craft beer food combinations. Have cooked for celebrities and dignitaries in formal and informal settings.

I feel comfortable cooking in many different styles, adopting regional methods from all over the world, while tilting naturally towards solid french technique. I love quality ingredients, natural yet distinctive flavours and a little bit of spice.,

For me, cooking is a form of artistic expression that speaks of terroir and community, with a healthy splash of technique and science.

My services

As a Private Chef, I can offer you:

Personal Chef

Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Canberra.


I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Canberra. You name it!

Cooking Classes

Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Canberra.

Cooking Show

Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Canberra.

Chef David's reviews

4.9/ 5

Couldn't recommend Chef David high enough. I booked Chef David as a surprise Valentine's Day dinner for my partner and we were blown away. Will be using Chef David again. - Craig

Craig Ebeling - Feb 16 2022

5/ 5

David and his team gave us a truly special dinner experience at our company's Founders dinner to mark its 20th anniversary, an important event for us. The food was incredible, the service and quality of engagement by David and his team with everyone at dinner made everyone feel at home and valued. David is a lovely guy and a terrific chef. He understood what this dinner meant to us. I would have no hesitation in recommending David fully! Thanks David!

Andrew C Simon - Feb 08 2022

5/ 5

We had the most fabulous experience - from the inital enquiry, all the way through to the end of service. This was a special event for my family and David exceeded our expectations - from communication, to the menu selection, the food and the service. David's waiter was also excellent. Would book David again, and have told all our family and friends that private chefs are the way to host a dinner party. Thank you, David.

Win Hanson - Jan 07 2022

5/ 5

Chef David, waitress Liz, and Thiago the dishwasher were well presented, friendly, and made our wedding lunch a fantastic experience. I am grateful for their help because it made my day easy and very enjoyable. My guests loved the food, Chef David cooked Paella live on a gas burner and the children really enjoyed watching and learning as he put it all together. The food was well matched to the outdoor setting and David was able to navigate the older styled kitchen easily to prepare the feast. I am impressed by David and we will certainly recommend him, and hire him again. Five stars for David.

Elisa Sko - Dec 31 2021

4/ 5

Book your experience with Chef David

Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.