Get to know me better
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.
For me, cooking is...
A form of artistic expression that speaks of terroir and community with a healthy splash of technique and science.
I learned to cook at...
Various establishments in Sydney, Canberra, Peru, Ecuador, France and have taught and cooked in Nepal, Malaysia, Mexico, Colombia, Canada, Thailand...
A role model in the kitchen is...
A healthy mix of Paul Bocuse, Anthony Bourdain, and Harold McGee.
A cooking secret...
Looking at the same ingredient with a different cultural or technical angle, every time I step into the kitchen.
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 Canberra.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Canberra. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Canberra.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Canberra.
David'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 David's reviews
David went above and beyond to make our night a special experience!
Max Ryder - Oct 19 2022
David prepared a paella for main course that was a sensational experience for our family gathering
The lead up dishes were also of high quality
Would strongly recommend David for a great experience
Peter Granger - Oct 04 2022
The overall experience was amazing! David and his team were incredibly professional and everything from the service to the food was unbeatable! I couldn’t recommend highly enough!
Amy Minahan - Sep 05 2022
Could not recommend Chef David highly enough. Was the perfect way to celebrate the wifes 40th, everyone was absolutely in love with the food. If youre thinking about booking in, just do it!
Dave - Aug 29 2022
Book your experience with Chef David
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.