Get to know me better
I'm a Private Chef who prides myself on delivering and event that not only has memorable food but an event where you're the guest.
I am a professional chef with experience in fine dining including Sake Restaurant & Bar (The Rocks), The Boat House Shelly Beach, function centres including the ICC Sydney, Sheraton Four Points Sydney & Novotel Homebush and Cafes and Bistros including. I have presented both in store and on TV (TVSN) for cookware brands including Essteele, Anolon, Raco & Hestan. I trained at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts College Sydney.
I am the co-founder and executive chef of Jon-Patrick Pty Ltd a private dining and events management company. Through this we also work closely with after-school and school holiday cooking programs teaching children to cook and to have a positive relationship with food. We also offer in-home group cooking classes.
For me, cooking is...
a life skill that everyone should know, its an essential part of survival and for me its an outlet for creativity.
I learned to cook at...
initially in my grandmothers kitchen as a child but I refined my skills at Le Cordon Bleu.
A role model in the kitchen is...
without a doubt Yotam Ottolenghi, a fellow Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
A cooking secret...
is to always us locally produced and seasonal produce and keeping them as the star of the dish.
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 Lane Cove.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Lane Cove. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Lane Cove.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Lane Cove.
Gene'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 Gene's reviews
Chef Gene was very professional, engaging and the food was amazing. He made a very memorable occasion even more special. We would highly recommend him for your special occasion.
Kate Mitchell - Apr 17 2022
Bought as a gift for friends,. They loved Gene and his incredible cooking. Could highly recommend! Thank you for making their night special and delicious.
Cheryl Woellner - Jan 31 2022
Great food, well presented, and very high standard. Gene's service was very friendly and high quality, we had a wonderful night, highly recommended.
Grace Zhao - Apr 09 2021
It was something I had always wanted to do and it totally lived up to my expectations.. It was very easy to organise and a lot of fun Gene was a perfect mix of the professional chef and happy to engage in friendly conversation.
I would highly recommend it for a special occasion
Fiona Harsanyi - Feb 15 2021
Book your experience with Chef Gene
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.