Get to know me better
I use only Fresh, locally grown produce to deliver authentic traditional and convivial food.
I have 50 years experience - and that is not counting the years I spent with my grand mother learning the basics. I have ran 3 restaurants as an owner/chef. The first one at 23 was the Bullfrog in Melbourne, the second one La Bohème in Bellingen and the last one The Petit Snail in Byron Bay. During my eight years running and cooking at The Petit Snail, I received many awards including Best French Restaurant in NSW. In my early 30s, I worked for 2 years with French Chef Paul Bocuse as his saucier.
I have travelled extensively to North and West Africa and I am well versed in the cooking of these two regions.
For me, cooking is...
My profession, my passion and a way to bring people together.
I learned to cook at...
with my family and then professionally with Paul Bocuse.
A role model in the kitchen is...
My grand mother... and Paul Bocuse.
A cooking secret...
Respect all those who work for me and remain calm at all times.
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 Gowanbrae.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Gowanbrae. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Gowanbrae.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Gowanbrae.
Igor'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 Igor's reviews
Thank you again for a fantastic night with fantastic food and fantastic company, you and your wife are the nicest people and great for a laugh
The food was absolutely fantastic, thank you again for making out 5 year Annerversery great
Tim and Jen thexton
Tim Thexton - Nov 22 2021
By far one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. So much knowledge and life experiences! Igor and his wife were amazing company, they were so so lovely.
The food was AMAZING! I would for sure do this again.
Rahel Goitom - Oct 27 2021
Amazing experience from Chef Igor for my mum's 70th birthday with a small group of friends. Everything from refining the menu through to the experience delivered on the night was magnificent. Would highly recommend Chef Igor.
Scott Penno - May 17 2021
Chef Igor provided us with an unforgettable experience from not only his excellent cooking skills but also life stories, experiences, cultures, and especially his adventure in the culinary world. He was attentive and provided us with background on each of the dishes - which were all amazing in colours, smells, textures - and provided us not only in the best organoleptic journey but also delved into his personal anecdotes on life in France and Australia. ☆☆☆☆☆
Lisa Huynh - May 06 2021
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Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.