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Chef Michele Guarneri

Private Chef In West Ryde

Chef Michele Guarneri

Get to know me better

I love my job, I love be a private chef! This is the best way to express myself and give amazing experiences to whoever would like to book me in!

Growing up in Piemonte, a region in the north of Italy famous for truffles, red wine and cheese, I developed a passion for food at a young age. I have always enjoyed taking local produce to create new dishes and flavour combinations for friends and family to share.

After working at the local newspaper for many years reporting on food, wine and festivals, as well as local sport (my other passion), I decided to swap the rolling hills of northern Italy for the sunny beaches for Sydney.

Private chef Michelone at Home while cooking a dish in Sydney

Since arriving in Sydney in 2014, I have had the privilege of working in some of Sydney’s best restaurants with some of Sydney’s most talented chefs.

In my first position as Head Chef at Grappa Restaurant in Leichhardt, I was introduced to the amazing local produce that we are blessed with here in Australia. I then moved to Il Pendolino, where as a pasta chef I learnt the ins and outs of working in a hatted restaurant. Following that, I had the opportunity to work in Baccomatto Osteria, where under Chef Valerio Boncompagni, I refined my skills and knowledge of Italian cuisine.

In May 2019, I joined Barbetta Cucina, where I could further my creativity through running cooking classes as a part of my duties as Head Chef.

The hospitality industry was hit hard in 2020 by COVID-19. This challenging time gave me the opportunity to think about my future. The idea of “MichelONE at home” was born.

At the same time, I was fortunate to meet Marcello Farioli, chef and owner of well-known Italian restaurant, Imaccheroni. Marcello offered me charge of the kitchen while also supporting me in my new adventure as a personal chef.

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 West Ryde.


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

Full-time Chef

A longer stay in West Ryde? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!

Cooking Classes

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

Book your experience with Chef Michele

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