Get to know me better
Passionate, creative, versatile Chef with 20years experience in Europe, Australia and Asia
Born near Hamburg, Tanja has 20 years experience in the hospitality industry.
Classically trained in Germany, she worked for only the finest restaurants and hotels in Europe and spent 10 years prior to arriving in Australia as a Head Chef in gourmet and Michelin star restaurants in Switzerland.
Following her passion for other countries and cultures, Tanja enjoyed a lot of her time between jobs traveling.
She also worked for a few months in Bangkok, Singapore and Florida to explore different cooking styles and cuisines.
In 2012 Tanja took the challenge to relocate to Sydney to become the Executive Chef for Swissôtel Sydney, at that time, the only female Executive Chef in a 5 star hotel in Australia.
Tanja works at a popular function venue in Brisbane which blends in well with her private chef commitments.
Tanja's passion is to create food which is fresh and simple, yet stunning and healthy, satisfying the highest standards and expectations.
Tanja's cooking style is classic european/french based inspired by asian techniques and flavours.
For me, cooking is...
passion, fun and art
I learned to cook at...
4*+ Hotel Hohe Wacht in Hohwacht/Germany .....and along the way all over the world ....you never stop learning and life never fails to surprise
A role model in the kitchen is...
there are more than just one.....
A cooking secret...
great local produce, passion and creativity
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 Brisbane City.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Brisbane City. You name it!
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Brisbane City.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Brisbane City, count me in.
Tanja'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 Tanja's reviews
Tanja was great. She was very easy to deal with. She was punctual and her food was beautiful. I would highly recommend Tanja to anyone wanting to have a fantastic in-home dining experience.
Laura - Sep 13 2021
Tanja was fantastic! We had a wonderful birthday lunch at home and I’ll look forward to using her again
Sarah Olson - Jul 19 2021
First time I’ve tried ‘hiring a chef experience’ and it exceeded my expectations and more. Tania did an incredible job, her food was exquisite and made the whole experience really great. Will absolutely we hiring her again.
Marieke Tucker - Jul 19 2021
A lovely experience overall.
Thanks so much Tanja Nixdorf.
Philip Lakic - Jun 24 2021
Book your experience with Chef Tanja
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.