Get to know me better
Passionate about changing people perceptions of vegan dinning. Creating culinary experiences to change your way of thinking
I am a professional chef with 20 years experience. I have worked in over 35 commercial kitchens throughout Australia, France, England and Canada. Refining my skills during my early 20's working under some amazing chefs specialising in traditional Italian, Greek, Moroccan and fresh Australian seafood. By 28, I progressed to head chef roles. 250 beachfront seafood restaurant, fine Italian dining in Noosa, winter tapas bar in Victorian snowfields through to private chef for luxury chalets across the French Alps. 4 years ago I made the switch to Plant-based (vegan) cooking, honing my skills at the Sunshine Coasts most reputable vegan venue Cafe Vie. I love the challenge of creating dishes that even the most passionate carnivores will question 'how'.
For me, cooking is...
A chance to redefine the perception of how we eat. Creating proteins from scratch and exploring the world of plant-based cooking.
I learned to cook at...
Over 35 restaurants across the globe.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Anyone that is pushing boundaries and loves cooking.
A cooking secret...
Nutritional yeast, tapioca starch and kala namak.
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 Maroochydore.
A longer stay in Maroochydore? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Maroochydore.
Tristan'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 Tristan's reviews
Chef Tristan, was fabulous, he arrived on time, even with the weather being quite horrible that evening! He created the most magnificent four course dinner, which was all plant based and mouth watering delicious and the presentation was seriously 5 star. I would highly recommend Chef Tristan and look forward to booking him for another special event in the future.
Jodi Irvine - Jan 10 2022
Tristan was such a pleasure to have. As a plant based chef he shared the same values that we do which is rare to come by. All of his dishes were cleverly planned and executed. He really took a plant based menu to the next level and I have no doubt that his cooking would be appealing to most people. We were also super interested in how he was preparing the meal and it made for such a nice experience to watch and chat to him while he was cooking. Thank you Tristan, we will definitely be seeing you again!!
Keiarna Kerr - Dec 13 2021
Book your experience with Chef Tristan
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.