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Chef Darnell Japp

Private Chef In Cochrane

4.9/ 5
Chef Darnell Japp

Get to know me better

I love cooking and have been a chef my whole life.

I am a professional chef with 19 years experience. I have worked in high end fine dining kitchens as well as in home catering. I graduated cooking school at SAIT in 2003 and have my red seal certification. Here are are a few of my best culinary accolades:

#60 on the St. Pellegrino Top 100 restaurants in the World, 2010 Executive Sous Chef Rouge.

Best New Restaurant in Calgary by Avenue Magazine, Avec Bistro Executive Chef 2012.

Best Fine Dining in Calgary, Where magazine 2019 Rouge Executive Chef

Top 20 Restaurants in Calgary, Avenue Magazine 2019 Rouge Executive Chef

#89 Restaurant in Canada, Canada’s Top 100, 2019 Rouge Executive Chef

Also, I recently competed in Canada’s Great Kitchen Party 2019 and received a bronze medal. I am WSET Level 2 certified in wine and spirits.

I enjoy creating custom menus to cater to guests needs.

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 Cochrane.


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

Cooking Classes

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

Culinary Consultancy

Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Cochrane.

Chef Darnell's reviews

4.9/ 5

Chef Darnell was so accommodating and easy to work with. The food was excellent and the guests had the best time! I would highly recommend him for whatever event you have planned.

Brenden - Sep 08 2021

4.5/ 5

Chef Darnell provided us with an amazing private chef experience. During Covid times, it is difficult to find ways to celebrate special occasions. Chef Darnell exceeded our expectations and worked hard to create a meal that was appealing to everyone that also considered numerous food restrictions. It was a special evening we will not forget! Thank-you Darnell! Please know we will be recommending you to family and friends.

Rose - Oct 19 2020

5/ 5

Darnell was lovely and his food was delicious! He was prompt, but flexible (based on us) and Topped up anything we really loved. The ruffle aoile was to die for...legit,..I wish he would have left us a tub of it! 10/10, would recommend!

Lisa Reinhardt - Oct 01 2020

5/ 5

An awesome experience with an awesome chef! Creative dishes with quality ingredients.

Nicole Silver - Jun 04 2020

5/ 5

Book your experience with Chef Darnell

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

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