Get to know me better
Italiano, calm, customer oriented ready to answer their questions, share not teach.
I am an Italian chef based in BC, I have been working in hospitality for about 35 years, I have lived between Italy and Canada in Ontario, where I have worked as a restaurant manager and sommelier in prestigious luxury restaurants, and in BC, where I have worked as a chef in as many restaurants and important hotels, and in Italy, where I managed my restaurants in Puglia and directed Boutique Hotels and huge structures. I specialize in the traditional cuisine of southern Italy, but I navigate between risotto and ossobuchi. I am the president of the Professional Association of Italian Chefs in Canada. I taught Wine and Food Combinations in Italy, and Italian Culinary Culture courses at V.C.C. of Vancouver.
For me, cooking is...
Passione, passion, dedication and respect for the territory and its product and seasonality.
I learned to cook at...
under the wings of great Chef , and becoming a sponge, and studying, My mentors, who are not only chefs but owners, with their visions, sommeliers and
A role model in the kitchen is...
if you are referring to the Master Chefs, or the chefs on TV, none of them, my models were the unnamed chefs, who told you, look and steal what I do,
A cooking secret...
there are no secrets in an open kitchen, the products make the scene, if a product is in season and fresh it shouldn't be a. problem to make a large a
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 Burnaby.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Burnaby. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Burnaby.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Burnaby.
Giovanni'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.
Book your experience with Chef Giovanni
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.