Get to know me better
I specialize in the finest Mexican and Hungarian food and I'm a Mexican cookbook author.
I have been cooking and eating Mexican and Hungarian food my whole life. I started offering cooking classes and cooking demos in 2007 and I now run approximately 100 cooking events per year, including cooking for private dinner parties in a client's home. I am the author of "Mexican Dinner Parties", a book that aims to teach others the joy of cooking and enjoying amazing Mexican food together.
For me, cooking is...
a passion, hence my business name "Passion for Food". Cooking is also my connection to family, friends and my culture.
I learned to cook at...
home as a young child with my Mexican born mother. I've also run hundreds of cooking classes for PC Cooking School, Longo's, Fortinos, etc.
A role model in the kitchen is...
my mother, or anyone who cooks with love and from the heart. My goal is to make other people happy.
A cooking secret...
is to turn a dinner party into a memorable event friends and family will remember for a long time.
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 Erin.
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Erin.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Erin.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Erin.
Hendrik'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 Hendrik's reviews
Hendrik was outstanding - we hired him for a special night in. His attention to detail and extraordinary cooking skills made it truly special. Unparalleled guacamole!
Liam Mcguinty - Jun 29 2021
Had a great time! Chef Hendrik Varju is amazing! I wanted to do a special dinner, but with a twist. We had spent so much time around home because of the pandemic I was hoping to do dinner out in a park setting. I wasn’t sure if I’d get any replies on my request but figured I’d give it a shot anyway. I received a couple replies, but chef Hendrik’s menu sounded delicious, and he mentioned he had done a lot of cooking while camping so I felt he would be familiar with the challenge of the dinner. We talked back and forth and ironed out the menu, he was very accommodating to any requests I had, even some recipe adjustments to keep an eye on the calories, lol. Come the day of the dinner, he came on time and ready to go and was very patient and professional as we were late arriving due to terrible traffic that day. Then the dinner, it was absolutely delicious! We started off with homemade tortilla chips along with pico de gallo, and the best guacamole ever! Then a delicious shrimp ceviche that was nicely presented in martini glasses. The main was flank steak tacos with an orange chipotle sauce, the steak was cooked over charcoal which added some great flavour! And for dessert we had the best creme brûlée I’ve ever had, even with the recipe being adjusted for less calories, amazing. I would happily recommend Chef Hendrik Varju to anybody, it will be a dinner you won’t soon forget. Thanks Chef!
Ben - Jun 08 2021
Love the attention to detail and the personal touch shown by Chef Hendrik Varju. He always took the time to answer all questions, made the whole event a very fun and joyful event for all the participants.
Costas Shouftas - Jul 08 2020
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