Get to know me better
Health Cuisine Enthusiast
Food and creativity have always sparked my curiosity. Raised by Palestinian parents in the tropical setting of Central America, I was exposed to various cuisines and cooking styles. Whether it was helping mom out cook her recipes or growing fruits in our backyard, food has always intrigued me.
After getting my degree in Advertising, I felt that I didn't belong in that world and thus decided to pursue my passion for food. This led me to The Art Institute in Vancouver where I graduated in 2011, and have made the city home since then.
Through the years, I've learned simplicity and quality ingredients are what make superb food so naturally, this concept became an integral part of my cuisine.
With simple techniques and imagination, I want you to enjoy a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing taste and flavor. The feeling of bringing beautiful food to people and hearing their comments about their experience is the most rewarding aspect of food.
Allow me to expand your palate with new cuisines and ingredients!
For me, cooking is...
A joy and an outlet for creativity.
I learned to cook at...
The Art Institute of Vancouver, under their Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management program
A role model in the kitchen is...
My late grandmother. She was able to cook amazing meals for the entire family of ten without complaints.
A cooking secret...
Patience, patience, patience!
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 Vancouver.
A longer stay in Vancouver? 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 Vancouver.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Vancouver.
Jaqueline'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 Jaqueline's reviews
Chef Sarah was fabulous she was fun and engaging and for dish and she prepared were delicious. She created a very special evening for us and I highly recommend her.
Kathy Fish - Sep 05 2022
Excellent food! I will definitely use Take a Chef again! Thank you for the amazing service and excellent food!
Pamela Garner - Jul 30 2020
They were AWESOME!! :) Will definitely use their service again and recommend
Jonathan Melegrito - Jun 04 2020
The chefs were so great for my friends birthday. They had perfect timing, fantastic dishes, and they were great hosts! I will definitely be using them again!
Natalie Miller - Oct 20 2019
Book your experience with Chef Jaqueline
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.