Get to know me better
I'm a definite perfectionist who is not afraid to push the envelope and not afraid to experiment to achieve unique flavors.
I'm an avid cook with over 10 years' experience in various kitchens. Largely self-taught, I am not bound by books on how to cook, but draw inspiration on how flavors interact with each other.
I am comfortable with most ingredients available, and I get excited by fresh, exotic, or well-raised products. I am driven by the constant pursuit of the elusive "perfect flavor" and my curiosity about food and the joy it brings keep me going forward.
For me, cooking is...
a way to bring people together; food itself is a universal language and my cooking is another dialect in that conversation.
I learned to cook at...
various establishments in the city, as well as countless hours watching and replicating recipes on Youtube.
A role model in the kitchen is...
(are) Rokusaburo Michiba, Gordon Ramsay, David Chang, and Anthony Bourdain
A cooking secret...
paying every ingredient the respect it deserves but always be open to new ways of having them interact with each other.
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 Edmonton.
A longer stay in Edmonton? 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 Edmonton.
John Emil'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 John Emil's reviews
Book your experience with Chef John Emil
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.