Get to know me better
Go to Italy for one night! The food, the stories, the energy
My name is Valentina, they call me Chef V, I work as a personal chef in Toronto.
I was made in Italy, born, raised and trained in the northwest, in the region of Piemonte, well known for its food and wines, and also for the extreme vicinity to France... ask me about my DNA test and we will laugh, my brother still does!!!
I have been working with food for 10 years, I have managed 2 cooking schools, one in Italy that I have founded, I have worked as Corporate chef and as Executive chef, I have run and organized events of any form and shape, I have been cooking a 5-course meal for 300 people... on a portable stove, and I have also cooked historical dinners with recipes dating back to the 17th century, I know how to run a grill, a bbq and a charcoal oven, and some other fun stuff.
It has been quite a ride! Now I bring my food and my stories to people's houses as a Personal chef and I paint with food as a Food stylist.
For me, cooking is...
Cooking for me is an endless playground, my creative outlet. Cooking is a way to show people you love them.
I learned to cook at...
I was lucky to grow in Italy, where food is so intensely part of the culture. I grow up in a family where everyone knew how to cook.
A role model in the kitchen is...
The late Maestro Gualtiero Marchesi
A cooking secret...
Fresh ingredients and simple flavours that make you close your eyes and travel with your mind
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 Toronto.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Toronto. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Toronto.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Toronto.
Valentina'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 Valentina
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.