Get to know me better
I am a chef who believes in respecting ingredients; bringing out their natural beauty and flavor.
I am an award winning chef professional chef that has experience as an Executive Hotel Chef and Executive Pastry Chef for over fifteen years. My most recent position was Executive Pastry Chef for a resort with Belmond Corporation, formally known as the Orient Express Co. I was nominated for James Beard scholarship in London and Management awards from Loews Hotel in the United States. I am knowledgeable in all areas of the back of the house management and front of the house hospitality. My culinary skills have allowed me to cook for Fortune 500 companies and celebrities from all over the world.
My food style is western French infusion. My cuisine is always full of flavor even if the menu includes restrictive dietary requests. I have consulted, planned, and executed five star events from two to two thousand. Though pastry is my truest passion. savory is the road to dessert. I welcome you to review my menus and photos and look forward to offering my personal chef services for your next event.
I am available to travel in Beijing and beyond to meet your needs for onsite chef services. I moved to Beijing to be with my wife and pursue life in Asia as the culinary scene here is inspiring. I hope to share my culinary passion with you.
For me, cooking is...
A carefully balanced expression of skill and ingredients, never letting one replace the other.
I learned to cook at...
I learned that being the best chef is not about having the best equipment or kitchen, it is about bringing out the best that is inside of you.
A role model in the kitchen is...
My mentor, Olivier Gaupin, French Master Chef. His passion brings out the best in everyone around him.
A cooking secret...
I do not accept mediocre from myself or those around me, but I still believe it can be fun.
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 Beijing.
A longer stay in Beijing? 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 Beijing.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Beijing.
Book your experience with Chef John
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.