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Austrian, Belgian, Czech, French, German & Italian food and bakery
I am a chef / pastry chef / master baker, currently working part-time at a Belgian Brasserie and a French Bistro in Central Tokyo. I do Austrian, Belgian, Czech, French, German and Italian cuisine & bakery. I am all about authenticity. I do not care for dishes, nor pastries nor cakes that aren't authentic. I have lived and worked in the countries whose dishes I prepare and know how they are supposed to taste in their places of origin and that is how I prepare them. Much of what I do is not usually available in Japan at all. Where can you get an original Austrian Apfelstrudel in Japan, or Czech dumplings, an Alsatian Kouglof, a Rhenian Sour Roast, German sourdough bread or proper Italian gnocchi that don't resemble chewing gum but will melt in your mouth?
ATTENTION: I specialise in European cuisine. I will NOT accept requests for an exclusively Chinese, Japanese or Mexican (etc etc) menu !!!
For me, cooking is...
a passion, a joy and a way to share culture
I learned to cook at...
trained as a chef and baker while serving national service at the civil defence force, later attended master baker school in Germany.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Remy in the movie Ratatouille.
A cooking secret...
prepare everything from scratch, strive for authenticity
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 Shibuya.
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Shibuya.
Book your experience with Chef Benjamin Kowarsch Benjamin
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.