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Creative and sustainable Chef
My name is Andreas Chrysomallis, I’m from Greece and I’ve been working in Amsterdam as a professional cook for the last 6 years. I studied Finance & Maths, but I always wanted to make people smile with food, so I decided to follow my passion and change my career path a couple of years ago.
I was working as Head Chef at Instock, a restaurant that had the mission to make beautiful meals out of ‘wasted veggies’ - vegetables that would end up in the waste bin because of how they look like while they still taste delicious. Unfortunately, due to Corona, we had to make the difficult decision to shut down the restaurant
This means that i have to start to think creative and the good news is that I’m available to be your private chef at home during these crazy times!
The last couple of years I’ve been working in 5 Star Hotels, Michelin restaurants & fine dining places. In the meantime I’ve also been doing stages at Arzak(***),Heston Blumenthal(**) and completed a 4 Months internship at Noma restaurant**(Νο2 awarded for 2019) in Copenhagen.
Besides that, I’ve been volunteering for 2 years as a chef in a non-profit organization (Taste Before You Waste), based in Amsterdam. We organized weekly dinners for 80-90 people, and by doing this we used vegetables & fruits that normally would’ve been wasted.
Also, I’ve been organizing my own personal project called ΄Fermentation Art΄. I organized over 10 successful workshops.dinners about fermentation and ways to preserve food through lacto fermentation. Due to Covid-19 I haven’t been able to organize more workshops, but I hope to continue soon when Corona measurements allow us to. There’s still so much to teach about homemade Kimchi, Miso, different kind of krauts, pickles, sourdough bread, Kombuchas and so much more!
I love life and since I found my passion it is my goal to learn something more about it every day. This makes me happy and gives me a lot of energy to explore, travel (post-corona) and work hard, despite these uncertain times. I am a very happy, passioned cook with great skills, I have a high feeling of responsibility and eye for detail.
I’m looking forward to meet you!
For me, cooking is...
A magic cookbook with no end
I learned to cook at...
Le monde Culinary School
A role model in the kitchen is...
to respect my team and enjoy every little moment
A cooking secret...
i dont have secrets,I love my job
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 Amsterdam.
A longer stay in Amsterdam? 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 Amsterdam.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Amsterdam.
Chef Andreas's reviews
I got the menu on the Take a Chef website and I think that was enough.
Andreas is very friensly and we really enjoyed our evening. The food, the presentation and the story behind the dishes were amazing.
Ahmed Eid - Jul 05 2021
Andreas cooked and served a delicious and perfectly timed Mediterranean meal featuring several courses. The Mediterranean mashed potatoes were the best I’ve ever had. Also on our plates were zucchini fritters with mint. Slightly crispy on the outside. Again, delicious. I could go on. Andreas was the perfect cook and gentleman. I can’t say enough.
Dave - Jun 24 2021
Andreas Chrysomallis prepared a delicious 5 course dinner - he explained the dishes really well, and we appreciated how he took his own interest (in this case fermentation) and brought it into the dishes. Which were very tasty, full of flavour, and well presented. When we selected the menu, he provided us with wine suggestions, which we followed, so we had a real restaurant at home feeling. The prep was fast, afterwards the kitchen was spotless. We can really recommend Andreas.
Ingrid Halters - Jun 14 2021
Andreas gave us an amazing birthday dinner experience.
Asaf Kinamoni - May 24 2021
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