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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.
Andreas'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 Andreas's reviews
I booked chef Andreas for a small company incentive and the overall process, communication, sending the proposal, making changes was very easy with Andreas because he wanted us to enjoy the evening & Dinner.
He was very punctual, friendly, and easily approachable, he was engaged into the conversations and very attentive to Water, Wine, and the little details.
The food was incredible, every dish was presented in the most beautiful way and you could taste the love, passion he was putting into it. Taste, presentation and the story behind the dishes just perfect.
Natalie Schoenherr - Feb 23 2022
Loved the philosophy behind Andrea’s creativity; seeking to elevate the less known or less attractive ingredients - and he managed to do so in fantastic culinary experience, full of surprises. Thanks ????
Philippe Domino - Feb 15 2022
Andreas was very polity and professional. He arrived and then the magic happened. He helped facilitate a wonderful evening, with well presented food, served with care and love. The food was very good and overall the whole experience was wonderful. We would highly recommend Andreas and Take a Chef - Thank you.
Guillaume Furminger - Dec 15 2021
If you have the opportunity to invite Andreas to cook for you and your friends, don't hesitate for one single second. I had the pleasure to invite Andreas to my home to cook for 8 people, and it's been the best decision I made. He's incredibly proficient and his cooking skills are beyond expectations. In preparation for the evening Andreas and I discussed the four course menu in detail - with many options for me to select from. At all times Andreas was highly professional and easy to communicate with. I highly recommend working with him.
Rieke Decker - Nov 30 2021
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