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Creative Chef with a Universal/Creative style of Cuisine, looking for my next guest to spoil.
Half Lebanese, half Spanish and born in Venezuela. The diversity, mixture of cultures and flavors were already in my blood.
I’ve spent half of my cooking life in South/North America, there I had the opportunity to manage the kitchens of several culinary projects such as a Lebanese Restaurant, a Fine Seafood restaurant with a Mediterranean style, an American Grill (Steakhouse), a Creative Cuisine restaurant and other projects consisting in offering my services as a food consultor where i developed very success and hip concepts for third parties ( investors )
In 2009 I moved from Caracas to Barcelona Spain looking for a new way of living and to expand my cooking horizons. There I started a restaurant called Cuina Viva based on Tossa de Mar Catalunya. But there unfortunately the results didn't cover my expectations. Then I decided to Move to The Netherlands in November of 2011 but before I spent several months in Beirut Lebanon intensifying my roots and contact with Lebanese/mediterranean cuisine.
I've been managing kitchens in The Netherlands for more than 6 years now. I've worked for several entrepreneurs and Restaurant Groep
Now I am starting a new stage in my profession where I want to bring my knowledge, expertise and passion to You at your home. Now with my alliance with TAKEACHEF.COM I am dedicating myself full time in bringing you a very unique and private experience, where your Expectations will be overwhelmed by the dedication and commitment i bring into my food.
My cooking as I like to call it is "Universal and Creative". Where i like to use influences from all over the continents. Presenting them in modern versions with clever and original techniques.
Dare to contact me and let me surprise and spoil you. No restaurant or catering will offer you honest, safe and passionate cooking.
For me, cooking is...
a privilege. I feel lucky of having this passion in my life. In Cooking There will be Always room to improve and creativity.
I learned to cook at...
Since I was 8 years old I showed my passion and love for food. Cooking since there has been a self-taught/autodidact career.
A role model in the kitchen is...
First ME then Heston Blumenthal
A cooking secret...
Vast knowledge of the theory on how and why things happen when you cook to be able to develop my own techniques and procedures to have my methodology
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 Voorburg.
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Voorburg.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Voorburg.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Voorburg.
Monif'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 Monif's reviews
The chef Monif was perfect, the food was of high quality with a nice presentation, it was very good! I recommend this chef for your dinners at home.
It was really a great culinary experience.
thank you Chef Monif !! see you soon
Alain Caillou - Nov 14 2019
It was the first time we experienced takeachef and we are extremely satisfied. Chef Monim Francisco showed up on time, was extremely nice and professional at the same time. The food was just amazing and the overall service excellent. I strongly reccomend Monim for your private dinner!
Paolo Policastro - Dec 11 2018
Chef Monif is very professional. He came to our place fully prepared and he made a lovely dinner for us. The food was fantastic.
Lara Baldacci - Nov 26 2018
Everything was perfect! We had a great experience!
Isabelle Schmoetten - Jul 31 2018
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