Chef Carl Houben

Private Chef In Hamilton

Chef Carl Houben

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I am a chef who’s passion is creating a real authentic connection with client, the food and myself for a real memorable experience

I am a professional chef with 25 years experience, I’ve been a chef de cuisine in award winning restaurants, I have worked in hotels, I've catered for weddings and have been a food show chef demonstrating all kinds of culinary dishes and techniques. I have been a professional chef tutor for the past 13 years, I have recently started my own private chef business cooking for high profile clients in the Waikato.

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More about me

For me, cooking is...

a way of life. I get a buzz sourcing amazing ingredients from the land or sea & I believe it’s special to connect with my clients on a personal level

I learned to cook at...

Waikato institute of technology (best in class) I’m always learning new techniques and dishes, once you have the fundamentals learning never stops!!

A role model in the kitchen is...

Would have to be some of the fantastic chefs we have here in New Zealand and how we as a country have put our focus on the quality of the ingredients

A cooking secret...

Sharp knives, good vibes, keep the mind and kitchen free of clutter and you will get good results

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