Get to know me better
Do the best or don't do it at all
I am jolly easy to go chap. I enjoy making people smile, specially with my food. My culinary journey began as a kid in my home kitchen on the foothills of the Himalayas in a splendid town called Kalimpong, where a weekly local farmers market was the only way to buy fresh produce.
It took-off when I moved to New Zealand in 2008, when cooking became more than a profession and since then it has taken me from international hotels to top restaurants for over a decade. No doubt the hardship was tremendous but getting paid for what I love doing meant it was never a job, it was a journey of dreams. Now, I am planning to bring that skill and passion to your homes and onto your dining tables.
For me, cooking is...
Cooking for me is more than making ends meet. It’s an unparalleled feeling of joy, achievement and passion, merging to create memories.
I learned to cook at...
Home with my mom to start with before I went to a culinary school.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Josh Emett, he has always inspired me professionally and personally. Lucky I got a chance to work for him for many years,
A cooking secret...
Work smart not hard.
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 Auckland.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Auckland. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Auckland.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Auckland, count me in.
Dev'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.
Book your experience with Chef Dev
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.