Get to know me better
I m truly passionate chef for the past 15 years and always seek to bring the best care to my clients
Born and raised in Bordeaux, France, Chef Fabien Simon was trained in a country renowned for it’s unique Gastronomy.
Fabien started his career in a bustling brasserie created by three of France‘s greatest chefs: Paul Bocuse, Gaston Lênotre and Roger Vergé. He worked up the ranks and at age 23 he was promoted sous chef of a brigade of 15 chefs serving up to 400 covers a day.
He then moved on to working on an elite luxury cruise ship, sailing between Barcelona, Venice and Athens.
Two years at Le Meriden Hotel in Noumea, New Caledonia, broadened his gastronomic knowledge in fine dining.
France and a 2 Michelin star restaurant, La Grande Vigne, called him back to Bordeaux but his travels were not finished yet. Australia and New Zealand were the next stops.
Fabien has called Queenstown his second home for the past 6 years. Executive Chef at Crowne Plaza Queenstown and Head Chef at The Millhouse in Millbrook Resort are part of his résumé. For the past two years he has worked privately for local and overseas families.
For me, cooking is...
“There is a purpose in food, not only the physical need to feed our bodies, but to nourish our senses, our creativity, our inspiration, our soul.
I learned to cook at...
I learn to cook in France and around the world in some of top hotels and restaurants in the industry.
A role model in the kitchen is...
My Role model in the kitchen are Paul Bocuse and Alain Ducasse, Two chef, two different generations and two legends in the hospitality industry
A cooking secret...
My secret in the kitchen is to keep it simple and let shine the product on his own, and great appreciation of our locals farmers.
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 Queenstown.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Queenstown. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Queenstown.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Queenstown, count me in.
Fabien'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 Fabien
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.