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International chef always evolving to bring you the newest ideas, based on fresh and local ingredients: a symposium of tradition and contemporary art.
My name is Filipe Fernandes and I am a Private Chef with over 15 years of culinary experience.
I began my cooking profession at the early age of 16 as an eager new employee at a restaurant in Canada. Only after working a couple years as a dishwasher/prep cook I moved up to working as a line cook and really began my culinary career.
At this point I began moving around North America finding new and exciting opportunities to work in a variety of different restaurants, including Toronto (Ontario), Victoria (British Columbia) and Montreal (Quebec).
After spending most of my life learning new skills around the North American continent, I decided to take my future career to Europe where my roots lay, starting in Portugal. Since I have moved back, I have been lucky enough to work in several countries including Italy, France and Spain, where I am currently residing. In which I have learned new techniques and recipes which has only made my cooking ability even stronger thanks to the wonderful people who gave me those extraordinary oppourtunities.
I have decided to take my passion for cooking along with my skills and my outgoing personality, from the kitchen directly to the clients, in the form of a Private Chef. And I could not be happier for this decision.
For me, cooking is...
A dual concept of art and food, pleasure and health, history and modernity, that brings people around the same table to experience the joie de vivre.
I learned to cook at...
Most of my skills come from experience working in industrial sized kitchens, cooking for many people in various restaurants: Terroni, Pangeia, Susur.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Absolutely my Mother, because even after working a fulltime job, she would still always make us a homemade delicious dinner for the whole family.
A cooking secret...
Is more than just adding ingredients together: it's communicating through all my senses to create dishes with character and flow, together in harmony.
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 Porto.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Porto. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Porto.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Porto.
Filipe'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 Filipe's reviews
We had an amazing night with Filipe and Erica in Porto! They were very kind, great company to have around at your own place. They prepared a fresh vegetarian dinner for us. The dishes were looking amazing and the taste was very good. You can feel Filipe is passionate about cooking. Erika had a great idea how to set up the table, to have an intimate atmosphere for us. And afterwards, the kitchen was left super clean. All in all we would definitely recommend Filipe.
Sanne Govers - Jul 22 2022
Book your experience with Chef Filipe
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.