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Aiming for the perfect bite...multi-cuisine curious vagabond
I started cooking at 12 and never stopped. Having been lucky to travel extensively, I had the chance to experience cuisines from 5 continents first hand. Every trip has also been a culinary tasting and learning expedition. I love everything connected to food - it makes my day to find great produce in a market and I can be lost for hours in a new, exciting cookbook or in a spice market - spice markets are my personal kind of heaven! Although my „day trade” as a lawyer is interesting, the satisfaction I get from concocting a dish that gets rave reviews is unsurpassed. I have yet to become a snob as I enjoy putting together simple but tasty dishes as much as technically challenging ones. From traditional Romanian dishes (granted, there is much to discuss whether these are originally Romanian), to Lebanese, Thai and Indian, from seafood to vegan dishes, I'm having a ball with them all! My personal preferences lean towards copious amounts of veggies, cheeses and seafood. I have a CTH Level 2 Award in Culinary Skills from Ashburton Chefs Academy, UK.
For me, cooking is...
what makes me feel alive, in the flow
I learned to cook at...
Self-taught + great cooks in the family + Ashburton Chefs Academy
A role model in the kitchen is...
Anthony Bourdain (RIP), Jamie Oliver
A cooking secret...
Cooking with seasonal produce and balancing flavours to get to that elusive perfect bite.
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 București.
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in București.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in București.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in București, count me in.
Ana-Irina'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 Ana-Irina
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.