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Half English half Finnish. Originally from London & have been based in Thailand for the past 15 years
Truly passionate about food, 20 years of experience in the industry. I graduated as a pastry chef in 1999 in London, relocated to Bangkok in 2005 which is where I am currently based. For the past 10 years, I have moved into the savoury side of the kitchen & now balance both pastry/savoury into my field.
In 2017 I launched Bangkok Supper Club - a unique home from home luxury 6 course with free flow dining experience which was featured in the New York Times. Along with immersing my knowledge into setting up education/training workshops (inhouse & for the public - kids/adults). I have been the tool to market & organize a large number of media events which have included demos/ presenting brands/ products for tv & media platforms with ease. Am specialized in being the creative brain behind many brands for a selection of needs which include the creation of new menu/dish/ product research & development.
I have had the experience as a live-in private chef for Bangkok Acupuncture Retreat where I provided nourishing healthy food 24/7 for individuals that were fighting with immense disharmonies along with cancer & diabetes where the food I created was there to aid in the natural healing process. Now more than ever it important to be connected to a balanced healthy way of nourishing the body & to infuse this with a farm to table, food sustainability concept & am myself moving into the plant-based way of living.
For me, cooking is...
My absolute love in life. To be able to create & feed others an experience of euphoric tastes is such a pleasure & honour to be able to do so.
I learned to cook at...
Westminster Kingsway culinary institute located in the heart of London
A role model in the kitchen is...
Nigel Slater for absolute heart & rustic creativity. My English & Finnish Family members. Yotam Ottolenghi to continue to inspire my creative mind
A cooking secret...
To follow my heart with what I create & always add my genuine love to every dish I cook
As a professional Chef, I offer the following services
I can create a menu based on your preferences to enjoy in the comfort of your home in Bangkok. Simply tell me what you're craving!
Enjoy the services of a private chef during your holidays in Bangkok.
At home cooking course
Choose this option for a private cooking class in Bangkok and I will put together a tailor-made cooking lesson for you.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services in Bangkok.
Davina Photo Gallery
Here you can see some of my dishes and other pictures
Reviews about Davina
Chef Davina is just fabulous!
She was very patient and kind to my 7 year old daughter.
The food was just as amazing!
Jenn Villalobos - May 30 2020
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