Get to know me better
Wine matching, World cuisine, ottoman food, turkish food, Mediterranean food
I have graduated gastronomy and culinary arts at the Okan University with a Masters in Gastronomy. I can speak native turkish, danish and fluent English. I am ready to cook as you wish. I have all the cooking techniques that you can imagine and very special plating skills so you can enjoy your meal. I love italian and french kitchen the most. Also good at wine pairings. I've done internships in the Hilton Hotel in Instabul as well as the The Sheraton Grand Hotel.
For me, cooking is...
Best thing to do in my life!
I learned to cook at...
University and hotels
A role model in the kitchen is...
Depends on the cuisine...
A cooking secret...
Mixing sour, sweet, chilli etc perfectly...
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 Istanbul.
A longer stay in Istanbul? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Istanbul.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Istanbul.
Ilayda'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 Ilayda
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.