Get to know me better
As a culinary enthusiast, I define myself as an individual who loves to feed others and as a perfectionist. My cooking is a synthesis of both aspects.
I have been a home cook for over 28 years. I have vast experience in middle-eastern cuisine. I received professional training at the Chef's Table academy in Istanbul. I did my COOP at the Hilton hotel (Istanbul) in 2018 for 4 consecutive months. I received a 100% grading for my performance during my COOP at the Hilton hotel.
For me, cooking is...
Cooking is a life long passion of mine. It is the medium through which I express my personality and share my life experience as a person.
I learned to cook at...
Chef's Table academy in Istanbul. I had my COOP at the Hilton Istanbul Maslak hotel.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Chef Gordan Ramsy and/or Chef Massimo Bottura
A cooking secret...
My palate allows for me to combine compatible spices to my own designed dishes and even apply that to elevate already existing dishes.
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.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Istanbul. You name it!
A longer stay in Istanbul? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Istanbul, count me in.
Najla'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 Najla
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.