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Creative and versatile chef creating unique cuisine
Originally from San Francisco, California, Chef Alvin Yu has spent a large portion of his life in the kitchen. Growing up in a large family, he was amazed at how his aunts and uncles could produce plentiful amounts of high-quality food for twenty to thirty people in a few hours. At an early age, he found himself assisting in the kitchens of his father’s Cantonese banquet-style restaurants.
These experiences inspired Chef Yu to pursue learning everything there was to know about the culinary arts. In college he continued to develop his cooking prowess and began to delight his friends with lavish affairs. In 2005, responding to the urging of well-fed friends and family members freshly aglow with their experience of his unifying cuisine, he started Fyusion Dining*. Chef Yu eventually developed a vision of dining that culminates in a feast for the senses - exquisite décor, expertly prepared cuisine, and a passion for encouraging patrons to explore the limitless diversity of the culinary world.
His passion, flair, and dexterity in the culinary arts invite diners throughout Chicago to slow down and enjoy each other’s company, thereby revisiting the dining experience. Chef Yu is a premier member of the United States Personal Chef Association.
For me, cooking is...
a passion and a lifestyle
I learned to cook at...
the restaurants of traditional masters all over California
A role model in the kitchen is...
my mother and aunts who spent years in the food industry
A cooking secret...
Love, passion, and a desire to serve. I cook for my clients as if they are my family
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 Chicago.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Chicago. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Chicago.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Chicago, count me in.
Alvin'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 Alvin's reviews
Chef Alvin's Team of two (a Chef and a Server), turned up early, and were incredibly attentive and professional. They did a fantastic job of putting us at ease as well as making this as memorable an experience as possible. From serving appetizers in our basement, to ensuring wines were opened, decanted and could breathe ahead of pouring - nothing seemed too much trouble and everything was well thought through. The clean up was amazing, and they even cleaned up our bar area (where we had pre-dinner drinks) while we were eating dinner. I would thoroughly recommend Chef Alvin's team - you won't be disappointed. The only comment I would have is that I wasn't made aware ahead of time that it wouldn't be Chef Alvin turning up - It would have been good to know that Chef Alvin has a team that he uses to provide these services, and it would have been nice to be told who the staff are that would be providing the service. That said, the staff were amazing and this didn't detract from the experience at all - it would just be nice to know who is turning up at your house.
Christopher Witts - Nov 07 2022
Alvin and his team were incredible and impeccable. Loved every minute working with them and LOVED his dishes. Each one was exquisite. HIGHLY recommend!
Shawn Riegsecker - Oct 17 2022
We had a great experience and will use again. This time we had a small dinner for six people. The food was delicious and the service was professional and friendly.
Anne Weidemanis - Oct 17 2022
Most fabulous first time experience. Arrived on time and the food was fabulous. I’d highly recommend Alvin and you won’t be disappointed. And worth the money!
Maurice Arthur - Sep 28 2022
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Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.