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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
This was a WONDERFUL experience and a meal none of us will forget. Everything was perfection and we can't wait to have another excuse to pull out the stops and do it again. Thank you, Chef!
Catherine Merritt - Apr 22 2022
From start (selecting a chef) to to finish (going to bed with a clean kitchen) the experience was prefect. The meal was fantastic as was the service/presentation. It was a perfect night.
Lisanne Morales - Apr 18 2022
Chef Alvin is a great communicator! He is tremendously accomodating and patient. It was truly a wonderful experience and so much more enjoyable than I had anticipated! The team was amazing, the food was amazing, and the preparation and clean-up were impressive...100% recommended!!!!! Thank you Chef Alvin☺
Melissa - Mar 25 2022
Chef Yu had the best menu options - it was hard to narrow it down! The food we chose could not have been better! Everyone in our group (20) loved each course and was begging for more to take home. Would hire him and his crew again in a heartbeat.
Kristin Davis - Jan 13 2022
Book your experience with Chef Alvin
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.