Get to know me better
In home private fine dining. Top Chef Season 13 Contestant. Zagat 30 Under 30. Bong Appetit Season 3. Chef/Owner of Tournant
I am a professional chef with over ten years experience in both fine dining and casual restaurants. I am a team player who is passionate about culinary, from cooking to managing. I offer exceptional service and knowledge when it comes to my field. My cuisine is global with focus on seasonality. I stand behind my food and creations, however I am also fond of clients being vocal about what there looking for. I love being whimsical and also stick to the basics of cooking. I am also a Top Chef season 13 contestant, holding the title of the youngest contestant in history to date, Zagat 30under30, and just recently been on Bong Appetit for Season 3. I have competed in the Barilla Pasta U.S Competition in April 2019 with 7 other chefs around the country for the Food and Wine Festival in Pebble Beach, CA. I was also apart of June 2019 US Open in Monterey, CA where I catered what you will call exceptional service
For me, cooking is...
Cooking is where I find tranquility. I enjoy this on my off time, as it makes everyone happy and is so universal
I learned to cook at...
I learned to cook from my grandmother at a very young age, then pursued getting my degree at Le Cordon Bleu, working too, at Wish restaurant
A role model in the kitchen is...
My grandmother. There’s never any measurement yet her food comes out impeccable!
A cooking secret...
I have no secrets in the kitchen :) I believe in being a leader, but being one with the team and let them in. Let me show you what we can do !
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.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Chicago.
Angelina'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 Angelina's reviews
Chef Angelina and Claire are an amazing dynamic duo. Kind, fun, and incredibly professional, they deliver more than great culinary creations — a complete, memorable experience. My friends and I are still enjoying the tasty leftovers! Highly recommend.
India James - Mar 22 2021
Angie did an amazing job with a French style dinner for my wife’s birthday. She was punctual, friendly, and cleaned the kitchen as if it were her own. The food was delicious, unique, and had a great presentation. We would definitely use Take a Chef and would love to work with Angie again in the future. Thank you!
Jacob Lamke - Feb 22 2021
Angelina was AWESOME. Excellent communication from start to finish; Angelina arrived on time, rolled out dinner at the requested time, gave a brief run down of each dish as it as served and knew how to interact with different personalities in the room; clean up was a breeze, you didn't know she was there. Highly Recommended!!!!
Lynn Lucas - Feb 15 2021
Chef Angelina is absolutely wonderful! The food was delicious, and she was extremely accommodating and personable. Would highly recommend.
Ayesha - Jan 11 2021
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