Get to know me better
Cooking with passion, perfection and excellence.
I am a professional chef who has been cooking 10+ years. I worked in several Michelin star restaurants and 5 star-6 diamond Hotels (St Regis-Mandarin Oriental)
Worked under Thomas Keller at The French Laundry, Wolfgang Puck at Spago, Jean George Vongerichten.
With my culinary knowledge and practices, I am offering excellent service, cleanliness and exceptional food.
For me, cooking is...
Happiness, Dedication, Patience, Practice, Perfection Focused on Details
I learned to cook at...
Culinary School, Hotels, Restaurants and Teaching
A role model in the kitchen is...
Thomas Keller, Gaston Acurio, Heston Blumenthal, Ferran Adria
A cooking secret...
Timing, Consistency, Cleanliness, Knives, Mise en place, Continuous research, Local and Seasonal Ingredients
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 Kirkland.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Kirkland. You name it!
A longer stay in Kirkland? 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 Kirkland.
Cihan Erol'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 Cihan Erol's reviews
Amazing experience, from start to finish. Chef was great, flexible with menu changes, and very attentive. Highly recommend.
Guillaume Chabot-Couture - Nov 19 2021
My husband and I decided to try this service during the pandemic as a covid-safe way of celebrating our anniversary. We're so glad we did! Chef Cihan made our anniversary such a wonderful experience that I can't stop telling my friends about it. I adore cooking and am fairly good at it, but it was so nice to sit back in my own home and be waited on (my husband doesn't cook at all), and served next-level food that was beautifully tailored to my tastes. The presentations were like artwork on a plate! Plus, he cleaned up after! My goodness. I especially appreciated that Chef Cihan was generous about sharing his expertise. He happily explained how he achieved the results for each ingredient in the meal in terms of texture, technique, and ingredients, and was so fun to chat with! He really made me excited to push some boundaries with my own cooking, and I even wound up loaning him some of my cultural cookbooks. At the end he left us all the goodies that hadn't been used up in the meal, so we nibbled on luxury food for an entire week! I should also add, that the meal had wonderful pacing. Afterwards my husband and I agreed that it was a better value and experience than a night at Canlis. We'll absolutely be hiring him again, and can promise that you won't regret it if you book Chef Cihan for any event!
Amanda Monahan-Sundberg - Nov 12 2021
Booked a dinner for the anniversary of my friends and they absolutely loved Chef Cihan! He created the perfect menu and experience for the best at home dinner.
Ana - Nov 10 2021
This was our first time hiring a private chef for my husband's birthday celebration. Chef Cihan was professional, organized, and extremely talented! His communication was excellent from the moment I inquired. The food was absolutely amazing! Chef left the kitchen even cleaner than he found it. I will look for opportunities to hire him again! Thank you, Chef!
Ellen Bye - Oct 05 2021
Book your experience with Chef Cihan Erol
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.