Get to know me better
Without family, food, and travel what’s it all worth? I truly enjoy cooking for people, and providing a unique fun and memorable experience!
Over 18 years of high-level culinary experience working in 5 star restaurants and the famous 3 Michelin star restaurant The French Laundry. | In-depth expertise in diverse areas of cuisine | Incredible passion for the pristine execution of local ingredients and strive for complete sustainability | Professional creative flair | Productive | Dependable | Ability to expertly instruct cooks/chefs and other kitchen workers in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, and presentation of food to the highest standards | Experienced in the planning, directing, and supervising of food preparation and culinary responsibilities in a busy environment.
For me, cooking is...
An honor, my job, my passion. A way to connect with people that I may not even be able to communicate with but food is a language all its own,.
I learned to cook at...
Johnson and Wales University and graduated in 2000, but the real training came from years of hard work in kitchens and galleys abroad.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Massimo Bottura, Charlie Trotter, Jose Andres, Ferrari Adria, Yotam Ottolenghi, David Chang, Gordon Ramsey, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Roy Choi
A cooking secret...
Sharing my passion for food, wine and the love of entertaining with others by creating memorable experiences that last a lifetime.
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 Wellington.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Wellington. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Wellington.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Wellington.
Cory'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 Cory's reviews
Chef Cory was awesome. I hired him to surprise my parents with dinner as a gift. He tailored the menu for their tastes and was careful with my Dad’s food allergies. When Chef Cory arrived he was personable and professional, sharing stories that improved the experience. My parents were very pleased. They said that the food and overall experience were incredible. We would definitely hire Chef Cory again.
Brooke Sabol Sabol - Jan 18 2023
Chef Cory was wonderful. I hired him to surprise my boyfriend with an at-home birthday dinner and it was simply perfect. He recommended some fantastic wines, he was nice, punctual, entertaining, and the food was beyond great. He left my kitchen spotless and took the time to share how he came up with and cooked each dish. I would hire him again a thousand times!
Cynthia Lozano - Nov 10 2022
Delicious food, beautifully presented! Accommodating to dietary restrictions. Would highly recommend!
Allison Margolis - Nov 03 2022
Chef Cory was an amazing chef and made our birthday celebration extra special. He was extremely professional and each dish he served exceeded all expectations. I would definitely recommend Chef Cory to anyone and I would use him again if I was ever in the area. A great addition to our special night!
Tessa Gebhardt - Oct 29 2022
Book your experience with Chef Cory
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.