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Chef Johnny Messina

Private Chef In Sedona

4.5/ 5
Chef Johnny Messina

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True found passion in food, Heart and soul doing what I love and bringing that to you...

I am professional Chef who grew up in the restaurant business and started cooking for my family in which my mother started teaching me at the age of 3. I Learned the business in our family restaurant back East in New York and Connecticut. I began my professional career at 19 and working for now Maters Chef and James Beard winner Chef Frank Audino of "Aglio" restaurant in Philadelphia. I committed at 23 when I began working at the highest level of restaurant and banquet At the Famous L' Auberge de Sedona , in Sedona Arizona ,and then The top 10 in the world "Enchantment Resort". Upon my growth and seeking more opportunity I moved to LA in 2004-5. I began working placement work at "Party Staff L.A." where My private in home work grew and I began to improve myself with my private clients . Years later I would be hired by Wolfgang Puck Catering at Hollywood and Highland, Along with Presidential and Oscar dinners. I worked as Sous Chef to Wolfgang for his Private Dinners side by side . I would prep his special dinners and then Sous for him during the dinner and event. My tenure at WP catering accrued some great experience for me and I met and learned from many great Chefs form all over the world. Wolfgang imports amazing chefs from all over Europe , central America, the U.S. and the rest of world. My experience and ability to tend to my Private clientele grew immensely and Brought me to levels I never knew . After Opening several restaurants and working through the rank and file of restaurant business, I dislocated and sought further Private work. Not soon after I had the privilege to meet with Chef Christian Paier and join his company Private Chefs Inc Los Angeles.. since then we have had an amazing and fulfilling business relationship for the last 9 years. I have to admit that this has been the finest move to date for my career.

I am extremely passionate towards my Career I will continue to work at this level for the rest of my life. The 30 some years experience in Restaurant, Banquet, Catering and private service have fully qualified me to serve you for all of your needs.

My services

As a Private Chef, I can offer you:

Full-time Chef

A longer stay in Sedona? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!

Cooking Classes

Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Sedona.

Cooking Show

Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Sedona.

Culinary Consultancy

Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Sedona.

Chef Johnny's reviews

4.5/ 5

We had the best experience with Take a Chef. Immediate response & menu options. Chef Johnny was AWESOME! Would highly recommend & we will do this again. Quality food in the comfort of our Airbnb!

Heather Wise - Oct 10 2022

5/ 5

Words cannot adequately express just how awesome chef Johnny and Candice are! We hired them for a Weekend Retreat for 5 vegetarian meals. We literally had food from their garden! Grown and cooked with love, the guests at our retreat said they hadn't experienced such high frequency food maybe EVER! We cannot imagine a better private chef experience. Flexible and punctual, we had fresh juice listening to classical music in the mornings. Every meal was more impressive than the last. Absolutely Divine! We want them at our wedding!! You would be lucky to have them!

Salvador Lopez - Oct 04 2022

5/ 5

Chef Johnny was great! He was very personable and engaging throughout the dinner. He explained each dish as it was served. The food was absolutely delicious! You could tell he really takes pride is his work, which made everything that much better! Our group really enjoyed the whole experience.

Erin Schick - Sep 12 2022

4.2/ 5

Chef Johnny did an amazing job with the food and the story behind his journey as a chef

Olivia Murphy - Jun 01 2022

5/ 5

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