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Specializes in Creating Exquisitely, Elegant Dining Experiences
I take great joy and pride in creating amazing, indie food experiences. Many of my dishes and plating techniques are sophistically elegant, yet fun and playful. As an Indie Chef, my passion for culinary arts really shines through each and every dish as a result of skillfully accentuating flavor profiles and texture elements in order to provide a stimulating sensory experience. My skills and talents have been applauded and recognized by countless classically trained Chefs from all over the world. Quite as kept, the I was actually ranked among the Top 80 contestants that were flown out to Los Angeles, California to compete for the 2018 Master Chef Title. I have also served as private chef for New Times Best Selling Author, Omar Tyree & many others.
Beyond my craft jacket, I truly live up to my name of being a modern day gentlemen and public servant. Out of my duties within the kitchen, I also serve as a College Administer/Program Coordinator, to which I help to passionately cultivate the gifts and talents of all of my students.
For me, cooking is...
an art form which has a therapeutic approach.
I learned to cook at...
under the direction of several of the best Chef's throughout the Tri-State Area.
A role model in the kitchen is...
G Garvey, simply because he takes on a simple, yet smooth approach to cooking.
A cooking secret...
is having the ability to accentuate Flavor Profiles & Textural Elements, all while creating a beautiful playground on a plate.
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 Cleveland.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Cleveland. You name it!
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Cleveland, count me in.
Ricardo'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 Ricardo's reviews
It was a pleasure to have The Gourmet Gent create a memorable dinner for my parents’ 50th anniversary. The communication beforehand was excellent and he was able to accommodate our dietary allergies and preferences. The dinner itself was delightful and delicious, the service attentive. We would strongly recommend him for anyone looking for a special dining experience.
Brian Basco - Aug 03 2020
Food was delicious. Chef was very friendly and helpful. Overall it was a night to remember. Really happy with the services that was provided.
Imari Rivera - Jun 30 2020
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