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Kate
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Kate
« Perfect! I booked an online cooking lesson with Giovanni for my husband's birthday. From the moment of first messaging, all the way through to the follow up after the lesson, Giovanni's communication was fantastic! We had an introductory call in order for him to tailor our experience, in which he listened to everything. Then the planning came - loads of ideas, menus, then ingredients lists and even wine recommendations. When it came to the lesson, Giovanni was so fun, encouraging and patient! We had a few internet connection issues, but nothing phased him. He spent time guiding each of us on what we were doing, giving little tips along the way. Once we'd finished our 3 hour session, he was so complimentary on what we'd achieved, showering with praise. After, he followed up with screengrab pictures and messages to see how we got on. I couldn't recommend him more, and will definitely be booking with him again! Thank you so much Giovanni :-) »
£25/h
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Giovanni
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Cooking
  • Traditional Cooking
  • Healthy Cooking
  • Italian Cooking
  • Food art
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional

Experienced private chef. Fine dining, Michelin star and luxury catering background chef. My services offer private events and banqueting, cooking lessons, preparing meals for private households.

Methodology

Hi my name is Giovanni, I'm 30 years old and I am a freelance and private chef.
I started my career in Italy when I was 20 and 6 years ago I came to London to make new working and life experiences and immerse myself in one of the best professional hospitality scene in the world.
I currently work with Levy UK, one of the best catering firm not only in the Great Britain, but also in many more countries.
I also worked for Michelin star and fine dining restaurants and four temporary luxury chef agencies, working for luxury 5 stars hotels and massive venues like Wembley, Stamford Bridge, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Royal Ascot, Emirates stadium, the Hilton hotel, Berkeley hotel, The Shangri-La hotel @ The Shard and many more.
I have also been head chef of a 2 year in a row best wine bar in Clapham.
My experience focus on modern European food, Italian (as a native I can teach you the authentic traditional cuisine of my beautiful country), Mediterranean and North European mostly with influences from Asian and South American culinary culture.
I can also teach you how to prepare many delicious desserts considering that I have experience in pastry too.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if:
-you are a complete beginner when it comes to prepare homemade food;
-you want to add a professional twist to your cooking skills and learn new ones;
-you want to hire a chef for a private event/party;
- you want me to cook for you and your friends fine dining dishes comfortably at your place (wine tasting with food pairings available)
-you want me to cook for you and your family at your place so you don't have to spend time and effort in sourcing, preparing, cooking food and the clean up of the kitchen;
-you need consulting in menu planning, cost cutting, how to reduce food wastage, savoury and desserts dish creation and development.

I live in central London so I can easily travel everywhere within and outside the city area.
My services are available nationwide and in EU countries (Due to Covid 19 those options are temporarily unavailable.

I am really looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Chef Giovanni

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Experience

During my career I gained experience not only in fine dining and Michelin starred restaurants, but also in luxury 5 stars hotels and massive busy venues like Wembley stadium, Stamford bridge, The Emirates Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Royal Ascot, The Kia Oval stadium, the Hilton hotel, Berkeley hotel, The Shangri-La hotel @ The Shard, Sheraton Park Lane hotel, The Trafalgar hotel, The Connaught hotel and many more

I also had the chance to jump in the private sector where I gained experience not only in organising private events, dinners, fine dining cooking demonstrations, birthdays and private parties but also many cooking lessons and preparation of daily meals for private households.
I am specialised in modern European, Italian, Mediterranean and North European cuisine but my knowledge includes influences from the Asian and South American one.
I also have experience in pastry.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if:
-you are passionate about food and you fancy to have a private chef preparing and serving fine dining style dishes at your home for you and your friends / partner;
-you want to hire a chef for a private event/party (wine tasting with food pairing experience available);
-you want to attend cooking lessons;
-you want me to cook for you and your family at your place so you don't have to spend time and effort in sourcing, preparing, cooking food and the clean up of the kitchen;
-you need consulting in menu planning, cost cutting, how to reduce food wastage, savoury and desserts dish creation and kitchen development.

I am really looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Chef Giovanni

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £115
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £220

Details

Travel expenses included in the basic rate for travel in central London (zone 1 to 3)
Travel expenses excluded from the basic rate starting from zone 4
Travel expenses for nationwide and abroad to be discussed in private.

Lessons offered by Giovanni
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Cooking
  • Traditional Cooking
  • Healthy Cooking
  • Italian Cooking
  • Food art
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional

Giovanni's CV

Graduated in all the 10 CPL elearning courses:
-Healt and safety level 2
-Food allergens level 2
-Food and safety level 2
-COSHH
-Fire awareness
-Vack pack certificate
+ 5 more.

Currently working with:

-Levy UK (Compass group)

Worked as freelance chef for some of the best luxury catering chef agencies:

-Jubilee talent recruitment
-Catering Services International
-Evolve hospitality
-The Change group
-Catering Services International

Some of the client I worked for:

-Social Eating House (1 michelin star restaurant)
-Berners tavern (2 rosette)
-The Berkeley hotel (5 stars hotel)
-100 Wardour street (restaurant and lounge kitchen)
-The Connaught (5 stars hotel)
-Boulestin (fine dining restaurant)
-Change (Luxury chef recruitment agency)
-Evolve (Luxury chef recruitment agency)
-Shangri-La @ The Shard (5 stars hotel)
-The Connaught (5 stars hotel)
-Advocate private restaurant (Willis Tower Watsons)

& many more

16 reviews on Giovanni
  • 4.9/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
K
Kate

Perfect! I booked an online cooking lesson with Giovanni for my husband's birthday. From the moment of first messaging, all the way through to the follow up after the lesson, Giovanni's communication was fantastic! We had an introductory call in order for him to tailor our experience, in which he listened to everything. Then the planning came - loads of ideas, menus, then ingredients lists and even wine recommendations.
When it came to the lesson, Giovanni was so fun, encouraging and patient! We had a few internet connection issues, but nothing phased him. He spent time guiding each of us on what we were doing, giving little tips along the way. Once we'd finished our 3 hour session, he was so complimentary on what we'd achieved, showering with praise.
After, he followed up with screengrab pictures and messages to see how we got on.
I couldn't recommend him more, and will definitely be booking with him again! Thank you so much Giovanni :-)

A
Andrew

Perfect! I organised a virtual cooking session with Giovanni for my partner's birthday and we both had a great time. Giovanni was really easy to organise things with, tailoring the recipe to suit our tastes and the actual class was really fun! It worked absolutely perfectly doing it via a video call - and we both learned a new recipe to use in the future. Would highly recommend a class with Giovanni!

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Roshan

Perfect! It was a real pleasure to have Giovanni come over to my home and teach me how to cook. I've been trying to eat more healthy meals and Giovanni gave me the positivity and confidence along with the cooking skills to feel comfortable in making my favourite dishes like salmon, risotto, pad thai etc

He's genuine and super friendly! Considering I had very little knowledge on the basics, he's helped me tremendously. So give him a chance and you won't regret it!

H
Hussein

Perfect! I thought Giovanni was an excellent teacher. He was patient, informative and communicated really well. Most of all his passion and love of food came across and made the whole experience an absolute pleasure. I would have no hesitation in recommending Giovanni if you are interested in cookery lessons.

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Sophie

Perfect! Giovanni is as nice as gifted in cooking! It was a real pleasure to learn more about recipes with him :)
I highly recommend him as a super prof :)

Giovanni's response

Sophie was a perfect host: very polite, patient and and welcoming.
I did my best to make sure the cooking lesson gift for her husband was enjoyable and the food delicious, she also decided to help with the food preparation and she got really involved during the cooking.

Thank you so much again Sophie

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Arti

Excellent! Giovanni is a really inspiring and professional tutor. He taught me Knife Skills and I can tell you that it was really excellent and I would highly recommend him. Thanks Giovanni.

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Sandy

Perfect! Giovanni has joined me for 3 days in a cooking half-term camp for children aged 3-8 years , he was the cooking instructor for around 9 to 12 children, which he managed to get all the children attention and involved them all in the food preparation . I am so happy with the result and feedback that i have received from the parents and children, they were all impressed with the fine dinning meals that the children have cooked with him . I totally reccomend Giovanni, not only he cooks the most delicious food, he is a professional chef, organised, committed to his work, always punctual and looked for perfection everyday in presenting the best cooking classes for the children, It was a pleasure working with Giovanni !

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Zara

Excellent! Great cooking masterclass with Giovanni. very professional friendly and fun!
would definitely book again. highly recommended

Giovanni's response

Zara is a great studend, kind,warm, friendly and polite!
Teach to her was a real pleasure :)

8 recommendations

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Carley

Very knowledgeable and a good Communicator.

We thoroughly enjoyed a two hour cooking course with Giovanni - he kept it all very light hearted and good fun.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to any of my friends or family!

C Roberts

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Zara

Very friendly professional lesson. Easy to communicate to arrange menu and list of ingredients to buy. Would definitely recommend Gio for private lessons. Thank you

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Tamara

Giovanni spent the morning cooking with my son and his friend, both teenage boys have Adhd and are hard to engage. Giovanni was patient, informative, they learnt so much, and were rewarded with a really delicious meal at lunch which they had all prepared together. My son is looking forward to his next lesson and I highly recommend Giovanni who makes the cooking really fun and engaging. TC.

A
Arti

Giovanni taught me knife skills and i was so inspired by his expertise. He is patient, creative and professional. I highly recommend him.

M
Marina

It has been a pleasure to have Giovanni in our home. He has taught me many cooking techniques, concepts and as well where to source the best ingredients to use. I have enjoyed having lessons with Giovanni and cooking a number of special dishes together. He is always helpful (even after our lesson), professional and clearly explains everything. I would not hesitate to recommend Giovanni as a trustworthy, responsible and knowledgeable tutor!

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Lorraine

Giovanni is so nice and a great chef,. He has cooked with my children’s and I many times, and also with my friends. He’s always so personable, polite, patient and good fun. The food we cook with him is delicious. It simply blows you away with the flavours!

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Barbara

I know Giovanni very well and he's a really good chef. He's also very reliable and he loves his job, this is why I know he's the best tutor you can have. He knows many tricks you can use to make perfect dishes, I strongly recommend his cooking lessons to all of you.

V
Vlad

Giovanni is a great experienced cook.
I worked with him in couple of top UK Venues. It was real fun to cooperate with him. Definitely recomended.

Interview with Giovanni

QUESTION 01 | 08
When did you start practicing? How did this passion find you?
Giovanni — I started practicing when I was 12 as a home cook and when I grew up I decided to jump in the professional cooking industry. After many years of experience I realised that I wanted to bring the knowledge I gained in professional kitchen to people's home, and also that a lot of people are interested in evolve and upgrade their cooking skills.
From the very first cooking lesson I could feel that was something I was really enjoying and the passion for my job was fusing with the one for teaching.
QUESTION 02 | 08
Which artists or works affect you the most?
Giovanni — I have always been inspired by Michelin star and fine dining chefs and that is why during my career I decided to join that particular section of the industry.
QUESTION 03 | 08
What are the qualities and skill required to succeed in this area?
Giovanni — Obviously you need to have a lot passion for what you do, than you have to be polite, reliable, you always have to think about the health and safety duties and also have a good knowledge of the subject you are teaching.
QUESTION 04 | 08
What is the most valuable advice you can give to help someone stay focused on creative projects?
Giovanni — You have to be confident, believe in yourself and you have to create your own professional identity and teaching style.
QUESTION 05 | 08
How would you describe your passion; how does it make you feel?
Giovanni — My passion for cooking probably started when I was kid and I was assisting my mother and grandmother in the kitchen.
I believe that cooking is much more than just preparing something to eat: the smells, the colours and the freshness of the ingredients, the aromas and taste of the final dish all become different parts of a unique experience. That experience is than brought to its highest form in fine dining restaurants and my goal as a cooking teacher is to bring that type of experience from a professional kitchen to home and train the home cooks to be able to achieve it.
QUESTION 06 | 08
What creative achievements are you particularly proud of?
Giovanni — I am proud of the whole experience I created during my group cooking lessons in which my students were not only looking at what I was doing but they were completely involved in making the dishes from scratch.
They were assigned to different tasks and I was supervising their work.
The students were able to end up with the desired results and they worked like they were in a professional kitchen.
While doing that they also learned useful cooking skills.
QUESTION 07 | 08
Have you ever been surprised by a student; by their ability or quick progression?
Giovanni — Yes I have been impressed from one in particularly: she really impressed me with her quick learning and putting in practice what I was teaching.
She also had a natural talent when it was the time to plate the dishes.
QUESTION 08 | 08
Being a Superprof is an art! What is your secret?
Giovanni — I guess the secret is a mix of different qualities such as the passion and professionality for what you do and teach, the reliability, the kindness and politeness towards your students and also the confidence in your own skill

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