Bienvenue to Auckland’s French private chef
Bienvenue to Auckland’s French private chef
Call me to experience true modern French fine dining, in the comfort of your own home.
Big or small, swanky or relaxed, whatever your style, I’ll create a unique seasonal menu tailored to your taste.
Seasonal suggestions based on my personal preferences
Jerusalem Artichokes & Mushroom Sauté Persillade
Sea bream ceviche, sweet potatoes, lime, coconut milk and pickles
Banana steamed in Coriander, Kiwi, Mango, Orange, Grapefruit, Sweet Chili sauce
Yogurt - Leek - Broccoli - Fennel - Capsicum - with smoked Paprika crumble, Fig & Mint dressing
Duck breast, chargrilled Asparagus, Kumara gratin cooked in Sage butter & cream
Salted Caramel Pain perdu, 12 Spices & Vanilla infused custard and Ice cream
Ricotta & Butternut freshly made Ravioli, Courgette Pesto with Truffle oil & Parmesan
Asian 12 Spices slow cooked Chicken breast with Celeriac & Chocolate powder
Tarte Amandine - Apple - Pear - Rhubarb & Almonds
Onion Tart topped with Mackerel fillet in a Sicilian tomato sauce (Pine nuts & Sultanas)
Lamb Tajine: eight-hour roasted Lamb shoulder, Orange, Apricots, Couscous, Carrots, Chickpeas
Creme Brûlée with Bergamot infused cream served with a shot or Orange Wine (optional)
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian: I will adapt to any of your diets!
Dinners, canapés, gastronomy buffet, gourmet catering… all your food and wine will be tailored to you!
Every week I explore the local markets, keep in touch with producers and hunt new hidden gems for your event. I will personalise your menu so I can confidently serve brilliant meals that you and your guests will adore! Nice and easy!
I started my culinary career at 5* Relais et Chateaux Hôtel Restaurant Le Mas de Pierre, in Saint Paul de Vence as a commis and soon after as a Demi chef de partie, where I trained my first apprentice and prepped the Sunday brunch for 100 customers. Later, I worked as a Second de cuisine at Forum Jorges François in Nice, where I lead a team of 12 chefs and designed a daily Zero Waste menu for 100 people in need, 5 times a week. Then, in 2016, I met my Kiwi girlfriend in Antibes, and after travelling to New Zealand to meet her parents, we realised how beautiful New Zealand is and decided to stay. Since then I have been fusing the beautiful flavours of Aotearoa with modern French cuisine in a variety of settings. When I am not working as a personal chef, I am involved in food styling, pop-up events and catering.
Ami & Miki (Auckland CBD)
Thank you so much for providing an amazing 3 course dinner last night. We all did enjoy the time and the food you cooked with passion.
Hi Arno – thanks so much for the amazing dinner on Saturday evening. We have no idea how you managed to cook 5 delicious courses for 10 people (and then clean up afterward!) without any stress but we were certainly very impressed. Would happily recommend you to anyone looking for a personal chef experience. Thank you again!!
Kelly (Point Chevalier)
Arno prepared an amazing 5 course meal for a dinner party for us. The food was amazing and Arno, very professional. His attention to detail and thoughtfulness helped make the evening a very special occasion.
Helen (Herne Bay)
Arno prepared a beautiful 4 course French dinner for us in our home. The food was to die for, and it was great to be able to watch Arno cooking and explain to us the dishes and ingredients used. Arno is charming and professional, I would definitely recommend him for any in-house high-end cooking you need! Perfect for dinner parties. Thanks Arno!
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Jeremy & Janet (Mt Eden)
Arno catered a party of 16 in our home with help from a waitress for drinks and food service. They were both fantastic and lovely to have in our home. The food was very good. Arno was a great help selecting fresh produce from the market beforehand. We had a whole scotch fillet beef main for which he made fresh bearnaise sauce. We would happily have him back again!
Annette (Mission Bay)
Thank you so much for the amazing delicious meal you cooked for us on Saturday night. Everyone loved the food & it really made the night! There were quite a few people who are keen for me to forward your details to them.
Else & Philip (Ponsonby)
Nous avons passés une excellente soirée. Nous avons apprécié le buffet et le service étaient à la hauteur. Encore merci.
Frances & Bill (Takapuna)
Arno catered for a special birthday luncheon for us and our friends fifteen in all. The three courses were all superb and all our guests were enthusiastic about the quality and interesting flavours of the various dishes
The snapper entrée looked beautiful and there was a great mix of flavours. Guests were able to choose between tarakihi and eye fillet steak and both mains were excellent. I had the steak which was just perfect in every way!
The Louise style rhubarb tart was so delicious that we would happily eat it several times a week. And Arno did all the clearing up too! We were so impressed by his positive approach to the meal, his efficiency and flexibility, and his whole approach to food. Highly recommended!!
Learn how to cook French food simply and with a smile on your face.
I regularly teach cooking classes, and it's heaps of fun!
Book a free visit at home to discuss it, just get in touch with me now.
Arno 022 492 3206
If you’re having trouble feeding your kids vegetables, I’m here to help.
Get in touch to find out how I do this (tips, recipes and fun science).
One example? Try a few drops of blue food colour in a soup.
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Tasting, food talk, team building session or pop-up dining?
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