Welcome to a world of superb flavours
Welcome to a world of superb flavours
Organic high quality products from NZ with a French touch!
Call me for a unique experience in fine dining, in the comfort of your own home.
Big or small, swanky or relaxed, meaty or vegetarian, I’ll create a unique menu tailored to your taste.
Yogurt - burnt Leek & Fennel, smoked Paprika crumble, Fig syrup, Mint
Smoked Eggplant, fried Capsicum, Feta, Kumara gratin cooked in cream & Sage
Salted caramel Pain-Perdu, 12 Spices & Vanilla infused custard, Poached pear, Basil
Omelette with Chives, Enoki Mushroom Sauté in Parsley & Garlic butter
Snapper ceviche, Lemon, Lime, Curry & Coconut dressing, Cucumber, Coriander
Parisian Apple Tart with Blueberries, Ginger & Lemon cream topped with burnt Meringue
Onion Tart topped with a Mackerel & Anchovy Tomato sauce, Grapes, Pine Nuts
8-hour Provence Lamb shoulder, Orange, Apricots, served with Kumara, Carrots, Beans
Creme Brulee with Pear & Bergamot infused Cream served with a shot or Orange Wine (optional)
Onion Soup, served with garlic croutons and smoked cheese
Mesclun of 12 aromatic plants, served with Figs, Olives, Orange, Basil
Eye steak fillet with a Foie Gras sauce, served with Porcini mushrooms and Potato purée
Tarte Tatin (Apple tart with caramel) topped with whipped cream, served with Artisan Apple Sorbet
Burnt Leeks with Dijon Mustard, served with toasted baguette
Pork medallion in Sage & Tomato, served with baked Apple and Black Rice
Scotch fillet steak with a Green pepper sauce, served with Fries sautéd in Duck fat
Belgium dark Chocolate Mousse served with a red Berry coulis, preserved Mandarin, cream
Salmon Tartare, served with hand-cut French fries and a Mesclun salad
Bluff Oysters, served with vinegar dressings (red wine & shallots, apple cider & apple)
T-bone cooked in Hazelnut butter and confit garlic served, with Kumara purée, Carrots, Jus
Soufflé infused with Basil, Vanilla & Lemon, served with Almond & Ginger cream filled Brandy Snaps
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 Auckland markets, keep in touch with producers and hunt hidden gems for your pleasure.
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!
Dear Arno, we all had such a great time. The food was perfect. Everyone truly enjoyed the whole day. Thank you Arno. A birthday to remember.
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.
Trust me, I regularly teach French cooking, it's heaps of fun!
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If you’re having trouble feeding your kids vegetables, I’m here to help.
An example? Introduce a bit of sweetness to any bitter vegetable.
Like a sweet cream cheese or avocado with Brussel Sprouts!
Everybody love a good time and good food is a must-do if you want to make it happen!
Blind tasting, food demonstration, conference, team building, pop-up dining…
Remember that I can tailor to suit. Get in touch and I’ll make it happen.