Welcome to a world of superb flavours
Welcome to a world of superb flavours
Experience truly unique French-inspired 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 needs.
- Please bear in mind that for cooking classes, portions are designed for shared tasting -
Every week I explore the local markets, choosing the finest produce from the best local producers. I will tailor the menu to suit your taste and your kitchen, so I can confidently serve brilliant meals that you and your guests will adore!
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 demi chef de partie. I went on to Forum Jorges François in Nice, where as a Second de cuisine I led a team of 12 chefs and designed a daily Zero Waste menu for 100 people. In 2016 I met my Kiwi girlfriend in Antibes, and after travelling to New Zealand we realised how beautiful it is here 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 cooking classes, food styling, pop-up events, catering and a little bit of social media. I also work on chartered yachts through NZ during the summer and in a selection of luxury lodges.
Beverley & Sean Donnelly (Cowes Bay, Waiheke)
We had the best week-end and everyone was in awe with your fantastic food. Once again a HUGE THANK YOU!!!
Victoria Palfrey (Northcote)
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 Brown (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 Hemmett (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!
Robert Niwa (Saint Heliers)
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.
Annette Mengel (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.
Jeremy Goodwin (Mount 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!
Frances Bell (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!!
@thenorthernclubnz "Fantastic, thanks Arno. Such a unique experience. Awesome tasting today"
The Northern Club, Sensory event and Truffle Dinner demonstration, July & August 2017
@aporchestra "Dear Arnaud thank you for your generosity in offering this auction item"
The Auckland Philarmonia Orchestra Deloitte Summer Salon 2017 & Winter Gala Dinner 2018
@dhallandnash "Delicious! The canapes were perfect and a great pairing with our champagne. Many thanks Arno"
Dhall & Nash Fine Wines, Billecart Champagne 200 years celebration event, Baran de Bordeaux, November 2018
I regularly teach cooking classes in English, or French if you prefer. These are tailored to suit you and take place in your kitchen. I arrive with the ingredients and recipes, and we cook the dishes together. There is often a French focus with dishes such as soufflé or duck, depending on your culinary preferences. You can read a recent review of my private cooking classes by the New Zealand Herald here.
Special offer: $125 per person (minimum of 2 people) for a two-hour cooking class at your place (Auckland only).
Gift certificates are available for cooking classes. These make a lovely Christmas or special occasion gift.
For any gift certificate request, please submit an enquiry here and I’ll be in contact shortly!
In conjunction with Traveling Spoon, I also offer cooking classes at my place in Britomart. Simply have a look and make your booking. You can also check out some pictures taken during my French cooking courses at Alliance Française Auckland.
If you have any questions about how I can help you please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Mobile: 022 492 3206
Follow me on Instagram @frenchkiwichef or Facebook @FrenchChefAuckland to stay in touch!