Because you deserve your own private chef
Because you deserve your own private chef
Experience modern 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.
Three course menu suggestions (from $79 per person)
Snapper, Shallot, Celeriac, Black Rice, Rosemary
Tarakihi, Fennel & Star Anise, Hazelnut & Coco butter, Lemon
Rhubarb Louise Cake
Burnt Leek & Onion soup, smoked Emmental
Angus eye fillet, roasted Kumara & Buttercup, Port & Sage sauce
Lemon & Mandarin tart, meringue, preserved Lime & Orange
Red Cabbage, Apple, Honey, Goat cheese
Chicken in Hay, roasted Mango & Yams, sweet Basil pesto
Black & White Chocolate mousse, Passion fruit
Canapés, buffet, food pairing degustation or classic degustation, on demand diet
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 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.
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!
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.
I regularly teach French cooking classes. To book a free visit, find out more, or enquire about a special event, simply get in touch.
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.
If you’re looking for event inspiration I'm here to help.
Whether you’re after a tasting or food talk, a hands-on team building session or pop-up dining I can tailor to suit.
Mobile: 022 492 3206
If you have any questions about how I can help you please don’t hesitate to get in touch.