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Experience Fine Dining in the Comfort of Your Own Home With Private Chef Elia Donati

Imagine this. Gorgeous tablescapes, intimate lighting, beautiful notes strummed by a guitarist accompanied by delicious food prepared by a personal chef – wonderful way to make any occasion truly special and unforgettable.

Hiring a private chef for a dinner party experience is an elegant and unique way to entertain guests or celebrate special occasions. Not only does it take the stress out of hosting and cooking for a large group, but it also allows for a truly personalised and memorable dining experience. Hosts are able to join their guests as they sit back, relax, and enjoy delicious, expertly prepared meals without lifting a finger. 

About Elia Donati

Private chef Elia Donati originates from Italy, and brings with him a whole heritage of food and traditions. Combined with his experiences in Australia for the past nine years, it has shaped his take on food, serving, and entertaining people. Elia has become a master of his craft, and his passion for food and entertaining shines through in every event he caters. 

“What I love most about food isn’t the flavours, or artistry it allows you to create, but the way it brings people together,” says Elia. “I wanted to find a way to elevate this, so my culinary goal is to help others host intimate and private parties at either their home or accommodation, in a way that deepens their relationships with those they love and create wonderful memories together.”

With a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years, Elia and his team have served thousands of satisfied customers. They specialise in taking the stress out of hosting, allowing you to relax and create lasting memories with the people you care about. 

Catering for 800 people last year alone, and tripling his workforce this past Christmas, under Elia’s leadership, the business has grown from a small operation to a thriving enterprise with two full-time staff and over 20 contractors. Additionally, the company provides unique opportunities for other creative individuals to earn a living while pursuing their passion, such as guitarists, dancers, and entertainers who may have difficulty finding employment due to competition within their fields.

“Our culinary tastes range from Asian Contemporary to Gluten Free, Vegan/Vegetarian, Seafood, Canapés Cocktail Party, Japanese, Meat Feast, French, and Italian,” says Elia. “Each menu is carefully crafted to provide a unique and delicious dining experience. Whether it’s a sensory trip to Asia or an authentic French or Italian meal, our chefs will take care of you and your guests, sourcing the best quality ingredients and showcasing their skills in the kitchen.” 

The process begins with exploring the options and making a booking. Once a menu has been decided upon, the chef will personally source the finest ingredients from local markets. During the event, the chef will engage with you and your guests, answering questions and allowing you to watch and taste the food as it’s prepared. Safety is a top priority, so any dietary restrictions or allergies should be communicated to the chef. After the meal, the chef will handle all of the clean-up, leaving your kitchen spotless. Special requests and entertainment options can also be discussed during the booking process. 

Elia Donati also offers highly trained and experienced private chefs to cook delicious, healthy meals for families on a weekly basis. With this service, meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking are no longer a concern. Whether there are specific dietary restrictions or a desire for a variety of tasty, home-cooked meals, the chefs will work with the family to create a customised meal plan to meet their needs.

Indulge in a lavish culinary experience and make your next gathering unforgettable by letting Elia Donati and his team help you host the best parties and create memories that will last a lifetime. To make a reservation, click here, or to shop ​​Elia’s own coffee label, Ribano, and hand-made pasta, click here. 

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