Anna is a typical French epicurean with a Russian background. She comes from a very creative family with a long tradition of music and cooking. She has a degree in Music Education, but cooking has always been her real passion. This became especially clear in the 90s when she moved to Paris and realized that French cuisine is real art.
Anna quickly became famous with her Parisian friends and neighbors for hosting the best parties in the area. She was invited to work at the local popular restaurant, “Chez Erwan”, where she soon replaced the head chef, and let the owner focused on his favorite part of the business – wine trading.
After a few years of bistro cooking Anna realized that she needed a new challenge. She was offered a job in a 1 Michelin star restaurant in the tourist town of Chartre, where she discovered gastronomic cuisine, and decided to get a Master’s Degree in one of France’s most prestigious cooking schools, The Lenôtre School. There she found her new passion and obtained her degree with distinction.
Anna had the unique opportunity to work with several Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (the most prestigious award in French gastronomy) winners including Jean-Michel Bannwart (delicatessen) and Guy Krenzer (pastry). Eventually Anna had the opportunity to put to practice all she had learned when we began working at “le Pré Catelan” in Paris, the 3 Michelin star restaurant with the world famous Chef Frédéric Anton.
In 2017 Anna followed her husband, who moved to Sydney for work, and joined the team of ‘At Your Table’ Chefs Australia
Anna describes her cooking style as music on your plate, and her credo is to use only the finest products. She combines the perfectionism of French cooking with modern techniques. She can help you choose from a number of styles for your dinner, including French, Italian, Fusion, and Middle eastern.