Demelza Donohoo

Demelza Donohoo 2020-02-03T17:12:20+10:00

Demelza’s love of food started at a very young age, playing around in the kitchen baking cakes, breads, muffins etc. Her mother is from Austria and is a very talented cook. Much of her early skills came from her.

Demelza began her training back in the 90’s where she studied both Eastern and Western cookery whilst working in some high profile restaurants like Belmondo and La Goulue. After beginning with traditional French cuisine then moving towards Italian, she moved to London in 2000 to expand her knowledge with fusion at The Sugar Club.

Two years on, Demelza was eager to learn more so ventured into the big world of catering where she was fortunate enough to travel with bands around Europe. Then settling down in London Demelza’s love for canapés led her on a creative path with some of London’s highly regarded companies like Urban Caprice and smaller boutique companies like More Please (formerly Yes Please) and Eico Kano Japanese.                                                                                                       

After having children Demelza opened up her own cafe in North London called Fred and Fran putting her fine dining skills aside for a more relaxed approach to cooking. After a successful 3 years, Sydney was calling and homeward bound Demelza came where she has settled to raise her young family and to bring her knowledge back to share with Australia.

Since returning to her motherland Demelza has worked for some well known places around Bondi like Orchard St, Lox Stock and Barrel and Lox catering. Demelza also did a short stint as Head Chef at Paperbark Camp in Jervis Bay which moved in to consulting for Paperbark Camp.

Demelza is resident chef for the annual Fairgrounds Festival in Berry cooking for the Artists.

These days you will find Demelza around Sydney at Farmers Markets selling her well known dishes from her cafe in London.

Demelza’s food is influenced on worldly cuisine as she is a lover of flavour, fresh ingredients with a relaxed approach to serving.

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Testimonials for Demelza Donohoo

Demelza was fantastic. Every single guest complimented the food at the event and in calls and messages afterwards.

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Esther Clerehan (NSW)

Demelza was amazing! The food was incredible and my guests were blown away. The waitress we had was so awesome too, she was very attentive and had a really nice vibe about her. All in all we had a fantastic night that went into the early hours of the morning and the best thing was I woke up to a clean kitchen 🙂

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Kim Beach (NSW)

Demelza put together a great meal for around 23 people at my house. The food was delicious with many guests being very complimentary about many of the dishes. There was plenty of food, but not excessive so gauged just right and took into account various people’s food intolerances. The whole night went very quickly and Demelza worked well with all the people and noise given the kitchen and dining are one room. Thank you!

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Julie wolstenholme (NSW)

Perfect in every way.. food, service and cheerful approach to everything. Lovely relaxing meal with washing up done for us.. Food was delicious. Highly recommend.

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Sue Mirow (NSW)

Just letting you know that we had an excellant evening last night. Chef Demelza was delightful and professional and her menu was delicious. Our waitress Yalda was also excellant. It was lovely to be able to relax and celebrate my husband’s birthday with our guests knowing that everything was totally under control.

They took very good care of us!

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melissa kah (NSW)

Domelza was fantastic, the food wonderful and every one in clouding our gluten free people were catered for and enjoyed the food. Only one thing we didn’t not totally love the cupcakes.

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Rebecca Clancy (NSW)

Great service from admin to event and wait staff.

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Rhys Morse (NSW)

We all absolutely loved all the courses that were served and the level of high quaility food. It made my birthday very special. Thank you for everything and for making it so easy to organize and relax knowing that I was working with such a professional organization and lovely Chef.

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Rebecca Thomas (NSW)

Demelza is amazing. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food and the feedback from our guests are very positive. I have forwarded your website address to most of them. Not sure if Demelza left cards behind, we had too many cases of wine by then. The waitresses are really great too.

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Cayenne Lighten (NSW)

The food was well presented and freshand delicious. Our Chef Demelza and her assistant were lovely and went about the job while the guests were enjoying themselves. I was particularly impressed with the canapés they were both well presented and a delicious way to start the event.
Better advice from AYT re timing of courses and staff required for larger numbers is my only issue as a lot of cleaning up was required on my behalf after staff had finished shift which spoiled it for me. On the other hand the invited guests enjoyed themselves.

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Irene Fotiadis (NSW)

Chef Demelza was punctual, well organised and cooked 3 extraordinary courses. She insisted that we sit and enjoy the experience while she did everything including all the cleaning. Tremendous job and you made my In-Laws 50th Wedding Anniversary a very memorable experience. With our sincere thanks, Marc and Tricia

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Marc Guppy (NSW)

The High Tea was elegant and delicious. The guests were impressed and I was thrilled with everything.

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Martha Weisbart (NSW)
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