Jess Allen Private Chef Melbourne

Jess Allen

24 reviews 5.0

Jess was 10 years old when he cooked his first meal. It was macaroni cheese – Maggi of course. Jess’s mum and dad were shift workers at the time, so he took the responsibility to feed his younger brother and sister. The next meal was spaghetti – he loved the crunch of undercooked pasta as a child.

Moving forward 7 years, Jess dropped out of high school to pursue his passion for cooking. He started out in a small family run CBD business before deciding to try working at hotels as a way to define his skill and technique. He moved into the Melbourne brunch scene in 2012, with a stretch at Industry Beans, Fitzroy where they were pushing boundaries with food and coffee in the progressive Melbourne cafe environment.

Jess was lucky enough to have worked and learned under amazing chefs such as James Webb of the Hyatt Hotel, Ian Curly of the European and Robbert Kabbord of the Merricote, which is paramount for any young budding Chef.

Classically trained in French and Italian cuisine, with a love of Southeast Asian flavours, Jess’s menus are representations of modern Australian cuisine with a focus on the purity of flavour from each ingredient.

Jess also loves to give a little bit of table side theatre and presentation to make your dinner party all that more memorable.

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Jess Allen
Very happy with the chef and staff, food was excellent, service was non invasive. We had canapés for entree and sit down main. If anything we would’ve liked more quantities for the canapés and maybe some bread rolls to go with the main. Overall though everyone was happy. I would definitely recommend Jess and At Your Table.

Helena Morgan (VIC)

Jess Allen
Chef Jess arrived promptly and was genuinely interested in serving great quality food presented beautifully. Our waitress, Beth, was attentive and did a really good job of cleaning up afterwards.

Sam Gercovich (VIC)

Jess Allen
Chef Jess and Beth were both lovely throughout the night. We thoroughly enjoyed the three meals as all were very tasty and presented beautifully!

Madeleine Wrigley (VIC)

Jess Allen
I couldn't fault any part of the evening, the food was amazing, Skye our waitress was there to cater to every need and the overal experience was everything I was looking for. Jess came out and spoke to us about each course and gave me recommendations for wine pairing so we had the ' 5 star resturant' experience right at home. Also would like to mention Alison as My Perfect Party who came and styled the table. It was amazing, it really was perfect!

Victoria Wiliams (VIC)

Jess Allen
What an amazing experience! Jess made us feel so comfortable throughout the evening and made sure to cook an amazing 3 course meal. My pregnant wife and I thoroughly enjoyed what he presented and we appreciated him catering for my wife's pregnancy.

Tshepo Molefe (VIC)

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Based on 147 reviews