Julio Castellano

Julio Castellano 2018-06-26T09:01:18+00:00

Julio Castellano is a Sydney native, growing up in Bondi Beach. He has been cooking fine cuisine for over 12 years and has been able to travel around the world while working at high-end restaurants.

Julio has worked in some of the world’s best known restaurants in cities including Sydney, London and Madrid. Through working in these kitchens he’s gained experience cooking many different styles of food, including Modern Asian, Thai, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.

Julio’s resume boasts experience at hatted restaurants such as Longrain, Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, Otto’s Ristorante Italiano in Sydney (all holding Chef Hat Awards), El Chaflan in Madrid (holding a Michelin star) and Zuma in London (holding 2 Rosettes & ranked in the top 100 restaurants of 2010).

He now uses this extensive knowledge and experience for private catering, consulting, writing recipes and food styling for respected clients, magazines, cookbooks and television. Julio is also regarded as a Celebrity Chef on Australia’s Lifestyle Network and does on-going projects with them.

Julio believes cooking and eating is fun, social and engaging, and is a great way to relax and escape from our busy everyday lives.

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Testimonials for Julio Castellano

Chef Julio was fantastic!!
We were celebrating our first wedding anniversary and asked him to create a menu to pair with a bottle of wine we had received as a present, his menu was amazing and suited the wine impeccably. He really took the time to research the wine and that was evident with his knowledge of it.
We will definitely be using Chef Julio again and have already recommended him to our friends and family.

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Rachel Carr (NSW)

Lovely guy and stopped to explain what he doing at each stage and showed attention to our grand daughters as well

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Sarah-Jane O'Hara (NSW)

Thank you for a lovely evening. The whole booking process was smooth and easy. Julio and our 2 waiters arrived in good time and the evening ran beautifully. The food was great and we appreciated that the guests with specific dietary issues could be accommodated. I would definitely use your services again.

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Elizabeth (NSW)

Our chef Julio was great. He arrived on time and he got to work straight away. I did not have to do a thing! Our waiters Adam and Yalda were lovely and hard working. Each dish was delicious and my friends and I had the most wonderful evening. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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Courtney Green (NSW)

The food was AMAZING and so was Chef Julio. All the guests thoroughly enjoyed the food and the experience. Will be sure to use at your table and chef Julio again. No stress no mess everything was taken care of. Highly recommended by me and all of my guests. Thank you.

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Amanda C (NSW)

We really enjoyed our meal.

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We all enjoyed Julio’s easy and happy manner, not to mention his brilliant cooking. Julio was happy to answer our questions and we all appreciated his explanation of each dish. My friends are still raving about the chef who came to cook us dinner !!!!!

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Janine Ives (NSW)

Julio was the complete professional with a wonderful engaging personality.
He was exactly who we needed for the evening and we couldn’t recommend him highly enough.
Thank you.

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Maria O'Meagher (NSW)

We hired At Your Table for a group of guests who had hired our luxury holiday rental last weekend (Cornwallis House on the Hawkesbury River near Windsor). Their feedback to us about the dinner party was fantastic – they raved about it – so we wanted to pass in to to you. They were a group of 8 girls celebrating an upcoming wedding. They wanted a fine dining experience, something unique with outstanding fresh quality food, and not like anything that they would do themselves at home. They wanted it to be a memorable dining experience they’d talk about for ages.
They weren’t disappointed! Everything lived up to, and even exceeded their expectations. They loved the menu chef Julio created. The alternative dish Julio prepared for the non seafood eater in the group was also fantastic and much appreciated. The group also enjoyed the opportunity to interact with Julio and said it was one of the highlights of the experience. The waiter was terrific – he set the table beautifully, kept their glasses constantly topped up, and was very efficient and attentive. The food was superb, and Julio and the waiter were charming, friendly, professional and took great pride in what they were doing. Everything was so beautifully presented on the night. The girls really enjoyed the pre-dinner canapes, and also appreciated not having to clean up afterwards. Getting feedback like this from our customers is so valuable, and we’d like to thank At Your Table for a job well done.
Alannah & Angelo, CORNWALLIS HOUSE. Windsor.

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Alannah & Angelo Santangelo (NSW)

Well timed service. Food was excellent.

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Harry Nespolon (NSW)

Every part of the experience was perfect – the ease of booking (Ellie), the chef on the night (Julio) and menu he prepared, and the service from Tommy the waiter who made the night seamless.

The only thing I felt was missing was perhaps a bit of explanation at the booking stage on how it all works, what some of the dishes are before you select and the benefit of having a waiter.

Would and have highly recommended to others.

Thanks, Gareth

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Gareth Price (NSW)

A really great experience, we all enjoyed the food and the personal touch of chatting to the chef cooking our food.
Each course was explained by the chef (Julio) and our waitress Rachael was really efficient and very friendly. Nice people to have in our home. They also left the kitchen spotless. All in all everyone enjoyed the food and the experience. Thanks!

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Amelia Nolan (NSW)

Julio was fabulous. Just the right balance of making the guests feel welcome and seeing to his duties in the kitchen. He was absolutely brilliant at finding his way around the kitchen and a HUGE thank you for not needing to ask me a single question all evening! I was really able to relax with my guests and not give a thought to the process of food prep.

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Cherie Stephenson (NSW)

On a friends recommendation, we used At Your Table for a 50th birthday surprise dinner. All the guests agreed the service was first class. Our Chef Julio was wonderful – skilled, efficient and with a clear passion for his craft. The meal was fantastic, and the service provided by the charming ‘Tommy’ was discretely faultless.

I’d enthusiastically recommend ‘At Your Table’ to anyone looking for a truly unforgettable first-class dining experience.

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Brian Craighead (NSW)

Julio was awesome and the food delicious. The whole night a success

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Steve Fanale (NSW)

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Mel Jenkins (NSW)

Julio was a delight to have cater our private function. He was very friendly, professional and the meals he prepared were delicious and enjoyed by all our guests.

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Felicia Scundi (NSW)

It was really great. The food and service was fabulous. Everyone had a fabulous time- especially me as I DID NOTHING!! Except drink too much. 🙂

Wonderful. Thanks for organising.

Lee Urbon (NSW)

Our dinner was lovely. Julio did a tremendous job. As did Adam and Joe.

We would certainly recommend your business and will no doubt give you a shout another time.

Darryn (NSW)
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