Melissa McFadden

Melissa McFadden 2019-04-15T19:59:04+11:00

Melissa was born in New Zealand and has worked in London, Paris and now Australia. Her inspiration to start cooking came from her parents, who were commercial growers, and instilled in her a love for fresh produce and farmers markets. Melissa has been blessed to have had the opportunity to work with some of the most prestigious catering companies in London. She has catered for Royal Ascot, Sotheby’s, Vogue, Tiffany’s, Ralph Lauren, and her favourite charity Crisis at Christie’s. Melissa firmly stands by supporting sustainable local produce and the communities that grow them.

Melissa’s favorite style of cooking is Italian-inspired, with freshly made pasta and home cured meats. She enjoys slow cooking and molecular gastronomy. We are glad to have Melissa as a Personal Chef on the Gold Coast.

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Testimonials for Melissa McFadden

Melissa was amazing, very professional, accommodating and friendly. Melissa and Jasmine (waitress) came in and got right to work, producing amazing food and service. They also cleaned up promptly and worked their way around the kitchen without asking a question. If I could give one critique, it would be that some of the meals were a little small on portion size. Aside from this, I could not fault the night from start to finish.

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Nikki Wilson (QLD)

We were all impressed with Melissa .She arrived on time ; everything was done according to the time sheet we were given. She dose not drink. Service was great ; and out two special guests had a wonderful night.

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Allan McGeachie (QLD)

The chef and wait staff where amazing. Where very professional. Food was nice I had great feed back from all the guest I had for dinner. Everyone loved it. Would do it again

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jason harley (QLD)

Very efficient, the starters and entree was superb, main course serving very small, sweets were ok only.

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sandy Murray (QLD)

A wonderful evening from start to finish. Melissa cooked an amazing meal for 10 of us for my husbands 50th birthday. None of us could find fault with any of the food it was absolutely gorgeous.
Matt was fantastic as our waiter for the evening and I can’t thank them both enough for making it such a memorable evening.

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Karen Hardy (QLD)

We had a lovely evening with Melissa as our chef.
Food was delicious and everyone was very impressed with the quality and quantity of food.
An enjoyable night all round.
Thanking you

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Lisa Garreffa (QLD)

Melissa’s food was on time and delicious. the wait staff provided was exceptional! Both so friendly and accommodating with any of our requests

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Greer Novak (QLD)

Melissa was fantastic! Friendly, prompt and totally professional. I would absolutely recommend her and the whole experience was smooth and effortless.

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Anita Munro (QLD)

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. All went exactly to plan.
Melissa was very professional.

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Glenda Sullivan (QLD)

The night was such a success, the family can not stop raving about it. The chef has a lovely disposition. Food was really tasty. Thank you

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Renee Meredith (QLD)

Melissa was simply amazing!
The christmas lunch she prepared was one of the best meals we’ve eaten.
Couldn’t recommend Melissa highly enough.

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Erin (QLD)

She was fantastic
Great Menu and very friendly and did a marvellous job
Couldn’t fault anything

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Margaret-Ann Goy (QLD)

Melissa was lovely and her food was beautiful. My only suggestion would be that maybe some bread or sides (chat potatoes or similar) be served with the meal.

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Tracey Christensen (QLD)

We had a great dining experience on Saturday night although unfortunately the chef was running a little late and had had a mishap with the desserts en route. However she recovered them well and our guests were none the wiser!!
The only disappointing thing for us on the night was that the chef didn’t let us know she was leaving. We came out to see how things were going at the end of the meal and the wait staff told us she had gone. We feel it would have been nice for her to let us know she was finished.

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Pam Peldan (QLD)

Melissa was very professional and provided friendly service.

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Mirella Magri (NSW)

Very enjoyable experience and chef and assistant did very well to prepare main course especially given our difficulties with induction range. The rack of lamb the best that my partner, Debbie Fry, and I can ever recall having.

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Ron Rathborne (NSW)

Melissa was outstanding. Both her social skills and cooking skills were simply excellent. She was very accommodating to our requests and presented us with an unforgettable experience.

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Todd Karamian (NSW)

Excellent service, excellent food, a great evening enjoyed by all.

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Tim Tocco (QLD)

Mel cooked one of the best meals we have ever had, her service was outstanding and by the time the night was finished she felt like part of our family.

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Daniel Hellyer (QLD)

Everything was amazing- Melissa was lovely and her food was incredible- we will definitely use her again and would highly recommend her

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Stephanie Hunter (QLD)
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