Gerhard Wayd, Personal Chef Sydney

Gerhard started his chef’s career in Graz, Austria at the restaurant, Gasthof Graschi. He then went to work as a chef with the prestigious Cunard/Nac on Vistafiord and the QE2.

He was lucky enough to live and work on the Island of Bermuda, working as sous chef at restaurant ‘Loquats’ in Hamilton before returning to Austria, where he became head chef for a winter season at the prestigious hotel Sandhof at the winter sport resort Lech am Arlberg.

In 1992, Gerhard took a head chef position with Spotless Catering on Groote Eylandt, the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria in North Eastern Australia This presented him with many new catering challenges – working on a remote island, organizing 3 kitchens catering for over 1,000 meals a day whilst heading up a 40 seat fine dining restaurant for overseas visitors.


For the past 10 years, Gerhard has been a freelance chef at various first class establishments working alongside famous names such Tony Bilson on his fundraising functions.

Gerhard is trained in classical French cooking but likes to mix in his Austrian influences. We are pleased to have him as a Personal Chef.

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Testimonials for Gerhard Wayd

Was punctual, friendly and professional. He prepared and served a spectacular meal for our family. Wonderful to just sit back and and enjoy being pampered. Thoroughly enjoyed this experience & would highly recommend Gerhard as your chef.

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Kim Shapter (NSW)

We had an amazing experience and he definitely delivered on the food. The kitchen was spotless after he left. My only critique would be the duck could have been a little rarer as I like my duck medium to rare. Very minor as the food was really good.

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Karalyn Cochrane (NSW)

Gerhard and Brianna were delightful and very professional. This is my second experience with AYT and it was another success. All guests commented on the great food and Gerhard did wonders with my very basic kitchen equipment!

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Lorraine Straman (NSW)

The Chef was excellent, personable and talked to our guests about the dish before we dove in. He catered for all of our guests fussy tastes and was flexible in his approach. The waitresses were good too and ferried drinks and canapés with no glass every being dry. All in all, a fabulous experience and Gerhard comes highly recommended. Thank you.

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Tim & Charlotte (NSW)

Gerhard was absolutely amazing. He was extremely accomodating to all our food requirements and his food just melted in your
Mouth. He was extremely professional and we can not wait to book him again.

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Natalye (NSW)

He was good, arrived early, interacted well, produced what was needed with no fuss.

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Andrew Pettifer (NSW)

Our chef arrived early, the food & service were impeccable. Just delicious & our kitchen was left in sparkling condition.

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Lynette Young (NSW)

What a great experience this was. Gerhard was calm, proficient, polite and gave us great confidence in what was about to unfold. And the man can cook! The food was beautifully presented, well-timed and simply delicious. It was a joy to eventually leave the table to find a spotless kitchen and no work to do! We, and our guests, were really delighted with the whole process – ‘blown away’ said one of our guests.

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Linda Magee (NSW)

pleasant person

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genevieve wensley (NSW)

The service and professionalism was outstanding. Both staff were extremely helpful and exceeded all our expectations.
It really made a difference to the party and contributed to the success of the evening.
The food was beautiful, very tasty and very well presented.

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Leisa Gray (NSW)

Gerhard was very pleasant and professional and the food he prepared was delicious. Would have him again for another dinner. Was my first experience of at your table and would recommend the service to anyone else based on this.

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Michael (NSW)

The food and service could not be faulted everyone was extremely satisfied and I would highly recommend the chef, waitor and business to anyone who is looking for a devine catering experience.

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Samantha (NSW)

Wonderful food, service and experience – all who participated thoroughly enjoyed the evening, it couldn’t have been better.

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Chayana Miers (NSW)

Gerhard was absolutely amazing! The guests thoroughly enjoyed the food and said it was even better than the restaurant they ate at the following night. He was a pleasure to have at our event and was extremely accommodating to the time changes. I would have Gerhard back any time!

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Kathryn Gates (NSW)

Gerhard was fantastic, his food was amazing, everyone was really happy with him.

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Jo (NSW)

Gerard and his assistant Belinda were wonderful – they arrived early and had everything going well in time for the start of guests arriving – the food was fabulous and I can’t thank them enough for making the party a truly enjoyable experience

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Amanda Rutherford (NSW)

Chef Gerhard and Ulysis our waiter were fantastic. The food and service were excellent and everyone at the party had a fantastic time. The comments from our guests include – lovely, so well organised, great food. Overall the evening went without a hitch and completely to plan. Thank you to Chef Gerhard and your team – well done.

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Joanne Borys (NSW)

Gerard was great, really enjoyed his food and he was polite without interfering in the party.

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Emma Hogan (NSW)

“I wish we could afford Chef Gerhard every night! The food was delicious, our guests couldn’t stop talking about how special it was to have someone cook for us to celebrate my husband’s 40th but most importantly, cook such delightful food!
Thank you…dreaming of that creme brûlée.”

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Suni Sanchez (NSW)

We would highly recommend Chef Gerhard. He was professional and accomodating and most importantly the food was great.
Thank you for helping us organise a great night and please thank him for such wonderful food.

Deborah Jennings (NSW)
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