Melissa was born in New Zealand and worked in London, Paris and now Australia. Her inspiration to start cooking came from her parents that were commercial growers and she has always had a love for fresh produce and farmers markets. Melissa has been blessed to have the had opportunity to work with some of the most Prestige’s Catering Companies in London and catered for Royal Ascot , Sotherby s along with Vogue Tiffanys Ralph Lauren and her favourite charity Crisis at Christi’s. Melissa Firmly stands by sustainability supporting local produce and community.

Melissa’s favorite style of cooking is Italian inspired with freshly made pasta and home cured meats. She enjoys the method of 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

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)

she was friendly
food was ok however fairly simple food

the meal was a little rushed in that not a lot of tie between finishing one dish and starting the next, so everything was over by 845 or so

not a real complaint just could have been spaced out a little more

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Sarah Jarrold (QLD)

Everything was absolutely fantastic

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Leigh Tunstead (QLD)

Melissa was great. Great service, great company and great food. The rack of lamb was better than anything I dreamed could come out of our little old kitchen.

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Laurie Stone (VIC)

The meal was fantastic and my husband absolutely LOVED it. Definitely a special treat and Melissa was awesome.

Lauren Moloney (VIC)

We had a fantastic evening. Melissa was lovely and the food she made was amazing.

Naarah Thomas (VIC)
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