About Us

Private Dining in the comfort of your own Home.

Meet the Team

As chefs, we know that the recipe for success is to start with the best ingredients, balance them together in ways that showcase their best qualities and produce a harmonious combination that is a delight to experience.

We apply the same approach to building our team.

Head Chef João asks only the best to be part of his team – talented people who have the industry experience and creative flair needed to deliver the Aroma experience. Our hot young chefs are at the peak of their skills and are hungry to learn more, bringing to each engagement international experience and an appreciation of local ingredients plus of course their love of great food!

No matter which chef caters to your special event, know that they are handpicked for their commitment, work ethic, skills and passion.

Bon appétit!

Meet João

Originally from Brazil, João studied nutrition at the Universidade Veiga de Almeida, where he focused on specialised diets and food preparation techniques.

After graduation, João further satisfied his curiosity and desire to learn by travelling the world’s kitchens. Working in restaurants in Europe and America, he quickly mastered the methods and styles of several cuisines before finally calling Australia home.

Here in Australia, he has worked in many high profile restaurants including Pendolino, Bells at Killcare and the exclusive Pretty Beach House.

With Aroma Catering, he and his team now express their passion for food by delivering customised private chef experiences and event catering.

Meet Tim

From a young age, I was taught to cook by my mother while being raised on the stories of Oscar Wilde. Unsurprisingly, in my adult years, I became a chef and filmmaker with a passion for story.

Whether it’s the produce in a dish or characters in a film, I am forever a student of drama, relishing in the creative endeavour, making moments that forever change my audience. Whether they consume my work with their eyes and ears or put in their mouth, I don’t just cook. I create dramatic experiences they want to relive.

Meet Nikki

Nikki grew up in Zimbabwe, where she studied culinary arts. She then moved to London and worked in a number of prestigious restaurants, including the Ivy, J Sheekys and Scott’s in Mayfair.

"It was a spectacular night!"

Last Saturday we were invited to a Dinner Party for eight people, with a private chef from Aroma catering. It was a spectacular night! The Chef was so quietly engaged in the nearby kitchen - personable but not obtrusive. The five course meal was delicious! Having the time and space to engage with friends over great food and our own wine was so much more enjoyable than competing with noisy tables at a restaurant and paying premium price for wine not as good as your own. The pace of the food delivery was relaxed, not rushed or delayed...just right. It’s nice being informed by the chef what the next plate is, and how it’s been cooked. Makes it feel like a real feast, which it was! And when we were finished eating, we noticed the whole kitchen has been left spotless without a sound....magic!! We were not celebrating any special occasion, but it definitely felt special, and we celebrated Aroma Catering for doing a splendid job.
Kim Parry-Jones

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