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Led by founders, David and Ana Kolembus, Your Private Chef's team of dedicated service, events and culinary staff are dedicated to making your special event truly unforgettable and carefree.

David Kolembus

Co-founder, Executive Chef

Your Private Chef was created by internationally acclaimed chef David Kolembus, following a career spanning close to 20 years, including a decade spent working abroad as an international Private Yacht Chef.
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Ana Kolembus

Co-founder, Client Relations Manager

Originally a trained journalist and professional writer, Ana worked alongside David as his sous chef on private yachts. Returning home to start the family business, Ana manages all client relations, bookings, events and marketing.


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Executive Chef David Kolembus has spent the past 20 years cooking internationally and across Australia for many famous guests on their yachts and private air crafts.

David's culinary skills have been enjoyed by: Tiger Woods, Kylie Minogue, Keanu Reeves, The Royal Family of Monaco, Princess Fergie, Carlos Slim, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Beyonce, Nicole Kidman and many other respected business people and royalty from around the world.

When you order catering from Your Private Chef in Melbourne you can let your guests know that each dish has been personally created and supervised under Chef David's control to ensure consistency, quality and an unforgettable food experience!

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Latest Blog Posts

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    How Healthy Office Catering Makes Happier Employees

    Friday, July 15, 2016

    There are plenty of companies which provide office catering in Melbourne, but far less that give you healthy food options. Yet, there are so many reasons to serve up fresh, wholesome food to staff, as opposed to options that a ..

  • Catering For Christmas In July

    Catering For Christmas In July

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    It’s a strange phenomenon that many Australians seem to share... Even though we’ve experienced summer Christmases for most (if not all) our lives, when we close our eyes and imagine Christmas what often comes  ..

  • How To Throw A Perfect Product Launch Party

    How To Throw A Perfect Product Launch Party

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    Launching a new product is a big deal for a lot of businesses. By the time the new product or service is ready, endless hours of research and development have been put in, and most of the time customers are promised something special ..

  • Vendor Wise: YPC features on Polka Dot Bride

    Vendor Wise: YPC features on Polka Dot Bride

    Monday, June 06, 2016

    Leading wedding blog, Polka Dot Bride, has featured Your Private Chef as its Expert Interview in their Vendor Spotlight: Expert Interview with David and Ana Kolembus of Your Private Chef Catering & Events Please tell us a little abou ..



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Just wanted to say that we had a wonderful time Saturday night. Both Eddie and Mhairi were fantastic. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. It will be an evening that we will always remember. Many thanks Joyce..


March 2016

I just wanted to write in and thank the Private Chef, and particularly Chloe and Eddie for their friendliness and service last night- they were terrific. They made everyone feel at ease and did an amazing job. Everyone had a great time and the food was delicious! We will be recommending the Private Chef to al..


March 2016

Brea & I used, Your Private Chef for the catering for our wedding reception in Melbourne. We has talked to a few other catering companies and many of them seemed disinterested and not interested in our event. By chance we found Your Private Chef, when we met with David and did our tasting we knew we had found the ..

Brea and Aidan

March 2016

YPC catered my mums 50th birthday for about 55 guests on 30 December with the "more protein please" buffet package. Ana was a pleasure to deal with from first contact. So helpful and patient in the planning process, offering ideas to get it all just right. On the day, The chef and waiter (Laurent and Brett) arrived o..

Diana H

March 2016

Hi , I would just like to thank you for the amazing food and staff that helped me make my milestone birthday a great success . I have received many texts today complimenting your friendly staff and delicious food.I would have no hesitation on recommending your company to others. Thanks again , Helen Blake..

Helen Blake

March 2016

I would like to thank so very much for your help in planning the menu for Rebekah and Darren's wedding. I had so many comments at the picnic reception about the food. It was delicious and so well presented. It was absolutely perfect! I was more than happy to tell everyone about your company. Great food, great occas..


March 2016

We hired YPC for our wedding (90 guests) and they were fantastic. I was planning the wedding from North Queensland, but they were SO accommodating and gave us exactly what we were after. We had a Gourmet BBQ, with canapes to start and all the guests loved the food. Every time I spoke with Ana she asked great questions ..


March 2016

Just want to say thank you for our dinner Saturday night. I can not thank your company or your staff enough. The food was perfect and your staff are amazing! A night we will never forget. Can not recommend you more. I'm trying to think of an excuse to book you again lol Again thank you it was perfec..


March 2016

Well what I can I say YPC just added to the wonderful birthday weekend. We had a glorious Dinner Party and Richard was our Chef for the evening and Vlad attending to the table. Food was fabbo - everything went smoothly from beginning to end. Ana was a delight to deal with respect to booking the event and Richard & Vlad..

Rebekah and Darren

March 2016

What an amazing evening!! We purchased the True Romantic dinner for two. Our Chef, Kevin was an absolute star and the food he cooked was amazing! We enjoyed an brilliant evening of food and were waited on hand and foot. It was the perfect setting to pop the question and went off, without a hitch. Would defini..


March 2016


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