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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

  • How to host a grand footie final BBQ with Your Private Chef

    How to host a grand footie final BBQ with Your Private Chef

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    It’s one of the biggest days in the nation’s sporting calendar and what better way to watch the AFL Grand Final than with your best mates and your favourite foods. Now here are the rules of play for any grand final host who wa ..

  • Catering For Spring Racing

    Catering For Spring Racing

    Friday, August 19, 2016

    Spring racing is a spectacular time of the year in Melbourne, which calls for equally dazzling catering for all the parties and events that fall within the season. Vibrant colour, stunning fashion and flowing champagne are  ..

  • How To Spoil Dad On Father’s Day

    How To Spoil Dad On Father’s Day

    Friday, August 05, 2016

    The first Sunday of September is fast approaching and just in case you didn’t realise, that’s Father’s Day! For many of us, dad is a pretty important part of our life – a pillar of strength, a well ..

  • How Healthy Office Catering Makes Happier Employees

    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 ..



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We wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team. Chef Jason and Maja were fantastic on Thursday for our wedding. Everyone loved the food and service! Thank you again and we will be recommending YPC to friends and family looking for catering...


March 2016

We ordered catering for 15 for our daughter's christening. Food was delivered on time, there was plenty to go round and most importantly it was delicious. We're very happy with our choice...


June 2016

Im a vege and I look after my invalid Uncle who isn’t. I can’t for the life of me get meat dishes right, probably because I don’t like dealing with it. I ordered the ten. This is a much better deal than buying the ones from coles for him when I go away. The meals are absolutely fantastic, can ..


April 2016

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...


April 2016

A regular of the gourmet meal delivery. Fresh, flavoursome and saves so much time! Definitely recommend!..


July 2016

I would like to thank all the staff involved for making it a wonderful evening. The food was absolutely amazing, and so much of it which was good, it ensured nobody went home hungry. We also had some delicious leftovers for the recovery on the following day J The chef Jason and wait staff Brett were both fantastic, not..

Kevin & Katherine

April 2016

I just wanted to Thankyou for all your help with our function last night . The food was fabulous , just the right amount , and the staff were amazing . The event was seamless and very enjoyable for me thanks to your professional staff . They were a pleasure to have in our home . Thanks again and I Will certainly use Y..


August 2016

They catered for my 40th Birthday. Fantastic, Professional and friendly staff. Brett, Jason, Kirsty and Sandra were great people and my guests loved them. The food was amazing and the staff were very respectful of our home. I would not use any other company...


June 2016

When you have your own private chef preparing and delivering your meals to you, life is so much simpler! David caters to my exact food requirements each week, and also offers an extensive menu of clean, gourmet meals delivered to your door (Melbourne based). And yes, sometimes you will have to eat your food cold when m..


April 2016

Ana helped me through the ordering process and suggested platter ideas for me & worked through me via email to finalise my order. When the big day came, David dropped it all off and the thing that stood out most for us, was the quality of the food. To make things better the hot jam donuts were not only freshly ..


June 2016


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