Chef Naofumi

Melbourne, VIC

Chef Naofumi is passionate about experimenting with high quality Japanese and Italian cuisine, creating both modern and fusion menus.

Starting his career in Germany in 1995, he has a wealth of global experience from working in well-known restaurants and five-star hotels in New Zealand and Italy, introducing Italian Japanese gastronomy through his restaurant for six years in Tokyo. He has even worked for the Prada team competing in America's Cup Challenge in New Zealand and the Mazda Team competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

The past nine years he has been catering private events large and small for corporates and as a private Chef to families in both Australia and Japan. 

Cuisine Specialties: Japanese, Italian, Fusion 

What Diners Are Saying

  • 8 Reviews
  • 16

Naofumi was the consummate professional, making the effort to really understand what cuisine we were looking for, working like lightning in the kitchen and leaving the place cleaner than it was to begin with. Would not hesitate to recommend Naofumi and the rest of the Intertain experience.

Simmon C. in Barwon heads on 30/08/19

Chef Naofumi was a wonderful choice for our dinner. He was friendly and engaging, served delightful food and was very tidy in the kitchen. I highly recommend him.

Nyree.C in Carlton North on 14/06/19

The chef was really nice he explained every course which we found most interesting and delivered the food to our table in a friendly courteous manner. I can’t really fault the service and we are already thinking about an Italian night.

I.S in Coburg on 04/05/19

The night was FABULOUS. Chef Naofumi and the staff were perfect, couldn't have been more professional.

A.M, Camberwell - 23/03/19

Chef Naofumi was an absolute delight. He was very polite, happy, fun and most of all, an amazing chef.

C.P, Lysterfield - 01/03/19

Chef Naofumi was delightful, his food was amazing and he created a beautiful atmosphere with no fuss or hassle!

B.S, Monbulk - 02/03/19

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the dishes, Chef Naofumi was very friendly and did a great job. The pear dessert was the highlight for me whilst my husband couldn't speak highly enough of the main meal. Overall a wonderful experience.

C.A, Mount Martha, 22/02/19

Chef Naofumi did a fantastic job! The food was amazing and he created a great atmosphere and story around the different dishes! He even brought >200 years old Japanese plates to serve a traditional Japanese Entree. Very well done and would always recommend him!

S.R, Fitzroy, 20/01/19

Chef Naofumi arrived on time and prepared impeccable, delicious food. He was friendly and polite and impressed all our guests with his flair and amazing Italian cuisine. I would highly recommend Chef Naofumi for his outstanding dishes and attention to detail.

J.N, Kew - 19/01/19

Chef Naofumi was absolutely amazing and provided a great personal chef dining experience. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about his work which definitely showed in his food, which was amazing.

K.B, Pascoe Vale - 18/08/18

Last Active:
June 14, 2019

Number of Bookings Completed: 16 dinners / 132 guests
Last Booking Completed: June 14, 2019


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