1. Profiles
  2. USA
  3. Florida
  4. Winter Park

Brandon C

No reviews yet
Award winning Head Chef with over 23 years working in Michelin rated restaurants and on large yachts.
Winter Park, Florida
Active over a week ago

Chef in Winter Park, Florida

I'm an
I am seeking an Orlando based position as an executive private chef where I can build a long term relationship with commitment to the guest experience, by combining classic and contemporary cuisine with exacting execution to the most discerning clients. My background consists of working within multiple Michelin starred restaurants and working abroad for extremely high profile clientele on large charter yachts. I am extremely adept in providing for a variety of cuisines and dietary requirements, planning and execution of large parties and events, multi-course food and wine pairings, sourcing and provisioning internationally, and ability to execute high level requests under strict deadlines.
Gallery Photo
Gallery Photo
Gallery Photo


Melissa C

Please accept this reference for chef Brandon Callanta, who has worked aboard M/Y Kismet for the past 2 years. For the past 6 months of this time, I worked alongside Brandon. Throughout my 11 years in yachting, I can honestly say that Brandon is the best chef with whom I have worked. M/Y Kismet is a very busy 95 meter Lurssen, which cruises the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Eastern United States while executing an intensive itinerary consisting of back to back charters and frequent private use, which includes coordinating of events of up to 400 guests. Throughout the preparation and execution of several successive trips and large events with very little turnaround time, Brandon has led by personal example with every step. Brandon’s extensive experience working in Michelin rated restaurants was evident in the precision with which he executed a broad array of preferences and dietary needs for our clientele. It was also evident in the way in which he mentored the other members of the galley team. To further elaborate, Brandon possesses the rare combination of finely tuned technical and artistic aspects required to consistently perform within a top level work environment. Brandon is well versed in all aspects of the position, from sourcing provisions to budgeting and maintenance and sanitation. Additionally, he is naturally both exacting and innovative with regard to plating and presentation and possesses an extremely polished persona, which was commented on multiple occasions by our guests. I wish Brandon the best of luck in his pursuits and would consider myself very fortunate to work alongside him again in the future. If you have any questions or would like more technical information with regard to Brandon’s style of food presentation, please do not hesitate to contact me on the below numbers, or on my personal email, [email protected].

Share This Profile