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Personalized private chef experience at your dinner table


Meet The Chef


Gigliola (Gigi) Zimmermann serves as a dinner and cooking class private chef, advisor, and chef consultant to restauranteurs in the Dallas food and hospitality industry.


Gigi gained a strong reputation as a high-quality chef in the fine-dining space after founding and running Joyce & Gigi's kitchen for five years – specializing in modern South American cuisine.


Gigi graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and started her career working for celebrity chef Dean Fearing at the Ritz Carlton in Dallas.  She went on to work at Martin Berasategui in Spain, a  III Michelin Star restaurant, ranked #13 while she worked there. Gigi then spent time working at Aeschbach Chocolatier in Switzerland. She also spent time with celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck at 560 Reunion Tower, Dallas, and lastly at the Stoneleigh (now Le Méridien) Hotel, Dallas under chef de cuisine David Bull.


These experiences and international travel refined Gigi's culinary knowledge and skills in food, customer service, and operations for the hospitality industry.

Gigi is confident about cooking and creating new dishes, but she will always stay humble, understanding that you can learn from anyone; and that is what the community of chefs and cooks need for today.



Private Dinners

You choose your favorite foods, and I'll assemble a course meal

Cooking Classes

Looking for a fun double-date with friends? I'll teach you how to make a delicious meal 


Need help with your restaurant menu or operations? I'm here to assist you 


Her clients describes her ability to focus on interesting conversation while cooking and pouring wine as 'absolutely impressive'

Amanda Albee- DMN 

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