Meet Chef Smirnov
5400 Bellaire Blvd, Ste F Bellaire, TX 77401
Chef Vladimir Smirnov, a Certified Executive Chef with over 25 years of experience, can provide all of your needs. His dependability, reliability, and attention to detail make entertaining easy for you.
Chef Smirnov has shown a passion for cooking from his early days as a youth in Moscow. In 1984, after finishing cooking school, he began his professional cooking career serving the Government of Moscow in a Kremlin kitchen.
Chef Smirnov and his wife, Jewish refugees from the Soviet state, moved to Houston, Texas in 1994. Even before gaining proficiency in English, his cooking skills landed him a cooking position with Rice Epicurean Market. His team catered countless events, both large and small, public and private over the next 11 years. During that time, his professionalism and catering expertise increased greatly.
In 2005, Chef Smirnov decided to launch his own catering service. Since that time, he has continually provided exceptional service to his clients. He has received numerous referrals and testimonials from his satisfied customers. From the simple to the most elegant event, you can trust him to meet your demands for excellence in service, presentation, and quality. service to his clients. He has received numerous referrals and testimonials from his satisfied customers. From the simple to the most elegant event, you can trust him to meet your demands for excellence in service, presentation, and quality.
Certifications, memberships and awards
Chef Smirnov, a Certified Executive Chef, is a member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), Texas Chef Association (TCA), and Houston Kashrush Association (HKA).
In January 2006 at the Ben E. Keith Company Food Show in Conroe, Chef Smirnov was awarded the silver medal in the Division I carving competition.
At the PFG Food Show Salon in April 2006, Chef Smirnov won the silver medal for Fruit Carving. In 2007, he received the gold medal for his carving at the Glazier Food Service Show.
Chef Smirnov was the only American chef to win a medal in any category at the 2006 International Virtual Salon Culinary in Australia. Entries from around the world were submitted via the internet. An international panel of judges awarded points to each entry and certain point levels were required for each medal level. Chef Smirnov's bronze medal carving entry was the highest and only medal winner in the carving division.