ISRAEL’S TOP CHEFS
Tel Aviv-inspired fine dinning, wine, art and music
Chef Jonathan Sharvit
Considered one of the hottest young chefs in Israel, Chef Jonathan Sharvit, who was a popular finalist in the TV cooking reality ‘The Chefs’ Games’, began his culinary career working for numerous starred establishments, among them Carmel in Milan, Italy; Osteria 55 in Milan, Italy; Babu in Melbourne, Australia and an apprenticeship at Martin Lippo, Spain. In the last few years, Jonathan worked with restaurant entrepreneurs in Israel, building menus and opening restaurants. Recently he also opened a pop-up restaurant at the Dan Caesarea Resort Hotel, and he runs an upscale catering service.
Chef Daniel Shalit
considered one of Israel’s most experienced chefs and culinary advisers, who enjoys more than 25 years of practice in managing and operating kitchens in high-profile restaurants in Israel and abroad, such as “Dixie”; “Electro Camel” – a Mediterranean-Israeli street food restaurant in Vienna; “The officers club” restaurant; “Goomba” restaurants group; “Kyoto” restaurant; Hotel and restaurant “Villa Galili” and many more. Shalit studied at the world’s leading culinary school: “The Culinary Institute of America” (CIA); after graduation he had worked at “NOBU Downtown NYC” (where he curated the daily tasting menu) and “Picholine NYC”. Shalit specializes in a wide variety of cuisines: Asian, meats and grill, “Shami” cuisine (Lebanese and middle- eastern authentic cuisine) and more. Nowadays, Shalit is working as a culinary consultant on one hand: concepting, developing, accompanying, and guiding new entrepreneurs alongside long standing kitchens. On the other hand, Shalit constructs very high-end catering events.
Chef Yossi Sherf
Sherf’s passion for cooking began at a young age, as he grew up in a family of food enthusiasts. He started working in restaurants and he quickly realized that he wanted to make a career out of his love for cooking. He honed his skills under the tutelage of some of the best chefs in the business. Sherf worked in various restaurants, and in 2014, decided to start his own catering business and has since been providing high-quality, delicious meals to customers all over the area, offering a wide range of services, from small intimate gatherings to large corporate events. In addition to his catering business, Sherf is also a regular guest chef at several local restaurants, where he showcases his culinary skills and introduces diners to new and exciting flavors. His craft and his commitment to providing excellent service has earned him a loyal client base and a reputation as one of the best catering businesses in Israel.
Considered one of the leading sommeliers in Israel, Efi Kotz is the chief sommelier at the leading Lifestyle Hotel Mammilla, as well as in the prestigious David’s Citadel Hotel, both in Jerusalem, where, among his other responsibilities, he is in charge of the wine menu and wine pairing in the hotels’ trendy restaurants.
Efi Kotz is a very busy sommelier and he is invited regularly to judge in wine competitions both in Israel and around the globe. He is considered an expert in the subject of Israeli wines and wineries, and works tirelessly to advance them around the globe.