YaDa Chef is an all natural/organic catering and personal chef company. Food and a healthy eating lifestyle are our passions. The glimmering thought of YaDa Chef was in 1999, but YaDa Chef was not born until 2000 when Joseph Yacino partnered with Bryan Daniel. YaDa is the combination of two surnames, Daniel and Yacino. Joseph Yacino is the “Ya” and Bryan Daniel is the “Da”. We also like to think of it as a double positive meaning “yes, yes chef”. Please do not say, “yada, yada, yada”!
We are an owner operated south Florida business with a commitment to excellence, attention to detail and the ability to create unique and unforgettable events.
Proudly serving south Florida with quality catering and personal chef services since 2000!
YaDa Chef is a dedicated team of professional chefs serving parties and events of all themes and sizes throughout south Florida.
Featuring Chef Joseph Yacino, principal owner and head chef, and his renowned culinary expertise. YaDa Chef delivers delightfully healthy menu selections for every occasion.
Information on our Executive Chef:
Joseph Yacino is the head chef and principal owner of YaDa Chef.
Chef Joseph's childhood was steeped in ethnic heritage with a father of Italian descent and a mother of Polish descent…okay enough of the jokes! "Food was a very important part of our daily lives." Chef Joseph's Nanna has to have been the only Italian Grandmother that did not cook! She had the recipes, which she passed on and critiqued to the daughters in law, but cook, no! "Basic recipes and knowledge of Italian, Neapolitan food was from my mother passing on my dear Nanna’s recipes and critiques. Babci was a terrific cook and had a passion for it." His love of Polish/Eastern European food shows that. "Babci liked to leave out that one so important ingredient, ensuring no one could cook like her." After much practice he found the missing ingredients.
Training in England, France, Greece, Italy, Norway, Scotland, as well as the United States, has helped him capture the classic and regional styling of many countries.
It was his honour to be selected as part of the opening team for the Saturnia restaurant in the Doral Park Avenue Hotel in New York City. Saturnia was inspired by the original owners of the world renowned Doral Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida. With an on staff licensed nutritionist, Saturnia promised that the maximum calorie tally of any combination of appetizer, main course and dessert on its menu would not exceed 723 calories.
Having had the opportunity to work as Chef and co-owner of the Agora restaurant in South Beach, FL helped him to blend flavours and techniques of different cultures.
Additionally Chef Joseph had the opportunity to manage and cook in a variety of restaurants from the upscale tapas restaurant El Farol in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to casual eateries including Clancy's Gourmet Garden Pizza and Raw Bar, Nickels Diner and a host of other establishments.
Our second in charge:
Bryan Daniel is the CGO of YaDa Chef and handles the day to day operation of the business ensuring that everything is seamless from the customer's point of view. He is the details man. Bryan takes the “concept”, the dreams and formulates them into realities with flawless events.
Certification from the United States Personal Chef Association brought him his own set of Personal Chef clients. He has a lifetime of training, beginning with instruction from a mother that has a degree in Home Economics, not to mention is also an IT person. His passion in the kitchen is baking end. His delicious desserts are just another reason clients return to YaDa Chef again and again. Bryan has worked in senior and adult facilities honing his ability to cook healthy on limited budgets for large groups with special dietary needs. Readers of Pompano Today Magazine are beneficiaries of his tastes and reviews in the restaurant and food and wine sections.
YaDa Chef became a member of the Nutrition Committee for Broward County Florida Public Schools, Featured Chef for Broward County school cooking demonstrations, seminars and video class instruction, United States Personal Chef Association, Meeting Professional International, Partners in Healing, the Coconut Creek Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce and the East Pompano Beach Civic Association. We are a strategic partner with Fire Power Seminars, Treasure Coast News and Bonzai Wellness - as well as The Celiac Society (National and Florida chapter) have extended the offer to speak, do demos and sell books at their conferences.