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Chef Sebastian Silbereis

I started cooking when I was just a kid spending time on a midwestern farm. It instilled in me a reverence for where food comes from. My grandmother, Mattie Bell Hill, taught me so many things. She ingrained in me a sense of pride, passion for flavors & food. Some of my earliest memories of food stem from time in my grandmother's kitchen. The smells & the sounds of the pots bubbling away. I either wanted to be a drummer or a chef! While I played in a swing band in high school, I always cooked. What started as a little thing I liked to do grew into hosting brunch for my family or dinner parties for friends. I studied classical cuisine & techniques but feel I really honed my skills once I started traveling the world. It was in Istanbul, Budapest, Florence & Palavas-les-Flots that I understood what Mattie knew; food should be simple, fresh & consequently delicious.

I have worked in some amazing restaurants like Pacific Rim, radius10, Capitol Grill at the Hermitage Hotel & Opryland Hotel & Convention Center. I have dined at some of the best restaurants & these experiences have helped me to develop my own style. I believe in simple cooking; fresh, local & sustainably responsible. Food doesn't have to be complicated. It should be beautiful. The ingredients must be respected & above all, it must taste amazing. I look forward to working with you & being a part of your next event.

"Delicious food & fabulous convenience. Brad & I were able to enjoy our kids & our vacation because of Element Chef Services!"- Viviani
"In a word, elevated. Sebastian, with Element Chef Services, was the touch to our trip that took it from great to exceptional. Imagine the look on our faces when a piping hot breakfast had been sneaked into the kitchen waiting for us to wake up. Or watching my family captivated as he turns a ribeye steak and potatoes into a meal we can't forget. His attention to what we enjoy and suggestions for our menu are second only to the deliciousness of his food. As we remember our trip to Park City, someone mentions Sebastian every time. Book your trip, reserve his services, and look forward to being elevated."- Paulk
"Our event went off without a hitch & all the food was fantastic."-Grossman
"Sebastian makes delicious food & he's so incredibly nice"- Alday