Yllan (Elan) Laloum is a Classically Trained Parisian Private Chef living in New York City. He graduated from Ferrandi, Europe’s leading culinary institute, with a Certificate of Professional Aptitude (CAP). Chef Yllan has collaborated and trained with Michelin-starred culinary authorities such as Didier Oudil (Faubourg Saint-Honore, Paris) and Eric Frechon (Le Bristol, Paris) and has cooked for Celebrity Chefs including Eric Kayser and Emeril Lagasse.
Chef Yllan brings several years of experience as a Private Chef with the most discerning of clients, collaborating on both intimate and large high-profile events. Before becoming a Private Chef, Chef Yllan worked for twenty years in the acclaimed kitchens of Le Bernadin, Daniel Boulud’s DBDG Bistro, Pardon my French, Le Charlot and Le Dauphin (Paris).
Chef Yllan speaks both French & English and has worked in New York City, Southampton, Aspen, Los Angeles, Puerto Rico and Paris. Chef Yllan is versed in many international cuisines, specialized in french pastry and has an extensive knowledge of cheese and wine. He enjoys customizing meals for a wide variety of dietary restrictions (i.e. Gluten-Free, Vegan, Kosher). Chef Yllan is particularly adept in cultivating partnerships with service providers in obtaining the freshest and highest quality of ingredients. He is committed to leaving patrons with an especially memorable, innovative and customized dining experience.
Chef Yllan is available for family gatherings, special occasions, corporate events, cocktail parties, dinners, lunches and brunches.