January 11, 2018

Validation Dinner: Chiara Scipione

Congratulations to chef Chiara Scipione on her successful validation by the La Belle Assiette Jury!

Congratulations to chef Chiara Scipione on her successful validation dinner. Her validation took place on the 6th of January in Edinburgh. The role of the jury members was to try the private chef dining experience and evaluate the menu prepared by the chef.

Chef Chiara was born into a family where food matters more than anything else, her grandma cooked like a pro for up to 40 people. It was never a chore for her and her homemade pasta was the best ever, she remembers kneading the dough for the tagliatelle standing on a stool next to her, Chiara tried to copy her movements and desired so much that silver knife she was using. From her mum, who was an amazing chef at the “La Regola” restaurant in Rome, Chiara learnt more specific skills and how to raise the quality of a dish, plating it better and how to pair different tastes. When she was 19, Chiara joined the merchant navy and started working on cruise ships and ferries. This went on for about 8 years and she learnt a lot, but more importantly, developed a mind blowing passion for food. Chiara always thinks of my food as a silent way of saying that she cares for someone. After this Chiara was asked to become a chef on private yacht and worked for a shipyard’s owner for two years and totally loved it and the experiences it taught me. Two years ago she decided that Scotland was going to be somewhere Chiara wanted to call home and after a short 20 months it truly is home, it’s where she has finally realised my own dream to become self-employed and do what she loves the most; care for people by cooking for them.


Quails eggs with gorgonzola, chestnut and port wine sauce

Gougères with goat cheese and balsamic vinegar caramelised shallots


Octopus and potato warm salad with Ligurian olives


Black ravioli with squid and bacon

Main Course

Sea bass turban with fresh herbs, olives and mediterranean salad


My Scotia:

Cardamom pannacotta and chocolate semifreddo with Scottish strawberries coulis, toasted shortbread crumb and salty whisky butterscotch sauce

  • “We had a great time at the dinner party. Chiara was lovely and great at chatting us through everything. The canapes and dessert were very tasty, the courses in between lacked seasoning and a bit of flavour but I think her dishes will improve with more experience! She was great at tidying everything up after, which was fantastic!”

Chiara was a pleasure to host for her Validation Dinner. Her dishes obviously took a lot of effort and it certainly paid off, as she created a varied range for the meal!

We are happy to announce the validation of chef Chiara and know you would be in the best hands for your next dinner party! To view Chiara’s profile and menus head to

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