Five Star Reviews

  • Avatar Dalby's Delicious & Delightful Festival ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    We loved having Jan Cranitch as our Celebrity Chef at our Festival this year. She engaged so well with our contestants in our Family Fun Cook-off as well as with our visitors to her cooking demonstrations. She brought a vibrancy and enthusiasm … More to Our Community Platter area and nothing was too much trouble. Please join us for our next Festival, Jan!
  • Avatar Christie-lee Stemp ★★★★★ a month ago
    Chef Jan has just finished being the private chef at my Dance retreat for the second time. My guests absolutely love her food and her amazing personality. We have so much fun all weekend. Thank you for contributing to our unforgettable … More weekends 💃🏼🙌🎉
  • Avatar Christine Whetham ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Wonderful wedding banquet. Well presented and tasty selection of food.
  • Avatar Peter Walters ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Beautiful food and personality. Leo and Jan were wonderful, fun and friendly while cooking an absolute feast for 20 people for a wedding in the sunshine coast. Highly recommend.
  • Avatar Michelle Lindley ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Wow!! Such a wonderful day! Cannot believed we achieved all we did in the cooking class. Then the feast we enjoyed with friends left us all full of joy. Our house smelt amazing!(smells) The presentation was exceptional (sight) and then … More the tastebuds got a work out (taste). Yes it was, as promised, a party of the senses. Very professional but still a tonne of fun!
    Thank you Jan.
  • Avatar Sarah Ryan ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Jan is an incredible chef (& all round lovely person!). She is always very responsive, and works with our family to cater to everyone’s dietary requirements and preferences. The food she prepares is absolutely to-die-for, and takes … More a huge pressure off when family life gets busy. We would not hesitate to recommend Jan’s services.
  • Avatar Shirley Hall ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Chef Jan did the food service for us at my son’s wedding and she did an amazing job at extremely short notice and on a shoestring budget. Without her the event would have been super stressful and difficult. Jan took charge of the waitstaff … More and worked with a rather potted and economical choice of ingredients to come up with the most amazing appetizers. Talk about a Pro. She orchestrated the presentation and delivery of the main course buffet, set up the cake and dessert and kept everything humming in the kitchen. Talented, hardworking and extremely good fun, Jan fit right in and saved the day for us. I highly recommend Jan for any type of event you are planning, believe me, she will
    make all the difference. Thanks Jan 🙏😊🤗
  • Avatar jess williams ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    We had Jan cater a private family dinner for our Dads 60th and wow she was amazing. Beautiful spread and beautiful food. Couldn’t recommend her more
  • Avatar Carlo Emilii ★★★★★ a year ago
    As a cameraman for @9newsqueensland I have the privilege of meeting lots of talented people.
    This past week I had a shoot with Chef Jan Cranitch on her secrets for families to create great meals on a budget.
    Jan was not only very creative
    … More and professional but also fun to boot! Great work Jan
  • Avatar Toni Powell ★★★★★ a year ago
    Absolutely wonderful and kind. Book her
  • Avatar K Biggs ★★★★★ a year ago
    Jan is an individual full of energy and enthusiasm for her work, and she consistently brings a positive attitude to the workplace. In addition to her culinary skills, Jan also excels in customer service and has a natural ability to connect … More with children, making her a valuable asset as a cook at our school.
    One of the standout qualities of Jan's work as a cook is her ability to prepare a wide range of cuisines. Whether it's crafting a sumptuous Italian feast or whipping up a flavorful Indian curry, Jan consistently demonstrates a proficiency in utilizing a diverse range of ingredients and techniques to create delicious dishes.
    In addition to her culinary skills, Jan also has excellent time management skills. She is able to efficiently plan and execute her work, ensuring that all tasks are completed on time and to the highest standards.
    I highly recommend Jan for any opportunity in the culinary field. Her exceptional work ethic, customer service skills, culinary versatility, and time management skills make her a valuable asset to any team
  • Avatar Gerry Franzoni ★★★★★ a year ago
    Chef Jan is a professional addition to our team and brings energy and joy when she works with us at the emergency services academy. Her ability to get the job done is outstanding and at the same time she communicates with our team and client … More alike in a friendly and welcoming manner and we are so happy that she brings her endless human old school attitude to get the job done every time she works with us.
    Thanks Jan from the team at Cove catering services.
  • Avatar Hollands School ★★★★★ a year ago
    Jan catered for our recent staff Christmas party and we were blown away with the delicious feast prepared by Jan. There was an abundance of tasty, fresh and simply amazing food. Even the presentation was next level. Homemade breads and … More hummus, delicious grilled haloumi shots infused with lemon, the best every coconut chicken curry just to name a few. Her passion for food shown through in each dish that she created. And her warm and bubbly personality was the icing on the cake. Thank you so much Jan for creating the perfect Christmas party for our wonderful staff.
  • Avatar Georgie Uppington ★★★★★ a year ago
    Jan catered for my father's 80th and she was an extension of the family on the day. Everyone loved the menu, the setting, and on top of all that the flavours were amazing. The food contributed to what was a very joyous day, all thanks … More to Jan. Will most certainly be working with Jan again.
  • Avatar The Eyebrow Specialist ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    A big thank you to Chef Jan for preparing a feast for my son's 21st birthday. The food was delicious and the quality and presentation of the meals were amazing. Jan listens to your needs and over delivers your requests which took … More a lot of pressure off me.l loved all her deco ideas which helped so much with the party set-up.I highly recommend Chef Jan from Food With Style if you want unforgettable experience on any occasion 🙏❤
  • Avatar Angelique Cunningham ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Can’t thank Jan Cranich from food with Style for our delicious fun and interactive Italian cooking class. With all her chef tips and tricks. Her joy is contagious and fun was had by all. Have booked Jan for several corporate functions and … More big family birthdays can’t recommend her highly enough. We made bread, gnocchi in a burnt butter and sage sauce, pumpkin ravioli, spinach and cheese ravoli in a capsicum reduction sauce, pork loin wrapped in prosciutto, and panna cotta with vanilla bean paste. We were greeted on arrival with with Greek youghurt and berry coulis and ginger tea, dessert included chocolate brownies, fairy floss, and rocky road. Couldn’t think of a more perfect way to reward our staff for all their hard work – thank you so much Jan
  • Avatar J Joiner ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I attended a cooking class/demonstration with Jan. Jan has a bubbly personality and a knack for showing us how to make cooking fun.
  • Avatar C M ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Jan was amazing when it came to organising a cooking workshop for my 14 year old brother for his birthday. Jan was professional, gave brilliant explanations and the meals were absolutely delicious. She really inspired a love for cooking … More in my younger brother and I can't recommend her personality and attitude (along with her insane cooking skills) enough!
  • Avatar Erica Cockburn ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Jan is such a passionate lady when it comes to food and she generously shares that love with everyone in the class.Her approach to teaching is enthusiastic and fun. Nothing is too complicated yet the results are so flavoursome and tasty. … More I learnt so much from Jan in such a short time.I would definitely recommend Jan to anyone looking to start or continue their foodie adventure!
  • Avatar Reilly James MALONEY-PINTO ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Jan’s workshop was really great. We made five meals which all turned out to be perfect and extremely tasteful. Furthermore, I was able to after our session now recreate them in my kitchen and have developed a passion for cooking. Thanks … More Jan.
  • Avatar Helena McGrath ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Very happy to provide a recommendation for super chef/caterer @Jan Cranitch. She cooked up a feast for Aoife’s 21st Party, loved the JFC chicken, roast veg, pina coladas and awesome grazing platters. Not only did she take alot of stress … More off us but gave us some great tips for decor for party. Thank you Jan for making Aoife’s night extra special. 😘❤️🍀Rose
  • Avatar Cathy Holland ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We had a function last night. WOW!I will never self cater my own function again.Jan Cranitch from Food with style was an absolute delight to work with. Professional and beautiful yummy food to fill the tummies of all our guests.Thank you … More Jan 10/10
  • Avatar Bonnie Messer ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Had a wonderful fun day with Chef Jan .She is so clever and such a bubbly happyperson. I learnt so much from her as she came to my home and taught me how to organise dinner parties etc.She cooked so many delicious main meal dishes and desserts … More .Very professional.I would highly recommend Chef Jan to anyonewho wants helpful advice on preparing startersmains and desserts
  • Avatar Mary Kitchen ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Chef Jan? What can I say? You really blew us away. Your preparation. Your presentation. The food. Fresh. Fun. Fabulous. What a special night you created for us all. Thank you. Highly recommend asking chef Jan to come to your home for a … More special occasion, to learn a new trick in the kitchen, teach the kids how to cook or just to have a break from cooking yourself. She's a blast! Her food delectable. You will not be disappointed!!
  • Avatar Linda Taylor ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Jan cooked up a delicious storm for our QSSS board last night! Effortless way to have a day of planning topped off with an amazing array of foods with awesome company in a quiet environment for good networking. Highly recommended & … More very affordable.
  • Avatar Simone Bannan ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I celebrated my 50th birthday last night and was overwhelmed by the attention to detail and simply amazing food Jan prepared for us! Everything was delicious and just perfect! If you are thinking about having a private chef cater your event, … More you can’t go past Jan!! Thank you for making my birthday celebration so amazing! ❤️
  • Avatar Jodie Weston ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Jodie – Amazing chef Jan, spreading her knowledge and love of food. Great atmosphere and worth the time to learn something’s new. Looking forward to attending the next class.Tracey -was worth the flight from Melbourne to attend Jan’s cooking … More class with my sister. Just lucky to be an Italian, Vegetarian class. Yummo.Thanks Jan for your time xx
  • Avatar Mrs G ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We had the absolute pleasure of attending a function tonight which was catered by the wonderful and extremely talented Jan from Food With Style. The food was presented beautifully and tasted amazing, so many delicious flavours and you could … More see everything was made with a lot of passion and care. Thank you Jan, it was a night to remember 😊
  • Avatar andrew wood ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Thank you Jan for creating a wonderful feast to celebrate my mother's significant birthday milestone. Jan managed to work around all the family's food preferences and allergies. Excellent communication from the beginning and all … More of us (14) thoroughly enjoyed the 3 course lunch. Would have no hesitation in recommending Jan and Food with Style.
  • Avatar Eve Stansfield ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I want to thank Jan Cranitch and Luxury Lounge Brisbane for helping my partner set up the most magical proposal.
    Jan is an absolute delight and her food is to die for. She was able to cater for my partner and I, even though we have very
    … More different dietary preferences, with ease. She created an exquisite menu with so many yummy things to try. I am still in awe that she was able to pull it all together on location. Couldn’t recommended this brilliant team more!
  • Avatar Danielle Underwood ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Jan's cooking classes are an exquisite culinary experience! Not only does Jan live up to her business name by helping you to create totally Insta-worthy food, she does it with a flair that will bring smiles to even the most reluctant … More of cooks. Not to mention the quality, variety and absolute deliciousness of the food she will guide you to make. If you're looking for a chef who will accommodate all your needs, keep you well-informed and deliver a class that will blow all your expectations out of the water, look no further than chef Jan!
  • Avatar Rosie Albina ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Cooking classes were great fun while being very helpful. It was straightforward and easy to follow and included some really practical tips. It was rewarding at the end to enjoy the food you made. I also loved how Jan included advice relating … More to food preparation and management for example, portion sizes and how to make up a menu. Highly recommend, especially for teens learning about food and cooking.
  • Avatar tracey ramsay ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Jan catered for a beautiful dinner in a fantastic location that had a tiny kitchen. She’s a magician! On top of that, a lot of the ingredients were fresh from her own garden and all done with a friendly, stress free attitude.
  • Avatar Joy Harris ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Jan prepared a fabulous array of food for our group, delicious and served with style, she was professional, but still fun to be with. Can highly recommend 👌
  • Avatar Terri OReilly ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We had an awesome experience. Great for a team building day or an activity with a bunch of friends. We'll be back.
  • Avatar Jane straker ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    When organising my rooftop dinner party, I wondered if I could possibly find the right fit for a fun, yet professional chef. I discovered Jan online, and instantly I knew I’d nailed it. We were on the same page. The menu was planned with … More ease, and Jan promised to deliver. I could relax. Well did chef Jan deliver!!!!
    Her energy and professionalism was amazing! The presentation was stunning, and the food had the WOW factor that is rare nowadays. My guests were blown away! Jan worked well with me, and was flexible, reading the room well ,with timing of food service. She engaged so well with my guests, and we all loved her😘🙏👏👏👏👏👏
  • Avatar SAMANTHA WOOLLEY ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I've never been to a cooking class before, wasn't sure what to expect. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Jan makes you feel so welcome. She's so entertaining and gives you heaps of great tips. You get to join in making absolutely … More delicious food which you get to eat at the end. I couldn't wait to go home and make some of her delicious recipes for my family. Thank you Jan and thanks Lolz for inviting me.
  • Avatar Shannon Pound ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Jan, where do I begin? From initial contact on social media, to our first consult developing a custom menu, all the way up until the event day, you were nothing but friendly and supportive, offering your knowledge and expertise to plan … More the perfect 60th birthday gift. The class itself was entertaining, relaxed, and very informative, but most of all enjoyed by everyone! Your extensive prep and effort that you put in was highly appreciated and reflected by how smoothly the day carried out.Your vast experience and passion for the industry was showcased through your tips, tricks, and advice, including how to cook the same recipes using different methods and ingredients to our own preferences. You broke down the steps in a way that was easy to follow and our guests left feeling confident to try cooking these recipes themselves at home.The icing on the cake was being served our 3 course lunch, rounding out a wonderful day. If you’re looking for a unique and memorable experience to celebrate a special occasion, look no further. Thank you Jan for everything!
  • Avatar Bernie Wallen ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Had an amazing cooking class with Chef Jan. The class was very interactive and loads of fun. She has so many great ideas on how to inspire us in the kitchen without having to be a master chef! Everyone joined in and Jan helped us make … More loads of delicious food for our 3 course meal at the conclusion of the class. Totally amazing experience! I’ll be back again! The Christmas cooking class looks tempting! Thanks Chef Jan, you’ve inspired me to get cooking again!🤗
  • Avatar Samantha Taylor ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Chef Jan catered our daughter’s first birthday party over the weekend and not only was the food delicious, fresh and amazing, she was professional, and went above and beyond my expectations (even helping me with the cake when I experienced … More some difficulties 😂). Our guests were simply gobsmacked and I have no doubt will use Chef Jan for their next special event or a cooking class. Thank you Chef Jan, the day was one we will remember for a lifetime! ❤️
  • Avatar Brittany Ashworth ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Jan is amazing!! Had such a great time doing an interactive cooking class, we were all tired after eating so much food!Jan makes cooking so fun, she is so bubbly and down to earth, I couldn’t recommend her more. Beautiful food staging and … More set up too (very Insta worthy).Thanks again Jan! 👏
  • Avatar Lola Mesken ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I had a brilliant time cooking with Chef Jan. I learnt do much and can't wait to make these easy dinner meals this week. My husband is also excited about the leg ham.Can't wait to do many more classes.Love you Chef Jan.
  • Avatar Courtney Ashworth ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I would highly recommend Jan, she did a cooking class for our corporate team and was knowledgeable, bubbly and well organised. The entire team had a great day and learnt a lot, the food was extremely tasty and it was a great interactive … More experience. Thanks so much Jan!
  • Avatar Sam Hilty ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Jan is an absolute delight! From my first conversation Jan was energetic, curious, passionate and so lovely. She is such a generous a person, with her time and knowledge. We had a family gluten free cooking class yesterday in our home, … More and had a very ambitious menu. We are all quite different, I am a reluctant cook, one teen is curious but inexperienced in the kitchen & the other is passionate and loves to experiment with baking, and my husband is a confident cook. I have no idea how Jan did it, but she identified an individual passion and curiosity, and we each learned skills and developed our cooking confidence in our own way. Additionally, we succeeded with the ambitious menu (plus more) and had an absolute ball. Over breakfast this morning we were discussing what we might like to learn in our next class with Jan. Thank you so much Chef Jan!!!
  • Avatar Jessica Jackson ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Thank you to the amazing Chef Jan for the most wonderful lunch for my husband’s birthday. It was a great surprise for him. I enjoyed planning the menu with you to ensure we had all his favourite foods covered (then a separate menu for myself … More 😂). The quality and presentation of the meals was impeccable and we got to enjoy them from the comfort of home – just brilliant when you’ve got a busy toddler to look after and heavily pregnant!Would highly recommend booking in for a dining experience with Chef Jan! I hope we can do it again one day.
  • Avatar Rachel “RA” A ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    My sister and I had a fun morning attending a cooking demonstration with Jan today.Jan is so passionate about her cooking, gave us some great tips and made everything super easy to understand. Can't wait to try Jan's recipes at … More home and hopefully catch up for one of her workshops next time I'm in town!! Thanks Jan it was lovely to meet you!
  • Avatar Kristy Verner ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Food With Style brings a whole new dimension to food!It's fresh, creative and most importantly delish.Chef Jan has spunk and style when it comes to creating and presenting food, she is calm and patient with cooking classes, more than … More knowledgeable when it comes to pairing foods that not only is it locally sourced but tastes fantastic and my gosh you just can't stop eating the fabulous food you just made!Highly recommend Food With Style if you want an unforgettable experience in dining for 2 or entertaining friends!
  • Avatar Hazel Malone ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I purchased a cooking class for my son for Christmas with Chef Jan. It was fabulous. He had the best fun, learned new skills and nutritional information to share with his mates. I would certainly highly recommend Chef Jan, Food with Style … More 4170 and those gift vouchers 💕
  • Avatar Jillian Pearl ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    had a fantastic afternoon cooking with Chef Jan! she is fabulous with children!! I think I had more fun than my daughter. I can't wait to have her over to cook a nice romantic dinner for two for my hubby's birthday!! Thank you … More Chef Jan.
  • Avatar Moana Robinson ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Jan listens to your needs and over delivers your requests. Jan's passion for food extends to cooking classes for one and she has given me quite a few cooking lessons in my own kitchen…. including a really snazzy way to break an egg, … More how to chop effectively and safely and has shown me many simple recipes that I can cook for my family. I highly recommend Jan Cranitch and Food with Style.
  • Avatar Ravina Krishna ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I recently had a cooking lesson with Jan and found her very passionate, humorous and professional. She works accordingly to one's level of cooking skills. Even if you are an amateur you will be sure to have fun and take away a few … More tips.Highly recommended Jan!
  • Avatar Eliza Parker ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Jan is a life saver for our family. She always makes wonderful food and is so flexible (if I forget ingredients) to still create great family meals. She always has a smile on her face and zest for food and life and is just so enjoyable … More to be around. She is reliable and professional!
  • Avatar Michael Wilson ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We have four teenagers that do not know how to cook and my husband and I work full time so during the holidays we organised chef Jan to teach them to cook. Jan was amazing! She firstly helped them prepare a plan for the meals, took them … More to the supermarket to show them how to shop efficiently, and then the lesson started. They made; bread from scratch, spaghetti bolognese, beef stir fry and steamed vegetables. The children said they enjoyed the lesson and feel confident to cook, at least these meals. We are now encouraging them to explore different meals and take turns to cook for the family at least one night a week.Thanks Jan. We appreciate everything you did and your relaxed approach even with our four high maintenance teenagers!
  • Avatar Michael Gavriel ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    When Jan is cooking up beautiful dishes for customers or family you can truly see her passion for food & local products!From the entire Olympus Cheese team we want to thank you Jan for choosing Olympus and supporting your local artisans.We … More look forward to all of your foodie creations in 2021.
  • Avatar Cara Di Benedetto ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Chef Jan was exceptional! We enjoyed having her in our home, cooking delicious food and providing a great experience! Couldn't recommend her enough.
  • Avatar Amanda Van de Hoef ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Chef Jan is a Master! We have used her services many times and always with outstanding results. In fact our guests alway rave about the food.
  • Avatar Sara Breckenridge ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Jan was an awesome presenter. Fun, interesting, great foodie tips and I love how she supports local businesses. Thank you!
  • Avatar Kat Rowe ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Chef Jan’s class is insightful and witty. The food is great, the presentation is wonderful and the company is superb!! Definitely recommend.
  • Avatar Ana V ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    excellent communication prior to the event, very accommodating and transparent. the event was brilliant- fun and educational, will do it again. highly recommend chef jan!

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Jan Cranitch is an experienced chef with a passion for cooking and sharing her knowledge through bespoke classes. She works with individuals, groups and corporate teams to create unforgettable experiences that combine flavors and premium ingredients to a theme of your choice.

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Jan Cranitch

Hi, I’m Jan Cranitch. I’m a qualified Brisbane-based chef with over 30 years of experience.

In my kitchen, I specialise in Bespoke Cooking. I custom-make everything to suit my clients’ dietary needs and wishes. I like to use all natural, unprocessed ingredients (like fresh ginger, garlic and turmeric) and source local produce where possible to support local suppliers.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my classes will offer valuable tips, tricks and recipes you’ll love. My classes follow a format for food designs that can be easily followed for inspiration with flexibility to create unique dishes for every client – drawing out each student’s creative skills!

I pride myself on helping to build people’s confidence in the kitchen; with boundless fun and free from judgement.