About Our Founder
Chef Bayma's passion for cooking was born under both her Sicilian and Brasilian grandmothers' feet as a child and carried on throughout her professional career. Starting at age 13 at a mom-and-pop's pizzeria, to working through college at a law firm and Central Florida's largest catering company, she always found herself surrounded by the motivational and supportive mentors a young professional deserves.
Chef Vanessa Bayma has been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. Built from the ground up, her successful consulting and events firm – CBC Consultancy and Events, FZE collaborates with The Planning Hq, LLC in the UAE and KSA. This allows CBC to not only her to provide our clients with bespoke F&B consultation and Event Management Services here in the UAE but extending to KSA like never before provided in the region.
Chef Bayma's ambition and curiosity have driven her to discover new aspects to her cooking style and she is always on the lookout for new things. She has always been fascinated with flavor combinations and experimental cooking to satisfy her clients' palates and specific dietary needs. To date, Chef Bayma has worked with multiple HNWI and members of the royal family in both KSA and UAE, Football and reality TV Stars, as well as major corporations such as Mastercard and General Mills. She has assisted her clients in numerous F&B and event concepts in the UAE, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, Korea, and the United States. She continues to provide VVIPs bespoke services on their vacation yachts and homes each summer in the Mediterranean.
Chef Bayma has gained numerous outstanding achievements, such as winning 2022 Top Caterer Middle East list, Mastercard priceless live-stream cooking shows, Directing all F&B activations for Red Sea International Film Festival 2022, directing the VVIP F&B sector of the MDL Beast Music festival 2019, designing menus for Cartier private viewing experiences, directing and the F&B operations for Michael Khors Royal private viewings, refereeing in the popular TV show "Kitchen Killadi", Panel Discussions at Gulfood, Two Silver Medals at the Golden Torque ME, orchestrating Michelin Chef VVIP dining experiences in KSA, to name a few. She is board-certified with the London City and Guilds, a member of the Emirates Culinary Guild, and an active member of The Dubai Chef Collective.
With a flair for showmanship and a sharp business sense, Chef Bayma has developed her talents and passions to deliver the best to her clients and their customers.