For perfect dinner parties and home cooking,you can hire a British personal chef,to cook for you in your own kitchen.
I travel and cook all over England and Europe to fulfill the culinary needs of clients of all types.
Its easy to
find a Personal Chef in the UK today. I was the first here in 1994 and have been madly promoting the profession ever since.
Previously a caterer and restaurant owner for many years. Then my husband and myself spent years in private service as Chef and Butler.
We once owned a very famous delicatessen and cheese purveyors selling home made gourmet foods specifically for home and business entertaining.
I started Personal Chef UK Ltd, specifically to cater for the needs of our growing clientelle.
There were many companies doing outside catering and in home catering but few would take on the smaller catered dinner party or buffet, and certainly few who work bespoke to the clients wishes..
there used to be executive chefs who cooked exeutive lunches and many 'ladies who cooked' who would poach a salmon for your evening of home entertainment.
The Cordon Bleu chef began to make headway in the late 70's when schools such as Lieth's and Cordon Bleu had their heyday.
Today the English Personal Chef is beginning to make headway in all areas of the UK.
Please don't think all personal chefs are the same. I have trained a good number and have been approached by thousands. Most will never make the grade because this is a very special industry.
Skills that cannot be learned in restaurant kitchens are the most problematical when trying to train and launch a new personal chef.
Restaurant Chefs often find it hard to adapt to freezer filling, meal replacement and general family cooking. A good home chef must have had some experience as a Private Chef working in house for a family for at least two years in order to understand the difference between private customers and restaurant clientel.
There is no place for the Ramsey style tantrums or high horse capers when working for private clients..especially when one of the geusts is late and the whole dinner has to be put on hold for an hour, you cannot go chucking client's food in the bin in a rage!
Home Entertaining is making a big comeback. Costwise it is on a par with going out, without all the hassle of driving, parking, babysitters etc and not being able to enjoy a drink with your meal.
Many of my clients make a whole weekend of the event including a chef to cook the evening dinner, Breakfast and A light lunch before clearing up and leaving all spic and span. The chef will even make a wonderful cake or scones for tea and a loaf of bread if you wish.
Themed Dinners have become very popular especially for Hen Nights, Murder Mystery dinners too. Great fun and even more so when the menu is designed to fit the theme,
When you hire a chef you need to be completely confident that you will not be let down or your geusts disapointed. A chef to cook at your home is like a member of your own staff for that day. Making your dinner party extra special with no hassle or worry for you, when you have a regular arrangement your chef becomes like a trusted friend
Whether you book someone as a home cook or a gourmet chef you can be sure that your wishes are adhered to and your kitchen is left like a new pin.
An experienced home chef knows your needs and can understand your instructions. Many Personal Chefs who have had a good number of years experience have more recipes and abilities than the majority of restaurant chefs. Also they can create the dishes in your own kitchen without special equipment or cooking facilities. Any extra special items will be brought by the chef.
The English Personal Chef is a delight to work with. Whatever the style or origine of the menu.
"t is a privilege to be connected with such an inspiration. Fay is wonderful, she rolls up her sleeves and gets on with whatever needs doing, she is open, she is a lady."
Thanking you so very much for all your fantastic work yesterday. We’ve had nothing but positive comments regarding the food and layout. “best barbeque ever”.
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