Hilary M - I can't recommend Sean and his team highly enough. He gave us - us being three generations of one family - a motley crew including 2 toddlers and three children - a memorable 4 course dinner to celebrate my 70th birthday. He managed a holiday kitchen with all its failings - only complaining once that there was nowhere to warm the plates - and presented us with food that was not only beautifully presented, but most importantly tasted delicious. He gave us alternatives for the children and tweaked my suggestions to improve the menu. He made fresh bread, doughnuts for the children with a lovely chocolate dipping sauce and presented lamb three ways for our main course - a real treat. From the ham terrine amuse bouche, to the most delicious lemon pudding I have ever tasted, the food was amazing.
Lastly the young ladies who waited on us and cleared the kitchen leaving it immaculate were the icing on the cake. Thanks Sean for a wonderful meal. Let me know when you open your restaurant so I can be first in the queue!
Elaine S - We had a dinner party for 10 people what a night! We were so impressed with Sean. Such a nice guy and so relaxed . This was a great idea ..... No stress! For me !
The food was outstanding . Canapés were scrummy and guests particularly liked the Thai chicken lollipops .! Our scallops for starters were delicious and our sirloin of beef fillets were lovely and tender. Dessert's were fab and we were eating the Passion Fruit Torte the following day ! We also love the amuse bouche which Sean included.
I would highly recommend Sean to anyone , his professionalism was outstanding and produced some fantastic food , flavours and presentation to our home. Easy to work with and also helped us with knowledge to source good wines to accompany his delights.
Thank you Sean for bringing Michelin stars to our home , our guests were so impressed and I was impressed my kitchen was all so clean and tidy !
Mel C - We had an absolutely amazing time having our own private chef for the late afternoon/early evening, from start to finish it was truly memorable. We opted for a 3 course meal of which Sean designed a menu tailored to our needs and budget. Baked from scratch and in the comforts of our lodge we started off with warm artisan bread and a thai inspired amuse bouche (we changed it from crab to chicken dumplings). Everyone thoroughly enjoyed this course, very different to what we were expecting and the flavours were intense!
The starter consisted of a three cheese souffle with a walnut and watercress dressing – very light and subtle. The walnuts really complimented the dish. For mains we had beef which was cooked in a water bath for a couple of hours, rested and then cooked in front of us – scored a couple of tips for cooking the perfect steak. Fondant potatoes, beetroot cooked in a variety of ways and thyme smoked black garlic completed the dish which was beautifully plated.
A chocolate & salted caramel delice with smashed cinder toffee, chocolate soil and chambord mousse with edible flowers was served up for dessert. Wow! Heaven on a plate! Sean spied our chambord and said “I’ve an idea, can I use some of your chambord”. Less than 15 minutes later he had whipped up another element. Fantastic to see! It was a brilliant experience and one I certainly will do again.
Pete & family - You and Nathan cooked for us last Saturday evening in Snainton, for Cath's 60th birthday. We were all left in awe at the fabulous dinner you created, and Cath has still not got over what a wonderful surprise it was! We can't tell you how much fun it was for us all to undertake the Murder Mystery game, whilst eating such a delicious meal. Very many thanks, and we would highly recommend you to anyone, do please add our comments to your reviews. Don't be surprised if you hear from us in the future, we would love you to cook for us again, it was tremendous.
Jordan, J - Sean and Nathan prepared dinner for our party of ten in celebration of my wife's 60th birthday. Two nicer guys you couldn't wish to meet. The table was set out beautifully and we were presented with four imaginative courses of some of the tastiest fayre we have had the privilege to sample. Food was complimented perfectly by wines suggested by Sean. We and our guests had a superb evening and we all hope that we will have the opportunity to enjoy Sean’s culinary skills again in the not too distant future.
Kirsty, Lancashire - We hired Sean to attend our holiday cottage during a weekend break and cook for us as part of a birthday surprise for my mum. Having never hired a private chef before, I was unsure what to expect, however I couldn't of asked for a better experience.
From the moment I made contact with Sean he was accommodating, approachable and offered different options for the more fussier mouths. The evening was fantastic, he didn't allow us to lift a finger. Despite cooking in difficult conditions due to the majority of the cooking appliances not working in the holiday cottage, Sean handled it professionally, and the food was outstanding. I wouldn't of blamed him for not continuing. Any else would of given up in those circumstances, but Sean was determined to ensure it didn't ruin the evening.
We were truly looked after by Sean and his Sous Chef and the food was unbelievable. It really was to die for. I couldn't of asked for better food or service, it really was memorable.
Thank you Sean for a fantastic evening, and the food you kindly left us for the following day went down a treat.
Sharon K - Sean and his team recently catered for my 50th birthday at Melmbery Hall in Cumbria. Sean was a great find and is totally professional and a pleasure to work with.
Before the event Sean presented a number of options and together we came up with the perfect menu for our occasion. During the planning stages Sean was very easy to work with, flexible and open to our specific requirements.
On the day of the event Sean and his team arrived totally prepared; even the surprise Aga did not fluster them! The dining experience was formal but relaxed with great attention to detail and spot on for our requirements.
All the courses were superbly executed and well presented; fine dining at it’s best!
We are used to eating/producing excellent food through our own business and Sean totally delivered, a very talented chef who we would recommend to anyone.
Holly B - I have to say having Sean cater my event was brilliant. The food was fantastic and all the guests were blown away with the taste and presentation of his dishes. Sean made an evening meal and a brunch for us and it was all delicious. Sean works in a professional manner and was great to have around. I highly recommend him!
Richard J. - All of the food was beautifully presented and tasted fantastic. Sean was polite, informative and respectful. He took the time to explain the ingredients of each dish and the cooking methods. I would highly recommend Sean to anyone looking to hire a private chef. My wife and I had a fantastic evening thanks to Sean.
Faye B - Thanks for a great night! Sean cooked amazing Mexican themed food at our house for our hen party of 14- what a brave man! Everything was delicious, well presented, very generous portion-wise and brilliant value for money. Thanks again- I would definitely recommend him for your parties!
Cheryl S - Had an absolutely fantastic meal tonight for my husbands birthday with friends. Sean listened to what we wanted from the evening, suggested a great menu, delivered an absolutely excellent meal better than any restaurant we have visited in a long time and even cleared up the kitchen afterwards! Brilliant-can't wait to book him for the next event!
Craig D - Recently used this company following some some real problems with other Chefs. From first talk I was totally at ease and could trust them. Delivered all service session flawlessly with excellent food quality. Would definitely recommend and use again !!! Thanks again.
Margaret P - The photos say it all, highly recommended, fabulous food & friendly service
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