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About Claire's Kitchen
Established reputation as a private caterer which began in 1992. I am passionate about food and have catered for exclusive lunches, dinner parties and events, including weddings and christenings, with high profile, executive, Royalty and celebrity guests here in London and New York.
Author of Claire’s Kitchen; rated in the top 10 cookbooks of 2011 by the London Evening Standard. Project managed the entire self-publishing lifecycle from artistic direction to hiring skilled art director, editor and photographer.
Assisted in the running of culinary masterclasses at the coveted Divertimenti cooking school. Now runs regular private cooking lessons and demonstrations, by appointment only.
Directed catering for events where guests included CEO of high street banking brand, government officials, television and film celebrities, and the most senior members of the church.
Other highlights: Asprey art opening (2015) for 200 guests; Ascot wedding (2013) for 120 guests; private game shoots in Andalucía, Spain, for three consecutive years (1995 – 1998); major fashion house events, including Dior (New York, 2004); Conde Nast travel event held in Temple of Dendur at Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 2004) for 300 guests.
I provide a thoroughly professional service for all the food, a team of professional waiting staff, crockery hire for any event up to 150 people. I have 30 years experience and can create a menu to suit your occasion, needs and budget.
"Claire is an imaginative and creative cook , with many years of experience behind her, and we have found her dinner party food to be extremely popular with our guests. She is very pleasant to work with is most helpful with the menus , international cuisine menus and delicious desserts! She accomodates all dietary requirements and is practical and helpful.
Claire is efficient and businesslike and I have no hesitation recommending her wonderful cooking and services"
" I can confirm that Claire Caminada has worked for clients of mine over the last few years. Claire is a highly skilled chef and furthermore she is reliable, discreet, dependable and a good communicator. She is discreet and works well with other household staff and is happy to be flexible to the clients needs. I am always happy to use Claire for my clients and consider her a valuable employee who consistently achieved good results and delivers all expectations." Caroline Baker LTD
Claire delivered precisely what she had offered
A range of canapés were cooked on site and produced at a steady rate over 45 minutes. The main dishes - excellent Navarin of Lamb and Sicilian Caponata - for 40 were ready at exactly the appointed time
Her two assistants provided excellent service and did not leave until everything was clean and tidy.
Thank you to Claire for a fabulous lunch she made for our office wellbeing day. Claire catered for 60 of us and prepared some delicious healthy salads, quiches, and sides and everyone absolutely loved them. Healthy, homemade, nourishing food that we all enjoyed, highly recommend. Went down a storm! Thanks again Claire!
Claire catered for my 30th birthday lunch. She was very responsive to all my messages and helped me plan my meal, with great recommendations. The food was totally delicious, all my guests messaged me afterwards to say how amazing the food was. Thank you Claire for making my 30th summer lunch such a success!
Thank you Claire!
Claire from Claire’s Kitchen provided us with a three course dinner for a small family gathering. We couldn’t have been more happy with the food and service she provided. She prepared and served our meal and even took the time to take some family photos which we all really appreciated. She took the stress out of the evening and allowed me to have the most enjoyable and relaxing time. I would highly recommend her services and I wouldn’t have even found her if I hadn’t used Add to Event.
30th Wedding Anniversary Canapé Party
It's hard to find words how amazing all of the 15 canapés were. The tastes and presentation were exquisite. Extremely Professional yet personal staff. My very white kitchen was left immaculate when they left. My family and friends were sufficiently fed and watered, thank you so much for making our celebration run so smoothly. I need another excuse to have another party to get you all back again........Highly recommended by all of us :)
Great experience, would recommend
Food was excellent which was the most important thing but on top of that, Claire was really flexible with our requests and worked with us to set up a menu that fit our budget and requirements for the day. She was always available and quick to answer any request - would definitely recommend.
Claire, at very very short notice managed to pull it out of the the bag for me with a small groups of friends on a long over due catch-up. She created an amazing 4 course menu and catered for a veggies that was fresh, tastey and beautifully presented. What Claire produced out done what any of London’s finest restaurants could have produced, and helped make a very special evening for us all!
Claire was great! Superb service, food and great value. Will definitely be eating her food again in the future!
An evening with Claire
Claire and Carla came to my home and created the most stellar event. Claire created the most exquisite feast. All the guests raved and asked for her details. Carla deftly juggled late guests and all the moving parts. I can’t imagine considering another chef for private events. Claire is simply wonderful.
Fab food and friendly efficient service.
Claire created a well presented and delicious buffet for a birthday. Portion sizes were generous and more than enough for my family of big eaters! Thank you Claire.
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