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About Hungry Chefs - Private Chef and Catering Services
Hungry Chefs is a unique catering service specialising in Italian and Mediterranean cooking. We are a couple who work together to ensure you have a seamless and fabulous event. Umberto, the chef, is a Sicilian who has settled in Somerset and Claire will deal with your enquiry and help you plan your event and menu. Umberto is obsessive about giving his customers dishes full of flavour. We can provide multi-course tasting menus, fabulous buffets with vibrant hot and cold food, canapés and antipasti as well as 3 course dining menus.
Our food is vibrant with a focus on the best ingredients and made from scratch. We use locally-sourced, high-welfare produce from Somerset and Devon with the added bonus of Southern Italian specialty ingredients such as Nduja (Calabrian spicy sausage), Fregola (Sardinian giant cous cous) Bottarga (dried tuna fish or mullet roe) and anelletti (Sicilian pasta rings).
Our kitchen is registered with North Somerset Council and has a 5* hygiene rating. All food is transported in professional cool boxes so that the correct temperature is maintained during transit - we can even bring sorbet and gelato. We cover Bristol, Bath, Somerset, the Cotswolds, Devon and more (mileage charges apply).
Talk to us about all your catering needs including dinner parties, buffets, meal delivery, events, canapé and bowl food parties. We also have a large antipasti plank which is a great informal start to a party allowing guests to mingle with drinks and help themselves to arancini (Sicilian risotto balls), bruschette, crostini, olives, grilled Mediterranean vegetables, cheeses and cured meats.
Family and friends celebrations in large, rented accommodation.
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Amazing food, fantastic service, perfect for event
I would highly recommend Hungry Chefs. Claire helped me plan a menu that was exactly right for my 50th birthday with canapés for kids and adults then a lovely main, dessert and cheese for just adults. There was plenty of food, it was all delicious and Claire and Umberto were so efficient, happy and calm, they fitted in to the party perfectly. Nothing was any trouble and they not only prepared the food and the setting but also cleaned up and packed up all the leftovers for us to enjoy he next day!
Such a lovely occasion, I couldn’t recommend more highly.
Couldn't have hoped for a better night!
We had the pleasure of being catered for at our holiday accommodation by Hungry Chefs. It was a special occasion and what a special experience. The food was just simply delicious! We were very impressed with the chef! Both the chef and his wife were really lovely and friendly which made the experience relaxed and enjoyable. They knew when to keep back to let us have our time together and when to come in too. They even left us some extra sorbet palate cleanser which was amazing. If we're down this way again on a break we'll definitely be booking them again. Thanks again to you both!
Lovely people, lovely food, efficient service
We used Hungry Chefs for our 50th Anniversary. Everything went smoothly and we would definitely use again and thoroughly recommend.
Fantastic food and service
Hungry Chefs provided a first class service from start to finish. Communication was excellent from initial contact through discussing our specific requirements and delivery. The food was fantastic as well, so all in all I would highly recommend and will certainly use them again
We booked Umberto and Claire only 10 days in advance to cater for a birthday dinner party, after they responded to an advert I put on to ‘addtoevent.co.uk’. Their communication was really prompt and clear, and their menu had lots of choice - so much so that we struggled to narrow it down to two choices for the party to choose from for each course. They arrived on time and were really friendly and warm, but also professional. The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. We couldn’t have asked for more and wouldn’t hesitate to book them again. Thanks for a great evening!
Thank you so much for fantastic food and service would highly recommend.
Fantastic service nothing was too much and they left the kitchen spotless, not to mention the fact the food was amazing!
Amazing, bespoke, Gluten Free dinner party!
The process to create this amazing menu, all of which was gluten free, was painless and efficient. I truly enjoyed working with Claire to make our dinner party such a success. The quality of ingredients, presentation, service was incredible and I cannot thank these guys enough for making our guest of honour feel truly spoiled. Just to note this was a private dinner party for 11 guests. All was done in a rental property in the Bournemouth area. Hungry Chefs catered this whole event in an unknown kitchen without a problem! A+++
Wonderful 70th birthday meal
We used Hungry Chefs for a special meal to celebrate my Mum's 70th birthday whilst on holiday in Devon. It was a real pleasure booking through Claire who took the time to get to know a little more about our evening, my Mum's background and dietary likes/dislikes. Umberto created a wonderful menu for us and came prepared with all he needed to deliver a truly spectacular meal. Delicious fresh scallops, melt in the mouth lamb and a divine light lemon pud. It was a lovely experience from start to finish. I can highly recommend Hungry Chefs for others out there looking for a delicious, high end meal served in your home.
Thanks again Claire!
Nothing short of Spectacular. Definately Special!
Claire and Umberto were fantastic from start to finish and made our wedding that bit extra special. Having authentic Italian food was a major requirement for us and they certainly delivered. As half of our guests were Italian it was massively important. They listened to all of our requests and made suggestions of their own to help make it a cohesive menu.
They invited us for a tasting in their lovely home and provided a small feast. The Aranchini they made were spot on and just as good, if not better than the ones we used to have in Rome. We have had nothing but excellent feedback from all of the guests and we could not be happier. So much so that we are looking for any excuse to plan another event to book them again.
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