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Hire a Private Chef to create the perfect dinner party, doing all the hard work so you can focus on your guests! Be it a posh dinner party, a girl's night in or even christmas dinner, a private chef will ease your worries and cook up a storm. The intimate nature of this service allows you to customise the menu to your taste ensuring you have an unforgettable night of culinary splendour. Use Add to Event's free service to find and book the best Private Chef in your area.
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Simon Smith Chef provides a bespoke private chef service throughout the UK and Europe. With nearly half a century of international chef experience and a loyal team of long-term staff, Simon Smith Chef can provide a high quality catering service with world-renowned taste and professional levels of organisation. Able to cater any size of event from a private dinner party to a corporate event, Simon is able to rise to the task - as he did for clients such as British Airways, Jaguar and several British Embassies.
What do you need to know from an organiser in order to provide a comprehensive quote?
To give you a professional quote I need to know the date, what sort of catering you are looking for and the venue type. In addition, I would like to know approximately how many guests and whether it is an inside or outside event. It is also helpful to know if there are any facilities on site.
What advice would you give to a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would advise asking a private chef for references and testimonials in addition to how long they had been operating. I would take great care in looking at the website, especially any photos to see what standards are being adhered to. I would also ask if they can operate in a bespoke manner rather than working off lists and menus A, B and C etc.
Please tell us a little bit about how and why you started the business.
I set up Simon Smith Chef after selling my restaurant which I had run for 26 years. I felt I wanted more variety and to work with one customer at a time rather than a whole restaurant full. I now work abroad a lot, providing top end private work around Europe and the UK which allows me to use great ingredients in every country
Please tell us about a booking you've had through Add to Event, how did it go? Would you recommend us to others?
I have had many bookings from Add to Event and each and every one has been fantastic. I work on every event personally and it allows me to pick and choose what I want to do and when. All my reviews have been 5 star which I think reflects the amount of time and effort I put into every job. With 40 years of experience there aren't many jobs I haven't done or places I haven't worked.
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About Booking a Private Chef
Anniversaries, birthdays or Christmas celebrations are the perfect excuse for dinner with friends and loved ones. If you don’t want the hassle of preparing and serving the food, private chef hire will take the pressure off and give you time to spend enjoying your guests company. A tailored menu can be created, catering for any special requests or dietary requirements, or let your chef delight guests with a set menu of delicious, seasonal or locally sourced dishes. Private chefs can also cater for larger events and bring a team along with them to serve and clear up. This impressive option offers an exclusive and very personalised dining experience. To find a private chef who can cater for your event, browse below and complete a free quote request form.