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About Simon Smith Chef
I bring a relaxed professional air to an event. With over 45 years of international experience and a loyal team of excellent staff I can provide a stress free function from a wedding, dinner party or office buffet to a funeral.
My work takes me worldwide and I have a repertoire of cuisines to suit any event.
I specialise in private dinner parties and have a long list of private and corporate clients including:-
I typically cater for fine dining private dinners, corporate events and weddings. Two months of the year I work in St Tropez both on yachts and for private clients in villas.
My clients tend to be food lovers with a desire to experiment. The majority of my work comes from referals
Simon prepared and served canapes followed by a 3 course meal to my family in celebration of my 70th birthday. Prior to the event Simon had contacted me and we discussed the menu and the need to avoid dairy products as I am intolerant to them. Although we knew well in advance what we were getting nothing could have prepared us for the quality and presentation he provided. Everything about the meal was wonderful. I have no reservations at all in recommending Simon to anyone looking for a chef to provide a special meal whatever the occasion.
Simon and Alison provided the cherry on the cake to a perfect weekend.
Simon provided lunch and evening meal for the Saturday of my wife's 40th birthday celebrations. ALL of our guests raved about the food and service.
Before - Booking and comms were great, Simon provide a great selection of choices, being happy to accommodate any individual needs. I had a few changes late on and Simon accommodated these without any fuss.
During - Effortless. They took over the kitchen and all the beautiful food was swiftly served and removed when finished. We had canapés during the drinks reception that Alison served and it was so high end.
After - A great job of cleaning up.
A great couple going above and beyond. Fantastic.
Response from Simon Smith ChefMany thanks for taki
I would recommend Simon and Alison to anyone who is hoping for a stress-free event. Rapid, effective and friendly communication leading up to our home-based dinner party, including multiple negotiations re the menu (and their choice is fantastic). On the day itself they cheerfully took over all the stressful parts ( including clearing a blocked drain!) and cooked, served and cleared up with friendly efficiency. I couldn't believe how little there was left for me to do, apart from enjoy the dinner party! Our guests have demanded contact details and I will definitely be using them again. And their canapes are to die for!
Simon and Alison catered for 40 people for my 60th Birthday Party. They served fantastic canapés followed by a superb buffet and delicious puddings. The food was excellent but the best thing was the lovely manner in which they both interacted. Professional but fun. I could not recommend them more highly if you want good food and great service.
Response from Simon Smith ChefMany thanks for your kind words Pat. You were all very lovely to look after
This was the first time we had used a private chef.
Simon travelled 108 miles to cater for our small get together (of 10 people) and we choose an informal evening and we selected Tapas. Showing that no distance is too far and no number is too small (although we did ask for him to cater for 16 people).
Simon was superb, great food and great service. Simon took all the stress out of the evening from his manners to him washing the last pot after we had finished eating. A great night, I cannot recommend this man highly enough.
We will definitely be using Simon's services again :-)
Response from Simon Smith ChefMany thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review. It was a pleasure to look after you and I look forward to seeing you again
Simon catered for a hen do I was involved in organising and we were all extremely impressed with him. The kitchen in the cottage we had hired wasn't very big but it wasn't a problem and Simon worked around it. He was extremely friendly and professional and the food was all delicious. He even catered for a gluten free member of our party. Definitely would recommend, 5 stars.
Response from Simon Smith ChefMany thanks for your kind words Hannah. It was a pleasure to look after you
Simon and his wife Alison came and catered for a dinner party of 10 at my house. It was for my husbands 50th so I wanted a really special evening. It was! The food was superb (I had chosen it from an extensive menu) and Alison was brilliant at everything she did (serving canapés, serving wine and food, clearing and washing up). Both Simon and Alison were lovely and have a good sense of humour and really added a special touch to our evening. I thoroughly recommend them.
Simon and his wife Alison attended my 40th birthday party for 13 people, providing a delicious 3 course dinner as selected from an extensive and varied menu. They arrived an hour before as promised and we couldn't have wished to meet a more lovely couple. The food was exceptional and beautifully presented. I'm delighted to have booked them, they made the evening very special. I won't hesitate to book them again!
Simon and his lovely wife Allison were fantastic. They arrived and immediately set about creating a very special meal for our family celebration. We were all blown away by the wonderful canapés and food. If you're thinking about using Simon, don't hesitate for a moment. He will make sure whatever you are planning turns into a wonderful (and delicious) occasion!
Simon and Alison travelled a long way for our at any time Birthday evening they did everything from setting up to the dreaded washing up the food was simply out of this world.
A very professional and friendly team who went out of there way to make our night very special the exceed all our expectations I would recommend them
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