5 star production kitchen in Lichfield

Simon Smith Chef

I provide a personal, bespoke service and work personally on every event from start to finish to ensure you get the perfect result.

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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:-
British Airways
Jaguar
Rolls Royce
British Embassies

57 Shortbutts lane
Lichfield
Staffordshire
WS14 9BU

Typical Clients

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

Reviews

5
10 reviews
5

Fantastic food, and service. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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  • Reviewed by Craig H
  • Event Date: 11th Nov 2017
  • Event Type: Birthday Party
Quality of service: 
5
Communication: 
5
Value for money: 
5

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.

Supplier's Response

Many thanks for taki

5

Absolutely great -would highly recommend to anyone

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  • Reviewed by Gina R
  • Event Date: 30th Sep 2017
  • Event Type: Birthday Party
Quality of service: 
5
Communication: 
5
Value for money: 
5

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!

5

Brilliant food and personal service

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  • Reviewed by Patricia W
  • Event Date: 1st Jul 2017
  • Event Type: Birthday Party
Quality of service: 
5
Communication: 
5
Value for money: 
5

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.

Supplier's Response

Many thanks for your kind words Pat. You were all very lovely to look after

5

Fantastic Service & Fabulous Food

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  • Reviewed by Alyson S
  • Event Date: 29th Apr 2017
  • Event Type: Unspecified Event
Quality of service: 
5
Communication: 
5
Value for money: 
5

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 :-)

Supplier's Response

Many 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

5

Excellent food and service!

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  • Reviewed by HANNAH T
  • Event Date: 1st Apr 2017
  • Event Type: Hen Party
Quality of service: 
5
Communication: 
5
Value for money: 
5

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.

Supplier's Response

Many thanks for your kind words Hannah. It was a pleasure to look after you

5

Brilliant chef and lovely man

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  • Reviewed by Emma U
  • Event Date: 18th Mar 2017
  • Event Type: Birthday Party
Quality of service: 
5
Communication: 
5
Value for money: 
5

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.

5

Highly recommended!

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  • Reviewed by Victoria B
  • Event Date: 8th Oct 2016
  • Event Type: Birthday Party
Quality of service: 
5
Communication: 
5
Value for money: 
5

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!

5

Wonderful food and fantastic service!

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  • Reviewed by Michelle S
  • Event Date: 2nd Jul 2016
  • Event Type: Birthday Party
Quality of service: 
5
Communication: 
5
Value for money: 
5

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!

5

A Brilliant Night

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  • Reviewed by Mike S
  • Event Date: 9th Jun 2016
  • Event Type: Birthday Party
Quality of service: 
5
Communication: 
5
Value for money: 
5

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

5

Wonderful evening

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  • Reviewed by Janice C
  • Event Date: 19th May 2016
  • Event Type: Birthday Party
Quality of service: 
5
Communication: 
5
Value for money: 
5

Excellent communication, a thorough understanding of what we wanted to achieve. This birthday celebration was in a rented holiday home with many 16th century quirks and challenges including a tiny kitchen but Simon and his team were punctual, calm, charming and innovative and produced a fantastic meal. We had a wonderful evening.

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