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  • Writer's pictureMike Fishpen

It's Barbecue Season - Time to Hire a Private Chef

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There’s nothing that says summer is here than a barbecue. When the sun is out and the weather is set fair for the weekend, it’s the kind of social event that we all like to gravitate to. Many people do it themselves, of course, dusting off the old barbecue set and running down to the supermarket to buy a whole range of steaks, burgers, buns and booze.

If you want to create a special occasion when you arrange your next Barbecue you may like to consider hiring the services of a private chef. We have a mouthwatering barbecue menu prepared for you so that you can see that this is no ordinary barbecue. Many people think that a private chef wouldn't be up for catering a barbecue, but there is such an art to creating a barbecue, it's something our chefs like to do and gets them out of the kitchen.

Here’s why:

Sit Back and Relax

If you want to enjoy the event and not spend the afternoon rushing about after people or trying to find that burger sauce you bought at the supermarket, a private chef takes all that hassle away. You can simply relax, enjoy the ambience and let your private chef get on with the important business of cooking up a memorable feast.

No Shopping

One of the biggest bug bears of organizing a barbecue is that you have to spend time rushing around the supermarket looking for your food. If you’ve picked a particularly sunny weekend, chances are you’re going to be battling with other customers who are looking for exactly the same thing as you. Letting your chef handle all this makes perfect sense. It will also ensure that you have enough food for the guests that you’ve invited.

Theme Your Barbecue

Hiring a chef means you can decide to have a theme to your barbecue. Perhaps you want a Hawaiian feel or you’re going to specialise in vegetarian or fish dishes. A private chef should be able to cope with a wide range of themes and suggest the right food for your BBQ, something that give your guests an extra special, tasty treat. Most chefs will work with you to find out what kind of dishes you want to serve on the day and they’ll certainly be able to make his or her own interesting suggestions along the way.

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Ensure Quality Food

Of course, one of the main reasons for hiring a professional chef is that you get the quality of food you want. Most of us are good at cooking in the home but catering from 20-30 people at once can definitely be a challenge. You won’t have cold food lying about and those juicy steaks will be perfectly cooked. Mike also has a full selection of delicious vegetarian choices. And you don’t have to worry about poisoning your guests because something is underdone – you have a professional chef on board! You can see all the local suppliers that Mike works with, to ensure your food is locally sourced.

A treat for you & your guests

Hiring a private chef will give your guests a treat – there’s always a little kudos to be had because you have put this kind of effort in. With great food and plenty of drink to whet the appetite of your guests, the chances are you’ll have a memorable barbecue that people will be talking about for some time to come.

A Perfect Holiday Treat

As Mike is based in the Cotswolds, he is a regular chef at many local holiday cottages. Why not end your holiday or family event with a fully catered barbecue with a private chef.

Mike is an Expert

As a South African, you can't ask for better expertise from a private chef catering your barbecue.

If you would like to book a private chef to cater your barbecue, please get in touch to see how we can help.


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