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Planning a Dinner Party – Why You Need a Private Chef

Updated: May 17


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So lockdown is easing and we all want to get back out into the world, whether it’s getting back out to your favourite bars and restaurants or hosting a dinner party at home, and having a big group over. You’ve got a backlog of invites to catch up on, yes? So how can you keep on top of everything and give your friends and family a special evening to remember? Restaurant or at home dining?


The answer of course is at home dining and to hire a private chef for your dinner party. Mike Fishpen and his team of personal chefs are waiting to entertain you with delicious feasts from a standard three course menu to maybe something a bit more special with a six course taster menu. You can stay safely at home, whilst experiencing restaurant quality food with friends and family, and enjoy the best of both worlds. Why not take a look at our sample menus here, you won’t be disappointed.



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You might think hiring a private chef is expensive, but compare the cost to a night out in a restaurant or the time and expense of sourcing food and preparing for a dinner party at home, you will see that it is money well spent. Also don’t forget the price of wine in restaurants. You have the opportunity to choose your own wine to pair with each course of your dinner party and avoid expensive corkage charges – win win!


Just imagine how easy and relaxing it is to have a personal chef in your home to come and cook for you. They will take care of all the shopping, cooking and cleaning up afterwards, leaving you free to entertain your guests. Maybe you pretend you are doing it all yourself and make people think you are dinner party superhero!



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As well as all the cooking, we help you with the overall presentation of each meal. Our experience of providing personal chef services for dinner parties means we can transform your dining room with our expert knowledge of place settings. We can also work with your florist of choice for that extra special finishing touch. We work with your place settings and cutlery.


Worried about choosing a meal that everyone likes? If you have had a look at our delicious sample menus and think ‘ooh, I am not sure if mum will like those choices’, don’t worry. Mike will work with you to pick a menu that everyone will love and keep talking about for years to come.



Now, we have talked about the fact that your personal chef will do all the shopping for you. But don’t forget all the connections that Mike has. You can rest assured that your food will be locally sourced wherever possible, Mike can tell you the provenance of what is on every plate. So it will be local, fresh and guaranteed delicious. Based in the beautiful Cotswolds, Mike has an abundance of choice, when it comes to choosing fresh food for your dinner party. You can see more about our suppliers on our partners page.


Finally, let’s not forget that you will be creating an evening that will be the envy of all your friends and family. We haven’t been able to celebrate for a long time, so why not plan a special event with Mike Fishpen private chef?


Please get in touch for a quote to see how we can transform your dinner party at home.


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