Meet Sean from Demaine Artisan profile and one of our private chefs available to book here on Poptop. Sean has been a PRO member since April, which has helped him to gain 29 bookings within the last 6 months, 7 of these from the newly launched Instant Quotes!

We recently interviewed Sean for our series of articles entitled ‘Ones To Watch’. These focus on suppliers who are relatively new to Poptop and are engaging with our site successfully, getting bookings on our platform in a short period of time! 

Tell me a little about yourself and Demaine Artisan?

I grew up in a sleepy little village, and fell into cookery after getting a wash up job at a local pub, I trained at a classical french college for 3 years and then set about my culinary adventures, having stints at a company that cooked food for private jets and also on a well known channel 4 TV program. I settled into a head chef position at a gastropub and stayed there for a long 10 years, firmly putting it on the map. After this, I decided it was time to branch out on my own as a private chef, and Demaine artisan was born ..(enter Poptop!)

You haven’t been with Poptop that long and you already have 29 bookings, any tips for new suppliers?

My top tip to secure more bookings on Poptop would be to research what other suppliers are doing in your area/chosen field. Think about what are you attracted to and what does not excite you. Decide what could give you an edge over your competitors, and implement it.

How has membership benefited you on Poptop?

Poptop provided me with my first private chef booking back in February this year! Consequently, I have had a fair few bookings since.

Sean was fantastic! He came to the house and cooked us a totally delicious brunch with fruit platters, pastries and a full english each for 17 people – he was totally calm and collected and it meant we could all enjoy our morning together and not worry about cooking (or cleaning up!). Could not recommend using Sean more.

Chloe Wise

How have you found using Poptop and the help provided by the Poptop team?

The team at Poptop have always been on hand to promptly answer any questions. I think I have spoken with quite a few of them now, and everybody is super friendly!

The instant quote packages have been a god-send for time-saving, as I have gotten busy so much quicker than I expected, and whilst still quite new, the future potential is huge!

What do you like the most about your job?

The aspect I like most about my job is the variety of events that I get to cater for, and the wonderful properties that I get to visit, no two jobs are the same.

I can see you have numerous Instant Quote packages available, how do you feel about the new system?

The instant quote packages have been a god-send for time-saving, as I have gotten busy so much quicker than I expected, and whilst still quite new, the future potential is huge!

What’s the strangest event you have supplied?

One of the strangest was in a forest in Ross on Wye in amongst a full-scale Lazer tag game with smoke grenades going off all around whilst I cooked in a pop-up kitchen, this doesn’t happen every day. Other notables this year we’re an Asian Street Food event for 400 people and a proposal dinner for 2 (she said yes!).

Follow this link to learn more about Instant Quote feature, you can find video tutorials, supplier testimonials and tips and tricks for the best packages!

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