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Hire a Private Chef in London

Hiring a private chef in London is a great way to spice things up for your party, as food is one of the most important elements of any event. At Poptop we have a wide range of private chef menus in London available to book for any occasion, from large events to birthday parties.

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Private Chef Menus in London

Choose from a selection of multi-course menus, featuring Indian, French, Italian, Asian, Fusion, British and more cuisines. Our catalogue includes more than 170 of the best professional private chefs in London, with price per person ranging from £25 to £98. Each private chef on Poptop will provide the necessary ingredients to cook a delicious meal using the kitchen facilities you have in your home, as well as leave your place spotless at the end of the night.

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Modern European Sharing 'Feasting with Friends' Private Dining
🎉 New to Poptop

Modern European Sharing 'Feasting with Friends' Private Dining

Unrivaled skills honed in the best cooking schools in the UK, leaving you with an experience you’ll remember forever (without you lifting a finger).

 
from £34 / per person
Truly Unforgettable Ethiopian Fusion Experience
🎉 New to Poptop

Truly Unforgettable Ethiopian Fusion Experience

Experience a three-course modern Ethiopian with a twist. We promise to go above and beyond your expectations with both our service and food.

 
from £75 / per person
Chef's 5-Course Deluxe Modern European and Asian Menu
5( 1 review )

Chef's 5-Course Deluxe Modern European and Asian Menu

We are offering a delicious Chef's 5 Course Deluxe Menu witch will be cooked un the comfort of your own home or your chosen venue.

 
from £114 / per person
Asian Combination Small Plates Menu
🎉 New to Poptop

Asian Combination Small Plates Menu

This delightful 5-course meal, which can, of course, be changed based on dietary requirements, will take you through various flavor profiles and is essential for any serious foody.

 
from £90 / per person
Stunning 4-Course Meal with Smoked Lamb & Masala Mash
🎉 New to Poptop

Stunning 4-Course Meal with Smoked Lamb & Masala Mash

With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry my cooking is inspired by my French training, Indian heritage and living in London.

 
from £65 / per person
Modern Fine Dining British Menu
5( 1 review )
• 2 bookings

Modern Fine Dining British Menu

A seasonal fine dining experience making the most of my favourite autumnal ingredients found in Britain and abroad.

 
from £90 / per person
European Style 3-Courses with Roast Duck Breast
5( 14 reviews )
• 30 bookings

European Style 3-Courses with Roast Duck Breast

On the day a friendly and efficient team will arrive to set up everything according to your specification. All you need to do is enjoy.

 
from £47 / per person
Festive Dinner featuring Traditional Roasted Organic Turkey
5( 14 reviews )
• 30 bookings

Festive Dinner featuring Traditional Roasted Organic Turkey

On the day professional chefs will arrive 2-4 hours in advance of your dinner time. We will serve the food and explain each course. After dinner, we will leave your kitchen clean and tidy.

 
from £70 / per person
French Inspired Menu with Grilled Octopus To Start
5( 3 reviews )

French Inspired Menu with Grilled Octopus To Start

Allow us to take your tastebuds to France with this delicious menu filled with the authentic flavours of France.

 
from £63 / per person
A Mediterranean Medley of Traditional Greek Delights
5( 8 reviews )
• 2 bookings

A Mediterranean Medley of Traditional Greek Delights

Share the food of the Gods with your friends and family and enjoy this moreish Mediterranean feast in the comfort of your own home.

 
from £60 / per person
Decadent Dining Including Fresh Poached Lobster & Pan Fried Rack of Lamb
5( 8 reviews )
• 2 bookings

Decadent Dining Including Fresh Poached Lobster & Pan Fried Rack of Lamb

Enjoy a dazzling dining experience with this gourmet menu, prepared with passion to enjoy with friends and family.

 
from £65 / per person
Magnificent 3-Course Menu with a Modern Twist
5( 13 reviews )
• 17 bookings

Magnificent 3-Course Menu with a Modern Twist

Book now and look forward to an amazing and unforgettable experience for you and your guests that you will remember!

 
from £70 / per person
Italian Inspired Menu with Milanese Risotto
5( 13 reviews )
• 17 bookings

Italian Inspired Menu with Milanese Risotto

Enjoy the tastes of Italy at home with this delicious four-course meal, the perfect way to celebrate your next event.

 
from £70 / per person
Delicious 8-Course Fine Dining Menu
5( 13 reviews )
• 17 bookings

Delicious 8-Course Fine Dining Menu

Book now and look forward to an amazing and unforgettable experience for you and your guests that will last.

 
from £125 / per person
Divine, Tasty & Beautiful 6-Course Tasting Menu
5( 13 reviews )
• 17 bookings

Divine, Tasty & Beautiful 6-Course Tasting Menu

Book now and look forward to an amazing and unforgettable experience for you and your guests that will last for a long time!

 
from £99 / per person
Authentic Dining Experience With Curry Goat & Jerk Chicken
4.80( 5 reviews )
• 7 bookings

Authentic Dining Experience With Curry Goat & Jerk Chicken

We offer you a delicious meal filled with the authentic flavours and colours of the beautiful Caribbean!

 
from £50 / per person
3-Course Festive Menu with Canapes
5( 8 reviews )
• 12 bookings

3-Course Festive Menu with Canapes

Start the festive season with our 3-course meal with canapés, handcrafted using locally sourced ingredients for the freshest taste.

 
from £50 / per person
3-Course Dinning Handcrafted Using Locally Sourced Ingredients
5( 8 reviews )
• 12 bookings

3-Course Dinning Handcrafted Using Locally Sourced Ingredients

Celebrate in style with our 3-course meal handcrafted using locally sourced ingredients for the freshest taste.

 
from £60 / per person

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9 Course Luxury Tasting Menu

4.83( 100 reviews )
• 228 bookings

Everything will be prepared, cooked, and presented to a high standard, as I want to share with you my cooking experience from master chef professionals. We'll create a delicious nine-course meal for you and your guests to enjoy in the comfort of your own home or chosen venue. Enhance your dinner party experience with excellent food from Matei, it's sure to be a triumph with your guests!

About supplier

With over 25 years of experience in the kitchen, chef and cook author Matei Baran has a passion for sourcing unique and high-quality produce to create a gastronomical treat for the senses.

from £99 / per person
9 Course Luxury Tasting Menu

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Reviews for Private Chef Menus in London

Read verified reviews from real clients, who booked with Poptop in London

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Fee S
• 17 July 2021

Booked with Poptop

Stefano, our chef, was brilliant. So attentative and the dishes were wonderful. Catering to a gluten free, veggie and nut allergy with no issues at all. Really happy
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Alex C
• 02 December 2021

Booked with Poptop

Amazing experience, top quality food, time between courses was just right and to top it off the kitchen was left spotless and dishwashers loaded. Would recommend for a corporate or home dinner party…
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Lauren M
• 19 June 2021

Booked with Poptop

The service was friendly and professional and the food was divine. A wonderful surprise for my partner’s 40th birthday and treat for our guests. I can’t fault Liam in any way and would highly recomme…
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John W
• 29 November 2019

Booked with Poptop

Such a nice man. We had James cook for 8 of us in a house that we was renting for the weekend. A first class job with all the food freshly prepared and cooked. Thanks so much. John and Hilary.
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Suzanne W
• 07 October 2020

Booked with Poptop

An amazing meal, cooked to perfection and enjoyed by all of us, even fussy kids. James even cleared up, loaded the dishwasher and put it on. A great way to celebrate hubby's birthday
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Jimmy R
• 15 August 2020

Booked with Poptop

Kieran and his team were absolutely fantastic from start to finish - From the initial consultation, to design on the menu and suggestions made, to the execution on the day, everything was faultless! …

Private Chef Menus in cities of Greater London

Putney(120)
Ealing(119)
Fulham(119)

More cities and towns we cover:

Bethnal Green
Chelsea
Deptford
Finsbury
Friern Barnet
Hornsey
Kensal Town
Kensington
Marylebone
Penge
Poplar
Southgate
Stepney
West Ham
Westminster
Willesden

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to hire a private chef in London?

If you want to hire a private chef in London, the price starts from £31 for one person. To find out an instant price for your whole event and find an available chef, you can fill in the form on the website.

What if I have special dietary requirements?

Our private chefs have options for people who don’t eat meat, eggs, gluten, dairy products, etc. Once you have chosen a service you like, you can find any information about dietary requirements in the description. You can also discuss dishes with the supplier if you want to customise your menu, e.g. remove onions or nuts from the menu.

How much time does it take to cook the dishes?

The preparation time can vary from 1 hour up to several hours. It depends on the number of courses and their complexity. The personal chefs on Poptop always indicate the time that they need for setup in their service description.

What equipment is required?

Despite the complexity of some menus and dishes, a standard kitchen is enough for a chef at home to cook anything. You can find more details in each service description. If you have any doubts, you can contact your private chef and ask for more details.

Who buys the ingredients if I hire a private chef in London?

When you hire a private chef in London on Poptop, you don’t need to worry about providing any ingredients. The chef will supply all ingredients he/she needs as part of the service standards. Some of the ingredients that will be provided are salt, sugar, lemon, garlic, etc. When you hire a private chef in London on Poptop, you will be asked to make your menu choices in advance. The chef can be flexible with special meal requirements, so do not hesitate to discuss special requests with the chef.

Do I need to provide crockery, cutlery, and glassware?

It depends on the service you choose. Some chefs for hire in London provide all the crockery, cutlery, and glassware. They will arrive a few hours before your event to set your table with linens, designer crockery, cutlery, and glassware and serve your guests. Other chefs do not provide crockery and cutlery, so it’s better to contact your catering supplier beforehand to ask this question.

Who serves the food?

The hired chef will serve meals at your event. You don’t have to start going up and down at your own event. Our suppliers want you to sit back and enjoy. The chef will also provide an introduction to each course. The freshest ingredients will be used to prepare a fantastic meal, and they will leave your kitchen as neatly as they met it. You can relax with your guests while the chef creates a beautiful and memorable experience for you.

Does a private chef wash dishes?

Yes, they do, you don’t need to worry about washing up. If you hire a private chef in London on Poptop, the dishes will be washed, and the cooking area will be cleaned after the event. It’s a part of Poptop’s standard.

How does private chef work?

The private chef service allows you to organise an unforgettable dining experience in the comfort of your own home without the usual pressure and logistics of organising one yourself. From beginning to end, your selected private chef will take care of each element involved; from providing all the necessary equipment and sourcing all the ingredients, to preparing and cooking the meal in your kitchen. Your private chef will provide a plated service before tidying your kitchen prior to leaving. Hosting a dining experience at home has never been so relaxing, enjoyable or delicious! Discover more about the benefits and perks of hiring a private chef in London in our customer reviews.

Where can I find the menu?

You can find the menu for each individual supplier by clicking on their service options. Feel free to get in touch with a supplier directly to ask any questions or to stipulate any specific, important dietary requirements that you may have for your guests; they would be happy to advise you. Menus are fresh, exciting and varied, full of endless choice. You and your guests can enjoy a sumptuous seasonal 3-course meal with a Michelin-starred chef, explore a handcrafted 7-course tasting menu with prosecco; or luxuriate in mouthwatering sharing dishes from around the world. The menu is your oyster!

What cuisines are covered?

A vast array of delectable cuisines are covered, including British, Indian, Japanese, American, French, Thai, Italian, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and much more. Sample scrumptious main dishes such as Ras el Hanout lamb shoulder with charred vegetables, crispy Moroccan potatoes, yoghurt and chimichurri; seabass with cumin chickpeas and cauliflower puree; and chilli calamari with crispy chorizo, roasted artichokes and tomato concasse. Exquisite and luxurious desserts such as Sicilian orange drizzle cake, chocolate almond torte, and white chocolate panna cotta with strawberries are also available. You will be able to discover a comprehensive list of all the cuisines available in your specific postcode area by entering your event details in the search bar.

What is the booking process on Poptop?

The booking process on Poptop is straightforward. Once you have entered your event details (date, event type, number of guests and postcode), you will be able to see live pricing and availability in your area. Explore menus, customer reviews and photographs to select your preferred private chef service. After that, you will be able to create a quote using our instant quote service and check your supplier’s availability before proceeding to set a date and pay a deposit. Your supplier will be able to talk you through any finer details and answer any specific questions you may have about their service and how they can best deliver your dining experience.

How many guests can I invite for my dinner with a private chef?

You will usually be able to invite 4 to 25 guests for your private chef dining experience. Each supplier will be able to provide their own number limits/requirements in their service descriptions, and of course you will be able to liaise directly with your chosen private chef supplier with regards to what you want in the space you have.

Why hire a private chef for my event?

Hiring a private chef removes all the usual stresses and strains that come with hosting an event at home. A private chef means that instead of spending hours recipe planning, shopping for ingredients, cooking and clearing up, you will be able to spend quality time relaxing and enjoying the company of your guests. Your private chef will go to all of that effort instead of you. As part of their service, your private chef in London will create, cook and introduce a delectable, memorable meal for you and your guests, and leave your kitchen tidied and immaculate afterwards!