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Private chefs in London for hire

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Food is one of the most important parts of any event and hiring a private chef is a great way to spice things up! We have a wide range of private chef menus in London available to book for any occasion, from large events and birthday parties to more intimate anniversary celebrations or Valentine’s Day dinners.

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 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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Private Chef Menus in London

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183 Private Chef Menus local to you now.

4.91(54 reviews)
• 118 bookings

Festive Menu with Canapes & Prosecco

For this upcoming festive season celebrate in style with this traditional festive feast and prosecco!

from £75 / per person
5(2 reviews)
• 2 bookings

French Infusion Menu With Dover Sole Fricasee

Treat your tastebuds to the best of East and West and enjoy fine French dining in the comfort of your own home!

from £98 / per person
5(2 reviews)
• 5 bookings

Asian Fusion 3-Course Meal

Serving delicious freshly cooked food with that special warm friendly approach, we are the perfect choice for all your catering needs!

from £55 / per person
5(1 review)
• 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
5(1 review)
• No bookings

The Joy of Taste Dinner Parties Featuring Guinea Fowl with Grape

Our reputation is built upon the excellence of our food, outstanding service, and the originality of our events.

from £85 / per person
No reviews yet
• 2 bookings

Creating Unforgettable Dining Experiences

Creating unforgettable dining experiences, our 5-course menu will not only tantalize the taste buds but provide a truly unique and special experience for you and your guests!

from £80 / per person
5(7 reviews)
• 23 bookings

A Superb European Menu Finished with Premium Brandy

Dear customers, I offer you this menu with three course dishes, cooked from local and organic products.

from £60 / per person
4.94(36 reviews)
• 80 bookings

BBQ-Style Sharing Menu with Tomahawk Steak

I am offering a delicious sharing gourmet menu that will be cooked in the comfort of your home or your chosen venue . I have over 30 years of experience with many culinary awards.

from £70 / per person
No reviews yet
• No bookings

Modern European Fine Dining

Delicious, beautifully presented fresh food prepared and served by a professional chef in the comfort of your own home!

from £65 / per person
5(15 reviews)
• 25 bookings

Amazing 6-Course Taster Meal Served to You At Home

Whether you know exactly what you’d like, or need some guidance, everything we do is designed to create a wonderful and memorable dining experience.

from £60 / per person
4.87(63 reviews)
• 170 bookings

Fabulous Home Chef 3-Course Experience

Hospitality is within my nature so there is nothing I love doing more than private dining where I cook and look after every guest.

from £50 / per person
5(10 reviews)
• 25 bookings

Festive Meal with Roast Meat Sharing Boards & Indulgent Desserts

We provide three-course with freshly made canapes first, the main course will serve on platters with an accompanying, mini dessert range on platters for your guest to share,please add staff

from £52 / per person
5(5 reviews)
• 5 bookings

The Temptation Menu Featuring Honey Roast Guinea Fowl

Why go to a restaurant when Let’s Cook can come and do the hard work for you? The perfect addition to any special occasion!

from £55 / per person
5(29 reviews)
• 33 bookings

"Maharaja" - Journey to India with Us

This the real, traditional and delicious journey to India you will ever experience, the perfect addition to any special event.

from £45.50 / per person
4.68(135 reviews)
• 605 bookings

The Debut Indulge | 3 Course Chef Experience

The company is committed to working with the highest quality chefs available around the world in order to provide an unmatched level of service and experience to all our customers.

from £54.99 / per person
5(24 reviews)
• 38 bookings

Fabulous 3-Course Dining with Duck Breast, Potato Cake And Wild Mushrooms

Serving delicious freshly cooked food with that special warm friendly approach - Perfect Chef 4 U is the ideal caterer for your next special occasion with family, friends, and colleagues.

from £55 / per person

Reviews for Private Chef Menus in London

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

Sarah J
• 27 August 2019

Booked with Poptop

An amazing night by Chef Cathcart. Very friendly and professional. Amazing food. He suggested some local produce which we went with and he gave an amazing three course meal for 8. Accommodated some …
• 22 June 2018

Booked with Poptop

Ian was a pleasure, he was so flexible even though one of the guests was over an hour late! He took the time to share the origins of the food and was obviously knowledgeable as well as passionate abo…
Nigel R
• 21 April 2018

Booked with Poptop

Chef at home provided an excellent service for our family celebration. The food was produced professionally and at the time requested. James did particularly well providing a special meal for one gue…
Johanna S
• 03 September 2019

Booked with Poptop

Absolutely delicious food cooked by a friendly & delightful chef. Home-grown local produce that looked beautiful and tasted wonderful. Can't recommend him highly enough!
Gemma R
• 19 September 2020

Booked with Poptop

Fantastic service from La Belle Assiette and our chef was amazing. Couldn’t fault any of the booking process and the food was delicious. Great for a surprise birthday meal. Would recommend and would …
• 14 September 2019

Booked with Poptop

Matthew and his colleague Marc Davis prepared and served a wonderful three course meal for my husbands surprise birthday party at Parnacott House, Devon. It was the first time I'd hired a chef but Ma…

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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.