Alastair David

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Robust & elegant. Local & organic. Wandering British cuisine.
After years travelling the globe and working and eating on four continents, Alastair has returned home to cater for some of the smartest and most refined palates in London and the South West.
His food is recognisably British in tone, but borrows occasionally from India, the Americas, France, Italy and Spain.
The focus is always on sourcing the best local ingredients, and Alastair has a personal relationship with some of the best producers in the South West and beyond. Sustainability is also high on his agenda, and wherever possible ingredients are organic and always certified sustainable.
As excited by a greenhouse tomato as by a fine beef fillet or native lobster, Alastair squeezes the last ounce of flavour from everything and lets quality ingredients speak for themselves.
Alastair has been hired as a private chef across the globe; cooking for a wide variety of events including shooting weekends for prestigious country estates, corporate team building weekends and intimate dinner parties in private houses and The Pineapple Room in the heart of Totnes.
His bespoke menu writing service will have your taste buds tingling at the prospect of eating a unique meal, at your event, or indeed at his famous pop-ups!

7 Reviews
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Michael jones

July 31, 2019

From our first contact Alastair was straightforward , cheerful , prompt & professional. Our brief was not easy because we asked him to cater for a party including those aged 5 to 75. All were delighted. I personally have never eaten a better beef Wellington. Before we left the table our small granddaughter summarised Alastair’s work perfectly. “He is just SO talented”. We all agreed.

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Feb. 23, 2019

Wonderful food, even catering for some specific requirements without fuss. Ali evidently values good quality ingredients and sources them locally. Service was unintrusive but friendly and helpful. The kitchen was left immaculate. We really couldn’t suggest improvements. Thank you so much


Nic Roe

Oct. 26, 2018

"I found Ali on the web and started the whole process off by email. He was cooking for me for my 40th birthday party. From start to finish the communication was excellent. Explained to Ali the type of food I liked and he came up with suggestions. Ali also let me tweak the suggestions also to fine tune dishes which made me really happy. So we started with 1) Crab Ravioli with Lobster bisque (trust me, you don't wanna miss out on this). The ravioli was served as one whole large ravioli stuffed with what you could clearly taste was fresh crab. The bisque was divine. 2) Lamb two ways (slow roasted shoulder as tender as anything with two noisettes of lam fillet served with dauphinoise potato and confit of garlic. 3) Chocolate fondant with home made vanilla ice cream and raspberry coulis. I saw Ali making the ice cream in the kitchen and the fondant was cooked to perfection.

Basically, if you want a fail safe evening and want to impress your guests then use Ali as he's a bit of a perfectionist and dead organised. All my guests raved about him and gave each dish 10/10 and I had 10 guests who love their food. One of my guests has already asked for his contact details. Cheers for all Ali"


Alastair David

June 11, 2018

Alastair is a fantastic chef; I am so delighted to have his cooking in my life! He is such a friendly, calm and warm presence in the kitchen and his food is tremendous; delicious, delightful and marvellous. We will definitely be using him again and I would utterly recommend him to anyone in need of catering.



June 11, 2018

Alastair is a fantastic chef; I am so delighted to have his cooking in my life! He is such a friendly, calm and warm presence in the kitchen and his food is tremendous; delicious, delightful and marvellous. We will definitely be using him again and I would utterly recommend him to anyone in need of catering.



March 2, 2018

"What a find! Alastair is a true creative with an incredible culinary flare. His calm and welcoming manner combined with his unique and exciting taste sensations made for a night to remember.

Thank you again Alastair for such an amazing spread. Will definitely recommend and use again."

Services From Alastair David

Alastair David

Finger Food Feast

Finger Food - Buffet - 6 warm / cold options WARM Rare beef, matchstick potato skewer & béarnaise Spiced pork skewer with sweet potato wedges Lamb Schwarma, flatbread & slaw Otter farm chicken drumsticks with rosemary, lime & garlic (V) Onion tartlets with bay & cheddar Tomato, English mozzarella & basil filo parcels Bacon scones with maple butter & crispy pork belly (V) Stuffed tomatoes with Rosary goats cheese & tarragon Asparagus & red pepper cocktail quiche (V) Pork sausage rolls (in puff pastry) with piccalilli Chorizo, red pepper & rocket mini subs Mini Croquemonsieurs Salami & cream cheese puffs (V) Roasted vegetable skewers with herb dressing & mozzarella (V) Tomato, English mozzarella & basil filo parcels Honey hot smoked salmon & potato skewers COLD Salcombe Crab Salad brioche subs Gin cured Chalk Stream trout on cucumber cups (VN) Chopped salad of fennel,apple & radish in lettuce Terrine, onion chutney & toast Duck liver parfait with sweet wine jelly & brioche (VN) Tomato, shallot & tarragon salad Caesar Salad (V) Potato, shallot, gherkins & egg vinaigrette (VN) Griddled Cornish asparagus with romesco
From: £17.50 per person


  • What services do you offer?

    We offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. Small private chef events right up to weddings of 200+

  • What kind of cuisine do you offer?

    We focus on using local ingredients, Organic where possible, and often from specialist suppliers and growers from the South Hams area. As such, our cuisine is broadly British in flavour - but we like to mix it up too. We have a range of canapes and party food reflects our love for Oriental, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and South American food. Why cant you have it all?!

  • Do you also offer a wedding cake?

    Yes we have a specialist supplier of bespoke wedding cakes

  • What is included in the menu?

    Generally our menus include canapes on arrival, a complimentary cocktail and 3 courses.

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