Chef at Home by James Howe
Welcome to Chef at Home by James Howe.
We help you Impress without the stress
Hi my name is James Howe, I started as a commis chef in 2006 and have loved it ever since! I trained in a lovely 4 star hotel in Scarborough, North York’s & on to Michelin starred restaurant in the Yorkshire dales. I got my first head chef role when I turned 22 and put my stamp on the culinary map. In 2017 I moved in with my wife & started this business. Ever since I have gone from strength to strength. From a small catchment in Norfolk to National coverage and a growing team. Largely owed to my ‘philosophy’ – “British flavours, French Techniques, Yorkshire Portions”
I help you impress without the stress. Whether it’s a birthday party, hen night, anniversary, staff Christmas party or wedding. My team and I are here to make sure you have a fantastic meal that you can enjoy with your guests. I even do the washing up!
I travel all over mainland UK & occasional trips to Europe (I may ask for a bit of extra cash for the plane!). It doesn’t matter if its your home, a holiday let, manor house or the top of a tower block. If I have an address, I can get to you
- Our dedicated team of ambassadors are here to help you make your event the perfect evening your you
You can book me for events any day of the week. Saturdays are for obvious reasons the most booked up, so if you are looking at a Saturday get in touch quick!
On the day I arrive 2-3 hours before service with all the food needed, my trusty bag of knives and anything extra you may have asked for. All the important stuff.
You’d book me because I have 300+ clients that would recommend me without hesitation. Including the celeb wing - including Dele Ali, Tom Jones, Idris Elba, Lorraine Kelly, Natalie Dormer and Claudia Schiffer and the entire teams from Oxford Women boat race, RAM endurance race & Yorkshire Cricket Team.
You’d book me because you will be getting me. Not an unknown chef you have never heard of. I will be there.
Chefs City's & Areas
Central London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester & Lancashire, Leeds & Yorkshire, East Anglia, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Newcastle Upon Tyne
John Williams• Nov. 29, 2019
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.
Alan Vaughan• Sept. 16, 2019
Excellent evening, very polite and efficient chef with very tasty food.
Donna anderson• Sept. 11, 2019
The main course (steak & salmon en croute) was delicious.
The starter of fish cake I would describe as a big yummy potato croquette, disappointing.
The pudding of creme brûlée was also disappointing, it had either curdled or the use of passion fruit in the creme brûlée really didn’t work.
A lot of money for 1 course.
The other starter & pudding were well recieved.
Georgina Bickerton• Sept. 7, 2019
Fantastic food, wonderful service, an unforgettable evening.
We booked James for a meal for 7 for my in laws' 40th anniversary. From start to finish it was simply wonderful, from him laying the table, serving the outstanding food to leaving the kitchen sparkling before he left. We genuinely cannot recommend him enough.
Danielle Mann• Sept. 1, 2019
We all really enjoyed the food and the service. Only constructive criticism would be that the food could have been hotter, although I do appreciate it is challenging to cook for and serve 11 people by yourself. On the whole, very satisfied.
Trudie• July 20, 2019
Great food, great service made for a fabulous and relaxed evening. Thank you James.
- What services do you offer?Private chef - cater for clients in the comfort of there own home for dinner parties and special occasions Personal chef - cook all food required for a family or group for a period of time (days/weeks/months). Beneficial to those with very hectic life styles Events chef - cater for special events such as corporate lunches, buffets, weddings, christenings, wakes, afternoon teas, shooting parties
- Do you cook in the same location as the banquet?Yes, however some prep maybe done in a prep kitchen depending on menu
- Is it possible to adapt/modify the menu?yes, absolutely!
- What kind of cuisine do you offer?British, French, Spanish, Mexican, carribean, everything
- Do you offer special menus?Yes, we cater for all occasions, diets and tastes
- Do you also offer a wedding cake?Yes
- How does the open bar work?N/a
- What is included in the menu?menus are totally bespoke, however we do have example menus on our websites
Booking Fee £275.00
Soup of the season £3.50
Baked Haddock Fishcake, lemon & dill mayo, salad £4.95
Lamb Kofta, mint yoghurt, red cabbage, flat bread £4.95
Cherry Tomato & Feta tart (v), balcamic salad £4.25
Chickpea crockette, Tomato jam £3.95
Bang Bang Chicken, sweet chilli sauce £4.50
Brasied Steak Borderlaise, parsley mash, onion & mushroom sauce £7.95
Pork fillet, bubble n squeak, cider sauce £7.50
Chicken brittanny, leek & bacon sauce, fondant potatoes £8.25
Lamb Cutlet, Sweet potato dauphinoire, saute courgette, jus £9.50
Guiness Sausage, onion jus, spring onion mash £8.50
Lemon & basil crusted cod, saute potatoes, hollandaise £9.95
Baked Salmon, sun dried tomato gnoochi, cray fish butter £8.95
Mediteranian vegetable tagine, lemon & mint cous cous (v) £7.50
Cauliflower & brocoli macaroni bake (v) £7.25
Chickpea & mango balti, braised rice, corrianda flat bread (v) £7.50
Lemon Cheesecake £3.95
Gooey chocolate brownie £3.95
Guiness sticky toffee pudding £3.50
Baileys bread n butter pudding £3.95
Pear & ginger crumble, evaporated milk custard £3.75
A La Carte
Tempura Battered King Prawns, Sweet chilli Dip £5.25
Melon & Parma Ham, Raspberry coulis £5.75
Curried ox kidney,wild mushroom, toasted ciabatta £5.99
Fillet steak rossini, chicken liver parcel, crisp baguette, red wine reduction £13.95
Grilled seabass, saag potatoes, curry broth, pickled fennel £12.95
Baked Goats cheese, beetroot risotto, parmasan crisp £12.50
Dark chocolate fondant, orange chantilly cream £6.95
Strawberry, pepper & balsamic panna cotta £6.75
Passion fruit delice, layers of sponge cake, passion fruit mousse, mango jelly £6.50
House White (blossom hill white) £4.95
House Rose (blossom hill rose) £4.95
House Red (blossom hill red) £4.95
6 inch - upto 10 £25.00
8 inch - upto 15 £35.00
12 inch upto 20 £55.00
Cup Cakes (minimum order of 12) £24.00
Crockery hire £5.00