Chef at Home by James Howe
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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.
Sue Kitchener• July 30, 2022
A 70th birthday celebration with James as our chef and Callum assisting was just perfect. Great food and plenty of it. A perfect treat and enjoyed by all. Looking forward to the next opportunity to get them back.
Frances Dunne• July 16, 2022
Had a fabulous meal prepared for my hubby's 60th birthday..
Everything was perfect, chefs were super efficient, professional and food was excellent.
Certainly recommend this for anyone having a party, the kitchen was left spotless.
Rebecca Brown• April 22, 2022
Food was absolutely delicious and the staff were polite and professional. Thoroughly recommend!
Ellie Tarrant• Dec. 19, 2021
We had a brilliant evening last night. Thank you very much to Rebecca for helping to organise our event and to James and Megan for the great service. The food was lovely and the team were extremely accommodating. I would definitely recommend this service.
Thanks so much.
Dawn Peperell• Dec. 14, 2021
James and Calum provided us with an exceptional 60th birthday celebration meal. They worked quietly and efficiently and nothing was too much trouble. Everything was cleared away so you wouldn't even have known they'd been! Would highly recommend. Thanks again to you both.
Alex Coombes• Dec. 2, 2021
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, it takes all the stress away and leaves you to enjoy the evening.
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?
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?
How does the open bar work?
What is included in the menu?
menus are totally bespoke, however we do have example menus on our websites