Ian Cathcart catering and chef services

Barnstaple, Devon
Verified bookings: 25
Reviews: 20
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A professional chef with over 15 years experience. Offering private chef, relief chef and catering services to the industry and the public. Relax and be a guest in your own home as a skilled chef delivers you a fine dining experience!

20 Reviews
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Ben Pennington

Oct. 23, 2021

Incredible evening. Ian was fantastic. Great communication before the event, very friendly, knowledgable and no hassle. Food was outstanding starting with delicious venison canapes and going from there. I couldn’t fault anything, having someone cooking for you in your kitchen could feel a bit strange, not at all, Ian made it exactly the evening I hoped. Just a brilliant service. Will definitely be doing this again. Next time will have better control of a friends mental dog who had his nose in Ians food all evening. Even that didn’t flap him in anyway. Fantastic meal.

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Sarah Jackson

Aug. 27, 2019

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 dietary requirements on the night with pleasure and ease. Left the kitchen spotless!!
Would highly recommend his services.

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April 6, 2019

"I/ We highly recommend Ian.
What a great cook. He was prompt in all communications,
punctual, engaging and gave us the best party ever.
Fine dinning at home! why don't more people do it.
This will be the talk of the year among all my friends.
Thank you Poptop. Ian we wish you all the best
5STARS all the way"

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Feb. 23, 2019

"Ian is an excellent chef and provided a faultless service
He communicated throughout the whole process and assisted choosing the menu
Thoroughly recommend"

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Alison Gordon

Dec. 22, 2018

"We had a wonderful Asian themed meal on a Saturday. Ian was lovely, so easy to deal with and cooked up a treat which was loved by all. Impossible to pick out a favourite part of the meal as it was all so good from canapés through to the beautiful yuzu pudding.
Having Ian there meant all stresses of the evening were removed for us and we actually got to enjoy the full evening without ducking in and out of the kitchen all the time."

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Alan Seviour

Dec. 9, 2018

Chef arrived early to prepare for the lunch for 10 that we had organised. Canapés were served first and they were wonderful a great indication of the food to come. We had gone through a menu with Chef Cathcart and agreed a three course lunch with amuse bouche to start ofCornish crab and mango cannelloni. Our starter next of duck rillettes and redcurrant compote followed by the main course Guinea fowl with Tarragon mousse stuffing, cocotte pot, heritage kale with chestnuts and glazed carrots . Dessert was the chefs suggestion of Tia Maria Chocolate Fondant. Every course was served hot and was delicious . We can thoroughly recommend Chef Cathcart he was totally professional and a joy to have in our home. We will certainly be using this very talented young chef again.



  • What services do you offer?

    I'm a private dining chef, I offer bespoke menu's catered to you and your guests in your own home. I also have a huge converted Oil drum BBQ and can cater events, BBQ's and garden parties.

  • Do you offer a venue for the banquet?


  • Do you cook in the same location as the banquet?

    Yes, I cook wherever I am needed to for your event.

  • Is it possible to adapt/modify the menu?

    Yes, depending on the time of year and guest I design each menu to suit every client. I have sample menus and dishes to reflect the seasons, but these are completely customisable. I will also cater to food alergens and Intolerances.

  • What kind of cuisine do you offer?

    I am classically trained and have worked in Michellin starred, UK top 20 restaurants and Bistro's. I have also spent alot of time in pan-asian and fusion restaurants and classic british country pubs.

  • Do you offer special menus?

    Yes, individualised to any occasion.

  • Do you also offer a wedding cake?

    Not currently, but I can make recommendations.

  • What is included in the menu?

    That is entirely up to you!

Set List/Services

Barbecues up to 50 guests
Private dining
personal chef
Freelance chef