French Chef at Home is a Yorkshire-based private chef who can be hired for private dinners or special events across North Yorkshire, Harrogate, Leeds and York.
Classically trained chef Yves Quemerais can provide bespoke menus tailored to your tastes from finger buffets for 50 guests, tasting menus and outside catering to intimate dinner parties.
Michael Robinson• Aug. 26, 2017
Well, I spent a good couple of months planning for this event. It was a surprise to my wife to celebrate 10 years of marriage. Once I had gotten confirmation French Chef At Home would undertake the event all went smooth as, as I chose the menu and liaised with Yves and Anne to make the day special. The first my wife knew about it, was when Yves turned up at the given time in his car sporting the French Chef logo. We quickly introduced ourselves to each other and Yves made good use of the facilities our kitchen had to offer. There was no fuss, it was almost as if Yves knew the kitchen like the back of his hand. I and my wife and our guests for the day drank cocktails while Yves prepared and cooked the food. We originally ordered a 4 course meal but it became apparent that Yves had in mind to bestow upon us a 5 course offerings. He was warm and polite, very professional, and my wife and guests were mesmerized as he served each dish from starters to deserts. There were bite size starters of quail eggs and fish, served on mini popadoms and breads. This was followed at leisure by scallops with asparagus with a fantastic sauce. For the main meal we chose Lamb shanks, and I could not begin to allay to you just how fantastic this main meal was, with offerings of a unique and very tasty gravy with veg and i think a polena wedge. I could not help but think this was probably the best meal I had ever had in my 50 years of living. A desert followed, then the final course of a cheese dish. All the while Yves was very professional. We sat there astounded as each dish came to our pallet. I had to make a mental note to slow down and savor each dish. We took photographs and Yves allowed us to take photos of his very aesthetically prepared cooked food. I could not have made the day any better. Still now, my wife and I are sat here humbled by the event. There was no rush, nothing was forced or insincere, it was without doubt, what every couple could want from a professional chef for a special event. Once the meal was over, Yves cleared up the kitchen and left us to continue the day with cocktails. But when he had gone, we could not stop admiring his culinary skills. What a fantastic day, and a great chef who was warm, sincere, and very skilled in his art. Both my wife and I would greatly promote French Chef at Home. To top it all, for a party of four, the fee was extremely reasonable. We spent the rest of the day till the early hours, enjoying the occasion before falling over late on. Great Day Yves....Thank You, and you too Anne for liaising. Well done.
Louisa Pavis• June 14, 2017
I highly recommend this, Yves was fantastic. In terms of the dining room as soon as they arrived they immediately set to work organising the place, resizing the table and improvising some decoration for it, coming up with a solution to the lack of glassware in a house and kitchen that was unfamiliar to us all. The place looked really special which was exactly what I'd wanted for it. The food was also superb. A table of 16 was served and the service really was like a restaurant in your own home, delicious food served to all guests simultaneously and which everyone enjoyed. The final touch of doing all the washing up was much appreciated! All in all an exceptionally good service that I will use again.
Diana Alcroft• Feb. 12, 2017
The birthday meal was all we had hoped for and more. Yves cooked a fantastic dinner for the eight of us. The food was exquisite and each course was beautifully arranged on the plate. He and Noel (the waiter who served and introduced each course expertly), ensured it was a very special night and one we'll be talking about for a long time. I totally recommend French Chef at Home. My mother-in-law was thrilled that her home had been turned into the best new french restaurant in town!
Sandra• Sept. 3, 2016
French Chef at Home made our drinks party last Friday, the food they created was amazing; tasty, different and lovely to look at. Anne and Yves are also a pleasure to have in your home, they make things easy! I would highly recommend them for all your food entertaining needs.