Devon Cooks -Private Chef Devon
Available for dinner parties, lunches, celebrations, small weddings, fine dining or just simple, delicious family food sourcing the finest local and seasonal ingredients.
How often have you had a dinner party whereby instead of having fun, were you stressed and exhausted?
Menus can be tailored bespoke to you, see sample menus, designed around your budget and your taste. My culinary repertoire covers many different regions and countries. Perhaps try something more international or maybe you prefer a British dish using seasonal, local, organic produce.
On the day, I will arrive with all the necessary equipment to prepare fabulous food in the comfort of your own home or holiday accommodation.
Allow me to take the stress out of your occasion allowing you time to mingle, relax and enjoy time with your guests and family.
Diane Newsham• Nov. 6, 2018
"Nina and her team were amazing. We didn't have to do a thing. From setting the table to washing up! You woulnt have known anyone had used the kitchen as it was left spotless.
Lovely food from Canapes to dessert for 21 people. All cooked to perfection
Would reccomend to anyone"
Simon Bird• July 7, 2018
Nina and Matt were fantastic. Great communication leading up to the day, great food and very efficient. Thank you!
Paula• Nov. 7, 2017
Thank you for cooking such a super meal for me and my friends. It was a total surprise and I know everyone wants to send their thanks for making it a perfect evening. The food not only tasted delicious, but every course from the mouth watering dainty canapés to the colourful and zingy dessert looked appealing. We all agree that having a private chef is most certainly the way forward.
"A very big thankyou for the FABULOUS lunch you prepared for us for my partner's 60th birthday.
From my first contact with you to establish you were available, through the selection of the menu and the provision of our lunch, you have been both friendly and professional.
All 8 diners were in full agreement that it was a wonderful day that was made all the more special, memorable and relaxing due to the hassle free provision of a superb lunch"
"Nina, I am so glad I took a punt on you for my 50th Birthday Dinner with my best friends. The dishes you served were not only delicious but well presented and all in a kitchen unfamiliar to you which is truly a skill.
The Canapés were totally fantastic - especially the ""Devils on Horseback""
I would recommend you every time!"
We had a wonderful time in Devon, in part because of the absolutely delicious food that you made for us. I knew that you would be professional from looking at your website and menus, but you and the food were really exceptional. There was nothing that we would change and all 6 of us (who all have different tastes and preferences) agreed that every course was outstanding. Beyond the food, you were an absolute pleasure to have at the house. You made it all look so easy, and we were so impressed by your efficiency and professionalism. Thank you so much again. We hope to return next year, and if we do I shall most definitely be in touch
- What services do you offer?Private chef in your own home, holiday property or venue
- Do you offer a venue for the banquet?Upon request
- Do you cook in the same location as the banquet?Can vary
- Is it possible to adapt/modify the menu?Of course!
- What kind of cuisine do you offer?Multi national
- Do you offer special menus?Yes, upon request
- Do you also offer a wedding cake?Uoon request
- How does the open bar work?Upon rewuest
- What is included in the menu?Food and a great time!
Please see below a sample of menus from which you can chose. These menus can be entirely tailored to your taste, dietary requirements and budget.
Asparagus wraps with prosciutto & lemon-mayonnaise dip
Thai chicken skewers with satay dip
Prosciutto pear & gorgonzola rolls
Bacon wrapped dates stuffed with brie
Spanish style ham and cheese croquettes
Chicken liver parfait on crostini toasts
Mini smoked haddock crispy bites
Bourbon glazed crispy pork belly skewers
Steak tartare spoons
Lemony prawns wrapped with mangetout
Gruyere and black olive baked croustades
Mini caprese salads
Crab, avocado and tomato tian
Salad of crisp fried squid with spring onions and sweet chilli sauce
Thai fish cakes with lemongrass and green mango salsa
Twice baked cheese and chive soufflé
Caramalised onion and dolcelatte puff tarts with pear, walnut and watercress salad
Tiger prawn salad with mango and avocado
Hand made spinach and mushroom ravioli
Chicken liver pate seasoned with orange accompanied with cornichons, onion marmalade and melba Toast
Burrata buffalo mozzarella with vine tomatoes, basil, virgin olive oil, toasted pine nuts and balsamic reduction
Steamed asparagus spears with hazelnut buttered crumbs and poached quails eggs
Seared wood pigeon breast with millefeuille and plum chutney
Devon Ruby fillet steak with a peppercorn sauce served with potato dauphinoise , and prosciutto wrapped beans and blistered tomatoes
Fillet of hake with a beurre blanc sauce, with baby vegetables, roasted cherry tomatoes and new potatoes
Cannon of lamb with black pudding, minted pea puree with wild garlic potato cakes, garnished with lamb sweetbreads and rosemary gravy
Lemon sole with burnt butter, nori and fried capers served with herbed baby potatoes and samphire
Crackled pork belly with rosemary and garlic, apple puree, broccoli and olive oil mashed potatoes
Chicken supreme with roast garlic and tarragon brioche pudding with mashed potato and glazed carrots
Crispy duck breast with chinese five spice and orange segments, broccoli and mashed potato
Portuguese style chicken ‘piri piri’, paprika sweet potato wedges, chargrilled sweetcorn and garden salad
Spaghetti Norma with aubergine, tomato, ricotta, basil and pine nuts
Roasted sticky root vegetables on creamy polenta with parmesan, truffled mushrooms and salsa verde
Pearl barley risotto with watercress, asparagus and pecorino
Spiced chick pea patties with coconut and curry leaf paste
Five-spiced tofu with steamed aubergines and cardamom passata
Baked blue cheese-cake with pickled beetroot and honey
Mushroom and courgette lasagne with garlic bread
Or choose a dish from the mains and this can be adapted to vegetarian, gluten free and vegan diet
Frozen raw cheesecake made with pecans and courgettes (Gluten and Dairy Free)
Pineapple tarte tatin with coconut caramel sauce & vanilla bean ice-cream
Praline soufflé with armagnac cream
Lemon posset with thyme crumble
Lime curd cheesecake with pecan and ginger crust and raspberry coulis
Malva pudding with vanilla ice-cream
Rhubarb crème brûlée
New York cheesecake with raspberry coulis
Apple tart fine with cinnamon and pecan ice-cream
Lemon panna cotta pots with rhubarb and raspberries
Limoncello and blueberry trifles