Real food chefs are based in Cumbria but serve all over Europe, We have chefs and front of house staff to compliment any occasion , whether its a special anniversary or a get to together with friends and family we will make your event a success.
As our company name suggests we are real chefs that cook real food, using the freshest local ingredients is where it's at for us.
We are happy to design a menu based on budget -likes and dislikes or you can choose one of our packages and we can tweak it so that it is perfect for you.
Our founder Chef Marcus will show you how he does it and is often out and about hosting Family cooking competitions or will come and teach you and your guests how to create wonderful food from scratch,
So if your planning a wedding or a british staycation and fancy treating yourself to a personal chef , then please get in touch , we will be happy to guide you through the booking process which is very simple.
Christopher Twigg• July 20, 2019
We booked Real Food Chefs to help celebrate my wife’s birthday with a small dinner party. Marcus and Davis were warm, friendly, the food was fantastic and the kitchen was left sparkling clean. From our initial booking Marcus offered a brilliant menu with lots of variety and kept us up to date in the run up to our event about the great local produce he’d be using, which was a really nice touch. On arrival Marcus and Davis were so friendly, we felt instantly comfortable having them there. They were there to answer any questions and tell you about the food, but not intrusive and never too much. The main event, the food, was phenomenal and was incomparable to our other experiences with private chef hire. The flavours were well balanced, food beautifully cooked and well presented…so good I forgot to take any pictures! As a meat eater, I’m always reluctant to try my wife’s vegetarian dish, however the vegetarian wellington was so tasty I had to try it a couple of times. At the end of an amazing three courses, I headed to the kitchen, nervous of what I’d find and to my complete surprise the kitchen was tidier and cleaner than Marcus had fount it, crazy considering he’d prepared so many different dishes for each course. Thank you again for a lovely evening, we will be booking Real Food Chefs again soon.
Julie hodgson• June 1, 2019
Really professional, food fantastic could not fault anything, could highly recommend Marcus, he was a pleasure to have everyone was so impressed.
Alma Caldwell• June 22, 2019
Can’t thank Marcus enough. He saved the day by, at last minute notice, providing an amazing BBQ feast of marinated ribs, succulent shoulder of lamb, mini marinated chicken fillets and burgers with a range of salads and home made bread for a special family celebration of 20 people at the Calvert Trust Lodges in Kielder on 22 June 2019. He was warm, friendly and quietly efficient, delivered to time and provided everything needed, including the clearing up to ensure a successful evening. 🥳⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Lorraine Bowden• June 22, 2019
If your looking for top quality service with delicious food, Marcus James is the chef you need, his BBQ cuisine was 1st class, all cooked to perfection, his suggestion was a great decision and made our celebration perfect in the middle of Kielder forrest.
Alma Cadwell• June 21, 2019
Exceptionally high level of restaurant quality food in the great outdoors. The activity of the evening almost became watching Marcus prepare the food! Its rare to find such quality translate into larger group BBQ's however Marcus was excellent and a very pleasant guy to boot. I would highly recommend and will look to use in the future.
Allan ledger• June 15, 2019
What a superb do.Wehad an outdoor barbecue in the middle of a forest on the edge of Kielder water,our chef Marcus catered for 21 of us,with the best and most delightful and delicious flavoured food we have ever tasted.Marcus worked his socks off effortlessly for us to make our day a memorable one.
Services From Real Food Chefs
Canapes & Crunches
Private Chef - Menu 1
Private Chef - Menu 2
The Amazing Graze Veg Option - Board 2
The Amazing Graze Non Vegetarian - Board 1
Personal Chef & Butler
What services do you offer?
Catering and Relief Chef services
Do you offer a venue for the banquet?
Do you cook in the same location as the banquet?
Is it possible to adapt/modify the menu?
Yes every Menu is written for the customers needs , Change it as you wish
What kind of cuisine do you offer?
Modern Fusion-Classical Cookery-Vegetarian-Asian fusion-italian-french
Do you offer special menus?
Every customer need is our priority so if you mean can we re-create 1980's school dinners then we can
Wedding Catering and Service
Subcontracted Marquee Hire
Personal Chef and Butler gift experiences
Private director dining
BBQS and BUFFETS