Cooking has always been a passion of Steve James since an early age. At Steve James Ltd we have a passion for exciting flavour combinations, presentations and textures. We are a caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester, Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovil. Other areas can also be covered so please Contact us to see if we can accommodate you.
Utterly delicious ! The meal was utterly delicious !!! The courses kept coming…with immaculate presentation and so many different flavours and tastes which complemented one another… I was in heaven, probably was not much company as I was lost in all of its ‘deliciousness’ …. You would be exceptionally fortunate to be able to experience Steve James’s modern dining experience"
Steve catered for a hen party we held on Saturday night. We had many different dietary requirements, and yet Steve worked it so that we all had the same canapés (they were incredible – full of flavour and visually stunning!), only 2 different choices for main and the same dessert. This went down so well with our guests who usually have to miss out on such meals. Steve was fantastic to deal with the whole way through, professional, efficient & wonderfully clean and tidy! And above all the food was on point.
Rob who was serving on the night was great fun and really helped to make our evening special.
I cannot recommend Steve & Rob enough, they made our night such a success – thank you!"
We just had Steve come and cook for a family birthday in Somerset and it was a truly amazing experience .
Steve did a selection of canapés all of which were great but my personal favourites were the squid ink flat breads topped with beetroot hummus and mackerel and the confit lamb neck spring rolls were to die for.
The beef for our main was delicious , tender and flavoursome .
We had two desserts -raspberry, vanilla and rosemary tart with rose water syrup & black sesame meringue Yuzu curd white chocolate and roasted apricots . They both looked so stunning we all agreed to have half each and were glad we did as both tasted divine.
After the meal Steve and Rob cleared everything away and the kitchen looked like they had never even visited .
This is the second time we have had Steve cook for us and I can’t wait for the next time !
I would like to thank Steve for an amazing meal on Thursday evening celebrating my parents birthday at Stawley Wood Farm House. Everyone was blown away by the food and the warm friendly and professional service we received. I can’t recommend him highly enough! Thank you once again."
Such an amazing chef! Last weekend I organised a hen do for my best friend in Weymouth. We asked Steve to cook for all 13 of us a three coursed meal. From the beginning it felt like being in a private hotel. The food preparation was flawless, the food was exceptional both the taste and presentation. It really was fine dining at your house with such a personal touch too. Also a little gift for the hen herself! When Steve left and we returned to the kitchen you would never of known he had been. It was cleaner than before he has started! A perfect combination of fine dining in the comfort of your own home! My only regret is we didn’t opt for the five courses!"
"Juhi Juhi and Gary Neyland 3rd January 2017
We had Steve cater for our party of 12 on New Year’s Eve 2016. With a former newspaper food critic and two committed foodies this was going to be a tough audience. From the start Steve and his able assistant got us onside. A soufflé to die for and a flavour packed meat terrine, followed by a pork belly or homemade pie, then a delicious cheesecake or dreamy chocolate fondant to round the meal off. Everybody was raving about the food for the rest of the evening.
Book Steve now before he get’s his first Michelin star!!"
"Abigail Warne and Simon Warne Poundbury 17th August 2016
Steve came to our house at the weekend to cook a three course meal for myself, my husband and 2 friends and I can hand on heart say it was one of the best meals I have EVER had. It was fine dining quality without the hassle of having to get ready to go out and even more of a luxury no one having to drive especially with the gorgeous cocktails that were produced to go alongside each course. The food was all excellent and beautifully presented but with my sweet tooth I can’t recommend the panna cotta that we had enough… I would order that time and time again, it was stunning.
The one thing we were both nervous about was having somebody else cook in our kitchen and then the clearing up afterwards but Steve respected the kitchen and left it just as he found it… A night off washing up in our home, a rare luxury!
If you want a night in with the same quality food as you would expect from a top quality restaurant we would definitely recommend that you book Steve, you won’t regret it. We look forward to booking you again soon, thank you so much."