The Private Chef is run by Charlie Ratcliffe, Masterchef of Great Britain

Charlie Ratcliff is a private chef who will come to the holiday cottages and create bespoke menus with locally sourced seasonal food.

The minimum number is 8 guests and a waiter is provided for the evening.  All crockery, glassware, table linen and decoration are provided leaving you with no washing up.

Services include:

  • Canape parties
  • Traditional and contemporary buffets
  • Afternoon tea
  • Family celebration
  • Fine dining experiences
  • 2 day or weekend packages
  • Menus can also be paired with wines and also for something a little bit different, Charlie now works closely with a micro brewery beer shop to pair the menus with an amazing range of beers.

For all enquiries, contact: Charlie Ratcliffe:
Tel: +44 1246 291939
Mobile: +44 7768 458925
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Sample 3 Course Menu

Salt baked beetroot, goats cheese beignet, pickled beetroot gel, rye bread crisp, lemon thyme powder

Roast Duck breast, smoked pomme puree, burnt onion puree, shallot confit, charred baby leeks, crispy shallot rings and jus

Warm Bakewell tart, raspberry sorbet and coulis

Price per head £45

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