This is my story on why I started my own business as a private chef allowing people to eat high end restuarnt food without the leaving the comfort of their of home. taking the hassle of finding a restuarant, paying over the odds for wine, getting a taxi, or even trying to find a babysitter. A Unique Dining Experience you will never forget  
This blog will give you an insite as to what goes on behind the scenes of Private Chef at 40 

So Why Hire Private Chef at 40? 

Many of us love to eat out these days and there are new Restaurants opening and closing all the time on the hight street. with an eclectic mix of places people are spoilt for choice. one thing that is growing with popularity though is the chance of hiring a private chef for the evening or even the weekend in some cases. Instead of going out for roughly the same price as you would pay in the high street restaurant. After taking into consideration the over priced wine on menus these days, taxis, babysitters, finding a restaurant you can trust and just the hassel of actually going out. taking these factors into account why would you leave the comfort of your own home when a private chef can bring the restaurant to you? So what happens when you book a priavte chef for the evening? 
 
Well, when you hire me first of all you could choose any of the menus I have on this website which I have spend a vast ammount of time in planning, testing, and tasting of which if people wish to they can mix and match accross the whole menus list or I can create for a small extra charge and depending on menu content a "BESPOKE MENU" talking to my customers in detail as to what they like. Could be something they had years ago or a favorite flavour, even a memorable dish they want recreating to a more modern front. Nothing is to mush hassel. When the menu has been decided a deposit is paid and its confirmed. Thats the hard bit done! 
 
So what next? For the customer nothing apart from looking forward to you own private chef to turn up on your front door step or venue choice with everything needed to make your meal unforgettable. All the tableware, cutlery, decorations, napkins, menus, bread & butter, candles "glasses not supplied" and also washing up equipment. Yes I wash up as well. Leaving the kitchen spotless when I leave. Some of my past customers even say now they would rather have a private chef now than go out to a restaurant. And with table settings like this why would you not give it a try even if you do in once. 

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Investment  

So over the last year I have invested a lot in new equipment, crockery, cutlery, tableware and decorations, this website, storage, and small equipment to give my customers exactally what they deserve. using modern techniques does not come cheap but well worth the investment when i see the satisfaction on their faces when served their private dinner. so this is business you can trust. 

Menus 

I have recently added new and exiting menus on the website for the summer and looking foward to serving my customers with some examples of the following. 
 
Starters 
Pave of pan seared salmon, summer squash arancini, samphire, charred spring onions 
Pink warm smoked duck breast, pickled strawberries, long pepper 
Pea, broad bean & aspargus rissoto, Parmesan crisps, truffle oil 
Smoked salmon, classic garnish, handmade rye bread 
Risotto of giant cous cous, smoked trout, rainbow chard, lobster cream 
Mains 
Lamb loin, baby gem, herritage tomatoes, watercress puree, potato croquette 
Seared breast of corn fed chicken, pillow of summer vegetables, Chervil chicken cream 
Baked fillet of salmon, courgette ribbon fondant, baby fennel, watercress sauce 
Classic beef Wellington, herritage carrots, rich red wine veal jus 
Seared seabass, fennel fritter, samphire, parsley potato puree, pickled lemon 
Desserts 
Rhubarb and custard Delice, slow cooked rhubarb, vanilla gel 
Strawberries & Cream Jammy dodger 
Passion fruit & Mango Eton mess textures 
Plum and Hesper farm Yorkshire Skyr yoghurt fool, walnut biscuits 
White chocolate and Key lime torte, lemon melts, orange fluid gel 
 
This is probably the most popular menu but i have also recently added very different menus on the website 
 
A WORLD TASTE ADVEBTURE 
SIMMER ORIENTAL TASTING MENU 
 
On speaking to my past customers they wanted that something that little bit different so I came up with the above menus. "A world taste adventure" is a menu containing dishes from 18 different countries, 18 different dishes, modern techniques used, high end dining style of the most popular dishes of that country. Something for all, the hardest thing is choosing what dishes you would actually have.  
 
I'm also in the process of doing due to a massive increase in demand the last few years a Vegan/Plant based food menu as well hopefully this will be introduced later this year or early 2020 
(SO WATCH THIS SPACE) 
 
 

Some Fantastic Dishes Over The Past Year "For More Pictures Click The Gallery Tab at the Top of The Page"  

The Best Way to Start A Meal Bread  What better way to start a meal than to sit down and break into some fantastic freshly baked bread alongside some sea salt butter! I will now from July 2019 give all my new and old customers who book a bread menu when they confirm their booking with me. Letting them choose what bread suit them best for their meal   

 
 

Happy Customers   

 
Here is a few of my lastest reviews. Dont take my word for it take theirs. And I'll hope to see you soon.  
 
Natalie Seals 13/06/2018 
Absolutely fantastic food, hosting, and explanation of the dishes would highly recommend Perfect!!! 
 
Amanda Grant 08/06/2018 
Bloody fabulous, thank you! what a wonderfull meal. I was a last minute guest with a dairy intolerance it was so very kind of you to work out a great meal for me. 
 
Jenni Southern 11/05/2018 
Amazing food from a 1st class chef! Thank you for a veritable feast 
 
Stewart Wood 27/04/2018 
!st class service from a 1st class chef many thanks 
 
M Summer 30/03/2018 
Fantastic Food, Much enjoyed 
 
Natalie (Host) 09/03/2018 
Amazing food and exellent service. We had a great night and would love to doit again 
 
Clare.R (Host) 21/2/2018 
Tim, your food has been fab-u-lous! Thanks for your time and beautiful food 
 
To see more reviews just click on the Hire Tim tab at the tab at the top of the page. And if have any questions please ring me on 
07392 043828 or email me on tim@privatechefat40.co.uk 
 
Timothy Hyde-Sykes 
Chef Director 
 
 
 
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