How to Book
Planning your event
If you would like to enquire about my services firstly, we need to find out a little information about your event. You can send me a message from my contact page at the bottom of the home page.
In your message could you provide me with the date you would like to hold your event, the location (including the Post Code) and the approximate number of guests in attendance.
I will endeavour to reply to your enquiry within 24 hours to confirm the date is available or offer an alternative if already booked.
I have created a selection of seasonal menus shown on my home page. Within each of the seasons, there are three menu options with different budgets priced at £45, £60 and £75 per person, based on a minimum of eight guests on a Friday, Saturday and Bank Holidays.
With a minimum of six guests between Sunday to Thursday.
Vegan guests or any other special dietary meals can be catered for with the relevant adjustments that can be made to the menu.
Deposit to reserve the date
If you are unsure of numbers or menu choices but would like to secure the Cumbrian Chef for your date then you can do so with a simple £10 per person deposit.
The enquiry booking will not be considered confirmed until a deposit payment has been made and subsequently, I am not able to hold the date until the payment is made. Once paid I will confirm your booking.
This date will then be in my calendar after which you can leisurely decide on which menu option you would like.
If the event is less than two weeks away I would require full payment and pre-orders with menu options once I have confirmed the date is available.
I will get back in touch with you around a month before your event to confirm the menu option you would like to choose and at this point, we can discuss any allergen or dietary requirements your party may have.
I will then send you a balance invoice which will be dated to be paid two weeks ahead of your event.
All that is left for you to do
I will need your pre-order for all the courses except canapes as each guest gets one of each, granita, pre-dessert and the cheese courses if applicable to the menu you have chosen.
I would also need your start time for your meal e.g. what time you would like to sit down for starters. The canapes will be served before you sit down for starters
Provide us with the full postal address and the best contact number that I would be able to call you on the day.
On the day
I will arrive around an hour before your starters are served with all the food and ingredients in my chilled food storage boxes. Canapes if ordered are served prior to starters and we can discuss the timings of these on the day. I will work in your kitchen using the pot and pans available in your kitchen.
Most of the preparation is prepared at my unit so on my arrival I will just be finishing the preparing, cooking and serving your chosen dishes ready to serve your meal.
I bring all napkins and crockery required to serve the meals.