I have been cooking professionally for 15 years, working in the bustle of busy kitchens across the UK, leading and training teams of demanding chefs. Over the years I have worked with Hugh Fernly-Wittingstall, Mark Hix, Jamie Oliver, Yotam Ottolenghi, Michael Canes and Richard Corrigan. My first solo venture, Bel Green Cafe opened in 2011 in Exeter, and went on to win 'Best Cafe in Devon' at the 2012 food and drink Devon awards.
Bels Kitchen can cater for any type of event, including private dinners and celebrations, indoors or out for up to 30 people. I offer either seasonal, sharing menus or bespoke 5-8 course feasts. I'm happy to match & supply wines for any occasion.
I have catered for clients in Gardens, Private Houses, Forests, Stately Homes, Small Marquees, Walled Gardens & Village Halls. My small team will adapt to almost any location and will ensure you and your guests enjoy fresh, modern, colourful & soulful food, with friendly, seamless service. When required, Bel's Kitchen will provide everything, including tables, chairs, crockery, vintage cutlery, sky shades, table linen & flowers.
Each seasonal menu is divided up into categories, its best to choose a couple of dishes from each category to create a balanced meal. I can work with you to choose dishes that will complement each other. I would usually recommend a simple, fresh starter to begin the meal, followed by a selection of small dishes, varying in richness & texture to be placed on the table, for everyone to share. Followed by either a dessert or cheese of your choice.
All dishes are subject to availability. If at the time of the event there are fresh produce at market we can adapt any dishes to incorporate the very best that every season has to offer.
You're welcome to have a look at the example menu. I think its best to begin by telling me what you like, i.e. Scallops, Beef, Truffles, Tomatoes, Artichokes. With this Information I can begin to design a menu especially for you. I will then e-mail some options and we go from there, creating your perfect menu together.