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, Patricia Michelson, Claire Thompson 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 5-10 course feasts. I'm happy to match & supply wines for any occasion.
I have catered for clients in Gardens, Private Houses, Forests, Stately Homes, 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, table linen & flowers. Equally we are happy to come and cook an intimate dinner at your home using your kitchen, allowing you to create the atmosphere yourself without the stress of preparing the food.
Each example menu is divided up into categories. We can work together to create a menu with 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.
A feast menu is different, being at least 5 courses, with table service for each. Its a fantastic way to celebrate your occasion with a real focus on the food. 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. Seafood, Beef, Ravioli, Tomatoes, Artichokes etc. 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.