Menus & How it Works

Our private chefs for hire and front of house team are carefully selected and trained. The ingredients we use are ethical, seasonal, sourced locally, and served with passion and flair. We are based in Pagham near Chichester in West Sussex and offer our services across Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.


What do we offer?

Dinner party catering in your own home or holiday home

Luxury 10 Course Tasting Menu Experiences

Party catering including canapes, BBQs, buffets, bowl food and more

All dietary requirements catered for

Vegan, gluten free, no seed oil and refined sugar free fine-dining menus available


What's included?

Bepoke menu designed to create the fine-dining restaurant experience at home

High quality, ethical and seasonal ingredients

Professional private chefs and in house staff to cook, serve, clear your meal, and  wash up for your event

Personalised printed menus

Travel within 20-mile radius of Pagham, near Chichester

(Small additonal charges apply outside this area)

No VAT charge as we are a small family business


Please find our most popular menus and party plans below. 

Why not enjoy the luxury of having your own private chef and house staff for your next event? De-stress party planning, celebrate the joy of sharing good food; become the ultimate hosts! Contact us today to check availability

call 01243 265000 or Email Us


Menu 1


Perfect for traditional tastes



Bacon wrapped apricots with honey, mustard and soy


Locally baked bread, organic butter, sea salt


Organic High Weald Dairy halloumi & caramelised red onion puff pastry tartlet, seasonal leaves, homegrown herb vinaigrette (V)


Honey & thyme seared South Downs chicken, dauphinoise potatoes, seasonal green vegetables, port jus (GF)


Double montezuma chocolate brownies, vanilla cream, fruit coulis & salted caramel popcorn


Price: £70 Per Person



Menu 2

Fresh and zingy flavours


Organic feta & watermelon skewers with mint (V, GF)

Organic Brighton Blue cheese & date crostini (V)


Locally baked bread, organic butter, sea salt


Selsey crab tian with avocado, mango & cucumber, served with dill & lemon vinaigrette & edible flowers (GF)



Cornish hake with chive hollandaise, roasted tomatoes, wild garlic new potatoes, wilted greens & smoked paprika (GF)



Sloe gin baked berry meringue, raspberry coulis, lemon mascarpone, mint (GF)


Price: £80 Per Person


Menu 3

Showcasing the best seasonal and local produce



Sussex steak & cherry tomato ‘pops’ with wild garlic mayo (GF)      

Cauliflower cheese & thyme puff pastry tartlet with truffle cream (V)   


Locally baked bread, organic butter, sea salt


Seafood & seasonal vegetable arancini, spiced arrabiatta sauce, wild sorrel


South Downs lamb rump, chorizo & garlic croquettes, seasonal vegetables, rioja reduction


Sticky toffee pudding, salted caramel sauce, clotted cream, ginger biscuit, orange


Price: £90 Per Person



Menu 5

Ottolenghi inspired, this colourful, vibrant and seasonally changing menu will please any crowd, suitable for groups of 15 or more, served as a buffet:

Selection of seasonal canapes


Locally baked bread, organic butter, sea salt

Mains - Choose 3 

Fire cooked organic harissa lamb kebabs with honey (GF)
Slow-roasted paprika marinated pork shoulder with sour cream dressing (GF)
Fire cooked Sussex steak with wild garlic sauce (GF)
Chicken Marbella with green olives, capers, dates & oregano (GF)
Charred catch of the day with salsa verde (GF)
Wild pesto & pea orzo pasta with crispy halloumi & chilli oil (V, GF)
Fire roasted red onion, sweet potato & cauliflower, peanut satay & coriander (Vegan, GF)
Charred broccoli & kale quinoa with cumin, lime & toasted almonds (Vegan, GF)
Fire roasted beetroot with yoghurt, preserved lemon &  lentils (V, GF)


Sides - Choose 3

Herby new potatoes with feta cheese & wild garlic mayonnaise (V, GF)
Rainbow allotment ‘slaw with sunflower seeds & sultanas 
(Vegan, GF)

Cucumber & tomato raita with Greek yoghurt & preserved lemon (V, GF)
Heritage tomato & mozzarella with spring onion & ginger salsa (V, GF)
Courgette, thyme & walnut salad with lemon, garlic & basil (Vegan, GF)
Five spice peach & raspberry salad with chickpeas, maple syrup & cider
vinegar (Vegan, GF)


Dessert - Choose 1

Date, almond & dark chocolate tart (VG, GF, no refined sugar)
Gin baked fruit meringues, berry coulis, whipped mascarpone & fresh
mint (GF)
Wild nettle cake with lemon butter icing, Chantilly cream & edible flowers


Price: from £45pp (Min spend £750), plus travel &
equipment hire if required.



Menu 4

Our most acclaimed dishes and luxury ingredients



Selsey crab crostini, pickled samphire, edible petals

Sweet & sticky BBQ pork skewers, sour cream, chives

Sussex charmer shortbread, allotment chutney & whipped goats cheese  (V)


Locally baked bread, organic butter, sea salt


Seared Cornish scallops, spiced samba sauce, parmesan crisp, coriander (GF)


South Downs fillet steak, Sussex blue cheese sauce, fondant potato, seasonal vegetables (GF)


Raspberry & lemon pastel-de-nata style tartlet, salted caramel pistachio, whipped elderflower cream


Price: £100 Per Person


Menu 6

Great for larger groups with less space, keep your guests satified without interupting the conversation



Bacon wrapped apricots with honey, mustard & soy sauce (GF)

Brighton Blue cheese & organic medjool date crostini with micro salad (served hot) (V)

Crayfish crostini with Marie-rose sauce, micro salad & paprika dust (served cold)

Sesame squid skewers with a soy chilli dip (served hot) (GF, DF)

Chicken liver parfait on toasted brioche with Victoria plum chutney


Bowl Food

Shredded smoked duck, mango, cucumber, avocado, beansprouts, lime, sweet chilli dressing (GF, DF)

Seafood paella with prawns, mussels, mixed peppers, petit pois, lemon & parsley (GF, DF)

Thai red curry with water chestnuts, button mushrooms & peppers, rice noodles, spiced crackers (GF, DF, Vegan)


Luxury Vanilla sponge cake with, double chocolate buttercream, biscoff & edible gold 

Price: From £50 Per Person, based on 20 guests


Optional Additions and Information

Prices above are based on 10 guests, please note our minimum charge is £500

Adjustment of main menu to suit any dietary requirement, £2.50pp

 Hire of our stoneware plates for starter, main and dessert £4pp

 Sorbet course £4pp

Cheese course £8pp

Serving the drinks you supply (welcome, table wine, water from £7pp)

Seasonal floral arrangement and candles for the table (subject to availability)

Based in coastal Sussex village of Pagham near Chichester, surrounded by fantastic local produce, Jacqueline Wise and her team of chefs offer dinner parties, private catering and fine dining in the comfort of your home across West Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey.

Email Us

Tel: 01243 265000 /

07958 024832

A creative and experienced Cordon Bleu Chef trained at Tante Marie Culinary Academy, Jacqueline has worked at Buckingham Palace, The Ritz and Michelin Star restaurants


Jacqueline has been on the Radio and Television sharing her knowledge. She won TV Cookery Show 'Win it Cook it' on Channel 4, and also appeared on Masterchef The Professionals.

Jacqueline also runs Kelmsley which caters for Weddings, and Positively Delicious, a nomadic cookery school.

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