Hire a Private Chef at Home

At Jacqueline Wise Chef's, we look to source ingredients as locally, sustainably and ethically as possible. We relish working with fantastic local producers to bring you the very best produce Sussex and the surrounding areas has to offer.


Our prices start from just £67pp based on 6 guests enjoying canapes and four courses. Our friendly and experienced chefs will cook your meal fresh on site, serve, clear and do all the washing up! We do not charge VAT and can accomodate all dietary requirements. 


We are Covid Safe. All our team wear PPE and face coverings and are trained in our exceptionally high food safety standards. If covid prevents your dinner party from going ahead, we can simply move your booking to a new date, or refund your deposit minus a small admin fee of £25. 

Luxury Winter Fine Dining 

Featuring the very best local, homegrown and organic ingredients, this ultimate feel-good set menu for the winter season is a fantastic reason to host a dinner party. Create the restaurant experience at home and bring your loved ones together to celebrate good food and good times. We will provide beautiful stoneware plates as well as all food, serving, clearing and washing up. All you have to do is enjoy the food and drink the wine! Sound good, contact us today! 


Balcombe dairy ‘Blue clouds’ cheese & pear crostini with honeyed walnuts


Selsey crab tartlet with sorrel, clotted cream, red chilli & dill oil


Wild local duck breast, madeira, orange and ginger sauce, chestnut, kale & bacon bubble & squeak, bitter greens


Banoffee trifle with an Irish coffee shot


Selection of local cheeses, allotment chutney, crackers, fruit and honey


Available from November to January 2020

Four guests: £400 (£100pp)

Five Guests: £475 (£95pp)

Six Guests: £510 (£85pp)


Includes all food, preparation, travel, cooking onsite, serving, clearing, washing up and plate hire.

Why Hire a Chef?

Spend your evening enjoying your guest's company, not washing up


Having a friendly and professional chef prepare your meal, serve, clear and wash up while you relax will mean you can enjoy your guests company, without the usual stress of entertaining. Just eat the food and drink the wine!


Everyone will be catered for, celiac, lactose free or vegan, no probem


Allergies and food intolerances can make eating out a nightmare, booking our service guarantees all your guests dietary requirements and tastes are catered for, with out any additional cost as we can prepare ahead with them in mind.


Create a 'sense of occasion' to be remembered


From Birthdays to Anniversaries and gatherings of family and friends, good food brings people together and makes them happy. Our chefs are specifically trained to make the host feel at ease that their event will be a success from the moment they arrive. Whether it be your first Private Dining Experience or one of many enjoyable times entertaining, we can bring the right level of engagement to the party and add that something extra - a truly personal service.


Private Dining is perfect for those with families or elderly guests


No need for a baby sitter when dining at home, we bring the restaurant to you. Elderly guests who may prefer the comfort of being at home, can also join in the fun too.


It can cost less than eating out


From parking and taxis, to baby sitters and expensive wine, eating out can be pricey. Spend your savings on fine wines instead!


Learn tips and tricks from your Chef


Watch as gorgeous dishes are plated up in front of your very eyes. Learn new skills and ideas and hear interesting chef stories from the other side of the pass, sure to please any fellow foodie!


How does it work?

Your professional chef will bring all the tasty ingredients with them, cook, serve, clear and wash up. For parties of 10 or more your chef may require an assistant; we can provide professional waiting staff and additional chefs if needed.


Choose from our current menu or speak to our team about bespoke options.

Prices start from just £50pp, based on 10 diners enjoying Artisan breads, followed by three courses. We can also offer canapés, sorbet and cheese courses if you feel like a little more indulgence, and why not!


For most events, our clients provide their own crockery, cutlery and glassware. However, we can also supply this, please just ask.

Based in rural Sussex village Ardingly, surrounded by fantastic local produce, Jacqueline Wise Chefs offers Private Dining in the comfort of your home, and runs Pop up Restaurants across West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey, Kent and London

Email Us

Tel: 01444 891578

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 and reached the semi finals of Young Chef of the Year competition. She won TV Cookery Show 'Win it Cook it' on Channel 4, and also appeared on Masterchef The Professionals.

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