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"I could not recommend Jacqueline Wise Chefs more highly. Our chef Karleen and waitress were wonderful. The food was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection, clearly using good quality ingredients.

The booking process was easy and clear, and the communication was excellent.

On the evening Karleen and her helper were wonderful with our guests and very flexible to ensure we had the best possible experience. They also left the kitchen totally spotless. I would not hesitate to book through Jacqueline Wise Chefs again- thank you for a wonderful evening" 

Leonora, Dinner Party for 16, Lingfield, Surrey


"Jacqueline and her team catered for 18 people for a birthday celebration at our house on 4 August 2019. Nick, our chef for the day, prepared canapés and a four course sit down lunch, which was excellent. Jacqueline was very helpful from start to finish, helping me decide on a menu, making last minute adaptations for children and dietary requirements, and was both professional and friendly, putting me at ease. I enjoyed the day so much, being able to relax completely, knowing the cooking and service was in good hands. Also, the kitchen was spotless when Nick and his team left. I would strongly recommend Jacqueline Wise Chefs as they will make your day truly enjoyable."

Carol, Dinner Party Catering, Horsham, West Sussex



"Hello Jacqueline and Team, Just to let you know we had a wonderful party! Our chef and assistant were both great, and became part of the party with their friendliness and efficiency. Everyone agreed it was a real pleasure having them with us. The food was fantastic and plentiful - loved the crab tartlets! Please pass my thanks again to both of them! Very best regards, and I will definitely get in touch. Best Regards, RJ

Private Dining, Guildford, Surrey


"It was an absolute delight to welcome you and your team into our house for our celebration. Consummately professional, while being open and engaging in all aspects of the evening. I could not have wished for better service. The food was amazing, especially considering the varied diets (expected and unexpected!) with which you had to cope. I don’t know what went on behind the scenes, but the end product was way beyond what I had hoped for. Thank you so much for that! 

You were very generous to cater for us yourself, given that that evening was the broadcast of your appearance on “Masterchef - The Professionals”. We were honoured that you took the time to cater for us when you could easily have sent someone else. It speaks volumes about your dedication and professionalism that you came to us that night. 

The food you produced in our kitchen was first-class, and has received hugely favourable comments from everyone. The attention to detail was exemplary. We all had such a good evening, thanks to you. I cannot imagine anybody being able to improve on what you achieved for us. Thank you once more.

Jon, Private Dinner Party, Haywards Heath, West Sussex.



"We would not hesitate in highly recommending Jacqueline's services. Her friendly, knowledgeable staff took all the stress away from minute one for our staff team event, and were very sensitive to bringing the event in on budget. The food was amazing, lovely and fresh and was very well received by all. Our special dietary requirements were also taken care of with a great deal of thought too. Have no doubt, we’ll be back." 

YAZOO, Dinner Party Catering, Horsham, West Sussex


The chef provided a wonderful private dining experience for my Dad’s birthday celebrations. The food was delicious, particularly the chocolate torte. She was extremely professional and happy to adapt one of the dishes to suit personal preferences. We would thoroughly recommend Jacqueline Wise Chefs!

Private Dining, Reigate, Surrey


"Our Chef cooked an amazing three course meal for myself and a group of friends. We enjoyed the dinner party very much. Fabulous food, great service and the kitchen is amazingly clean saving us a job at the end of a relaxing weekend break. Thank you."

Dinner Party Catering, Brighton, Sussex


"Jacqueline developed a menu of canapés specifically designed to complement each of our new tea blends.  She has made relevant and tasty menu recommendations on canapé food pairing to the different qualities and flavours of the teas and has adapted her initial proposals to suit our needs.  The food has been excellent and always delivered on time, with help on presentation.  I would highly recommend Jacqueline’s food and she is a pleasure to work with."

Georgina, Twinings Tea UK, Canapes, London & Hampshire Locations


"We absolutely adored the food- the proof was literally in the pudding as we ate every last crumb on our plates. I would highly recommend her very delicious food and her lovely personality and professionalism- would definitely use her services again!

Caroline, Private Dining, Burgess Hill, West Sussex


"Jacqueline prepared the best dinner party ever! My guests were really delighted with the food and the exceptional care taken in every aspect of presentation."

Sonia, Birthday Dinner Party, Croydon, South London


"Better food than we have had at any restaurant and so much more personal, plus also more cost effective! We especially loved the duck and dauphinoise potatoes and your gluten free options; thank you Jacqueline." 

Susan and Family, Birthday Dinner Party, Chiswick, Surrey


"Jacqueline really brings fine dining to the comfort and intimacy of your home, allowing you to treat your friends and family to the top cuisine you enjoy. It absolutely allows you to enjoy the meal and wine with your guests without having the stress of preparing and cooking it.

Jacqueline’s ability and attention to detail in her cooking were fantastic and made for a wonderful evening. There is no need for us to stress over dinner with guests any more!"

Ben, Private Dinner Party Catering, Woking, Surrey 


"Thank you so much to you for making my birthday lunch such a memorable event. Everyone thought the food was delicious and were impressed by its quality and the smooth service. I don't think there was a single plate that wasn't cleared. It was lovely for me to be in the middle of everything instead of doing trips in and out of the kitchen."

Liz, Private Dining Birthday Lunch, Farnham, Surrey


"Yet again an excellent evening had by all! The selection, taste and unique experience was really enjoyed by all. My wife was just blown away with it all, a really fantastic evening in every way. Many thanks for your excellent contribution."

Stuart, Private Dinner Party Catering, Guildford, Surrey


"Just coming back down to earth, i.e. cooked Sunday roast – I think I could get used to having a resident chef! Well, only if he/she was as good at cooking and as pleasant as you and your team! Just wanted to thank you for making our family celebration so special - the food was absolutely delicious and so beautifully presented. We shall certainly pass on your details to friends."

Linda, Dinner Party Catering, Cranleigh, Surrey


Having been let down at the last minute by another chef Jacqueline stepped in and saved the day. The food was excellent as was the service and my mum thoroughly enjoyed her 80th birthday. I would without doubt highly recommend her and am now trying to think of another occasion when I can re-book !! Once again many thanks.

Paula, Private Dining, East Grinstead, West Sussex


The delicious food was enjoyed by all at our tasting last week. Thank you for matching dishes to our blends, the vanilla panna cotta with raspberry coulis & almond shortbread biscuits were certainly a favourite. We will be in touch about future events for sure. 

Catering Manager, Moet Hennessy, London

Based in rural Sussex village Ardingly, surrounded by fantastic local produce, Jacqueline Wise and her team of chefs offer Private Dining in the comfort of your home, as well as Pop up Restaurants and Cookery Workshops across West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey, Kent and London

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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.

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