Prices

Personal Chef Services

Once we've discussed what you want I will calculate a price and ask you to confirm it is acceptable. 

You can if you wish choose to set a budget, in which case I will do my best to design a menu around that.  

Where the total charge (time + ingredients + travel expenses) is greater than £100, a deposit is required to cover the cost of ingredients. This is usually £50, or £100 for larger functions. The balance is due on the day.

Cook With The Chef

Lessons at your home are usually 3 hours long, and cost £75 plus ingredients.

I don't usually arrange lessons on Saturdays, but if I do the cost is £110 for 3 hours.

Although I ask you to do your own shopping, if there is anything you can't get, I can probably bring it along, or source it for you.

Waitress Service

I can supply a waitress service for dinner parties and other functions. For formal meals for 8 or more, waitress service is included in the price I quote you.

In all cases customers supply crockery and cutlery, and set the dinner table.

Service levels are as follows:

Chef Service I will serve the meals, clear the table, load the dishwasher with crockery and cutlery. Kitchen equipment, utensils and surfaces will be left as they were before arrival. Service finishes once desserts are served. Up to 8 diners.
Included in price
Waitress Service The waitress will serve the meal, clear the table, and load the dishwasher. Kitchen equipment, utensils and surfaces will be left as they were before arrival. Service finishes once desserts are served.
Approx. £50, if not already included
Full Service The waitress will serve the meal and drinks, and clear the table. Washing up of crockery and cutlery will be done as required, including loading the dishwasher if available. Kitchen equipment, utensils and surfaces will be left as they were before arrival. Service finishes once the meal (including tea, coffee and cheese if appropriate) and washing up is complete.
Approx. £80 extra, if waitress not already included

Travel Expenses

If I need to travel more than 15 miles one way to your home or cottage then I charge for the full distance travelled at 25p per mile . See example charges below. I am based in the village of Colne, near St. Ives, Cambridgeshire.

My maximum travelling distance for a single day trip is about 1 1/2 hours each way. That's around 80 miles.

Sample travel charges, total for outward plus return journey:

WHERE
CHARGE
Bedford £15
Cambridge (central) no charge
Ely no charge
Huntingdon no charge
Kings Lynn £25
London (central) £45
Milton Keynes £25
Northampton £25
Norwich £40
Peterborough £12
St. Ives, Cambs no charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If parking charges are incurred they are also chargeable - parking must be provided for me at or very close to the venue.

Payment

Completion of payment is due on provision of services, i.e. on the day.

Payment can be made:
- in cash
- by cheque (payable to Wild In The Pantry)
- direct to my bank account (phone me for details)