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As an experienced chef, Rachel believes that honest, locally-sourced food shouldn’t be messed around with. She favours the no-nonsense approaches of chefs like Jason Atherton, Jo Pratt, Gizzi Erskine, Deliciously Ella, Piere Koffman and Mike Robinson.
Like them, Rachel’s style is individual, always sourcing seasonal produce to create flavoursome food that speaks for itself, whether she’s feeding 4 or 400 guests, the late Duchess of Devonshire, Lulu or the Queen.
Rachel is passionate about traditional puddings; people come from far and wide to taste her Christmas plum bread-and-butter pudding with English brandy. Rachel is also one of the few chefs that can prepare and cook British game really, really well.
Rachel believes that food is a precious commodity that should be enjoyed and respected. Much of her inspiration comes from her great, great grandma’s cookbook. And when you’re cooking with ingredients that you’ve grown yourself, like her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother before her, there’s nothing quite like it.
Hosting a family celebration, private dinner or corporate event is stressful enough without having to worry whether the food will make or break the occasion. Reassuringly Rachel has been catering for prestigious functions for almost 20 years.
She’s catered for events attended by the Queen, former Prime Minister John Major, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles (on numerous occasions). Rachel has also catered for Lulu, the singer Sade, the British Superbike Champions and the Scottish Rugby Union.
Although Rachel can comfortably cater for 800 (like she did for the opening of Jubilee Hall at the Savoy attended by the Queen), these days she prefers smaller parties of up to 150 guests.
Due to her many commitments it isn’t always possible for Rachel to be there on the day. But she works with some superb, personally-sourced caterers whom she trusts to prepare, present and deliver the food exactly as she would herself.
Pop-up restaurants are all the rage at the moment. And Rachel can set up a themed pop-up restaurant catering for up to 45 people just about anywhere you wish. In your own home, at your business, in a church hall, at a country fair, you name it and Rachel will be happy to organise it.
She will work with you to create bespoke menus focusing on local, seasonal ingredients in any style of cuisine – from good old British cooking through to Asian, Oriental, Mediterranean, African or Cajun dishes.
Rachel also runs a regular monthly pop-up restaurant – the Secret Supper Club – in her countryside home, catering for up to 40 people. With invitation coming via email and bookings taken on a first-come, first-served basis, you and your friends could be lucky enough to reserve a table. Please be aware that there is no menu choice available, but with advance notice we can cater for vegetarians and guests with food allergies. Rachel often uses nuts in her recipes or when cooking in her kitchen so there may be traces.
Bespoke Cookery Classes
Whether in your home, a cookery school or one of Rachel’s famous cookery weekends at her Lincolnshire bed-and-breakfast, Rachel’s hands-on cookery lessons will give you the confidence and inspiration to cook using the finest seasonal ingredients.
Rachel’s style is relaxed and informal yet hugely informative. She believes that entertaining and everyday meals should be fun to create and straightforward, especially if you’re pushed for time as many of us are in this modern age.
Rachel’s bespoke cookery classes will show you how to create amazing dishes from the best local seasonal meat and veg, the kind of food that you’ll love to serve to family and friends. Or if you want to learn how to make or bake something impressive for a special occasion like a wedding, a party or a five-course ‘silver service’ dinner, Rachel can put together a bespoke cookery class that will show you how.
With Rachel’s finesse in crafting the most sumptuous of delicacies, the catering for your big day is handled with great care.
From the first stages of planning, when making vital menu decisions for the main event, organising drinks and canapés for the evening reception, and even planning a wedding breakfast, Rachel will deliver on taste and presentation to satiate both you and your guests’ appetites.
For weddings and catering services, contact Rachel directly at firstname.lastname@example.org