Personal Chef Dinner Menus – for a stress free dinner

Personal chef dinner menus

Have a look through our sample personal chef dinner menus, or take a look through our full personal chef dinner menus. There will be something there to inspire you. If you don’t see the exact dish you were looking for, please get in touch and we will do our best to sort this for you. We also have personal chef dinner menus for specific occasions; just follow the links in the menu above.

We have changed what we offer; we now have a standard menu, and a deluxe menu.  Have a look through both, and contact us if you have any questions

Click to expand our standard menus

Menu A

Farmhouse Pate
Served with crusty bread and red onion marmalade

Pan roasted supreme of chicken
Served with a smoked bacon and leek sauceServed with new potatoes and roasted baby carrots

Raspberry Pavlova
Individual meringues topped with whipped cream and fresh Raspberries

Menu B

Prawn Cocktail
Served with brown bread and butter

Cumbrian Hotpot
Cumbrian lamb and Cumberland sausage cooked in a red wine liquor topped with black pudding and sliced potatoes

Sticky Toffee Pudding
with toffee sauce, served with fresh cream or custard

Menu C

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
with olive oil, garlic and basil, served on ciabatta bread, and topped with shaved parmesan

Valentine lamb steaks
Served with a red wine and mint reduction, noisette potatoes and sautéed courgettes

Homemade Apple pie
Served with custard

Menu D

Soup of the Day
Served with crusty bread

Salmon fishcakes
Flaked salmon mixed with mashed potato and fresh dill, with mixed leaves and sweet chilli sauce.

Pan roasted supreme of chicken
Served with a smoked bacon and leek sauceServed with new potatoes and roasted baby carrots

White Chocolate and Orange Cheesecake
Topped with whipped cream

For our full personal chef dinner menus, please see below. This is, however, not an exhaustive list; if you would like to suggest items for your own personal chef dinner menus, we will do our best to acommodate them.

Starters

Farmhouse Pate
Served with crusty bread and red onion marmalade

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
with olive oil, garlic and basil, served on ciabatta bread, and topped with shaved parmesan

Balsamic red onion and goats cheese tarts
Sliced red onion cooked in balsamic vinegar, in a short crust pastry case and topped with a round of soft goat’s cheese

Homemade soup of the day
The choices are limitless.  Our suggestions include roasted carrot and fennel, lentil, leek and potato, tomato, and creamy mushroom.  Served with crusty bread

Classic prawn cocktail
North Atlantic prawns served on a bed of shredded lettuce, cloaked in our own recipe seafood sauce, with brown bread and butter

Sticky chicken wings
Coated with either barbecue or sweet chilli glaze, served with a side salad

Main Courses

Roast of the day:
Choose from chicken, rib of beef, loin of pork, lamb rump or turkey crown.  Roasts are served with roast potatoes and vegetables, and all the trimmings.

Chicken dishes:

Chicken ballotine
Chicken breast, stuffed with asparagus, rolled and then poached.  Served with a creamy garlic and white wine sauce

Chicken Chasseur
Whole chicken breast with smoked streaky bacon and mushrooms, cooked in a red wine and tomato sauce.  Served on a bed of mashed potato, with seasonal vegetables

Chicken Balti
Served with basmati rice, naan bread, poppadoms and pickles

Chicken, leek and tarragon pie
A double crust pie with a creamy chicken and leek filling.  Served with roasted sweet potatoes, glazed carrots and broccoli florets

Pan roasted supreme of chicken
Served with a smoked bacon and leek sauceServed with new potatoes and roasted baby carrots

Lamb:

Cumberland ‘tatie’ pot
Cumbrian lamb and Cumberland sausage cooked in a red wine liquor topped with black pudding and sliced potatoes, with glazed whole baby carrots

Shepherd’s pie
Topped with cheesy mash, served with seasonal vegetables

Javanese lamb curry
A mild lamb curry with coconut and lemongrass served on a bed of basmati rice, served with naan bread, poppadoms and pickles.

Valentine lamb steaks
Served with a red wine and mint reduction, noisette potatoes and sautéed courgettes

Beef:

Steak pie
A double crust pie with tender local beef.  Choose from steak and ale, steak and kidney or steak and mushroom served with garlic roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Lasagne
Minced beef lasagne, served with garlic bread and salad

Beef madras
Served on a bed of basmati rice, served with naan bread, poppadum and pickles.

Beef stroganoff
Tender strips of beef cooked in a creamy white wine sauce with Dijon mustard and paprika served on a bed of pilaf rice

Beef Bourguignon
Diced beef cooked in red wine with onion, carrot, leek, mushroom and celery. Served with mashed potato and green beans

Pork:

Somerset pork chops
Pork loin chops cooked in a creamy cider sauce with onions and sage, served with seasonal vegetables

Pork fillet and black pudding
Pan fried and served with a creamy pink peppercorn sauce, wholegrain mustard mash and French beans

Pork loin steaks
Grilled and served with a Mediterranean tomato sauce

Roast pork belly squares
Can be served with a sweet chilli glaze.  Served on a bed of mashed potato with char grilled baby carrots

Leek and bacon pie
A double crust pie with a creamy leek and bacon filling, with roasted sweet potatoes and broccoli florets

Fish:
All these items can be prepared as a fish course or as a main course with a larger portion size.

Salmon fishcakes
Flaked salmon mixed with mashed potato and fresh dill

Chilli Prawns with Cashews
Delicious stir-fry of prawns, spring onions and cashew nuts.  Served with Basmati rice

Classic fish pie
A medley of fish, wrapped in a creamy sauce topped with mashed potato.  Served with seasonal vegetables

Salmon en Croute
Delicious Salmon fillet with a creamy spinach filling wrapped in melt-in-the-mouth pastry.  Served with your choice of potato and seasonal vegetables

Baked fillet of cod
wrapped in pancetta with a creamy white wine and chive sauce

Vegetarian:

Mushroom and red pepper lasagne
Served with garlic bread and a side salad

3 bean chilli
Red kidney beans, cannellini beans and borlotti beans made to our own recipe, served on a bed of basmati rice

Roasted Mediterranean vegetable couscous
Served with crusty bread

Mushroom Stroganoff
Whole button mushrooms cooked in our own creamy stroganoff sauce; served on a bed of  pilaff rice.

Bean Goulash
A red kidney and haricot bean goulash served with egg noodles

Stuffed Peppers
Red peppers baked with a mushroom, red pepper and pine nut stuffing

Desserts

Fruit pie / Crumble
Depending what is available and in season, your choice of fruit wrapped in sweet pastry or topped with delicious crumble.  Examples include Apple, Rhubarb and Gooseberry.  Served with custard, fresh cream or ice cream

Banoffee Pie
A biscuit base with a rich toffee topping topped with whipped cream and sliced banana

Eton mess
Strawberries and mini meringues served in a tall glass, bound with whipped cream and topped with strawberry sauce

Raspberry Pavlova
Individual meringues topped with whipped cream and fresh Raspberries

Sticky toffee pudding
With toffee sauce, served with custard or fresh cream

Cheesecake
Choose from white chocolate and orange, after eight, chocolate and ginger or lemon curd

Click to expand our deluxe menus

Menu A:

Chicken liver and smoked bacon parfait
With crusty bread

Corn fed chicken supreme
With baby leeks and wild mushroom sauce

Mirrored chocolate mousse cake
With Chambord cream

Menu B:

Asparagus, blue cheese and red onion tartlet
With rocket, and balsamic dressing

Sweet potato and goats cheese ravioli
With shaved parmesan and chilli oil

Chilled lemon soufflé
With Cointreau Chantilly cream and white chocolate shavings

Menu C:

Smoked duck and fig salad
With watercress and rocket

Poached salmon in dill infused fish stock
With leek and watercress dauphinoise

White chocolate panna cotta
With a citrus glaze

Menu D:

Individual smoked salmon terrine
with prawn mousse filling and baguette crisp

Oven baked cod loin with leeks and rosemary
With potato rosti and pea puree

Confit duck legs
With warm puy lentil salad

Crème brulée
With a lavender shortbread biscuit and raspberry coulis

Or choose from our extensive menu:

Starters:

Chicken liver and smoked bacon parfait
With crusty bread

 Individual smoked salmon terrine
with prawn mousse filling and baguette crisp

 Smoked duck and fig salad
With watercress and rocket

 Asparagus, blue cheese and red onion tartlet
With rocket and balsamic dressing

Creamy Stilton and garlic mushrooms
Served on a toasted ciabatta with mixed leaves

Fish course:

Oven baked cod loin with leeks and rosemary
With potato rosti and pea puree

 Poached salmon in dill infused fish stock
With leek and watercress dauphinoise

 Prawn and smoked salmon ravioli
With prawn velouté

 Pan fried trout with garlic, lemon, and parsley
Served on asparagus tips

 Sea bass fillet
With Provençal vegetables and basil oil

 Main course:

Confit duck legs
With warm puy lentil salad

 Corn fed chicken supreme
With baby leeks and wild mushroom sauce

 Fillet of beef wellington
With mini fondant potatoes, sautéed kale and rosemary jus

 Sautéed lamb noisette
With maxim potatoes and asparagus

 Roast breast of pheasant
With vanilla and pear

 Vegetarian dishes

Field Mushroom wellington
With spinach and blue stilton, wrapped in puff pastry with a red wine and shallot sauce

 Sweet potato and goats cheese ravioli
With shaved parmesan and chilli oil

 Roasted Vegetable and nut stroganoff
Roasted vegetables with cashew and pistachio nuts in creamy stroganoff sauce with pilaff rice

 Dessert:

Chilled lemon soufflé
With Cointreau Chantilly cream and white chocolate shavings

White chocolate panna cotta
With a citrus glaze

 Crème brulée
With a lavender shortbread biscuit and raspberry coulis

 Mirrored chocolate mousse cake
With Chambord cream

 Selection of local cheeses
A selection of 4 different cheeses served with crackers, red grapes, and plum chutney

 Coffee and chocolates

Coffee or tea
Locally sourced coffee and tea, served with handmade chocolates

 

For both menus, we also offer drinks packages including wine pairing (roughly, as we’re caterers, not sommeliers), and sparkling wine.  Just let us know, and we will give you a quote