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About CHEF James

JAMES MCLAUGHLIN

As a private chef in Hereford with over 30 years experience, I feel blessed to have catered for a broad range of clients, from royalty to top business directors, both privately and in some of the countries finest restaurants.

Now based in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside, where I am spoilt for choice with the finest local ingredients, I hand-pick the very best local suppliers and pride myself on working with small, sustainable producers. This both supports the local economy and ensures that my ingredients are of the highest quality.

I have experience of working in the counties finest establishments as well as working for two of Hereford’s prestigious events catering companies where I was an integral part in helping them to achieve their number one status in the local area.

I love the flexibility and creativity that my private cheffing job allows, enabling me to create exciting and personalised menus for fabulous dinner parties. I can cater for any sized event whilst accommodating simple lower budget arrangements to extravagant fine dining.

GET INSPIRED

I WILL GO THE EXTRA MILE TO CREATE THE PERFECT DINING EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR EVENT

PRIVATE DINING

An in-house dining experience is the perfect way to add a touch of luxury to your dinner party. I will work with you to create an exquisite menu and then I will take care of the rest, leaving you to enjoy the company of your guests and the delicious food in the comfort of your own home.

WEDDINGS & FUNCTIONS

I specialise in intimate fine-dining experiences. I know that choosing your wedding suppliers is a big decision, it is the biggest day of your life after all! With that in mind, I will work with you to design your perfect wedding menu, to make your day even more special. No request is too great or small, I can be flexible to your wants and needs.

LOCATION DINING

Similar to the in-house dining experience, I can cater for your dinner party at a location of your choice. This works very well if you have hired a holiday cottage for a long weekend and would like to hire a private chef to take care of the cooking. This takes the pressure off and means that you can totally relax and enjoy your down-time, whilst I take care of the dishes.

CELEBRATIONS & EVENTS

My years of experience and exceptional attention to detail means that I am able to produce outstanding results. No matter what the theme of your special occasion, I can provide catering to suit. I am experienced in menu-planning and creation and would be happy to help and advise you with your menu selection.

"His food is incredible, as is his presentation."

"I have known James for about 10 years now and he has done many lunches and dinners for me in and around Herefordshire & Shropshire. James' catering is always of the highest standard and I would definitely say that he is a better than average chef. He never flaps, is always reliable, relaxed, efficient and most importantly his food is incredible, as is his presentation."

MAKE A BOOKING

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK CHEF JAMES OR HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE USE THE CONTACT FORM BELOW.

Humble and honest. No nonsense. No hidden prices.

"THERE IS NO LOVE SINCERER THAN THE LOVE OF FOOD."

- GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

REVIEWS

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Anna Unwin
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Delicious food, great service and would use again.
Jamie Heatly
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James catered for our wedding. He was great and very easy to work with - took on board the type of menu we wanted and made some great suggestions. All went smoothly on the day. The guests all loved it. I would recommend him.
Gabrielle
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James is a wonderful chef! We used him for our wedding and he was there at every stage. Helping us design a beautiful menu that we loved, to helping us find the serving staff, to the logistics of a wedding in two locations and a marquee! He even organised our delicious food for the next days party. Would highly recommend.
Jane H
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Jimmy was our house chef for a week last summer when we rented a country house and filled it with friends. He provided wonderful food, catering flexibly for children and adults, some with severe allergies, with imagination and flair for 3 meals a day. He was lovely to have around and great to work with. Highly recommended.
Charlotte
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James is a brilliant chef. He is humble but produces delicious food. I would highly recommend him as a private chef for your event.
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