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It’s safe to say that this year, the struggles and worries of planning an amazing festive meal with your loved ones might be a little more complicated than usual. But do not fret! The best private chefs are on hand to take the burden off of your hands and ensure you still enjoy an immaculate holiday get-together. 

Take your favourite restaurant experience to the comfort of your own dining table as your private chef prepares an impressive and personalised menu just for you. Take a look below to see the selection of our favourite and most requested chefs for a private dining experience.

For the sushi lover, Hirose Abe

A sure promise kept by one of Hirose Abe’s private dinners is that your dining experience will be elevated to a whole new level. When Chef Abe prepares his “Made in Japan” quality meals, guests can feast their eyes as well as their taste buds. With his exceptional know-how and experience as a sushi master, alongside his passion for only working with the freshest ingredients, Chef Abe’s live preparation in front of guests guarantees a memorable experience for a special occasion. Although based in Paris, he offers his services across Europe. Hirose Abe’s strong Franco-Japanese culture and years of experience have led him to collaborate with multiple Michelin-starred chefs securing his reputation as one of the youngest Sushi Masters in the world. 

For the ultimate Italian experience, Gio Renzo Fioraso

This Italian chef, originally from Vicenza, but now based in London, learned his passion for gourmet Italian food at an early age. He began his trade in the family restaurant, Trattoria Veneta, where he learned quickly the basics of traditional Italian cuisine, with special tips and guidance from his grandmother. With his strong focus on using authentic and fresh ingredients, Chef Fioraso’s traditional Italian dishes will be a showstopping experience for you and your loved ones this season. If Italian delicacies like pasta, risotto, and truffles are your preference, then rest assured that Chef Fioraso will blow you away during your private home dinner.

For the Top Chef fan, Santosh Shah

Chef Santosh Shah was born and raised in a small village in Nepal, hence his deep connection and influence from the ingredients and aromas originating from this spiritual country. Shah takes traditional dishes and adds his unique creativity to craft delicacies with his own contemporary signature twist. Alongside his 13 years of experience, Shah boasts an appearance on the popular TV show Master Chef and is currently the Executive Chef at Baluchi, a contemporary fine-dining Indian restaurant in The Lalit, a luxury 5-star hotel. It is rumoured that Chef Shah takes particular delight in cooking for guests in their own home as he can witness their satisfaction first-hand.

Fit for celebrities, Saima Khan

Having served the likes of Barack Obama, the Royal Family, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Brad Pitt, and other celebrities, it’s safe to say that this chef is in high demand – and for good reason! Khan began her career at The Hampstead Kitchen, in one of London’s leafiest and most prestigious districts, and now offers a catering service from private home dinners to events of up to 500 guests. She believes in adding a touch of spice into staying at home, as it is the new norm. From Mediterranean feasts to Middle Eastern Mezze, the options are endless and delicious!

For the Greek food enthusiasts, Theo Michaels

Fine dining at home rarely comes with as much excitement as having Master Chef semi-finalist Theo Michaels cooking up a storm in your kitchen. With dishes inspired by his Greek-Cyprian roots, Theo Michael brings the beauty and simple luxury of Greek food to your home. You will find yourself enjoying Mediterranean wonders like chargrilled octopus tentacles, flambéed tiger prawn risotto, and fresh feta salad right at your own dining table! Described by the Chef himself as elegant “village food”, you’ll feel the warm summer breeze of Greek nights soothe you as you close your eyes and become transported. Celebrate this festive season with the charismatic energy of Chef Michaels in your home.

Need some inspiration? Here are our favourite ways to enjoy the services of private at-home chefs:

  • Brunch with loved ones or for a small get together with your closest pals.
  • Afternoon Tea spread with lavish sweet and savoury snacks to relax with friends and family.
  • Christmas Dinner – the most eventful dinner of the year. Let the worries of menu-planning, grocery organising, and timing slip into the hands of the professionals. The only task for you to do is enjoy!
  • Truffle or Caviar & Oyster tasting menus can be quite the experience. Looking for an activity that is a little more elegant and refined for the adults? This option is definitely the one!

No matter your preferences, these private chefs will be able to accommodate and satisfy everyone at your dining table. As the clock ticks closer to the Holiday celebrations, be sure to contact your PA at Insignia for more information or to make a booking.

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