• Book a private Chef dining experience...
  • ...Or hire a chef to go on holiday with you!
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Holiday Catering

Enjoy Gourmet Dining Experiences with our New Service

We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service.

Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal or a chef to cook for you during part or all of your holiday – it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

Contact us via this form for more info.

Option 1

Throw a spectacular dinner party...

We've partnered with La Belle Assiette to make hosting an amazingly memorable dinner party at your villa or chateau
an absolute breeze.

Available on bookings in the UK and France, our chefs will take care of everything from start to finish. They'll bring all
the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and
even clean up afterwards. All you have to do is sit back, maybe enjoy a glass of wine or two, and anticipate the amazing gastronomic experience that’s on the way!

You can check out our range of delicious menus here,
starting at £39pp. Special experiences can be arranged
too – from cookery classes to canapé receptions, we’ve 
got your covered. Just let us know what you’re after.

  • Note: The single meal dining experience is only available when you've booked one of our UK or French properties.

Booking your special meal

Booking is as easy as whipping up a cheese sandwich too – just follow these four simple steps:

1. Browse the selection of tempting menus

2. Fill out this form with

  • The menu you’d like
  • The date and time of your special lunch or dinner
  • The number of guests – along with any kids in the party!
  • Any allergies or dietary requirements

3. Our partner La Belle Assiette will contact you confirming the details, along with a link to confirm the booking and pay securely online.

4. The chef will contact you to confirm the details of your meal and answer any questions you might have.


On the day of the event...

Here's what you can expect on the big day:

  • The chef will arrive approximately 2 hours before the start of service, along with all the ingredients needed to cook your chosen meal in your kitchen.
  • The chef will cook and serve each dish to you – and they’re happy to pass on some tips if you want to improve your own cookery!
  • Before leaving, the chef will ensure the kitchen has been cleaned.

Treat Yourself to Delicious Eats while on Holiday

Arrange a gourmet dinner party or hire a professional chef to cook
your meals for the duration of your stay! 

Option 2

 ...Or hire a chef on holiday with you!

If you’re looking for fantastic food throughout your stay, our holiday chef service is the way to go. We can help find the right chef to suit your tastes and requirements, ensuring the highest quality meals while you’re away - wherever your villa holiday might be!

All chefs are professionally trained and come with with years of cooking experience, from Cordon Bleu schools to some of Europe's finest Michelin-starred restaurants.

Prices start from £120 per day for a single meal each day and rise up to £350 per day for a fully-catered holiday. Hiring a private chef for all or part of your holiday means you've got one less thing to worry about - and means you'll enjoy sumptuous dishes created especially for you to enjoy.

  • Note: We offer this service with local chefs in France and the UK, but they can also travel further abroad upon request.

Hiring a Chef

Interested? Just contact us via this form with the following information:

  • The rate you want to pay, dependent on the level of service required – see Pricing Guidelines below.
  • The days and hours a day you’d like the chef to work (e.g., “Three meals a day for the duration of the holiday.”)
  • Languages required
  • Any other useful information, including menu preferences and dietary requirements 

And we’ll sort out the perfect chef for your holiday!

Holiday Chef - Pricing Guidelines

The rates depend on the chef's experience, the location and the number and type of meals a day (different rates for breakfast, lunch and dinner), so each request is bespoke to your holiday catering needs.

We will provide rates upon request and try to accommodate to your budget (whatever it might be). Nevertheless, here's what you can expect form your bespoke quote:

  • 1 meal per day = £120-250/day
  • 2 meals per day = £150-300/day
  • 3 meals per day = £150-350/day

Typically, if you are a group of up to 6 people and don't require fancy menus, you can expect to pay the lowest rate according to how many meals you require (£120-£150/day); A group of 8-12 is around £200-£250/day; Bigger groups (15+) will pay the highest rate (£250-£350/day) and helpers and/or waiters may also be included in the quote.

Please note that preparation, service and transport costs are all included in the price. Ingredients are not included and are either reimbursed to the chef upon presentation of food bills or bought in advance by you.

For any enquiries complete this form, or give our friendly concierge team a call on 0800 133 7999.

...Bon Appétit!

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Free Concierge Service

We can help tailor your perfect holiday

  • We'll shortlist villas we think you'll love
  • We can recommend local restaurants, attractions and things to do
  • We'll help you organise catering, childcare or any extras that you need

We'll email you our suggestions - if you decide to book, we can do that for you

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Our resident wedding expert can help you organize the wedding of your dreams

  • We can assist with everything from arranging suppliers and catering to hotel bookings for guests
  • We'll help you with the booking process from start to finish
  • This service is absolutely free!