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The Dineindulge service is a private chef experience brought direct to you.
Combining a personal chef hire service with restaurant quality cuisine, your home chef will freshly prepare & cook your chosen menu by taking over your kitchen, serving & introducing each dish to you at the table and then washing up at the end.
We offer a selection of 20 set menus in St James’s for you to choose from, with something for everyone from Tapas & BBQ Sharing menus to our Deluxe Tasting range. Read more...
Traditionally, hiring a private chef at home was something reserved for the super rich so whilst we’ve all probably heard of a private chef (sometimes called a personal chef) most people have never booked or experienced one.
One of the key motivations here at Dineindulge is to make the hiring of a private chef in St James’s quick, easy and accessible to everyone and as such we want to make the booking of a personal chef a genuine alternative to eating out, hence our tag line “Bringing the Restaurant to You”.
In order to do this, it’s important for us to educate people on what a private chef is, how the service works and most importantly that this experience is now available and it’s easy to hire a chef for anyone across St James’s.
What does a Private Chef do?
A private chef will prepare and cook for you in your own home or accommodation. Therefore, unlike in a restaurant where the chef/s cater for a large number of different groups of people, a personal chef is catering specifically for you, the customer who booked them, and your guests.
The private chef’s job is to meet the needs and requirements of specifically your party and do this all in the comfort and surroundings of your home. They also do all the shopping, service and clearing away, including the washing up, and this is why we call it a private chef experience.
How to hire a Personal Chef
The concept of Dineindulge is to do all the hard work for you so hiring a private chef becomes as easy as ordering a takeout. You don’t need to worry about finding the chef, vetting them, interviewing them, trialing them or even telling the chef what to do as we’ve done all of this for you.
When you hire a chef with Dineindulge you can relax in the knowledge that wherever you are, we’ll provide you with the best private chef available who is more than capable of delivering the restaurant quality experience you desire in the comfort of your own home.
You can read a step by step guide on how to hire a chef with Dineindulge here…
Ideal for Parties, Events & Special Occasions at home or on holiday from £24.99/head
Click on the video above for a preview of how our private chef hire service works…
Here’s How It Works
The aim of our service is to make the booking process from choosing a menu to the arrival of your private chef (at the place & time you want them) as quick & easy as possible for you.
This is how we do it…
Browse our delicious selection of set menus & choose one to your liking.
On selection the full price of the booking is displayed for you.
Once you’re happy you can book & pay for your order securely online.
Select any menu, pay just a £60 deposit & change your menu choice up to 14 days before your event.
Sit back, relax & we’ll organise the rest for you.
All that is left for you to do is to confirm your event details including Eat Time & Full Event Address. You’ll be sent an email with access to our event portal requesting this information as well as allowing you to invite your guests to select their menu choices.
If we have any questions we’ll contact you but we’re open 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday if you need us and we’ll send you a number of reminders and confirmations leading up to your event.
On the day of your event, your chef will arrive on average 1 to 2 hours before your eat time with all the food and ingredients. They will take over your kitchen preparing, cooking & serving your chosen menu to you and then do a full clear & clean down of the kitchen.
Can I book a private chef & decide on the menu & numbers later? Yes! You can hire a chef and secure your date with a £60 deposit against any personal chef quote. But this doesn’t commit you to the menu or heads which you can adjust up to 14 days before your event.
If we hire a chef, do we all have to select the same dish? No. On any of our private chef menus where you see more than one option per course, your guests get a choice from those options. Post booking you’ll be able to invite your guests to individually select their menu choices through our menu choice tool and so they’ll get to choose which dish they would like from each course.
We have vegan guests & other dietary needs, will this work when booking a chef at home? Although an at home private chef service we can still cater for almost all dietary requirements in one menu. Post booking your guests will detail their needs and our events team will make sure the relevant adjustments are made to ensure each guest is accommodated for by your personal chef on the day. So when choosing a menu, start by selecting one that fits your budget and that has courses best suited to most of your group.