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Mike Fishpen Personal Chef Services

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Mike Fishpen Personal Chef Services logo
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Mike Fishpen Personal Chef Services

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

(24)

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At Mike Fishpen Personal Chef Services we have been in the business of providing fantastic, fresh, top restaurant standard food in the privacy of people’s homes and board rooms for a number of years.

Whether you know exactly what you’d like, or need some guidance, everything we do is designed to create a wonderful and memorable dining experience.

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J
10 October 2019

We just had the most incredible evening thanks to Michael's wonderful cooking and our lovely waiter Michael who couldn't do enough for us. It was a faultless evening. Michael's menu was sublime, he even provided the crockery and cutlery which made things so easy for us. If you're thinking of doing something like this look no further, I would never have thought to have a private chef at my house but after winning this at an auction I would ask Michael back as a regular fixture and all our friends and family felt the same. A truly magic experience. More...

J
21 June 2019

From Start to finish , Mike was fantastic and a true talent. Thanks so much for the amazing meal.

A
3 May 2019

What can I say but pure perfection and one fantastic evening. Michael and his partner Caroline gave us the most wonderful evening with food just out of this world, love everything about it, from the ease of their arrival with everything in hand even down to cutlery and plates, the presentation, the taste, the service - we won this at a charity auction and would certainly bid again or have Michael and Caroline back!

D
16 December 2018

We had an amazing evening the food was enjoyed by us all it was delicious thoughly recomend xx

P
19 March 2018

This was the first time we had engaged the services of a private chef for a dinner party. From the initial request the communication and understanding of our requirements was exceptional. Mike is a very talented chef and his menu was outstanding. We added a waiter to the party and he enabled both my wife and I to relax from the minute our guests arrived, professionally serving them with freshly cooked canapes and champagne and then expertly delivering the very fine 6 courses cooked by Mike to our table. The kitchen was left immaculate and we had no cleaning up to do, i will be using Mike's services again and can highly recommend him to others. More...

H
5 February 2018

I booked Chef Michael for a family lunch in the comfort of our own home. Chef was very organised. We spoke beforehand about special diets and the set up, and he arrived promptly on the day well prepared. The meal was delicious with everybody going home full and talking about the tasty chicken sauce and light berry mousses. I opted for a server, Michael, who was a delight and added wonderfully to the whole experience. Chef Michael offered a great experience and even provided child friendly versions of some dishes so the babies could join in (thank you).Highly recommend. More...

M
4 January 2018

Delicious, well-presented food; friendly, fun and interesting intros to each course; and our kitchen was spotless at the end of the evening. We've already booked again for another dinner! More...

C
28 December 2017

Mike is an excellent chef, and we had a lovely meal, with each course cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend!

C
23 December 2017

Mike Fishpen and his team catered a beautiful business dinner for twelve in our home.From the time that we made the booking they were professional and a pleasure to deal with. On the day of the dinner they were impeccably well organised finally leaving an immaculately clean and tidy kitchen in the evening. The dinner was delicious. The beef was cooked exactly as we like it and we had a wonderful trio of deserts. The serving staff were polite, friendly and willing to go the extra mile when needed.Overall this was an excellent experience which we would not hesitate to repeat on another occasion. More...

D
20 December 2017

We received excellent service from start to finish from Micheal and also his head waiter. They arrived on time and with little fuss produced an outstanding 6 course taster meal for 10 of our family. The head waiter was amazing, making sure our table was laid perfectly and filling our glasses up all evening. Everything was washed and cleaned up at the end of the meal leaving us to relax and enjoy the evening. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company. Absoloutely amazing. Deserves 5 stars !! More...

R
14 December 2017

Michael delivered top class food and service to a group of eight. We liked the course introductions. He was also very helpful on wine selection.

M
14 December 2017

What a night!! we had the best night ever with Mike and his waiter Michael. The food was amazing, all cooked at our home, presented and served beautifully with much care and attention to the smallest of detail. on top of that the evening was great fun as Mike introduced each course. in the kitchen he was fun to talk to and has a great sense of humour and the banter between him and the waiter Michael was priceless.A great evening that I can't wait to repeat. More...

D
14 December 2017

Dear Mike,Thank you for creating a beautiful and memorable meal for all of us. Everyone, including myself,thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the food was tremendous! You are a talented and gifted chef; it was a blessing to have you in our home.Thank you again and I look forward to next time....Daniel More...

S
14 December 2017

Have used Michael twice - he's been brilliant both times.

K
14 December 2017

We had a delicious dinner that was beautifully presented. Micheal was very professional and had a great sense of humour. We all had a wonderful evening! Micheal bought Micheal his head waiter with him who was extremely helpful and professional. Thank you More...

L
14 December 2017

Mike delivers the most outstanding dinner! From the planning of your dinner, Mike supports, guides and then wow’s you with his outstanding culinary delights. We have had Mike cook for us a few times and would not hesitate to recommend him. Professional, mouth watering, presentation second to none and then so clean you wouldn’t know anyone has been in your kitchen. My guests yet again we’re overwhelming by an amazing evening by Mike. Thank you again. More...

M
14 December 2017

What a great night and great food. More relaxing the a restaurant. Real personal service. Mark

B
13 December 2017

I’ve used Mike’s services for our annual summer BBQ on several occasions, and the quality of the food and catering was second to none. The advice in regards to the menu and the freshness of the ingredients are spot on, and I won’t hesitate to use Mike and his team again in the near future. More...

A
12 December 2017

What a fantastic evening, great food, beautifully presented and all very tasty. Totally professional chef and waiter (and both very nice), thoroughly enjoyable experience and one that we will definately do again. XX

J
11 December 2017

No reservations whatsoever.A very well planned and well executed event.

M
22 July 2017

I recently had a Bar B Que provided by mike and his team, far from the bog standard, home made burgers were scrumptious, the 3 varieties of marinated chicken superb, a whole boned leg of lamb marinated and slowly cooked on the BBQ AMAZING, mike provided us with a great selection of vegetarian options as well. As an added extra I ordered the trio of desserts, money well spent. More...

C
22 July 2017

We've been using Mike for a number of year now. The food is always delicious and his team are attentive. The service we received from start to finish was excellent which is so reassuring when you have family or friends over for dinner. I would highly recommend him and his team. More...

H
2 June 2017

Michael is a fantastic professional chef who we have hired on several occasions and continue to do so. This includes Christmas Day, which is fantastic. The food is of the highest standards and quality and we couldn't be happier! Michael is friendly and makes you feel very comfortable in his company. We look forward to seeing you again soon for another dinner party! More...

M
27 March 2013

Having booked a self-catering long weekend on Northey Island in Essex for friends and family to celebrate my retirement, I turned my attention to the best way to cater for them. I didn't want the hassle of cooking meals; nor takeaways or restaurants as the tides would cut us off from the mainland during meal times. The best way forward seemed to be to hire a personal chef. I'd never done that before but after a short Google search I struck lucky - very lucky. Michael Fishpen was a perfect choice. From initial contact to the last meal, Michael's attention to detail was exemplary. Courteous, unobtrusive and approachable, he prepared a dining feast for three consecutive evenings that had the after-dinner chat focused for ages on what people had eaten rather than nostalgic tales about my past. With mains of meat the first night; fish the second and a buffet for the third, each meal was memorable from the mouth-watering starters to the shouldn't-really-eat-that desserts. Given the off track location and basic kitchen facilities, Michael never hesitated in delivering an eating experience that we will always remember, plus he was attentive in our unusual environment and carried out extra-curricular duties to make the weekend a success. I have no hesitation in recommending him for your personal chef needsRay,Essex More...

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Q&A

Due to popular demand and his fantastic food and service, Mike has now branched out and created Mike Fishpen Personal Chef Services.

Mike Fishpen has been a chef for over 25 years, with a wealth of experience behind him. Working at the five star Hyatt Regency Hotel, and Hilton Hotel group internationally, Bibendum and Rules restaurant in the Uk. ( To name a few)

Mike is very hands on and will still be doing dinners, as he loves his job, to cook and entertain.

We have a team of chefs that have worked in many top hotels and restaurants globally, and have plenty of experience behind them to make your chosen dinner or event truly special.

All our chefs are vetted, qualified and have up to date hygiene certificates and are fully insured.

For larger groups of people we also offer professional waiters and waitresses to provide a full service during the meal.

I wanted to be a private chef from the age of 3, and love what I do.

I have been a Private chef full time now for over 12 years, this is what I do to make a living.
Unlike commercial private chef sites out there who offer things on the "cheap " with chefs that are not actually private chefs, just cooks looking to earn a quick buck on the weekend, I concentrate fully and put all my effort into providing an excellent experience.