Comments from previous guests...
Brett, thank you so much for a great meal last Saturday. The food was excellent and everyone raved about the ginger ice-cream. Thank you also for leaving the kitchen so clean, it was great to only have to do minimal clearing up the next morning.
Jackie, Ealing - June 2013
We had 12 friends for dinner, and Brett put together an amazing feast of flavours! a true professional!
Pilar and Marc, North London - June 2013
Thank you, it was great to meet you too. We all continued to rave about your cooking long after you left! Your dishes really were superb, so full of vibrant flavours and colour. The perfect meal for our wedding day!
Leila Vahdani, Surrey - May 2013
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Just wanted to thank you again for a really great evening on Saturday - everybody has been raving about the food and we’ve been continuing to enjoy the leftovers!
David Arnold, Surrey - January 2013
This time a review by a food blogger.
The Life of Yablon (Sept 2012)
Thanks so much for coming and making our evening so special, we had a really great time and it was so amazing to have you with us cooking. Your food was brilliant, everyone was raving about it on Sunday, and I’ve been telling anyone who will listen to me about it! We certainly won’t forget our anniversary party.Amanda Sharp, Herts - May 2012
I wanted to say a big thank you for Saturday night. It was nothing short of excellent and your food and personality combined made a celebratory evening very special indeed
Paul Weedon, London - May 2012
Brett provided a very professional service, very well planned and organised with delicious food. My guests loved the experience, it was a surprise for my boyfriends birthday and he said it was actually his best birthday ever and his best dinner party ever! Brett made sure everything ran smoothly, he coped very well considering it was a holiday let, which once there, we discovered had very limited serving dishes and plates, we wouldn't have known this was the case from the way it was dealt with and all we had to do was relax and enjoy the evening. Would definitely recommend Your Thai Chef, he worked tirelessly, with time spent buying ingredients, preparing what he could beforehand, driving to the venue and about five hours preparing dinner, cooking and then clearing everything up spotlessly! So very good value for the hours he spent. Thanks Brett for a fabulous evening
Helen Beales, Hertfordshire - May 2012
I wanted to thank you very much for the meal last night. We are all still talking about it and how much better it was to have a meal of that quality in relaxed surroundings at home rather than restaurant food. You were really unobtrusive and let us get on with it....and my partner is looking forward to the leftovers!
Rachel George, Surrey - March 2012
Thank you for the lovely dinner you cooked for us last night. It was a truly enjoyable experience which we relished and the food was absolutely perfection. Definitely for a special occasion we will contact you for your service and we will recommend you to our family and friends.
Rob, London - November 2011
We all want to say a big thank you for the delicious food you cooked for us last night. As you could see we also had a lot of fun. I know we didn't do justice to all your food as the portions were so generous but John and I are looking forward to finishing the jungle curry tonight. We would recommend you without hesitation and hopefully we will repeat the experience in the not too distant future.
Rosalind Coulter, Surrey - February 2011
Thank you Brett for being our Thai chef for the day, your food was delicious, combined with your professional attitude and warm approach made for an absolutely super experience, we look forward to the next time.
Delphine Kingston, London - December 2010
We had a most enjoyable and stress free family celebration thanks to you. The food was great, especially the wonderful Yum beef starter. Our guests felt spoilt to have their own chef and it meant I could focus on them rather than spend my time in the kitchen. It was a pleasure to welcome you into our home and my kitchen which you treated with the utmost respect. We look forward to our next dinner party when we will most certainly give you a call!! Thank you.
Maxine & Geoff Hayward, Surrey - December 2010
I just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for Saturday night, the surprise dinner party was a big hit as was your delicious food and your quiet but attentive service.<br />I'm sure we'll be using your services again, in fact we're trying to think of something to celebrate so we can!
Kevin Hines, Surrey - November 2010
I'm writing to you to say a massive thank you for cooking at my girlfriend's birthday on Saturday. Straight from my initial enquiry the service was nothing but consumately professional and a total pleasure. Come the day of the event, you removed any stress that could have occurred by arriving perfectly on time and putting everybody at ease with his your light hearted manner. When it came to the food, from the delicious canapes through the fabulous curries to the cooling desserts, no superlatives can fully justify how tasty each dish was. I can only thank you Brett for a wonderful and unique service that we will most definately be using again. I would recommend you to anyone looking to put a special twist on a night in. Keep up the good work until we see you next!
Tom Nesbitt, London - October 2010
Thank you so much Brett for cooking for me and my family last weekend. The food was as delicious as it was the first time you cooked for us last year. You made my 40th birthday really special and I will be recommending you to all my friends. I hope the journey to Somerset and back wasn't too much for you!
Kate East, Buckinghamshire - September 2010
Thank you so much for a really wonderful evening. Carla's surprise 30th birthday dinner was just amazing, your food was beyond our expectations, and we are still talking about it to all who will listen! What made it even more special was the fact that you catered for all our tastes - half of us hot and spicy and the other half not too spicy. Nothing was too much trouble for you, it was a really fab evening, and we will definitely be in touch for another special meal in the future.
Zandra Evans, Surrey - May 2010
I was very impressed by the professional manner in which you approached the organisation of everything from the useful discussions we had in advance to the manner in which you left the kitchen as clean and tidy as you found it, or perhaps even cleaner and tidier! The meal itself was delicious with a lovely balance between all the traditional flavour components of Thai cuisine.
Jerry Fitzpatrick, Surrey - April 2010
The entire experience was fantastic - I truly had an unique and amazing time. Brett not only made a fantastic dinner (really 5 star!) but also took the time to explain how dishes were made and also gave tips on recipes / Thai cooking as well. The entire evening was so enjoyable and good fun!! The curry and the sorbet will remain a favourite of mine! I would totally recommend Thai Chef if you are thinking of doing something different when entertaining friends.<br />Thank you again for a fantastic evening, really enjoyed the whole experience.
Alex Jackson, London - April 2010
From the same dinner party
Mon fils m'a envoye un message elogieux sur leur diner Thai. Ils ont trouve que tout etait parfait et qu'ils avaient beaucoup apprecie votre travail et votre compagnie. Encore une fois, un grand merci!
Joelle Noel, USA - April 2010
I just wanted to write to say a big thank you for being our Thai chef for the evening. Not only did you make my life much easier (all I had to do was get dressed) preparing and cooking a gorgeous meal for our 10 guests you made the atmosphere delightful. I would highly recommend the Thai fish cakes for starters and the Thai chicken green curry for main we had none left over!! We also loved the mango sorbet it was delicious. A great evening enjoyed by all thank you.
Vicky, Hertford - March 2010
Brett is a first class chef who cooked a great and delicious 3 course meal for my wife and myself. The food was freshly prepared and cooked and was sincerely delicious. The service was very professional and friendly and the tips and his depth of knowledge of preparing and cooking certain recipes were great.”
Robert Peters, London - February 2010
I just wanted to thank you again for Sat night. The food was fantastic and we all had a great evening. I will definitely recommend you to friendsCecile Eaglestone, Surrey - February 2010
Your Thai Chef cooked a Christmas meal for fourteen of us last weekend - this was sensational Thai food. We're already in planning for an Easter meal, if only we can wait that long before getting him back. We'd particularly recommend the winged-bean salad - very unusual, and the turkey stir fry. The only losers here will be the local Thai restaurant, now that we know what Thai food can taste like.
Nick Ebbutt, London - December 2009
Brett and his Thai food made for the perfect evening. The food was brilliant and he was a pleasure to have in our kitchen. Brett was well prepared, organised, friendly and a great chef. We'll certainly book him again, and would thoroughly recommend him to anyone else!
Peter East, Buckinghamshire - December 2009
I organised a cooking class with Your Thai Chef as a birthday present for a friend and it was easily the most original and well-received birthday present I've ever given! We had so much fun learning about Brett's family cooking stories, Thai ingredients and recipes, and Brett explained everything to us very helpfully. I have no doubt that the end result was probably the best and most authentic Thai food you can find in London! The five dishes we made were all delicious and we can't wait to try out the recipes again soon! Thoroughly recommended! Thank you Brett!
Michelle Rosswick, London - December 2009
I wanted to email you to say thank you so much for making the evening so special for my parents' 40th wedding anniversary, they were in absolute shock and thoroughly enjoyed themselves, as did we. The food was so fresh, we especially enjoyed the fishcakes, the vegetarian red curry and the ginger and lychee ice cream. You were the perfect chef and created a relaxed atmosphere. We have already recommended you to a few of our friends.
Mona Sharma, London - October 2009.
The cooking class was above and beyond what we had expected. We learnt to make a number of Thai dishes whilst Brett answered all our questions and peppered the class with anecdotes from his grandmother's kitchen back in Thailand. I would highly recommend a class with Brett to anyone interested in learning about Thai food. You won't regret it!
Fifi, London - July 2009.
I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed the experience of having you cook for us. It was such a fantastic surprise for Amanda and we are all still raving about the food. Difficult to pin down a favourite but I think the Sea Bass must be a contender. The lamb curry was also a real hit and I'm delighted to have plenty left over in the deep freeze. We continued to enjoy the delicious ice creams with our house guests over the weekend and we experienced a harmonious marriage of cultures when we paired your Thai Ginger ice cream with my very English Apple Crumble. I would love the recipes for the food you prepared and I would not hesitate in recommending you or booking you again.
Valda Bailey, Sussex - July 2009
Brett is a lovely guy and an amazing chef. He cooked for 14 girls (brave I know) at an apartment we had rented out for a Hen weekend. He cooked beautiful food that tasted so authentic. He was such a good sport. I would definitely recommend hiring Brett. His Thai fish cakes and green curry are the best :-)
Sheliza Jamal, London - June 2009
Your Thai Chef is the perfect solution for hosting a dinner party in your own home, when you're too busy to do it yourself. I booked Brett for a dinner party at my London flat, and he took all the effort out of a usual dinner party allowing me to be with my guests rather than being stuck in the kitchen. Which meant I could concentrate on being the perfect hostess to my friends: chatting, laughing and attending to individuals drinks. He was super organised, clean and tidy and his home cooked Thai food is truly amazing!!! And his after dinner chat with my guests about Thai cooking, traditions and culture was a real treat. I thoroughly recommend Your Thai Chef for a stress free dinner party with style.
Veronica Cleijne, Melbourne - May 2009
Thanks so much for being our Thai Chef last Saturday, we all enjoyed it immensely. Your cooking was excellent, everything was delicious, we did leave quite a bit, not because we didn't like it, just too full up! We all thought your presentation and helpful hints and your knowledge of Thai cooking was really good.
Sally Wakelin - London - April 2009
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Friday's dinner was AWESOME! I really love Thai food and that was some of the best I have eaten so big thanks goes out to you.
Anthony Hunt, London - April 2009
Home-style Thai food at its best. It was hard to choose from all the delicious dishes on the menu- I wanted them all! Everything tasted amazing. My favourites were the Penang curry and Yum Twa Plu... and tamarind sorbet. Good commentary from Your Thai Chef as well.
Matt Carver, London - April 2009
I love cooking and I love the Thai cuisine. A long Sunday lunch with Brett and my friends was a doubly delightful experience. Not only did I get to enjoy a menu of seven delicious dishes, all based on his grandmother's recipes; I was also let in to the secrets of how to prepare them. A fun, exciting afternoon with fabulous food, well chosen wines and learning a few tricks about cooking the Thai way - I'm certain to do it again!
Katariina Valkeinen, London - March 2009
Your cooking is fab! I loved the green curry - and I never eat curries
Arna Chu, London - March 2009
A great night with great food and a great chef. A relaxed and chilled evening, we even learned a few things about Thai cooking. Your Thai chef prepares your selection from his varied menu and arrives with everything he needs to produce a high quality food, easily top restaurant quality in the comfort of your own home, but without the washing up. Highly recommended.
Grant Lorimer, London - Feb 2009
Your Thai Chef totally takes the stress out of dining at home with friends – and the food is absolutely delicious. Not only did he serve up five fantastic dishes, but he also lets you in on the secrets of creating great Thai food and leaves you the recipes so you don’t even need to write anything down. The fish cakes he prepared were the best I’ve ever had – and there were plenty of them! And the Pla Kumin Lart Prik (tumeric sea-bass with chilli sauce) was quite simply one of the most delicious dishes I have ever tasted. We will definitely be doing this again.
Simon Mowbray, London - Feb 2009
Your Thai Chef's cooking is a gastronomical orgasm.... The curries are an absolute knock out!!!! The ice creams: Ginger and lychee fruit ice cream, say no more!!!!!!!!!!
Gourmet Girls of Oslo - Jan 2009