Festive season is almost upon us, one of the busiest times of the year, when our diaries are filled with dinner parties, cocktail receptions and soirées. And of course one of the most important parts of any event is the food.
Whether it’s dinner with friends, a decadent feast or just an evening of continuous canapés when it comes to the food you want to make sure it’s memorable – for all the right reasons. Which is why we recommend private chef Christopher Warwick.
Having started as head pastry chef for Anton Mossiman, Christopher has had a distinguished career in the restaurant industry working with Marco Pierre White, Jason Atherton and Brett Graham and has held positions at likes of The Square with Philip Howard – the chef’s chef, Maze, The Ledbury, The French Laundry in Yountville, which at the time was voted as the best restaurant in the world and Soneva Fushi in the Maldives, regarded as one of the world’s top resorts.
It was whilst he was head chef of The Barn at Coworth Park that he developed his style of British cuisine with a European touch (although Christopher is certainly not limited to this cuisine alone) and was mentored in the art of hospitality by master chef John Campbell. It’s this wealth of experience and skill that Christpher now draws upon in his role as a private chef.
What sets Christopher apart from other private chefs, is his personability and the importance he places on building a good rapport with each client right from the start – beginning with the menu planning. Whether you know the exact dishes you want down to the garnishes, you only know you want canapés or you have no idea at all, once Christopher has an understanding of your event he will propose a bespoke menu that makes the most of the country’s finest quality seasonal produce. And there really are no limitations when it comes to the menu – if Christopher is able to cook it he will.
Just as each menu is bespoke, so is Christopher’s interaction with guests during the event. Perhaps you want each dish introduced, maybe just a few words at the beginning or you need complete privacy, whatever it might be you can expect the highest levels of service, humility and integrity to ensure that your event is a great success.