Our Testimonials

“I have been delighted with the service Michael provided on a number of occasions when we have entertained friends to dinner parties. He has been helpful in constructing menus and most reliable in every way. Most of all, the food has been delicious!”

– Maureen, London

“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. Michael never hesitated in delivering an eating experience that we will always remember, I have no hesitation in recommending him for your personal chef needs.”

– Ray, Maldon

“It was a wonderful surprise to be given your expertise as a gift for my 70th Birthday dinner. What a unique way to spend an evening with my family at the same time as enjoying a superb meal prepared, cooked and served by yourself. You provided us all with a most memorable evening especially myself who did not have to lift a finger, not even to clear up! I would never have believed that it could be done in such a quiet, calm and professional manner in my kitchen. I will never forget it and I trust you go on to please many more people for their landmark celebrations. Kindest regards and thanks.”

– Monica

“Hi Mike, thank you so much for the fabulous food last night. We all had a lovely time. It was great to see the kitchen so effortlessly in action!! We’ll definately be in touch if we feel the need to be throroughly spoilt again.”

– Carolyn

“Many thanks for a highly enjoyable evening . I will circulate your cards and recommend you with great pleasure.”

– Roland.

“Just to say thank you again for a wonderful wedding lunch. Yes it did go very well and everyone of our guests told us how delicious the meal was and I agree entirely! Thanks for your help with the button holes and it was great to be congratulated by you on arrival from the wedding. My son in law & husband Steve couldn’t leave the cheesecake alone today & now it’s nearly gone! I finished the chicken & Stef had her veggie meal! We will certainly be recommending you to our friends and hope to see you again!”

– Jeni

“May I say a huge thanks for your efforts on Sunday. I don’t think many could have coped with the sheer madness at the house yet you made the day absolutely easy and memorable for us. Coming home from the cold church yard, it was just magic to see everthing laid out and such beautifully presented dishes. The food was really flavoursome and there was lots of it. The kitchen was always clean and it cannot have been easy as someone was always in your way. I am well aware of the amount of work involved in doing what you did on Sunday yet you made it look effortless. Having everything tidied away at the end was just the best feeling. It was just so nice to have time to talk and catch up with family rather than cleaning and washing up. I think you did more than I ever expected. I am sure that next time, I can be even more prepared and help make it a bit easier for you. Many thanks and I would defintiely recommend your services. I do hope you are availble for the next one!”

– Romy.

“I just wanted to take a moment to say how wonderful our evening with you was. My family thoroughly enjoyed the excellent food and your easy manner in delivering such an amazing experience in my kitchen was delightful. Amazed Graham ate the scallops! In his 27 years I have never managed to get him to each so much as a prawn! Be in touch again in the future.”

– Ann,Kent

“We thoroughly enjoyed our meal last night, thank you very much. I think I could get used to this! Our friends were very impressed (and so were we) and I’m pretty sure that at some point in the future you will hear from us again. Many thanks…..until next time.”

– Nikki

Thank you for making it such a wonderful evening with the most delicious food. It was a real treat to just sit and be spoilt and we so enjoyed your food – that beef wellington was amazing. Huge thanks and am sure we’ll be seeing you again in the not too distant future.”

– Jo

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