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Private Dining and Catering for Luxury Holidays in Cornwall

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Award winning private chef, Fiona Were, private chef services for luxury private dining and events

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A snapshot of some dishes including sushi, hay smoked Terras Farm duck and duck egg salad, open ravioli with asparagus and wild mushrooms. Paleo raw chocolate cake and a very un-paleo naked lemon cake. A lovely table awaiting hungry guests with pretty spring flowers.

A snapshot of some dishes including sushi, hay smoked Terras Farm duck and duck egg salad, open ravioli with asparagus and wild mushrooms. Paleo raw chocolate cake and a very un-paleo naked lemon cake. A lovely table awaiting hungry guests with pretty spring flowers.

Kind Words

Lovely comments from some of my wonderful clients!

A review in the telegraph

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Utter perfection!

Click below to read about a recent birthday dinner that Rachael and I did. A complete surprise to be reviewed. 

Such an amazing experience

Click to read about a recent wedding anniversary dinner.

A real talent

‘Fiona provided a truly sensational dinner for us all…she has a real talent, indeed we have eaten in some wonderful restaurants run by celebrity chefs but she GENUINELY put them all to shame. Bill W’

On a par with what we had at No.6

‘Thank you (and Rachael) for making our celebratory meal so special. All the gang absolutely loved the food, your mode of operation and personality. Karen and I can honestly say your food was on a par with what we had at No.6 . Stuart B’

So delicious!

'Just wanted to say a huge thank you once again for our fabulous Ruby wedding Anniversary Meal...Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it-the food was so delicious!  Massive compliments to The 'Chef'! You made our celebration very Special... Very best wishes, Nigel and Trish’

A wonderful empathy of responding to the requirements of your guests.

‘Fiona you excelled in every way. Your food was delicious and presented superbly. It was such a memorable occasion. You truly have an expert appreciation of great food and a wonderful empathy of responding to the requirements of your guests. It was a real joy to be on the receiving end of your enormous talent.
What a GREAT KIWI!! So proud of you! Huge huge THANK YOU, Nora H’

Sublime food

‘Well what can I say.... amazing, sublime food as before. You are a star, thank you so much. If I ever win the lottery I'm going to employ you full time!! Linda K’

The food was beyond compare

'I just wanted to say a sincere 'thank you' for making Saturday evening, and my birthday so very special. The food was beyond compare and your culinary expertise wowed a well-travelled and discerning crowd. Rachael was perfect as your front-of-house. I do hope we have the pleasure of meeting again. Paul'

Your hard work, talent and cheerfulness made our celebrations very special

'The food was superb and everything looked wonderful too. Your hard work, talent and cheerfulness made our celebrations very special and as you could hear everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Amanda and Doug'

So impressed

'We just wanted to say what an excellent evening we had on Monday, you certainly did us proud and everyone was so impressed with the lovely food ... thank you. We will certainly book you again the next time we are down in Cornwall. Sheila and Sam'

Superb Meals

'I just wanted to say a very special thank you for the superb meals that you cooked for us during our stay in Lower Cole. The Indian Banquet was perfect, and everyone enjoyed it so much.

Everything you cooked was delicious, and it was such a treat for us (and especially me!) not to have to cook anything over the week. We will certainly recommend you to any of our friends who stay in Cornwall in the future, and if we come back we will definitely ask you to cook for us again! Thanks so much! Sal and Pete'

Lovely little suprises

'Thank you for enhancing our Cornish holiday with your great food and lovely little surprises. We love your cooking style. Your recognisable flavours and modern twists had everyone discussing your food in detail! Shirley'

The most amazing evening

'It was lovely to meet you and Rachael on Saturday evening . I cannot thank you enough for the most amazing evening . The food was outstanding with such generous portions huge variety, everything was so delicious , one of our group said it’s the best meal she had ever had . Rachel was delightful to have there also , the whole experience could not have gone better . Thanks for making our evening perfect. All the best Dawn '

So delicious

'Thanks so much Fiona! You made our holiday!! Everything you cooked was so delicious and it made the whole experience stress free! We will defo be in touch re 2018! Katie Xxx'


'Hi Fiona Thanks for a wonderful meal last night, my family were dazzled by the food and how well you and Rachael looked after us. We wanted to thank you both so much for orchestrating such a fantastic evening. Thanks, Ely'  

Nothing short of spectacular

'The food was incredible!!! We loved the risotto and lasagne, but what blew us away were the puddings - the lemon meringue was the best we’ve ever had and the salted caramel brownies with the clotted cream were nothing short of spectacular. Heather'

Absolutely first class!

'Dear Fiona - Thanks very much for giving us such a terrific day yesterday. Genuinely, absolutely first class and you did it with such a great spirit and class' H.P


'Fiona - big thank to you and Rachel for a lovely dinner. The food was delicious and we are still very full! Everyone loved it.' Josh


'Fiona - Thank you for all the amazing dishes on NYE! We got a plan together with your super helpful instructions and everything was fabulous! Thank you!' Karen

You really are a star

'Fiona - Thanks a million for the truly fantastic cuisine provided to my family and I over the past days. The support you provided prior to the event to help us with menus, the local sourcing of top class ingredients, the attention to detail, not to mention the food that you produced were all superb. You really are a star.'  Paul

Superb in all aspects

'Thank you Fiona!  We have just returned home from our break in Dartmouth and are still raving about our meal to everyone we speak to!  You were superb in all aspects.  For me the meal was the highlight of our time away.'

Rachel & Joe

Attention to detail

'Your food was simply amazing, the presentation was exquisite and frankly you absolutely blew us away. Thank you so much for your attention to detail. ' Sue

It's the gift that keeps on giving!

'Just wanted to say thank you thank you thank you for giving mum and dad the most incredible dinner last night.They were both blown away by the quality of the food and mum couldn't believe that you did all the dishes too! Haha. Thank you for being so flexible with both menu and venue! You really did make the process a breeze! Honestly though thank you for giving them such an incredible gift. I know they had a great night and it sounds as though they'll have left overs for a while yet (it's the gift that keeps on giving!) ' Jess

Fabulous food

'Thank you so much for the fabulous food yesterday evening - everyone was blown away by the quality and attention to detail which was exactly what I wanted from the evening.  I'm sure that they will all remember it for quite a while...My personal favourites were the gorgeous lamb and the lemon posset but it was all lovely.' C Bestley

Truly delicious

'...we wanted to express how much we enjoyed the meal which you provided for us on the 15th - it was truly delicious. All the family loved it too and were fulsome in their praise.  So thank you very much indeed for your hard work in planning the menus and, of course, actually cooking and preparing the food!  With the beautiful weather as a bonus, my birthday lunch was a great occasion.' F and J May

Can't thank you enough

'Just to say the food has all been fantastic and been so incredibly easy to prepare. We can't thank you enough for your help and making our stay that much easier. Thank you, Monica and Ed'

Still talking about it

'We both want to say a big thank you for help, support and most importantly lovely food. It was truly amazing food and everyone is still talking about it'  Pete and Elise

Beautifully presented

'I just wanted to say thank you so much for such a wonderful meal on Friday. It was absolutely delicious and so beautifully presented - Mum and Dad were absolutely delighted to have such a treat and it was the perfect end to the holiday for all of us. Each course was lovely and we could really taste the freshness of the ingredients. And thank you again for catering for our requirements, especially the various last minute changes!'  - C Wotton

So amazing

'I returned to some very happy boys and some mouthwatering leftovers! Thanks so much for throwing something so amazing together at such short notice. Pleasure to meet you and what a fantastic Thai cookery class experience you created. Thank you so much for the recipes. I am looking forward to the boys recreating these for us very soon!  Best Regards and huge thanks X' - K Mallery

Utterly delicious food

'Fiona planned a wonderful menu. Her food was exquisite, beautifully presented and served with 5 star care and attention to detail. Most importantly, she is warm and delightful and when you put that together with utterly delicious food, I cannot recommend her highly enough' - J Dakin

Wonderful dinner

'Fiona, thank you for preparing a wonderful dinner for us which we all enjoyed immensely and we look forward to tucking in to the goodies that you left in the fridge' - S Roberts

Great cookery skills

Whether Fiona is on centre stage at a food festival or in the centre of your busy kitchen you can be assured of her attention to detail and her great cookery skills to produce a range of high standard meals. ' - Gaye Woods Meudon Hotel

Best wedding food ever

'We’ve dragged ourselves back to London after a week of no phone/internet and a good deal of walking mixed with daily bits of clearing up a three pronged location wedding…! Thanks so much for your endeavours with the food, it went down an absolute storm! I regretfully only ate (2 portions!) of the delicious starter and a mouthful of the main/salads as I was a wash with nerves pre-speech. But everyone was and still is celebrating the best wedding food ever. On that note I’d love the recipes so I could attempt to re-create - all the fish, the hake in particular, was exceptionally well cooked.' - J Ahearne

Look no further

'Thank you Fiona for being part of my fiancée’s surprise birthday celebrations. The food was fantastic and left us with a very fond memory of Cornwall. It was supposed to be treat for the birthday girl but we all had a great meal and a great experience. I even shucked my first ever oyster! Would highly recommend Fiona to anyone looking for a private chef. Fiona was very flexible with venue, arrangements and designed a menu around fresh local ingredients. If you want to make an event extra special look no further.' J Law