A bit about me

After graduating with a degree in food science and food nutrition I worked at Le Manoir aux Quatre Saisons.  Since then and for nearly 20 years I have worked as a private chef.  My love of cooking, all things food and my appetite for adventure, has taken me to the highlands of Scotland, the arid hills of Southern Spain, chalets and chateaux in the Alps, a remote island off the coast of Maine (with only an inflatable boat to get me to the shops), the galley of The Royal Yacht Brittania and the kitchens of Kofi Annan, Hugh Grant and HRH The Prince of Wales.  As personal chef to HRH The Prince of Wales I catered a full schedule of engagements. I am now based in the Cotswolds.

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"A delicious cook" - Hugh Grant

Family party

"I wanted to email you to say how delicious your canapés were, they were outstanding. The presentation of each tray was absolutely beautiful, the serving staff were efficient and polite, delivering everything with a smile and the compliments haven't stopped flooding in about the catering, I’ve never known such enthusiasm for party food before. So, thank you so much to you and your team, you nailed it, highly professional and I would recommend to anyone." - Teresa and Jonathan Petit

 

"We are living in Dubai but wanted to come home to the Cotswolds to have our two children christened. We needed someone to organise the event in our absence. After listening to our requirements Kate found us a venue, suggested menus and had the day set up with ease. We were delighted with the food she provided paired with lovely wines - delicious and exactly what we had hoped for. Her presence on the day meant I didn’t have to do a thing and our guests throughly enjoyed everything she made. Kate is professional without being too formal and contributed greatly to the success of a very special day…….thank you.” - Mark and Nettie Ryder

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Bigger occasions (up to 250)

We wanted to thank you for your hard work in the months leading up to our wedding. Your support throughout was invaluable and I thoroughly enjoyed working with you. The food on the day was outstanding, how you managed to get everything out for 150 people looking so immaculate, I just don’t know. Most of all thank you for being so calm, level headed and fun. - Sarah Peake

It’s hard to know where to find the right words to describe the impact you had this weekend.  Let’s start with the energy and enthusiasm you brought. Tirelessly seeing to every tiny aspect of detail. Light hearted but professional, elegant, discreet, kind and completely committed to ensuring we had a magical time.   Then there was the nosh itself. Utterly scrumptious, beautifully presented. Natural, simple, fresh and yet classy and memorable.  You really did knock all the balls out of the park. You were fabulous to work with from start to finish and I only wish we lived nearby.  Samantha Axtell

Private dinner parties

"A huge thank you for a superb dinner, we all enjoyed your food and your wonderful company - everyone is still talking about it.” - Alison Martin

“We love your food, such consistent talent, flavours are unfailingly delicious.” - Andrew Bound

"I was hugely impressed by the delicious food you produced - I am thrilled by your cooking"

HRH The Prince of Wales

Get in touch:

I am located in the heart of the Cotswolds

07816 888507

hello@katepennell.com

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