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(19 reviews)
James Patterson
Italian, Spanish, French, Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican, Peruvian, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Modern British

About me

Hey there,

I am a private chef, who is passionate about creating new menus, cooking seasonally and providing a first class experience. So thought this would be a good opportunity to do what I love and share with a whole new community.
I love cooking all types of cuisine and try to use seasonal ingredients. I am happy to do a wine pairing as well, as wine is another passion of mine.
Hope to meet you soon, enjoy a glass of wine and have some good food :)

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Yet another lovely meal from James. Not only is he an excellent chef, but he contributes to a relaxed and enjoyable evening through his professional but relaxed approach. My guests commented after that the dessert was one of the best they ever had.
20 Apr 2019 See menu
By Janine
We had the 3-course menu from James and it was fantastic. I loved his food, especially the Scallops with a fennel purée! I’d like to try his other dish as well. Thank you James !
12 Feb 2019 See menu
By Yu
It was a wonderful dinner. We asked to have a new menu created to match pairing to our very fine wine tasting evening. He provide us a perfect menu to complement our wine selection. He also explain how he chose particular dishes to these wines we had.
11 Feb 2019 See menu
By Ted
James made the most wonderful meal for our pre Christmas brunch with friends - Lobster Benedicts, smoky bacon bloody Mary's...and then he left us an amazingly delicious chicken and chorizo stew for supper. He has now done several dinner parties for us and the cooking compares with any of the best restaurants. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
27 Dec 2018 See menu
By Janine
James saved the day as we booked very last minute after our sitter had to cancel. His cooking was delicious and beautifully plated. He also didn’t mind our twin babies’ screeching and yelling as he prepped our 3 course dinner.
22 Dec 2018 See menu
By Caroline
Couldn’t be happier! James was very professional yet sociable and served fantastic food. Nothing was too much trouble and I wouldn’t hesitate to book again!
01 Oct 2018 See menu
By Oliver
James’s steak was so delicious! Thanks a lot and can’t wait to book him again !
04 Sep 2018 See menu
By Isabella
James was absolutely wonderful. His shrimp, chicken and especially Eaton Mess dessert were deliciously cooked and presented. We had a large party of close to 30 people who all appreciated the food and especially hanging out around the bbq with James. I would highly recommend him for his professionalism and easy going nature. Thank you
12 Aug 2018 See menu
By Alexandra
Yet another wonderful meal from this talented chef. He also coped well with the building site conditions - the builders were late completing in time for the party - just getting on with it which was most appreciated. Thanks James!
10 Jul 2018 See menu
By Janine
The BBQ was fantastic. James was professional and did a great job looking after our guests. Highly recommended.
01 Jul 2018 See menu
By Maria
This is the second time we have hired James, and he yet again provided an amazing meal. Absolutely delicious, perfectly cooked and timed, and flexible for us to sit down when we and our guests were ready. Will definitely ask him to return again.
13 May 2018 See menu
By Janine
James created an excellent meal for our guests, and was flexible on timing, menu changes and numbers. The courses were all delicious and well paced, with James quietly and competently adding to the enjoyment of the evening. He also guided us on the wines which worked well. We would definitely use him again and recommend him to others.
17 Mar 2018 See menu
By Janine
Amazing meal from start to finish. James was super friendly and very efficient, never had to enter the kitchen! The menu was well planned and transition from course to course was delicious. Look forward to trying James's other menus.
05 Dec 2017 See menu
By Feryial
I can see why James gets fantastic reviews. He is smart, funny and very easy going. It was my first dinner party so I was a little nervous to start. A few drinks in and I relaxed more. I wanted something a little European, James cooks everything! He explained he dishes as he served them and kept us informed as he went along. It was all perfectly timed. We had a seared peppered tuna, white bean salad, red pepper coulis to start. Delicious! Mains - Duck with braided fennel beetroot and orange, star anise. Desert - Eton mess! Unreal. He cleaned up, loaded the washer and left us to enjoy our evening. Will certainly have him back and yes my guests also loved him. Thanks a lot James
05 Aug 2017 See menu
By Gemma
I really enjoyed James's menu. It is hard to say which dish was best because they were all best quality! The starter was great with a nice flavour of citrus. Pho was just right with the spice that James made. Thank you for a fantastic time. Hope we can have another go with a different menu that he will upload soon.
25 Oct 2016 See menu
By Uroshi
James is an excellent chef. Arrive on time, precise and above all very enthusiastic for foods. Sea bass carpaccio is delicately sweet and full of UMAMI. Pho is clean, simple and gentle to my stomach. He seems to have many ethnic varieties. I cannot wait to try them.
24 Oct 2016 See menu
By Ted
The three course menu was fantastic! It was my first time to experience ehochef service and it went all well. I really enjoyed the experience of having a private chef at home. It felt so luxurious. The chef, James, is a very good guy with enthusiasm for cooking. He completed the menu with perfect taste. I certainly recommend him as your first choice. I would like to try his other menu if he uploads. Thank you.
23 Oct 2016 See menu
By Yuko Harris
Lovely dishes and lovely chef! We all had a great time!
23 Oct 2016 See menu
By Rie
Pho at your own home! I am a big fun of Pho, and James's beaf Pho was very close to the ones I had in Vietnam with a bit of twists. I was particularly impressed with the beaf he said he got from a local butcher. Overall, it was a very well-done 3-course, I enjoyed it so much! Thanks, James!
23 Oct 2016 See menu
By Paul