Do you love hosting, but hate spending so much time in the kitchen you can’t tend to your guests? Do you want a fresh, seasonal menu for your dinner party but don’t know where to start? Do you hate all the washing up? Then look no further!

I can offer you a personal, private dining service in your own home for your event – be it a candle lit dinner for two, a birthday celebration, a friendly reuinion or even a foodie stag or hen do! All of this in the comfort of your own home. 


Are you having a dinner party, or a special celebration at home? Are you dreading the thought of doing all that cooking (and washing up?!) Then my service is for you!

I have always loved cooking for groups of friends and family for special occasions, as it gives you the opportunity to be as creative as possible with food. I will work with you to create a personal and unique menu themed specifically for your event, using seasonal ingredients from local suppliers (have a look at a sample menu). We will take care of all of the cooking and cleaning and washing up, leaving your kitchen as if we were never there!

Beer pairing?

We all know it's common practice to pair good wines with good food - but maybe you want to try something a bit different? In addition to wine pairings, I work with a number of Sheffield craft beer suppliers to choose quality, locally produced beers from independent breweries to compliment your meal (having selflessly sampled them myself, of course!)

tasting menus

For a true fine-dining restaurant experience in your own home, why not indulge in a 6 course seasonal tasting menu. Sample a selection of the finest ingredients Yorkshire and the Peak District has to offer.

Have questions?

Do you or your guests have questions about the menu, how the dishes are made, or my MasterChef UK experience? I am more than happy to answer any and all questions during or after your meal. I can also remain totally invisible behind the scenes - the choice is yours!

LOCATIONS & Availability

I am based in Matlock in Derbyshire, so serve the Midlands, South Yorkshire and Cheshire, with locations further afield negotiable on request! Please see the calendar below for my current availability

If you are interested in my services or have any questions, get in touch at stuart@theculinarychemist.com.


For a typical 3 course, fine dining menu prices start at £40 per head for parties of 8 or less, or £35 per head for 9 or more. Certain ingredients may require a surcharge - I will discuss this with you whilst we plan your event.

For my 6 course tasting menu, prices start at £65 per head for a maximum of 6 diners.

If you live within 10 miles, there are no travel costs. For journeys over 10 miles I charge 40 p per mile.


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