private chef in your own home

 canape and cocktail receptions

 large celebration events

"food with flair and imagination"

With twenty years of chefing experience, I have a range of talents and experiences to draw from, with a strong focus on using fresh ingredients, and developing flexible, exciting menus to take advantage of seasonality. 

Local products and ingredients are central to my cooking, the richness of Galloway and South West Scotland's produce is accessed from a range of local producers and suppliers.

My cooking style is a product of my travels about the planet, and my experiences through life, as well as a solid grounding in fusion food that training as a chef in Australia provides. My cooking has many elements, all of which can be drawn on by clients looking for something different. 

My food is influenced by the flavours of the four corners of the world. From South East Asia to the Middle East and the Mediterranean, light/fresh and spiced flavours lay at the heart of my cooking. 

I also a love the more traditional European flavours, and 'rustic' cooking of our childhoods, earthy food, reminiscent of log fires and winter days. And off course I often revisit and rework some of the classics that 'Grandma used to make'.

catering with a difference

Put simply, it I provide a food experience with the personal touch. 

As a caterer, and chef, I recognise that no two people are the same, and equally offering a 'cookie-cutter' menu design does not suit all tastes, as such I like to take some time with every client to discuss their needs, and develop menus to suit their personal requirements, occasion and even location.

So feel free to drop me a line to discuss your ideas and  needs.

talk soon, 

Maria

guiding philosophy

My food is all made with natural, fresh ingredients. I place a priority on sourcing ingredients locally from the beautiful Galloway region of Scotland. No function is too big, or too small, and every client is at the heart of my planning, to ensure that their function and event is a success.

feedback

"Just a little note to say thank you so much for all your great work on Sunday. It all went very well & the food was enjoyed & admired by everybody." -- JM, Leswalt.

"Thankyou for all the effort you put in for our little boy's christening, aside from the christening itself, the catering you provided was a real highlight of the day, and has been commented on much since" -- ML, Auchenmalg.

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