Private dinner parties, holiday catering, corporate lunches, sailing lunches, shooting lunches, cocktail canapes or deliciously flavoursome platters of food for parties or large gatherings, whatever it may be I am here to take the stress away from you.

Trained at The Bath School of Cookery and eleven years of events management in London working closely with the top catering companies in the UK under my belt, I set up Sophie The Private Chef in 2016 and started providing small local businesses lunches & dinners and cakes to local deli's and word spread fast!

As well as providing my services to many repeat local customers, I do a lot of holiday rental properites around the New Forest supplying dinner party food and fridge fill food for their stay.

I absolutely love Ottolenghi style of cooking, amazing salads and marinades with a twist, quirky food that all tastes delicious.  I also love my cordon bleu style of cooking too - my beef wellington and creme brulee are incredible.

I can provide you with a catering service to suit your needs - please have a look through my services and menus on this page and to see more recent photos of my food follow :-http://www.facebook.com/sophietheprivatechef



Delivering delicious 3 Course Dinner to your home (for 6 + people) with super simple instructions on to re-heat/cook, easy to assemble...just an oven & wine in hand is required! Please enquire pricing & availability by email: sophievbence@gmail.com

  • Stuffed Roast Figs with Crispy Parma Ham, Micro Herb Salad & Balsamic Glaze
  • Warm Giant Blini, Lemon Creme Fraiche, Smoked Salmon & Beetroot Crisp
  • Proscuitto, Nectarine, Green Bean, Walnut & Feta
  • Salmon & Prawn Terrine wrapped in Smoked Salmon, Micro Herb Salad, Cucumber & Radish Relish, Lemon Dressing
  • Honeyed Goats Cheese, Puff, Fig & Thyme
  • Sharing board of Fresh Sourdoughs, Baked Feta with Honey & Sumac, Grilled Padron Peppers, Homemade Butters, Salsa Verde & Olives
  • Smoked Chicken, Apple, Maple Pecans & Bacon Salad
  • Organic Rack of Lamb, Potato Dauphinoise, Seasonal Vegetables, Lamb Jus
  • Chicken Zafrani with Cashews, Almonds; Saffron Wild Mushroom & Lemon Pilaf; Fenugreek & Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower, Green Beans & Dried Fruits; Cucumber, Mint & Chilli Salad
  • Salmon En Croute, Buttered Minted New Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Hollandaise Sauce
  • Chicken Tarragon, Potato Dauphinoise, Seasonal Salad
  • Sautéed Chicken Breast, Creamy Tarragon Sauce with Crispy Pancetta, Black Bomber Dauphinoise, Tarragon Verde
  • Beef Wellington, Potato Dauphinoise, Seasonal Vegetables & Beef Jus
  • Lemon & Passionfruit Posset, Raspberries & Flowers
  • Chocolate Brandy Roulade
  • Dark Chocolate Mousse, Baileys Mascarpone, Raspberries
  • Apple & Blackberry Crumble, Star Anise Custard
  • Cream Brulee, Raspberries, White Chocolate Shortbread


Min order for 10 people. Price on request.

  • Thai Prawn Filo Cups, Sesame
  • Smoked Salmon, Horseradish & Lemon Creme Fraiche Blinis
  • Chicken Liver Pate & Red Onion Marmalade Croustade
  • Hoisen Duck Filo Baskets
  • Hot Smoked Salmon Yorkshires, Wasabi Mayo
  • Fillet of Beef Mini Yorkshires, Horseradish Cream
  • Quails Egg & Crispy Bacon Crustinis with Hollandaise
  • Cocktail Sausages, Soy, Honey & Sesame and Pomegranate Seeds
  • Mushroom Arancini, Tarragon Mayo , pea shoots
  • Dukkah Crusted Quail Egg, Harissa Mayo Croustade
  • Sundried Tomato, Mozerella & Basil Puffs
  • Parmasan Biscuits, Goats Cheese & Onion Compot
  • Beetroot Hummus, Toasted Chipotle Pumpkin Seeds, Pickled Carrot
  • Avocado Salsa Crustini, Pea Shoots
  • Bang Bang Chicken Baskets, Sesame
  • Fig, Dolce latte & Serrano Ham Blini with Fig Relish
  • Soy, Garlic & Chilli Fillet of Beef, Crispy Onion

Buffets / Large Gatherings

Meats & Salads - price on request. Minimum order for 8 people.

  • Pomegranate Molasses Roasted Salmon Side, Labneh, Herbs & Spices
  • Coronation Chicken, Peaches, Mango Chutney
  • Jewelled Rice Salad
  • Sliced Medium Rare Fillet of Beef served on Salsa Verde and Garlic Mushrooms
  • Chicken, Sumac, Za'atar & Roasted Lemon
  • Marinated Eastern Spiced Butterflied Lamb
  • Miso Roasted Butternut Squash & New Potato, Crispy Kale & Roasted Almonds
  • French Beans, Mange Tout, Orange and Hazlenut Salad
  • Wild Purple Rice Salad with Grapefruit & Pomegranite
  • Raw Kale and Brussels with Maple Tahini Dressing Salad
  • Quinoa, Bulgar and Chickpea with Halloumi, Squash and Rocket, Lemon and herb dressing
  • New Potato, Spring Onion, Panchetta & Crispy Onion Sala
  • Puy Lentil Salad with Feta, Mint & Tomato
  • Roasted Cauliflower & Cous Cous Salad with Zhoug & Crispy Shallots
  • Roasted Butternut Squash with Feta, Lentils, Kale & Tahini Yoghurt Dressing
  • Coronation Chickpeas, Peanuts & Spring Onions
  • Roasted Sweet Potatos, Puy Lentils, Chickpeas & Sun Dried Tomatos
  • Roasted Sumac Cauliflower, Feta Yoghurt, Fried Pita & Pomegranate
  • Kosheri (Middle Eastern spiced lentil & rice salad)
  • Green Bean Greek Salad with cranberries & eschalot dressing
  • Roasted Pomegranate Molasses Carrots, Aubergine Labneh, Freekah, Pistachios & Herbs
  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Tahini & Honey Dressing, Sesame & Nigella Seeds