Private dinner parties, holiday catering, corporate lunches, sailing lunches, shooting lunches, cocktail canapes or beautifully 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, 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, quirkly food that all tastes delicious.  I also love my cordon bleu style of cooking too - my beef wellington and creme brulee are dreamy!

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 photos of my food follow :-http://www.facebook.com/sophietheprivatechef


Canapes: price on request

Min order for 8 people

  • Thai Prawn Filo Cups
  • Smoked Salmon & Lemon Creme Fraiche Blinis
  • Smoked Mackerel Crustinis with Sliced Apple
  • Chicken Liver Pate & Red Onion Marmalade
  • Hoisen Duck Filo Baskets
  • Fillet of Beef Mini Yorkshires, Horseradish Cream
  • Quails Egg & Crispy Bacon Crustinis with Hollandaise
  • Cocktail Sausages, Soy, Honey & Sesame and Pomegranate Seeds
  • Mushroom Aranchini, garlic aoli
  • Mini Crustless Quiches
  • Sundried Tomato, Mozerella & Basil Puffs
  • Parmasan Biscuits, Goats Cheese & Onion Compot
  • Mini Olive & Parmasan Biscuits topped with Feta, Pesto & Roasted Tomato
  • Watermelon, Feta, Mint & Sumac Skewers
  • Rich & Moussey Chocolate Brownie Bites
  • Mint & Rum Spiced Pineapple Skewers with Mascapone Dip
  • Whipped Goats Cheese, Roasted Peach with Thyme & Balsalmic

Sample Menu....

Cream Tea - £25pp. Minimum order 8 people

  • Egg & Cress Mayonaise Sandwiches / Ham & Mustard / Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese
  • Mini Summer Fruit Tarts
  • Homemade Sausage Rolls
  • Homemade Scones, Clotted Cream & Strawberry Compot
  • Cake selection: Lemon Drizzle Cake with Lemon Mascarpone / Moist Chocolate Brownies

Sample Menu

Funeral Food - £5pp Minimum order 50 people

  • Selection of Sandwiches: Ham & Mustard / Egg & Cress / Smoked Salmon
  • Selection of fresh homemade cakes: Lemon Drizzle / Victoria Sponge / Chocolate / Coffee & Walnut

Buffets / Large Gatherings

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

  • Pomegranate Molasses Roasted Salmon Side, Labneh, Herbs & Spices
  • Corronation Chicken with Peaches, flaked Almonds & Mango Chutney
  • Jewelled Rice Salad
  • Sliced Medium Rare Fillet of Beef served on Salsa Verde & Rocket
  • 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

Ladies Lunches / Yoga Retreats / Healthy Cookery School

Using locally sourced organic ingredients, vegan & vegetarian dishes.

  • Please call or email me to discuss your requirements.


...The food both looked and tasted wonderful and I would wholeheartedly recommend you to friends. The feedback from my friends has been how great the Canapés were. I also thought that you were very professional, and a very clean & tidy worker. I cannot thank you enough for helping make my significant Birthday Party so great.  Denise Moore

..thank you for providing all the food for our ruby wedding anniversary - the food was exciting and delicious - it certainly had a wow factor about it! We will be using you again! Thank you Sophie.

..Sophie - Amazing! Thank you for everything you did for us to create such a wonderful lunch today - the buffet & puddings were out of this world..