catering in Yeovil

Tonight we have been cooking up a storm catering in Yeovil, Somerset. Following on from our flambé video post I can show you our finalised dish using the flambéed whisky.

Catering in Yeovil

Frozen whisky vanilla cream with

raspberries and oats

catering in Yeovil frozen whisky cream with raspberries and honey whisky sauce and oat granola steve james personal chef caterer private chef somerset dorsetThe dessert is a frozen whisky vanilla cream with fresh raspberries. Then with crushed freeze dried raspberries. An oat granola then the flambéed whisky was to create a honey whisky orange sauce and finished with sprigs of mint. This is out take on cranachan as tonight is Burns night.

To book us to cater for your event please contact us.

To follow more of our photos, videos and thoughts why not follow us on Facebook , twitter or Instagram

We are a caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset. This includes Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovil. If you would like to know if we cover your area please get in touch and we would be happy to discuss this with you.

Buffet catering Dorchester

The other day we received this lovely thank you card for a surprise party that we did some Buffet catering Dorchester for Alison. Alison was joined by her friends and family to celebrate her Birthday. We were delighted to help cater a varied buffet of sweet and savoury dishes to suit everyone’s tastes. It is always lovely to get feedback from our clients and this followed the lovely review left by her daughter on our Facebook page as seen below or see the original on Facebook here:

Emma Boyall 

We had steve cater for my mum’s 50th birthday party Saturday afternoon. He came round a few hours before the party started and brought with him a whole variety of food. We gave him a few suggestions beforehand but most of it was his idea. Everyone was impressed with what choices were there.

He laid it all out with labels stating what each thing was and if it was suitable for vegetarians, he also prepared things like sandwiches at our house and everything else was also fresh. There were things there to meet everyone’s needs. The spread looked lovely and everyone complimented the food.

There was also plenty there even though we’re all big eaters and we had some left over! Definitely good for money! He also supplied paper plates and wooden cutlery so we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Steve himself was really nice and friendly and professional. Would recommend to anyone and would use him again!

Thank you card for Buffet catering Dorchester

Buffet catering Dorchester We loved the front of the card including the words Moochos Gracias. If you would like to book your own buffet catering then please get in contact with us by email at steve@stevejamesltd.com or via mobile 07909651557

We are also a personal chef and private chef service that covers Somerset and East Devon, Weymouth, Bridport. Yeovil and Puddletown, Poole, Bournemouth, Wimborne and many others.

Autumn Menu 2017

We have just released our Autumn Menu 2017. We have used great local seasonal produce to provide you with the best possible dishes.

Book now to avoid disappointment. Contact us .

Autumn Menu 2017

Canapés

Chicken, Fosseway fleece sheeps cheese, and Somerset cider chorizo in filo pastry

Spiced Kimbers lamb koftas With a tangy Indian herb chutney

Squash, sage and chestnut rolls

Liquorice bread Topped with crème fraiche, radish and hot smoked arctic char from Brown and Forrest

Butternut veloute With toasted pumpkin seed, crème fraiche and pumpkin seed oil

 

Starters

Capricorn Goats cheese, beetroot and pine nut tart with a rocket and parsley salad

Wild mushroom consommé With mushroom floss, sautéed mushroom, parsley and confit shallots

Roasted tomato soup With basil oil, onion cream, pesto, and rosemary brioche

Whole Lubborn Somerset camembert baked With candied walnuts, rosemary, garlic, toasts for dipping and rocket

Duck salad With orange, charred sweetcorn and watercress and hazelnuts

 

Mains

Hamish Pork belly with apple puree, braised red cabbage, cider sauce, dauphinoise potatoes

Ruby Red Devon Beef, Palmers 200 ale, stilton and mushroom pie With green beans and crushed new potatoes with an ale sauce

Moroccan braised Kimbers Somerset lamb neck with cumin roasted squash, coriander, hummus dukkah, cauliflower and a spiced lamb sauce

Moroccan cod, salmon and mussel stew with gremolata and garlic toasts

Spinach, squash and mushroom wellington with herby mash, sprouting broccoli and vegetarian gravy

Desserts

Spiced pear tarte tatin With rosemary cream

Apple and mint mille feuille with an apple crisp, and a rosemary infused blackcurrant sauce

Vanilla panna cotta With blackberries, fresh figs and gingernut crumble

White chocolate mousse with bee pollen, sweet dukkah, clementine segments and caramelised white chocolate

local cheese board served with a homemade sweet chilli citrus jelly, homemade caramelised onion chutney, toasted pecans, seasonal fruit and ciabatta croutes

Petit Fours

Chocolate and hazelnut brownies

Blackberry marshmallows

Baklava

Pistachio, white chocolate and almond nougat

Rosewater and raspberry meringue kisses

Price: Per person
3 courses £48

4 courses £54

5 courses £60

Please inform us of any dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances and we can adjust the menu to suit your needs

Autumn Menu 2017 butternut squash veloute, hen party catering with parsley crisp, oat creme fraiche and pumpkin seeds, Beer, Seaton

Dinner party catering

On Sunday evening we did some dinner party catering in Yeovil with four courses for a birthday meal. The menu was as follows:-

Dinner party catering menu

Canapés

Walnut, goats cheese and red onion croissant

Apricots stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in parma ham and roasted, sprinkled with thyme and drizzled with caramelised honey

Starter

Scallops with radish, apple, fennel, fennel oil, watercress, nigella seed and celeriac puree

Main

Duck breast with red wine sauce, cherries, buckwheat, cherry fluid gel, watercress and crispy duck leg bonbons

Dessert

Vanilla, lemon thyme and raspberry panna cotta with raspberry sorbet and a passion fruit and hibiscus iced tea

walnut, goats cheese and red onion croissant

dinner party catering apricot blue cheese and parma ham with thyme and honeydinner party catering scallopsdinner party catering duck with cherriesdinner party catering panna cotta with raaspberries, sorbet, passion fruit and hibiscus sauce

 

Final evening catering Lytes Cary Manor

Last night was our final evening catering Lytes Cary Manor. We have spent four days with Nancy and her family and friends as a personal chef for them. The menu for their last night needed to have a gluten free option and a cows milk free option also. The menu is below and pictures of some of the dishes.

Menu catering Lytes Cary Manor

Starter

Crab salad with lambs lettuce and parsley with a caper cream on the side

Asparagus, broad bean and rocket salad with lemon ricotta

Main

Roast fore rib of beef with cauliflower puree and a pale ale sauce

Chicken breasts with pine nuts, watercress and a white wine herby sauce

Served with crushed herbed new potatoes, sprouting broccoli and roasted beetroot and red onion in balsamic

Dessert

White chocolate domes filled with blackberry jelly, crème patissiere and almond and polenta cake sprinkled with freeze dried blackberry powder

meringue nests filled with passion fruit curd, crème patissiere and mango

Mini jars filled with blackberry jelly, set vanilla yoghurt and topped with a macadamia crumble

catering lytes cary manor crab salad catering lytes cary manor asparagus lemon riccota broad bean salad catering lytes cary manor white chocolate filled domes lytes cary catering blackberry jelly, set vanila yoghurt To book your on evening contact us 

Catering Somerton

Last night we had our third day over at Lytes Cary Manor, catering Somerton, for Nancy Lowe and her friends and family. We needed to create a menu that includes an option that is gluten free, cows milk free, a vegetarian option (can include fish).

The menu is below including pictures of some of the dishes;

Catering Somerton Menu

Starter

Smoked and pickled beetroot, goats cheese and rocket salad

Gin and tonic salmon with fennel, radish, finger and lemon

Main

Duck breasts with mushrooms and a blackberry sauce

Whole roasted sea bass with lemon and capers

served with

Hasselback potatoes, asparagus and roasted squash in rosemary

Desserts

Mango and passion fruit roulade

cherry, honeycomb, almond, dark chocolate parfait

catering somerton passionfruit mango roulade catering Somerton honeycomb almond cherry dark chocolate parfait somoked and pickled beetroot, goats cheese, rocket salad Catering Somerton gin and tonic cured salmon radish fennel ginger lemon mixed leaves Somerton caterer catering somerton hasselback potatoes whole roasted sea bass

 

personal chef in Stawley

Last night we had a great evening as a personal chef in Stawley. We cooked a three course meal for birthday celebrations which consisted of four different canapés a main course and two different desserts. They were as follows:-

Personal chef in Stawley Menu

Canapés

Squid ink flat breads

Topped with beetroot hummus smoked mackerel and fennel

Smoked salmon

On melba toast with pea panna cotta and crème fraiche

Parma ham

On bread chips with hazelnut butter and sage

Braised Lamb neck spring rolls 

with hoisin dipping sauce

Main

Beef 

with asparagus, cauliflower puree, sprouting broccoli, crispy slices of new potatoes, pale ale sauce

Dessert

Raspberry, rosemary and vanilla tart 

with a rosewater syrup

Black sesame meringue

Yuzu curd white chocolate and roasted apricots

personal chef in stawley Smoked salmon On melba toast with pea panna cotta and crème fraiche personal chef in stawley Beef with asparagus, cauliflower puree, sprouting broccoli, crispy slices of new potatoes, pale ale sauce  Black sesame meringue Yuzu curd white chocolate and roasted apricots personal chef in stawley Squid ink flat breads Topped with beetroot hummus smoked mackerel and fennel Squid ink flat breads Topped with beetroot hummus smoked mackerel and lovage stawley personal chef personal chef in stawley lamb neck spring roll personal chef in stawley Parma ham On bread chips with hazelnut butter and sage stawley personal chef Smoked salmon On melba toast with pea panna cotta and crème fraiche personal chef stawley pea panna cotta smoked salmon Raspberry, rosemary and vanilla tart with a rosewater syrup

To book your own evening please contact us

Summer Menu 2017

Today we have released our Summer Menu 2017 on our Menu page. We have great local seasonal produce being displayed throughout our menu.

Summer Menu 2017

Canapes

Spicy gazpacho
Watermelon with crab mayonnaise and basil
Duck, beetroot, grapefruit, parsley

Starters

Salmon and cheddar tart

with a rocket and coriander salad

Mozzarella

pea, basil, lemon and olive oil

Picnic on a plate

goats cheese and bacon tartlet with tomato jam, hot smoked salmon with a lemon and dill cream, cheddar quiche with red onion relish

Mains

Mackerel

with beetroot, horseradish, watercress and apple

Griddled pork belly

with fennel, pea, spring onion and parsley salsa

Lemon garlic and parsley spatchcock chicken

with a pancetta, summer vegetable and new potato salad

Mussels

with pancetta, fennel and white wine, parsley with garlic croutes

Layered roast summer courgette, tomato and aubergine tart

with lambs lettuce and pea salad

Desserts

Rum and vanilla caramelised pineapple
with a bee pollen, basil, coriander, mint and pistachio pesto and mascarpone cream
 
Lemon meringue pie
with basil syrup
Vanilla panna cotta

with summer berries

Mini pavlova

with sea buckthorn curd and fresh fruit

Strawberry jelly

with lime curd, elderflower sauce, crème fraiche and berries

Petit Fours

Quindim
Mini Raspberry pie
Passionfruit mousse
with watermelon salsa
Raspberry and white chocolate marshmallow
Cardamom, orange and honey macerated strawberries
Price: Per person
3 courses £48 
4 courses £54 
5 courses £60 
Please inform us of any dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances and we can adjust the menu to suit your needs

We are a caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Abbas Combe. Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovil. If you would like to know if we cover your area please get in touch and we would be happy to discuss this with you.

Caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset. This includes  Bridgewater, cheddar, Yeovilton crewkerne, Templecombe, Taunton. Wellington, Wincanton, Abbotsbury, Cerne Abbas, Portland, Shaftesbury. Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Swanage, Wareham

Weymouth hen party

On Saturday evening we hosted a dinner party for a Weymouth hen party. This was located right on the esplanade with a beautiful ocean view. Hattie and was organising a special meal for the bride to be and contacted us a little while ago to put together a menu for this evening. After discussing requirements and looking through our menus we came down to final choices. We decided on a three course meal to suit the 13 of them. The Menu was as follows:-

 

Weymouth hen party Menu

Starter

Goats cheese custard and beetroot

Pickled beetroot, beetroot parcels filled with smoked goats cheese custard. roast hazelnuts, hazelnut crumb. goats cheese custard. goats cheese. lemon and rapeseed oil dressed rocket and beet leaves

Main

Beef cheek

24 hour braised beef cheek with cauliflower purée, crispy potato slices. asparagus. sprouting broccoli and a pale ale sauce

Dessert

Pomegranate and vanilla cheesecake

Pomegranate and vanilla cheesecake with a biscuit and honeycomb crumb with edible gold leaf.

Beetroot and goats cheese Weymouth hen party

Weymouth hen party 24 hour braised beef cheek cauliflower puree asparagus broccoli and pale ale sauce Weymouth hen party pomegranate and vanilla cheesecake with honeycombe and biscuit crumb

Caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset. This includes Weymouth. Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis. Also Weston, Bridgewater, cheddar, crewkerne, Templecombe, Taunton. Wellington, Wincanton, Abbotsbury, Cerne Abbas, Portland, Shaftesbury. Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Swanage, Wareham and Yeovil.

Easter Menu 2017

Our Easter Menu 2017 is now available to view online. This menu will be available for the whole of Easter weekend but booking are limited. Early bookings are advisable to avoid disappointment.

To view all of our menus please go to our Menu page and to book a date or make an enquiry please contact us.

Easter Menu 2017

Canapés

Red onion and goats cheese filo tartlets

Smoked salmon, horseradish cream and beetroot relish on rye bread crisps

Goats cheese, walnut and fig on a caraway crisp

Starters

 

Rabbit  with carrot purée, coriander, walnut, roast carrot and camomile

Asparagus and broad bean tart  with a watercress pesto and rapeseed and balsamic dressed rocket

Pea veloute  with smoked salmon, crème fraiche and parsley served with warm bread

Mains

 

Served family style: please pick one to share, for larger groups additional meats can be added

Herby lemon roast chicken  with a white wine sauce

Garlic Rosemary and red wine lamb  with a red wine sauce

Fennel and sage pork belly  with a pork sauce

All served with dauphinoise potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Desserts

Vanilla panna cotta  with coffee syrup, chocolate coated honeycomb and it shortbread crumble

Lemon and raspberry cheesecake

Caramel centred chocolate fondant

Mango mousse  with strawberries passion fruit and coconut with cardamom, orange and pistachio biscotti

Petit Fours

Rose baklava

Selma- a Swedish cardamom bun filled with almond paste and vanilla cream

Spiced carrot simnel cake

Price: Per person 3 courses £48
4 courses £54
5 courses £60
Please inform us of any dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances and we can adjust the menu to suit your needs
Easter Menu 2017
Caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset. This includes Weymouth. Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis. Also Weston, Bridgewater, cheddar, crewkerne, Templecombe, Taunton. Wellington, Wincanton, Abbotsbury, Cerne Abbas, Portland, Shaftesbury. Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Swanage, Wareham and Yeovil.