Eat Festivals first recipes

Delighted to have received the first three of my printed recipes from Eat Festivals in their brochures, make sure to head across to their page to see all the up coming (award winning) events and there will be more recipes from me in their future brochures too!! #recipes #eatfestival #eatfestivals #eatfestival2018 #personalchef #caterer #awardwinningevents #somerset Eat: Portishead Eat Taunton Eat Weston Eat Burnham on Sea EatwellyEat Wellington

 

 

Eat Festivals

Eat Festivals are multi awarding winning events. They have festivals across Somerset and have even branched into a new vegan festival next year!  

Eat Festivals To Book an event with us or to ask us to produce recipes for you please contact us

Mothers Day Menu 2018

Our Mothers Day Menu 2018 has just been released. Mothers day 2018 is on the 11th of March this year. Make sure to get your booking in early to avoid disappointment.

Mothers Day Menu 2018

Canapes

Peppadews Stuffed with broad bean tapenade and mozzarella

Falafel With tzatziki

Potato and spring onion soup With peppered croutons

Halloumi With caper, chilli and citrus dressing

Starters

Crab cakes with siracha mayo With dressed salad leaves

Scallops With butternut squash puree, pine nuts and sage butter

Tomato gazpacho

Duck rillettes With toasted sourdough and dressed leaves

Mains

Mac and cheese with rosemary and garlic pangritata and nutmeg butter green beans

Spiced crispy pork belly with grapefruit chilli dressing, spring onion mash and chilli oil dressed greens

Pea risotto With salmon, parmesan and rocket

Prawn massamam curry with crispy noodles, steamed rice and flat bread

Desserts

Buttermilk panna cotta with cardamom, orange strawberries

lemon posset with pink pepper and raspberry shortbreads

chocolate coated meringue with marshmallow cream and raspberries

Eton mess and rosewater cheesecake

Petit Fours

Mocha chocolate bark

Rose baklava

Mini cinnamon buns

Double chocolate peanut butter biscuits

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

To book please contact us

Mothers Day Menu 2018 white chocolate mousse with cardamom orange strawberries

we are a personal chef service providing cater for Dorset, Somerset and East Devon including postcode areas of DT1, DT2, DT3, DT4, DT5, DT6, DT7, DT8, DT9, DT10, DT11, BH12, BH13, BH14, BH15,

BH16, BH17, BH18, BH19, BH20, BH21,

TA1, TA2, TA3, TA4, TA5, TA6, TA7, TA8, TA9, TA10, TA11, TA12, TA13, TA14, TA15, TA16, TA17, TA18, TA19, TA20, TA21,

BA1, BA2, BA3, BA4, BA5, BA6, BA7, BA8, BA9, BA10, BA11, BA12, BA13, BA14, BA15, BA16, BA17, BA18, BA19, BA20, BA21, BA22

If you cant see your postcode above please contact us to see if we cover your area

Spring Menu 2018

coconut raspberry and rose posset personal chef caterer somerset dorset east devon Spring Menu 2018

We are pleased to announce the release of our new Spring Menu 2018. This menu will be available from the beginning of March until the end of May 2018

The menu is full of great local seasonal produce as always

Spring Menu 2018

Canapes

Buttered radishes with black pudding crumb

Crab and avocado melba toast

Feta, roasted red pepper, dukkah and coriander croutes

Ricotta, broad bean and mint crostini

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photo by DiaMonD Images

Starters

Gammon, pea and lovage salad with pea soup and parmesan

Chilled tomato consommé with tomato, basil and pine nuts

Smoked duck, pink peppercorn, pickled grapes and beetroot with beetroot crispbreads

Crab and lobster tian horseradish, cucumber sauce, mixed herbs

personal chef caterer somerset dorset east devon Spring Menu 2018 pea ham lovage parmesan
photo by DiaMonD Images

Mains

Asparagus, lemon and parmesan risotto

Chicken breast with miso sauce, charred sweetcorn, cucumber, spring onion, roasted squash and herbed crumb

Pan fried bream with mustard tarragon sauce, peas, buttered new potatoes

Slow braised lamb in a onion, balsamic and thyme sauce with butter beans and green beans

Braised pork belly with galangal broth, baby Thai asparagus, mushrooms, bok choi and crispy noodles

pork belly galangal broth crispy noodles personal chef caterer somerset dorset east devon Spring Menu 2018
photo by DiaMonD Images

Desserts

Coconut, raspberry and rose posset

Passionfruit and mango meringue roulade

Rhubarb and custard panna cotta

Strawberries and cream- but not as you know it

coconut raspberry and rose posset personal chef caterer somerset dorset east devon Spring Menu 2018
photo by DiaMonD Images

Petit Fours

Apricot tart

Salted fudge

Elderflower jellies in lemon sugar

Triple chocolate brownie

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 personal chef service providing cater for Dorset, Somerset and East Devon including postcode areas of DT1, DT2, DT3, DT4, DT5, DT6, DT7, DT8, DT9, DT10, DT11, BH12, BH13, BH14, BH15,

BH16, BH17, BH18, BH19, BH20, BH21,

TA1, TA2, TA3, TA4, TA5, TA6, TA7, TA8, TA9, TA10, TA11, TA12, TA13, TA14, TA15, TA16, TA17, TA18, TA19, TA20, TA21,

BA1, BA2, BA3, BA4, BA5, BA6, BA7, BA8, BA9, BA10, BA11, BA12, BA13, BA14, BA15, BA16, BA17, BA18, BA19, BA20, BA21, BA22

If you cant see your postcode above please contact us to see if we cover your area

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.

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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.

Valentines Day Menu 2018

Our Valentines Day Menu 2018 is now available to view and book! We will be running this menu from the 10th until the 16th of February 2018

You can view the menu here

Our menu comprises great local seasonal produce from fantastic suppliers!

Valentines Day Menu 2018

Canapes

Roasted peach

Parma ham, goats cheese and honey brushetta

Asparagus and roasted red pepper

With whipped feta on a rye crisp

Smoked salmon

In cheddar cups with avocado mousse

Halloumi

With caper, chilli and citrus dressing

Starters

Roasted beetroot salad

With blue cheese, hazelnuts, endive and rocket

Scallops

With serrano ham and a pea and parsley sauce

Tomato gazpacho

Sharer for two Herbed whole baked camembert drizzled with rapeseed oil served with bread croutes and dressed rocket pomegranate and walnut salad

crab

avocado, watermelon, cucumber, lovage

Mains

Duck breast

Thyme roasted carrots and dauphinoise potatoes with red wine sauce

Crispy pork belly

with pomme anna, celeriac remoulade, apple puree and a cider sauce

Wild mushroom risotto

With parmesan and pea shoots, served with ciabatta drizzled with olive oil

Crab

macaroni cheese with garlic and rosemary focaccia and watercress salad

Rack of lamb

with black pudding, pea veloute, glazed carrots and spring vegetables and watercress

Desserts

White chocolate and strawberry torte

with clotted cream and strawberry coulis

Chocolate tart with raspberry and meringue

Fig tart

with a dulce de leche cream

Raspberry, rosemary and vanilla tart

with a rosewater syrup

Custard panna cotta

Rhubarb compote and shortbread crumb

Petit Fours

Raspberry and white chocolate blondie

Earl grey and dark chocolate truffle

Salted caramel fudge

White chocolate, rose and raspberry lollipop

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

Valentines Day Menu 2018
rhubarb and custard panna cotta

Lizzie Somerset Blog post

Lizzie Somerset Blog

We are delighted to be featured on the Lizzie Somerset Blog in the Selected section. Lizzie Somerset is a Travel and lifestyle blog based in Somerset and celebrating everything in the area. Lizzie Somerset is a family lifestyle blog well known for honest and warm features of high quality; with a strong emphasis on Somerset and celebrating our achievements.

The Selected section of her blog is a Question and Answer interview with Somerset business owners and entrepreneurs highlighting stories in the area.

Lizzie Somerset Blog

Find the Lizzie Somerset Blog Post here

To book your evening with us please contact us

we are a personal chef, caterer, private chef service covering Somerset Dorset and East Devon. This includes Weymouth, Dorchester, Bridport, Lyme Regis, Exeter, Beer, Yeovil, Taunton, Bridgewater, Weston Super Mare, Crewkerne, If you can you would like to know if we cover your area then please contact us 

We can provide catering for many different occasions, Birthday parties, hen parties, anniversaries, ladies nights, stag parties. Dinner party catering, baby showers, buffet, canapé parties.

Lizzie Somerset Blog

Butlers in the Buff

Butler in the buff with catering

Steve James is able to offer a Butlers in the Buff

Are you organising a hen party or a special event? Looking to surprise the hen or your guests! Why not add a Butler in the buff……..or two, to greet guests at the door. They can play party games with you and even make cocktails and pour your drinks. Most importantly they will serve your food! At previous parties they have handed round canapés and served your starter, main and dessert to the table. Before and during the meal they will serve and top up your drinks and then afterwards have even served petit fours with coffee. What more could you want with you delicious food than a hunky waiter in the buff to serve it to you!

Butlers in the Buff

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The butlers are the perfect accompaniment to

  • Hen parties
  • Birthday parties
  • Ladies nights
  • Dinner parties
  • Baby showersButlers in the Buff same sex gay birthdays stag

The butlers are not just available for ladies events they can also help with mixed and same sex/gay events

  • Same sex/gay stag/hen parties
  • gay/Same sex dinner parties
  • Same sex/gay weddings
  • gay/Same sex anniversaries
  • same sex/gay birthday partiesButlers in the Buff Hen parties

And Butlers In The Buff UK has been approved by Pink Weddings the the UK’s first gay wedding company you can find here

We can now offer this with our company and an exclusive menu to Butlers in the Buff Uk and will be released soon so keep watching!

To organise your party please contact us. Email steve@stevejamesltd.com or call 07909651557 and we will be happy to help!

Butler in the buff with catering We cover Somerset, Dorset and East Devon. Weymouth, Dorchester, Bridport, Taunton, Lyme Regis, Bridgewater and many other places! If you are unsure if we cover your area then please contact us! We can travel further but travel expenses would need to be covered please contact us to discuss your requirements!

Menu Dorset recipe

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Check out our latest Menu Dorset recipe in their magazine. We have created a stuffing crusted chicken which is juicy and tender! Accompanied by perfect tarragon roast potatoes, delicious roasted veg and greens with a garlic butter over the top.

What more could you want from a roast? Oh yes! a delicious gravy to pour over the top too

The chicken has been brined to make it extra juicy. Then putting a crust of stuffing over the top keeps extra moisture in. The stuffing is perfect for the whole family! Extra crunchy on the outside and soft underneath so you get the best of both!

You can find the recipe on the online version of the magazine here. Or pick up one of the magazines for yourself!

To book your sunday roast or special occasion with us please contact us.

We can provide catering for any special occasion, hen parties, roast dinners, birthday parties, anniversaries, engagements, canapés for parties and many others. lease get in touch to discuss your needs!

We can cover the whole of Somerset, Dorset and East Devon and can travel further. This includes Weymouth, Dorchester, Exeter, Bridport, Puddletown, Yeovil, Taunton. If you are unsure if we cover your area please ask us.

Menu Dorset recipe

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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.

Somerset Life Best Chef Finalist

Somerset Life Best Chef FinalistWe are so proud this year to have been put forward as a Somerset Life Best Chef Finalist. to have been nominated for this in our first year is an honour. We would like tot hank everyone who nominated us this year we really appreciate it. We would also like to congratulate all of the finalists and all of the winners for all of the categories which can be seen here or listed below. We have an amazing array of produce, pubs, restaurants, chefs and food events throughout Somerset which you can see highlighted below from the finalists in this years awards.

To book your evening with us please contact us 

Somerset Life Best Chef Finalist 
Sponsored by Thatchers Cider

WINNER: Olivier Certain, Clavelshay Barn, North Petherton

Steve James, Yeovil

Justin Reeves, Reeves, Dunster

 

Best Restaurant
Sponsored by Howards Motor Group

WINNER: Reeves, Dunster

The Mint & Mustard, Taunton

Clavelshay Barn, North Petherton

 

Coffee/Tea Shop of the Year

WINNER: Lion Rock Tearooms, Cheddar

Mr Miles Tearoom, Taunton

Periwinkle Tearooms, Selworthy

 

Customer Service Award

Sponsored by Burns the Bread

WINNER: The Candlelight Inn, Bishopswood

Lion Rock Tearooms, Cheddar

The Oakhouse, Axbridge

 

Family Dining Award

WINNER: The Duck at Burtle, Burtle

The Anchor Inn, Hillfarrance

Lion Rock Tearooms, Cheddar

 

Hotel Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by Westchem

WINNER: Coleridge Restaurant, Wootton Courtenay

Castle Bow Restaurant, Taunton

Tarr Farm Inn, Dulverton

 

Independent Retailer of the Year

WINNER: Pyne’s of Somerset, North Petherton

Brockley Stores, Brockley

Rumwell Farm Shop, Rumwell

 

Newcomer of the Year

Sponsored by Strongvox

WINNER: The Pier Restaurant, Clevedon

Bread Bar

Moat & Turret Café, Nunney

 

Product / Producer of the Year

Sponsored by Porter Dodson

WINNER: Bath Soft Cheese Company

Brown Cow Organics, Pilton

Moonbeams Farm, Wellington

Thatchers, Myrtle Farm

 

Pub of the Year

Sponsored by Arthur David

WINNER: The Globe, Milverton

The Swan, Wedmore

The White Post, Rimpton

 

Somerset Life Food & Drink Hero 2017

Sponsored by Notaro

Bev & Sarah Milner Simonds