Jacks Kitchen add creativity and innovation to every event, in any venue.
Our team is led by Di a top-notch Michelin-trained chef who earn’t her stripes working alongside many of the industry’s most revered names in London, Leeds and Australlia including Marco Pierre White, Jean Christophe Novelli, Simon Gueller, Roux Scholar Winner Scott Hessel and a stint with Nathan Thomas, Pastry Chef at Phillip Howards eponymous 2 Star Michelin Restaurant, The Square.
Jacks Cafe was born in London, 12 months in gaining 5 Stars in London Time Out and London Lifestyle Awards nominated us for Best Cafe in London, being short listed by the people of London into the Top 10 in 2011 and 2012 THANKYOU!
Jacks Cafe evolved into Jacks Kitchen Event Catering Co after our son was born in Dec 2013 and we came back to the Cotswolds to settle down shortly after. We are based in the heart of Cheltenham surrounded by the beautiful charm of the Cotswolds. Spoilt for choice with the vast array of producers in the area. Most of our produce is seasonal and most of which is sourced locally from local farmers, growers, suppliers and producers.
We believe in knowing where the provenance of our ingredients come from. We have a good relationship with all our suppliers and love to show them off when we get the chance. Check out our Friends under ‘Other Stuff’. We are proud to say that all our menus are entirely animal cruelty-free, including cage free, free range eggs and grain fed meat. All of our fish comes from MSC sustainable sources.
Alex - No 2
I'm Jack - Chief Taster
Roxy Heart - PR
Di started out in Events when she was a nipper at Catering College, with Chelsea Flower Show, Ryder Cup and Excel Hospitality Awards Events under her belt, she has come 360 degrees back to where she started out, but with it a wealth of knowledge, skill and experience.She knew she was ready to bring that Restaurant experience to your home or event combining a personal chef service with excellent quality food at an affordable price.
Di’s last supper would be Mussels, Squid & Scallops, Curried Saffron Veloute & Basil Butter, followed by Rarebreed Beef Wellington, Mushroom Duxelle, Spinach, Potato Rosti & Madeira Jus and for Pud if she hasn’t burst a Chocolate Fondant with Griottine Cherries & Pistachio Ice-cream.
Di’s partner in crime is Alex an Artist and Sculpture. She grew up in Cirencester in her mother and fathers Pub and Bakery. Alex has always been a passionate self taught cook and recently her infamous Sticky Toffee Pudding was featured in the published book “Islington on a Plate” alongside Paul A Young and Tom Oldroyd. Alex has worked at some fab events including catering at Camp Bestival, Camden Town Brewery, Gipsy Hill Brewery and Private Events throughout London. She has travelled extensively around Asia and Europe scribbling down each and every dish. Her last supper would be Shanghai Steamed Dumplings, Thai Red Duck Curry & Papaya Salad and for pud Lemon Tart.
We’ve gained some famous friends along the way too, including Rolling Stones management, Nike, Matthew Fort, Guardian Food & Drink Editor famous for his honest and witty judging on the Great British Menu too. Matthew even donned an apron and helped us serve clients at a Mods and Rockers Dinner Event. We’ve catered for Shine TV production company’s Christmas Party, home to Masterchef. Rocking up in a hired Street Food Van to serve festive sliders to the crew! Private Parties for Terry Ronald ( Song writer & Music Producer for Girls Aloud, The Minogues to list but a few) and last but not least The Rolling Stones management.
Shine TV Production Company - Festive Grab & Go Sliders for 200
Rolling Stones - Canapés & Fizz party for 40
Gipsy Hill Brewery Summer & Christmas Parties - Bespoke BBQ menu for 500
Lauren & Steve - Late night Bowl & Grab Menu followed by Champagne Breakfast for 55
Olive’s 60th Birthday Party - Canapés plus Bowl & Grab Menu for 30
Chris & Bobby’s Retirement Do - Pie & Mash Menu for 75
Ray’s 40th (Kweeva) Birthday Party - Mods & Rockers Bespoke Dinner Party for 40
Sabrina’s Hen Party - Thai Menu 3 Course for 16
Camden Town Brewery Pop Ups - Nostalgic British Inspired SlidersFatima & Paolos Birthday
Party - Spanish 3 Course Dinner Party for 28
Terry Ronalds Birthday Party - Bespoke Dinner for 26
Emma & Soudy's Wedding - Pimped up BBQ for 50