Happy days are spent in my kitchen creating beautiful dishes for my clients. I love to be inventive and I draw on my travel experiences and knowledge of tried and tested flavours to develop new recipes.
I began my journey as a personal chef many years ago but I fell in love with food and cooking as a small girl, always thinking about the next meal to be served, often before I had finished the previous one! I started cooking professionally in London, later moving to Val d’Isere in France when I found I could combine this with other passions of mine, skiing and travel. I travelled and worked for private houses and chalets in France, Switzerland and Spain and this experience has undoubtedly influenced my cooking style.
ranging from general praise for the food to ‘Stella excelled’, ‘Stella exceeded herself’, etc. Several people also commented on the speed of service !! One gentleman was exceedingly complimentary about speed of service and quality of food. He thought that you had the right audience for an outstanding impression. Everyone continues to rave about your beef plus comments ‘So much better than the standard ham, chicken or salmon’! Well done.
thank you and well done for all your efforts. The food as always was delicious, especially the salmon and ham. They went so well with the wine I had chosen to accompany them. I also wanted to thank you for the extra effort you put in to ensure that the marquee was ready on time, as you may have been aware guests started turning up at 10.45am and I am glad to say that we were ready for them. Please thank and congratulate your team on the wonderful service they provided. Many compliments have been passed to me on the food you served which goes a long way to make for a successful day. I look forward to working with you again on another event.
our biggest THANK YOU!!!!! for doing our food for our wedding at Preston Court! It really was absolutely incredible food – absolutely perfect! We had such a wonderful day and the food really made it. You did a fantastic job feeding all our hungry guests and they LOVED it! I can’t believe (well I can!) how many people we have had raving about how great it was and that it was the best wedding food they have ever had. I think people will be talking about that caramel and chocolate tart for months to come! I was completely in a whirl on the day so also thank you for running everything so smoothly and setting up the tables how we wanted.
so much for the splendid catering at my party yesterday evening. The food was absolutely delicious and everyone commented on it. The canapés were a perfect way to start the evening and were beautifully presented. The Paella was excellent and just right on a lovely sunny evening.
in September 2014. We couldn’t have asked for more — the food was excellent and bountiful, the service low-key but attentive, and every single guest commented on how much they enjoyed the food. Ahead of the day itself, Stella and Marina were extremely helpful in helping us decide on the right menu for the occasion.
at our vegan wedding. The food was better than I could have expected and all of our friends were amazed that everything was so lovely without the meat!! To me, that’s the ultimate!! Thanks for your expertise, guidance and making our day truly memorable. Please thank Marina too and everyone that helped on the day.
for a really delicious lunch and canapés. I don’t think there was one part of the meal that wasn’t commented on favourably by somebody! So many compliments for the presentation of the canapés (which were delicious) and a lovely idea for our ‘Lunch in the garden.’
every mouthful of food you provided for Will and Kirstyns wedding was absolutely exceptional and the presentation stunning, from the beautiful trugs to the wheelbarrows. Your ideas and flair put you at the very top and very deservedly. Your skill with flavours and your ‘new’ ideas made each morsel a sheer delight and to be savoured.
our deep thanks for all you did to make Sophie & Greg’s wedding celebrations so successful. The food was incredible, the service and discretion of the staff team impeccable and the seamless management and over seeing of events by Marina second to none.
and your team for looking after us so well on Saturday night. We have had numerous e-mails commenting on the delicious food. All your team were smiley and polite as well as being very efficient.
everyone was so complimentary. Each course was delicious and original, the passion fruit with the duck was especially commented on.
to you and your team for the excellent way you looked after us on Friday night. An incredible number of friends have commented already on the quality of the food, especially the beef. Also a great thank you to your staff who managed to handle a vast variety of whims from the guests.
From the moment you arrived, it was light hearted, professional and calm, where I noticed perfect instruction from the top. And so it continued. The pleasent ‘girls and guys’ circulated the canape’s beautifully, totally unrushed.We then sat down to your colourful and very delicious main course, beef and salads to share. They were excellent. The pause before dessert, perfect, pistachio and lemon tart with strawberries and raspberry coulis delish! Good ample slices and so yummy! Our greatest thanks.
for the amazing food you provided for our wedding at Boxley. You were absolutely amazing right from the start and really helped reduce my stress levels with your calmness and reassuring presence. So many of our guests spoke about how much they enjoyed all the food and how beautifully it was presented. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for playing such a key role in making our day perfect.
Lots of love.
to take so long to thank you and your staff so much for making Lucy and Neil’s special day and our “do” on Sunday so fantastic. The two days were made so much more relaxing knowing we were in such good hands. The food and canapes were superb on both days and we have received masses of complimentary comments (on your behalf!). Your staff were all charming and efficient and we in the family were all able to relax and enjoy everything ourselves in the knowledge that everything was in such good hands.. Please thank them on my behalf when you have an opportunity. I hope that you found everything running smoothly at your end! Weren’t we lucky with the two days? It doesn’t bear thinking about what it would have been like if it had been during that thunder, lightning and torrential rain a few days later. Many thanks again (and also from Lucy and Neil who are now on honeymoon) for looking after us so brilliantly. Every good wish.
this one turned out to be a bit less frenetic, fewer guests and family but very special indeed and it’s your input that is key to making it so special, thank you. On Friday our little party of six loved being in the kitchen, a chefs table environment, enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of you cooking up our delicious meal, you are right the guinea fowl was fabulous, the jus, veg and especially the rosti a perfect flavour, texture balance, you nailed it. Saturday was adventurous, a little different and sophisticated, equally delicious and perfect after our day of being out and about in the countryside. Thank you very much again it is such a special treat to have you come to cook for us, I love it!
for the wonderful food at out wedding. Everyone has commented on how delicious it was. You went a long way to ensure our special day truly was everything we could have wanted! Yourself and all your team were absolutely seamless. Thank you so much!
With much love and good wishes.
for the PERFECT LUNCH you gave us all yesterday. The menu was a delight with unusual things beautifully prepared & presented to such a very high standard. Everybody commented how delightful & interesting it all was to have the choices you made. Please do thank all your staff for the very professional way they looked after everybody,…and cleared up afterwards!
was a delight, not only to the palate, but also to the eye. We had an incredible time with you and your staff. You really made our day very special!
to send a note ASAP to say an enormous thank you for what was the most amazing wedding of ALL TIME! Your food was absolutely 1st class / 5* / Michelin * / BRILLIANT!! The Canapes, Beef and puddings were beyond what we could have dreamed of having at our wedding day and your team were fantastic from start to finish. Sending Brazilian love and thanks once again for absolutely everything.
for absolutely delicious food at our wedding!!
Everyone said how yummy it was! Also, your staff were really great and couldn’t do more to help us and all of out guests!
The day went off without a hitch which was certainly a credit to you and all your advice and hard work!
Lots of love.
for making my 80th Birthday Lunch such a success. All my guests said, ‘they never had such a superb lunch in a private home.’ What a compliment to you, and I entirely agree. You and dear Karen were stars. Very, very professional and not a bit of stress!
With love from.
and how to thank you sufficiently for the most perfect weekend at Maydeken in May. Every single part of the catering was just perfect. The fish pies and salads on Friday to the extravaganza on Saturday followed by the delicious quiches to cure all hangovers on Sunday! I have had so many compliments on the food from all out guests, so we know they all completely loved it too!
Your team were amazing too. Each of them was so friendly, helpful, professional and fun. It really meant that Einar and I just had the best day we could have imagined, and it is all down to you.
Hopefully see you soon in Kent.
With All our love.
for making our party such a success. It was such fun and all made possible by you and your lovely team.
Dinner on Friday was the best ever and so beautifully presented and delivered by your smiling staff.
Saturday was utterly delicious and everyone loved it.
Sunday lunch was another triumph with lovely food and so well laid out.
how thrilled we were with Saturday. The food was stunning and your staff were excellent. I had so many guests comment on both of these things on the night and in the time since then. Thank you for preparing such a wonderful meal for our wedding and being such a big part of our celebration.
a massive thank you for Saturday night. The food was very impressive and above my expectations! So thank you, I had lots of lovely complements from my friends too. And the service was great, I really didn’t think about a thing after I sat down. So thanks for helping make my special event perfect!
a very heartfelt thank you for the truly spectacular, incredible food you made for our wedding. We can’t believe you pulled off such an amazing menu for so many people off to Perfection! To top it off, brunch was amazing the next day and rounded it all off perfectly. Also, your staff were BRILLIANT!
and pats on the back for a Christmas Party as I have had this year! Everyone without exception enjoyed it. ‘The best food ever’ was one emailed comment – so you have been well appreciated! Stella, it was a most enjoyable party and your food was terrific.
for all you did to make Sarah’s wedding such a lovely, happy and special occasion. Your cheerful willingness to deal with all the demands and your effeiciency to acheiving the ‘impossible’ was a real joy to behold. I am only sorry that I have no more daughter’s for you to pander to on their ‘special day’!
for all your hard work on Sunday in such adverse conditions! You came in full of enthusiasm, armed with such trays of prepared goodies – were calm and organised and provided as one friend wrote ‘the best presented canape’s I have ever seen – the floral touches were exquisite’.
for a fantastic job… you and the girls were wonderful; the food was delcious and the service was impeccable!!
we were by your food and service you and your team provided on Sunday. We received so many compliments from our guests on the variety of the canape’s and how beautiful they were presented. The descreet delivery was unobtrusive – you waitresses are obviously experts! Altogether it made a very happy occasion.
and your team for the excellent way you looked after us on Friday night. An incredible number of friends have commented already on the quality of the food, especially the beef. Also a great thank you to your staff who managed to handle a vast variety of whims from the guests, including what must have been over 50% who wanted drinks other than champagne. Again so very much appreciated all the effort that you all put in.
for doing our food for our wedding at Preston Court! It really was absolutely incredible food – absolutely perfect! We had such a wonderful day and the food really made it. You did a fantastic job feeding all our hungry guests and they LOVED it! I can’t believe (well I can!) how many people we have had raving about how great it was and that it was the best wedding food they have ever had…
and well done for all your efforts. The food as always was delicious, especially the salmon and ham. They went so well with the wine I had chosen to accompany them. I also wanted to thank you for the extra effort you put in to ensure that the marquee was ready on time.
From the moment you arrived, it was light hearted, professional and calm, where I noticed perfect instruction from the top. And so it continued. The pleasent ‘girls and guys’ circulated the canape’s beautifully, totally unrushed.We then sat down to your colourful and very delicious main course, beef and salads to share. They were excellent.
for the part you played in making her birthday party so special. We were absolutely delighted with the food you produced which was really delicious. Many guests commented on it and as several of them dine in some very smart places, I consider their endorsements huge compliment to you and your team.
for producing such wonderful food for my party. I know how hard you must have worked and it was so much appreciated. Not only by us but by everyone there that night. We have had some fabulous letters all saying ‘how much they enjoyed the Thai food’. Also my birthday cake was just perfect. You really are a star!
Thank you so much. The Gravalax, the Lamb and the roulade were AMAZING! What a treat it was. you made it such an evening for John and I. So lovely for me as I had some of my oldest friends staying. We have had some lovely letters all commenting how scrummy the food was. It was Mitchelin star! A huge thank you!
with the most delicious and imaginatively presented food. There was also not even a hint of concern when our best man’s exuberant speech delayed the starters by over an hour! Perfect.
lots of lovely letters saying how delicious and beautifully presented your food was. We were all so delighted, so a very big thank you.
we are still receiving the most wonderful thank you cards from friends who joined us for Gerry’s 60th Birthday, and they always say; what a fabulous meal! A huge big thank you to you and your first rate and extremely professional team for producing an excellent celebratory lunch, everything was really delicious and stunningly presented, as our chef trained son commented it was ‘nailed’.
Thank you for making Saturday so very successful with your fine cuisine, culinary expertise and excellent service, and for Heather’s very efficient and friendly service. All my guests appreciated everything equally so your menu, quality and presentation of the food as well as your organization and management in an unfamiliar kitchen.
to you and your charming and efficient team for making a special birthday weekend even more special with the delicious and imaginative variety of canapés, exquisitely presented and seamlessly served – ‘better than anything Fortnum & Mason’s ever produced’ was one of the many praiseworthy and appreciative comments we received.
You did the most fabulous job – thank you very much indeed. The food and the whole thing were just awesome. Thank you hugely. Paul Hollywood said the food was amazing!! High praise indeed.
and very intricate. Her standards of cooking were excellent, and she was flexible to change pre-arranged menus to suit our requirements. She has very high standards, well organized and kept the kitchen very clean and tidy. We would have no hesitations in recommending Stella and we would certainly be interested in using her services again.
Delicious menus, and the canapés are a dream! Thank you for a memorable gourmet trip.
such gorgeous consistent high quality food and service, it was 7 star treatment to have each of our preferences quietly and professionally remembered.
as a team – a real group of professionals – great job, well done. We could not of had better food, service or atmosphere!
for Tim’s 60th. Not only are you totally professional, you also proved yourself unflappable, a great strength. Your canapés were brilliant and your buffet supper for 110 was delicious. Everything ran like clock work, and people have gone on talking about your chocolate pudding.
that I have had many complimentary letters about both the food and the service at my birthday party, so I wanted to pass on the thanks to you and your team.
cooking has made our holiday a joy. Every meal is a masterpiece and she presents the table beautifully. She is extremely conscientious and hardworking. Her talents are limitless, and is an asset to whatever situation she is in. I would recommend her for any occasion.
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