Welcome to Duchy Chef!

Duchy Chef Offers a wide range of chef services for private and business clients.

With 25 years of Experience working in the Food industry, Duchy chef can take all the stress and worry away from planning and delivering your perfect dining experience.

Visit the Private Dining page to read more about our amazing winter dining deal from just £40pp!

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Who is Duchy Chef ?

Duchy Chef is Craig Barrett. London Born but raised on the beautiful Kent Coast in Broadstairs.

‘For as long as I can remember, food & amazing produce has been the focus of my day. Whether it was cooking with Dad (also a chef) or picking the spoils from my grandfathers greenhouses – food was first! After being classically trained at East Kent college, I moved to London where I had the pleasure to work for the next 12 years under some inspirational chefs and mentors in some of the finest hotels this vibrant city had to offer, including;The Lanesborough Hotel – Hyde park and the Pelham Hotel in Kensington. 

I gained my first rosette while heading up the restaurant at the French house in Dean Street,Soho and gained and maintained a second Rosette while heading up The Lightship Ten, St Katherine’s Dock. My final role in London was Roux fine dining at Abbey National Headquarters, Warren Street.

After years of happy holidays, moving to Cornwall was the only step, and in 2009 we moved our young family to this beautiful county that we’re very proud to call home.

Something about the sea air and cooking fish from the day boats that inspired my cooking renaissance and real appreciation of our stunning landscape from which we get so much fabulous seasonal produce. Duchy Chef was born, and I’m thrilled to be sharing the best our county has to offer with you and your diners.’


Private Dining…

Want to wow your guests with fabulous food?  Duchy chef can take all the stress and strain away from planning and delivering your dream party menu, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy the evening with your guests.

We can cater in most domestic kitchens for an intimate romantic meal for two or a noisy dining table crowded with family for a holiday feast.

Want to really relax on holiday? We can cater for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in the comfort of your own home or holiday rental.

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Does your kitchen need an injection of professionalism? We can help raise your culinary standards, improve efficiencies in your business, reduce unnecessary spending and  wastage and increase customer loyalty and retention.

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