Get to know me better
I'm a young chef constantly seeking big flavours and good times!
I am a young chef with a passion for hospitality and good food.
After many years gaining experience in one of the most prestigious fine dining restaurants in Edinburgh, I travelled to France where I became a Head Chalet Chef for a leading luxury chalet provider. There, I transferred my skills to provide a much more intimate and personalised service. I loved the interaction with the guests - something that is always missing in a restaurant setting. The ability to adapt directly to your individual needs is something that will never be possible in a restaurant, however it is the most satisfying thing to achieve as a chef. It's this bespoke experience I want to bring to your home or event and I am driven to provide the perfect evening for you.
I pride myself on sourcing the very best local produce, and being based in Newcastle leaves me few excuses. With an abundance of independent markets sourcing from local organic farms, alongside some of the best fishmongers and butchers in the country, it's difficult not to get excited about the produce the area has to offer.
It's my goal to make your life as easy as possible, all my menus are adjustable and I'm completely open to ideas or requests you may have. Just ask.
For me, cooking is...
A reason to come together with friends and family, and get excited about food, trying new food and revisiting old favourites.
I learned to cook at...
Purslane restaurant, Edinburgh. Under the guidance of Chef Paul Gunning, in a small kitchen the size of a cupboard.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Yotam Ottolenghi, for his originality and flavour packed dishes
A cooking secret...
Attention to detail and perfectionism.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Taupō.
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Taupō.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Taupō.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Taupō, count me in.
Jack's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Chef Jack's reviews
What an experience. Jack was incredible . And made my birthday celebrations perfect .
Loved the menu he picked his presentation . He is such a lovely friendly man . Can’t wait to do it again x
Scott Hamilton - Sep 27 2022
Jack provided excellent service! The food was amazing and all our guests loved it! His attention to detail was fantastic. Delicious menu and lots of choice too. Could not recommend this chef enough! Definitely be using again!
Jane Egerton - Sep 26 2022
Excellent in every way. Flexible on menu choices, wonderful food which looked and tasted delicious. Jack presented some much appreciated surprises on the night…many thanks.
Robertson - Aug 29 2022
Jack was absolutely fantastic from sending his menu, to leaving on the night. I booked Jack to cook for 8 of us for my sisters hen weekend and Jack travelled over an hour there and back to do this for us. He was brilliant from the minute he got there, putting on a ‘husband to be’ mask, taking photographs for us, chatting to us, not to mention his amazing food. We got even more than what was on the menu and we honestly felt like we were in a 5 star restaurant!! Jack told us exactly what he was serving with each dish and the presentation and flavours were out of this world. He even left us his salt as we forgot to bring some!! The kitchen was immaculate when he left!!!! I won’t hesitate to use Jack again and look forward to the next time : )
Sarah Odonnell - May 17 2022
Book your experience with Chef Jack
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.