Get to know me better
A classically trained chef, inspired by food and provenance of ingredients.
I am a chef from the U.K and first started working in kitchens at the age of 14. At 16 I commenced a 3 year apprenticeship at a Michelin starred restaurant, from then I went to work for Raymond Blanc at the 2 Michelin starred Le manoir aux quat saisons, after a year there I went on to be a sous chef at multiple restaurants around the cotswolds/Oxford area of the uk. I moved to Christchurch Nz in 2021 and worked as Sous chef for one of the top chefs in Christchurch City. Currently looking to start my own business or next venture.
For me, cooking is...
Cooking is about taking beautiful, seasonal, local ingredients and treating them with respect. Using my knowledge of modern and classic techniques.
I learned to cook at...
Northcote Manor, Lancashire England, 1 Michelin Star, 4 AA Rossette Relaix and Chateaux associated hotel.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Marco Pierre White or Anthony Bourdain.
A cooking secret...
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes is part of learning
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 Christchurch.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Christchurch. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Christchurch.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Christchurch.
Thomas'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.
Book your experience with Chef Thomas
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.