Having a non-public chef spherical to prepare dinner dinner for you and associates sounds fairly extravagant, proper? One thing solely the ultra-wealthy would think about doing for an informal birthday dinner.
A few weeks in the past my buddy Jo hosted us for her birthday at her home. And we had a chef from Yhangry prepare dinner us a 3 course Mexican feast. No meals buying or meal prep, and crucially, no washing up for Jo. And for under £35 per particular person – which you’d be arduous pushed to seek out higher worth going out for a 3 course dinner in London (particularly once you add on drinks, service fees, transport, babysitters and so on). We had been gifted this expertise in change for sharing our ideas…
Yhangry was arrange in 2019 by two feminine entrepreneurs and has been featured on Dragons Den. In actual fact, it’s apparently the fastest-growing community of cooks for personal occasions within the UK (not but in NI).
Jonny arrived at Jo’s home about an hour earlier than starters had been served, with lots of the dishes prepped upfront. The menu we had chosen was a vegetarian Mexican meal. Though they’ve a spread of delicacies choices on the web site. Mexican and Italian are reported to be the most well-liked! Forward of the night we had been despatched some choices for the menu, together with 4 starters, 5 mains and 4 puddings.
Starters: Black Beans and Avocado on Toast, Spinach and Feta Quesadillas with Tomato Salsa
Major: Butternut Squash Chili with coriander rice
Pudding: Mexican Chocolate Cake
I used to be working very late to dinner as a result of site visitors however Jonny was so accommodating and versatile about serving time, so I used to be handed a Margarita as I arrived by my associates and informed to chill out earlier than we tucked into the starters.
In addition to offering your individual drinks, you’re despatched a listing of things that the chef will want and suggested to have an empty dishwasher. Additionally they ship out menu playing cards forward of time so that you can lay the desk with.
I might describe our Mexican feast as home-style cooking (I completely would have believed Jo if she mentioned she’d cooked for us!) which was excellent for an informal model gathering with associates. Though I’d most likely be extra seemingly to make use of Yhangry once more for particular events like a birthday, quite than only a random dinner catch up, and decide to strive a brand new delicacies or wonderful eating expertise, or I feel a catered BBQ might be actually enjoyable for after Bertie’s christening this summer season.
There are a selection of various cuisines to select from on the web site and also you choose from Pan Asian, Fantastic Eating, BBQ, Center Jap, Brunch, Indian, French, Caribbean, Canapes, and even have them prepare dinner your Christmas lunch, or do your weekly meal prep for you! Take a look at their web site.
How a lot does a Personal Chef value?
Clearly it is dependent upon the delicacies, meals model and variety of company. However costs on YHangry appear to start out from £26pp and extends as much as £200pp+ for a wonderful eating tasting menu. We gave a tip to our chef (though being VERY British about it, we didn’t know whether or not we had been speculated to or not. And had an ungainly dialogue about it earlier than thrusting the cash at him as we mentioned goodbye!)
The way to E book a Personal Chef on YHangry
You possibly can flick through menus or cooks on the web site, or request a bespoke quote from a spread of cooks relying in your wants. We entered the postcode, delicacies sort and variety of company. And had been really helpful Jonny, who as I’ve already talked about, was fab. He was personable, pleasant and actually added to our feast with out us feeling like we wanted to entertain him!