Get to know me better
Chef & owner at TheCatermen.co.uk. Young and talented with a flair for creatively personalised and themed menus, bold flavours and modern presentation
Initially graduating with Honours in engineering and training as a surveyor in a highly technical field, I found my true passion in the expressive and creative world of the culinary arts.
I have been fortunate to develop my skills working across many European cities, top resorts, and private villas, all culminating in a prestigious position working for UHNW clients before returning home to establish my own premium catering business.
My cooking philosophy follows three main principals;
1) That the taste of the dish is always placed fat the forefront, with flairs and novelties only supporting a dish, not being the purpose of it.
2) That the flavours and ingredients are always familiar to guests but the final dish is unmistakably unique and never ordinary.
3) And that in a professional setting, that the guests are convinced they could not have had the same experience anywhere else- a triumph for the expression of an original artist.
Living as a private chef- providing truly bespoke dining experiences - allows me to be totally fluid and original with each and every service, and present them with the theatre that comes from putting my heart, and not only food, onto the plate.
For me, cooking is...
an art form, where exceptional food is a creative expression of personality and menus an interpretation of a feeling and theme.
I learned to cook at...
I have worked in many European countries as a private chef at a 5* level for private individuals and luxury private villas and chalets.
A role model in the kitchen is...
every solo-chef who has worked to carve their own way in a culinary world - dominated by the classically-trained establishments of old.
A cooking secret...
Use everything you have available. Each ingredient, technique & tool contains a world of possibilities, not least to be first to do it your way.
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 Manchester.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Manchester. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Manchester.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Manchester.
Book your experience with Chef Alexander
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.