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I'm a young disciplined chef with a drive for perfection and big flavours.
I am an ambitious young chef with a passion for hospitality and good food. I'm looking for the opportunity to share my cooking with other foodies that share my passion for good quality cuisine.
After enjoying many years as an elite cyclist, four years ago I decided to dedicate myself to becoming a chef. I was grateful to be offered a role in one of Edinburgh’s most renowned restaurants, specialising mainly in French style fine dining. I thoroughly enjoyed committing to the career and becoming enveloped by the craft. I felt very natural in the kitchen and quickly worked my way through all the sections, absorbing everything and loving every minute.
At the end of 2019 I wanted to challenge myself and moved to France as a private chef for one of the most prestigious chalet companies in France. This meant
more pressure and responsibility that I relished. I enjoyed much praise and returned with a stellar reputation.
After a quiet year due to the Covid 19 pandemic I am itching to serve good food again and continue to develop myself as a chef. I pride myself on being reliable,
honest and hardworking. Thank you for taking the time to read through my profile.
For me, cooking is...
A reason to bring together friends and bond new relationships. A reason to become excited and creative. Satisfaction in seeking perfection.
I learned to cook at...
Purslane restaurant, Edinburgh. Under the guidance of Chef Paul Gunning, in a small kitchen the size of a cupboard, bad habits were always spotted
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 Sunderland.
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Sunderland.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Sunderland.
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
Jack was absolutely fantastic, his cooking was incredible and he was really flexible to help us make this a surprise for a 60th birthday treat. Jack went above and beyond and made the meal and the experience memorable and really enjoyable. I would absolutely recommend Jack for any celebration you are planning!
Andy Sanderson - Oct 19 2021
Jack was excellent; from booking, menu selection, arrival, cooking and service. Highly recommend:-)
Tim Illingworth - Oct 04 2021
Our chef Tom Bartlett is a very talented chef and has exceeded even our highest expectations. We are a group of six from London who regularly dine out at too restaurants around the world, so we are tough critics. Tom has produced excellent dinners and breakfasts using his own innovative recipes and sourcing top quality ingredients. The food has been delicious and beautifully presented. He has coped very well with working in a new kitchen. Highly recommended
Janine H Peake - Aug 17 2021
Chef Jack was wonderful. A holiday treat for the family in Northumberland, UK. He was lovely and an excellent chef. The food was some of the best I have tasted. Impeccably presented and tasty, with canapés, amuse bouchée and three courses. I could go on!! AND my kitchen was cleaner and tidier when he finished than I have ever seen it!!!! I would have paid him just to do that ????
To sum up, just perfect. Thank you Chef Jack.
Sue Morgan - Aug 10 2021
Book your experience with Chef Jack
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.