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Chef John Penman

Private Chef In Leicester

Chef John Penman

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Strong natural flavours using quality ingredients

I've been a professional chef now for 6 years. I started my career working at Rushton Hall in their previously 3 Rosette Modern Fine Dining restaurant. I've since worked at a modern deli & rotisserie cafe in Melbourne before returning to Rushton Hall, thereafter I started my business Penman Catering Ltd which has been running successfully for over a year now.

I currently cook in private households for anywhere between 1 and 30 people. I create bespoke dining menus for every event which focus on modern British/European cuisine which is heavily influenced by French technique. Where possible I try to incorporate baking and charcuterie practises into my cuisine.

My services

As a Private Chef, I can offer you:

Personal Chef

Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Leicester.


I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Leicester. You name it!

Full-time Chef

A longer stay in Leicester? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!

Book your experience with Chef John

Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.