Get to know me better
Professional chef that's super passionate about local and seasonal produce
I have been a chef now for 10 years and have worked in a variety of industries, from industrial style catering to super busy pubs and more recently I have been the head chef of a boutique hotel. I have catered for large parties either plated or buffet all the way to cooking small, intimate tasting menus.
In addition to this I have been privately cooking for people and hosting pop up kitchens, this really suits my style as I am a really calm and easy going chef. I love meeting new people and talking all things foodie with them!
Throughout my career I have been lucky enough to cook for the editor of Devon Life Magazine and received a two page spread about my food and hosting. I also cooked a five course tasting menu for the Devon Foodie (now called The Maverick Guide) where they gave me a full write up and excellent review on their website. In addition I have had a recipe published in Food Lover magazine. More recently I have just finished my level 1 cheese course which now make me an associate of the academy of cheese, so if your looking for a cheeseboard full of knowledge I am you guy!
Lastly I moved to Devon a few years ago and its the best thing I have ever done in regards to following my passion and dream. The produce here is second to none and every corner I turn I seem to find another wonderful and unique supplier. Collaborating with these people have helped me gain some notoriety on social media, you can see what I get up too on my Instagram page (joedibleychef).
I am so passionate about local and seasonal produce, using sustainable ingredients from the land and really showing off the amazing produce in my cooking!
For me, cooking is...
My passion. I am a massive foodie, and love everything to do with food. I love discoving new ingredients and dishes and trying them out.
I learned to cook at...
A variety of establishments, through qaulifications of a professional level and from my mother who is also a chef!
A role model in the kitchen is...
So many to choose from but I'm a great fan of Floyd, Roux brothers, Marco, Rick Stein and Ramsey. Also my mum is a big role model in the cooking world
A cooking secret...
I'm all about the ingredients. Keeping things simple but full of flavour and recognition of the produce. I am a calm and collected chef.
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 Exeter.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Exeter. You name it!
A longer stay in Exeter? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Exeter.
Book your experience with Chef Joseph
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.