Get to know me better
Restaurant quality food, at your dinner table - A culinary exploration through extraordinary cuisine, creating unforgettable guest experiences.
I am a professionally trained, experienced chef of 10 years from Shrewsbury, UK. I'm passionate about food and take a dynamic and innovative approach to my work in a highly organised manner.
My ultimate goal is to continue cooking food that I love and share my passion with others. To this end, I am always evolving, learning and tasting to keep things moving forward.
I have a natural curiosity for food, which has fuelled my ambition from a very young age.
I studied at Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology for three years, gaining a City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Professional Chefs Diploma.
For several years I worked in the up and coming foodie scene around the town in award-winning AA rosette restaurants. Wishing to expand my culinary horizons, I began working in some of the most prestigious ski resorts around Europe and the USA.
In more recent years, 6 to be precise; I have been working aboard both private and chartered Superyachts for the rich and famous all over the world on vessels ranging from 30 to 116 meters long.
I can completely customise your menu, based on your preferences. I am extremely well-travelled and have a strong knowledge of many cuisines including French, modern British, Thai, and more recently Japanese following a months foodie tour of Japan in 2019, including an intensive 2-week sushi & sashimi course at Tokyo sushi academy.
Let me, Karl Hignett takes you on a culinary exploration through extraordinary cuisine. With a passion for food, I have a flair for igniting the senses using simple, fresh ingredients with a twist.
For me, cooking is...
I believe food should be simple and not over complicated and as a chef, I have the opportunity to harness it's potential.
I learned to cook at...
Shrewsbury College, 3 years gaining a City & Guilds advanced Professional Chefs Diploma L3. Whilst working full time in a 2AA rosette restaurant
A role model in the kitchen is...
My Grandparents. On both sides of the family, they have always been involved in catering one way or the other. Butcher, baker, landlady, to name a few
A cooking secret...
Garlic is to cooking as vanilla is to baking, in that the amount I add to my food is guided by reckless disregard to the recipe
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 Shrewsbury.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Shrewsbury.
Karl'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.
Book your experience with Chef Karl
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.