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Passionate, detailed, professional and fun - I care about providing great food and great value for money
Hello, I am Mike,
My aim is to provide quality, nutritious food that tastes delicious and looks amazing.
As a foodie I have found that restaurants don't always deliver on the whole package i.e. taste, presentation and value.
Also, it's quite difficult to get exactly what you want sometimes.
It might be easy to get vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free but how easy is it to get gluten AND dairy-free, for example?
It's often not straight-forward. And, if you want low sugar, that's almost impossible to find!
I cook a large variety of different menus and one of our major USPs is cooking for different allergies, intolerances and dietaries.
I also specialise in vegan and vegetarian cuisine and low sugar recipes and of course, I offer wonderful food for those that do not need to worry about dietaries, or who just want to indulge!
I cook with high quality ingredients, sourced locally where possible, and create a tailored menu for every event.
The food is plentiful but has finesse!
For me, cooking is...
Making food a feast for the senses so you want to dive straight in.
I learned to cook at...
Gastronomicom Academy, Agde, France - Cookery and Patisserie & Demuths Vegan School of cookery, Bath
A role model in the kitchen is...
Ottolenghi because the flavours are amazing and it's creative, unpretentious, food with something for everyone.
A cooking secret...
Finding ways to reduce unnecessary salt and sugar from recipes and adding different spices for taste and health.
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 Bournemouth.
A longer stay in Bournemouth? 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 Bournemouth.
Mike'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 Mike's reviews
Lovely treat, our chefs Sam and Michael were excellent. Tasty food, professional service and a pleasure to have in the house.
Mandy Stoner - Sep 08 2020
After 22 weeks of self isolation I wanted to make my wife’s birthday a memorable experience. TAC connected me to three different chefs and I chose Mike and Sam Thomsett. (Chef 2). They were so easy to deal with. I chose an Italian menu which they adapted to suit a Diabetic diet. For example Sam suggested the sweet be made using polenta and honey but having tried it, before they came, she was not happy with the result and offered, instead, strawberry and kiwi dacquois using almond for the meringue base. They arrived spot on time and we were instantly at ease with them. The five course meal was superbly cooked and presented, quantities and flavours beautifully balanced and the extra dry Prosecco and glass of port were great finishing touches. After the meal everything was washed up and put away, the oven and hob cleaned and the kitchen left such that you would not believe they had even been there. Wonderful Chefs, lovely people. Thank you Mike and Sam for making the evening just perfect.
Brian Boyden - Aug 27 2020
Chef Mike and Sam are very polite and professional. The dishes looks good and we’re delicious. We loved all the dishes but the desert was outstanding.
Everything was clean and tidy. Definitely a great experience.
Laszlo Van Ginkel - Aug 09 2020
Book your experience with Chef Mike
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.