Get to know me better
A young chef that is very passionate for his craft.
It all began when I was around 10 years old cooking the family meal and experimenting around with spices, herbs and seasoning.
My passion and love for cooking started from when I decided to take up a professional cookery course at Basingstoke college at the age of 17 years old, I studied for a year where I learnt the basics of french cuisine.
Then I decided to adventure out into the industry to experience it as a whole and learn on the job, For more than 7 years I have continued to develop and learn new skills/techniques to my craft.
I have been fortunate enough to cook inside Berkshires best restaurants with the industry’s most respected chefs, I have worked in 2AA gastro pubs and Michelin starred restaurants where I gained the fine dining experience and perfecting my craft and always striving to do better and improve.
I have been a Masterchef the professionals 2020 contestant, I cooked for Britain’s most acclaimed best critics and creating my own menus to be served and be judged, I finished at the final (16) out of 32 chefs across the entire country as a quarter finalist.
For me, cooking is...
A passion of mine and I love what I do and feel lucky to have this as a full time career.
I learned to cook at...
Basingstoke college in hampshire.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Gordon Ramsay for what he has achieved and his style of food.
A cooking secret...
Is to keep it simple but maximise the ingredients to there potential.
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 Reading.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Reading. You name it!
Sammy'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 Sammy
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.