In Home Catering, Christchurch

In home catering is Christchurch’s private chef service that’s created and served in your own home. We take the stress out of entertaining and we bring restaurant-quality meals to you. From intimate dinner parties for a few, to a dinner party for many, in home dining is an affordable luxury.

We create bespoke menus tailored to your individual tastes for casual dining, fine dining and elegant degustation. Celebrate your next special occasion in style or simply give your guests the joy of a finely prepared meal with help from our home chef for hire.

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From Canapes to Multi-course Feasting

Food is a central element of any event, and we understand that you want to offer something that will surpass the expectations of your guests. So, for both large and small events, we can design a menu that’s unique to you.

Complete your occasion with a private, trained chef and offer guests a selection of gourmet dishes. For in-home dining options, your party can enjoy a range of delicious finger food and canape catering packages or choose from a range of freshly-prepared entrees, mains and desserts. Otherwise, browse our degustation menu and allow guests to try 5 courses or 8 courses for a varied and exciting taste experience.

We prepare your chosen plates in our commercial kitchen, then complete them and plate the dishes carefully in your kitchen to create fresh delicious dining experiences.  Choosing to hire our home chefs allows you to create a relaxing, enjoyable event that’s complete with a tailored menu.

Home Catering for Every Event

Host a successful event that meets your style, tastes and budget. The Bespoke Chef has over a decade of experience and maintains a passion for fresh ingredients, local suppliers and innovative recipes. If you’re having friends over for an evening of great food and wine, or you have a major celebration to take care of, we would be thrilled to be a part of it.

Contact The Bespoke Chef today to learn more about what we can create for you and your guests. Enjoy some of the finest food New Zealand has to offer in the comfort of your own home with help from our talented staff. Let us know what you have planned. Whether it’s a birthday, baby shower, anniversary, wedding or something else, we specialise in at-home catering in Christchurch and Canterbury that brings the restaurant to you.


3 Course Dining

Prices starting from $80 per person


Lentil croquet with beetroot puree, black forest scrogin, and fresh pecorino cheese


Pickled pork tortellini’s with salsa verde and fresh parmesan


Pork belly, potato gratin, braised red cabbage, dehydrated apple, and pork jus


Lamb rump, pea puree, beetroot ragu with parsnip chips


Pan seared fish, lemon gnocchi, wilted spinach and dill, with beurre blanc


Crème brulee with biscuit spoon


Chocolate tort with vanilla bean ice cream

Degustation Menu

Diners select 5 course or 8 course degustation

Collectively agree on menu prior to the event or simply trust the chef

5 courses starting from $110 per person

Seared Scallops, cauliflower puree, confit cauliflower florets, and black pudding crumbs


Poached banana prawns, crispy shells, crunchy shallots, and coconut pumpkin puree


Chicken roulade, green pea puree, pea gnocchi, snow pea tendrils, and chicken jus


Beef fillet, red wine potato mash, charred baby onions, with creamy mushroom port sauce


Seared smoked duck, carrot ribbons, chargrilled corn, and cauliflower puree


Venison, thyme roasted kumera, blueberry and shallot salsa


Plum mousse, pastry biscuit, toasted marshmallow, and rose sabayon


Chocolate orb filled with berry cream, on brownie crumbs


Broken lemon meringue pie

“Jacob came to our home and provided canapes and a three course meal for my wife’s birthday dinner. The whole experience was fantastic from my initial enquiry (which was answered extremely promptly) through to the evening itself. The food was out of this world and Jacob made the whole process so easy. All of our guests were blown away and he played a huge part in making the evening truly special and one we will remember for a very long time. Thank you Jacob!

~ Tim Jones