Caterer in West Sussex

Meet the Chef

I have been a Cordon Bleu caterer in West Sussex for over thirty years. AGA cooking has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Therefore, I am very lucky that I now call my passion a career. Working from my home in Bury, I offer a range of services, from AGA cooking lessons to premium event catering. Most recently, I have been making my own brand of delicious homemade wholesale ice cream.

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Jane Bellinger

Private Chef Hire West Sussex. Where It All Began

My love of flavour and cooking started at an early age. I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with ingredients to create an explosion of taste that makes you want to savour every bite. As a determined young lady, I enrolled at the Cordon Bleu School in London. My training there was instrumental in my success and I am now trained to a 2-rosette standard.

I’ve had a well-seasoned career (no pun intended) and I am honoured to have worked in illustrious venues worldwide. Most notably Belmond Mount Nelson in Cape Town and the Burpham Country House Hotel.

What I Do

Wedding Catering
Dinner Party
Funeral Catering
Picnics Corporate Catering
AGA Cooking Lessons
Bellinger’s Ice Cream
My Team

Wedding Caterers West Sussex

It is no secret that I am a complete perfectionist, from ingredients to service, everything must be flawless. Consequently, I rely on my team to be meticulous in their individual roles and working together. I am very grateful for my team of staff who have been loyal for many years. Their work is always recognised by my clients and I get so much positive feedback about their service. It means so much to me that they share my passion. It is due to their ongoing hard work and support that I can focus wholly on the food.

Sourcing the Right Ingredients

I truly believe that to create the perfect dish you must first start with the finest ingredients. In addition, I feel it is important to know where your ingredients come from. Hence why I always shop locally for my supplies. Below is a list of suppliers I use to source raw ingredients;

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Coughtrey’s Butchers

My butcher is Alec from Coughtrey’s Butchers in Pulborough. An award-winning butcher just a short drive away from my home. They source all their meat from local farmers within a 20-mile radius of the shop. As such, they have developed a great relationship with the farmers and therefore know exactly how the meat was reared.

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Browns Seafood's

I have used Browns Seafood for my fresh fish supplies for many years. Jay is fantastic, he goes to great lengths to source my exact requirements. All the fish is responsibly sourced and delivered to them direct from the coast, which means freshness is always guaranteed.

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Munneries

Munneries greengrocers have kept me happy for many years with their wide range of stock. Based in Chichester they have everything from fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables to beautiful edible flowers.

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Hungry Guest Bakery

I use Hungry Guest Bakery quite simply because they bake the best bread. A local chain, the bread they offer is either a slow rise or sourdough. In my opinion, this is how bread should be. No enhancers just flour, water and salt.

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Amberley Village Stores

I have enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Amberley Stores where I've bought Nutbourne tomatoes and asparagus for many years. A hidden gem, this village store has everything one needs and more. In addition to the store they also offer Post office services. This store is a local hub for all you need to know about Amberley Village.

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Jane's Herb Garden

Fresh local ingredients are the foundation of my work. You don't get more local and fresh than my own back garden. I grow my own herbs to use in my succulent dishes. Below are just a few from my selection;

Variety of Thyme
Rosemary
Bay
Sage
Oregano
Dill
Chives
Tarragon
Parsley
Mint

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If you require a caterer in West Sussex, whatever your occasion, I would be delighted to hear from you. I offer a personal, bespoke service to each client. As such, the best way to find out more is to call me. This allows me to find out your exact requirements and cater accordingly. However, if it is not convenient to call right now, please fill in a contact form with the link below. Please include a phone number and a time which is best to call.

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My Testimonials

Well all good news, Robin had second helpings of all your food..... so
what need I say! also, my husband Rory loved it all, and kept saying
so! thanks very much.

Jane

Jane was absolutely super! Easy to work with from start to finish.
The food was excellent, she suggested canapés rather than starters and I'll never go back - it was even hard to choose a highlight everything was that good!

Thomas Jeffs

I would just like to say on behalf of the team, thank you so much for catering for us and ensuring we had an awesome few days with amazing food!

Kristian

We had such a lovely evening on Saturday and we all enjoyed your cooking SO much. The beef was cooked absolutely to perfection and really good; the sauces were interesting and everyone seemed to like them

Jill