The Chef de la Maison taste test
We're proud of our taste test - free sample orders are available (for up to four people). These are popular with new corporate clients. Taste tests give you a chance to sample menus you may interested in. Usually, hand delivered by Charis, the owner of Chef de la Maison, you'll be able to discuss your specific needs so we can make it happen. Book your appointment today for your buffet sampler.
We cater for all dietary requirements - vegetarian, vegan, wheat free, dairy free, gluten free, lactose free... Whatever your food requirement, mention it and we'll do whatever we can to deliver.
Branded cupcakes — £1.50 + VAT each
Feature your company logo on fresh homemade cupcakes from Chef de la Maison. Price includes delivery to your office or elsewhere. Perfect for in house meetings, events and exhibitions.
Catering for international clients
If you're organising your UK wedding or event from abroad then we can help. We have experience in organising weddings for people living abroad but getting married locally. We’ve helped organise wedding catering for people living in Hong Kong, Canada and Holland. We can discuss your needs via FaceTime and Skype, and help you organise all the details. You can trust everything is hand, all you have to do is get here.
Our 5* Food Hygiene Rating
We pride ourselves in again achieving the highest level in Food Hygiene, this is always taken very seriously and you can rest assured that when booking with Chef de la Maison you are getting great quality, fresh, safe food and a superb customer service at all times.
THE TEAM: ENJOY FOOD FROM A TEAM OF EXPERTS
Charis Wedgwood (Managing Director) and Nathan Higgins (Director) are the founders of Chef de la Maison. Their passion for great quality, value food ensures you’ll always enjoy tasty, fresh ingredients, a great variety and a feast for your eyes and taste buds.
Chef de la Maison was established in 1998 when Charis and Nathan were just 19. So with nearly 20 years experience of delivering high quality cuisine, you can depend on Chef de la Maison to deliver what you want, when you want it.
The Chef de la Maison team are managed by Alison Wood (General Manager) Andrea Hopkins (Team Leader) with Dawn, Gerry, Nigel, Peter, Richard, Kayley, Anne-Marie, John, Jack, Ethan and Emma.
HISTORY AND ABOUT - ESTABLISHED SINCE 1998
Charis and Nathan began catering for private events like dinner parties and barbecues when they were teenagers. As news spread of their fantastic food and great service the pair worked evenings and weekends while holding down full time jobs. Charis swapped her car for a refrigerated van and the food orders just kept coming.
The pair bought their sandwich shop in Netherton – a former butcher’s – renovated it and brought in two part-time staff. Working 17 hour days, Chef de la Maison’s great reputation began to grow, attracting a mix of corporate and private clients, many of whom still support the business today.
After moving to Canada in 2009, Nathan is still very much involved, working from overseas. Charis takes care of business development, marketing and meets existing and potential clients from her Peterborough base. The pair liaise weekly via Skype. With a committed team who are as passionate about good food Chef de la Maison remain dedicated to the future growth of the company and its number one mission – to deliver consistently fresh, fabulous, tasty food, whatever the occasion.
In March 2018 we moved from Netherton to Fengate , we outgrew Netherton some time ago and found the ideal location on Vicarage Farm Road in a building that is 3 times bigger than before. So with a blank canvas we could then design our purpose built kitchen to accommodate our Growing Business and attract New Customers. The Unit is designed with Food Safety and production in mind and is fantastic. We welcome any visitors to come and have a look around and see how we operate . There is always Fresh Coffee and Cake available
Charis and Nathan and The Team at Chef de la Maison currently support these Charities:
Anna's Hope is the leading children's brain tumour charity in the East of England. They are committed to giving hope to children and young people diagnosed with a brain tumour.
It was inspired by Anna Olivia Hughes, who tragically died from a brain tumour aged only three years and eight months, and was set up by Anna's parents Rob and Carole Hughes and her five Godparents in October 2006.
Charis did the Great Eastern Fun Run to Raise Money and Awareness for Anna’s Hope, she did it with her 19 month old son Louie in the pouring Rain . Chef de la maison enjoy getting involved in community events such as this and the Charity is Close to our Hearts . Chef de la Maison supplied them with a Branded Anna’s Hope Cupcake for each of the competitors running the fun run and also a Large celebration cake for the Media to Enjoy. Well done everyone involved.
This is the personal charity for Owner Charis as her Dad is living with Multiple Myeloma and so raising awareness and money for research is what Chef de la Maison aim to do over the coming 12 months. Myeloma, also known as Multiple Myeloma, is a cancer arising from Plasma Cells, a type of white blood cell which is made in the bone marrow. Bone marrow is the "spongy" material found in the centre of the larger bones in the body. The bone marrow is where all the blood cells are made. Myeloma is a relapsing-remitting cancer. This means there are periods when the Myeloma is causing symptoms and/or complications and needs to be treated, followed by periods of remission or plateau where the Myeloma does not cause symptoms and does not require treatment.
XL Displays; Leading Manufacturers of Banner Stands have kindly provided us with a free Grasshopper Roller Banner to help us with our work in raising awareness for the Myeloma UK Charity.
The Phoebe Research Fund
This is a Charity to fund raise for more research into "Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa". Phoebe and her mum Zoe Crowson are personal friends of Charis and this Charity is very close to our hearts at Chef de la Maison.
Cancer Research UK
Nathan has ran a few Marathons in Banff, Canada over the years to raise money for Cancer Research UK. We support Sue Ryder, Peterborough by donating many prizes for events that they run also, Little Miracles Peterborough, and Various other Charities that our customers support throughout the year.