Testimonials

Community Chef has worked with Portsmouth City Council since 2007 putting on public cookery events across the City. They have hosted and managed our Kitchen Theatre stage at the Southsea Food Festival for the last 3 years. Their demonstrations have always been enigmatic and creative, not to mention delicious. Robin is a charismatic and knowledgeable compare and his demo’s always draw a big crowd. He is really supportive and has helped our less confident local cooks to deliver engaging demonstrations. He is also very professional and personable to work with. I cannot recommend Community Chef enough!

Michelle Farminer – Events Officer, Portsmouth City Council


We were delighted with the cookery demonstrations Community Chef delivered at our Beautiful Botanics weekend at Wakehurst Place. The menu they prepared and their emphasis on local food and sustainability were in perfect harmony with the ethics and vision we have for Wakehurst Place. The crowds were enraptured and loved the generous tasters of the food Robin and his crew prepared. Thank you for your hard work and excellent service.

Louise Burton, Wakehurst Place Events


Community Chef ran a fantastic day of healthy cookery workshops for all 80 of our staff during our recent Wellbeing Day. He facilitated four different workshops and then cooked a meal for everyone. Feedback from the staff was that it was hands down the best workshop of the day. Robin was a pleasure to work with. From his prompt reply to my email query to the design and delivery of a seamless day of activities, he was faultless. We’d love him to come back next year.

Nicky Miles – EHS Manager, Calders & Grandidge


Robin is an absolute genius, a visionary man. He is an exemplary facilitator and has the amazing capacity to close down useless noise in order to focus attention on what needs to be worked on. His courses are illuminating and inspiring and he is a powerhouse of care, energy and enthusiasm. He is someone who’s able to give an enormous amount at his own personal risk. I cannot recommend him enough!

Jim Semple – Cookery Leader


I have done several courses with Robin and each one has been a delight. South Indian Cookery was fantastic, gluten free baking changed my life, I now make sourdough gluten-free rice bread all the time which is a real treat! Thank you Robin – excellent facility, great experience and all that yummy food we get to make and EAT!

Peta Heskel – Regular student