Sonali shah FOOd

Private Chef, Food Styling Assistant & Recipe Developer


After graduating from The University of Birmingham, I went on to study for a Diploma at the prestigious Leiths School of Food and Wine. My private clients have included Hollywood A-listers, major fashion labels, Premier League footballers and British royalty. I have experience in recipe development, food styling, home economy and food consultancy.


Private Dining & Events

Private parties & small scale events. These include sit-down dinners, buffet-style meals, canapé parties and grazing tables. I can either provide these with full service or as a drop off option. If you choose full service, I will cook a bespoke menu for your event, serve and then leave the kitchen spotless for you to continue your evening. Wine pairing available.

food styling

I have assisted a variety of highly respected food stylists in editorial (magazine and cookbooks), advertorial and video too. Examples of my own food styling can be seen on the above tab


I have a wealth of experience in recipe writing and development.


If you're a restaurant that needs a menu refresh or a budding street food concept looking to get started,  I can also help you develop the food that best reflects you!

Celebration Cakes

Weddings, birthdays, baby showers – you name it, we can do it! I have a whole list of flavour combinations for you to choose from and will work with you to bring your vision to life

Cookery Masterclasses

Whether you are a total beginner or an amateur chef looking to hone your skills, these private classes are perfect. I provide all the ingredients for the recipes and teach you in the comfort of your home, making sure you'll be able to recreate the dishes.


(Gift Vouchers available too – these classes make perfect presents for birthdays, engagements and weddings too!)


"Thank you for a wonderful feast on Sunday .  Everyone was extremely complimentary about the food and we had a fab afternoon of celebrations!"

- R. G. 


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