Home is where your heart is
With an array of traditional butchers, fishmongers and greengrocers filled to the brim with the finest, freshest and most delicious local produce you could ever wish to find, Nottingham really is the most exciting place to live and work as a personal chef. And if there is one chef that could be described as the beating gastronomic heart of the city, it really has to be Nottingham born Craig Floate
With plenty of locally sourced produce to choose and draw inspiration from when creating his range of menus for your special event, Craig's wealth of experience and many years of cooking experience ensures he selects the only the very best ingredients from the fantastic array of produce piled high around him
Private Chef Craig's Journey
Craig has always felt that food was a part of who he was ever since he was young. After school he studied in Nottingham at a top catering college. He would wait tables and also worked in a small French bistro in the evenings whilst studying. Craig managed to develop his cooking skills when he joined a medium sized hotel as a Chef de Partie.
As a chef there are many roads that can be taken and Craig wanted to experience different types of catering, so he started catering for corporate companies as well as universities. As he got more experience and his confidence grew, he soon started to cater for well-known sporting events such as;
One of Craigs proudest and memorable experiences is being able to cooking for professional athletes in the 2012 Olympic Games. Craig decided to become a personal chef, private dining allows him to cook fine dining restaurant quality food in the comfort of your home, as well as corporate events.
Using locally Sourced Produce from Nottingham
If you ask Craig to describe his culinary philosophy, he would explain it as 'fresh from the local area and honest-to-goodness cooking, guaranteed' because nothing beats a touch of local flavour, especially when it comes to food.That's why, whenever possible, Craig Floate Chef sources ingredients from local producers and suppliers, so he knows what he is buying, where it comes from and who grew it, and he only ever take the best.
So whether it's succulent lamb or fine cheeses, locally reared beef or caught- that-morning crab, you'll always find only the best and freshest food makes it to your plate when you choose to enjoy a fine dining or corporate dining experience in the comfort of your own home courtesy of Craig Floate.
Areas covered By Craig Floate Chef
Although Nottingham is the main area serviced, we also cover the surrounding areas including Derby, Leicester, Sheffield, Mansfield and the Peak District and all over the UK. In a nutshell, if you live within a forty mile radius from Nottingham, then Craig Floate Chef can help you!
We are pleased to be working with Seasoned cookery school this year also.
"Committed to delivering a unique experience, Craig Floate Chef blends the worlds of fine and corporate dining through unparalleled food quality and a personalized approach to service, using only the freshest, local ingredients, guaranteed."