Alan the Chef

In 2015 Alan was invited by Downing Street and the British Prime Minister’s office to assist the "GREAT" campaign promoting gastronomy, supporting food producers and quality ingredients.

Working in countries such as India, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Jamaica, Mexico, Latvia, and Lithuania, working on activities ranging from small private VIP lunches and dinner events. Cooking for Ambassadors, large gala VIP banquets, speeches and cookery demonstrations.
Such activities also incorporate training for chefs and culinary students within these countries as well as ensuring positive diplomatic working relations and a variety of promotional media activities ranging from TV Interviews, press and radio.

Private Culinary Events and activities

Take 4 chefs, 8 hand celebrity chef dinner for 100 guests at The Excelsior 5 star hotel, Venice, Italy. An event where Alan cooked with 2 Michelin star chef Lionello Cera, 2 Michelin star Chef Damiano Brocchini and Ambassador for Ukraine gastronomy Lurii Kovryzhenko. Alan delivered the events main course.  


Private VIP gastronomic dinner for the British Ambassador to France and 50 guests held at the British Embassy Paris, France.


Take 4 chefs Dinner event for 150 guests at the 5 star Fairmont hotel Kiev: Alan put together a team of his chef friends to deliver a gastronomic pre-summit dinner event in Kiev with 1 Michelin star chef Daniel Galmiche, Micro herb specialist and author Franck Pontais, and 1 Michelin star chef Thierry Papillier.


Alan delivered a culinary “Team Building” event for a private Swiss/German pharmaceutical company cooking with 180 doctors, scientists, and pharmaceutical professionals. This event took place in Lisbon Portugal.


Private dinner events and functions for the British Ambassador to Slovenia and the British Chamber of Commerce 10th year Anniversary celebrations Ljubljana, Slovenia.


VIP function for the British Ambassador to Lithuania and British Chamber of Commerce at the 5 star Kempinski hotel, Vilnius, Lithuania.


VIP Function for the British Ambassador to Latvia and British Chamber of commerce 20 year anniversary celebrations Latvia.


Evening cookery demonstration and canapé party for 200 guests at the British Ambassador’s residence in Kingston, Jamaica.


Canapé event for the announcement of the “100 Best chefs of the World” “Le chef magazine” in Monte Carlo .

Private dinner for 13 of wealthiest people in Monte Carlo held on board a luxury yacht moored off Monte Carlo, Monaco  (each guest has a net worth of more than 300 million euro).


A variety of private lunches and evening functions for the British Chamber of Commerce and British High Commissioner to India   .


Alan’s past culinary activity spanning 40 years include 4 years at the Loews hote,l Monte Carlo working with a brigade of 68 chefs and working within  the hotels diverse restaurants, including the Foie Gras Michelin star restaurant. The provincial Mediterranean restaurant “Le Pistou”, as well as its function room “Folie Rousse” banqueting for 1000 guests.


As Head Chef Alan opened the largest 4 star hotel based in Paris and was an integral part of the opening crew of Euro Disney Paris. The hotel had 1,098 rooms and he led a brigade of 65 International chefs.

In addition to this he was responsible for his culinary brigade, the day to day running of two restaurants, the terrace, all room service and three function suites, as well as the responsibility of food ordering and 5 storekeepers.


Alan was the Executive chef of Scotland’s leading food producer and visitors centre “Baxters” of Speyside, delivering cookery demonstrations, opening and redesigning the visitor centre restaurant improving quality of options and standards,  speed efficiency of service and doubling the financial revenue. He also developed and implemented an upmarket a la carte restaurant based on the banks of the River Spey as well as looked after private VIP catering activities.


Alan also had his own award winning restaurant based in the Isle of Man and as head chef ran Woodfords and the Top Table restaurants in Douglas IOM.


Cookery demonstrations and masterclasses in 2019 include ...

  • Mougins Michelin star chef’s event: cookery demonstrations given in Mougins, Cannes, France with leading Michelin star chefs.
  • British Food Festivals and cookery demonstrations to the general public in locations across the UK.
  • Master class to 70 Chefs in Vilnius, Lithuania   
  • Master class to 800 chefs from the Baltic States in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Cookery demo’s to press and media as well as a demo to VIP guest to the British Ambassador Riga, Latvia
  • Cookery demo’s to chefs and general public, Chisinau, Moldova.
  • Cookery Demo to 200 guests at the British Ambassador’s residence Kingston, Jamaica.
  • Cookery demonstration to 100 guests at the British Chamber of commerce 10th year celebrations Ljubljana Slovenia.
  • Other cookery demonstrations include food shows and food festivals in countries such as Mexico, Serbia, South Africa and Bulgaria

 

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