OODLES RETREAT

Private Chef Hire!

Whether you’re hosting a wedding, catering for a retreat or simply enjoying a group holiday, our private chefs can cater for your every request. Breakfast, lunch, evening meal or even a gourmet BBQ, they’ll even tidy up afterwards. 

Our aim is to provide a complete and dedicated service, priding ourselves in serving you exciting, flavorful and healthy food. Catering for all dietary requirements, vegetarian, vegan and raw options are all available. Our chefs will design the menus around you and your guests needs, keeping menus seasonal with a selection of fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Outrageously good food at Oodles Retreat. Hire a private chef and take poolside dining to a whole new level, a food experience you’ll never forget!

PRIVATE CHEF & CATERER

Debbie Wright

Specialities Include: Mediterranean | Asia | Tapas | Prices start from €27.50 per head

After a successful career in the UK and Canada, my husband and I moved to Spain to follow our passion for great food and wine and opened a tapas restaurant on the Costa Blanca. Following the success of that first venture we went on to open another restaurant specialising in plant based food.

Now having sold both restaurants and looking for a slightly less hectic life we have started a small bespoke catering and private dining company.

I have a passion for all types of cuisine having traveled extensively but particularly enjoy cooking foods from Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. I have lots of experience in cooking both meat and fish dishes but also enjoy preparing tasty and flavorful vegan and vegetarian food.

If you are looking for someone to cater an intimate dining experience at your villa or cater a small event where the food is all homemade using excellent local ingredients, then you will not be disappointed with our services. We have sample menus available but are more than happy to create bespoke menus based on your guests’ preferences.

So, whether you want a three course meal, canapés & cocktails, an evening of wine and cheese, a casual BBQ lunch or dinner by the pool we have options to suit all budgets so please contact us and we will quickly respond with menu options and competitive pricing.

Email : aanddmoraira@gmail.com | Tel: +34 651 709 080

Spanish Breakfast
A buffet style breakfast including a selection of fresh breads & pastries served traditionally with fresh grated tomato, local olive oil and a selection of platters including the following:
Spanish ham and charcuterie
Local cheeses
Spanish tortilla
Yoghurt & fruit
Selection of juices
Full English Breakfast
Kick start your day with our full English breakfast, everything you’d expect and more…
Cumberland sausage, finest English bacon, free range
eggs any style, mushrooms, grilled tomato, baked
beans, hashbrown and a selection of fresh bread.
 
Healthy Breakfast (can be fully plant based)
A buffet style healthy breakfast including:
Homemade granola with yoghurt & fruit
Avocado & tomato on wholegrain toast
Overnight oats with seasonal fruits
Freshly baked healthy muffins
Selection of smoothies & juices
Hot items such as egg dishes or pancakes can be added to the above for an additional charge.
Poolside Sharing Platters
Stay where you are… relax, enjoy and let us prepare a
casual, tapas style, poolside lunch.
Mediterranean Lunch – (can be fully plant based)
Freshly made gazpacho
Selection of sandwiches and wraps
(seafood, meat or plant based)
Selection of salads
Seasonal fruit platter
 
BBQ Lunch
Selection of tacos (fish, smoky pork, black bean)
Grilled marinated chicken (piri piri, garlic & herb,
cilantro & lime)
Homemade burgers
Selection of salads
Seasonal fruit platter
 
Plant Based BBQ
Selection of hummus and dips with pita & crudités
Selection of tacos (black bean, buffalo cauli,
BBQ mushroom)
Homemade burgers
Selection of salads
Seasonal fruit platter
Tapas Evening – served to share, choose five
A selection of Mediterranean & International tapas to choose from for example:
Spanish charcuterie board with bread and aioli
Spanish cheese board with honey and dried fruits
Grilled garlic king prawns
Baked stuffed mushrooms (can be plant based)
White wine and garlic infused mussels
Thai style mussels
Mediterranean meatballs in a rich tomato sauce (can be plant based)
Patatas bravas (Plant based)
Platter of pintxos
Beetroot cured salmon with horseradish & dill
Crispy duck spring rolls with hoi sin sauce (can be plant based)
Middle eastern falafels with hummus & tzatziki (plant based)
Chicken satay skewers with peanut sauce
Spinach & feta filo parcels with tzatziki (can be plant based)
A selection bread & dips, salads and a choice of desserts can be added to the above.

Starters, choose a starter such as:
Asian prawn & pineapple salad
Beetroot cured salmon with cucumber & dill salad
Bloody Mary gazpacho with cucumber caviar (plant based)
Roasted cauliflower tacos with pineapple salsa (plant based)
Mediterranean meatballs with rocket and tomato chutney
Main Course suggestions:
Mediterranean style hake with tomatoes, olives & chickpeas
Thai red chicken curry with fragrant basmati rice (can be plant based)
Meat or vegetable paella cooked in a traditional style (can be plant based)
Soy and ginger pork tenderloin with Asian slaw
Homemade burger (plant based) with oven baked fries, salad & homemade sauces
Dessert suggestions:
Lemon & blueberry cheesecake
Dark chocolate & raspberry brownie with vanilla cream (can be plant based)
Spanish orange cake with crème fraiche (can be plant based)
Seasonal fruit salad with lemongrass syrup (plant based)
Drink options such as cocktails, local wines or traditional sangria can be added to any menu.

PRIVATE CHEF & CATERER

Kathryn Alexander

Based in Jávea (Alicante), I am a chef with 30 years experience having worked in a wide range of kitchens from health food cafes, super yachts, à la carte restaurants to delicatessens. Catering4u was established in 2001 providing catering for functions both private and business, from Gandia to Benidorm.

I have a passion for feeding people and seeing their faces light up with the first explosion of taste in their mouths. In order to adapt to peoples changing tastes and dietary requirements, I have trained in Sushi, Thai, Paella, Vegan, Gluten Free and more.

Having traveled extensively, my taste for food and the ability to create them is worldwide. I love to create a fusion of flavours. I look forward to taking you on a food adventure with me!

Email : catering4u.es@gmail.com | Tel: +34 688 684 674 | www.catering4u.es

Prices will depend on menus chosen.

BREAKFAST
Overnight oats with banana and walnuts
Roasted red pepper and a sweet potato frittata

LUNCH
Cous cous salad with lentils, chargrilled vegetables and fresh herbs
Watermelon, feta, fresh mint and lime salad
Seasonal fruit

DINNER
Coconut, lemongrass squash soupHarissa roasted aubergine served on a bed of brown basmati rice with a pistachio and yogurt dressing
Steamed tenderstem broccoli with chilli and almonds and roasted cumin carrotsRoasted pineapple with a chilli and lime drizzle

ALL MENUS CAN BE ADAPTED TO ALL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

This a sample menu.  Please contact me for more menus especially tailored for your clients.

15 Euros per person | 8 people minimum

Chorizo and fennel sausage rolls 
Sweet potato and red onion tortilla
Marinated olive and tomato pasta salad
Home made rosemary focaccia
Chocolate brownies fresh melon

30 Euros per person | 8 people minimum

2 bottles of champagne included
Smoked salmon and poppy seed palmiers
Asparagus and serrano bundles with a roquefort dip
Tomato tarts with roasted garlic and goats cheese
Fresh prawns with a wasabi dip
Marinated aubergine, rocket and walnut salad
Cheese and melon platter served with crackers
Lemon drizzle cake

ALL MENUS CAN BE ADAPTED TO ALL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

This a sample menu.  Please contact me for more menus especially tailored for your clients .

 

 

Anniversaries, birthdays, dinner and hen parties.
It’s so fun to get together! Below is a sample menu.
Menus and prices can be happily adjusted to suit most budgets.

DINNER PARTY | €25 per person

Mixed leaf salad with goats cheese and serrano ham

Pork tenderloin with a date and coriander relishORBaked sea bass with a lemon and ginger dressingORSpinach and feta in filo pastryThe above will be served with paprika potatoes, green beans with onions and almondsChocolate and hazelnut cheesecake

ALL MENUS CAN BE ADAPTED TO ALL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

This a sample menu.  Please contact me for more menus especially tailored for your clients. Go to the FAQs page.

Prices per person: With Champagne 30 Euros | With Spanish Cava 15 Euros

Fresh fruit platter
Fresh homemade bread served with a variety of jams and marmalades
Smoked salmon blinis with fresh dill and a quails egg
Home made fennel and chorizo sausage rolls
Sweet potato pancakes with spicy mushrooms
Local cured meat and fresh cheese platter
Home made lime and coconut energy bites
Home made orange and chocolate truffles

ALL MENUS CAN BE ADAPTED TO ALL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

This a sample menu.  Please contact me for more menus especially tailored for your clients.

PRIVATE CHEF & CATERER

Dani Bowler “Masterchef Finalist”

Specialities Include: Mediterranean | Asia | Tapas

Working as a front of house manager for chains like Wetherspoons, All Bar One and Revolution Dani decided to move to London where he was given the chance to audition for Masterchef, along with 20,000 other hopefuls.

After numerous interviews and auditions, his infectious love of the trade coupled with his knowledge of two distinct country’s delights saw him make it to the final 70  on the prestigious BBC 1program.

Dani’s dedication, hard work and undoubted talent, combined with his innate love of the craft, took him to the final heats in the program. Taking time off to travel the world and learn the different cultures & cuisines around Asia and Australia.

Using the experience he gained on the show, his years of experience and most importantly, his love of the craft, Dani returned to Spain and opened the Vintage Café in the metropolitan resort of Albir.  Quickly becoming the taste of the town & number one on trip advisor, voted the best restaurant in the area.

It soon became apparent that Dani’s talents could not be contained to one location. He quickly became the desired chef for many Private yachts. Anchored in nearby ports along the Costa, bringing a sparkle of stardust to an already glamorous location.

Dani also provides a unique private dining experience in the home, villa or corporate events. Anything from 2 to 100 people he happily approaches every situation with verve and gusto that is as incomparable as his many MasterChef dishes. From Paella, BBQs, canapés to a specially tailored fine dining experience.

Email: bowler.daniel@yahoo.com | Tel: +34 678 255 748

PRIVATE CHEF & CATERER

Jim & Laura Goodrich “Harrisons Catering”

Specialities Include: Tapas | Paella | BBQ | Thai | Canapés
Prices start from €27.50 per head

After running Harrisons Catering for several years in the UK, we decided to move to Spain in June 2009 and continue the business in the sun! We simply changed the name to Harrisons Catering Costa Blanca. It made sense to take the outside catering to a climate where the outside weather was a little more friendly!

Cooking runs in our blood. Laura’s cousin is the wife of Georgio Locatelli who has held a Michelin star since 2003 and imparted so much of his knowledge and wisdom to help us along the way.

At 17, Laura trained in a Michelin star restaurant in Leicestershire for two years. My father was a chef in the RAF, so I learnt how to cook at a very young age and have a had a passion for it all my life. I am also ‘Broil King’s’ official certified chef and BBQ cookery teacher for the Spain and Portugal region.

Our philosophy is a simple one. Buy the best ingredients available, prepare and cook them with love, serve them with a smile and above all, stay humble.

Email: jimgoodrich@hotmail.com | Tel: +34 634 317 931

Tapas Choose 4
Albondigas ( meatballs in tomato sauce )
Chorizo cooked in Rioja and honey
Spanish tortilla
Patatas alioli
Mussels cooked in coconut broth and coriander
Garlic prawns
Ensaladilla Rusa
Antipasti platter

Paella of your choice (meat, seafood or vegetarian)

Dessert choose from below
Crema Catalana
Profiteroles with chocolate sauce
Seasonal fruit pavlovas
Fresh fruit platter
Cheese board
Seasonal fruit cheesecake
Chocolate and walnut brownie

Price per head from €27.50 dependent on numbers and choices

Please note that this is a sample menu and can be adjusted to suit all tastes.

Choose 4
Moroccan spiced lamb chops
Marinated chicken kebabs
Slow smoked sticky Jack Daniels spare ribs
Home made Angus burgers with ( or without ) all the trimmings
Selection of Mediterranean sausages
House seasoned Rib eye steak kebabs
Thai marinated prawn skewers
Vegetable kebabs
Home made vegan burgers

Sides
Buttered and minted new potatoes
Home made slaw
Seasonal salad

Dessert choose from below
Crema Catalana
Profiteroles with chocolate sauce
Seasonal fruit pavlovas
Fresh fruit platter
Cheese board
Seasonal fruit cheesecake
Chocolate and walnut brownie

Price per head from €27.50 dependent on numbers and choices

Please note that this is a sample menu and can be adjusted to suit all tastes.

Starters
Chicken satay
Thai mussels
Thai salad
Prawn crackers

Main course
Authentic chicken and vegetable Thai curry
Special fried Basmati rice

Dessert
Grilled pineapple with coconut ice cream

Price per head €35 (Minimum 10 people)

Please note that this is a sample menu and can be adjusted to suit all tastes.

Starters
Quails egg, black pudding and bacon with pea purée
Or
Home made smoked mackerel pate with chive crostini & watercress

Main Course
Fillet steak with a mushroom au poivre sauce, seasonal veg & garlic and rosemary potatoes
Or
Pan fried fillet of sea bass with asparagus, new potatoes and a lemon dressing

Dessert
Lemon and ginger cheesecake with blueberry compote

Price per head from €49.50 Minimum 10 people

Please note that this is a sample menu and can be adjusted to suit all tastes.

PRIVATE CHEF

Mark Harris

My passion is food!!!

Mark has an incredible passion for food and has spent 20 years within the 5* Michelin market gaining exceptional experience over the years in establishments that include The Savoy, The Waldorf and Cliveden, as well as working in Africa and Thailand. He is classically French trained, but also incorporates modern European influences into his dishes, bringing a ‘cutting edge’ to his food. His lifelong passion for food comes from his grandparents, who grew spectacular fruit and veg in their garden,and made wonderful cakes, jams and pickles. He moved to Spain 10 years ago looking for a more consistent work/life balance, and is a true asset to Step One.

My passion for food came from my grandparents, spending my weekends with my grandfather in his spectacular fruit and vegetable gardens and watching my grandmother baking wonderful cakes and biscuits, preparing jams, marmalade and pickles.

I worked from the early age of 13 within The Savoy group of hotels and after completing my city and guilds I went to London and joined the Savoy Hotel itself. I spent the next 20 years within the 5* Michelin market, spending a number of years in Africa, Thailand and finally made the move to Spain 10 years ago, in search of a more consistent work/life balance…

Experience and knowledge is my greatest asset.  Continued positive growth is a necessity and I am committed to two things, great food and outstanding service.  The key is to stay current on culinary trends and bring a cutting edge to my food.  Having the freedom to be creative and take risks, only then will my food evolve, trying new techniques and learning all that I can.

Email:mchjack2000@yahoo.co.uk | Tel: +34 672 508 334

PRIVATE CHEF

Ian Boodham”Chef & Ideas Generator”
At Eat local Marina Alta

Specialities Include: Traditional & Contemporary Tapas | Local Cuisine

Prices start from €55 per head

After 15 years behind a stove and spending the last few years in and around Javea and the Costa Blanca working for a number of award winning local Restaurants, the Idea of “Eat local” was born. From pop up kitchens, tapas market stalls, real ale pairing events, to fine dinning in the comfort of your own home, we cater to all! 

Celebrating the amazing cuisine of the local communities from this Mediterranean paradise, specialising in exploring traditional local tapas dishes, adding our unique and creative flair to create beautiful, delectable plates that will play with your senses.

We work with you to create well balanced menus to suit your every desire, and we work with a growing number of local companies to supply you with top quality local, seasonal produce, from fresh local prawns to kegs of real Artisan ale brewed locally in the mountains.

We are creating more than a catering company, a network of like minded producers, artisans, chefs, a giant family all celebrating the art and experience of food and drink with the knowledge that there is love, care and passion cooked into every step from field to plate.

Email: eatlocalmarinaalta@gmail.com | Tel: +34 644 025 217

PRIVATE CHEF

Lee Oakley

Specialities Include: Traditional Recipes From Around the World – Fusion Cuisine

Prices start from €30 per head…take a look at what we can create for you here

European: Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, France UK | Latin American: Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama | North America: Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria Egypt | Middle Eastern: Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, Iran, Dubai, Cyprus | South America: Peru, Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil | Best of the rest: Korean, Caribbean, Thais, African, Indian, Nepalese

Lee was born with food and passion in his blood, being from Spanish heritage he was taught the meaning of food, family and tradition at an early age.

He studied both Culinary Arts and Pastry & Baking Arts, working alongside Michelin star chefs gaining valuable knowledge and techniques.  After 18 years in the leisure and hospitality industry Lee decided that his passion for cooking, learning new techniques and recipes from various cultures and continents was where he wanted to be. 

Lee traveled around the world, meeting the locals and mastering the tastes and flavours of the country he was in, fueling his passion for regional, authentic cuisine. Fusion cuisine combines the elements of different culinary traditions originating from different countries, regions and cultures from every continent.

During 2002 Lee opened his first Restaurant Wine Bar, using the knowledge he had learnt during his travels he was able to give something back.  A unique concept with no menu, just a list of everything he had bought that day, fresh from local producers or markets. Lee’s ideology was simple, you choose your ingredients from the list and we create your menu, bringing you a taste of the world on to your plate.                                                                      

In 2011 Lee moved to Spain with his family and have created a unique Catering Company and Cookery School. Nutrition plays a big part in the menu creation; food is the fuel for your mind, body and soul.

Fresh is best, using seasonal local produce, sourced free range proteins and fresh grown vegetables is part of every creative menu they deliver. Keeping his ideology, Lee and his team create bespoke cuisine tailor-made for every client. Spending time with them and gathering as much information as he can, their background, likes, dislikes, favourite foods, places and lots more. Only then the menu is created to take you back to those favourite moments, tastes, places creating the food experience you’ll never forget.

Our menus reflect our clients desires, a blank canvas where we become the artist adding colour, creating tastes and vibrant flavours, the ultimate dining experience.

Lee and his team will cater for any event, no matter how many people or occasion. The ideology and professionalism remains the same.

Email: signaturetwelvejavea@gmail.com | Tel: +34 603 198 555