Welcome to ChefDebbieThorpe

Welcome to our website, where we offer top-quality catering and fine dining services to make your next event a memorable one. Our team of experienced chefs have a passion for creating exceptional culinary experiences. Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate event, or intimate dinner party, we offer a range of customizable menus that are tailored to meet your specific needs and preferences.

From elegant appetisers to decadent desserts, our dishes are crafted with the freshest, high-quality ingredients available. We take pride in sourcing our ingredients from local and sustainable sources, so you can feel good about supporting the community while enjoying delicious food.

We understand that every event is unique, which is why we offer a variety of service options to fit your needs. Our attentive staff will ensure that everything runs smoothly from start to finish, leaving you to relax and enjoy your event. Thank you for considering our catering and fine dining services. We look forward to creating an unforgettable culinary experience for you and your guests.

Hi, I’m Debbie Thorpe, I began my culinary journey training as a modern style seafood chef at the esteemed Cruise Café, a 4-star restaurant in the breath taking town of Knysna, South Africa. I later went on to complete my Chef certification at Bradford College, West Yorkshire, which gave me the tools and techniques I needed to elevate my culinary creations.

In 2019, I received an incredible opportunity to participate as a contestant on Master Chef: The Professionals. It was an unforgettable experience that pushed me to further hone my skills and explore new flavours and techniques.

Over the last two decades, I have dedicated myself to crafting luxurious food that blends Nouvelle, Modern British, and South African cuisines. I have a passion for using sustainable, local produce and foraged edibles to create a beautiful balance of flavours that leave a lasting impression on the palate.

I take pride in working with the freshest, highest-quality ingredients available and in sharing my culinary knowledge with others. I am a mentor, consultant, and educator who is passionate about helping aspiring chefs and students develop their skills and reach their full potential.

Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate event, or intimate dinner party, I am committed to creating an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Thank you for considering my catering and fine dining services. I look forward to working with you and creating something truly special.

“Boy, that there Deb can cook!!"
Dawn French

I offer bespoke dining experiences in the comfort of your own home or preferred venue. I go out of my way to determine your preferences and requirements and I am as passionate about creating the best possible intimate table for two as I am about satisfying large parties of diners for some of my celebrity clientele.

The Chef’s Table Experience

For an even more memorable experience, you and your fellow diners can spend personal time with the Chef, learning about new techniques and how to work with local seasonal produce and foraged edibles. By special arrangement, interested diners can join me foraging for the edibles that we plan to use in the  “Chef’s Table” experience.

Masterclasses

In addition to offering you the benefit of my culinary expertise I offer master classes which can be conducted in your own kitchen or mine where I will teach to reproduce the best of your dining experiences with me. 

My weddings and events service established in 2017. Since then I have been creating food memories using the finest ingredients the South West has to offer.   I offer a table dining  experience with a selection of event menus to choose from. I can also coordinate or provide event setup including table layout and decoration with all flatware and cutlery provided.       I am also able to provide an onsite bar service. 

Fine dining to your door

Since my ability to create the fine dining experience in your kitchen is limited by distance, I have developed a system of preparation and packaging that allows you to experience the luxury of fine dining anywhere in the UK. I prepare and cook most of the food and sauces in my own kitchen. Ingredients that cannot be reheated without compromising flavour are prepared and packaged ready to cook. In every delivery I include detailed instructions on reheating, cooking and even plating the meal. 

Food for thought

Experience the magic with a field to fork approach.

“Boy, that there Deb can cook!!"
Dawn French
Actress and Public Figure
"The attention to detail was utterly magnificent"
"Sensational food and a pleasure to photograph"
Simon Burt
Food Photographer and videographer
"Debbie Thorpe is one of the finest Chefs in the South West. Her modest manner, tantalising dishes and perfection in plating makes Chef Debbie Thorpe the one to watch"
The most amazing food cooked to perfection . Quality local produce cooked with such passion.