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Joes Kitchen “superb” services review
in the Leeds Guide - August 2009

Click to read - No Ordinary Joe


Customer Comments

Hepworth's Kitchen is a professional chef service designed to cater for your every need. We can provide you with bespoke menus to suit all occasions and requirements. Whether it is a formal corporate function or a private dinner party, Hepworth's Kitchen can cater for you.


“Hello Joe,
Thanks so much for a fabulous evening - it was absolutely perfect.
So so pleased. Particularly loved carrot veloute, salmon tartare and cheese board.
Still can't get over micro apples.
Best regards, Paula"


“Hello Joe

Thank you once again for the excellent catering at my Dad's funeral. 
You really helped to ensure that Dad was given a good send off and I know he would have approved.

Kind regards

Liz Keay"


“Hi Joe, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for last night. The food was outstanding and it was an absolutely brilliant evening. Please pass on our thanks to Lindsey as well, she was just delightful and reallymade the evening.
Thanks again, Claire"


"I've always been a prolific dinner party host. The idea of hiring a personal chef (at least, a very good one) has always been a bit of a fantasy; an idea always shot-down by cost. It was a complete surprise then, to stumble across Hepworth's Kitchen - an experienced chef offering quality, inspired cooking in your home for a very reasonable price. I decided to 'have a go'...

It's interesting how nervous you become when handing over your evening to a complete stranger, especially when your guests are important. From our first phone call Joe listened carefully and sympathetically to my requests. No 'fussy' food, no patterned plates, large glasses, allergies etc... and promised to deliver. Joe (and his lovely girlfriend Lindsey) over-delivered, without doubt. The food was exquisite (I recommend the de-constructed Beef Wellington) and immaculately presented as if it had come straight from a Michelin-starred pass! The fact that your Kitchen has never been used to such a level makes it all the more exciting, not to mention your guest's faces - all gathered around, watching the action.

The service is personal, fresh and tentative. Joe and Lindsay compliment one another naturally making everyone at-ease.

Perhaps the best part of the evening was leaving the dining room after coffee and home-made petit fours to find the Kitchen cleaner than I'd left it.

I'd recommend Hepworth's Kitchen in an instant. Book now; I already have."


Lucas Partington



"I've just spoken to Sarah's husband Paul about their Special Day on Friday and he said that the food was fantastic and so were you! They especially loved the canapes, monkfish, and handmade chocoloates, but he said everything was great, they couldn't fault a thing, and a truly wonderful and unforgettable evening was had by all. (after you left, they didn't get to bed until 2.30am!)

Thank you so much for all your efforts Joe. From the moment I contacted you, nothing was too much trouble. You went out of your way to help me with my quest at short notice and you also went the extra mile to make this event 'extra special' for Sarah, creating a menu fit for a Queen!"

Zoe Howard

Willow foundation


"Joe produced an elegant and exquisite dinner party for 6 for my 40th birthday. He coped magnificently with the giggling girls who wanted to learn some of his magic and also cleaned my kitchen to a superb level- truly a birthday celebration to remember! Thanks again, Joe. "

Kirsty Baldwin


"Dear Joe

Thankyou so much for a fabulous BBQ for my husbands 40th birthday. The food and service was fantastic and we would definitely ask you to cater for us again. Thank you for making the day so special "

Louise Ryan


"Thank you for helping me arrange the outside dining experience for my friend Amy.
Wow, what an evening.

Absolutely everything was perfect. I would go as far as to say it was even better that we thought it would be. The attention to detail (even before the the meal was served) was spectacular. Clean pressed cloths for the table, sparkling cutlery, pristine wine glasses - it was just perfect. In fact, it would be the set up one might expect from inside a fine restaurant, never mind dining on decking.

The food was a whole new chapter. What an amazing presentation of dishes from such limited cooking resources. The majority of people would have struggled to make a meal of half that standard in a fully fledged kitchen, let alone in the woods. Perfectly presented meals of ideal temperature, all served professionally by our own lovely, helpful waitress. Individual parties were happening up and down the table, inside the mouths of each diner. The food was spectacular.

Thank you for making our evening feel truly special - it was the perfect hen party.

I'll be looking for any justifiable reason under the sun to do this all again.


Best regards



"Hi Joe

Just wanted to say a big thankyou for the meal you cooked for my dad last saturday night.  From the moment we contacted you nothing was too much trouble.  We felt like we were in a five star restaurant, but in the comfort of our own home, which is ideal when you have small children.  The meal was excellent from the canapes to the shortbread.  The friendly and approachable attitute both yourself and your girlfriend had made the evening a most memorable one.

Thanks again

Kathryn Hughes and Elizabeth Clay"


"Thank you so much for the wonderful evening you gave us on the 25th November.  It was superb.  You thought of every detail.  The food was so wonderful - every course was so beautifully prepared and presented - delicious!  All our guests said how much they had enjoyed everything.  Thanks for making our evening so special - it was so relaxing for us too.

Your service is excellent and we shall certainly pass your name on to friends and colleagues.

Very best wishes

Chris and Roger Goddard"



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