C H E F  B R I A N




Private Chef and Culinary Provocateur

My style is French/English with taste and texture at the heart of all I do


About Me

Hugely passionate and devoted to my clients. Whether it be a small party of a big event, demonstrating a product or even promoting a company, I put my heart and soul into every job.

I like to have fun and have that unique ability to make everyone relax and feel confident that what they are about to experience is something special. Achievement without pleasure is pointless and unrewarding and life is so short, so let’s have fun.

About My Site

I’ve set out to give you a summary of the vast array of work that I undertake, and hopefully you will see something to excite you, interest you and even amuse you.

Throughout it all, you will be astonished at the lengths I go to achieve the quality that satisfied clients expect.

Whatever I do, I aim to do it to my best ability, always have and always will.

About My Menus

My Private Chef work is constantly in demand cooking for both new and regular clients. The menus on this site are only an example and most can be changed or adapted, or I can create something unique for you.

My style is classic but often with a modern twist and I like to surprise guests with dishes they have not tried before, and although the visual aspect is important, I will always place good value and substance before art.


Effie Stoodley (Host) September 2021
Brian and his team were fantastic from start to finish. A few weeks before the party (for a 30th birthday, the formal black-tie of more than 20 people), Brian got in touch and we worked out a menu together. The range of food he is able to offer is excellent. We ended up with a wide range of high-quality canapes followed by a delicious three courses, all based on my preferences and on local produce. Incredibly tasty - to the point where guests were talking about the main course for several days afterward. All dietary requirements were catered for without fuss. I didn't need to ask anything more than once before it was sorted. Super easy to deal with and incredibly friendly, Brian and his team were consummate professionals and made the evening a total success. Highly recommend to anyone looking for excellent service and food with zero hassle.

Kerensa Leith (Host) 2nd August, 2021
I'd like to thank you both for giving us such a fantastic evening, with gossip and stories and such delicious food that even my ever-talking family were quiet for whole moments at a time!! Thank you both so much.

Helen Wheeler (Host) August 2021
Chef Brian was amazing his food is delicious the service was 5-star amazing communication from start to finish could not have wished for better food all courses were brilliant and so tasty. 

Tiffany Hodgson (Host) 18th July, 2021
Thank you we had a lovely meal.

Michelle Marsden (Host) 17th July, 2021
Amazing night, thank you so much.

Chloe Gilchrist (Host) 14th August, 2021
Thank you for such a great evening of wonderful food, everyone commented on how great the meal was.

Steve Martin (Host) 31st July, 2021
Everyone loved Saturday,it was exactly what we wanted.

Tony Elliot (Host) 26th June, 2021
An absolute blinding experience. Brian & his team were magnificent, the service 1st class, the food served had everyone & I mean everyone complimenting how great it was, the flavors fabulous. We Loved every minute of the experience, managed so professionally. Thank you to you all.

Gabriella Kanyangu (Host) 24th April, 2021
A truly wonderful and special night to remember.

Steph Yardley (Host) 19th June, 2021
Cracking night had by all. thank you Brian, it was simply superb.

Anne W. (Guest), on 27/09/2020
Brian and his wife Anne provided both an excellent service, high quality food and a lovely ambience.
Having already agreed with another chef from La Belle Assiette we were unfortunately advised that the chef had to be changed due to illness. Brian however stepped in and was superb. All the preparation was done without us being aware and after our lovely meal and a short chat with Brian they disappeared leaving us no washing up or any clearing away - perfect!

Sue B. (Host), on 24/09/2020
We had a wonderful evening on a very special occasion for the four of us. We were very grateful to Brian and Anne for stepping in at such short notice in these days of restrictions.
The meal was fabulous and all prepared and cooked without any intrusion in our holiday home kitchen.
Brian and Anne made the evening special, but at the same time informal and relaxing which is just what we wanted. Many thanks.

Steven M. (Host), on 14/09/2020
I really couldn't fault La Belle Assiette or our Chef Brian McElderry. The food was delicious and I would highly recommended them.

Nigel A. (Host), on 06/09/2020
Overall experience was brilliant, Brian and Anne were fantastic, very professional but also chatty and very friendly. Would highly recommend.

Victoria P. (Host), on 22/08/2020
Great food and enthusiasm from Brian and Ann.

Becky L. (Host), on 24/03/2020
Excellent food, brilliant chef. Overall a wonderful experience!

Stephanie S. (Host), on 15/03/2020
My experience from the initial booking to the evening of the event was very positive. Easy to book, and Chef Brian was great.
He quickly got in touch to make sure he fully understood our evening and dietary requirements. On the evening Chef Brian and Anne made our evening so special.
The food was fantastic and everything ran perfectly. I would highly recommend for a special event/gathering.

Lynn W. (Guest), on 03/03/2020
It was a great experience. The food was wonderful and Brian was a pleasure to have at home.

Danielle Bates 17/4/2021
We had a fantastic night when Chef Brian came. The food was delicious and he was a great host. In the lead up,
the communication was great and he was really helpful when we were deciding upon the final menu for the evening.
Half of the group were vegetarian and that was no issue. The food was excellent quality and presentation was fantastic, Brian was fabulous from start to finish.