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Sicilian Chef, Caterer and Arancini Specialist – 0756 555 2748

Sicilian chef Umberto is a private chef offering high quality, authentic Sicilian and Southern Italian food in Bristol, Devon and Wales. Sicilian food is the original fusion cuisine with influences from the French, Arabs, Spanish and also the Greeks. Consequently, as an authentic Sicilian chef, Umberto will wow you and your guests with his food.

If you want to employ a chef, call Claire for a quote and availability on 0756 555 2748. 

As a much sought-after Sicilian chef in Somerset, Chef Umberto regularly does private chef work for clients in rented properties.  A popular option is a 3 pre-dinner canapés per person plus 3 course meal.


Chef choices of 3 fish canapés per person

Sicilian style stuffed squid. Braised in a tomato and black olives sauce and served with split peas purée and crispy courgettes
Salt cod mousse and red pepper grilled polenta and chives oil
Sea bass and prawns ravioli in a mussels broth with sea beet
N’duia (Calabrian sausage) crusted monkfish, cannellini beans stew and tempura monkfish cheek.
Coffee and chocolate Mille-feuille hazelnut ice cream
Lemon and mascarpone cannoli with raspberry ice cream

Booking Process

At Sicilian Donkey, we know that booking a private chef can be a daunting process. We have a client services manager to walk you through every stage of planning and preparation allowing you to shine as the host of your memorable occasion.

Firstly, we work with you to recommend a menu based on your requirements and budget. The cooking facilities can be challenging in rental properties so we try to figure out the best menu for those conditions too. We agree the time for service and chef arrival. After the meal, the chef will return the kitchen to its former state and clean plates, cutlery and tableware. Finally, we’ll brush and mop the floor. You advise the cost per head you are hoping for, Chef Umberto will work on a bespoke menu for that budget. We build in alternatives or keep the menu suitable for people with dietary requirements such as being vegetarian or celiac.

Quality Food
  • Great Mediterranean food cooked from scratch using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients where possible plus some exotic specialities from Italy and Sicily.
  • Telephone consultation
  • Client services manager to guide you through booking and manage all logistics and communications regarding your event so you are informed and assured throughout the process.
  • Bespoke menu options.
  • Sicilian/Mediterranean menu will prove a real talking point
  • Uniformed Chef arrives at venue to begin service at time of your choosing so allow time for him to prep food on-site.
  • Meal is served and afterwards, the chef and/or team will return kitchen to the state it was found in, clean up and wash floor leaving you and your guests to enjoy the rest of your event.

We can also waiting staff, plates and glassware, table decorations and a perfect customer service.

Sweet chocolate and hazelnut arancini

If you’re planning a longer break, the chef can be booked at favourable rates to provide chef services throughout your stay.

We can cater every occasion from an intimate dinner for two to events for up to 30 people. Larger parties require 3 week’s notice.

In addition, he offers cooking lessons which are a great gift.  Choose a menu and Umberto will come to you with all the ingredients to cook a delicious meal of 3 courses for you and a special guest.

Call Claire for a quote and availability on 0756 555 2748.   

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Sicilian Chef and Caterer

Private chefs are not just for the rich and famous. Most people love the idea of a private chef whipping up a delicious feast.  Furthermore the chef allows the host/hostess to dazzle their guests with fine wine and sparkling conversation. Sicilian Donkey Chef Services  will design, cook and serve a bespoke menu to suit your budget, venue and taste.  As a result, you can experience the millionaire’s lifestyle for a memorable night with a difference.

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If you’re hiring a holiday cottage and want to really relax call Sicilia

n Donkey.  If you’re planning a family celebration in your home, think of us for a private chef to make your night a delight.  We’ll cook the dinner and clean afterwards. All you need to do is put the photos on Facebook and Instagram!

Bespoke Menus, Premium Service

First of all, we create a bespoke menu based on an initial discussion with the client.  At Sicilian Donkey Catering, we pride ourselves on offering premium quality service. We use fresh, locally sourced ingredients and we always use free range chicken and eggs, sustainably sourced fish.  In addition, we will use organic produce wherever possible. We can tailor menus to your budget and offer options to accommodate dietary preferences and intolerances.

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  •  Umberto was a replacement chef as the original chef turned out to be double-booked. Umberto was helpful and completely flexible when it came to my proposed amendments to the menu, and the food on the night was absolutely superb. He was efficient, pleasant and interesting and I cannot praise him too highly.
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    Panelle with caponata

    ★★★★★  Felicity T. (Host), on 03/12/2017

  • Cheerful and professional

    Umberto arrived on time and set about creating the meal in a very professional manner while cheerfully answering questions from interested guests. All of the courses were exceptional from the chef’s assortment of canapes to the delicious sweet.

    The whole experience exceeded my expectations due to chef Umberto’s cheerful disposition and undoubted professional ability, making my wife’s birthday a day to remember.

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    Cheese course

    ★★★★★ Robert D. (Host), on 04/09/2017

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