About me

Philipa Cook The Personal Cook

I have been a professional cook for over 30 years and have spent my working life in restaurants, hotels and pubs throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. I started catering directly to the public in 1985 when I was running a delicatessen and sandwich bar in Newbury, Berkshire. I have catered all types of events over the years and I have just one goal in mind: that is to provide you with the best possible food I can create together with a happy and stress-free service.

I have developed my business to include cooking in clients’ homes for weekend house parties including birthdays or events and shooting party weekends. I am also able to join you at your holiday home where I am happy to do all the meal planning, shopping and cooking, giving you the ultimate relaxing holiday experience.

I like to work closely with my clients to help you plan and create the perfect special event however large, small or crazy it might be! I am there to make your ideas become a reality from the perfect canape at the start to the petit fours at the end and all that goes in between.


I provide the following:

Dinner Parties
Barbeques / Asado
Catered Weekends

(planning, shopping, cooking)

Hot & Cold Buffets
Meals for the Weekend or Freezers

Shooting party weekends
Lunches, Holidays, Business Breakfasts & Lunches*

*either delivered or catered

“Philippa did the most fantastic job catering our charity ball last year. 400 people in a marquee with an outdoor ‘kitchen’ set up on a boiling hot day, is no mean feat but she achieved incredible things! We had so many compliments about the food and found Philippa a joy to work with, from the start of the planning process through to the end of the event. We will be using her services again!”

“Philippa has been known to our family for over thirty years and is an extremely accomplished and versatile chef. She is never phased about numbers, and never grumpy when things change at the last minute. Whether it’s a relaxed picnic for 4 or a more formal dinner party for 20, Philippa will put it all together without batting an eyelid. She adores family atmospheres, is a huge lover of animals, and tremendous fun too!’


Whatever you want we will give it a go

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