Professional and accomplished classically trained private Chef à Domicile, Tessa Baker specialises in organising bespoke, tailored parties from a romantic dinner for 2 to an entire wedding. She also has on call a team of dynamic waiters, waitresses and Maitre d'Hotels, many whom have worked with master chefs such as Jacques Chibois and Alain Ducasse.
Tessa trained in Switzerland as an apprentice chef for three years, subsequently working in restaurants in England as both chef and manager. She ran her own catering service at the General Trading Company in Sloane Square, where she undertook a small cocktail party for Princess Diana. She was chef at the Restaurant of the Watermill Theatre in Newbury, creating a menu entirely set on quotes from Shakespeare's play: Twelve Night.
Expanding her culinery talents she travelled to the South of France and worked as head chef in St Tropez, before discovering more exotic flavours and foods, working privately for 5 years sailing around the world. Tessa's love is Mediterranean cuisine using totally fresh local produce and a touch of spice, to create menus brimming with health, colour and vitality.