Kent Area Thai Catering Service FAQs

Why hire a personal chef?Food - Rice

Having a personal chef allows you to entertain in the comfort of your own home or venue of your choice. It allows you to relax in the company of friends or colleagues, leaving you free from the stress and worry of preparing and serving good quality food.

What does Jinny need?

Jinny requires that you have a kitchen with a preparation area and ideally with a cooker.

Costs associated with a personal chef

Travel:

The cost for travel expenses is £1.00 per mile from the CT8 postcode area (Westgate in Thanet). HOWEVER, for every £100 you spend, you receive 10 miles free. Should your 'spend to free mileage' exceed the distance to your location, there will be no charge for the travelling. If your spend does not cover the free mileage offer, the cost is £1.00 per mile for the remaining distance.

Booking/payment:Thai fishcakes

50% of the price for the dinner party or event is payable at the time of booking and is a deposit payment. The remaining balance is payable on arrival at the venue.

Cancellation/Refunds:

A cancellation incurs a 50% cancellation fee which is applied to the deposit paid. If a booking is cancelled 7 days or less prior to the date booked, a 100% cancellation fee is applied to the deposit.

Dietary requirements

If you are allergic, intolerant to, have special dietary needs or refrain from eating certain foods, please notify Mama Jinny preferably at the time of booking. Having a personal chef allows you to determine the menu and cater for all of your guests, thus allowing you to take into account the ingredients that will be used.

Is Thai food spicy?Food

There are so many flavours of Thai food that it does not need to always be spicy. You can order how you like your food to taste. If you have children in attendance, then special dishes can be prepared cater for them.

Do you really clean the kitchen?

After cooking your food, your kitchen will be left clean, tidy and in the condition it was found.

Are you insured?

Yes! I have Caterers Liability Insurance and Employers Liability Insurance.

Thai dress

We can serve in full traditional Thai dress if requested. Please advise if you would like this for your event. It certainly adds to the experience and makes for an agreeable atmosphere.

What does it cost?Thai food

Examples:
A Thai buffet catering for six guests, the cost is £19.00 per head. You will be served four starter dishes and five main courses.
A dinner party catering for six guests is £29.00 per head. You will ber served five starter dishes and five main courses.
For a larger event where there are twenty five guests, the cost for a buffet is £475.00 and for a dinner party £725.00. For this number of guests, you will be served seven starter dishes and eight main courses.

How much food should be chosen?

As an example of the food we serve, if you have six people come to your dinner party we will serve you six dishes of starters and six dishes of main courses. For buffets and other events, it depends on the number of guests, duration of the event and what variety of food you want to be provided.

What is Thai food?

Traditional Thai cooking methods were stewing and baking or grilling. Chinese influences saw the introduction of frying, stir frying and deep-frying. Culinary influences from the 17th century onwards included Portuguese, Dutch, French and Japanese cooking. Chillies were introduced to Thai cooking during the late 1600ís by missionaries who had acquired a taste for them while serving in South America. Thais were very adept at' Siamese-ing' foreign cooking methods and substituting ingredients. The ghee used in Indian cooking was replaced by coconut oil, and coconut milk was substituted for other daily products. Overpowering pure spices were toned down and enhanced by fresh herbs such as lemon grass and galangal. Eventually, fewer and less spices were used in Thai curries, while the fresh herbs increased It is generally acknowledged that Thai curries burn intensely, but briefly, whereas other curries, with strong spices, burn for longer periods. Instead of serving dishes in courses, a Thai meal is served all at once, permitting dinners to enjoy complementary combinations of different tastes.

A proper Thai meal should consist of a soup, a curry dish with condiments, a dip with accompanying fish and vegetables. A spice salad may replace the curry dish. The soup can also be spiced, but the curry should be replaced by non spice items. There must be a harmony of tastes and textures within individual dishes and the entire meal.

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