Private catering on location with Karen Watts
Karen is a former commercial chef from London. She also taught healthy eating courses for inner city school pupils as a partner in the Shoreditch Spa charity programme. In 2008 Karen married and moved to Rhodes where she now accepts bookings as a private chef offering bespoke menus created for you and cooked on location at your holiday villa.
All the ingredients are sourced from the local markets in Rhodes Town, prepared by Karen and then cooked and served on location. Menus can vary – from an informal, succulent BBQ to an elegant three course meal under the stars – created for you using the freshest local ingredients available on the day. Rhodes Farmers’ Markets take place every Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday and feature a vast array of fresh produce including fish, vegetables, fruits, flowers, oils and pulses. The markets are a social as well as business occasion and trade is often conducted over a glass of local wine or souma. The local markets do not need signs to indicate that something is ‘organic’. It just is. All the meat is purchased from Costas – Karen’s local butcher in Rhodes Town whose family run the popular and acclaimed Nio Hori restaurant.
Karen has several decades’ experience working with people and food. She is trained in the dietary needs of people who suffer from allergies and food intolerances as well as an innate understanding of vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian diets. All menus have been tried and tested and can be changed to accommodate anyone in your party, no matter what their food preferences. As a resident of Rhodes as well as a passionate advocate of freshly cooked Mediterranean cuisine, Karen is also well placed to offer recommendations on the very best restaurants all over the island as well as some top tips on places to visit and sights to see.
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Karen is also a regular contributor to the VLK luxury villa website. Her popular blogs include local recipes for you to try at home, personal restaurant reviews and recommendations, as well as her own observations about life here on Rhodes. (Read more )
Karen offers several menu options, all of which can be adapted to suit individual preferences. All menus are agreed by both parties in advance. Please do not hesitate to contact Karen directly at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to discuss preferred dates, the size of your party, your villa’s location and any specific food requirements. Alternatively simply fill out and submit the following form.
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