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Let someone else do the cooking with ChefXchange

We are very excited to launch our partnership with ChefXchange! Like us, they are all about amazing food and amazing people (chefs) that really care about it. Chefs have also always been the best advocates for local and seasonal ingredients. With very similar brand values, we wanted to invite you to check them out: http://www.chefxchange.com/

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Sometimes, the best thing ever is when someone else cooks. It can be pretty special when dinner’s been whipped up using tip-top fresh ingredients that can be traced to a local farm and cooked so effortlessly to perfection that you’d think you’re in your favorite restaurant. And the tasty cherry on top? Being in the comfort of your own home.

We’d like to introduce you to the culinary geniuses at ChefXchange - the trusted online marketplace for people who love eating good food to search, discover, and book a private chef to create a masterpiece in your own kitchen.

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Our founder Ben tried ChefXchange for the first time last month and the friendly Chef Daniel arrived with everything he needed, including Farmdrop-sourced ingredients he’d chosen to bring his carefully crafted seasonal menu to life. With the little one tucked-away in bed for the evening, Ben and his wife enjoyed a special night in over a freshly prepared Baron Bidgon cheese tart followed by a slow cooked leg of lamb with smoked aubergine, potatoes and cabbage. The result? All the farm-fresh food that arrives in their weekly shop cooked up with 10 years of Michelin-star experience that Daniel brought from his travels across Spain to Ben’s table.

Whilst you might have heard of the idea of calling in the talents of a top chef before, ChefXChange and their 20 chefs make the process of finding, comparing and contacting the best chefs in your local area easy as pie.

Here’s how it works:

    -    your chosen chef will work with you to devise the perfect epicurean experience taking into account any dietary requirements of your guests.  

   -    On your chosen date, your chef will arrive with the equipment and fresh ingredients to cook up a gastronomic delight.

   -    Your chef will even present you with a sparkling clean kitchen and not a dirty dish in sight at the end of the evening, leaving you and your guests full and happy.

From £35 a head, ChefXchange is an affordable way to enjoy a night in – whether it’s a dinner party, a house-warming or a surprise romantic meal made by a top chef.


To get you started, ChefXchange are offering £20 towards a booking (minimum booking of £100) for one year. Just use the code FDLDN16 on their website and enjoy. You can discover all the London based chefs and their menus here: http://www.chefxchange.com/search/?cuisine=&city=London&date=