January 12, 2018

Validation Dinner: Hendrinah and Munya Chikwanha

Congratulations to chefs Hendrinah and Munya Chikwanha on their successful validation by the La Belle Assiette Jury!

Congratulations to chefs Hendrinah and Munya Chikwanha on their successful validation dinner. Their validation took place on the 6th of January in Buckingham. The role of the jury members was to try the private chef dining experience and evaluate the menu prepared by the chefs.

Hendrinah and Munya come as a pair, “The Chef couple”. They enjoy working together hence why they decided to do private dining. They love cooking everything, be it English food, French cuisine, African cuisine, Chinese, Mexican – you name it, we cook it. Hendrinah and Munya always argue when planning menus but the result is always amazing, because they like different things. This makes them exceptional as they try to show off to each other. He is brilliant at meat and fish dishes, she is very good with the sauces, desserts and cakes…..With all the ingredients and the experience combined, welcome to their world of delicious food and excellent service. Hendrinah and Munya have worked together since 2011, and run a catering company doing weddings, parties and functions all over England. They have worked in pubs, hotels, well established catering companies, private houses, catered for Royals, and rosette starred restaurants.


Duck pancakes

Pan fried gnocchi with saffron cheese sauce

Sea bass bites topped with ratatouille


Smoked haddock soufflé served with diced roots and Lobster consommé served with freshly baked bread


Pan seared lamb loin served with pomme purée, wild mushrooms, braised red cabbage, kale and a shiraz reduction


Chocolate pudding served with pistachio cream and macerated black cherries

  • “A fantastic evening meal freshly prepared, cooked and served. It consisted of Canapes, starter, main course and dessert. All expertly prepared in our kitchen and served to us in our dining room. We did not need to lift a finger! A stress free evening dining with friends and family at home. Everything was tidied and washed up. We even had a fresh loaf of bread for breakfast the next morning. Thoroughly recommend!”
  • “Hendrinah and Munya were incredibly friendly, well presented and attentive throughout the evening. The food was also absolutely incredible, it couldn’t be faulted!”

Hendrinah and Munya created an exceptional experience for their Validation Dinner. The food was carefully prepared with the best ingredients, to create a unique combination of flavourful dishes which considerably impressed the jury. Not only did they create an excellent meal, but they went the extra mile to leave a loaf of bread for the guests to have the next morning, making the whole experience even more special. Hendrinah and Munya were friendly and attentive, and a pleasure to host.

We are happy to announce the validation of chefs Hendrinah and Munya and know you would be in the best hands for your next dinner party! To view their profile and menus head to:


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