August 1, 2018

Validation Dinner: Marianne Hospel

Congratulations to chef Marianne Hospel on her successful validation by the La Belle Assiette Jury!

Congratulations to chef Marianne Hospel on her successful validation dinner. Her validation took place on the 6th of July in Brighton. The role of the jury members was to try the private chef dining experience and evaluate the menu prepared by the chef.

The Chef

Marianne’s food reflects her Dutch heritage, but also 20 years in Belgium, her worldwide travels and nearly 30 years in England. After running The Dutch Foodie alongside a demanding career in the city, Marianne Hospel is now dedicated to sharing her passion for food with you as your private chef. She is also a food blogger! As part of this, she provides food consultancy and recipe development services, specialising in Dutch, Indonesian-Dutch and Belgian cuisine. Her innovation and creative flair shine through in each and every dish. Marianne’s food is created with not just love, care and attention, but also quality ingredients and a deep awareness for health, seasonality, food waste and the environment.

The Menu


Warm salad of sumac roast butternut, mung bean and pomegranate, tahini dressing and Feta (Vegan cheese crumb for vegan guest)

Main course

36hr Moroccan lamb shoulder with tagine Jus
Moroccan vegetable pastilla with almonds (Vg)
Served with chickpea salsa, fresh harissa, green olives, homemade preserved lemon and herbed Israeli couscous


Pistachio cheesecake with rosewater and fresh figs

“Marianne was a pleasure to work with from first contact. I really enjoyed her enthusiasm and she tailored the menu effortlessly to include a single vegan guest who didn’t feel like she was missing out and the rest of us didn’t compensate for either! The dessert was entirely vegan and everyone wanted the recipe.

She was also incredibly practical and asked some good questions regarding the cooking space and came fully equipped – clearly very experienced. I was very comfortable having Marianne in my home, something I thought may be a little strange, but she is absolutely lovely and really enjoyed how she introduced all the courses.

The meal was delicious, beautifully presented, different and wowed my guests who had never experienced something like this in a home environment. I’ve never had such a stress free dinner party and am totally sold on the idea!” 

Marianne created an exceptional meal for her Validation Dinner. The beautiful appearance and exquisite taste of each dish reflected Marianne’s precision and experience. She was an absolute pleasure to host.

As a result, we are happy to announce the validation of chef Marianne and know you would be in the best hands for your next dinner party! To view Marianne’s menus, check out:

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