August 27, 2019

Validation Dinner: Mark Baines

Congratulations to Chef Mark on his successful validation dinner. His validation took place on the 19th of July near Leicester. The role of the jury members was to try the private chef dining experience and evaluate the menu prepared by the chef.

The Chef


Mark was passionate about food from an early age. After trying a few other career paths, Mark finally settled on his true calling, cooking. Whilst honing his craft, Mark’s food adventures have taken given him a wide and varied experience, from fine dining in restaurants to corporate hospitality at some of the country’s most prestigious sporting venues. Mark has travelled all over the world and loves to sample regional delicacies and recreate in his own inimitable style. Mark appreciates that the best food is often the simplest and he loves to use a few simple ingredients to produce authentic flavours with a modern twist

The Menu


Crab & Squid ink Tortellini, bisque, chilli oil



Loin of spring lamb, Lamb croquette, peas, mint, redcurrant jus




Chocolate mousse, English raspberries and chocolate mint


“Amazing evening the food was delicious, Mark was knowledgeable, polite and well presented. It was incredible like turning our friends front room into a restaurant for the evening”

“Amazing experience with incredible food. The kitchen was left cleaner than before the chef arrived. Highly recommended”

“Absolutely delicious! 
Everything from the canapes to the after-dinner biscuits were amazing. Mark has such talent and created a beautiful menu for us all to enjoy. He even made me a special dish for the main instead of what the other diners were having which was superb as well! Could not fault him and wish we could do it all again”

Mark’s exciting menu made for an exceptional evening. His expertise and professionalism making resulted in an unforgettable and delicious dinner.

As a result, we are happy to announce the validation of Chef Mark Baines and know you would be in the best hands for your next dinner party! To view his menus, check out her profile: Mark Baines

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