- City and Guilds diplomas in professional cookery.
- NVQ level Three.
- BTEC HND on French classical cuisine.
- Michelin trained chef at the Ritz
- Health and Safety and food hygiene certificates
- Divers accolades in newspapers and entered successfully various culinary competitions in his years of services.
After years of service as a professional chef, Loic Le Pape decided to become a private chef and launch Let's Cook. The company is growing fast with a professional clientele and offers some of the most prestigious dishes using fresh ingredients sourced from the finest local suppliers. Let's Cook is based in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, and provides professional culinary services throughout the south east including London, Surrey, Kent and the southern counties. We have created for your perusal a selection of different dishes to satisfy your taste buds. You are welcome to make any suggestions and addition to your menu.
Why go to a restaurant when Let's cook can come to do the hard work for you. Whether you are after an intimate fine dining dinner party, or a sensational soiree, our private chef will come to your home, or at your chosen venue and will deliver you an unforgettable gourmet experience.
Starting very young to be a chef, Loic came to work in England at the age of 20. During that time he has been working for various establishments and cooked for prestigious clientele such as Francois Mitterand, Tony Curtis, Victoria Principal, Ronald Reagan and other well know celebrities.
I am inspired by the love of cooking and I do like putting a smile to my customer's faces at the end of their meals knowing that they were happy with my services. By marrying different flavours I aim to create a culinary feast that satisfies.
5 stars all round. Best service I’ve had In a long time. Fabulous presentation and appearance of food, all the girls at my hen night said the food was great. Thank you and will definitely use you in future. Recommended to others.
Group Account Director at The Marketing StoreEmma Maynard
Loic came to cook for a dinner party for my 50th Birthday. I cannot praise him and his food high enough, we felt like superstars having our own personal chef. From start to finish Loic and his daughter waitress Natalie were professional but really thoughtful, friendly and helpful.
Loic brought everything with him that he would need and whilst he got on with the cooking Natalie served us the most beautiful canapés. Then we were ready for the main event, the table looked stunning and the starters were magnificent, I have never seen or tasted prawns like it, they just melted in your mouth. The main courses were fabulous, my pan fried salmon was superb. As for the white chocolate cheesecake, what can I say? A masterpiece! The cheeseboard rounded off the meal beautifully with all the locally sourced cheeses.
I was worried that as it was a kitchen diner there would be lots of noise and rattling of pans whilst we were trying to eat but it was as if the fairies had produced the meal, we were surprised that another course had been produced without us even noticing. Then all of a sudden everything was cleared up and it was as if nobody had been there, we did not have to do a thing just sit back and indulge.
Many thanks LoicPenny Moore
Amazing evening for our work team building classes from start to finish ,can not wait for the next one next year .Teresa Barnes
Fantastic hen night party ,the food was simply amazing and delicious thanks loicNatalie Newburt
Dear Loic, Just a short note to say thank-you for making our wedding anniversary dinner so special.
Having decided that we were unable to go out to a restaurant for our anniversary meal as we would normally, a moment of inspiration prompted me to enquire if you could provide a meal for two at our home.
Well, what a superb four-course meal you served, beautifully presented, beautifully cooked and most of all, it all tasted wonderful.
Thank you very much for your services. My guest enjoyed their meal very much it was fantastic.Sarah Davey
Amazing presentation and appearance. Food was absolutely great! Exactly what we wanted and excellent service. Will be looking forward to my Christmas party! Definitely recommend to others. 5* all round!!Jennifer Riley
Loic came and provided his services for my wife 40th birthday party and I can simply recommend him ,the food was superb .It was a great evening all around .merci monsieur
General Manager – Technology at SnowdenJason Pearce
The food was fantastic!! The service was fantastic!! The price was fantastic!! Totally worth it! We didn’t have to lift a finger! We each enjoyed our individual dishes – the smoked salmon timbale with caviar and the raspberry creme brulee with lemon biscuits were a particular hit with our hen party! The presentation of the food was great too, feeling as though we were at a top-class restaurant! I would recommend Loic’s service to anyone!Joanna Hugues
Loic cooked a lovely ‘post valentines’ dinner for us and our friends. He has a distinct French touch to his cooking that made us feel like we were eating in a Michelin starred french restaurant! The portions were good too. Loic is also a great person and he taught us a few cooking tricks. His son came along to help with serving the dishes – a friendly young chap that did a great job at doing so. So if you are looking for a hearty French meal, with a lovely presentation then we highly recommend Loic for your next dinner.
Creative director at uniQue HomeNora De La Cruz
We had a lovely heart warming meal cooked by Loic on Valentine’s day, the scallops were very beautiful presented and his dauphinoise potatoes to die for! His helper Tom also did a good job on serving us! We’ll definitely been booking Loic again ! Merci Lee & KellyLee Fernandel
Loic is a very friendly, likeable and efficient chef. A pleasure to deal with. The cooking was fantastic and he made our event a great success. I will certainly request him again for future events.
Technology Infrastructure.kevin mckintosh
A superb meal! Loic was very easy to work with and couldn’t have made our evening any more pleasant. The food was exceptional and we felt thoroughly spoilt and very full.
Associate Director (MEP) at Mace Group.Alistair wilson
Loic cooked a delicious 3-course meal for 23 ladies for my sister’s hen party in Brighton. Loic was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Prior to the evening, he responded to any questions within a matter of hours and provided guidance on course selection. On the day, he was creative in dealing with our challenging oven and still managed to serve up an impeccable feast. All 23 dishes were timed to perfection and our guests were delighted.
I would highly recommend Loic for any dinner party for any occasion. He was relaxed and friendly. The food was top quality and great value for money. 100% satisfaction from me.
Manager at Bain & CompanyKelly Whelan
Having worked with Loic years ago and experienced his great cooking, I was excited when I discovered that he now had a Privet Chef business, an ideal gift experience for my foodie brother in law ! He did not disappoint, from the discussion about a suitable menu and the food and service on the night it was a fantastic experience. I would thoroughly recommend him.
Chartered MCIPD Management Development and Coaching SpecialistKevin woodhams
Business Development Manager at Hay Group
Loic catered for our private party in the spring of 2015; this was the first time i’ve hired a private chef and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. The food was excellent (and substantial), the timing and service extremely precise and Loic was flexible, able to accommodate the needs of individuals as part of the group. I would certainly recommend him again.
Client Relationship Manager at Slalom ConsultingJohn Berkin
Loic planned, shopped, cooked and tidied for 7of us; everyone loved the food. Natalie was attentive, smiley and generally great; and I don’t think my kitchen has looked so clean and tidy afterwards. Definitely the way forward for entertainment; stress free and I could just enjoy myself.
Managing Director, Baxalta UKNicole farmer
Let’s Cook assisted us with a team building / cooking evening. Loic and his staff organised the entire event which started with a site visit prior to the evening. Instructions on how to prepare the food, aprons and all equipment were provided. The group consisted of 10 people split into 3 teams. Four courses were prepared with a great deal of fun and laughter. Loic and his assistant were always on hand to ensure there was assistance and guidance when required. The food was great and everybody had a great time! I would highly recommend Lets cook for similar events in the future.
Head of External Analysis, Business IntelligenceKieran ferguson
What can I say, lets cook are great, they came around my house, and cooked me the best 3 course meal I have ever had.
From start to finish it was top draw, at the end of the night it was like they where never there as they left my kitchen like they found it.
I will be using lets cook again and again, thank you Loic.
Landscape gardener.Paul wakeford
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Loic to anyone. Amazing food with an exceptional service from booking to cooking for my sister hen night in Hove! I will definitely use him again in the future.Joanna Hoad
Chef Loic made us have the most fantastic evening. From his attention to detail, punctuality and quality of food, none of it could be questioned. He was excellent.
Director at TritonExecRobert Glass
We had a wonderful evening with fabulous food, professionally prepared. We really enjoyed Loic’s company & would highly recommend him. Surprisingly (for two meat lovers), the vegetables were possibly the highlight of the evening – sublime!Joanne Dawes
Loic came to our house and cooked us a sublime dinner for ten of us .the whole experience was just superb, having a Michelin chef in your kitchen for that special occasion was memorable. Can only highly recommended him and his team .the pan fried foie gras with apples was the highlight of the meal just perfect .thanks so much again Loic . Executive engineer for ToshibaGary Cooper
The whole experience was incredible and I loved it. 5/5 for sure. It was something everyone should do, and his menu is stunning. I will 100% be hiring him again in the future. He cleaned up the kitchen fully and even left us left overs which where delicious.
Pop singer and artistTalia Janson
Chef and 2 waiters were all very professional and pleasant – very important when spending time in your own home. Food was excellent – well presented and well served. Made for a special and enjoyable evening. Would highly recommend Loic for a high quality service.Gilly Clarke
We had numerous easy communications detailing my requirements. On the day arrived promptly settled in my kitchen very well prepared and organised and the food was blissful and ready when arranged. The whole day went as planned and I enjoyed myself despite my overindulgence!!!!! I will use again.
Head of Sales Planning at Santander Intermediary DistributionMelanie Pearce
Loic provided a three course dining experience as a surprise birthday gift, which was fantastic. How he managed to produce such quality food from our kitchen amazed me. His attention to detail and ensuring the customers requests were fully met, along with his personable approach means I would highly recommend Loic for any of your culinary needs.
Helping Business Owners achieve their Goals
Loic prepared the most amazing private meal for my wedding. Sarah and I had the most fabulous experience from start to finish, with a beautiful prepared starter course, the most succulent lamb main and chocolate fondant deserts that were simply to die for. On top of Loic’s passion for his cooking, he made our experience so enjoyable with attentive service and left the kitchen spotless. If you need someone to cook for a private function I cannot think of anyone better. We will certainly be coming back to Loic in future.Ben Kelly
Loic came to our house to prepare a Valentine dinner for us and our friends. The food was absolutely delicious, cooked to perfection with good portions. Loic is a also really professional – making you feel comfortable about a chef being in your house, friendly but not overattentive – exactly what you expect from a chef of his caliber. His son also came along to help with serving and did a fantastic job, good to see that he is getting his family involved.
Managing Director at The Agency Collective (agency growth community)Daniel De La Cruz
What a delightful person Loic is. He came to our home last night to cook and he was a wonderful host and chef. Loic has a sparkling personality and he is totally professional. He was punctual, respectful, organised and helpful. He made us feel relaxed, and he cooked a fine meal. His explanation of each dish was precise and fascinating. In all a thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable evening. Happy to recommend Loic and her services.
Digital media consultant and Mojo trainerStephen Quinn
I know he’s cooked in mansions – but when he catered a dinner party at my house he only had a small area to play with, and the dining table is in the kitchen… but he adapted beautifully. Some of the guests were rather late, but he worked around that, too. He’s so nice and easy to be around and strikes the perfect balance between friendliness and just getting on with the job of cooking. The speed of the clean up was remarkable. Great to meet you, Loic.
Wine and Food ConsultantAnnabel Jackson
Loic ran a small team building event for us for high level execs and their partners, which was held in one of the attendee’s houses. He produced the menus, brought the equipment, did the shopping and even brought someone to wash up. The client was delighted and would not hesitate to use him again.
Freelance Event Manager at Freelance Logistics LtdPenny Jekyll
This was a special occasion, to celebrate a special birthday and a commissioning into the Army ; so, it had to be special-and it was. We got Michelin-style food in the comfort of home with service to match-and just for a few! I cannot recommend it highly enough. If you want to treat a special person to a really special dining occasion Loic should be your first choice.Peter Gaskin
Programme Manager at THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP
Loic and his assistant were an absolute delight, cooking a fantastic two course meal for a party of 10. The food was exceptional (and plentiful!), and the service had the right balance between professional yet friendly. I would highly recommend Let’s cook for any occasion!Alice Moore
Directeur Général, Vitis Vintage SAS
Loïc Le Pape is a great chef. We had a gastronomic diner of 30 people at home. All of us had a great and magnificent experience. BRAVO !Maxime Bontoux
Senior Management Consultant – Safeguarding Adults at Buckinghamshire County Council
Excellent food, friendly and great service. I have had the pleasure of hiring Loic several times as a private chef and will continue to use his services as not only does he provide fantastic cuisine, but he is very approachable and friendly. He is also very flexible in meeting the needs of his customers and all for a very competitive price. Highly Recommended 5 StarsLee Fernandel
Loic came and cooked at our house so we could celebrate our anniversary. it was a wonderful meal, sumptuous food and the kitchen was left in an immaculate condition
Managing Director at Bright World Education and GuardianshipsLana Foster
Assistant Director at Deloitte UK
Loic catered for a fantastic celebration dinner party for me. He was incredibly professional, the food was delicious and he was really easy to contact and quick to respond to any of my queries, including alternative menu suggestions. He left the kitchen spotless at the end of the evening and was a pleasure to work with.Lorna Mode
Owner, Claire’s Ltd
Loic worked at Skyhouse Eco Chic B&B, Lewes recently for one of our guests and produced an amazing dinner to celebrate their wedding. It was an intimate dinner for 2 and nothing was forgotten. Loic’s attention to detail is second to none and he works to extremely high standards.
The guests had a truly memorable meal and raved about the cuisine that was cooked for them. I am delighted to have met Loic and will be working with him again in the near future.Claire Catliff
Loic and Teresa were very attentive, taking great care of us and delivering great food! Loic was terrific throughout the whole process, discussing menu and listening to my ideas. The Scottish desert and cheeseboard were exceptional. Thank you so much for making a truly memorable evening.Mike Oliver
We booked Loic and his team for Christmas Day, the food and presentation were superb and along with fantastic service it really made it a day to remember.
Both Loic and his team were very personable and a welcome addition to our home on the day.
We will be definitely looking to book again.
CEO at True TelecomStuart Griffiths
I have pleasure in highly recommending Loic and the Let’s Cook team. Prior to the occasion Loic guided me through his wide ranging menu and comfortably accommodated the dietary needs of my husband who needs to eat gluten free. On the night his charming partner Blandine served six of us a delicious, elegantly presented, four-course meal. My grandchildren slept peacefully upstairs, whilst adult family members relaxed and dined in style.
Executive CoachMaria Crudge
I hired Loic for my little brothers 21 St birthday meal for 15 of us. Loic’s food was amazing, service was on point (Loic brought a waitress with him who was lovely). The communication before the event was really easy, and Loic left my kitchen in a cleaner state than it was in before I think! Thank you so much Loic.. Would definitely recommend you to everyone. :).
Fairytale Face PaintingKelly Jenner
Professional Indemnity Insurance Specialist, Partner – Lockton Companies LLP
Loic, and his assistant Teresa prepared and served a superb meal,starting with some delicious canapés, followed by 3 courses of outstanding food. It was a pleasure to have the luxury of someone cooking for us, and most importantly clearing the mess away after they had finished!Neville Miles
Vice President at Lockton Companies
We had Loic visit our house for a private chef experience and we weren’t disappointed. From the moment he arrived we were made to feel relaxed and got to experience a real ‘restaurant experience’ in our own home. The food was amazing as was the service. Would highly recommend using Loic to cater for your special event.Jenny Ireland
Freelance translator English to Dutch and illustrator, freelance vertaler Engels – Nederlands en illustrator
Loic provided a great service. He was quick to reply to my request and helped customise the menu so it was exactly to our liking. The food tasted great and was very well presented. I would recommend his services.Saskia Kort
The most excellent service, superb food and a wonderful evening – the monk fish dish was out this world and so beautifully presented Let’s Cook, Loic and his team were first class – thank you.
Definitely highly recommend Let’s Cook private chef services .
I booked Loic for a friends Hen Party and the experience was everything I’d hoped for. Loic was prompt, well prepared and he and his team were extremely helpful and friendly and once they had finished up and cleared away it was like they had never been there! They were also very patient with us – trying to manage 19 girls in a relatively small space could have been disastrous.
Everyone, especially the bride to be was extremely happy with the food and service.
I would most certainly recommend Loic and his team, they contributed greatly to our event with great value for money. Thanks a million!Amy Alfords
Chef Loic.was fantastic !!!
He displayed a great level of professionalism at all times, food was great I would definitely recommend him to othersTremayne Haines
I wanted to thank you for such an amazing evening on Saturday.
The food was incredible and your canapés were the best I have ever had. Our guests were blown away by the quality and variety of the food you had prepared for us and the assiette of desserts were a huge hit.
Your partner Blandine and both of the girls Elle and élodie, were so charming and professional and nothing was too much trouble.
It is quite an achievement to come into someone else’s home and manage to seamlessly prepare, cook, serve the most delicious food and cope with a wide and varied selection of wines and drinks BUT to then cheerfully undertake ‘treasure hunts’ for just the right dish or glass and leave our kitchen spotless is just amazing! What a star team!
I look forward to our next evening with you and your team.
All the best
Sonja and Christopher KernonSonja Kernon Hurspierpoint
Loic and his team designed and created a fantastic 60th birthday celebration lunch for my mum and our family. The food was of an extremely high standard with beautiful presentation and the service friendly and unintrusive. I would highly recommend for a special celebration!Samantha whitaker
We had a wonderful 60th birthday lunch for 9 people. The food was amazing, tasted great with wonderful presentation. Loic and his helpers were brilliant and dealt with everything so we could relax and enjoy the occasion. Highly recommend for any celebration.Sue Pulsford
Last night I had a meal cooked by loic. The dinner that we ate had some much flavour and the portion sizes were totally worth the money. The waiters were polite, helpful and friendly also the meals we served on time. The experience was amazing and the meals were exactly how I imagined them to be. All my guests were happy with there meals and will definitely tell others about lets cook.Elodie Martin
We recently used Loic from Lets cook for a party, the food was amazing and everybody loved it, Loic was very accommodating when 2 of my guests wanted something different from the menu we had chosen, his presentation and attention to detail were fantastic and the food, from the canapé s to the dessert was delicious
Loic and his assistant were friendly helpful and I would not only highly recommend them but we actually can’t wait to have an excuse to use them again.Helen williamson
Loic is such a perfectionist and he has an amazing eye with great attention to detail! Delicious food and the most generous portions I have ever had the pleasure to dine upon! The efficiency of Loic’s organisation, planning and execution meant I could completely relax from the first conversation about booking “Let’s Cook” through to the end of our fabulous dinner party several weeks later!Helen Cooper
Director at Kworum Capital
Loic provided a seamless, professional service. Beautiful presentation, delicious food. Highly recommended.Graham Hurst
CEO & Founder at The Streaming Company
Absolutely superb Loic – what a wonderful day. The food was superb, the presentation was ‘formidable’, and Teresa and Tom were charming and highly professional, allowing us to sit back and really enjoy the day. bien cordialement,Ben Kittow
Chef Loic and his assistant Theresa were very pleasant and charming, they arrived and set up with little fuss, and kept us informed of what was going on all throughout the experience. The food was wonderfully prepared, cooked, presented and served.
We had an indulgent 4 courses:
1st course was a brilliant goats cheese tart
2nd course of Scallops were lovely but a little rich
Main course was Steak and it was was very good indeed, tender and cooked to all our differing tastes
Dessert of a marvellous chocolate fondant accompanied with coulis and raspberry rounded off the meal perfectly
My kitchen was left cleaner than I gave it to them.
Perfect, It was a real treat and we will definitely do this again!Phillipa McLune Director – UK, Netherlands and Germany at Style Research
Chef Loic, was amazing as always and met my expectations which is the reason I
re booked him. I definitely would recommend him to everyone requesting a personal chef.Tremayne Phillips Head of Marketing London
Loic and his team prepared an amazing three course meal for 10 to celebrate my brothers 50th birthday. The food was presented beautifully and tasted delicious. The service was very professional. I would totally recommend them to anyone. You can thoroughly enjoy your evening without the stress of cooking. Thank you again to Loic, Teresa and Tom.Julie Rhodes
Chef Loic Le Pape was so accommodating with our requests and quick at coming back to us to discuss the menu. He made some great suggestions for our menu and we all thoroughly enjoyed the meal! He had the added complication on the day that the M20 was closed which added more time to his journey both ways but he left with plenty of time to still arrive at the time we had agreed. All in all we would really recommend chef Loic Le Pape for any event!Natasha Marle
I used this company for the first time arranging a dinner on 3rd Sep 2016 for my 70th at Pitlands Barns in West Sussex where we gathered the family (9 of us) together. Loic le Pape was our fantastic chef who even brought with him someone to serve. The meal was first class and, as is often the case, so much more fun that going to a restaurant. In addition to the canapes and 3 wonderful courses Loic even made a delicious birthday cake for me (secretly pre arranging it with my wife). I have no hesitation in recommending Loic and Let’s Cook to anyone looking for an outstanding meal, cooked and served at home. And all tidied up afterwards such that you would never even have known they had been there !! Thank you Loic. Alan Burnett.Alan Burnett OBE
Loic and his assistants did a wonderful job catering for my father’s 90th Birthday dinner. They worked efficiently to produce lovely food, beautifully presented and served. Our menu was langoustine millefeuille, rack of lamb and chocolate fondant -delicious. Having Loic to cook meant we could enjoy fine food but be relaxed at home without the constraints of a restaurant. And I didn’t have to do the clearing up!Alison Hardwidge
Right from the Start we were impressed with Loic and his attention to detail. Our event was just the two of us, my girlfriends birthday. We were just blown away we just could not fault anything, we had four courses in total.Mark wilson
Loic was very prompt with e mail contact in the planning for a dinner party for 8 people for a 60th Birthday celebration. We chose a menu and paid £70 a head. He arrived on time and then took full charge in the kitchen, the canapés were delicious and we were very pleased with all three courses. The food was very nicely presented and it was great to enjoy the occasion with my guests without any of the stress. I would recommend Loic to others.Carolyn Cooper
The evening was a gift – it was really special. The food was really excellent and the service so friendly and helpful. I would fully recommend this.Mick Cox
Great team, excellent food and atmosphere I would highly recommend this to anyone. I hope to have the pleasure of eating Loic’s wonderful food again.
Thanks Let’s Cook.Matt Pulfords
I found Loic and his team on Bark, we were looking for someone to come to a house we had hired for our parents 40th anniversary and cook a three course meal for 10 adults and 2 children. Loic was very accommodating, we picked 2 dishes for each course and tweaked one dish slightly and this wasn’t a problem at all. Food was gorgeous and presented well. Loic and his team arrived promptly, served all the food in good time and left the kitchen nice and tidy! Very stress free and made a nice change to a restaurant! Highly reccommend.Joanne Quinn
Founder & Creative Director at Lily & Lavender Events
Chef Loic is amazing! He created and cooked a three course meal for one of our private dining events and everyone found the food and service to be superb! He and his lovely team came and left with a smile and helped make the event a success! I will be calling on Chef Loic again soon and would certainly recommend his services. Thank you again Chef!Carol Kasiyamhuru-Nyahasha