About Lets Cook
Loic Le Pape has been providing his service as a chef for over thirty years both professionally and for pleasure. Born in the Loire Valley, Loic was raised in a small village called La Bohalle not far from the lovely town of Saumur.
Starting very young as a chef, Loic came to work in England at the age of 20 and has worked for some of France and the UK’s finest eateries. Loic has had the honor of preparing dishes for a variety of prestigious clientele such as Francois Mitterand, Tony Curtis, Victoria Principal, Ronald Reagan to name just a few.
Inspired by his love of cooking Loic enjoys putting a smile on his customer’s faces. Creating a culinary feast that satisfies whilst delivering exceptional service with a personal touch is the priority for Loic and the team.
Loic has worked with some of the most luxury restaurants, including:
- La Promenade, three rosettes restaurant in the Loire Valley.
- The famous Ritz Hotel in Paris.
- The legendary Jeanne D’arc helicopter carrier.
- The Sheraton Park Tower Casino in Knightsbridge.
- The Hilton Olympia in Kensington.
- The Cadogan Hotel in Mayfair.
- Hotel Café Royal in London.
- Le Mesurier restaurant in the city of London.
- La tour d’Argent in Paris.
What our clients say… Brian H A truly enjoyable experience from the initial telephone discussions to compile menus through to the wonderful Saturday evening dinner and Sunday lunch.
Julie Rhodes 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 thouroughly enjoy your evening without the stress of cooking. Thank you again to Loic
Alan Burnett 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
Sue Pulsford 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.
Peter Gaskin 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.
Graham Hurst Loic provided a seamless, professional service. Beautiful presentation, delicious food. Highly recommended.
T d’Arienzo Our friends bought us a private chef experience as a gift. We chose our menu from 3 beforehand and Loic prepared a vegetarian alternative for me. Loic advised on wine matches, which were perfect Loic and theresa arrived on time, calm and organised. They took care of everything and the food was delicious. Such a treat, we would definitely recommend Let’s Cook for any occasion.
Kim Taylor We hired a house in Canterbury for a silver wedding anniversary and hired Loic to cook a meal for us. He certainly lived up to our expectations. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. It was a real treat to have an professional chef cooking for us. We would recommend the experience and would love to repeat it again.
Caroline Poulmenti Loic prepared a delicious canapé reception and dinner for our daughter’s 18th Birthday. From inception to completion the experience was seamless. Eleonora was able to choose exactly the menu she wanted for her guests from a plethora of suggestions which Loic provided. Everything and anything was possible!! This resulted in a delightful evening. Eleonora was hosting her dinner alone, an experience which was made enjoyable and effortless by the professionalism, attention to detail and the efficiency of Loic and his team. I look forward to planning many more dinners with Loic in the future.
We had Loic and Teresa to host my mothers 75th birthday. It was a magnificent evening. The food was excellent from our first canapés through pan fried Pigeon, rack of lamb cooked to perfection, to the fantastic dessert. They are an excellent team – somehow managing to combine genuine charm and incredible efficiency in creating a delicious feast. Can’t wait to think of another suitable occasion to book them up.
lee pelling We hired Lets Cook to provide catering for my mother in laws 60th birthday party for a group of 10 people. From the first time I contacted Loic he was very professional and his attention to detail was exceptional leaving no stone unturned… The food on the day was just perfect and everyone had a great time. I would highly recommend Loic and his team for in house catering and we will be using lets cook again for sure.
Victoria Milton, Burgess HillKPMG “Can’t recommend highly enough- Loic provided us with fabulous canapés for a drinks party on 22nd Dec at pretty short notice and drafted in another excellent French chef to make sure he delivered.Food was delicious, presentation excellent and as per above he went out of his way to help me.I’d definitely hire Loic for any catering in the future- Great chef and a pleasure to deal with.”
Rachel Valentine, Tonbridge “Loic and his team did a wonderful job catering for my mother’s 70th. Excellent food and good, friendly service, they looked after us very well, and left the kitchen spotless. Thank you!”
Diana Harris “The food provided for a reception following the service to celebrate my mother’s life was outstanding and perfect finger buffet food devoured by everyone.Excellent communication prior to the event. So helpful and thoughtful.”
Fiona Pimentel, Henfield “Loic provided a buffet lunch for my Dad’s funeral. He was friendly, helpful, hard-working and prompt. The food was delcious and beautifully presented. All the guests were impressed and we would definitely recommend his professional services.”
Christine Whatford, CBE “Loic stood in at the last minute for me when another caterer let me down It was my 70th birthday dinner party for family and friends at a country house we had rented for the week. Loic provided canapes before dinner and a five course meal. Beforehand he was very responsive in helping me put together the menu, providing a wide range of dishes to choose from and differently priced menus, enabling me to make my own combination, including catering for the vegetarians in the party. He arrived promptly, and got everything going with no fuss, even though he hadn’t used this kitchen before. His wife and daughter and one other came with him to help and served the canapés and the meal. The service was first rate: fast sensitive and unobtrusive. We didn’t have to ask for anything at all throughout the meal as all our needs were anticipated. Without us even noticing everything was washed up and put away, leaving us with nothing to do afterwards. Altogether an excellent evening and I would thoroughly recommend Loic and his team.”