Welcome to French Chef at Home


French Chef at Home Yves Quemerais is a Yorkshire-based private chef for hire. He offers bespoke gourmet dining for both private catering and for larger events across North Yorkshire, Harrogate, Leeds and York.

Yves is classically trained under acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse and can be hired as your personal chef. He creates dishes combining the traditional gourmet flavours of France with seasonal fresh Yorkshire produce. Yves made his home in Yorkshire after falling in love with ‘God’s own county’ during holidays. He set up French Chef at Home to create authentic and bespoke French cuisine at people’s homes for special occasions, corporate events or just a luxury night in.

All of the produce is locally sourced and Yves uses organic products wherever possible. Yves also regularly travels to France to stock up on his favourite local cheeses, meats and French ingredients.

As your private chef, Yves will create menus tailored to your personal tastes and cook the meals in your own kitchen. A range of menu options are available, from small tasting plates to more substantial multi-course meals as you prefer.

French Chef at Home also provides outside catering options for special events in North Yorkshire including buffets, canapé menus and finger food.

Meet the French Chef

Yves Quemerais

I am a qualified ‘chef de cuisine’ with more than 25 years’ experience in my home country of France. I trained under the acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse and worked in Paris as a private chef for governors, politicians and chief executives of large corporations. I have even cooked for Sir Richard Branson.

My speciality dishes include boeuf bourguignon, cassoulet and bouillabaisse – my trademark recipes that can’t be found anywhere else in Yorkshire.

I offer bespoke personal chef and catering services across Yorkshire including Harrogate, Leeds and York – our sample menus are simply a taster, and I create every clients meal plan from scratch and in full consultation with you.

How I work

Once you have contacted me, I will provide a menu and quote based on your brief. When cooking in your home, I will arrive at a pre-arranged time to prepare the food for you. The majority of food is prepared fresh on site so full use of your kitchen will be required. I may bring additional kitchen equipment with me on the day, but I will use your serving plates, dishes, cutlery etc.

Once the food has been served and you and your guests are enjoying the final course, I will clean down the kitchen and say au revoir until next time!

French Chef at Home can cater for up to 50 guests in Yorkshire including Leeds, Harrogate & York in a range of formats to suit your needs. Learn more here.

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We offer authentic French cuisine made from local seasonal Yorkshire produce offering a unique private dining experience. We can also provide luxury catering for special events, including canapés, amuse-bouche and delicious buffet menus.




We look forward to hearing from you to offer a menu and quote based on your brief.

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