A professional French chef who relocated to Yorkshire after falling in love with ‘God’s own county’ has teamed up with a local artist to create hand-crafted plates for his authentic cuisine.
Yves Quemerais set up French Chef at Home to create gastronomic delights at people’s homes for a special private occasion, corporate function or a luxury night in.
His new plates were commissioned from, and designed by Knaresborough-based artist Jane Prestedge Hunter, who specialises in unique glass creations.
Yves said: “These plates will be a real talking point for our diners, as they won’t find them anywhere else. Jane will be making some further items in different shapes for us so eventually diners will be able to see the entire set.”
Jane adds: “The design of the plates had to be simple because the real artwork is Yves’ cooking. If I had gone too mad it would have distracted from the wonderful food – an art form in itself.”
Yves trained under acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse and has more than 25 years’ experience in his home country. His aim is to bring a French culinary experience to food-lovers’ homes and celebratory events by combining the traditional gourmet flavours of France with seasonal fresh Yorkshire produce.
Yves’ food can be cooked on the premises or prepared and delivered to your home chilled. He says the new plates will be used to serve fresh starters and main courses.
French Chef At Home can create menus to suit your occasion, from five-course set menus to canapés or finger buffets and can cater for up to 50 people.