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About me

Hi, my name is Ray and I have a real passion for all things food.

I started cooking on the Island of Sark in the Channel Islands 15 years ago, this is where I got my first taste of amazing fresh produce and quickly decided that being in the kitchen is where I would hone my career.


I travelled through Asia and the Americas learning many different cuisines and techniques cooking for various restaurants. Whilst living in Australia I won the best steak sandwich award in western Australia and I studied to gain my commercial cookery certificate.


After living in Australia and New Zealand I moved to the Isle of mull, in Scotland where I spent a year as head Chef of a small Boutique hotel using only the best local organic produce and some of the best seafood in the world.


Moving on from Scotland I moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I was part of a successful restaurant opening and often held private dining events for my own company whilst living there for four years. 2019 I Spent the summer living in Cornwall working for the amazingly talented Chef, Paul Ainsworth at the Mariners in Rock, Cornwall. This is where I gained vast experience and confidence to setup my own business.

Ray's Kitchen, Naphill cooked and delivered over 2000 meals in 2021/22.




I'm excited to be going back to this years Napfest cooking up something special, stay tuned for my menu of the day !

salmon with lemons



No-one should

have to cook on their

birthday (or someone elses!).  

Celebrate your birthday in style with a meal cooked especially for you and your guests. 

Grilled Meat


We will soon be hosting BBQs in our beautiful garden at the Whip, please enquire to Book your BBQ event for the summer.

Healthy Salad



Need to brush up on your cookery skills? Ask about my one-to-one cooking classes in your own home, where you can choose what you want to  learn to cook, be it meat perfectly or just adding a few more dishes to your repertoire, I can help.



Package prices include sourcing ingredients, providing tableware (plates, glasses, cutlery) and travel to any location within the Home Counties.

I take bookings by phone and email and could travel to most parts of the UK; please note that travel expenses will be charged for areas further afield.


To find out more and to check prices, please get in touch. 


We loved our meal again on Friday thank you! Loved the guinea fowl - it was so tender and tasty, perfect accompaniments in the beetroot and amazing potato and thyme gratin! Thoroughly enjoyed by us all and the apple tart tatin was delicious too.

"Fantastic from start to finish!! Discussed menu choices and found him very adaptable. The quality of the food was amazing and the presentation even better. Have booked him for my daughters birthday dinner. Thank you"

c. mcKENNA


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