Tessa's Kitchen in Provence




I am an experienced and versatile- professional chef either working on my own or with my capable team.

I have travelled widely, and reaped the rewards of many diverse and interesting international cuisines. I have enhanced my recipes with new and exotic flavours to enrich my training in French Classical Cuisine. I might use lemon grass in my bouillabaisse, or serve a creamy tomato soup that embraces a hot and fiery guacamole.


I live and work in The South of France, although I am often hired to work abroad, which I am happy to do.


You can hire me for:


  •  a lunch or dinner, for one night, a week or a month or two


  •  a buffet or barbecue


  •   wedding reception or private party


  •  casual or fine dining


  • you can even book me for cooking classes for a day or more at your home


For large numbers I work with a team of professional staff and Patrice the best Maitre D' in the area!


Tessa’s Kitchen can organise your event from start to finish; from planning the menu, the food shopping and preparation to laying the table and flower arranging. We can also help with selecting the wine that will work best with your menu and even with organising a band, a fire work display or other entertainment. Whatever your event maybe, your kitchen will be left as clean and sparkling as we found it.


I work closely with my clients to meet all your requirements leaving you free to enjoy yourselves in a stress free environment and assured that you will have a delightful event and a delicious meal.


A few quotes from happy clients:


Michael Noble: ‘Your food is worth 2 Michelin Stars and if I could give them to you I would’


Helen and Dick Porter: ‘ Tessa has cooked for us for many years, her knowledge of Provencal cooking and French cooking in general is extraordinary. She has prepared countless healthy, well-balanced and delicious meals for us. We all adore her!'




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