Chef Mark Peters

About Chef Mark Peters

With over 30 years experience as a Chef, I have worked in world-famous Hotels & Michelin Starred restaurants.

In 2011 I decided to launch my company ‘Just Imagine Foods’, a Luxury events company.

I began cooking for regular private clients, talking part in demonstrations & catering consultancy. In 2014 I was a finalist in Essex Chef of the Year.

personal chef for hire

Personal Chef For Hire

My in-home Chef service can be as flexible as you wish. I operate mainly in Essex, Suffolk & London, but also available elsewhere in the UK.

Whether you require a Chef for a special occasion or a personal Chef on a regular basis, I can be of help.

All personal requirements are catered for with total descretion and confidentiality. Long or short term bookings are available.

Private Dining

Private Dining

I pride myself on a bespoke service and consult closely with clients to ensure your special day runs to perfection.

I can cater for numbers ranging from 4 to 20, all in the comfort of your own home or venue of your choosing.

Using the best ingredients & preparing some of the food in my kitchens, I will then transport all to you, cook and serve your meal leaving your kitchen exactly as found.

Corporate Dining

Corporate Dining

This personal service has been designed to ensure your corporate event matches the brand & feel of your company.

High profile clients I have worked with include Aston Martin, Jaguar, Benefit & Thomas Sabo.

Food for Sport

Food for Sport

“Just Imagine Food for Sport” is a luxury fresh food delivery service provided to world class athletes.

The service provides professional athletes with nutritious, high-quality food to enhance their performance.

Descretion and confidentiality is guaranteed at all times. Past ambassadors include international & premiership footballers.

Contact Chef Mark Peters


To book a free consultation or to discuss your personal dining requirements please call me on 07974 197430 or press the 'Contact me' button.

You can also find me on Instagram @chefmarkpeters


Private Dining Events

“Very satisfying to sample your meal. We only wish we were here to have you cook for us more often”

Roy Wonderall and Family

“We really didn’t know what to expect but every expectation was met and exceeded. Such a wonderful evening such amazing food. Every course delicious and so beautifully presented. The wasabi cone was so light and marinated salmon one of my favourite dishes. Could not fault a thing. Well done to Chef Mark Peters and all involved. 

Caroline and Jonathan Burchell.”

Nothing was too much trouble and Mark didn’t mind my constant telephone calls with queries and suggestions. He also spent time going through every detail of my meal to make sure that everything we had was perfect and to our taste. Not only was the food out of this world, the presentation was beautiful. Something I never will forget and cannot wait for the next time!

Gemma Flaherty

A fantastic 6 course meal. The sea bass was especially good. Mark managed everything from start to finish, effortlessly. A real treat for my wife’s 40th birthday. Thank you 

Paul, Julie, Anthony, Claire

What a lovely evening. Such a nice relaxing way to eat and drink in the comfort of your own home. We eat out in London a lot and can confirm that Mark’s cooking is easily on a par with anything we have tasted in a City Restaurant.


Totally amazing experience. Mark was truly amazing and food sublime. A true taste experience. Highly recommend for any events.


Lovely Job, Great ingredients and well cooked and delivered. 

Beluga Ltd is a Fan

Mark has been amazing from agreeing menu, preparing food and serving at our home. We discussed wedding catering plans today too!! Was that good.


Thank you for your time, effort and creativity on my Birthday meal last Thursday. The food was excellent, with some really interesting twists on traditional dishes. Above all of that, your easy manner, cleanliness and attention to detail made it a memorable night for all the family. Can’t wait to see you again over Christmas!

Martin Healy

“I recently celebrated a “special” birthday at one of Grove Cottage’s properties and Mark was recommended to look after our catering needs. We had 18 guests and after consultation with Mark decided upon a buffet style party menu. Mark came back to us with very interesting and delicious dishes to choose from for each course. We spent a long time speaking over the phone ensuring that everything had been thought of and that everyone was being catered for. The party was a great success and everyone commented on how delicious the food was. I felt that Mark was completely in control of the catering side of the evening and very professional which meant I didn’t have to worry about a thing”.

Linda Walker

Following a detailed email conversation in preparation for this meal I knew we were in for a treat as your attention to detail and, on the night, your definitely love of the art of cooking and food was clear.

The whole evening was magic with each course immaculately presented and delicious to taste. The meal was professionally executed and beautifully presented. The combination of excellent surroundings and a nice social ambience during the evening made this special occasion for my wife the highlight of our weekend at The Guildhall.

Karen, Jon, Tracey and Jim – Orpington and Gillingham, KENT. Private dinner for four at Grove Cottage’s The Guildhall, Higham

I recently enjoyed a three course meal cooked by Chef Mark Peters. The ingredients were sourced, prepared, cooked & served by the Chef

& the result was a meal that achieved perfect flavour, colour & taste.

Fran Liggett  Chelmsford.

Private dinner party for 7 at home. Mark’s presentation was fantastic and his timing spot on. Canapes and 3 course meal was delicious and no washing up ! Wonderful food, imaginative and cooked to perfection.  Visually very appealing”.

Sylvia Bacon and Valerie Webb

I recently returned to the U.K to celebrate my mothers  Birthday. My wife and I arranged a cottage and also hired Mark Peters to create a bespoke meal based upon my mothers rather finicky requirements.

My expectations of the meal and Marks professionalism were not only met by surpassed in all areas. The food was as expected from a professional Chef, but the difference was Marks attention to detail and his commitment to our total satisfaction from beginning to end.

Introducing the set courses, describing the preparation and content of the dishes was really something special. My mother was overjoyed and expressed to us this was the best birthday ever! What more could I ask. I can wholeheartedly recommend Mark and would advise anyone who can appreciate great food and excellent customer service to hire Mark.

Just imagine, and Mark will deliver.

Dean Antony Smith ( Customer Service manager, GBS Hewlett Packard, Dalian, P.R.C)

The whole procedure was a dream. Starting with your proactive approach to the food selection and menu. Then being part of the secret and allowing us to sneak you in to the kitchen under cover to get ready for the surprise. Transforming our kitchen into a hub of haute cuisine and cleaning up spotlessly on completion. You even took your rubbish away!

The food was divine and a testament to your provenance.  Having Chloe for service made the evening perfect. A culinary delight in our dining room at impressive value”.

Steve, Galleywood, Essex.

For Pat’s 60th birthday celebration the combination of relaxed in-house dining in an ideal ‘holiday’ cottage and superb food made for a memorable evening for all the 9 people in our family group. Everyone was impressed with the quality and presentation of the food – and, bearing in mind the time and effort involved for Chloe and you (in an unfamiliar kitchen) we were equally impressed with the value of the meal.

Thanks again


“Would like to say a big thank you for the wonderful food and totally professional and friendly service you provided last night. Absolutely fantastic evening, as you probably gathered by the atmosphere. A* service, would highly recommend.. 

Thanks Mark. Kerrie & Steve x”

“I was really pleased with the service Just Imagine Foods provided and would like to pass on my gratitude to you and Luke for a great evening of outstanding food and service. We were all impressed with the quality and freshness of the ingredients, as well as the excellent execution of the dishes. You were very helpful and made planning in the run up to the event as easy and stress free as possible. I eagerly look forward to another occasion when we can use Just Imagine foods again and will not hesitate to recommend you to friends in future.

Kind regards,

Sara T”


Corporate Catering Events

“Chef Mark Peters really made our evening: not only did we have a delicious meal with amazing attention to detail, the surprising twists and additions to each course led to the increased enjoyment of the guests, but I was most impressed by his incredible relaxed and very professional way of working with us and a ‘spot-on’ understanding of what we wanted to get out of this evening.”

Neil Glover 

Marketing and Business Development Manager, Proskauer, London

“From start to finish we had every confidence in the service that Mark Peters and his team provided. The quality of the food was excellent and exquisitely presented by very well turned out and courteous staff.

We would not hesitate to use Just Imagine Foods again at another event.”

Marketing Executive, Grange Aston Martin Brentwood

Wow the food was so tasty. Mark did a demo in our Flagship store opening. He was so organized and the food was out of this world and presented to our customers in a way that you felt you were in a top class restaurant. He also came up with some great ideas for future events. Thanks Mark for the three days in our new store.

Sudhir Trivedi, Wren Kitchens and Bedrooms

“Thank you Mark for providing such a wonderful feast. The flavours of each did were just amazing. We hope to repeat the evening soon.”

Sheila and Allan

“Thank you for a lovely meal. Beautifully balanced food and very enjoyable.”

Margaret and Bill , Christine and Richard

“We would like to thank you an the team at Just Imagine Foods fro providing us with excellent service on the second year of running the catering for our annual school ball. We have both enjoyed working with you on the “Brazilian” themed ball menu, which was executed brilliantly by your Chefs. The canapés were delightful during the Champagne reception and staff very attentive.

All the dinner guests enjoyed the tasty food, which came to the tables in a timely fashion. Chloe was an amazing floor manager. We have received some extremely positive feedback from the guests and will recommend Just Imagine Foods in the future. 

Kate Higgs, Caroline Jamieson, Alleyn Court Preparatory School

We would like to thank you and your team for providing us with such excellent service for our annual PTA summer ball on 22nd June.

As discussed in our brief with you serving hot food from a marquee was never going to be easy task with close to 200 dinner guests with high expectations, it was going to be  challenge!

The menu selection with its “School Dinners” theme came with a risk but you managed to execute it perfectly. It was great to have such a different menu from previous years. The food was delicious and looked amazing!

Kate Higgs, Caroline Jamieson, Alleyn Court Preparatory School

Food for Sport Ambassadors

Having no motivation to cook for one, I wasn't catering to my nutritional needs outside of football. I met with Mark to discuss my requirements and have had nothing but nutritious, well balanced, great tasting food and second to none service ever since. Having my healthy meals delivered saves time, effort and is fantastic value for money. Highly recommended.

James Tarkowski, Burnley Football Club & England International

“Working with Mark is great and very convenient at the same time as it has helped me improve my fitness levels.”

Martin Olsson, Norwich City Football Club and Swedish International

Amazing service & exceptional food. I met with Mark to discuss getting extra out of my food and he has not failed to deliver. He has tailor made my dinners, specifically for my footballing needs in nutrition. It’s easy, quick, healthy and tastes great. Highly recommend Mark as a personal chef to anyone.

Alan McCormack, Brentford Football Club

Mark’s food tastes great and is tailored specifically for my needs, which has meant that I am getting a good, well-balanced healthy diet.

Marcus Olsson, Derby County Football Club & Swedish International

“Mark’s food offer at Just Imagine Food for Sport is tasty, nutritious and extremely convenient as the meals came with reheating instructions and a 24hr “chef line” direct to Mark. I would not hesitate in recommending Mark and Food for Sport to any Athletes looking for increased performance and looking for a luxury convenient meal service”

Matthew Etherington, Ex Tottenham, West Ham Utd & Stoke City Football Club


Pop up Restaurant Events

Fantastic evening particularly enjoyed the sea bass and the salmon…lovely food Thank you. 

Sarah and Andy Howard

Thank you for a really enjoyable meal. Some fantastic food in a brilliant location. Can’t wait for the next one. 

Jon and Alex

A most enjoyable evening with good company and marvelous food in a relaxed environment. 

Graham and Francis 

Very many thanks Mark for another fabulous meal. We had a superb evening and will look forward to the next one.

 Jenny and Derek.

I know all the superlatives have been trotted out many times but you’ve done a terrific job with the barns and the meal was delicious. So nice to have a really imaginative meal in a relaxed atmosphere without feeling uncomfortably full at the end and no driving home. It would appear that you have cast your magic over everyone in our party, as we’d all like to return one day! 

Frances, on behalf of all of us x

Thank you Carl & Mark once again for your fantastic hospitality, wonderful barns and superb food, ‘Pop Up’ style! We loved it all and hope to see you soon. 

Fran & Mark x

What a fabulous way to spend a Sunday. Food was incredible – so many flavours and looked fantastic. Thank you so much. 

Lucy & Michela

A wonderful Sunday lunch, the pork was to die for – all in all a beautiful subtle blend, leaving us with a nice contented warm feeling! Thank you. 

Tony & Kathy

Surprise birthday lunch at Woodfarm Barns. Food excellent, served in a Grade two-listed cottage. Wonderful day. 

Sheila & Colin

A perfect way to spend my birthday. Superb seven courses in a relaxed atmosphere. Thank you! 

Mark & Family

“Thank you for a wonderful evening. We fully enjoyed and appreciated the imagination that went into the menu. We particularly enjoyed the sea bass and oyster course. “

Sara & Karl

“We have had a wonderful evening and particularly enjoyed the sea bass and blood orange sorbet.” 

Anne & Alan

“What a fabulous night – fantastic food, great company and a beautiful setting. Thank you so much “– 


“What a lovely meal we’ve had. A great selection of local produce, presented in a modern way. Thoroughly delicious “

Helen, Peter, Tony & Angela

Thanks for the warm welcome and delicious food, we will be back! We liked the principle of a set menu and liked everything on it. Imaginative combinations such as apple with the ham, duck with smoked water melon (a first for us) and raspberry coulis to offset the sweetness of the white chocolate cream” 

Chris & Caroline

“The best food ever! Relaxed, rustic country setting, combined with amazing food ideas, perfectly executed. Thank you so much for letting us in on it. Don’t tell too many people!”

Doreen & Stephen

“Best food ever!!” 



Chef Consultancy 

Many thanks for helping us with the product development and recipes for the new menu. You interpreted the brief perfectly and we are delighted with new items to be used in the new season’s menu. I love all of them but the Juniper Cured Sea Trout Foccaccia and Chickpea, Apricot & Ricotta Filo are I’m sure going to be particular hits with our clients.

Hugh Walker, Managing Director, Eden Caterers, London

Thank you Mark for contributing to our menu development over recent months. The new suppliers

You have introduced are of a high standard and have been very responsive to our requirements.

We look forward to working with you to develop our Autumnal menus and the many large events planned for the end of this year.

Heather Gilbert, Managing Director, Fizz