WHO AM I?

After finishing university and spending an uninspiring eighteen months as a policy analyst, I decided life in an office wasn't for me.

In the space of a week, I quit my job, signed up to Westminster catering college and found work in a restaurant kitchen.
That was 15 years ago.

Ten years of cooking my way around London (and a year in Paris) allowed me to work with some truly amazing people in some fantastic venues, and over the last few years I've been consulting with restaurants and event caterers across the UK and Europe.

I have more than a passing interest in wine. I hold the WSET level 3 award in wines and spirits, and in 2012 was awarded the Magnum d'Or by the Champagne Academy.

  • We had a very short time to create a world-class menu for a prestigious event for Ritz Carlton, GQ and Vogue. I contacted Rob Wade with the brief: miniature dishes with serious wow-factor, all matched to the scenes we would be narrating for our guests. He not only delivered on the menu, but managed the cooking, the logistics and personally delivered the food for all five nights of the event. Some of the biggest names in media attended and were all just blown away by the incredible flavours and beautiful appearance of the dishes.
    — Adam Day-Lewin, Creative Director, Conde Nast Digital
  • By working with Rob Wade, we have significantly raised the standard of the food we serve in the AliKats Mountain Holidays’ chalets. He has helped us to refine our menus with both general advice and practical solutions for specific dishes. He has also provided invaluable assistance in planning and delivering two food events for us this year. This was an area in which we had no experience and yet felt confident undertaking with his guidance. Rob has the ability to think of every angle and present inspired yet often simple solutions which are the result of his vast experience and complete competence with everything food and wine related.
    — Kathryn Judge, Head chef and co-owner, Alikats Mountain Holidays
  • We contacted Rob as we wanted to be sure that all elements of the food, drink and service were absolutely perfect on the day. Our caterers were good, but we felt pushed towards their set menus, and they were busy with so many other jobs…Rob worked with us to design a fantastic menu, and did all the work in the background to make sure that we got exactly what we wanted on the day, and that everything went perfectly smoothly.
    — Lauren, London
  • Rob provided clear and expert advice to us when we were planning the catering for our wedding. He advised on volumes, budgets, menus, suppliers and logistics. With his help we got an amazing food and drink experience to an exacting budget
    — Andrew and Kate, Hampshire
  • Rob is patient, knowledgeable, generous, affirming...a great experience all round.
    — Sarah Lloyd-Hughes, London
  • From our first meeting with Rob we were impressed with how he listened to what we wanted, the ideas he presented and his obvious expertise. On the day this translated into a really successful event, the food was fantastic and we had a room full of happy guests. Rob and his team were professional, approachable, easy going and extremely talented. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rob and am looking forward to working with him again at a future event.
    — Andy Williams, Commercial Director, London