We cater to a diverse range of clients much like food we create. Our clients adore our vibrant food, stylish presentation & our friendly yet attentive service. We prefer the old fashion word of mouth recommendation & have established a solid reputation amongst our locals & also within the celebrity & royal circles too.
Our recent testimonials from clients during lockdown has meant so much to us, especially in a time where our food & what we curate was needed the most. But don't just take our word for it, here are a few words from our lovely clients.
I have worked in collaboration with Saima and The Hampstead Kitchen team to produce quite stunning showcase events in our shop to our clients as part of food and wine tasting sessions.
Saima’s food is a unique showstopper, demonstrating extraordinary culinary and presentational skills. Our clients rave about these events and I have had no hesitation in referring clients from our shop to The Hampstead Kitchen for their own private and corporate functions when we have not been able to satisfy their brief.
The Hampstead Kitchen is my number one caterer of choice and I've booked them for various dinner parties, cookery demonstrations and also a lunch for 30 and have always been thrilled with the results. The food is without fail plentiful, tasty and vibrant, presentation is colourful and relaxed and the staff always friendly and able. Saima and her team breeze into your home, prepare a wonderful feast without any hassle and afterwards leave with your kitchen spotless and your guests begging for the contact details of this culinary Mary Poppins.
We belong to a large international business organisation and after attending Saima's enthusiastic and inspiring cookery demonstration many of the members are now booking The Hampstead Kitchen for their own parties.
The food was absolutely delicious, and we were very impressed by your organizational skills. You had everything going in no time, and ran a fantastic service throughout the night. We had many positive comments about the food and the service from our friends and family and we were really happy we chose you.
If that's ok we will be coming back to you to help us arrange some dinner nights for our friends in the coming weeks/months. We would really like to try some more of your tasty food in a more calm environment!
Saima and her team were so brilliant and made throwing the party very relaxing for me. I cannot recommend them enough!
Tasty, imaginative and colourful food. Professional yet personal service. Guests were commenting more on the food than my dress - says it all :-)
We wanted to thank you SO MUCH for providing such beautiful food for the party. People did not stop complimenting us on how delicious it tasted and how wonderfully presented it was.
You and your staff were gorgeous to have around - you really looked after our guests, and in particular Imogen and me! Thank you also for all that tidying away, and leaving the food looking lovely (guess what - it all got eaten!).
We will recommend you on to all friends, and will definitely ask you again for any event in the future.
I engaged Saima / The Hampstead Kitchen for a very special Summer garden party with family and friends. Having worked in hospitality for more than 20 years, I’m very particular when it comes to entertaining.
Saima and I brainstormed my event and she created the perfect solution during our first conversation. They took care of every detail and the love and care they put into my event removed all stress so I could focus on the other elements of the party.
Saima guided me along the way with important things like what time to serve, how to communicate with my guests in advance, the best options for kids and the overall presentation.
On the day of the party, Saima handled everything and I was able to enjoy hosting my guests. The dinner was a beautiful unveiling and the highlight of my party! What made this so special was that Saima treated this event as if it were her own. It felt like a family affair and my guests are still raving about the fabulous food.
In summary, I’d unequivocally recommend The Hampstead Kitchen to anyone that wants to create a very special event with extraordinary personalised service and the best food in London. It was an absolute joy to work with Saima and her amazing team!
I had not sampled Saima’s food but just heard about it from friends at work. At the time I was looking for a private chef that would do middle eastern home cooked food for a weekend trip in Monaco with friends. I left all the details to Saima to organise, but added I wanted a huge feast on the last day.
She asked a few questions and took care of the rest. The variety, the presentation, the taste and timeliness of all meals was duly noted by all my guests. There was something for people who were on non carb diets, vegetarian and for the pure meat eaters. Cooking for 20 people 3 times a day for 3 days was quite a task, but Saima did this with such ease and comfort, she was a joy to have a around and very flexible. We now use her for both our private & business events.
I want to thank you for making my 70th birthday so special. I knew Neil had a surprise planned but I thought I was joining the extended family for lunch some where. In the event what happened was so much better and much more special. The food was stunning. I have never seen my grandchildren eat so much and they are now demanding lamb cooked in the same way again as soon as possible. One of them has now firmly turned her back on five years of vegetarianism.
I find it difficult to say which of the dishes I enjoyed most. I delight in subtly flavoured food and every dish delivered. I also enjoy food that is beautifully presented and you provided a wonderful feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. As a result of popular demand I think I might before too long make an attempt to cook the lamb and the Booraniyeh Esfenaj. I hope I can manage at least an approximation of what you produced.
Thank you as well for the manner in which you and your colleague managed the whole event. Your warmth and friendliness, as well as your efficiency were a great addition to the occasion.
Neil and I enjoyed a second lengthy and leisurely feast of the leftovers on Monday when we had something else to celebrate. So thank you again Saima for a very special event. Needless to say I will be recommending Hampstead Kitchen to everyone.
Speaking personally, I absolutely loved the dinner - the food, the presentation, the hands-on-and-pass-it-around-informality, and you sharing your story with everyone. Very keen to work with you again.
What can I say other than a massive thank you for the fabulous food and service you provided yesterday!
We all had such a great day and absolutely loved your food-everyone really enjoyed it and said how delicious it was. Another friend popped by later and polished off the rest of the food!
Thank you SO much. I am really grateful for all your help and kindness in making my big birthday celebration such a special one.
Many many thanks for our Mezze dinner gift with Saima at the Hampstead Kitchen, which we enjoyed last night was a real treat and we're already discussing booking her again.
A big thank you for organizing a lovely evening at such short notice! The food was a delicious selection of Persian cuisine and the service was impeccable.
Everything was taken care even though the venue did not have a kitchen so we could enjoy a great evening with friends! Again a big thank you and I look forward to next time!
Saima prepared a tailored menu for the evening, even providing a few extras for our young child. In all honesty, my wife was a little sceptical about having a ‘group’ in our kitchen, but to my surprise Saima herself came and took care of everything for the evening. From preparing the fresh, delicious food, to setting and serving, as well as cleaning up, she provided a memorable evening for the whole family. Even our son joined in as her ‘sous’ chef, which provided my wife and I with some rare time to sit and enjoy an evening prior to dinner. All of the food was great and the taste and quantity was superb. In the end, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening.
It was nice to find a local chef with a unique variety of local food sources and I am eager to ‘find’ an occasion to call on the Hampstead Kitchen to provide another surreal evening.
I wanted to thank you so much for making our evening so special! Everyone loved your delicious food and we could have listened to your stories all night!I couldn’t believe how immaculate everything was after you had left! No clearing up for me! Thank you for that!.
Just a quick note to say thank you to you and the team for making Saturday run so smoothly. Quite a number of comments on how great the food was, and the very slick staff, so thanks again. No doubt we’ll be in touch before the 50th..
What a pleasure it was to meet you. You are gorgeous in every respect! Saima your charm and presentation of food created a delightful interlude and we look forward to joining you again.
How impossible is it to have a surprise birthday party for your wife in her own home? ALMOST impossible but not if you have retained the Hampstead Kitchen You were great to work with in the planning and putting up with my worries… and then we come to the main event.
Thanks for throwing Diane and me out of the kitchen and thanks for being sooooo friendly with our guests. The atmosphere that your food and personality created made the evening even more special.
I must be a genius for having found you!Thanks again
I just wanted to email to thank you and your lovely team for all their support last night. The food was wonderful, we had so many compliments and it was beautifully presented. Will had an amazing 50th made all the more memorable by the Hampstead Kitchen. With gratitude and huge appreciation..
The Hampstead Kitchen, led by the ever smiling and wonderful Saima, produces unique, colourful and delicious food which is guaranteed to be a highlight of any event.
Thank you so much for the fantastic event you helped us to create. The food was a great success, many have commented on it. It looked beautiful and tasted very good indeed.
Thank you for being such a calm and sensible influence. I am very pleased I had the party and of course asked you cater my special birthday.
The Hampstead Kitchen....what can I say. It must be gaining a reputation as a bastion of food innovation. I don't doubt that for a bit. I had an impromptu dinner and Saima who is pure magic, came up with a menu for 20 people which went down like a house on fire.
They're were left overs, and it was a delight to have Saima present throughout taking care of everyone and everything.
Thank you so much for all your hard work last night. it was wonderful to have such delicious food prepared, served in the comfort of our home and cleared away. The food was amazing and we had so many compliments on it.
It was impossible for us to close the evening without sending you a note to say how truly wonderful the evening was – the food was beyond doubt the best we have eaten for a very long time thank you for making Elise’s birthday such a fantastic culinary experience.
We would also like to use The Hampstead Kitchen again and as a present to friends.
Thank you again for the delicious buffet. It was perfect for the occasion and went down fantastically well with everyone. I hope the rest of your day was as much of a success.
Looking forward to the next time we might be able to use The Hampstead Kitchen again!
Saima, we were very pleased with the whole arrangement. The food was amazing, the service was impeccable, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. You and assistant took over the kitchen and "kept us totally out of it". We did not have to worry about anything. Everything was timely and the delivery was always with a great smile.
Having never met you or even tasted your food, we went ahead with you on total trust and it was fantastic. You became part of the family and the auntijis and uncles" all loved it. I am pleased you felt at home and warmly welcome to our house. Bhanu, as the head chef of our household, would not have it any other way.
Saima and her team made my Mum's 60th birthday celebration a truly special occasion. The food was fabulous and every thank you card I have received has mentioned the delicious food! I couldn't recommend them highly enough
You did an 'amazing' job !! Thank you ! The food was a huge success, and everyone was absolutely overwhelmed by the way it was presented and, of course, tasted. I will definitely be calling you for any future events. Also, really appreciate you taking care of the kitchen overall. It was in pristine condition.
Many thanks for the WPO dinner. As you could tell from all the lively conversation and festive mood it all went very well. Thanks yet again for your delicious selection of goodies. It is always a treat to indulge in your wonderful fare.
We were thrilled with our wedding day, the food, the presentation was a blast, Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely and we couldn't have asked for more.
Our sincere thanks to you for your hard work. Please pass on our appreciation to your team!
Saima and team produced a Persian Mezze Banquet for my birthday party . The smoked baby chicken with saffron & toasted almonds was delicious as was the slow cooked lamb in garlic and mint was a real crowd pleaser but the star of the show was the pan roasted sea bass (cooked to order ! no mean feat given we had 60+ people.
A big thanks to Hampstead Kitchen team - who made a good party a night to remember !
The food was delicious for our special staff lunch of 75. We will definitely look to use you again.
Just to say thank you for a terrific dinner party last night. Your efficiency and ease with which you did everything was marvelous and the way you found everything without help was so impressive. The food was spectacular, both in taste and look and was truly a feast. A lovely event for us.
We would like to make another dinner soon and I hope you would be happy to do it.
Again, many thanks
There are no words to express my gratitude so do know that when I say thank you it comes from the most deepest part of my heart.
Thank you for the happiness given to both my parents Thank you for allowing my dad to relive the taste of his home country.
Thank you for making another day into a memorable day. Thank you for your generosity and kind spirit.
Thank you for a wonderful evening, our guests loved the food, and we would really love to hire you again for both our personal & business events, Thanks
Thanks for a brilliant day on Sunday. The food was divine, I've had so many compliments. Everyone was amazed by the colour, presentation and taste.
Thanks for everything
Thank you so much for your delicious food at the Bar Mitzvah, relaxed manner and attention to detail. We were euphoric with everything, and all our guests said how delicious it all was. We will of course think of you in the future.
wanted to thank you and everyone at Hampstead Kitchen for making the night such a wonderful experience. Everyone really enjoyed the food, I keep thinking about all the dips, the tasty chicken and the baklavas… yum! It was so nice having you there and everything was arranged extremely professionally and smoothly, and I really appreciated having you there as the Founder. What you do is incredible and I hope we can ‘work together’ again in the future. I’m also very happy to hear you liked the space and company. .
Congratulations for your commitment, your passion and all the great projects you give time to.
The service was excellent, super professional, kind and discreet and you did an outstanding job.
I would definitely love to do it again! I will write to Michele Hyman at Bfami and will make sure I spread the word!
Thank you so much for all your hard work last night. The food was amazing and we had so many compliments on it. Having the dinner in the comfort of our home and cleared away!
This was my first experience using The Hampstead Kitchen and I was beyond impressed by their passion and flare for what they do. Saima and her team delivered the most beautiful lunch for my mother’s 60th birthday party. From start to finish they were professional, organised and a simple pleasure to work with. The food was so fresh, innovative, flavoursome and wonderfully presented. Nearly all our guests were going up for second servings!
Saima was in total control of the entire day which meant I didn’t have to lift a finger! I cannot recommend The Hampstead Kitchen enough and I will certainly be using them again for future parties and banquets. .
From the moment guests arrived glasses were topped up with champagne, then with wine over dinner. Fantastic! And the food.... My favourite was the lamb. The food was delicious and very well presented. I am so glad I found the Hampstead Kitchen. It allowed me to have the best party I have ever had at home!
Looking forward to working with you again
We are so pleased that we had Saima cater our 14 person dinner party at our flat! She was able to accommodate many different dietary restrictions and create beautifully presented and delicious dishes!
We received so many positive comments from our guests about the amazing food and exceptional service! Saima was accompanied by her assistant who was extremely attentive, professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We would highly recommend this fantastic team for any event and will certainly be asking them back!!
The food was amazing - unpretentious delicious food with style that brought together people from all walks of life! Never have I been to a wedding where almost every guest mentioned how much they loved the food. The guests are still raving about it! I had a second serving despite wearing a tight wedding dress - which Saima was more than happy to oblige.
The service was seamless and was completely in the style of our wedding. The team were flexible, thought on their feet whatever the weather or set up brought. The set up of the bar outside was wonderful! Organising the catering was the least stressful part of our wedding and Saima's attitude was 'we can handle anything'.
Saima, thank you for everything, from the bottom of our hearts. Thoughtful as ever - even to send out a good luck text on our wedding day! We've been collecting clippings from magazines that you have been appearing which will go into a wedding keepsakes box. We are very proud that you were happy to provide us with your support and services.
Just trust me, Saima and the Hampstead Kitchen - outstanding food, outstanding service from the heart!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Thank you for the most special evening.Your food was truly delicious and your stories equally inspiring. From the incredible lamb to the Obama dip it was a real treat! We all left with our stomachs much heavier but our pockets slightly lighter in aid of Serena and UNICEF's great initiative.
All in all, a really great evening and we hope to do something similar in the near future.
Looking forward to leftovers for dinner this evening - that is unless my brothers beat me to it!
Saima was incredibly contactable throughout the organising process and made great suggestions with the menu. Everyone loved the food and I would definitely recommend the Persian Banquet to anyone looking for a social dinner party!
Thank YOU. gorgeous food as always and beautifully presented. Such a pleasure to work with you agin for our Colour Wokshops! Excited for the next one xxx
Thank you so much for the dinner party - it was great. The food, service and presentation was amazing and I’m in awe of your ability to have so many things going on and keep in control and calm!
Thank you for your email and thank you so much for last Sunday. It was wonderful to have you cater for Edith's special day. Everyone said how delicious the food was and the service was just perfect. We could immediately relax and know that we were in very good hands. You thought of everything and it was such a lovely level of service to create the relaxed atmosphere that we wanted so that all our friends and family had a fantastic afternoon.
And, yes, thank you for thinking of me with the leftovers, I really enjoyed them that evening when the children were in bed and all was peaceful!
Thank you again
Thank you, thank you, thank you...
As far as the food, presentation and your service, it was outstanding. Our guests raved about the food, especially the lamb dish. We were very, very happy with the outcome. So a big thanks to you and your team.
Saima is very inspiring woman. She is always positive and full of ideas where your business could lead. She helped us to build our self-confidence which is really important in every situation. We used to talk a lot about what we want to do for living and what makes us happy. I have to say she was the right person who encouraged us to step out of our comfortable zone and do something big. And everyone needs someone who pushes you (a little bit) forward. :-) I am so grateful!! Thank you Sai
We always feel inspired when meeting Saima. She has such a drive and passion for business and she passes it to us. When you are with her you know you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it. Saima tirelessly comes with great ideas how to achieve it.
Saima was a great support when we were starting out in private catered events. Although she’s has many high-end clients, Saima is clearly a supporter of social causes and dedicated her time, advice and energy to the organisation on a pro bono basis. She channelled her know-how into helping us build our private events package, deliver operationally and offered advice on maximising revenue streams and fundraising opportunities. A real asset!
I contacted Saima for advice when I was trying to develop a brand identity for my floristry business. I was really struggling with a name that captured what I wanted my business to be about.
Saima got instantly what I was trying to create and helped me from developing a brand concept to name, logo ideas and style. She really help me understand and identify who my customers were, whilst having the confidence to being true to myself.
Saima has creativity flair, style, and her knowledge of branding, tips and recommendations of people to use in the industry is invaluable.
Having met Saima by chance a couple of years ago, it became obvious that our paths were destined to cross. Her work ethic and know how is simply mind blowing. After being invited to join forces to support the Grenfell Tower victims, we were absolutely humbled by her professionalism. Saima guided us through the process and empowered us into what we wanted to offer as part of our cafe experience but just didn’t know how to be a great caterer for private events. Her business mentoring has empowered us to serve our clients better and be true to our brand. Saima is one person we’d trust more to guide us through catering for our private events. Without Saima’s encouragement, we truly would not know where to begin. If you’re looking for someone to show you the in’s and out’s of our great food industry, look no further. Our business has evolved a lot in just a short few months and thanks to her we are able to secure multiple private events every month in addition to running our deli/cafe.
Saima will grasp your strength and help you shine, she will show you the path to gaining an audience, and most importantly, to keep it, maintain it and nourish it. We have now monthly meetings where we review our brand goals, objectives & strategies and have the structure to achieve them.
Saima have never failed us and we can safely say that she has provided us with tools and the right audience/clients we never knew we could serve before meeting her. We have pure gratitude for her.
Saima helped advise us on our website and branding for our organic olive oil company All about the Olive.
She helped us with our website content, develop our story and social media.
She has a real creative eye and had loads of tricks and tips on everything from social media to apps to marketing materials. Thank you Saima! X
Saima is a woman of great vision and exudes confidence and clarity in her thinking. When I made the decision to make the journey from my Banking career into setting up my own brand, I had the pleasure of many insightful conversations with Saima, who has made that journey herself. Saima’a advice provided me with great nuggets to support my mind-set in making the transition from a full time career into the world of the entrepreneur. Saima’s own journey through The Hampstead Kitchen is an inspiration in its own right and to witness the growth of her brand over the years is a phenomenal testimony to her capabilities.
Saima was such a great help in setting up the details of my first supper club. Not only did she help me find the right venue and suppliers, but she also gave me precious advice on the day of the event and contributed to make it a great success. Her calm, beautiful personality and endless creativity definitely made everything easier. Thank you Saima!