daniaal awais-dean


"I can't speak more highly of the experience we had with Halima. From planning our menu before the event to the cooking and presentation, everything was first class and I would have no doubt in hiring her again for a special event. First class service and a wonderful chef and person!"

Scored Halima 4 out of 4 for food taste, food presentation, chef professionalism, overall experience and event score.

Jenni sherman


"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the meal you cooked for the Hen party, the food was creative, looked amazing and tasted incredible, the whole party was very impressed and commented that it was worth every penny!! The service you provided from initial contact, tailoring the menu to personal requirements, right through to tidying away on the night was first class and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to family and friends. I would love for you to cook for us again and hope that opportunity will arise! Thanks again Jenni."

Juliet Raperport


Associate at Oliver Wyman

"Halima catered a fantastic dinner party for 18 guests. She worked very hard to make sure every detail was perfect, catered to all dietary requirements and the night was a huge success. The food was delicious and was enjoyed by all. I would certainly recommend Halima to others."

Vincent Bauhaus - ten Bouwhuis


Founder and Chairman of VBM Inc. Global Ministry

"I would most certainly recommend Halima to anyone, because she is an outstandingly great master chef!"



"Fabulous! The food was ALL completely delicious, full of wonderful flavors and yet surprisingly light. Halima even made a surprise birthday cake for my son. She is a warm, friendly lady with whom we felt very comfortable with.  She was extremely patient and encouraging with our 6 year old grandson who was "helping" her prepare the canapés! I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone."



"Halima is a wonderful and brilliant chef. She was a fascinating person too with some excellent experience."



"Hello thank you so much for the service that the chef and butler provided! It was a fantastic surprise for the bride! The food was sublime and the chef Halima was professional but good fun! Thanks again."



"...All meals were delicious and Halima has particularly strong skills in Middle Eastern recipes making the best Hummus any of us have ever tasted. She is extremely hardworking and an absolute pleasure to have around."



"Halima planned, prepared and cooked an absolutely superb Christmas dinner for my large extended family on Christmas day 2016 and we could not sing her praises highly enough.  The detail and care which went into the planning of the meal were exceptional. Halima then cooked a superb range of dishes, in fairly challenigng circumstances, catering for everyone from those who prefer finer dining through to children with simpler tastes.

I cannot recommend Halima highly enough. She is a superb chef and a delightful person."




"I highly recommend Halima. She made my husband's 40th birthday dinner stress free and enjoyable.  We were able to attend to our guests and eat fabulous food that catered to our dietary requirements.  She was very easy to communicate with, and is full of innovative ideas that make your event/party special, unique and bespoke.  

Halima cooked exceptional food, worked beautifully to accommodate our particular requests and helped clean & tidy up at the end of our evening."


sue & kenny


"Halima, once again, a huge thank you for a truly amazing meal on Saturday.  Our guests thoroughly enjoyed it and the favourite, with no doubt whatsoever, was the salmon and noodles.  Mum and I were both fascinated and in awe of how you did it all!

An evening to be remembered."


Jo & wayne


"What an experience!! The food was absolutely outstanding.  Halima and her waitresses worked wonderfully to make this whole evening one to remember.  We did not have to ask for anything.  Drinks were served and topped up accordingly.  

We look forward to inviting Tailored Taste into our home again soon.

We highly recommend Halima's fun, friendly, personable attitude and highly trained expertise to anyone."


Gemma Daniels via


"Halima was an extremely professional and polished chef who served up delicious and wonderfully presented food to all 10 guests helping us relax and enjoy the evening. Halima accommodated all our requirements and all the guests commented on how tasty every single dish was, including our young children who loved the steak most of all, something they have never said about my cooking!"


NEIL aitkin


"Many thanks for all your efforts on Saturday night.  I think I can safely say that everyone just loved the evening....from the bright and imaginative cocktails at the start through to the array of special desserts that you produced.  Your creativity and inventiveness shone through and the presentation, the colours, and the wonderful flavours of what you prepared really wowed us.  Indeed the sharing platters, as starters, were so simple in idea yet so cleverly done and amazingly presented with some fantastic taste sensations – I could have just feasted on them alone!  In addition your waiting staff were great – attentive and yet not overbearing - and they kept both the wine and the food flowing in just the right measure.

In summary, we could not have wanted more from our special evening and thank you so much for making it happen in such a memorable way.  Once again thank you (and the girls) for all your efforts and your superb food presentation on Saturday."




"Amazing food & service from Halima.  Vegan food for a lot of non-vegans and we all loved it!  What a talented chef. Thank you."


Sarah Ayling


"Halima provided a wonderful service from start to finish – from our initial conversation I immediately understood Halima’s passion for food, service and attention to detail!  Halima is not only a fantastic chef, but has a lovely energy and is great to be around.  Our hen party loved having her cook for us, as she immersed herself in the evening without being intrusive, just blending in seamlessly.  Our party particularly loved the “story” Halima gave us as each dish was presented, with inspiration behind the dish and where the food and ingredients were sourced from.  Fantastic value for money and a wonderful experience, I would very much recommend Halima and really hope we work together in the future!"




"I just wanted to thank you for everything you did for Pauls 50th Birthday Dinner party in August.

 Everything was perfect and you instilled me with confidence from our initial discussions, your menu advice and attention to detail. Each course was packed full of amazing, memorable flavours and beautifully presented and decorated with gorgeous edible flowers, even the gin and elderflower cocktails!

 Our guests were totally impressed by your calm presence and how exceptionally clean and tidy the kitchen was at the end of the evening!  I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of dining in our own home I would definitely love to book another evening when the opportunity arises. The evening was extra special because as you enabled us to enjoy excellent food, wine and company of close friends, completely stress free!

 Many thanks for all your hard work and I hope you continue to be inspired by your travels.

I will definitely recommend booking Tailored Taste to anyone is looking for a high quality dining experience, and I look forward to contacting you again in the future."


Halima with Jane and Paul Mugglestone

Halima with Jane and Paul Mugglestone



"Halima planned a hugely enjoyable and adventurous meal for our celebration.  Before the dinner party, we spoke on the phone about the kinds of foods we'd like, and Halima came up with some great ideas.  She excelled with an amazing range of middle eastern flavours and dishes, and on the night she was at home with younger and older guests alike.  An unforgettable evening - thank you!"