Darren has been involved in hospitality for 20 years starting within a family run night club, to then assisting with management across the Birmingham bar and club scene…followed closely working with a nationwide reputable pub company.

At 25 a slight change in direction he took a new role as a trainee chef in a 2 rosette restaurant in Birmingham, followed by a stint in a 1 michelin star which both set the roots and excitement for food. With various spells in kitchens across Europe and starting a small family he then started the Illustrated Chef bbq company offering high end barbecue events in and around London. This allowed him to sub contract for award winning event companies in the capital cooking for industry peers, members of parliament, music artists, film stars and even the queen.

Even though the Illustrated chef has held it’s own for the last 10 years I felt with the changing of the times , the change in food and theatre surrounding, that we could offer more. To let creativity and passion flow, one off events that wow and overall become a platform to let imagination flourish.