Established at the Forefront of Fine Dining

Developed by Foodies, for Foodies

Working on the elite spectrum of hospitality demands the highest standards. You must share your client’s passion for fine dining. At Harper Chef Specialists we consider ourselves true foodies, taking every opportunity to dine out for research and to discover new food trends, flavour combinations and the fresh and ever changing fashion of presentation. Working with us, you will get a feel for our passion matched only by experience. Everybody is different and it is important to us to get it right for you and our chefs to have the best rapport possible.

To hear how this passion manifests in our work at Harper Chef Specialists, enquire for a chef suited to your needs. Our chefs have extensive knowledge of classic and evolving trends and we would be excited to work with you.

Recruit on Skill, Retain on Personality

You simply cannot put a price on the bond between a chef, household staff and the client. At Harper Chef Specialists we believe a contract is only as durable as the relationship it is built upon. For this reason, all of our chefs are recruited on calibre, and retained for their professionalism and approachable temperament.

At Harper Chef Specialists, professionalism means something more than culinary expertise alone. Our chefs are selected to be as comfortable in the company of guests as they are their peers in the kitchen. Naturally, a private chef will work extremely closely with you and your family and friends, in your homes, at your holiday villa or upon your yacht, so we understand the need for excellent communication skills and personality. Our concept and approach means that all Harper chefs are thoroughly interviewed in person, resulting in only the most personable and unassuming to join the team.

Extensive Culinary Experience

Having spent over a decade in top kitchens including award winning restaurants, Dean has also held senior chef positions in premium hotels and on private yachts. As a private chef he has served premiership footballers, Hollywood actors and London high society.

In 2012 Dean wanted to bring his fine dining practice to a domestic setting and began personal chef service Dean Harper Fine Dining. What began as a few upscale fine dining private dinner parties, rapidly developed into a full-service fine dining company recognised for luxurious cuisine and outstanding customer service. Whilst working full-time in a private household, Dean gained in-depth knowledge and expertise of the private chef profession. As a result of this, Dean and Michelle formed Harper Chef Specialists, founded on an established reputation and network of collaborators.



Source your chef for a temporary or permanent role, or even a one-off occasion. We invite butlers and house managers for a call to discuss your client or guest needs. Working collaboratively with Harper Chef Specialists will give you extra space to manage your client’s arrangements, whilst your Harper Chef prepares mouth watering meals.


Are you a Yacht Manager or Butler with a vacation brief from your client? Request an exclusive chef for your client’s yacht, villa or chalet. Working with Harper Chef Specialists means you and your client needn’t step foot in the kitchen or have to think about those early markets. All of these considerations are left to your chef who will source and prepare a range of international cuisine and tailor their menus to suit taste and dietary requirements.


Having spent a career in the company of fine dining enthusiasts we understand that reputation means everything. If your client seeks to impress potential investors or board directors, or perhaps simply require planning and preparation of a fine dining menu for a personal event, then our team of elite chefs will answer your brief.