''Joshua Todd provided private chef services on an “on request” basis for Touch of Spice.

Touch of Spice are representatives for a selection of luxury villas throughout Queenstown and we offer full concierge services for guests booking these properties. One service we offer is that of a private in villa chef which is where Joshua assisted us on occasion. When required his partner assisted with service requirements for meals. 

We found Josh to be very responsive when we were requesting availability and in providing menu selections for guests to choose from. It was no problem for dietary requirements to be met when requested by clients. 

The feedback we received from our clients was always positive and the properties were left in excellent condition once he had completed service at the end of the evening.''   

Nicola Burton


''We booked Josh to cook and for a private function for family friends, he provided a wonderful 5 course meal including canapés which went down great as well as a perfectly timed full service. Josh brought his own selection of wine which he recommended would go with the food which was great, thanks to Josh this has to be the most relaxing dinner party I've ever hosted, once again many thanks to Josh and his maître d'."

Lynne Lolley & Andrew Robbins

"My family and I were fortunate enough to have Josh Todd as our chef in a catered chalet in Baqueira, Spain.

He produced this on a daily basis for breakfast and dinner, he also produced cakes and biscuits for afternoon tea and canapés for pre dinner treats.

During our stay, Josh cooked a full Christmas dinner of Turkey and all the trimmings and still managed to come and ski socially with his guests.

We were delighted to get someone with Josh's skills to cook for us."

The Ansteads & Cooks


"Josh is a very talented young man who's culinary skills are stunning, not only exquisitely presented but also a mouth watering taste sensation, that will leave you begging for more. I can thoroughly recommend you try for yourself."
Michael Biggs



''Josh Todd was our private chef at Blenheim Palace for two year and we were very sorry to see him leave .
Josh was reliable constant and calm in the kitchen . He adapted his skills to suit our pallet and delivered well thought out delicious seasonal menus taking great pride in his presentation.
He was as capable of delivering a small family dinner to catering for 30 on a shoot weekend and was flexible and adaptable at short notice.
I have no hesitation in recommending him.''

Edla Spencer-Churchill - Duchess of Marlborough​

He is a hardworking and friendly chef who created food to a very high standard. He is very passionate about food and received excellent feedback from everyone that dined with us during his time in the kitchen.


His partner Cassandra Jennings also worked alongside Josh. They worked very well together with Cassandra serving wines as well as food while interacting with the customers in a friendly and professional manor. They worked very well as a team together.
Neil Taylor


Joshua Todd joined MY Astrid Conroy as sous chef. He completed 3 busy Mediterranean seasons including a brief trip in Norway.
Joshua was making all the desserts for the guests who were always stunned at the skill and presentation he put in to each and every one of them.

Joshua was a popular crew member and it was a pleasure to work with him over the past three seasons.

Mark Dellabarca


"I booked Josh to cook a romantic meal for me and my fiancé for Valentine's Day, and it is certainly the best Valentine's dinner I've ever had - undoubtedly better than any restaurant I have ever been to. We had a 3 course meal accompanied by champagne which Josh recommended, and it accompanied the canapés perfectly. My fiancé is a very fussy eater but Josh catered to his every need and produced a faultless meal. Not only did the food taste perfect, it was also presented beautifully - Josh definitely provides a personal touch you just can't get anywhere else. The whole evening was entirely stress free for me, which meant I could really enjoy the special occasion: it ran very smoothly and I ​will definitely book again in the future."
Annapurna, London.



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Locations to hire a private chef

(whether it's in your private home, holiday villa in the sun, yacht at sea, ski chalet in the mountains, if you would like to take a chef abroad with you, here are some of the potential places you can hire us)

United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland.

Avon, Bath & Northeast Somerset, Central Bedfordshire, Bedford, Berkshire, Blackburn & Darwen, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole, Brighton & Hove, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Isle of Ely, Cheshire East, West, Chester, City of London, Cleveland, Cornwall, Cumberland, Cumbria, Darlington, Derbyshire, Derby, Devon, Dorset, County Durham, East Suffolk, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Halton, Hartlepool, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Hertfordshire, South Humberside, Huntingdonshire, Peterborough, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kingston upon hull, Lancashire, Leicestershire, North Lincolnshire, Luton, Medway, Merseyside, Middlesbrough, Middlesex, Milton Keynes, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Yorkshire, Nottingham, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, Soke of Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Redcar & Cleveland, Rutland, Shropshire, Southampton, Southend-on-sea, Staffordshire, Stockton-on-tees, Stoke-on-trent, Surrey, Swindon, Telford and Wrekin, Thurrock, Torbay, Tyne & Wear, Warrington, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Westmorland, Wiltshire, North Riding, York, Antrim, Armagh, Belfast, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, City of Derry, Tyrone, Aberdeenshire, Angus Forfarshire, Argyll, Ayrshire, Banffshire, Bute, Caithness, Clackmannanshire, Cromartyshire, Dumfriesshire, Dunbartonshire, Dumbarton, Dundee, East Lothian, Haddingtonshire, Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow, Inverness-shire, Kincardineshire, Kinross-shire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Lanarkshire, Midlothian, Moray, Nairnshire, Orkney, Peeblesshire, Perthshire, Renfrewshire, Ross and Cromarty, Ross-shire, Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire, Shetland Zetland, Stirlingshire, Sutherland, West Lothian, Linlithgowshire, Wigtownshire, Anglesey, Brecknockshire, Caernarfonshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Clwyd, Denbighshire, Dyfed, Flintshire, Glamorgan, Gwent, Gwynedd, Merionethshire, Mid Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Montgomeryshire, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Radnorshire, Wrexham.
Bradford on Avon, Malmesbury, Frome, Marlborough, Wootton Bassett, Calne, Bristol, Swindon, Westbury, Lyneham, Castle Combe, Broad Hinton, Trowbridge, Melksham, Warminster, Wroughton, Devizes, Bathampton, Bath, Pewsey, Yate, Box, Corsham, Chippenham, East Molesey, Ascot, Marlow, Maidstone, Gerrards Cross, Malvern, Worcester, Gloucester, Cobham, Oxford, Woodstock, Whitney, Barnstaple, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Beaconsfield, Salisbury, Radlett, Hereford, Cambridge, Chipping Norton, Esher, Cheltenham, Weybridge, Leatherhead, Virginia Water, Harpenden, Much Hadham, Henley on Thames, Exeter, Falmouth, Farringdon, Reading, Hartfield, Maidenhead, Yeovil, Windsor, Sevenoaks, Torquay, Shrewsbury, Chalfont St Giles, Newquay, Winchester, New Hamsphire.

Europe: France, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Greece, Portugal, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Malta, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Turkey, Cyprus, Andorra, Jersey, Isle of Man, Ireland.
Middle East: United Arab Emirates - Dubai, Abu Dhabi. Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia.
Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Maldives, Taiwan, Philipines, Malaysia.

America & Caribbean: Florida, New York, Washington, California, Hawaii, Texas, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Massachusetts, Colorado, Alaska, Nevada, Barbados, St Lucia, Puerto Rico, Anguilla, Antigua, Turks & Caicos, British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Virgin Islands, St Maarten, Cayman Islands, Aruba, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, St Barts, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia.
Canada: Vancouver, Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary.

Onboard yachts: Worldwide seas and oceans including, Pacific, Indian, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Balearic, Baltic, Caspian, Ionian, Ligurian, Alboran, Tyrrhenian, Adriatic, Aegean, North.

Based in England, predominately operating in luxury villas along the Cote d'Azur, French Riviera, private homes around London, UK and ski chalets across the Alps and Pyrenees in Europe, also onboard yachts worldwide.

Popular cities and places our services are used: 
London, Oxford, Bath, Cotswolds, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Monaco, Cannes, Cap Ferrat, Grasse, Nice, Antibes, Mougins, Saint Tropez, VilleFranche, Corsica, Sardinia, Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Milan, Bologna, Venice, Lake Como, Porto Cervo, Porto Fino, Capri, Barcelona, Madrid, Ibiza, Majorca, Palma, Menorca, Malaga, Puerto Banus, Baqueira, Vielha, Tanau, San Sebastian, Tarragona, Bilbao, Girona, St Moritz, Zermatt, Courchevel, Gstaad, Davos, Megeve, Chamonix Mt Blanc, Saalbach, Cortina, Verbier, Val-d'Isere, Meribel, Morzine.

If there is another country, city or place not listed above that you require a chef please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. Available to hire a private chef for a couple of nights a week or more to cook for you, teach you, show you cooking demos, look after your kitchen, do the shopping for you by fill the fridge and cupboards and provide you meals such as lunches, picnics and dinners for the week.

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We understand the importance of hiring a chef for your occasion, Joshua Todd with a Michelin star background founder or Luxury Private Chef has worked and cooked for UHNW clients including royals around the world in their private home, yacht, villa, chalet, palace and is able to travel with you aboard and on your private jet. He has expert experience in domestic households, managing staff, maintenance, gardening, cleaning and chauffeuring.