Private house chef



See what our chef
can do for you



Back to Personal Chef Home Page

Chef's CV

 Fay Olinsky




Personal/Private Chef Live out. Oxon/Bucks preferred but regularly take assignments on occasional basis anywhere.
Prefer freelance work to live in assignments. My husband is now partially disabled and I need to get home every 2 days to assist him with certain chores for a few hours.



Since 1986 I have earned my living as a professional Chef in various aspects of the catering industry including films and TV advertising, weddings and outside catering, event catering, delicatessen and cheese purveyor, patisserie and wedding cakes. Two top class restaurants as well as a private Chef.
For a few glorious years my husband and myself were the proud owners of a beautiful and well known restaurant in Northamptonshire.
Since then we have both spent seventeen years in private service...yes it’s a long story! However it has been a happy and fulfilling experience, and sometimes an hilarious one.

I have taken freelance work regularly in order to keep my skills tuned. Most of the private households I have worked for were either weekend visitors or seasonal and I like to be cooking on a daily basis.


November 2007 to Present,
Personal Chef to His Royal Highnesses Prince Abdul Aziz Al Thani
Continuous assignments to private individuals, families and corporate clientele via Personal Chef UK Ltd Including ITV and BBC television programmes.

Various Location Catering assignments for TV and Films Including Hammer Films and NFTS
Weekend Chef Pusey House, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, 
Food Stylist for BBC and ITV programmes

Personal Chef to Michael Hue-Williams and family at Adrere Amelal Siwa Egypt October 2009
November 2000 to November 2008
Personal Chef to Sheikh Mahmoud Alireza  (Haji Abdullah Alireza & Co Ltd)
Chef/Manager at Hinton House Beaconsfield Bucks
I also have my freelance work via Personal Chef UK Ltd, Beaconsfield Bucks since 1994 I have cooked for many households, private clients and companies all over England and Europe
Freelance personal/private Chef


Private Chef
November 1998-November 2000  Sir Dominic and Lady Cadbury, Shutford Manor Banbury Oxon
Also working freelance for various clients via Personal Chef UK Ltd
2000-2003 Sessional lecturer Amersham and Wycombe College. IT and Electronics.


Private Chef Temporary/occasional positions
October 1998 – October 2000
Personal Chef and house manager to Sir Dominic and Lady Cadbury Shutford Manor Banbury
May-October 1998  Sir Mark and Lady Weinberg, Cole Park Malmsbury
Cooking for guests including members of the Royal Family (Princess Margaret, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent…)
To provide innovative and perfectly presented meals for formal entertaining
To manage the household at Cole Park Malmesbury especially during Royal visits.
To arrange all weekend house flowers for Cole Park (120 vases per week) these would then be taken to Blakes Hotel for room decoration.
Fast track training at Hempel and Blake’s Hotel restaurants for Fusion cooking
Private Chef

October 1997-May1998  Boris Berezovsky Titness Park Ascot, Berkshire
To provide family dinners at weekends for family and guests


Prior to 1997 Private chef to Habib Bou Habib family Copy Farm Marlow 4 years
Prior to 1993 Own restaurants and catering company Northamptonshire England.
Olinjkis Russian Restaurant Byfield
World Tree The Restaurant, Northamptonshire


Woodford County High to 1961 valid until July 2003
Plymouth college of Higher Education
Amersham & Wycombe C&G Electronics and Communication 1996
Open University Computers and the Web 2000

City & Guilds 706/1&2 plus pastry chef/small hotel management.1982 Plymouth.  Sage Accounting certificate of competence.

Food Hygiene/handlers intermediate certificate August 2008
(Booked to update to advanced level this August) Eversley Training.
Completed successfully to 2012)


Cooking, Writing, painting, web design, computer building,


References are available on request.