Latest News & Events

23rd May ~ Chapel Ridge Open Day

A partnership months in the making, together with Madden & Co, VIP Private Chef hosted an incredible lunch at the Chapel Ridge Open day. One of the best kept secrets on the Coast is out – there is a world class wedding venue on our door step. Set on 135 acres, Chapel Ridge

Chapel ridge, Kulnurra

14 the February ~ Love was in the air

This Valentine’s Day xxx VIP Private Chef held a private dining experience at one of the most beautiful properties on the Coast, the iconic “Cottage Gardens Studio” at Terrigal. The Cottage was perfectly styled by good friends Nicole Weber and The Flower Seekers In Bloom to deliver the ultimate romantic backdrop. Food was in abundance, from share plates at lunch to a degustation dinner, featuring onmi, pescatarian and vegan menus. Romantic tunes from Budi Bone completed the ambiance and our guests danced the night away after dinner, completely spoilt. It is true that every chef dreams of having their own restaurant – and for one day only – that dream came true in spectacular style for Executive Chef Josh MacLucas.

VIP Private Chef is on the look out for iconic local properties to partner with for future private dining experiences. If you have a venue in mind that you want to visit or share we would love to partner with you.

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Looking for an easy Christmas Day catering solution?

VIP Private Chef is ready to fully customise a Christmas menu for you.


Hot & Cold options are available.

 ~ Meat options:  ~

Hot Glazed ham or cold sliced

Roasted chicken (whole or pieces)

Roast pork & crackle (whole or sliced)

Herb & mustard crusted roast beef

Whole roasted lamb shoulder

A selection of skewers:


– Chicken with traditional Balinese satay

– Beef skewers with chimichurri sauce

~ Seafood options (market price) ~

Fresh prawns



To really impress your family, grab a ceviche pack: includes divine king fish or tuna, dressing, garnishes from our garden and simple instructions to DIY on Xmas day


~ Salads: the choices are endless so here are some suggestions ~

Vietnamese Noodle salad

Traditional Greek salad

Japanese soba noodle

Pomegranate and Pearl barley tabouli

Spinach, Rocket, pumpkin, Parmesan and toasted almond with balsamic reduction

Green papaya with peanut

Mango, goats cheese, rocket, tomato & pine nut

Pickled vegetable & mixed leaf with puffed rice

Mediterranean roasted vegetable & olive

Persian spiced pearl cous cous, chickpea and currants

Classic potato salad

Pasta salad with semi dried tomato, crumbled feta and basil oil

Jamaican jerk spiced mixed bean salad with fresh lime

Traditional Caesar


~ Sides ~

Roasted potato

Roasted mixed vegetables

Caprice Skewers: tomato & bocconcini with basil oil



~ Desserts ~


We have heaps! Message us to enquire


~ How to order ~

Simply contact us to let us know how many people you are hosting; your preferred budget or which options appeal to you. We will send you back a customized menu and package price.

Is something missing from our menu suggestions? Let us know and we can add it in / customise a package further for you.

Pick up Christmas Eve from near Erina Fair.


~ Interested in a full seafood platter?

We can design one for you, including anything from pawns to oysters, ceviche to lobster, while baked fish…anything you wish. For pick up only, Christmas day before 12pm. Contact us to let us to build your own platter today.

Get in quick to secure your booking and avoid disappointment.


Food made with love this Christmas, from our family & garden to your dinner table

Catering? No problem…

VIP Private Chef is fast becoming the preferred caterer of choice on the Central Coast. The reason is simple: we offer FULLY CUSTOMISABLE menus. If you have an event, we tailor a menu package to your specific needs and palate. Simply tell us your budget, your preferred style and your favorite flavors and we’ll do the rest. Within 24hrs you will receive customized menu options to suit your budget.

Keen to see an example?

In the lead up to Christmas, we received several requests for finger food options for predominantly male events. Hence our creation of the Man-U. It’s a manly man’s canapé menu. Great flavors. Satisfying. Memorable food:

Sticky Chinese five spice pork belly bites

Hickory smoked slow cooked Brisket sliders with homemade BBQ Bourbon sauce

Hand rolled spring rolls filled with your choice of either;

Crocodile & native herb Prawn & Humpty doo Barramundi

BBQ duck & coriander

Or create your own filling

Slow roast beef cheek & garlic mash


Traditional tomato & basil with balsamic reduction or

Sweet potato & pine nut with pomegranate glaze


Dukkah crusted lamb skewer with minted yoghurt

Chicken with traditional Balinese satay

Beef skewers with chimichurri sauce

Salt and pepper squid with whiskey & native lime aioli sauce

Optional Seafood extras;

Chilli tequila oysters

Oysters with red wine granita

Hiramasa Kingfish or South Pacific Tuna ceviche with jalapeño, shaved radish, lime, coriander & black sesame

Garlic lemon & chorizo butter prawn skewers

Contact us today and let us take care of the cooking for your next occasion.

VIP Private Chef is open for business!

To all who have helped turn my dream into reality… Thank you. Merci. Gracias. Terima Kasih.

VIP Private Chef has operated via word of mouth and referral for some time. To make the leap of faith and turn our food ideology into a successful business has been made possible with the encouragement and support of some very special people:

Paul Foley, PhotographerLightmoods Photography
Paul, your photography, friendship and artistry is truly second to none. Thank you for capturing the tastes and flavours of VIP Private Chef so exquisitely for our webpage.

Jasmine Glasgow, Web Designer –Yes Deer Web Design
Jazz  thank you for building the website of our dreams and such a great platform for us to share our business. We appreciate your expertise, project management and support in navigating the IT & web design world.

Matt Hinds, Kitchen Designer – Hinds Custom Joinery
Matt, thank you for designing and delivering the kitchen of all kitchens!! We couldn’t be more pleased with new set up at VIP Private Chef HQ. For all the times we said “can we just make one more small change” we are sorry (there were quite a few and they weren’t that small!) Your patience and talent is appreciated.

To Our Early Clients,
who booked VIP Private Chef over recent months – we have thoroughly enjoyed being welcomed into your homes and helping you host special events. What started as dinner bookings now feels like friendship and we cannot wait to share many more meals together.

And to my wife,
Thank you Renée. For your incredible energy, your love and endless support. Better together we are xxx

VIP Private Chef.
Dining redefined.
Affordable Luxury.

Open for business 

Josh MacLucas
Executive Chef & Director