Meet The Home Gourmet team

Learn about us, how we came about and meet the friendly, passionate and experienced Home Gourmet Team

about us

Our journey began back in 2011 when founder Josh Castle-Doughty started The Home Gourmet with a view to providing professional dinner parties for friends and family. This concept quickly grew into a viable business, and now The Home Gourmet team consists of four fine dining chefs specialising in recreating the Michelin experience in our clients’ homes.

Private catering naturally expanded into event catering for canapé parties and the team saw an opportunity to impart their Michelin ethos onto the delicate world of event catering, striving to create event menus that had style, panache and a focus on feeding the eye as much as the tastebuds!

Meet some of our amazing Home Gourmet team assembled over the years all with unique and invaluable experience in catering, events and hospitality. 

Meet the team

Josh Castle-Doughty
Founder & Director

Josh’s passion for cooking came from a young age; growing up learning to cook with Delia, and refining his skills in his teens with Jamie. Josh started The Home Gourmet as an alternative to the unremarkable and mainstream private and event catering on offer throughout London. Passionate about food, Josh loves overseeing (and taste testing) every morsel of food that leaves the kitchens.

Click here to contact Josh and find out how The Home Gourmet can bring your next event to life.

Chloe Castle-Doughty


Chloe has a hands-on presence in the business as the “face on the street”. She’s in charge of front of house management, event planning and the creative touches that make your unique event and catering so very special. Able to source absolutely anything and with a meticulous attention to detail, Chloe is constantly redefining the way we think about things. Expect to find Chloe personally dealing with your event enquiries.

Click here to contact Chloe and find out how The Home Gourmet can bring your next event to life.

Rhiannon Stichbury
Events Manager

With a degree in Art and Events Management from The Arts Institute of Bournemouth, Rhiannon joins The Gourmet Group with a wealth of experience and understanding of the events and hospitality industry. With a penchant for the weird and wacky, Rhiannon loves to seek out and add unique touches to events that you will not find anywhere else.

Click here to contact Rhiannon and find out how The Home Gourmet can bring your next event to life.

Call us now on 0203 432 8444 or email us on to speak directly to one of The Home Gourmet team.

Kitchen & Front of house Team

Michael Lecouteur

Head Chef

Michael is our Head Chef who specialises in our private fine dining events. Michael also writes our menus and is fundamental in their delivery. Expect to see Michael at most fine dining events by The Home Gourmet.

Damian Wojnarowski

Fine Dining Chef

Damian joined The Home Gourmet in 2018 and has a wealth of event catering experience, specialising in fine dining with an exquisite attention to detail and delivery in both flavour and presentation.

Catalin Amarandai

Fine Dining Chef

Catalin joined The Home Gourmet in 2016 and specialises in small, intimate fine dining events. A wonderfully talented chef who recently won critical acclaim in 2018’s MasterChef: The Professionals.

Sebastiano Molisina

Fine Dining & Events Chef

Sebastian joined us in 2018 with a wealth of experience from the restaurant sector. Italian chef Sebastian will often be seen at our fine dining and private events.

Silvana Allen

Head Front of House

Silvana joined us in early 2017 and manages our front of house teams. Found at nearly all of our events, she is in charge of running teams on the ground

Ollie Lee

Bar & Beverages

With experience in running event bars for large corporate events, Ollie takes care of all our event bars from conception right through to the clear up.