We spent the week of Christmas 2015 at a private house in Windermere . We were a party of 16 including many children and one vegetarian . Helen Nixon was our chef for the week and she did an outstanding job . It was no easy task catering from ages 85 to 6 , but she rose to the task effortlessly . The food was delicious and , in spite  of the long hours and large number of guests, Helen was unflappable and always cheerful . She was also very kind and patient with all of the children which was very important to us .

We had asked for traditional English food, which she executed perfectly , but my impression was of  a highly skilled chef , able to cook fine cuisine to a very high level . I would not hesitate to recommend Helen for any house party or dining event.

Martin Diggle – Silverhome