Guest Chef Series 2022

With 4 years of incredible chefs now under our belt, we’re rapidly becoming a very special location, for some very special food.

Olivia Burt

4th - 11th June

Twice Masterchef: The Professionals Finalist, Olivia Burt is a young chef with an impressive range of skills creating polished, refined dishes in some of London's top kitchens.


Olivia has produced a fantastic menu, that outlines all that is wonderful about Greece. A rising star in British cooking, this is the perfect opportunity for you to taste Olivia’s food in an extraordinary setting.


Fig Leaf Gin & Tonic

Toasted Bulgur Wheat, Fresh Herb Pesto, Summer Peaches
Grilled Baby Lettuce, Marinated Garlic, Sourdough
Torched Heritage Tomatoes, Buratta, Pressed Olives

BBQ Prawns, Roasted Prawn Oil, Orzo
Oven Baked Lamb Tacos
Day Boat Flamed Bream, Smoked Oil 

Smoked Peaches, Camomile Meringue, Toasted Oats


Please Note All Menus, Dates And Prices Are Subject To Change

Ben Tish

18th - 25th June

Ben Tish is an experienced Chef, Restaurateur, Food Consultant, Food writer, Cookbook Author and Cookery Teacher. Ben spent his formative career working with Michelin starred chefs such as Jason Atherton and Stephen Terry at various ground breaking London restaurants. In 2019 he opened the Sicilian-Moorish restaurant, Norma, to critical acclaim. And this year he oversees the launch of Cubitt House, a group of central London, iconic pubs.

Tuesday 21st June – An Evening With Ben Tish

Ben, across a few of his spectacular dishes, will celebrate everything that is stunningly seasonal. Drawing inspiration from a variety of different places, this event will be a taste transportation for all involved.


Orange & rosemary negroni

Smokey flat breads with bottarga butter

Wild bass crudo, capers, lemon, chilli & extra virgin olive oil

Stuffed & baked tomatoes with sheep’s cheese, fresh herbs, pangratato & pistachio

Wood roasted lamb with fennel, bay, rosemary & peaches

Roasted potatoes with capers, green peppers & coriander 

Summer leaf salad, fig leaf vinegar & oil


 Lemon & almond cake, yogurt & thyme


Thursday 23rd June – A Sicilian Masterclass

Ben’s cookbook, Sicilia, has been a staple as a Sicilian cooking guide since it came out. Well, now you get the chance to learn from the man himself as he demonstrates a few dishes for you before you sit down and tuck in to taste exactly what he’s been teaching.


Please Note All Menus, Dates And Prices Are Subject To Change

Sam Grainger

25th June - 2nd July

Liverpool born and bred Sam Grainger is chef patron at the critically acclaimed Belzan in Liverpool, a small neighbourhood restaurant serving an eclectic mix of dishes with a focus on British produce interwoven with Japanese/European ingredients and techniques. Belzan also holds a yearly collaboration series with the country’s best chefs. From this, Madre was born: a Mexican taqueria in partnership with London based Breddos Tacos.

Tuesday 28th of June – An Evening With Sam Grainger  – 100pax 

5 courses


Deep fried olives 

Garden herb focaccia 

Oil and tomato vinegar 

1 – Fresh grilled prawns, grilled lemon, wild oregano smoked kale aubergine purée. 

2 – BBQ mackerel, bone sauce, courgette and nectarine. 

3 – Pork collar, peaches, honey, tonkotsu, spinach salsa verde 

4 – Manouri cheese stuffed courgette flowers, apple and tamarind. 

5 – Caramelised Greek yoghurt, tonka, toasted rice, ouzo pear. 

Thursday 30th of June – Pop-up Kitchen Lunch Menu – 80pax 

– grilled squid, olive and thyme purée, smoked potatoes 

– Slow roast lamb shoulder rubbed in coffee, grilled courgette, whipped feta, salsa verde,

– Swordfish, salsa puttanesca, bitter leaf, orange. 

– BBQ courgette, aubergine and hazelnut salsa, Kalamata olives, nectarine glaze.


Please Note All Menus, Dates And Prices Are Subject To Change

Tim Siadatan

2nd - 9th July

Tim was one of the first people to be selected to join Jamie Oliver’s restaurant as part of his Fifteen scheme back in 2002. After many years earning respect in kitchens both in the UK and Australia, Tim opened his traditional Italian restaurant, Trullo, to critical acclaim in 2010.

Tim will be hosting A Night From Italy on 5th July and a Pasta Cooking Demonstration and Lunch on 8th July.

Tuesday 5th July – A Night From Italy

Find yourself dreaming of the classic Tuscan trattoria as you’re transported through Italy with Tim’s food.


Sbagliato – Campari, Sweet Vermouth & Prosecco

Chilled Almond Soup with Charentais Melon

Burrata with Figs & Basil
Sea Bass Carpaccio with Orange, Fennel & Chilli Dressing
Tomato with Anchovies & Wild Oregano

Grilled Marinated Lamb Leg
Roast Aubergine, Mint & Almond
Tuscan Potatoes
Grilled Peppers & Marjoram
Herb Salad or Marinated Rainbow Chard

Grilled White Peaches & Amaretto with Vanilla Mascarpone


Thursday 7th July – Pasta Cooking Demonstration & Lunch

There’s a reason Tim is as highly regarded as he is, and a lot of it comes down to what you will learn here. Taste it afterwards to prove yourself right.


Please Note All Menus, Dates And Prices Are Subject To Change

Ben Lippett

3rd - 10th September

Ben Lippett is a chef, food writer, and co-founder of Dr Sting's Hot Honey. Having spent a handful of years working at a spate of restaurants in the UK, USA and Australia – including a stint at a butcher's – Ben made the leap to food media. Now a part of the team at Mob, Ben displays a passion for cooking food, eating food, and teaching others how to master making it. He knows his way around the pans and brings a real sense of personality to the plate.

Ben Lippett will be hosting two events during his stay at Peligoni, An Evening with Ben Lippett and on Tuesday 6th September and a pop-up lunch on Thursday 8th September.

An Evening With Ben Lippett | Tuesday 6th September

Welcome Drink:
Dr Sting’s Picante or Vermouth Rosso & Tonic

To Start:
Woodfired Bread with Manouri and Hot Honey
Gazpacho with Melon and Black Olive

Grilled Squid with Shaved Fennel, Citrus and Burnt Chilli
Raw Tuna, Tomato, Diana’s Olive Oil

Wood Grilled Lamb Leg with Salmoriglio
Anchovy Greens
Sweet and Sour Peppers with Chickpeas
Herb & Chilli Salad

To Finish:
Grilled Port Soaked Figs with Salted Honey Yoghurt and Thyme Doughnuts


Pop-Up Lunch | Thursday 8th September

Grilled Mackerel Flatbreads with Tahini, Marinated Tomatoes and a Herb & Chilli Salad

No need to pre-book

Please Note All Menus, Dates And Prices Are Subject To Change

Tommy Heaney

10th - 17th September

Tommy Heaney is Head Chef and owner of Heaneys Cardiff, his eponymous restaurant that opened in 2018. A proclaimed self-taught chef, Tommy gained valuable hands-on-experience whilst travelling through over the world including award winning restaurants in Australia and Thailand. Heaney's Cardiff is centred on seasonal tasting menus and trusted suppliers, with his new venture Uisce, an oyster and wine bar, located just next door.

Tommy will be hosting An Evening With Tommy Heaney on the Tuesday 13th September and hosting a masterclass on Thursday 15th September.

An Evening With Tommy Heaney | Tuesday 13th September 

Welcome Drink: ‘Afterglow’
Crème de passion, Aperol, sugar, lemon, orange bitters topped with Mediterranean Tonic

To Start:
Cheese & Onion Tart
Sourdough | Marmite

Octopus | Taramasalata | Tomato | Horseradish
Tuna Tartare | Yuzu | Soy | Coal Oil
Sea Bass | Courgette | Peppercorn | Caviar
Lamb | Smoked Aubergine | Yogurt | Sea Vegetables 

To Finish:
Fig Leaf | Baked Yogurt | Fig | Champagne


Details for Tommy’s Masterclass are coming soon.

Please Note All Menus, Dates And Prices Are Subject To Change

Pippa Middlehurst

24th September - 1st October

Pippa Middlehurst, also known as @Pippyeats on Instagram, is no stranger to a supper club. From a young age, Pippa has been passionate about East and South East Asian cookery, attending the Lanzhou Noodle School in China in 2019. Pippa published her two acclaimed cookbooks "Dumplings & Noodles" in August 2020 and "Bowls & Broths" in September 2021. Alongside this, Pippa is a devoted scientist working in Cancer Research in Manchester.

An Evening With Pippa – Tuesday 27th September – 55€

Miang of Tuna Tartare

Cumin Lamb Dumpling

Sichuan Chilli Sauce

Open Prawn Toast 

Local Seafood Tom Yum with Sea Herbs

Zakynthian Honey and Yoghurt Semifredo Ice Cream

Roasted Pineapple Sorbet

Walnut and Thyme Tuile


Workshop – Thursday 29th September – 40€

Hand pulled Biang Biang noodle workshop

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About The Guest Chef Series

From Masterchef competitors, to Great British Menu winners, we've had an incredible array of talent through our doors recently. Whether or not you're set on always keeping on trend with the latest food scene, our Guest Chef Series allows you to push the boundaries of your palette, for a morsel of the usual cost.


Launching in 2017 with Billy and Jack, of MasterChef fame, our Guest Chef series has gone from strength to strength. With food being at the epicentre of most people’s holidays, we know that it’s important to get it right. We now have the capacity to entertain up to 15 different Guest Chefs per year. We aim to have different styles of chefs from different backgrounds in order to provide a unique experience with each event. The Peligoni Club is lucky enough to be able to facilitate almost all styles of cooking and therefore replicate some of the finest food that these chefs have to offer, right in the heart of our tucked away slice of paradise.


There are two events that each Guest Chef will do – both being very different and we encourage you to test out both. Typically, the first will be a feast. The idea is to muck in, meet those like-minded around you and indulge in everything that’s put in front of you, be it edible or drinkable. The second event is usually a little smaller, ranging from a masterclass environment to a more fine dining evening, with everything in between. These evenings are designed to get you eating and drinking some of the finest produce that the island has to offer.

Book The Guest Chef Series

Guests who have booked a holiday with us can reserve tickets via the Guest Chefs' pages above. Those who haven't booked a holiday yet but would like to join, please contact and the team will happily send you some options.

Previous Guest Chefs

Different faces, different brands, different restaurants and different pop-ups. We've worked with them all.

  • Alexandra Dudley
  • Billy & Jack
  • Dan Graham
  • DJ BBQ
  • Ellis Barrie
  • Gill Meller
  • Gizzi Erskine
  • Homeslice Pizza
  • Hunter Gather Cook
  • Jackson Boxer
  • James Cochran
  • Lee Westcott
  • Mitshel Ibrahim
  • Mark Jarvis
  • Neil Rankin
  • Nina Parker
  • Ollie Templeton
  • Romy Gill MBE
  • Tom Brown
  • The Bell at Langford
  • The Hampstead Kitchen

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