Guest Chef Series

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

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.

John Gregory-Smith

Chef, presenter and writer John Gregory-Smith will be bringing his love of travel and food and combining the both with two delicious feasts at the club.

Specialising in Middle Eastern and North African cuisine, John's craft of working with unique flavours has quite rightly earned him a regular food travel section on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch and a column in The Daily Telegraph.

John will be hosting a Dinner Party Takeover on 1st June.

Tuesday 1st June – Dinner Party Takeover

A dinner party takeover which showcases John’s Middle Eastern influence alongside an abundance of local ingredients found right here on the island.

Killer Cocktail – Ouzo, Fresh Watermelon Juice, Lime & Mint Coolers

3 Dip Medley – Hummus, Blackened Cauliflower & Beetroot Bourani
Tomato & Pomegranate Salad
Fried Manouri
Grilled Halloumi with Honey & Za’atar

Charred Octopus with Baba Ghanoush & Chilli Butter
Charred Cauliflower with Green Pea, Feta & Mint Mash (V)

Middle Eastern Pulled Lamb Shoulder Tacos
Pickled Onions
Flat Breads
Chopped Salad with Zhug & Yoghurt Dressing

Rose Water & Pistachio Cheesecake


Please Note All Menus And Dates Are Subject To Change

Elizabeth Haigh

Elizabeth was the founding Head Chef at Pidgin in East London where she guided the popular neighbourhood restaurant to a Michelin star in barely a year.

Fusing her Singaporean and British background, Haigh creates a fine-dining experience with a special passion for wood-fire cooking.

Elizabeth will be hosting a Singaporean Feast on 15th June and Cooking Demonstration and Lunch on 18th June.

Tuesday 15th June – Singaporean Feast

Transporting you East for a night of fine dining and wood-fired fusion.

Calamansi Lime Mojito

Marinated Seabass Ceviche, Fennel, Blood Orange, Yuzu Kosho Salad

Asian Beef Tartare on Beef Dripping Soldiers, Salad, Belper Knole Cheese
Fried Carrot Cake with Feta & Peas

Singaporean BBQ Feast
BBQ Satays: Lamb with Peanut Sauce & Cucumber
BBQ Sea Bream Wrapped in Banana Leaves Calamansi Limes & Sambal Chilli Sauce
Achar Pickles (Mixed Pickled Vegetables)
BBQ Aubergine with Miso Dressing & BBQ Baked Spiced Tofu

Teh Tarik Ice Cream, Pork Fat Pastry, Roasted Peaches

Friday 18th June – Cooking Demonstration and Lunch

Explore different Singaporean dishes in tandem with Liz and her chef then enjoy lunch and your creations afterwards.


Please Note All Menus And Dates Are Subject To Change

Neil Rankin

Neil joined us for The House Party in 2019 and is now making a welcome return as part of our Guest Chef Series. A smoking success in all things BBQ, the Chef and owner of Soho's Temper and Symplicity Foods, Neil is bringing some flaming great food to the club.

Neil will be hosting a Dinner Party Takeover on 22nd June and a Cooking Demonstration and Lunch on 25th June.

Tuesday 22nd June – Dinner Party Takeover

Join us for an unforgettable evening of open-fire cooking all shared down long tables, an evening of pure indulgence, washed down with a margarita or three.

Margarita Bar

Flat Bread
Burnt Tomato
Chermoula Yoghurt

BBQ Red Mullet
Pistachio Butter Mash
Cuttlefish Vongole
Belly of Lamb
Grilled Seasonal Salad

Kouign Amann

Friday 25th June – Cooking Demonstration & Lunch

Learn from the best as Neil returns to the grill to show you what he’s spent years mastering.


Please Note All Menus And Dates Are Subject To Change

Lee Westcott

Growing up in Hertfordshire, Westcott was drawn to the kitchen at the age of 16 and shortly after learning the ropes as a young chef, began working for the Galvin brothers in London.

Over the years, Westcott has traveled the globe taking his incredible skills to locations including Denmark, New York, Hong Kong and London.

Lee will be hosting a Dinner Party Takeover on 29th June and a Fine Dining Taster Menu on 2nd July.

Tuesday 29th June – Dinner Party Takeover

Focusing on what the island has to offer, Lee’s taking an ecological approach to his evening to showcase what local produce can really do.

Negroni – Gin, Campari & Sweet Vermouth

Tomato, Olives, Manouri Cheese, Courgette & Wild Oregano
Barbecued Octopus, Capers, Parsley & Lemon
Raw Tuna, Ginger, Local Coastal Herbs & Puffed Pearl Barley
Cured Sea Bass, Pickled Cucumber, Wild Camomile & Radish

Slow Wood-Fired Shoulder of Lamb
Grilled Courgettes, Olive Oil, Local Mint & Lemon
Smoked Potatoes, Garlic & Spinach
Mint Chimichurri Sauce

Strawberries, Sichuan Pepper, Greek Yoghurt & Rapeseed Oil

Friday 2nd July – Fine Dining Taster Menu

Again, focusing on the island’s local produce, Lee’s setting the bar a little higher with a fantastic fine dining experience.

Braised Pigs Head & Smoked Apple

Tomatoes, Camomile, Cherry & Ricotta

Grilled Mackerel, Plum & Coastal Herbs

Lamb, Peas, Black Garlic & Sorrel

Greek Yogurt, Apple & Dill


Please Note All Menus And Dates Are Subject To Change

Tim Siadatan

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 6th July and a Pasta Cooking Demonstration and Lunch on 8th July.

Tuesday 6th 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 8th 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 And Dates Are Subject To Change

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
  • Mark Jarvis
  • Neil Rankin
  • Nina Parker
  • Ollie Templeton
  • Romy Gill MBE
  • The Bell at Langford
  • The Hampstead Kitchen

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