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Celebrity Chef in the Cotswolds

 I'm Andrew Kojima. I am half Japanese, half Scottish. I was named Andrew after the patron saint of Scotland, because I was due to be born on St Andrew's Day. Kojima is a Japanese surname which means "Little Island", but ever since school it has been abbreviated to Koj.

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  Summary
In 2012, I appeared as a contestant on BBC1's MasterChef. The highlights were foraging with Simon Rogan in the Lake District, being praised for my cooking by Michel Roux Junior, cooking for a 92 year old Thai prince in Chiang Mai and spending three days with Sergio Herman at his 3 Michelin star restaurant in the Netherlands.

After MasterChef, I started a new career as a freelance chef, food writer and cookery teacher, which I have been doing for the last 6 years. In 2017, I opened my first restaurant in the centre of Cheltenham - a casual Japanese restaurant offering everything but sushi, which was reviewed by Jay Rayner in the Observer and features in three guide books, The Good Food Guide, Hardens and The Trencherman's Guide.

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  Private Catering
I cater for private dining events in the Cotswolds subject to a minimum spend of £750.

Three course dinner (from £75 per person)
Tasting menu (from £95 per person)
Canapé parties (from £30 per person, minimum 25 guests)
Lunch pricing available on request

Additional charges include:
Menu surcharges for expensive ingredients
Travel expenses (parking, toll fees and mileage at 45 pence per mile) from my kitchen in Gloucestershire
Front of house staff (from £5 per guest) or qualified sommelier (from £10 per guest)
Catering equipment hire (crockery, cutlery, tables, chairs, linen etc).

Pricing provided as of February 2018 and maybe subject to change.

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  If you would like a more detailed quote, please click here: http://kojcooks.co.uk/ and then send me a message via the contact page. Please leave a number so that I can call you as it is more efficient than emailing back and forth.

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