WE ARE POSITIVELY DELICIOUS
Founded by professional chef, passionate gardener and hedgerow forager Jacqueline Wise, based in the coastal village of Pagham, near Chichester, West Sussex, The Positively Delicious Team offer corporate catering and regenerative-led food experiences across Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey and online, all over the world.
At Positively Delicious, we advocate hyper-seasonal and organic produce, with a focus on soil health. Our aim is to educate our growing audience about the importance of how we source and cook our meals, reduce food waste, improve our own mental and physical health and the health of the planet, through inspirational and energising food experiences. If you have an ethical brand or company, work with us.
With experience creating stylish and inspirational events for brands such as Spotify, Vivobarefoot, Twinings Tea, Moet & Hennessy, Bugatti, Aston Martin, MTV, Specsavers, Danone, .BelleCo. and many many more, we can help your visions become reality, not just your menu, but also with styling, creative bar services, pop up kitchens, marquee and equipment hire, time plans, floristry, on the day coordination and much more. We pride ourselves on chic food experiences for corporate clients and brands who want to stand out from the crowd. We have decades of knowledge in our team, and we love what we do.
From foraging walks and picnics, to fire-cookery workshop days, supperclubs or live cookery theatres and feast nights, we cook with local, seasonal, wild and regenerative ingredients where possible that sequester more carbon in to the soil than they produce. If you have a venue and want to host an exclusive pop-up restaurant, let us know!
We have experienced first-hand the grounding ability of cooking from scratch, with a true connection to where the food has come from and why it matters. We don’t pretend to be laden with all the latest kit, high-tech gismos and cookery gadgets, we generally prefer an open fire, and open minds.
We celebrate honest, high quality food, cooked simply and showcased by experts with infectious enthusiasm for all things edible. We want to inspire people to express themselves through cookery and in nature, and believe all the best people love to eat REAL food- join us!
Find Jacqueline's Book Shelf HERE - A list of inspirational foraging, nature and self growth books. (Amazon affiliate)
Meet The Team
Founder & Director
A Cordon Bleu Chef trained at Tante Marie Culinary Academy, Jacqueline has worked at Buckingham Palace, The Ritz and Michelin Star restaurants. Originally a History graduate working in publishing, she retrained as a chef a decade ago to follow her heart create a business from something she adored - cooking. She runs Kelmsley which caters for bespoke Weddings, and Jacqueline Wise Chefs, a private dining offering. During the pandemic Jacqueline ran free online cookery classes to raise spirits and encourage sustainable eating. This, as well as her own journey of personal growth discovering the grounding ability of being truly connected to the food we eat, inspired Positively Delicious. She loves to forage, garden, cook on fire, educate about regenerative food and build a likeminded community of nature-loving foodies who care about their own wellbeing and that of the planet.
Will has worked as a chef for 10 years, learning to cook at Moro, followed by owning an award winning restaurant in Yorkshire.
In more recent years he was Sous chef at Carousel London collaborating with rotating international guest chefs. He loves cooking honest, simple seasonal food especially over fire.
Will heads up our online class offering, including pasta, pizza and tacos, perfect for corporate team building cookery experiences.
Cooking has been Dani's passion since he was 12 years old. Having worked in some of the best kitchens in Spain for 11 years, he has been able to further develop his passion for food and creative flair since becoming a private chef in 2013.
As a Nutritional Consultant, Dani prides himself on creating fresh and healthy dishes that don't compromise on taste. A passionate gardener and member of the Royal Horticultural Society, his home-grown herbs, fruit, flowers and vegetables are a common ingredient in his dishes.
With over 25 years of experience in the culinary world, Sam has worked in leading head chef roles across the South in high end restaurants and award winning establishments. He is organised, professional and always ready for a quick joke and a smile to keep the kitchen atmosphere tip top. His cooking is creative, with excellent presentation and we are lucky to have someone with his knowledge and wisdom as part of our team
Katie is a marketing manager with over a decade of experience in both digital and traditional marketing, she runs an agency called Runway that helps businesses
"take off". Working from FTSE100 listed companies to start ups, she creates bespoke campaigns that are tailored to specific business needs and goals.
She looks after everything from email, to PR, website content, and socials.
Charlie is a content creator, that has worked with numerous individuals, businesses and artists on projects, that have gained reach world-wide.
Charlie has worked with Jacqueline since the beginning, helping to maintain our Website and offer technical support.
He is also an experienced food Videographer and Photographer.
With a wealth of experience as a private chef, working high end weddings and in top Chalets, Izzy's passion for good food and cookery never fails to inspire.
She loves to cook vegetarian and vegan food especially, focusing on using the seasons as a guide.
She is also a ceramic artist which helps to bring a creative energy to her work in interesting ways. Izzy has worked with Jacqueline for over 5 years, and particularly enjoys teaching.
Nutritional Therapist & Herbalist
Izzy is a nutritional therapist and herbalist. She works with people to help them feel better though herbal medicine and dietary or lifestyle changes and herbs. Izzy is passionate about empowering people to look after their health using natural medicine. Her method is founded on understanding and treating the whole person – rather than their symptoms – with natural solutions backed by science, so they can find a better state of health for the long run. Through her journey, she has been amazed to discover a new lease of life through the transformative power of plants. Now she wants to share the tools to take back our health with a few small changes inspired by nature.