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Bespoke Cuisine

If you’re planning an event, Ventnor Botanic Garden would be delighted to help you create the perfect menu for your occasion. Our talented chef, Michael Jackson, is as legendary with food as the moonwalk was for the singer, and we are able to create your very own bespoke menu and event here. Our team are dedicated to making your special day happen without a glitch.

His past culinary experience has taken him to senior positions at some of the UK’s highest-profile chains – Whitbread, Mitchells & Butlers and Marston’s to name a few.

From starting his career at the age of 16 with the 4-star Thistle Hotels in Brands Hatch, he then spent the next 25 years refining his raw talent. In that time, he has been a cereal finalist in the National Chef of the Year, regularly held at River Cottage. All of this come humbled to you at Ventnor Botanic Garden with the dishes he creates.

From elaborate three-course menus to simple buffets or BBQs, here at Ventnor Botanic Garden, we showcase the best local produce and ingredients grown and picked freshly from the Garden. The cuisine at a your event is most important to us. With so much great fresh garden and Island produce available, from delicious Ventnor crab to our own exotic shiitake mushrooms and ultra-fresh garden salads, you have the opportunity to blow everyone away with a stunning menu.

For more information and booking, enquiries email or call 01983 855397.

Head Chef, Michael Jackson

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Tel: 01983 855397  |  Ventnor Botanic Garden Community Company C.I.C  | Company Number: 07976468 | Registered Address: Undercliff Drive, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1UL