Illustrated Menu designed for Nomadic Chefs
I’ve been looking forward to sharing an exciting project I’ve been cooking up with Fleur Colvile, founder of Nomadic Chefs for a while now … and it’s finally time to let the cat out of the bag.
Nomadic Chefs is a company that makes entertaining extraordinary by bringing professional chefs into your home so that you and your dinner guests can relax whilst enjoying restaurant quality food.
Fleur commissioned me to illustrate the menu for an exclusive pop up, a one off 5 course tasting menu paired with wine at the St Pancras Clock Tower featuring the talented chef Maxwell McKenzie.
I was thrilled by this commission, Fleur had seen my ‘Chefs Galore’ tea towels which feature many different characters and these inspired the idea of an illustrated menu, personalised for the featured chef and venue.
I’ve spent a lot of time in London recently attending workshops with the School for Creative Startups at a venue near St Pancras Station and have grown to love the clock tower. Walking past it at different times of the day and waiting at the station sat underneath it, I’d already sketched it many times when I discovered it was the venue for this exclusive pop up.
I aimed to use bespoke, hand drawn illustration to reflect the authenticity and craftsmanship that underpins all of the food prepared by Maxwell McKenzie and the other Nomadic Chefs.
Here are a few photos of my work in progress, showing the hand lettering and the various stages involved.
A couple of photos of my illustrated menu taken during the amazing dinner.