Welcome to the Skinny Chef. One of the UK’s most creative and innovative food development chefs and stylists.

Food photography by Charles Ward.

Paul’s knowledge and confidence on food is unsurpassed, as is his ability to present to our customers. He is a thoroughly nice guy who is a pleasure to be around.
— Hugh Evans, Princes Foods Ltd

The Skinny Chef is Paul Hunt, a fully qualified and professionally trained chef with 30 years of experience of running kitchens, styling food, writing menus, testing recipes and developing food products for manufacturing.

As you can see from his photo, Paul is by no means skinny, so why the name? Well as Paul always says, ‘You should never trust a skinny chef.’ Which means that Paul must be very trustworthy indeed!

So if you’re looking for a highly experienced and versatile chef to produce an innovative new food range, sweet or savoury, help create mouthwatering food photography or test a new recipe, the Skinny Chef is your man. 

He has worked with many household names including IKEA, Waitrose, Asda, Aldi, Lidl, Harvester, Marston’s, M&B, Vintage Inns, Holiday Inn, Virgin Trains, East Coast Mainline, Ask, Zizzi, Café Rouge, Brake Food Service and is now keen to create something special for you.

Above all, Paul is a typical chef who loves food. He is a family man, a larger than life character who is never happier than when creating great food for others to enjoy.

Want to work with the Skinny Chef? Simply call Paul on 07535 902823 or contact us today.


Food Development

The Skinny Chef specialises in new product development, creating nutritious and tasty dishes for food service, wholesale and retail in the UK and Europe.

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The Skinny Chef is an experienced food stylist, preparing mouthwatering dishes in a photographic studio either as the only chef or running a team.

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The Skinny Chef Recipe Proofing and Taste Panels

Recipe Proofing

The Skinny Chef can ensure that the cooking instructions on food packaging or a recipe in a book taste great and meet all legal requirements.

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Serving major brands for many years