Crockers Chef's Table - The future of fine dining

by Luke Garnsworthy in Potten End, England, United Kingdom

Crockers Chef's Table - The future of fine dining
We did it
On 9th October 2017 we successfully raised £9,570 with 47 supporters in 56 days

We will grow our restaurant into the most exciting, unique and exclusive dining experience available.

by Luke Garnsworthy in Potten End, England, United Kingdom

An exclusive dining experience

We are the most exciting, unique and exclusive dining experience available in the Three Counties. Our Professional Masterchef Finalist Chef, Scott Barnard creates amazing dishes right in front of you. We are a  small, intimate and relaxed venue looking to grow to bring our experience to more potential guests. We have found a new venue to move to, we just need a little push to get the ball rolling. 

Kick back, relax and enjoy

We bring our guests the best cuisine and service possible in the most relaxed, informal way. Too many of the top end restaurants are stuffy and un-accessable which we feel detracts from the dining experience. Our guests often dine with total strangers and finish the night with new friends. 

5 star reviews

You only have to read our reviews on TripAdvisor, Facebook and Google to see exactly what sets us apart from the rest. Amazing food that challenges our guests is accompanied by a well thought out wine list with a matched wine service. All presented in a unique environment with the emphasis on the guests enjoyment. 

"This was, without doubt, the best and most enjoyable meal I have ever eaten."

"We are lucky enough to have visited Crockers Chef's Table a few times now and it just seems to get better every time."

We know what we're doing

Born in 1985 into a long line of restauranteurs, hoteliers and publicans Luke spent his early years growing up in the original Crockers. Started in the late 80’s by Luke's father he would spend weekends and school holidays “helping” in the kitchen. He chose a different path out of school but was drawn back into hospitality at 22. A baptism of fire followed, moving to London and working under some of the best chef’s in the world. 

How it all began

In 2015 Luke moved out of London back to Berkhamsted to settle down, get married and start a business. Combining his skills as a chef and a personal trainer Luke started to create customised meals for clients. Shortly after, he was asked to cater a dinner party, little did he know would be the start of Crockers Chef’s Table. The summer of 2016 was a busy one, fully booked at weekends cooking in guests houses for them and their friends. We quickly moved on with our plans and converted the old bakery in Potten End into our 10 seater chef’s table. Why a chef’s table? It’s totally different to anything you can find in the area. All of the big restaurants in London Luke worked in had one as part of the restaurant and he liked the interaction and intimacy. We are now bringing that experience only found in London out to the Three Counties. 

Where will the money go?

The money that we raise through crown funding and independent investment will be used to fund our new venue. We have secured a site nearby to move our current chef’s table into. It will give us the scope to really grow into the experience that we know we can become. Increasing to 15 seats and with a cocktail/wine bar we will be taking Crockers to another level. 

What's in it for you?

We are offering some great rewards in return for your support including a one off private drinks and canapé party. This will include the private hire of the whole building with amazing food cooked by head chef Scott Barnard and free flowing drinks. If you have something to celebrate this could be the perfect thing!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£30 or more

5 of 20 claimed

£30 Reward

Branded Crockers Chef's Table chef's apron. Grab yourself the same apron the Scott and the team will be wearing in our new home! Supplied by the finest Oliver Hardey and embroidered with our logo.

£60 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£60 Reward

Wine tasting evening. Come and join our fantastic sommelier for the night and taste some amazing wines. Duncan will guide you through a selection of wines accompanied by some nibbles. We will be announcing dates for our wine tastings early next year, this reward will gain you a place at the evening of your choice.

£200 or more

15 of 20 claimed

£200 Reward

Seven course tasting menu for two people with matched wine. Arrive early for a cocktail in the bar followed by a truly special dining experience at the Chef's Table.

£350 or more

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£350 Reward

Three course lunch with matched wine for 10. Come and enjoy our week day lunch with matched wines. Available Tuesday - Thursday only but the perfect excuse for a long, relaxed break.

£500 or more

4 of 10 claimed

£500 Reward

Three course dinner with matched wines for 10. Bring a group along to enjoy our fantastic three course menu with our expertly chosen wines. Of course, starting the night with a glass of something sparkling.

£600 or more

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£600 Reward

Private wine tasting. Enjoy a private wine tasting for 10 people with our fantastic sommelier. Duncan will host a night tailored to you and types of wines you would like to try. Want to know more about French wines? Maybe new world? This is a perfect chance to explore these with friends.

£800 or more

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£800 Reward

Seven course dinner for 10 guests with matched wines. The ultimate experience at the chef's table. Enjoy our full tasting menu alongside our expertly matched wines. Only available Friday and Saturday evenings.

£1,200 or more

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£1,200 Reward

Seven course tasting menu with matched fine wines for 10. Fancy something even more special that our tasting menu with matched wines? This is the one for you. Bring a group of ten guests to enjoy our full tasting menu alongside some of our more premium wines on offer.

£3,000 or more

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£3,000 Reward

Tasting menu for two with matched fine wines, every month for 12 months. We change our menu every month so what better excuse to come and enjoy them than this? Experience every menu created by Scott over a 12 months period accompanied by our fine wine flight.

£12,000 or more

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£12,000 Reward

A one off, private party for 30 people. This is a truly special offer. You will have full, private use of the whole venue for yourself and your guests. Enjoy an array of fantastic canapés and finger food from our chef Scott. Not only that but we will keep your guests well hydrated with our full offering of cocktails, wines and spirits.

£100 or more

23 of 20 claimed

£100 Reward

Three course dinner for two with matched wines. Start the night off with a glass of something sparkling then sit back, relax and enjoy your meal.

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