Meet the Chef


Chef Mourad Besbes has been providing exceptional standard catering services for events in Brighton & Hove since 2005.


Chef Mourad Besbes

Catering in Brighton since 2005

Mourad Besbes

Mourad Besbes (pronounced Bez-Bez) cooks with love and loves to cook. The youngest of eight children, Mourad grew up in the heart of the old town of Tunisia’s second city, Sfax. The scents of cumin, paprika, coriander and turmeric were carried on the Mediterranean breezes that threaded their way through his childhood, and fresh fish and sea-food were always in plentiful supply. Olive and almond groves surrounded his home town, and the peppers grew hot under the desert sun.

Mourad learnt to cook at his mother’s knee. Widowed, when Mourad was very young, Douja needed help to run a home with eight children. From a very early age the family, home-cooking secrets passed to Mourad, and he adapted very quickly to cooking for many!

Mourad settled in the UK in 2000 and has been running his own catering business since 2005. These days Mourad combines his Brighton and Hove Catering business with his role as wedding and events co-ordinator at Brighton’s iconic, sea-front bandstand.

Mourad’s Favourites

Mourad’s favourite restaurants in Brighton

64 Degrees, Chilli Pickle, tapas lunch at Giggling Squid, Hove.

Mourad’s favourite cuisine

Thai, French, and Tunisian.

Mourad’s favourite restaurants in London

The Square, Daphne’s, Randall & Aubin, Duke of York Square food market, Chelsea.

Mourad’s favourite chefs

Prue Leith, Jamie Oliver, Delia Smith, Rick Stein, James Martin.


Praise for Mourad and his team

“Extremely professional and organised

We hired Mourad to cater for a dinner party and I’m very glad we did so. His approach was extremely professional and organised. All the food he made us was delicious and interesting and our guests loved it. Our kitchen was left even cleaner than before he arrived! Highly recommended and very good value for money. Thanks you Mourad and team.

Nathaniel Sly

“The food was amazing”

Mourad and has team were exceptional. From first conversation to organising the lunch time BBQ and evening buffet the service was fantastic. The food was amazing, all freshly made and cooked, generous servings and our kitchen was cleaned and left tidy afterwards. His staff were attentive and organised and very helpful throughout the afternoon/evening. I would highly recommend and will definitely be using his services again in the future.

David Maslen

“The service was perfect and the chef, Mourad, was the best”

I ordered Canapes to my 50 birthday, I had guests for different countries and Canapes tasted amazing, I have live in different countries and these Canapes remained me the best food I have tried in those countries. The service was perfect and the chef, Mourad, was the best. Congratulations you have done a wonderful job.

Karen Castillo Frederiksen

“The quality of the food was exceptional”

Mourad organised the catering for my friend’s birthday dinner party. The quality of the food was exceptional, restaurant standard and every aspect of the event was managed professionally and with careful consideration to detail.”

James Hubbard

Make an Enquiry

The Brighton and Hove team facilitate functions during the day, in the evenings, and at weekends. However, if you wish to make a booking enquiry, please call us during the following hours. You can also send us an email or use our quick contact form and we will get back to you.

09:00am – 18:00pm

10:00am – 14:00pm