The Wild Chef

The Wild Chef at Work!Ralph Skripek is a leading game shot and fisherman and together with his passion for game cookery is considered to be a one of the most influential and passionate game chefs in the North of the Country. Primarily based in The Midlands, Ralph’s game dinners are attended throughout the County, but his energy can be felt from the south shores of Britain to the Scottish highlands!!

Available for dinners, game talks & cookery demo’s, Ralph can be found at Game and County Fairs throughout the Country supporting the ethics and working alongside the BASC (British Association of Shooting & Conservation) and The Countryside Alliance with their on-going Taste of Game & Game to Eat campaigns.

Ralph can also be booked for cookery demo’s for shows, product launches, corporate & hospitality events etc

The Wild Chef

A BASC Taste of Game Dinner Evening is held annually in November .
Ralph is available on the night to offer his expert advise on game cooking & sign copies of his book ‘Wild Chef’

For details of where Ralph is demonstrating, or to book Ralph for your event, please contact The Butler’s Pantry direct.

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The Wild ChefThe Wild Chef the book ‘Wild Chef’ contains recipes and stunning food photography, together with personal anecdotes of countryside life.

‘Wild Chef’ the book has sold over 2000 copies! The next one is out in 2019.


Wild Chef cooking & sealing pans, not available on the high street, order by telephoning 01332 519007….the best game cooking pans (and more!) you’ll ever use! prices from £15.50 each

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Osmaston, Derbyshire, UK   
Wedding    Osmaston, Derbyshire, UK   

We just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for helping make Saturday such a great day for the both of us. The food was great - and helped make the day so memorable for everyone involved. Once back from the honeymoon we'll send a more formal thank you - but we hope to come by the Butler's Pantry in the future and experience more of your wonderful cuisine.

We just wanted to drop you a quick email to

Kedleston, Derby, UK   
Wedding    Kedleston, Derby, UK   

We just wanted to drop you a quick email to say a massive big thank you to you and your staff for the wonderful food and service you provided for our wedding on 30th August. We have had so many compliments from our guests saying how wonderful the food was and how helpful your staff were. All of your support right from the first meeting has been fantastic and we cant thank you enough for the part you played in making our wedding day so special. We will hopefully see you again as we plan on visiting the restaurant so we can taste your wonderful food again

Thank you so much for adding a touch of elegance

Wedding    Rosliston   

Thank you so much for adding a touch of elegance with your delicious and well presented food on our wedding day. The guests were very complimentary of the food and the professionalism of yourself and your team. Such a joy and pleasure to work with.

Two weeks on and just coming down to earth. What

Kirk Langley, Derbyshire   
Wedding Party    Kirk Langley, Derbyshire   

Two weeks on and just coming down to earth. What an amazing day which was made so special by you and your team Ralph. Our Wedding Day was going to be Low Key, Small Scale, but it seemed to develop a life of its own and eventhough the numbers remained small the expectations developed into "Nothing but the best" from my wedding dress, the flowers the rings, the drink, everything. We had chosen the Butlers Pantry with only the experience of a lovely breakfast on one other occasion because it was local and Ralph seemed very personable and professional. Fortunately our home was able to accomodate our 31 guests, but I did worry that having the wedding reception on site might be rather stressful. I needn't have worried. The day before the wedding Ralph and team delivered his equipment with no fuss. On the day the first we saw of them was as we returned from the church as the smartly dressed staff quietly and professionally served us the Champagne and beautiful Canapes. At this time my brain had disappeared after the nerves of the service but fortunately there was Roy the Master of Ceremonies who gently steered the proceedings and us so the everything flowed smoothly from the meal to thespeache. It was wonderful to have somebody to rely on to know the right thing to do at the right time so we didn't have to think of anything except enjoying ourselves, whilst the waiters quietly, efficiently and politely served the meal. We did expect the food to be good with Ralphs reputation, but we were not prepared for the high standard that we received. My expectations are very high because I work in hospitality in a High profile area and I have to say that the quality of the food was of a superior standard which could have graced the best tables. Our guests were thrilled and so were we. I have never had such a wonderful meal on a large scale. So thank you Ralph and helpers for playing such a large part in creating one of the best days we have ever had.

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