Food Perspective Gourmet Caterer – About Us

About Us

Our Story

Exceptional and Unique Events for Exceptionally Unique People

Food Perspective – The Unique Caterer are a fiercely committed and creative team of chefs, waiting and bar staff with many years combined experience in the private home and event catering industry both nationally and internationally.

A fresh and contemporary approach with a focus on stylish, considered and uncompromised
delivery sets a new standard in private catering.

We offer a fine balance of quality produce, pure flavour pairing and modern
culinary technique with a passion for invention, fearless presentation and efficient, friendly service.

From our private chef service, informal dinners or lazy afternoon barbecues to gourmet chef tables and bespoke weddings, corporate events and celebrations a healthy appetite and a palpable sense of anticipation are all that separate you from a unique food experience.

Each Food Perspective event is individually tailored to meet the requests and specifications of our clients. Your ideas combined with our knowledge, skill and a fervent attention to detail realise uniquely personalised gourmet dining experiences for you and your guests.

Working in close partnership with some of the region’s best suppliers and logistic and technical providers allow us to deliver, however large or small, full event catering, coordination and styling down to the very last detail.

Food Perspective – The Unique Caterer can offer a variety of proposal options to meet your personal, or business, catering needs. If you are planning a future event or should you require advice and suggestions for your occasion we will happily guide you through our menus and service choices.

The Food Perspective Team.

The Team

Who we are and What we do


Joerg Anders

Executive Chef and Director

With a hesitant start toward my professional career I completed my education as a cook in Germany in 2006.
As in any strict hierarchy I worked my way up through different positions, from chef de partie to Garde manger then Sous chef.
The following 7 years were spent travelling and working between 5* hotels in Germany and throughout Austria during the height of the winter season.
I made my first contact with event catering upon joining DO & CO. an international operator catering large sporting events. I came to work for Formula 1 and many others here, which I truly enjoyed.
Working on live cooking stations allowed me, for the first time, a direct contact with clients and I could see the positive affect my food and the ingredients and seasonings I had chosen had on people.
Later I joined Gourmetta Restaurant & Event Catering in Radebeul near Dresden having been offered the position of Catering Manager. This is where I made my decision to move to the sunny Algarve.
In 2013 I joined one of the the Algarve’s leading event caterers as a private chef within the golden triangle.
In a short time not only my hard work, discipline, love for cooking and my respect for food and its presentation was recognised. This and my natural organisational and team leading skills opened the door to me as executive chef and with all the challenges that the position brings.
Becoming executive chef gave me a great opportunity to express my creativity even more so and with the Atlantic ocean just on my doorstep I could not imagine a better place to find fresh fish and seafood. I am a regular visitor to the local markets as I love to add and include as many possible local flavours and produce into my dishes.
The most important thing to me as executive chef is the use of best quality products and the freshest premium ingredients to maintain a continuous high standard and consistency throughout all of my dishes.
I am always searching for new products and follow new global trends in this sector.
If I am not in the kitchen cooking, for sure, you will find me in the kitchen food pairing or experimenting with and testing new components to add to my menus.
I have fallen in love with Portugal and have now made it my home.
Not the place where I was born but the place I feel I belong and have now begun my own gourmet catering business with 3 highly driven directors by my side.


Jeannette Koenitzer

Sales and Marketing Director

I’ll never forget this beautiful, very polite lady in a 5* German hotel, asking for a cocktail, I have never mixed before.That’s where it all started!
The interest in bar work and it’s amazing cocktails have made me grow quickly. From bartender to bar master, joining the DBU (German barkeeping union), attending regular meetings with these amazing people, listening to new beverage trends in the market and allowing me to compete in competitions was a one in a lifetime experience.
With a height of 1.57m, the minimum safety requirement to become a air hostess has not worked for me, so cruise liners caught my attention. Not being dealt with in a very friendly way as I would have expected, down to my young age at the time made me believe even stronger, a cruise liner to be my next job. Travelling around the world is where I have gained my extensive knowledge and work experience over the past 20 years. Let it be the cruise liners, high end hotellerie, a small family hotel or holiday resort. Between Germany, Switzerland, Spain and running the biggest nightclub in the middle east with its 12 bars up to over 3000 people capacity until high class catering here in Portugal. My love for bar work with a passion and natural talent for sales, a strong focus on customer service, delivering the exceptionally unique has just built and become stronger over the years. Hard work along with the ability in leading by example have made me where I am today. I would have not succeeded without my family believing in me, my long time partner and beautiful son Oliver, without their understanding of my very long working hours. Not to forget all those great professionals I have met all the way through – guiding me, teaching me, all allowing to share the experience. Work colleagues and customers alike!
What I believe in: Train, guide and look after your staff and your staff look after your busines


Stephen Eggleton

Operations Director

With an early start, whilst still in school I have worked in the service industry for some considerable time.
I began as a waiter with the Hilton Hotel group where I became proficient at silver service and gained my first experiences with large scale events. Stopping for military service, her Majesty’s Royal Air Force provided me with a wealth of experiences and was where I first started with the accounting side of my career.
After leaving the Air Force I moved to London and whilst helping a friend was offered a position in a bar in Covent Garden. Moving quickly from bar man to bar manager the owners then asked me to move to Brighton and be manager and licensee of their new venture there.
At the time still young and missing the big city life I returned to London to work for Marco Pierre White at Quo Vardis in Soho. Whilst there I was asked to move to The Pharmacy, Damien Hirst’s new establishment but a twist of fate gave me a change of direction and I began working in the patient accounts department of the Cromwell private hospital.
It was during this period that the move to Portugal happened and at first a return to the service industry then back into accounts with one of the main expatriate newspaper publications.
Over the last few years my experience has been amalgamated into the catering industry where my main focus is the administration but gives me plenty of opportunity to blow the cobwebs away and help the team provide exceptionally superior service to our clients.

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