Clancy Atkinson is a Sydney based chef, food writer & stylist who passionately encompasses all aspects of the food industry. Clancy’s food and recipes have been featured in such publications as Gourmet Traveller, Feast, InStyle Magazine, The Wentworth Courier and The Daily Telegraph. He learnt his trade working under several Michelin starred and high profile chefs before completing his training in Brisbane under “one of Australia’s greatest chefs” former Versace Executive Chef Russell Armstrong.

Upon completing his training in 2000, Clancy relocated to Sydney where he became Executive Chef and part owner of high end bespoke catering company Plated. Under Clancy’s direction Plated was named by the Sydney Magazine as “one of the top 5 catering companies in Sydney” and was featured in Gourmet Traveller. Clancy has worked with luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Lancôme and Swarovski where he designed menus for intimate cocktail and dinner parties. He also worked exclusively with Gucci for many years designing canapés for their Australian fashion shows and in store events. Clancy has just completed working as Gerard Butler’s private chef during his stay in Sydney and is a proud sponsor of Cancer Council Australia’s 2014 Emeralds & Ivy Ball Live Auction donating an exclusive dinner with Ronan Keating.

Clancy is currently one of the Resident Chefs at the exclusive Woodwark Bay private villa on the Great Barrier Reef and Chief Food Writer for Sydney magazine SX. Clancy prides himself on his relaxed, professional and personable service. His food is produce driven but remains elegant drawing on his many global influences.Clancy is also available for event menu design, consulting and styling.

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Testimonials for Clancy Atkinson

Clancy was amazing. A really lovely guy and a pleasure to have in our home. His canapes were both delicious and looked amazing. Our guests all had plenty to eat and loved everything.

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Michelle McAviney (NSW)

everything was amazing and would use the wait staff and clancy again

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Katie Lowe (NSW)

The chef and wait staff were the best we’ve had to date. This is our 3rd dinner with At Your Table. Very happy with the quality of food and service on the night.

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Rachel Vella (NSW)

Amazing dinner , perfect night , could not be happier , it is addictive already taking about when we can do this again

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Debbie Shaw (NSW)

Incredible experience and incredible food. Guests were blown away.

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Nick (NSW)

Caterers were fabulous! The chef was very talented and food looked and tasted amazing

The two wait staff for excellent also – particularly Marty who took the initiative to set everything up with the glassware etc

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Roshana Sultan (NSW)

Clancy prepared the food for our corporate networking function and it was simply superb! The precision of detail put into each canape was incredible, as was the taste. Clancy worked with Joe Keets to create the perfect menu to compliment our wine selection for the evening. Joe’s knowledge of the wine industry, both locally here in Australia and his global expertise was second to none. Both Clancy and Joe were a pleasure to work with.

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Charlotte (NSW)

His ability to organise himself and have everything prepared and then clean up after was amazing. And his communication with the waitstaff was fantastic. So please with Clancy. Hope he’s available again for my next event.

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Harry Ginges (NSW)

Clancy and the waitresses provided a wonderful meal and truly memorable occasion for us.

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justin evans (NSW)

Toby and Suzie were delighted with the service and food! They would love for Clancy to cook for them again.
Thank you!

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Havva Candemir (NSW)

Clancy was terrific – professional, obliging, well prepared and produced excellent meals on the night. would no doubt hire him again for the next event (assuming he’s available and not gallivanting around the world with socialites and celebrities)

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Vera Lin (NSW)

Clancy was excellent. Menu was perfect and catered for all tastes. He was lovely as a person, and had the right amount of time spent in the kitchen, versus sharing a little bit about each of our dishes. He was happy to join in the chat when invited, and disappeared to cook when required also. Would definitely hire him again – perfect person to have in your home. I was really impressed. The guests I had that night are people that we do regular degustation with 3 x per year, and we have this fun things where we score each restaurant. Clancy won the scoreboard for 2014! Excellent.

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Emma Hogan (NSW)

Excellent Chef, food and relaxed dinner – we would have Clancy again – he was excellent.


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James Hunter (NSW)

Our wait staff, Julie, was fantastic. She did more than expected, kept everyone well fed and topped up with drinks. She kept stopping me from doing things!

Chef Clancy was charming and prepared fantastic tasting food. It was all beautifully presented and we got loads of positive comments from guests.

Chef cleaned the kitchen well before he left, packed leftovers away and was happy to have a chat to guests during the night.

Overall it was a fantastic evening.

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Anne Eastwell (NSW)

We had a great night surprised our guests ,they thought we were having takeaway
Clancy arrived like he lived here,no fuss ,fitted into our kitchen and quietly went about creating a great night
He had pre prepared most of the meal,so there was little noise or fuss in our small kitchen/dining room The evening started with some tit bits and finished with home made chocolates which were both a surprise The food we chose was beautifully presented and enjoyed by all
Clancy left us as he found us ,with a clean kitchen
We highly recommend this service as a great relaxing night in

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Marilyn Morgan (NSW)

We engaged a 3h wine tasting with Joe Keiths to make a bit more attractive our office opening event in Sydney.
Joe tips and jokes during the tasting of wines was above my expectation, chef Clancy’s canapes were great despite the limitations of our little office pantry and we got Alex as waiter, a perfect combination. They were all very accommodating and our customers, employees and internal people enjoyed a lot this evening.
Thank you atyourtable team

Elena Sanchez

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Elena Sanchez (NSW)

Fabulous food, service and humour. I could not fault Clancy or Tommy. They were wonderful in every aspect. My guests were talking about it all weekend and my husband Neil, was very happy with the surprise.

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Sharryn Waite (NSW)

Chef Clancy was exceptional.
Well prepared before and on the night, and led a team of exceptional Wait staff.

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Richard Ernster (NSW)

We were all SO impressed with Clancy. The menu was perfect and suited our requirements perfectly. The food itself was amazing. I’m never hiring run-of-the-mill caterers again! AtYourTable all the way.

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Emma Stewart (NSW)

Clancy prepared and served some of the most beautiful dishes I’ve enjoyed. Friendly extremely professional overall great experience.

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Dean Jarman (NSW)
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