Sainlo Events is a friendly family run business.

Our aim is to delight and excite our clients with exquisite flavours and to impress your guests with a beautifully presented and fulfilling meal.

The Sainlo Events Story

Sainlo Events was founded in 2011 but the seed was sown many years before. Growing up around a culture of food and social eating in the Caribbean, with parents who cooked real meals with real food, gave Chef Jean-Luc Sainlo a taste for great cuisine. He quickly picked up an excellent sense of flavour and seasoning that runs through all of his dishes today.

Now all of this experience pours into his classic cuisine, created for clients in and around London and the home counties. From dinner parties and larger family occasions to corporate catering and networking events. He has a personal input into every menu, working with each client to ensure they receive the perfect meal to complement their event.

Exquisite food, beautifully presented


Meet the team

Jean Luc Sainlo

Jean Luc Sainlo

“Age eleven I dreamt I became a chef  – my family thought I was mad when I told them – now I’m living the dream and I wouldn’t have it any other way…”

Jean-Luc Sainlo set up bespoke catering company Sainlo Events following a long career working in France and the UK with the likes of Philippe Chavent, Gordon Ramsay and Jean-Christophe Novelli.

Jean-Luc has also headed up brigades in a number of top London clubs and restaurants, cooking for city executives, The BBC and the Digital Podge.

“I believe the perfect event should be based around excellent food and a lively atmosphere and that is exactly what I deliver.”

Attention to detail and a desire to achieve perfection set Jean-Luc apart and will be the defining feature of any event he caters for you.

Jean Luc’s Cooking Style

Jean Luc loves to cook excellent food with fresh, seasonal ingredients. He has a broad experience but specialises in European and Nouvelle cuisine.




Colleen Sainlo

Wife and business partner Colleen manages the day to day running of Sainlo Events.

“Sainlo Events provides a wide range of services to clients taking the stress out of catering for parties, events and meetings. I share Jean-Luc’s passion for delicious and exquisite food, where special meals create lasting memories. I run the operational side of the business and I would love to hear more about your event, why not drop me a line?” 



Why choose Sainlo Events?

  • Top quality food freshly prepared and beautifully presented

  • A personal service and a menu tailored to suit your event perfectly

  • Sensational seasonal menus bursting with flavour