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How much does a dinner party cost?
Our private chef service starts at around £40 per person for three courses. Prices and minimum spends are indicated further on the suggested menus.
What is included in your per-person price?
This includes: menu design, food sourcing, prep and delivery and service staff. Also, and of great importance, we will thoroughly clean the kitchen after use. Extras - tableware hire, drinks, serving staff - are also available.
We’re convinced! What happens next?
If you would like to go with us (yay!) we ask for a deposit of 25% of the projected total invoice to confirm the booking. The final balance is invoiced to you 14 days before the big day, once we have confirmed final numbers and details. Once the deposit is paid (via bank transfer or cheque), your event is confirmed.
When do we need to confirm final numbers and menu choices?
We will request these two weeks before the event. The latest advisable point is 10 days before the event. Please note that numbers can go up after this point, but not down – we cannot refund if guests drop out after this point.
What time do you arrive on the day of the event?
It will depend slightly on the type of event but around 90 minutes prior to service, depending on how much event coordination is required.
Can we tailor the menu? For example, we love the sound of the beef, but we’d like it with dauphinoise potatoes rather than roasties!
Absolutely. It is your event – not ours! We’re very happy to tailor menus to suit you and to discuss ideas with you. We will advise if suggestions are not feasible.
Can you cater for special dietary requirements?
Yes, we can. We usually discuss options at the tasting meal and will clarify final details well in advance.
Do we have to have a three course formal meal?
A. No, we are happy to devise menus for two course meals, family-style services, buffets, bowl food, food stalls, or canapé receptions – it is entirely up to you! We can advise depending on the timings of your day, but again, it is your day.
Can you provide a hog roast or BBQ for our main meal or evening food?
We certainly can, but some venues have equipment restrictions, so please check with us if you would like either of these options.
Can we offer options to our guests?
Yes – standard prices include a single choice for the group. But options are certainly available on request.
Do you cater for children?
We are happy to cater for children - either with smaller portions of the adult meal or a simpler child-friendly alternative.
Is there any VAT to pay?
Private chef prices are inclusive of VAT.