FAQS

If you've never hired a personal chef for a private event such as a dinner party, you may have some questions about the process, please read the FAQS below.

Q - Who hires a private chef?

A - A range of people enjoy my private chef services, including busy professional couples, time-poor families who wish to treat themselves, people who wish to host a special occasion, shoot parties, hen and stag parties, people who are hiring a self-catering cottage, business people who wish to wine and dine an important client in the confidential surrounding of their own venue.

Q - What does it cost?

A - Each event and menu are tailored to each individuals requirements therefore detailed quotations are provide on receipt of the client brief. The simple menus start at £35pp, there is a minimum spend of £150 per dinner party, this is higher at weekends and holidays, this is inclusive of all ingredients and my time in your kitchen. A deposit of 50% of the total invoice will be taken to secure the booking. The full amount must be paid one week before the date of the event. Any late bookings which are made within 7 days of the events date must pay the full amount upfront upon booking the event.

Q - Where do you buy your ingredients?

A - Being based in Malton, North Yorkshire, I am surrounded by amazing artisan suppliers and producers, which ensures the use of the very best and freshest produce. I would be delighted to discuss my ingredients and suppliers with you in more detail when we create your menu.

Q - Do you provide crockery, linen, cutlery and glassware?

A - Most clients do prefer to use their own, however I can provide the above for small dinner parties there will be an extra charge for this service.

Q - How long will you be in my kitchen?

A - For each menu I will be creating dishes from scratch, this will take several hours in most cases, however we can make arrangements for this to fit your schedule.

Q - What should i do to prepare for your arrival?

A - Please have a clean kitchen, an empty sink and dishwasher if you have one, room in your fridge and freezer, and space for me to work on. Also make sure all your equipment is in working order, ovens, grills etc. I will leave the kitchen the way I find it.

Q - How many people can you cater for?

A - I'm happy to cater for any number, however it is very dependent on your venue, the kitchen, the equipment and also menu choice. With regards to the tasting menu I normally cap the numbers at 12. It's possible to do more but we would need to discuss the options for this.

Q - Am I restricted to the menus on your website?

A - Not at all, the menus and dishes on the website are simply just there for you to get ideas or inspiration, each menu is completely bespoke to the individual client.

Q - What is 'At the Dinner Party' cancellation policy?

A - I take 50% of the total invoice as deposit upon confirmation of the booking, cancellations made up to one week before the event will receive 50% of the deposit back, cancellations later than a week before the event will not be refunded.

Q - How do i book an event with 'At the Dinner Party'?

A - Call me on 07787 576892 for an no obligation chat about your private chef requirements or email me at dan@atthedinnerparty.com or alternatively fill in the contact sections on the website.

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At the dinner party by Dan Graham

Malton, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

07787 576892