Do I need to prepare crockery and linen for the dinner party?
We provide all crockery, cutlery, linen and wine glassware. However, if you prefer to use your own, we are happy with that. Although for food presentation we use plates that suit the dishes and show them off well so we recommend using our plates.
Are there any hidden costs?
All costs are outlined and included in the invoice and discussed prior to the booking. There aren’t any hidden costs.
How can I inform my guests what the dishes are?
We print personalised menus for each guest to have at the table. These state the dishes for each course
Who will provide the wine?
If you would like to provide your own wine that is fine. Alternatively, we work with a top sommelier who will carefully pair each course with a wine. This is at an additional cost. We provide a classic or a prestigious wine paring. The sommelier will explain each wine and how it works with the dish to you and your guests at the table.
Can I choose my own menu or do I need to follow your example menu?
The service is bespoke, you can choose any dishes to your taste. We will work together and discuss all options, how the courses will work together and decide on vegetable garnishes.
Do you provide a vegetarian or vegan option or guests that have dietary requirements?
Yes of course. If you have guests with special dietary requirements this is no problem. Please be sure to ask all your guests prior to the evening and let us know in good time.
Do I need to set the table or clean up?
No, all of the work is done by us. You sit back and relax. The waitress will arrive a couple of hours before the dinner party is due to start and set everything up ensuring cutlery and glassware are polished and placed. After the dinner party the table is cleared away and everything is washed up and the kitchen is cleaned and left how it was found.
Should I create a centre piece?
The table looks finished with a centre piece. This is totally up to you, most people like to do this themselves as you know what will work with your house. However, if this something you would like us to organise, we can do this at an extra cost.
Will you come and see my kitchen first?
Yes, usually I will have a meeting with you to discuss menus and any questions you may have. I would usually do this in your home and then I can take a quick look at your kitchen and appliances.
Will you and your team travel to me if we aren’t in the north west?
Yes, we cover all of the UK and even overseas if required.
Who will serve the food?
We always recommend having waiter service, depending on the party size Sometimes more are required. I have a great team of professional, highly experienced and friendly staff that will serve your food, pour your wines and treat you and your guests as if you are in a high end restaurant.
Shall we tip?
Tipping is totally at your own discretion. It is not expected however it is appreciated. Tips are not included in the price of the dinner party. The staff take all tips for themselves.