Dinner Party Catering FAQ

Dinner parties can be large occasions involving large parties, and we are happy to cater for all large as well as more intimate smaller parties with a minimum booking size of 10 guests.
Generally we use the cutlery, crockery and glassware at your venue. Should you require something more bespoke then we will arrange this for you with our preferred local hire company.
Each booking starts with a simple questionnaire that we ask you to complete. We can then provide you with menus and prices to suit your occasion perfectly.
Yes we can always offer separate dishes to cater for any dietary needs.

Organising a dinner party for a group of friends, family or colleagues can be great fun, but tough to do successfully. More often than not the host finds themselves confined to the kitchen for the best part of the evening, struggling to tackle gourmet catering whilst still maintaining an outward smile for the guests. Next time you’re planning a dinner party, why not leave it to the professionals?

Our dinner party menus can be arranged around your needs, and because we are a small company, we are able to offer that personal service you desire. Whether you want a formal five course sit down meal for your family or a laid back luncheon for business partners, our flexible services can be tailored to your wishes.

What we do

We can provide a private chef in Devon or Dorset and other south west locations to cater for a range of dinner party events. Usually we cater to groups of ten or more, but if you have a smaller party planned and would like to make use of our services, get in touch and we’ll see how we can help.

We specialise in gourmet catering services and believe in using seasonal, fresh produce which is locally sourced where possible. The end result is a menu packed full of flavour and designed to impress.

Dinner party ideas

If you have a big family or business celebration coming up, a professionally catered dinner party can be a great option to consider rather than going out for a meal. Here are some ideas for how you can make use of a private chef from Exeter to Dorchester for your next big event:

  • Rent a self catering property: Around the Westcountry there are many beautiful self catering properties, able to accommodate large family groups with ease. From cliff top cottages on the north Devon coast to rural farmhouse retreats in Somerset catering a dinner party in one of these locations is an absolute pleasure.
  • Stay at home: Of course you don’t have to go out to enjoy your own dinner party. If you have enough space at home to seat all your guests, why not stay in for an intimate evening of exquisite dining with our professional services. We can provide five star caterers to Dorset, Somerset, and Cornwall, and everywhere in between.

Next time you’ve got a meal to cook, take some time for yourself and try our professional catering services instead. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy the company of your guests when you book caterers in Dorset, Devon and beyond with Lyme Bay Field Kitchen.

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