Dinner Parties

"Fine Dining in Your own Home"

What could be better than going out to a fine restaurant and dining on sumptuous cuisine with good friends? Doing it in the comfort of your own home, of course! Here's a chance to set a lavish table (or tables), and show off your fancy china, stemware, silver service, linens, etc.

No matter what your entertainment budget, you can have a dinner with family, friends, or business associates like you never thought possible! From a simple buffet with fine down home cooking for a family reunion, to a lavish six course gourmet wine-tasting dinner! It's all possible, and it's all up to you, plus you'll probably end up spending less than if you went to that fancy French restaurant twenty miles away!

What do you get? (And how much?)

Here's a general guideline:

  • A dinner party usually consists of between six and twenty-five or more people, depending primarily on the size of your location. It could also be a romantic dinner for 2 ( I recently did one of these in a suite in a hotel on the beach for a woman whose Husband just returned from a Military deployment!)
  • The dinner can be as simple or elaborate as you like. Most dinner parties are a five course affair. Appetizers are first, and are usually served butler style, with drinks, as guests are arriving. It usually lasts about an hour. The appetizers can also be set in a display or served as the first meal course.
  • When seated, guests start with an appetizer (if not already served previously), soup, followed by salad, the main course, and dessert.
  • Wines and other beverages are usually provided by the host. The appetizer (or "social") hour can be host served, or we can provide a bartender for $20 an hr. We will pour wine and other beverages while you and your guests are seated. (We will also be happy to consult with you about your wine selections!)
  • All dinnerware, stemware, platters, linens, decorations, etc. are usually provided by the host. I provide the food, garnish's, service, clean up, and any special tools I need in the kitchen. I can, however, provide any additional items or servers you may need.
  • Bear in mind that any party is whatever you want it to be. You may just need an assistant to help you prepare your foods, your way, and then serve and clean up for you, while you enjoy your guests! This charge is $25 an hr. for one helper, and $15 hr. for each additional helper.


The cost can vary considerably primarily depending on the # of guests and the food selections. For instance the dinner for 2 I mentioned above could cost around $250 which $125 per person! A dinner for around 20 people can be anywhere from approximately $25-$60 per person. As a general rule cost is about the same as a high end restaurant but you save considerable on alcoholic beverages and wine!


My main menu on this site is mostly geared to larger groups, if you e-mail me I can send you my entire repertoire which includes some more eclectic entrees such as 8 oz Filet mignon wrapped in Applewood Bacon, Chateaubriand, Duck Breast w/ Raspberry Glaze, Garlic/Herb Crusted Lamb Chops just to name a few. I also do homemade breads, ice creams and much more!

Please click here to access my main menu.

Past Examples

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4 Course Dinner


5 Course Dinner