Dining with a difference

Treat yourself to high quality catering in the comfort of your own home



your chef

Peter qualified with an Intensive Cordon Bleu diploma in catering from the Tante Marie Culinary Academy in Surrey in 2009. During the time of Peter’s diploma Tante Marie was the UK’s oldest independent cookery school established in 1954. In 2008, the school was acquired by the Principal, Andrew Maxwel partnering with Gordon Ramsay Holdings.

Peter is a career investment banker and was lucky to be able to take time out following the financial crash in 2008 to undertake the intensive six month degree program offered at Tante Marie. The course consisted of a full itinerary covering all aspects of food catering and preparation including butchery, filleting, baking, food hygiene, oenology (the study of wine), baking and the theory of food and food cookery.

Whilst the roots of the course were classically French, the program also offered the opportunity to study and explore Asian and Indian cuisine together with its history, development and culture so the food offering and style has no limit.

Peter returned to banking in 2010 and in doing so, by his own admission, ‘sold his soul to the devil’! Although in full time employment, Peter still undertook private dining opportunities on an ad hoc basis including seated private dining occasions for between 4 and 16 people, christenings, birthdays, champagne canape receptions, corporate events and even a wedding!

However, in 2019, Peter embarked upon his foodie dream and started Dîner Privé Catering. The name was considered carefully as Peter wanted to capture the essence of his classic French training but also reflect the direction that he wanted to take Dîner Privé.

Translated literally the words mean ‘private dining’ which is the core offering, ie. dining in the comfort of your own home whether it be for a cosy meal for four with friends or an extended gathering for as many guests as you can get round your table.

The concept of the dining at home experience is captured in the Dîner Privé logo.


it works

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Parmesan Crisps, Truffle Oil and Chives
Seared Duck Breast with Confit Dug Leg Bon-Bon, Dauphinoise Potato, Celeriac Puree, Parisienne Courgettes and a Beef and Port Sauce
Chocolate Brownie with Butterscotch Sauce, Charred Blood Orange, Condensed Milk Ice Cream and Roasted Pistachios


I received a private home dining service as a present. Peter and Emma provided an incredible 5 course meal plus canapés for me and 5 friends, all prepared and cooked in my kitchen and my own (small!) oven. Amazing. Crockery and cutlery all provided and table laid for us. Every course was excellent - really good quality food. They even cleared up the whole kitchen! I didn't have to do anything! They provided such a unique and special evening for me and my friends, I booked Peter for my daughter's 18th family gathering. This time he provided a hot fork buffet for 30 people. Again, the food was excellent. I can't rate Peter and Emma high enough for their first class and well presented food, and their professionalism. I would highly recommend them for any occasion but for the experience, the home dining service especially.

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