Dining with a difference
Treat yourself to high quality catering in the comfort of your own home
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.