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Private Dinner Service

Down to Earth Cuisine specializes in providing world-class private dinners in the Seattle area. We provide more than just a chef for the night – our private dinner service will create echoes in time that you can remember warmly anytime.

Private Chef for Special Event Dinners

Hiring a personal chef for a dinner service is perfect for special occasions including:

  • Holidays
  • Weddings
  • Corporate & Team Building Events
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Graduations
  • Dinner Parties

Designing a Multi-Course Menu

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We create an unforgettable multi-course meal so you and your guests will remember your special occasion forever. We work with you to create the perfect evening you dreamed of!

When we discuss your event, let us know what you have in mind for the menu. We are happy to work with any ideas that you have. We can also suggest menus based on the event, your group, and the time of year. We like to design menus with seasonal ingredients at their peak to provide amazing quality and flavor.

Our chefs are accustomed to planning menus for groups with dietary restrictions - we can accommodate virtually any request or preference.

Sample Chef Menu for Private Dinner Party

Below is a sample 4 course dinner party menu:

Braised Beet Salad

Apple puree, shaved pear, chevre mousse, pistachio crumble, blueberry

Spanish Charred Octopus

Frijoles gigantes, sherry gastrique, rendered chorizo, pickled sweet drop peppers

Seared Steak Diane

Cognac cream sauce, fingerlings, asparagus

Almond Clafoutis

Macerated berries butterscotch sauce, ice cream

Creating Memories

We are in the business of creating memories. Watch as we create beautiful food and amazing flavors with unique camera-worth presentations! Your kitchen will be sparkling clean before we leave and you keep all the leftovers.

Private dinners are where we have the most fun with food! Our team of professional chefs bring many styles & backgrounds to your kitchen. Many of our weekly meal service clients hire us for special events because the experience is simply unforgettable.

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  • Anoop Singh Avatar
    Anoop Singh
    11/23/2020 - Google

    Wonderful wonderful private chef service. We asked David for a one night dinner, And his team delivered a fantastic experience. The chefs were friendly, the food is very good, the presentation was exc... read more

    Andrea Weder Avatar
    Andrea Weder
    11/08/2020 - Google

    We've hired Chef David for two private dinners, most recently a multi-course meal to celebrate my husband's birthday. Both were excellent experiences. He works with you to create a menu that works for... read more

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    Andrea W.
    5 star rating
    11/07/2020 - Yelp

    We've hired Chef David for two private dinners, most recently a multi-course meal to celebrate my husband's birthday. Both were excellent experiences. He works with you to create a menu that w... read more

  • Lisa Powers Avatar
    Lisa Powers
    10/13/2020 - Google

    With the state mandated restrictions on groups larger than 5 dining out, I decided to hire a chef to prepare dinner for our group at our Airbnb. I'm so glad we went with Chef David of Down to Earth C... read more

    Lisa P. Avatar
    Lisa P.
    5 star rating
    10/12/2020 - Yelp

    With the state mandated restrictions on groups larger than 5 dining out, I decided to hire a chef to prepare dinner for our group at our Airbnb. I'm so glad we went with Chef David of Down to Ear... read more

    Shane Griffiths Avatar
    Shane Griffiths
    10/09/2020 - Google

    David is incredibly professional and fun to work with. He is a skilled personal chef that can create delicious recipes inspired by organic, local PNW ingredients. His prepared meals are personalized f... read more

  • Todd Barker Avatar
    Todd Barker
    9/29/2020 - Google

    David & Down To Earth Cuisine catered our wedding. David was extremely personable, very well prepared and the food was outstanding. We had some specific requirements, and David and team were able to... read more

    Arsen Shoukourian Avatar
    Arsen Shoukourian
    9/24/2020 - Google

    There are a lot of reviews about how good and gourmet the food is - there is no doubt about that. Everything is high quality, professionally made and served. But I'd like to emphasize the absolutely a... read more

    Gabe Lemon Avatar
    Gabe Lemon
    8/25/2020 - Google

    So my family and I went to go visit our friends in Washington . I wanted to set up a surprise for our hosts . Called Dave(Down to Earth Cuisine) and he was able to work some things out and get somethi... read more

How much is a chef for a private dinner party?

Private dinner parties start at 3 courses for all guests, with an 8 guest minimum.

Pricing is $100 per guest. Additional courses are available for +$25 per guest.

Pricing is inclusive of service and ingredients.

What’s included in hiring a chef for a private dinner party?

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Down to Earth Cuisine provides everything to cater the perfect dinner party at your home:

  • Consultation and planning
  • Menu design according to preferences and dietary requirements
  • Shopping for local and seasonal ingredients (we prioritize organic, natural, non-GMO, grass-fed, etc.)
  • Preparation of courses in your kitchen
  • Wine pairing is available upon request
  • Presentation of each course to describe what's in it and how it was prepared
  • Cleanup and packaging of all leftovers

Please note that we are not permitted to provide alcoholic beverages, however we are more than happy to suggest wine pairings in advance.

The Down to Earth Private Dinner Experience

The clock is ticking, the guests are eagerly awaiting, hot plates are being beautifully decorated with delicious foods. Tick, Tick, Tick, DING! It’s time to serve.

Preparing for a dinner party is as exciting for our team as it is for our guests eagerly awaiting to relish the menu! We begin to set up and prepare for several courses tailored to our guests' liking. Chef David maximizes the kitchen space. Hot pots and pans can be heard boiling and sizzling as the food slowly cooks to a tune. Chop, chop, chop, a symphonic rhythm of vegetables and herbs being sliced and diced. While we work together to prepare each course's components, you may find us singing along or dancing to Pandora music, because our team likes to have fun too.

We are suited up in our chef coats, chatting with guests as they arrive and inquire about the menu. Chef David happily offers taste testers. Guests exclaim how delicious sunchoke chips are and the excitement for dinner rises.

Just before the first course is served, Chef David loves to give guests a show you won’t forget. Cheering and clapping can be heard as the flambé roars to life. This is a must see!

As the evening continues, our team serves guests as Chef David explains each course. My favorite party of dinner parties is hearing things like, “This tastes like Heaven. Wow, this is delicious, do you have more?!”

Many laughs and conversations are exchanged throughout the night. It is a pleasure to make memories with our guests.

Private Dinner Service Consultation

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