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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


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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    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

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    Courtney F.
    5 star rating
    8/23/2020 - Yelp

    Our friends came into town to visit and surprised us with an amazing 7 course dinner from David! Not only did all the food look great, it tasted amazing! We loved being introduced to new foods/combina... read more

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    Mike Brickman
    8/17/2020 - Google

    David and team were truly incredible. They did a 7 course tasting menu complete with wine pairing suggestions. They were fun to be around and the food was exceptional. David was easy to coordinate wit... read more

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    John Costello
    6/30/2020 - Google

    I purchased a private dinner with David for my wife and I for her birthday. The entire experience was wonderful from beginning to end. We discussed the desired menu including speciality items like duc... read more

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    J Dennerline
    3/21/2020 - Google

    David created a wonderful culinary sensation for my family! We chose a creole theme and the dishes that he picked were over the top good! David and his team were very friendly and attentive to making ... read more

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    Kristin Thorsness
    2/21/2020 - Google

    We had a David come to my parents' house for a cooking lesson/4-course meal to celebrate my mom's 60th birthday and it was one of the best family parties we've had. David was knowledgeable, easy to ta... read more

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    Malini Balakrishnan
    1/21/2020 - Google

    We’ve have used David and Down To Earth’s services for 1 and a half years so far. They are outstanding! Always willing to take into account our preferences and needs, very easy to work with, amazing f... read more

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    Amanda Twiss
    1/21/2020 - Google

    Down to Earth Cuisine just did a fantastic multi-course Christmas Eve dinner for my party of 24. This was our first experience with David and his team--and we are admittedly a tough audience--we've b... read more

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    Malini B.
    5 star rating
    1/07/2020 - Yelp

    We've have used David and Down To Earth's services for 1 and a half years so far. They are outstanding! Always willing to take into account our preferences and needs, very easy to work with, a... 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?


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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