FAQ

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Planning Your Dinner Party

When booking a private dinner party with Harper Fine Dining, you needn't worry about preparation, serving or washing up. Just invite your guests and host as you wish, we will look after the rest. If you have any questions about your dinner party, we include some answers to Frequently Asked Questions, but if you need further information please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Will you cater to my allergies or specific dietary requirements?

We happily accommodate all dietary requirements and restrictions.

Do you provide a vegetarian or vegan option or alterrnative dishes for guests that have dietary requirements?

Yes, usually we will have a meeting with you to discuss menus and any questions you may have. We would usually do this in your home and then we can take a quick look at your kitchen and appliances.

Can I choose my own menu or do I need to follow your example menu?

The service is bespoke, you can choose any dishes to your taste. We will work together and discuss all options, how the courses will work together and decide on vegetable garnishes.

How can I inform my guests what the dishes are?

We print personalised menus for each guest to have at the table. These state the dishes for each course.

New to fine dining at home?

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Do I need to set the table or clean up?

No, all of the work is done by us. You sit back and relax. The waiter will arrive a couple of hours before the dinner party is due to start and set everything up ensuring cutlery and glassware are polished and placed. After the dinner party the table is cleared away and everything is washed up and the kitchen is cleaned and left how it was found.

Do I need to provide crockery, cutlery, glass wear and linen for my dinner party?

We use either your own crockery, cutlery, glass wear and linen or we can order this at an extra cost. We use a fantastic company, White House Crockey, who will drop off at your house and pick up any items we order. We will prepare the order list and the Team will ensure that the full order is packed up ready for collection.

Can you provide a centre piece?

Yes we are equipped to decorate your dining table with a beautiful Centre Piece. Modern, Traditional, Festive…all come with class! They can be reusable, or created with fresh flowers. Designed specifically with your home colour scheme and deco in mind. Each one an individual piece. Centre Pieces can be created for any occasion. They are a fabulous idea to go along side a beautiful dinner with your Family and Friends.

New to fine dining at home?

Our Private Chef service is a convenient way to host an exquisite dinner party, or luxurious event. Book a Private Chef so you can focus on enjoying the occasion. As a potential client we are happy to guide you based on your requirements. Please ask us any questions you may have.

Who will provide the wine?

If you would like to provide your own wine that is fine. Alternatively, we work with a top sommelier service, who will carefully pair each course with a wine. This is at an additional cost. We provide a classic or a prestigious wine paring. The sommelier will explain each wine and how it works with the dish to you and your guests at the table.

Who will serve the food?

We always recommend having waiter service, depending on the party size Sometimes more are required. I have a great team of professional, highly experienced and friendly staff that will serve your food, pour your wines and treat you and your guests as if you are in a high end restaurant.

Will you come and see my kitchen first?

Yes, usually I will have a meeting with you to discuss menus and any questions you may have. I would usually do this in your home and then I can take a quick look at your kitchen and appliances.

New to fine dining at home?

Our Private Chef service is a convenient way to host an exquisite dinner party, or luxurious event. Book a Private Chef so you can focus on enjoying the occasion. As a potential client we are happy to guide you based on your requirements. Please ask us any questions you may have.

What is the minimum spend for a dinner party?

Please note an £800 + VAT minimum spend applies on small parties of 2-4 for a 5 course menu. If you require a waiter this will be a supplement cost of £200 + VAT. Prices subject to menu. Menus with exclusive Caviars or White Truffles may have a supplementary charge.

What is the planning process?

Dean and Michelle will arrange a meeting before the event to discuss your individual requirements, preferably at your home or the venue where the event will be held. We have many sample menus and ideas if you are looking for inspiration or we will tailor make your menu with you if you have particular dishes that you love. The Chef and Waiter will come to your home on the day of the event, usually 2-3 hours before the time you would like to dine and will work in the background, your Chef preparing and cooking your delicious meal and your Waiter setting your table and preparing your wines. We will use your crockery, cutlery, linen and glassware, unless you request that we hire this in for you. Your Waiter will serve you and your guests, also topping up your wine and water glasses in a discreet yet friendly manner. Your kitchen will be left spotless, so no need to worry about any cleaning once your guests have left. You may want to organise your own centre piece. If you would prefer, we can organise this for you at an extra cost. We are based in London and cover all areas of the UK and overseas.

Will you and your team travel to my location?

Dean and Michelle are based in London with a wider Team in various locations. We will happily travel to anywhere in the UK or abroad including all areas of Manchester, Cheshire, Liverpool, Birmingham and the South East.

Are there any hidden costs?

All costs are outlined and included in the invoice and discussed prior to the booking. There aren’t any hidden costs.

Shall we tip?

Tipping is totally at your own discretion. It is not expected however it is appreciated. Tips are not included in the price of the dinner party. The staff take all tips for themselves.

New to fine dining at home?

Our Private Chef service is a convenient way to host an exquisite dinner party, or luxurious event. Book a Private Chef so you can focus on enjoying the occasion. As a potential client we are happy to guide you based on your requirements. Please ask us any questions you may have.
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Sommelier & Wine Pairing Service

Sommelier Service

If you want to further your private fine dining experience, within our team there are several fantastic sommeliers, all with extensive knowledge of old and new world wines. They understand the importance of selecting the perfect wine to match dishes and how a wine can complement and lift a dish to another level and vice versa. It adds another exciting aspect to your private dinner party. You can trust your palate is safe in their hands. The sommelier will study the menu with Dean and together they will select the perfect wines, either old or new world to enhance each dish. On the evening the sommelier will arrive prior to your dinner party to set up the correct glassware, decant where appropriate the wines to aerate them and release their wonderful aromas and flavours. They will explain to you and your guests the notes on your nose and the flavours on your palate. They will also illustrate why that particular wine will support your outstanding course.

Chocolatier Service

Chocolatier Service

Maison Samadi Luxury Chocolatiers have been a family business since 1872 and they have definitely mastered the craft! We have been lucky enough to have tried almost the full collection. There really is something special for every palette! Outstanding Quality and Exquisite Taste are the reasons that many 5* Luxury Hotels haver chosen Maison Samadi Chocolatiers to represent their brand. Whether it's a small box of After Dinner Truffles, a large Celebration Box as an Occasion Treat or you choose to gift your host a special box to say Thank You - the Maison Samadi range covers everything, we will help to organise whatever your request.

String Quartet

Hire a String Quartet

We are delighted to be able to offer a post dining Concert Recital, The Allegri String Quartet will put together a bespoke programme of String Quartet works to complement your dining, be it a formal Dinner or Canapé Event. From a short 20 minute recital to a full concert, world-class musicians and the intensity of the experience they bring, listening to chamber music the way it was intended.

Menus for Every Occaison

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