Dinner Party

Dinner Party

Dinner parties are the most common dinner service that Invitation to Dine traditionally provides. Intended for between 9 and 24 guests, this experience allows the Chef and their guests the classic dining experience. From the moment dinner is called, to the time the meal ends, the diners will be gathered around a table and served an extended four course meal, with interruptions from the Invitation to Dine staff only to clear dishes and present the various courses.


  • Phone Call

    The guest requesting the event will have a phone call with their chef to set a party date and to determine a menu.

  • Invite List

    At that time, the guest will present the names of the party attendees and any dietary restrictions they may have.

  • Menu Review

    Winthin 48 hours, the Chef will return a menu for the guest to review and any adjustments can then be made.

  • Kitchen Review

    The chef and the guest will review the guest’s kitchen to ensure that all the proper cooking apparatus will be available.

  • Shopping

    The chef will be responsible for food shopping.

The Day Of Your Event

  • Arrival Time

    The Chef or Chefs and their assistants will arrive between two and three hours ahead of the time designated for the serving of the first course to begin meal preparation. This includes a walk-through of the kitchen with the guest.

  • Setting The Table

    The chef will set the table unless the client has elected to use their own place settings. There is an additional fee for the chef to provide place settings.

  • Menus

    The chef will provide a menu for each guest – this is especially important for guests with dietary restrictions.

  • Magic Happens Here

    The chef will begin food preparation and cooking.

  • Nom Nom Nom

    Each of the four courses of the meal will be served by the chef, including a description of each dish.

  • No Dishes Left Behind

    Upon completion of the meal, the chefs will clean the kitchen before exiting the guest’s home.

Additional Services

  • Additional Chef(s)

    An additional chef with a particular specialty such as a pastry chef can be added to the meal preparation team.

  • Sommelier Services

    Get professional assistance matching wines and alcohol to your custom menu. (See more on sommelier services here)

  • More Courses

    When you want more courses beyond our standard four, this option is for you!

  • Place Settings

    When planning larger events, don’t worry if you do not have enough table settings for everyone. We can bring all of the dishes, silverware and glassware with us!

Please contact one of our chefs to get a quote for your dinner party. Need something not listed here? Please don’t hesitate to discuss any special needs you might have and our team will do our best to accommodate them.