Enjoy an exclusive fine dining experience in your own home
Read reviews of previous Private Dining parties
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What is it?
An exclusive and intimate fine dining experience in the comfort of your own home (or for larger parties your own private popup restaurant in one of my venues) – in essence, your very own private chef for one night.
Restaurants are brilliant – but sometimes you might want to do something just a little different. A birthday treat, celebrate an anniversary, or just arrange your own exquisite and elegant dinner party for something new!
How do I book?
Each private dining experience is different and my aim is to create something beautiful and unique for you and your guests. Just send me a message using the form below and we can discuss your plans.
How does it work on the day?
I usually arrive about an hour before you want to start dinner to prepare everything. I then take over your kitchen and bring all my own equipment including plates to enable me to cook and serve you and your guests a fabulous dinner – and I even clean up before I leave! Alternatively I’ll create your own private popup restaurant – just arrive, sit down and enjoy the experience!
At your place! I’m based in Hertfordshire but travel well so location isn’t a problem – obvious preference for the Maldives but anywhere in the UK works just fine :). For larger parties I can now offer a couple of venue options if you don’t want to do it in your own home or have enough room – in essence this would be like your own private popup restaurant!
What sort of food?
Beautiful, delicious and different. This is meant to be fun and easy, so you can leave the menu to me to take you on a culinary journey between 5 – 8 courses. I like to create a bespoke fine dining experience catering to your own personal preferences which we can discuss.
This really depends on the menu we create but once we’ve got an idea of the menu I’ll give you a fixed price for the evening.
What about your Popup Restaurant?
Check out popup restaurant page to find out more about attending one of my popup restaurant nights!
Want a large scale catering option? Check out my new catering service for parties of 30 or more guests.
10 thoughts on “Private Dining by Theo Michaels”
Hi, I would like a private chef for Valentine’s day. I am thinking sort of an international menu or Italian.
So sorry for the late reply! Unfortunately I’ve been so busy with the launch of my new book (Orexi – out this April) I’ve had to park doing any more private dining events for the time being.
I have an enquiry I wanted to discuss with you with regards to private dining. Would you email me please so I can contact you privately?
Thank you very much
Wow!…. It is not often I write reviews, but wanted to sing Theo Michaels praises. We are blown away by the food Theo cooked last evening for my husband’s surprise 40th. Not only amazing food but such a great guy!! I can’t recommend enough!!!
Wow – Theo cooked for a friend’s party and it was amazing. Fabulous food – deliciously different – and I’m amazed at how he managed to conjure up such an amazing feast in a home kitchen. I’ll be having Theo cook for my next party. Amazing
Thanks Gemma, it was a total pleasure and I’m really pleased you enjoyed it! And thank you for leaving the review; it’s really nice to hear… And I’ll hold you to cooking at your next party! 🙂
Hi Theo, just a note to say another BIG thank you for such a fantastic evening last weekend. The food really was sublime and was great to see you. I 100% recommend anyone to let ‘Theo Cook’ for them – all our guests were blown away by the food and along with that Michaels charm it was without a doubt the best dinner party we’ve ever put on! You’ll be back!
Anthony! What a great night! It was a total pleasure serving you guys my food and really pleased you enjoyed it (I had a great time!) And in regards to the Michaels charm – you know I learnt it all from you! 🙂
Hi there Theo,
You have come highly recommended by a friend. We would love to buy a gift (Christmas) for our parents to have you cook for them, they are big foodies. Could we buy a gift voucher so they could then discuss the details with you in the new year. It is for 2 people in Harpenden.
I know I’ve left this late but be lovely to hear your thoughts.
…., Good morning Sarah, I’ve just sent you an email! Theo