Dinner Parties & Cooking Classes

When I was chef de Cuisine of a luxury catering company in Manhattan, I loved doing small dinner parties for our clients in their homes. I remember clients being the happiest when we would deliver a 4-star restaurant experience into their private kitchen.

The relaxed atmosphere and great conversation and food all within the comfort of their own home is what made this so special. The added bonus is that you and your guest can interact with us as we cook and we are more than happy to share some of our tips and culinary advice. It doesn’t have to be too precious either. A lot of our clients enjoy a casual family style meal or summer cookout just as much, if not more.

Maybe you’re looking for something more interactive and engaging. Our cooking classes are becoming more popular, especially as a lunch option.

We work together with the client and come up with a menu that is fun, approachable, and simple enough to make on your own. Please inquire for more details. 

Whether you are planning a summer cookout, a much needed dinner with old friends, or a call for celebration,  Set for Dinner covers all your culinary needs. 

Set for Dinner is a dream! This incredible duo helped create a wonderful four-course meal for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. Each dish was beautifully plated and delicious and creating the menu was a breeze. I'm sure they will work with you to create all the details you are looking for, but what I particularly loved, was how they handled everything and I really didn’t have to do anything! They arrived on time, moved around the kitchen like they had been there before, prepared and served a beautiful meal, and left the kitchen better than they found it! I highly recommend Set for Dinner and we will definitely use them again in the future.
skye walden
Guilford, CT

Sample Menus

first course

organic bibb lettuce with haricot vert, fine herbs, and sherry-dijon vinaigrette

ahi tuna tartar with piquillo peppers, cucumbers, and horseradish creme fraîche

shrimp and mango summer rolls with Thai peanut sauce

herb marinated roasted beets with feta cheese on arugula with candied pecans


slow roasted halibut with sautéed leeks, asparagus, english peas, beurre blanc, and olive oil crushed potatoes

pan roasted organic chicken with pomme puree, sautéed mixed mushrooms, pearl onions, bacon, and red wine jus

beef short ribs braised in Barolo wine with mashed celery root, glazed carrots, and crispy leeks

roasted cod grenobloise with cauliflower, brown butter, parsley, and capers