Add a little luxury to your self catering break in Dorset with our private Dinner Party service

dinner-party-catering-dfdMake the most of your self catering break in Dorset by booking us to prepare a delicious Dinner Party menu for your family or guests.

We have a great range of dinner party sample menus – all made using fresh local produce wherever possible. Alternatively, for that really special occasion, talk to us about our popular Tasting Menu which can be accompanied with a selection of matching wines.

Pork 3 ways by Dorset Fine Dining

With its countryside and coastal position, Dorset is famed for its wealth of food producers, some of whom you can find out more information in our Links page.

To book this for your next stay, please contact us or telephone 01963 220463 or 07525 667687 and we would be happy to discuss your requirements.

Your Outside Caterer for events in and around Sherborne, Dorset

outside-catering-sherborneOur preparation kitchen is based just outside of Sherborne, Dorset – making us the ideal choice for weddingsdinner partiescorporate events and more in and around this historic town in northwest Dorset.

We have a range of sample menus to give you some ideas of what we can prepare for you. Our traditional Buffet Menu is ideal for informal gatherings or parties. For something a little more different, take a look at our wonderful range of Canapés or Verrines to really impress your guests.

Make the most of any good weather with our delicious BBQ Menu – perfect for summer evening parties or even more formal events.

Not based in Dorset or near Sherborne? No problem, we regularly cater for weddings and events across the South and South West of England.

To find out more information, contact or call us on 01963 220463 or 07525 667687 to discuss your requirements.



As one of the top Wedding caterers based in Dorset and the South West we have extremely high standards. We pride ourselves in being able to deliver high levels of food and service for any occasion. We are able to work within a set budget and will offer a great package. We are looking forward to a busy year and change our menus with the seasons. To see what we are able to offer, contact Nick via email or call me on 07525667687 and i would be pleased to chat or meet up and look at your individual requirements. We cater all over the South West un to London. We also do a lot of work around Sandbanks, Branksome Park and Canford Cliffs, delivering impeccable food and service for high net worth clients.

Weddings, Parties, Events, why us?

Well things are getting very busy here now and lots going on, we have functions to cater for in Surrey, Wiltshire, London, Hampshire, Devon, Somerset and Berkshire. I am working very closely with Symondsbury estates managing their food operation and taking care of all functions and weddings.  I am the sole caterer for the estate for any catering booking from now.  I am very pleased to be working with the great team there are look forward to help pushing the estate forward.  This is a fantastic place to hold your wedding, in fact function of any nature we can help.  We have just had a very busy weekend and looking forward things are getting even busier.  We are one of the top caterers for weddings and events based in Dorset, although we are a small company at present we can compete with the big boys, our ideas are modern, our food fresh and locally sourced where possible.

All menus are discussed with the client giving them what they are looking for at a price to compete with other caterers in Dorset and the surrounding counties.  We put major emphasis on the look of the food and the way it is presented and this is where we are leagues above our competition. Forget catering awards!! They mean nothing, we will offer a free tasting and you can make your own choice on caterer.  With a Michelin Star background and having worked at some fantastic hotels and restaurants both in England and abroad, my food speaks for itself.  I take great care in everything i produce and have very high standards.

Food Trends and weddings

Well its been a while since my last post as i have been away in Italy, however i am back now and highly motivated.. Food trends seem to change all the time, however some things which are going to be a big part of this year are BBQ’s.  More and more people are having them and a lot for weddings, they are definitley in right now, it doesn’t matter that its not spring or even summer people are after the great taste and social event that bbq’s are. We have a new bbq menu for this year mentioned in one of my previous posts, however it will be up on the site very soon.

If you fancy a wedding with a difference, how about a festival wedding!  Everything in the style of a festival, it keeps the cost down and you can certainly make it your own.  If you would like more ideas and info about this you can contact me directly.

Happy New Year

Not long now until the New Year 2014 is upon us, things have been manic over the past few months and business is looking good for next year.  We are running a cookery school for all levels wanting to learn skills from basic soup preparation and stews to chocolate work, butchery and fine dining dinner party planning, lessons are either one to one or group based to a maximum of 6 people where you would be set to work in groups.  My kitchen is based in the heart of the Dorset countryside and a lovely walk and picnic lunch would be a part of the day.  Lessons are based either on a 3-4 hour set or courses also available.  All pricing is available upon request.

Working closely with Hamwood Crafts we use fantastic wooden boards to lay out our food for buffets and weddings, sharing platters are a big thing at the moment and these wooden platters allow us to offer just that, but giving it that visual edge.  My food is not over complicated but allows the fantastic produce to speak for itself, I have a passion for what I do and this shows in the final offering, prices are very competitive, so in the New Year give us a try, you won’t be disappointed……..


Well Christmas is nearly here and gifts and ideas are on everyone’s mind, so how about book your friend, partner, or family member a cookery lesson or group of lessons covering a wide range of topics which can be arranged and discussed before they book, we will send you a gift card and box of homemade chocolate truffles with every gift purchased and 10% off any group booking for private dining, valid for 12 months.  We are also offering to cook your Christmas dinner and deliver it free of charge on Christmas eve ready to heat the next day, to include a choice of starters, main course turkey with all the trimmings and a selection of seasonal vegetables or a vegetarian Wellington option and then a selection of desserts, cheese and port are also available.  All I ask is that every member of the party makes the same choice, however all dietary requirements are catered for separately.  The price for this service is upon a enquiry as the chosen menus vary.  Lastly I am still free to fully cater on Christmas Day along with waiting staff, should you be interested please contact me.



We are offering exiting menus, fantastic food, great service and at a really great price to beat our closet competitors.  Dorset Fine Dining gives you a wedding to remember for all the right reasons.  We take great pride in everything we do and with our new production kitchen up and running large numbers are not an issue, we are able to cater for anything from 2 to 500 people which we recently did at the Grosvenor House Hotel Park Lane, a challenge yes!  But a real buzz I loved every minute of it.

We cater for civil ceremonies and large Indian Weddings as well as lots of other events and parties, we are able to cover all over the UK if necessary, bringing our skill, fantastic Dorset produce and friendly staff to your event or function.  Let us take the strain out of the organisation as we guide you if necessary and work with you to bring you the special day you were after without the stress normally involved!!!

For a truly unique and bespoke wedding give Nick a ring, we have so many ideas and love to come up with different and original ideas, making your special day truly amazing.  We use techniques and presentation ideas no other cater has, giving us the edge in being able to offer a lot more, but at no extra cost.

New BBQ Menu for 2014

We have updated our BBQ sample menu for next year, with orders now being taken for Weddings, Civil Ceremonies, Parties, Corporate Events and more in 2014.


  • Local beef burgers
  • Pork sausages
  • Burgers
  • Scallop and chorizo skewers
  • Teriyaki pork and courgette skewers
  • Mediterranean vegetable skewers
  • Marinated lamb skewers
  • Chicken and rosemary skewers
  • Chicken, sage and onion skewers
  • Surf and turf skewers
  • Asian spiced lamb patties
  • Pulled pork
  • Smoked duck and apple skewers
  • Smoked chicken and apple skewers
  • Rosemary and lemon monkfish
  • Sesame, ginger and basil salmon
  • Mussels buried under pine 
  • Salmon cooked on pine
  • Mussels and herb butter
  • Chorizo and red wine parcels
  • Shallot and lime tuna steaks
  • Ribeye steak
  • Lamb cutlets


  • Jacket potatoes cooked in the embers
  • Corn on the cob
  • Grilled and marinated aubergine
  • Watercress, rocket and radicchio
  • Roasted Mediterranean vegetables in foil
  • Grilled fruit skewers, sweetened mascarpone
  • Other salads are available upon request or please look at current BBQ menu for ideas 


  • Chickpea falafels, sour cream, spicy tomato salsa
  • Goats cheese and apple brick

Why not have a canapé or finger buffet style bbq!? Miniature skewers from 3 skewers per person to around 6for a more substantial meal. Each comes with a teriyaki dipping sauce and a couple of sides.

Beef, chicken, duck or prawn, salmon and scallop

Click here to contact us about placing an order from our BBQ menu for your event or party