2020 has been a rough year for everyone thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the things that has been most affected by the restrictions is going out to eat. Restaurants have been forced to close for a significant portion of the year, and people have been unable to go out to for their favourite meals and to spend time with others The future is starting to look a bit brighter for the restaurants and events industry, but nobody is quite sure when things will be able to go back to ‘normal’ again. As it’s coming up to the festive season, people will want to celebrate within their households, and what better way to do this with a delicious meal? While we may not be able to go out, dinner party catering at home is still a great option! Here are five reasons why you should consider using our at home meal services for your next dinner party or celebration, whether we’re allowed out to restaurants or not!

1. It’s convenient

Sharing delicious food with your family is always fun. However, not everyone enjoys cooking it! If you’d rather spend more time at the table than in the kitchen, this is a great option. All you have to do is follow the cooking instructions and you’ll have an amazing meal on the table with very little preparation on your part. Plus, it saves on the washing up, so it really is easy and convenient to have dinner party catering at home! Whatever the occasion is, the food should be a great accompaniment to spending time with your loved ones. At home dinner party catering saves time and gives the hosts more time to spend with those who are most important to them! 

2. Fine dining at home

One of the things that people tend to miss about eating out in restaurants is the delicious, high-quality meals that are served there. But with our dinner party catering at home, you can get the best of both worlds, with a professionally-prepared meal from the comfort of your own home. We have years of experience in crafting delicious meals for restaurants, events, and private clients. And, we’ve been delivering meals to our clients’ homes for over fourteen years, so we know a thing or two about how it’s done! Our passion for food goes into each and every at-home dish we create, to ensure that you get a meal that rivals any high-end restaurant. 


Our catering at home offers professional meals without leaving the house!

3. Impress on a special celebration

It’s always amazing to mark a special celebration with unforgettable food! If you’re looking for the wow-factor for your at home event in the form of food, then you need not look any further than dinner party catering at home. Your guests will be so impressed with the food on offer, this will be a special event they’re not going to forget in a hurry. We’re passionate about using local and seasonal ingredients for an extra special touch that perfectly accompanies any occasion, no matter what time of year it may be. 

4. Try something new

If you love experimenting with new foods and love eating out at different types of restaurants, dinner party catering at home is a great way to try new things without even leaving the house! Here at Vanilla Bean, our professional chefs love creating new and exciting dishes for our clients to enjoy at home, no matter what their requirements may be. If you’ve missed the variety that eating at restaurants gives in 2020, having the food delivered to you gives you the same experience without the effort. We have something to suit everyone on our menus, from old favourites to adventurous dishes we don’t think that you will have tried before!

5. We offer plenty of variety

At home dinner party catering

Here at Vanilla Bean, we’re pleased to offer a wide range of options when it comes to dinner party catering at home. This is especially true over the festive season. We know that plenty of families want to enjoy delicious dinner party style food from their homes! Here are some of the festive options we’re offering this year. We hope that they will tantalise your tastebuds and give you an idea of just how good at-home catering can be:

Fine dining three course dinner party

With this option, you can enjoy the starter, main course, and dessert menu created by our chefs that brings the ‘wow!’ from the finest restaurant to your own home. Each course has been carefully prepared so that all you need to do is follow the simple heating and serving instructions so that you can enjoy your dinner party catering at home from the table rather than from the kitchen.

Extravagant three course Christmas day feast

Start with the ultimate Loch Duart salmon and freshwater prawn cocktail with a creamy Bloody Mary mayonnaise, followed by a selection of the finest outdoor-reared turkey, dry aged sirloin or rosemary-studded legs of lamb farmed just four miles away from our kitchen. Fluffy Desiree potatoes tossed in goose fat ready for the oven and a collection British vegetables prepared with that all-important Vanilla Bean twist are also included. To complete this very special meal we couldn’t think of anything more luxurious than our 70% cocoa melting chocolate fondants with gold leaf, winter blood orange and French xo cognac cream. This really is the ultimate luxury when it comes to dinner party catering at home! 

Seafood platter

This option offers the finest selection of cold water seafood from our British lochs and seas. Delicately cooked and cured seafood is presented on a platter with our chefs’ zesty celeriac remoulade. It’s perfect for any decadent at home dining occasion.

Fantastic seasonal food stations

This option is designed for a grazing-style informal occasion with family and friends. The opulent buffet includes a selection of heart-warming meats, salads and sides. To complete this food station, we have selected some small-batch artisan cheeses. And for the sweet-toothed, our chefs have prepared some French macarons and salted caramel chocolates. This menu is bursting with lots of exciting local produce to tantalise your tastebuds on any special occasion!

Bistro bags and tray bakes

This involves a delicious collection of classic home-style dishes fully prepared and freeze-chilled on the day of creation. Simply pop the trays in the oven or poach in bistro bays in a pan of water and you’ll have an easy but delicious show-stopping meal. Our most popular family favourite is currently the British Isles fish pie and our Bourguignon of Surrey Hills beef!

If all of this talk of dinner party catering at home has worked up an appetite, we would love to hear from you! Spaces are booking up fast for the Christmas season, so get in touch as soon as possible to reserve your delicious at-home catering to wow your family with minimal effort.