Home Chef
Food (4.9/5)
Manners (5/5)
Vibe (4.9/5)
Company (5/5)
Contact (4.9/5)
Contact (5/5)
Value (4.9/5)


Darwen, Lancashire


122 recommendations


Level 2 Hygeine Certificate
50 events hosted
WeFiFo Mentor

About Me

I'm in my 50s
I am happiest
Eating vietnamese food in the garden while cooking.
Dietary requirements
I am: Always hungry
I'm allergic to: Nothing

I'd rather eat: Non processed, ethically sourced food
Alan and I started hosting supper club style in 2014 to raise money for my brother in law who was doing an Iron Man event to raise money for the ward that his mum Lexie passed away on and from their Dinner at Marias was born. We love sharing food and meeting new people and recently won a Blackburn With Darwen good neighbour award for bringing our community together over dinner. We are keen to do lots of pop up's this year so if you know of anyone or anywhere then do get in touch ...

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Latest Reviews

Sarah Corbridge | 3 weeks

March | Cook the Book!

We loved having Maria at our event! She made some pretty great dishes to complete our repertoire - A Mocha and Black Bean Mousse Cake and Roasted Cauliflower salad with dates and lentils. A pleasure to host and look forward to having her for our next event.

Sarah Corbridge | 1 month

Cook the Book!

Thank you to the lovely Maria for letting us use her house for our Cook the Book event! Her hospitality and food to share helped make the night a success! It was great to have you in the group and to hear more about your food stories. Can't wait to see what you cook next. x

Amani’s Kitchen | 1 month

Friday Lunch Party

A great pleasure, welcome any time!

Amani’s Kitchen | 2 months

Middle Eastern Mezze - Vegetarian

Delightful company, good fun and a pleasure to host!

Fundamentally Fresh Curry Paste | 7 months

Fundamentally Malaysian Banquet

Amazing as always!

Tara Maynard | 1 day

lovelocal business networking event

Brilliant host, very friendly, amazing food!

Katie Peters | 3 days

Sunday Dinner

A fabulous laid back Sunday roast dinner! Our first visit to Maria and certainly not our last. I was slightly nervous and having our 3yr old with us heightened that as I didn't want to spoil anyone else's evening. I needn't have bothered as everyone was so welcoming and very accommodating of our daughter. We felt at home instantly and enjoyed an amazing Sunday dinner! The chicken was juicy, the yorkies perfectly crispy on the outside and doughy in the middle and the gravy was amaaaaaaazing! I could've just had a bowl of it to dip everything in. The 2 x desserts were also devine with beautiful home made meringues which my daughter (and I) loved. The scones were also delicious and we were spoilt for choice with the jam so I had to try all of them!!! The cheese to end was also plentiful, delicious and varied. And to top it off we got some goodies to take home. Thanks Samira from Molly, Masie, Marigold he he xxx

Luke Slomka | 3 days

Dinner with Ginception - The gin boys

opened my eyes to just how good gin can be, and the curry was awesome as well.

Lorna Read | 3 days

Dinner with Ginception - The gin boys

Amazing fun filled night! Food and hosting was excellent, and the Ginception team were brilliant with plenty of gin to sample. Great value event.

Amanda Corner | 1 week

Celebrating National Vegetarian Week

Maria was las lovely as usual