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


349 recommendations


Level 2 Hygiene Certificate
50 events hosted
WeFiFo Mentor

About Me

I'm in my 50s
Dietary requirements
I am: Always hungry
I'm allergic to: Nothing

I'd rather eat: Non processed, ethically sourced food
I started hosting supper club style in 2012 every now and then as a way to fundraise for local charities and then again in 2014 for my brother in law Neil who was doing an Ironman event to raise money for the ward that his mum Lexie passed away on and from there Dinner at Marias was born. I love sharing food and meeting new people and recently won a Blackburn With Darwen good neighbour award for bringing my community together over dinner. If you want to come to dinner but can't find an event that matches your available dates or dietary requirements get in touch and I will see what I can do. I am also on the lookout for exciting/unusual places to pop up in so if you have any ideas or know of anywhere that might be available then give me a shout - I look forward to meeting you and cooking for you, Maria. PS If you are interested in hosting and want to find out more, learn how I started up then get in touch, I am always happy to share tips, knowledge and tell you about the mistakes I made so you don't have to make them!

Latest Reviews

Niraj's Kitchen | 7 months

5 Course Indian Feast

Maria was a pleasure to have over. Being a host herself it was a treat for her to be on the other side of the table and enjoy being cooler for. She was so bubbly and engaging with all the guests and we look forward to seeing her again.

Sarah Corbridge | 1 year

Cook the Book!

Thanks to Maria for hosting and making the mains! You rock. :)

Sarah Corbridge | 1 year

November | Cook the Book!

Thanks for coming! Was lovely to have Maria aa part of our lunch.

Sarah Corbridge | 1 year

October | Cook the Book!

Loved the yummy food you provided! Lovely to see you around our table.

Sarah Corbridge | 1 year

September | Cook the Book!

Always lively for our get togethers. She also made an excellent salad for our bring and share!

Chris Thomasson | 16 hours

Middle Eastern Feast at Cuckoo Gin

Lovely evening, great food & there was gin . Plenty to eat , best hummus I've ever had & the most delicious meringues I've ever had .

Sioned Williams | 17 hours

Middle Eastern Feast at Cuckoo Gin

Absolutely devine food, fabulous atmosphere and staff. Would highly recommend this evening to anyone

Martin Stringfellow | 17 hours

Middle Eastern Feast at Cuckoo Gin

The host was excellent, food superb

Tom Swinscoe | 17 hours

Middle Eastern Feast at Cuckoo Gin

Maria was lovely, very welcoming and the setting at Brindle Distillery was great! The food was fantastic!! Six of us went along and all absolutely loved the meal, the ambience and the hospitality. Will definitely go again

Lynda Farnworth | 17 hours

Middle Eastern Feast at Cuckoo Gin

Lovely and very engaging