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


171 recommendations


Level 2 Hygeine 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 as a way to fundraise for local charities and for Neil who was doing an Ironman event to raise money for the ward that his mum Lexie passed away on and from their 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 our 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 we will see what we 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 what to find out more, learn how we started up then get in touch .....

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Latest Reviews

WeFiFo | 2 months

WeFiFo Open Day

Sharing a table with Maria is always a pleasure.

Sarah Corbridge | 3 months

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 | 4 months

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 | 4 months

Friday Lunch Party

A great pleasure, welcome any time!

Amani’s Kitchen | 5 months

Middle Eastern Mezze - Vegetarian

Delightful company, good fun and a pleasure to host!

Susan Brown | 2 days

Vegetarian Feast

My first time going and won’t be my last I met lovely people, I enjoyed thief company the food was delicious and Maria is such a lovely welcoming lady who makes you feel at ease straight away. Thankyou Maria for a great night Sue Brown

Alison | 2 days

Vegetarian Feast

Delicious food in a very friendly environment. I came away keen to try new ideas with roasted cauliflower and I’ll definitely be investing in a bottle of rose water.

Jo | 2 days

Vegetarian Feast

It was our first visit and certainly won’t be our last. I’m extremely fussy it’s not often I would either go back somewhere or recommend. The evening was relaxed, Maria very welcoming and her food was amazing. I 100% recommend an evening and dinner at Maria’s. Far better than any restaurant I’ve visited in the last few years. Looking forward to our next visit. See you soon Maria x Jo, Jackie, Yvonne & Lindsay

Mike loftus | 2 days

Vegetarian Feast

Outstanding food and company, thank you

Pauline | 3 days

Walking With Gandhi and Afternoon Tea

Wonderful afternoon. Interesting walk and talk,followed by huge selection of fantastic sandwiches. And eat me more cakes. Enjoyable company. Really good time.