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


211 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
We 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 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. 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. 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 .....

Latest Reviews

Sarah Corbridge | 2 weeks

October | Cook the Book!

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

Sarah Corbridge | 1 month

September | Cook the Book!

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

WeFiFo | 6 months

WeFiFo Open Day

Sharing a table with Maria is always a pleasure.

Sarah Corbridge | 7 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 | 8 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

iantownsend | 3 days

Vegan Vietnamese Street Food Feast

Another fantastic evening out with Maria and her guests. Delicious food (there were at least three new flavours I'd not experienced before and will keep remembering) and fascinating companions. I was one of two males. A common theme for these events is of us men not really liking the idea of "meeting new people" (a thought I identify with every time !!) - but honestly, guys, one can be as 'out there' or as quiet as one wants to be and still have a great time. Already looking forward to the next event ;-) Thanks, Maria.

Claire | 4 days

Vegan Vietnamese Street Food Feast

Another wonderful evening at Maria's: a true feast of flavours! A brilliant alternative to dining in a restaurant! You could be with a group of people you have never bet before but the atmosphere is always warm and engaging - we leave as friends! And you may just reconnect with someone you haven't seen for yeas! Maria is a fantastic cook and host, looking forward to the next one!

Sandra | 4 days

Vegan Vietnamese Street Food Feast

Amazing, good food, good company, excellent host.

Mel | 4 days

Vegan Vietnamese Street Food Feast

Maria is a great host and made everyone feel very welcome. I love learning about new cuisines and she was more than happy to describe the ingredients and cooking process and made the whole experience very enjoyable

Lucy Thompson | 4 days

Vegan Vietnamese Street Food Feast

Amazing. Maria is so warm, welcoming and friendly, she was a great host.