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


299 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: Ethically sourced food, non processed
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 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 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

Niraj's Kitchen | 1 month

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 | 6 months

Cook the Book!

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

Sarah Corbridge | 7 months

November | Cook the Book!

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

Sarah Corbridge | 8 months

October | Cook the Book!

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

Sarah Corbridge | 9 months

September | Cook the Book!

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

Gabrielle Aspinall | 1 day

CBP’s Big Thank You Dinner

Absolutely amazing! Maria was so friendly, welcoming and gave SO much. She went above and beyond and we couldn't have asked for a better host. The food that she created was delicious and our attendees tried dishes that they have never tried before.. and loved them! Thank you so much Maria.


Vietnamese Feast

Another excellent evening.The food was great,as was the company.I couldn't have asked for more.

Gill Lomax | 6 days

Vietnamese Feast

Amazing .... Maria is a wonderful lady and a lovely host

Kath | 6 days

Vietnamese Feast

It was a hugely enjoyable event. Maria was warmly welcoming and people attending were relaxed and friendly. The food was beautifully presented, tasty and plentiful. Maria was a generous host, sharing interesting information about each dish. Although she presented a lot of dishes, she never appeared harassed or rushed and even joined the group at the table towards the end of the meal. Well done, Maria, and thank you.

Anne | 6 days

Vietnamese Feast

Another fantastic evening with wonderful food