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


444 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 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!

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Latest Reviews

Tamlan | 6 months

Introduction to Sichuan Hot Pot

Maria was a brilliant guest that loves food as much as me! Maria was fun and super down to earth! I look forward to eating with her again!

Niraj's Kitchen | 1 year

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.

Julie Meadows | 3 days

Middle Eastern Feast at Cuckoo Gin

Lovely evening. Delicious fresh food and plentiful!

David Whittam | 5 days

Vietnamese Feast with Cuckoo Gin

Great evening. Excellent host both Maria and Mark and special mention to Morgan you look after and pampered all evening.

Nicola Whittam | 5 days

Vietnamese Feast with Cuckoo Gin

Great Evening, fab food and drinks! Will reccomend for a good evening out. #cuckoogin

Paul | 5 days

Vietnamese Feast with Cuckoo Gin

The evening was really good, tables set out with space, clear directions and helpful staff. Food was great, also the gin & wine good too Something different for an evening meal out Highly recommend

Jacqueline Livesey | 5 days

Vietnamese Feast with Cuckoo Gin

It was the first time we had been out since lockdown so it was nice to be out! Host introduced the event well but was quite bust with the food so didn’t get the chance to speak. A nice evening with a LOT of food!