Cat is a lovely lady and came with a box of chocolate. She is friendly and the table conversation was lively. Cat is very knowledgeable about all things food. We had a great time, good company and laughs. A good guest to have in a dinner party!
Had a great time this afternoon at Kitchenorium. Was great to see Cat again. Had been meaning to visit for months and it was really worth the wait. The food was delicious and plentiful. The hosts were great and very attentive to our needs. I would highly recommend any event hosted by Kitchenorium and cannot wait to visit again.
I have been to a couple of Cat's events before as the food is so delicious, she has a knack of creating some gorgeous flavours and food always looks delicious. You always have a good night as Cat and her partner Joel are really welcoming and friendly. Give Cat's events a try, you won't be disappointed if you enjoy good food.
Excellent in every way. Very welcoming, made us feel at home and more than happy for us to watch as she prepared each course. Tempura vegetables were a delight, the Japanese curry a taste sensation and the cheesecake was just ‘Out if this World!!’ Can’t wait to attend another event!!
Lovely to have tea and cake and Kitchenorium, Cat made a beautifully moist and light carrot cake that was vegan friendly, especially for me. It was a full house, met some interesting new people, and ran into an old friend which was an unexpected pleasure. Always have a lovely time at Kitchenorium, great company and scrumptious food.
This was the second event I’ve been to at Kitchenorium, this time hosting a private event with work colleagues. It was every bit as good as I remembered. Tasty food cooked to perfection and a super-chilled atmosphere, perfect for us to let our hair down for the evening! I would thoroughly recommend if you’re looking for something a bit different. Big thumbs up from me :)
Had the most brilliant evening. Great food and company. I had misread the instructions and arrived way too early but Cat made us feel very welcome and accommodated my social faux pas without making us feel at all awkward. Lovely! Definitely will do again. Thank you
Cat was the perfect host. Took the time to explain each item on the menu and ensured each guest had everything they needed throughout the evening. Cooking over Cat and Joel joined us to enhance the convivial atmosphere even further. Food was excellent and plentiful. Sharing dishes helped people to get to know each other so the conversation really flowed. With good food and good company the evening was altogether a wonderful way to spend a hot summers evening! Highly recommended and can't wait to attend another of Cat’s events.
I had a really nice evening. I went on my own and there were 2 other people on their own and a couple. The conversation was wide-ranging and fun. The Italian Feast was an ambitious 5 courses and the cooking of the main course suffered in the timing: the chicken was dry and the risotto rice was overcooked. But I loved the sorbet and the fish stew and the generous portion of the delicious tiramisu dessert.
Cat continues to deliver as a fabulous host with equally fabulous food. The entire menu was perfection from start to finish; it was pretty clear that Cat had taken great care in preparing a menu list that both complemented the flavours well and left you feeling pleasantly full. The prawn curry has always been one of my favourite dishes, however the lime and mango pavlova was an equally strong contender :)
A fantastically delicious meal in a cosy surrounding. It felt really homely and like I had known everyone for ages even though I hardly knew anyone! I would definitely try to recreate th food at home! Cat was a great host and an even better cook. I would recommend the evening to anyone looking for something different with some new people and great food.
Cat and Joel were great hosts, it was thoroughly enjoyable evening with fantastic company, excellent food and plenty of laughter. The meal itself was delicious - I really need the recipe for that dessert!!
Great food, great atmosphere and great hosts. I'm just upset I didn't have room for that last profiterole. Cat's set up is perfect, it really feels like youre in a little restaurant and you can tell she really enjoys cooking for her guests. Thanks so much for treating us to your wonderful puddings. Who knew white chocolate and rhubarb were the perfect match? I'll definitley be back.
I have been to a few of Cat’s dinner parties, and every time I have attended there has been a flawless service from start to finish, with amazing food to boot. The comfort food feast was suggested by a friend (who also attended the evening) as a result of the cold January weather and post Christmas diet salads everywhere. We just wanted to treat ourselves to something, well, comforting! The menu certainly lived up to this. Everything was well portioned to the point where you enjoyed your food without feeling too full or underwhelmed. The celeriac soup, salmon en croute and garlic lamb chops where honestly so good I could have repeated the whole process in the same evening. My friend has a obsession with apple crumble, and she loved that the dessert exceeded her expectation..and the rum and raisin ice cream was an additional win! As always Cat was a lovely host and Joel is great to talk to...they provide such a welcoming atmosphere that if you choose to attend with someone you know or by yourself (i’ve done both) you would still have a fun evening.
Excellent evening. Took a group for my birthday but then mixed with others at the supper and had a great time. Good selection of food which was well thought out and tasty. Hosts let evening flow and were not intrusive but good also Cat chatted to guests at the end. Was really comfortable. I recommend trying it on own or with friends.
There were two groups, one a birthday party, the other neighbours who hadn't met up for a long time...both groups needed time to be together. This didn't really work with the host's idea of meeting new people! However, a good compromise was made. The food was generous but a little bland and lacking in a sauce or dressing to go with the dishes. Having said that, we ate well and enjoyed our evening.
Cat was the perfect host at our event, the food was presented beautifully and tasted superb! The courses were appropriately spaced out, and the menu was creative and worked very well. The setting and company offered a very relaxed, warm and welcoming atmosphere, leading to a great night out...would highly recommend Kitchenorium.
We booked kitchenorium for our team Christmas lunch and it was wonderful - food was fabulous and just the right amount, setting was cozy and relaxing, everyone had a great time and Cat was really welcoming.
The food was absolutely delicious, and each course was the perfect amount. Cat was hospitable but not overly-attentive and the whole atmosphere was warm, friendly and extremely relaxing. It was lovely that she came and joined us after the meal so we could talk to her about her food and work. It was an unusual but ideal way to do a Christmas party.
Cat and Joel were excellent hosts who made me and my party of 14 very welcome. We chose Kitchenorium for a private dining experience as we were hosting cast members from a number of the Star Wars films ahead of our event, and wanted the chance to get to know them away from busy pre-Christmas restaurants and bland menus. The food was delious and plentiful. Would 100% recommend Cat, Joel and their cosy home-from-home pop-up restaurant - I shall definately be returning.
I absolutely loved this event. Home made delicious cakes, tea and coffee and a fabulous host.
The event was truly free.One could donate to charity which all of us did. However, there was no pressure to do so. At the end we were even offered to take cakes home in a beautiful little box. In the interest of my waistline I declined. I ll be back for one of the next events for sure.
This was the second time I've been to Kitchenorium and once again it was fabulous... from the Thai iced tea welcome drink through to the wonderful pineapple and coconut fool. Cat and Joel made us feel very much at home and we met some wonderful people, too. Thanks Cat!
Cat was a brilliant host. The food was delicious, Cat explained the menu before we ate and I loved seeing her prepare the dishes in front of us. Fantastic to meet so many new people too. I feel like I got a real insight in to life in Leamington Spa!
Cat and Joel put on another super meal -what a shame no one else took them up on their Lucky Dip menu for Friday 13th! The smoked mackerel fishcakes were perfectly yummy, would definitely recommend them...same for the pots au chocolat...delicious. See you again soon Cat.
A very welcoming home chef and partner, with a lovely home full of curios on the shelves and a warm and friendly atmosphere. It was interesting to learn about the history of the big table and meet nice people over very tasty chicken and potatoes, with a lovely ricotta cheesecake dribbled in tasty butterscotch sauce - was very satisfied in the taste and belly departments. Would recommend!
Cat was welcoming, friendly, informative and accommodating. The food was excellent and the company very engaging. My only matter of concern was just that - in the room - the sounds of conversation were, for me (and I admit to having hearing problems) rather loud. But that took little from the great pleasure of the occasion. Thank you Cat.
Japan is one of my favourite places to visit, so the Japanese menu was definitely something I wanted to try! As a huge fan of the katsu curry, Cat had a lot to live up to. Luckily I had nothing to worry about as each dish was equally delicious (the matcha dessert was a perfect end to the courses) and the company of both hosts and other guests resulted in a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere, along with a steady flow of sake to get everyone in the spirit of the evening...arigatou gozaimasu, Cat!
Cat was a great host, it was nice to meet other small business owners and I would recommend to others. The food was delicious, especially the gougere and the hazelnut meringue. Thanks again for a lovely evening.
Lovely. Cat was welcoming, made sure we had everything we needed, and had prepared the most amazing spread of cakes to choose from. Great company and conversation on my table, and Cat sat and chatted with us for a while too.
An excellent time had by all! Amazing cakes; I tried a mouth watering chocolate brownie, an indulgent coffee and walnut cake AND a juicy vegan carrot and orange cake - all gorgeous! It was a great way to try out this concept out, in a relaxed atmosphere and meet like-minded people. Thank you to Cat for the fantastic hosting and baking skills!
Cat was wonderful; friendly, but not over-bearing. She managed a big and boisterous group calmly and professionally - everything was absolutely great. The cakes were really divine!
I wish I'd had more time to mingle with the other table of guests, but that is a learning for me.
I think Cat should also consider selling leftovers - I would have loved to buy a slab of cake for later :-)
Cat was friendly and attentive. She is a wonderful host, together with her partner, she made me feel very welcome. The cakes were super delicious, even though I am not really a cake person. The lemon and polenta cake was lovely, moist and tasty. The brownie was good!! Thanks for a lovely afternoon. I met many new foodies.
We had an awesome time at Cat's! Wonderful food! Cat was very flexible and accompanying with the menu choice and suggested a 'make your own sundae for the kids - which was a huge hit! My favourite part of the evening was not needing to worry that our children were disturbing other guests as being a private function we and our friends had Cat's house to ourselves! Thanks Cat for a superb evening! Amazing value for money too, much appreciated and we will be back!
Cat was absolutely fabulous. I have been to a few of Cat's events but this time organised a private event for my family & a friend's family (kids included). Nothing was too much trouble. Cat adapted the menu for fussy eaters and really took into account what the kids would like. On the night everything ran perfectly with everyone feeling at ease including the kids, who made themselves at home in lounge area between courses. Food as usual was delicious. Overall, a wonderful night. We will be back!
Cat, once again, was a superb host and chef. She makes the whole thing look effortless (I would have been in a flap by the second course if I was left in charge). It is a real talent to make people feel so welcome and relaxed in your home and Cat has it down to a fine art.
The food was delicious and it was a really fun evening. Can't wait to book again.
As newbie/foodies to WeFiFo my partner and I didn't know what to expect, but were looking forward to the experience never the less. I always love the element of surprise when it comes to dining out and have found that some of the most unlikely venues have served the best food so was interested to see what Cat Dutton and her infamous Kitchenorium could and would deliver.
Knocking on the door of the Victorian Terrace we noticed a little sign in the window for the Kitchenorium - great name - and could hear guests that had already arrived getting acquainted behind the glass. Cat welcomed us in, introducing us to guests and inviting us to a cocktail; as it transpired she was a fantastic host from the first to the last and really knows how to hold a dinner party.
There were a variety of guests from assorted backgrounds but what was clear was that - we really were the newbies! They all knew each other from other events that Cat has hosted and it was really enjoyable and interesting to hear the different themed events that Cat has hosted and they all have clearly enjoyed!
The heart of the home is the kitchen - and this is clearly the beating pulse of Cat's home and somewhere that you can just tell that she is happiest most. The open-plan kitchen dining area works very well, with cook and husband helper very much a part of the party. The food soon arrived once seated and throughout the 5 course Italian meal it was clear that she is exceptionally well organised. Empty plates taken away were swiftly replaced with another to the chorus of "ooh's and ahh's."
The meal itself was incredibly well thought out. Highlights for myself and partner were the Semolina/Parmesan Gnocchi, the BEAUTIFUL Tuscan Lamb Stew (Rustic appearance belied the hours of slow cooking and love that had gone into this delicious dish) and the Pannacotta was one of the best I have ever eaten. The granita was a pleasant palette cleanser and the second course Crab Risotto needed just a minute more but that can be my only minor criticism. Cat is an unpretentious host, with an unpretentious house and it goes hand in hand with her food selection and presentation. There is nothing not to like.
I would certainly return to Cat's Kitchenorium as I am intrigued by the many themed events and would like to taste more of her marvellous cooking - which as I have mentioned once or twice - has ALOT of heart. I would certainly like the opportunity to get to know her more as I admire what she is doing and how she has opened her home and has built a career for herself out of doing what she clearly does best. Next time I will take some of my friends and make a real evening of it. Well done Cat! You have won my heart. :)
What a great evening! A lot of thought and effort had obviously gone into the whole menu - the chocolate and Earl Grey torte was the perfect end to the perfect meal. Enjoyed with a great bunch of people too - I attended as a single but didn't feel awkward at all. Top marks Cat and many thanks!
A wonderful evening with a well thought-out menu. The food was top notch as always, and the company really made the evening. Cat is super chill and was able to chat with us and the rest of the guests. It's also worth mentioning that I didn't know many of the people when I first entered the house - but the beauty of Cat's events is that you are able to socialise with people you wouldn't normally speak to with a mutual love of food (and chatting in depth about hachimals and other equally off-topic things)! A great place to go to for an evening of eating and meeting, I'd recommend it to anyone :)
Cat the Culinary Queen continues to amaze with her cooking skills and treated us to a fabulous thai menu . Having been to a few restaurants in the area I can be quite picky about my food - particularly Asian cuisine. I have to say, without hesitation, that the food provided by the Kitchenorium was superb! Each dish had been thought through and prepared beautifully..I still have dreams about the prawn curry! I even loved the dessert which contained dates in it (on my list of demon foods)..which just goes to show Cat's skill. As usual, the ambience was fabulous along with the company. Thank you again for a wonderful evening :)
Guys...that prawn curry...
This was my first visit to Kitchenorium. I will certainly go to another event in the not too distant future. That speaks for itself, doesn't it?
Cat and Yoel create a very relaxed atmosphere. I would encourage anyone to book in! Let me mention in particular that the set -up around the table makes it easy and chilled to be there as a 'singleton': No awkwardness!!
Cat was the perfect host and got the evening off to a flying start with a complimentary cocktail. The Italian feast was superb. Every dish was mouth-wateringly good but my favourites were the lamb stew (that I would gladly have had seconds of) and the pannacotta. The guests all interacted and got on really well which made a superb dining experience a wonderful social evening too. Can't wait to do it all again soon!!
This was our first shared dinning experience. Cat and Joel were delightful hosts, chatty and interesting. Our curry was fantastic and special mention s should be made about the semolina pudding, which I am definitely going to try and copy. Thank you chaps for our lovely evening. PnL ?
Really enjoyed the retro pudding party! Sooo much pudding!!!!! Had a great evening and met lovely new people too. The host was friendly and made us very welcome. Would happily recommend others to go here.
Been looking forward to trying out Kitchenorium for a while and it certainly didn't disappoint! The hosts were fab and got it just right with a lovely, relaxed home-from-home atmosphere. We were served a huge selection of tasty tapas, along with one of the best desserts I've had in a long time, and finished off with coffee. Amazing value for money - get yourself booked in and try it out for yourself!
Our second visit to the Kitchenorium, the first a business lunch, this time as a private dinner event. Cat is an excellent host and cook. In planning the event, Cat could not have been more supportive covering everything from dietary needs to logistics for the evening. Our group of 6 had nothing but exemplary comments on a wonderful relaxed evening. We will be back soon and wholly recommend. Thanks Cat
12@12 Professionals Talk Business Tapas Lunch @ Kitchenorium
Having done no research before attending (why would I for a business meeting!) I was a bit surprised/confused by the location and assumed I had the wrong place. After some frantic checking and rechecking of addresses and e-mails I decided I must be in the right place and knocked on the door.
Hey presto! There was a tapas lunch.
Some kind of signposting (both at the venue and in directions/email) would have been helpful.
I enjoyed the meal and had a good chat with some new people. I felt the food was a bit anglicised and could have packed a bit more flavour punch to live up to the Tapas title, but it was nicely done and well presented.
The host was very friendly and welcoming but quietly withdrew during the meal which I think was totally appropriate. She was there but not intruding in any way (apart from to serve the very nice food!).
I must admit some trepidation booking Kitchenorium as the venue for our local business leaders lunch with the local MP, but Cat was an excellent hostess and provided a delicious lunch in an environment that encouraged great conversation.
The complimentary Aperol Spritz had the event off to a great start.
Our one vegetarian guest was delighted with her meal and appreciated the contact from Cat beforehand to confirm the dish.
Feedback from all the guests was extremely positive and they enjoyed being out of their usual 'comfort zone' for business lunches. I understand one guest has already booked to return for another Kitchenorium meal .
I would happily recommend Kitchenorium and look forward to bringing other groups there.
Thank you Cat for looking after us so fantastically .
Our first experience as WeFiFo guests. Our hosts were very welcoming serving a lovely cocktail as we arrived. The soup and all three puddings were perfectly cooked and delicious. We were so full by the end. A very relaxed evening with easy conversation between the guests. Doodling on the tablecloth was a great idea. Would love to return and sample a full dinner menu. Xx
I wasn't sure what to expect, as this was my first Wefifo event, but it was a great night. The food was lovely, the hosts were really welcoming and the conversation with other guests a real pleasure. I couldn't finish the third pudding, as it was just one too many for me, but I really wish I could get my hands on it now!
When it's been so cold outside, the Comfort Food Pudding Party was a welcomed distraction! I was wondering if a soup and desserts would be enough food, however by the end of the evening I was pleasantly full and wished I had worn more elasticated trousers instead of jeans!
Overall the experience was exactly as described, which each part of the menu cooked to perfection. Cat creates a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere in her home that's hard to replicate at a standard restaurant.
Had a great evening learning how to make Cat's delicious risotto. She answered all our questions and spoiled us with prosecco and a yummy desert too! Really enjoyed the evening and meeting our fellow guests who were lovely to meet and chat to.
Another excellent evening from the fabulous Cat, and a truly delicious menu full of culinary delights that got everyone geared up for the festive season. The mulled wine provided a great start to the evening, and although the entire menu was lovely, my biggest favourites were the gin and tonic sorbet and profiteroles - better than anything iv ever had in a restaurant! Overall another top-notch dinner party which, considering what was included in the banquet, was excellent value for money :)
This is my second visit to Cat's. We were really spoiled as course after course came out with bulgar salad, a fishy soup, sorbet, an absolutely gorgeous lamb tangine (recipe please) and a lovely gorgeous cake, oh and I forgot the mention the cocktail when we arrived. The food was spot on for Moroccan flavours. A fun evening.
Cat was the perfect host, very welcoming and made us feel at home. Every course was divine but the lamb tagine was exceptional. A sensation for the taste buds with the perfect mix of herbs and spices and the lamb was so tender it just melted in your mouth. All the diners complimented Cat on her tagine. Thank you for a wonderful evening, it just flew by (a mark of a great evening) and I didn't want it to end. The after dinner games of 'movie' themed hangman and noughts and crosses with the other diners was fun too!! I can't wait to attend another of Cat's events.
This is the second dinner party I have attended that has been hosted by the lovely Cat, and every time it continues to a be a wonderful and welcoming evening. Always an attentive and accommodating host, the food is cooked to perfection (oh my goodness - the desserts are in a league of their own!) and each evening has been the perfect blend of professional service and relaxing atmosphere. A highly recommended host, can't wait for the next evening! :)
It was my first event and I didn't really know what to expect and hence was a little nervous. I needn't have worried, Cath made us all immediately welcome with a lovely smile and a cocktail. All in all it was a wonderful evening, and by a lovely coincidence we had one of my favourite dishes - confit of duck.
Cat welcomed us with an gorgeous "White Russian" complementary drink to kick start our evening. She took time to introduce all of the guests, and make us feel at home.
The food all tasted fantastic, and was beautifully presented, I wish I had taken photos of all the courses to share! The starter and main were very tasty, and the three puddings were heavenly. There was some debate amongst the guests about which was the best desert, we all had our favourites. I will be asking Cat if she will share a couple of the recipes with me, so that I can try them at home. The portion sizes are generous and great value for money, I was nearly too full to manage the chocolate brownie at the end of the meal with my coffee.
Overall a lovely evening out, indulgent desert dining with attentive hosts. :)
Cat and Joel were lovely hosts, made you feel so welcome as soon as you arrived. The food was delicious, even better than what the menu promised, some gorgeous flavours. I will book this type of even again (first time) as it's much more fun than just going to a restaurant as you meet, chat and share a meal. Everyone was really friendly. Cat is a fantastic cook, food was much better than most restaurants.
It was an absolute pleasure to meet Cat and Joel. Kitchenorium is a relaxed, warm, welcoming space to enjour great home cooked food. My favourite dishes of the evening were the red peppers (I wanted to pick the plate up and lick it), the sea bass cerviche was delicate and full of flavour and the homemade spiced orange sorbet - I could have eaten my own body weight of this gentle, iced delight. Please don't hesitate to book - I promise you will not be disappointed!
Catherine and her partner were very welcoming and made everyone feel at home. Once we were all sat she went through housekeeping and health & safety rules, detailed the menu, and that was enough to make us all really hungry!!