Blog: Corporate Events

Seaside Theme Ambassadors’ Dinner

August Ambassadors’ was all about the seaside – we are going to let the menu do the talking…

Howsham Hall – NEW Dine Venue

It was love at first sight when we laid eyes on Howsham Hall and we are so proud to announce this venue as part of our portfolio of venues for private hire…

Bolton Abbey Weddings by the Waterside

We teamed up with Bolton Abbey, Shades Marquee’s and Brides Up North, to showcase this spectacular riverside marquee venue on the 4th June 17.

Northern Ballet VIP Event – Casanova

Alan Gallacher, events & business development manager at Northern Ballet briefed Dine to cater for the VIP event to celebrate the world première of Casanova. With such a high-profile event that would set the stage for the ballet, it was essential that the catering offered matched the exceptional quality of Northern Ballet events.

Valentine’s Theme Ambassadors’ Dinner

Valentine’s themed Ambassadors’ dinner “three steps to your heart” menu, with the intention to delight our carefully selected guests.

Brass Agency Christmas Party

Guests arrived at the venue located 15 minutes from Leeds city centre from 5.45pm and were greeted with an arrival cocktail in the Grand Staircase Hall. Guests were offered the opportunity to take photographs with supplied props and the Mad Hatter himself offering an opportunity to post on social media. Those who felt so inclined could test their strategic skills by taking part in a giant chess game in the Colonnades, or have a game of flamingo ‘croquet’.

Dine with Flowers in your Hair – Ambassadors’ Dinner

We developed an indulgent menu, breaking the usual January rules of fasting, dieting and detox… because frankly none of that stuff is any fun at all!
Chef designed a menu fit for royalty, with elements of smoke (giving up smoking), chocolate and fine wines were paired with every dish (dry January – no alcohol).

Five Top Tips to Spice up your Festive Feast

At Christmas, we all look forward to the annual gathering of family and friends, yet the day itself can be frenetic with all that present opening (if you’ve been good), cooking and hospitality.
The key to enjoying the day is planning, according to Mark Dawson, Head Chef at Dine. Here are his top tips to spice up your festive feast.

A Regency Christmas Feast, fit for an Ambassador!

An indulgent feast steeped in festive opulence, celebrating the hard work and successes of 2016.

This regency inspired menu was designed with the surroundings and seasonality in mind; taking the traditional values of a Christmas dinner and adding a key ingredient – ‘the Dine difference’ to make it a feast for the memory books!

John Lewis Leeds VIP Hospitality

We were delighted by the approach from Wellpleased Events to offer the catering and hospitality at such a prestigious event, earlier this year.

The John Lewis store was everything we imagined and more! Feeling very privileged indeed to be doing the catering for the VIP’s, just hours before the store opened to the public, the very next morning – we headed up to the 4th floor with our guest passes, sneaking glimpses of the shiny new makeup counters and beautifully merchandised womenswear department.

Brownlee Brothers Join us for October Ambassadors’ Dinner

Fresh from winning gold and silver medals at the Rio Olympics, followed by a heroic demonstration of brotherly love at the Triathlon World Series in Mexico, Leeds-born triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee joined us last week for a celebratory dinner at The Mansion in Roundhay Park.
We put on a seasonal dinner fit for the Olympic winners, with a Halloween menu of cream of Jerusalem artichoke soup served in mini pumpkins, chorizo and bean casserole served in a cauldron with smoked pork fillet, boudin noir wrapped in pancetta and roasted chestnuts. Dessert served in a witches hat with dry ice was sticky toffee pudding, orange and ginger caramel sauce and baby toffee apple with cinder toffee. Other guests drawn from the Leeds business community joined the duo.

Drinks & Canape reception at JCT 600 for Ferrari Launch

Dine Launch the new Ferrari GTC4 Lusso with JCT600

We were delighted to return to the JCT600 Brooklands Showroom with a custom Italian Canapé menu and cases of Veuve Cliquot for the launch of the GTC4 Lusso. The team at Dine thoroughly enjoy creating and delivering a party to celebrate the launch of a new car – a smart showroom, plenty of lights to make everything shine and a detailed canapé brief all combine to make a fabulous evening.

Katherine Jenkins Concert at Bolton Abbey

We were delighted when Bolton Abbey invited us to offer VIP hospitality at the Katherine Jenkins concert. This would be the first event of this scale at Bolton Abbey, so we were thrilled to be involved.

August Ambassadors’ Dinner at The Mansion

There were a lot of happy faces in the office when Kevin Sinfield (Leeds rugby legend!) accepted our invitation to attend the August Ambassadors’ dinner.

We treat all of our events with the same commitment to exceptional service and great quality menus is part of the Dine missions statement ” Dine, making every event special..”. This evening especially, we wanted to deliver the best of Dine to one of Yorkshire’s treasures (although it should be noted that Kevin and his lovely wife Jayne are from Lancashire).

Celebrating national afternoon tea week

This week we invite you to celebrate one of our national ‘foodie’ treasures – afternoon tea for two (it wouldn’t be as much fun if you didn’t share the experience with a friend)!
Here at The Mansion, we lovingly prepare and serve afternoon tea for hundreds of customers visiting our The Garden Room café.
We also work with clients on the private event side of our business, to develop and create innovative versions of this much loved treat.

Ambassadors’ Picnic Dinner

The July Ambassadors’ summer-themed dinner was a celebration of Andy Murray’s Wimbledon win. We invited guest to enjoy the ‘Dine’ take on a traditional picnic hamper – a magical evening!

CHS16 best outside caterer award winners!!

Did we mention that we won the CHS16 best outside caterer award?! You have more than likely seen this splashed all over social media over the last few weeks, but we are incredibly proud to have won this award. A testament to the dedicated chefs and events team that work here at Dine. We are incredibly proud to have gained this recognition.

Dine Ambassadors’ Dinner – April

We hold a monthly Ambassadors’ dinner at The Mansion, to showcase the exceptional level of service and menus we provide here at Dine. These are the highlights from the April, Spring themed dinner.

Working at Dine – why we love it…

Working with great people can often be the recipe for success, this certainly plays a big part for Dine. Read more about why we all look forward to coming into work…

Food Trends for 2016: Street Food rolls on

The Street Food Trend continues – we show how you can successfully incorporate your favourite food into your next event.
The street food trend that has been gaining momentum over the past few years shows no signs of stopping, with these often quirky little vans cropping up in all sorts of locations – parties, festivals and even high-end shopping malls. Last week the Dine team were thrilled when Gloria, a fabulous mint-green Vietnamese food van rolled up to The Mansion as part of a team food and wine tasting evening. As part of our arduous training (we take our work very seriously!) we got to taste some delicious healthy Vietnamese street food- the chicken satay mini baguette was a huge hit!

Daniel shortlisted for Yorkshire Business Leaders Awards

The prestigious Yorkshire Business Leaders Awards 2016 celebrate some of the region’s most successful and dynamic business leaders.

Dine – Celebrating 18 years

A lot of people don’t understand how vital an Event Manager’s role is throughout the planning process; the hours of detail that go into everything, from getting the timings right so that the couple have enough time with their photographer but aren’t late to welcome their evening guests, to being the only one in the building who knows how to tie a cravat, understanding a couples’ favourite menu or just making sure the Groom gets a stiff Whisky when the nerves finally kick in…

Outdoor & Marquee Events with Dine

We have added some fabulous new marquee locations to our portfolio recently – from Bolton Abbey to the Lakeside at Carlton Towers, 2016 looks set to be the year for embracing the outdoors!

Dine 2015 – A year in pictures

We wanted to take some time to look back at what has been an eventful year – watch out 2016 we are coming for you.   Thanks SO much Teresa for all your hard work.    

Champagne vs Prosecco

We debate the merits of Champagne and Prosecco, and what you should be serving at your next event to ensure it is perfect!

Spotlight on our Venues: Braime Pressings

Located at Clarence Dock, Leeds, it really does offer the perfect backdrop for anyone looking for a break from the usual venues, and in search of charm and character!

Have yourself a Merry Dine Christmas

Tips from the Dine Events Team for planning a stress free Christmas – from menu planning to simple touches to make your event special

Dine’s Afternoon Tea with a Twist

Dine wanted to push the boundaries with the next creative idea – and were pretty proud of the results. Read for yourself what the specially selected guests had to say about our latest innovative concept…

Historic Houses Association Annual Conference 2016

Dine exhibiting at the annual HHA conference in London – Great day had by all!

Healthy eating just got good

So many people are health conscious – and here at Dine we are too.

Dine Thrill At Inaugural Yorkshire Air Show

Dine were proud to provide all day hospitality at the first ever Yorkshire Air Show hosted by Makin Air at Leeds East Airport.

Dine Are Shortlisted In The Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Dine are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Food & Drink Entrepreneur Of The Year category of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Barbecues, Beers & Balls…

…of the Rugby World Cup variety of course! Celebrate England hosting the tournament in 2015 by holding your very own (possibly less strenuous!) fixture.

High Achievers: Dine Graduate With Flying Colours

Dine has wrapped up another fantastic Graduation week for a high profile University client this summer.

Dine Set To Celebrate With Class of 2015! #DineGrads

Dine are delighted to be partnering with Leeds Beckett University to provide all food and drink to the University’s Graduating Class of 2015!

The Dine Difference: See Our Event Theming Come To Life

The Dine team pride ourselves on being able to transform any venue into a truly unique event space. Watch our video to see the transformation take place before your eyes!

Disco Makeover! The Mansion Is Studio 54… For One Night Only

A recent private event saw our beautiful venue in the heart of Roundhay Park transformed into the legendary New York night spot Studio 54!

The Mansion Named ‘Best Boardroom’

Dine are delighted that The Mansion has been lauded as having the “Best Boardroom” in The Conference & Hospitality Show Awards.

Dine Host VIP Launch For Makin Air At New Leeds East Airport

The Dine team were proud to be appointed as caterer for the VIP launch of Makin Air, a private aviation service for high-net-worth individuals at the brand new Leeds East Airport.

Dine Manage Prestige Corporate Launch for New XC90

The Dine team are all hands on deck today as we provide exceptional event management services at not one but two venues for the same corporate client, Bristol Street Motors at the launch of the new Volvo XC90.

The Mansion Are Nominated In The CHS Awards 2015

Dine are delighted that The Mansion has been nominated for a Conference & Hospitality Show Award.

Dine host “Global Color Plan” Briefing for Corporate Client

Dine were pleased to be appointed as Event Managers and Caterer for corporate client GF Smith’s Global Color Plan Briefing.

A Spectacular Menu Launch – Dine Elements

We have developed one of our most spectacular menus yet with the ‘Dine Elements’ menu, which incorporates some revolutionary equipment and techniques and is guaranteed to make your next event memorable.

Dine MD Dan Gill Judges Yorkshire Business Masters Awards 2015

Our Managing Director, Daniel Gill, was honoured to be selected to join a panel of high profile business figures to judge the Business Masters Awards 2015.

Dine Sponsor The Help For Heroes Ball

Dine are thrilled to be sponsoring this glittering evening including the canapé reception, dinner and extensive event management services.

All In The Best Possible Taste!

Dine were proud to sponsor the launch of Grayson Perry’s celebrated ‘The Vanity of Small Differences’ exhibition at Temple Newsam, Leeds.

Victoria Gate VIPs Given The Yellow Carpet Treatment!

Dine were delighted to host a very special VIP dinner to celebrate the start of works at the prestigious Victoria Gate development in Leeds.

Veni, Vidi, Bibi… I Came, I Saw, I Drank…

Dine was proud to complete Leeds Metropolitan University’s Graduation Week 2014 with honours!

Congratulations Class Of 2014!

Dine are absolutely delighted to have been appointed as the official caterers to Leeds Metropolitan University’s Graduation Week commencing on 21st July 2014.

5 Pitfalls To Avoid When Planning A Corporate Event

Our Managing Director Daniel Gill knows good hospitality and is a perfectionist when it comes to delivery for our clients.

Winners! Dine Win Cost Sector Catering Award

Dine were thrilled to be announced winners at The Cost Sector Catering Awards 2014.

Dine Shortlisted For Cost Sector Catering Awards 2014

Dine are thrilled to have been shortlisted in the top three in the Event/ Stadia/ Arena category in the Cost Sector Catering Awards 2014.

Dine At Leeds Film Festival

Dine catered for 1000s of guests at the Leeds Film Festival, transforming a plain conference room into an inviting atmosphere and delivering a complex menu in less than an hour.

A Royal Engagement For The Jubilee Tour

Pace PLC, the global set top box provider Dine with a challenge: Hosting a Lunch at their offices attended by Her Majesty the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh during her Jubilee Tour.

Your Next Event? Dine Collection Wine Tasting Dinners At The Mansion

The arrival of our new Group Executive Chef has inspired us to offer a series of wine-tasting dinners at our award winning Leeds venue, The Mansion this spring.

Dine At The Opening Of The FA Training Centre

Dine were delighted to work at the prestigious launch of the new Football Association Training Centre which showcased the new state-of-the-art facilities in front of 600 guests.

The Dine Difference: JCT 600, Leeds

To celebrate the launch of their new showroom at JCT 600 in Leeds, Ferrari hosted an evening for 200 of their clients and Senior Event Management team from Italy.

Dine Consultancy

Over the last 15 years, Dine has worked on some of the finest venues in the country. That’s what makes us unique – we don’t just provide sound advice, we put it into practice on a daily basis.

A Michelin Star Quality Lunch In A Secret Location For HSBC

The Corporate Events Team at HSBC asked us if we could deliver a Michelin Star quality lunch in new data centre. Location: TOP SECRET! Dine special events agents were on the case.