Blog: Outside Catering

Seaside Theme Ambassadors’ Dinner

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

Virginia & Tom’s Scottish Marquee Wedding

London based couple, Virginia & Tom, celebrated their elegant marquee wedding at Tom’s family home in Port Logan; the day was full of character, sentiment, laughter and the finest food, drink and entertainment. Read more…

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.

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.

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.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – 25th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

We were delighted by the approach to do the catering for this spectacular 25th wedding anniversary. Initial discussions took place in March this year and we delivered the event in August. Relishing the opportunity to work with some other fantastic suppliers, we collaborated to make this milestone anniversary truly memorable.

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.

Emma & Ben’s Marquee Wedding at Home

Emma & Ben’s Marquee Wedding at Beck Bottom Farm was certainly one to remember! Matt (Dine MD) guided this lovely family through the journey of planning their dream wedding and delivered what was promised on the day. Another great example of the Dine difference…

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.

Chloe & Richard’s Marquee Wedding at Home

Chloe & Richard’s stunning Marquee Wedding at the end of April. Read about how they created their perfect day here (you may recognise some of the details from our ‘Day in the life of a Dine Events Manager’ feature).

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!

Dine Caters at Apethorpe Palace

Dine caters an event at Apethorpe Palace. Matt Jones (Dine MD) tells us about what the Royal guests enjoyed on the evening and why Baroness Von Pfetten chose Dine.

Dine Ambassadors’ Dinner – June

June Ambassadors’ dinner included a lesson on how to make Jus, by our talented executive head chef Mark and a wine experience with Rob Hoult. Every day is a school day at Dine!

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.

A day in the life of a Dine Events Manager

The best way to understand and appreciate a Dine event is to participate.
This is why I naively volunteered to work a wedding on Saturday 30/04/2016, honestly without fully understanding the undertaking… I was a slightly broken, but a very inspired woman by the end of the 17 hour shift.

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…

Weddings – it’s all in the detail

Back in November we were privileged to be a part of Claire and Craig’s Wedding, which they held at The Mansion. It was a brilliant day for so many reasons. Read their story here..

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.    

Choosing a Wedding Venue? Here’s a few tips to make it easier..

Choosing your perfect Wedding Venue; from guest numbers to budgets, civil ceremonies to accommodation, read our top viewing tips and plan with ease

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!

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 – Delivering Quality Weddings with Qwest

The Dine team work hard to maintain our renowned high standards in all that we do, and are therefore delighted to be working with Qwest.

Historic Houses Association Annual Conference 2016

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

Break The Traditions!

December is always a colourful and varied month for the hardworking Dine team, so we were pleased to see our Managing Director Daniel Gill’s tips for the perfect Christmas fete featured in glossy Yorkshire Insider magazine this autumn.

Dine Nominated As Event Caterer Of The Year!

The Dine Team are celebrating after having been nominated as a finalist in this year’s The Drum UK Event Awards!

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.

Dine: Staying On Top Of The Foodie Trends

At Dine we like to deliver a level of service that we call ‘The Dine Difference’ – and that means constantly innovating to stay ahead of the game in the creative food and service industry in which we operate.

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!

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 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 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.

A Wedding At Home

We organised an informal country type wedding and employed Shades of India to erect the fabulous Indian tents which used for the blessing, wedding meal and evening event.

Planning The Perfect Party…

Dine’s MD, Daniel Gill, wants your parties to be spectacular, and these are his top tips for putting on a bash that’ll be memorable for all the right reasons.

Dine’s Elegant Downton Abbey Soiree

Dine were glad to host a Downton Abbey themed event for an esteemed private client, celebrating several landmark birthdays and a very special wedding anniversary.

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.

Dine In Wonderland!

When a client wanted to celebrate a joint birthday at their private estate, it was the perfect opportunity to bring Dine’s event planning and theming skills to bear.

The Great Outdoors – Dine In Unveiled Magazine

Dine is pleased to have been listed alongside other industry leaders as one of award winning wedding blog Brides Up North’s recommended suppliers for couples planning an outdoor or marquee wedding.

Double Nomination For Dine In The North Of England Wedding Awards!

Dine and the Dine At Allerton Castle team are proud to be listed as finalists in the North Of England Wedding Awards, which recognise outstanding customer service in the wedding industry.

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.

A Private Party To Celebrate 125 Year Of Engineering Excellence

Dine recently to provided event and catering services for a very special party celebrating over 125 years of engineering excellence at the Braime Pressings factory at Clarence Dock in Leeds.

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.

Rachel & Nick’s Wedding At Leeds Town Hall

Rachel & Nick had set ideas of what they wanted for their special day and worked with their Dine Event Manager to give their 160 guests a wedding they would not forget.

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.

A Marquee Wedding At Allerton Lakeside

Guests enjoyed substantial canapés of Demitasse of Lobster Bisque on this perfect winter day. Then the party went on until 2am closing with sparklers as the guests left.

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 Wedding At Mirfield Monastery

One happy couple wanted to veer away from the traditional ‘Hotel’ style wedding and wanted something different to all the other weddings they had been to. Dine fulfilled their wishes!

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.