— ESTABLISHED IN 1998 —
Daniel began his training at Leith’s Events and Parties as an Event Manager. In 1995 he moved to Mustard Catering as PA to the Managing Director, catering for clients including FTSE 100 companies, Downing Street and the Queen. Daniel founded Dine in 1998 to provide a bespoke events and catering service.
Dan spends his time working with the team developing menus and ideas, as well as running events. Outside work, he can usually be found ‘researching’ new menus and wine or enjoying the outdoors with Helen and the boys.
Matt has been a member of the Dine team in one guise or another since 2001. A graduate of Leeds University, Matt originally trained as a teacher before deciding to turn his part-time role at Dine into a career.
As well as overseeing the day to team management across the Dine Group, Matt also runs a number of our high profile corporate, private events and marquee weddings. When not at work, Matt enjoys spending valuable time at home with his two children and the occasional snowboarding trip.
A hugely experienced Event Chef, Mark started his career with the RAF before moving into hotels and joining Dine in 2009 ready for the launch of The Mansion. His logistical expertise allow us to deliver a high quality food service in some “challenging” environments as well as venues such as The Mansion.
Mark oversees our entire catering operation as well as working closely with our MD on menu development and food innovation. Outside of work, Mark can be found spending quality time with his children.
Helen is Dan’s wife, and Director of Dine Delivered. She looks after much of the marketing and logistics of Dine Delivered, as well as managing various renovation projects at Rise Hall.
When she can escape from work Helen spends her time with her boys, their cats and taking inspiration from more home magazines!
Jason joined the Dine team 16 years ago and is now based at The Mansion overseeing all Dine Events. A hugely experienced Chef, he ran the kitchen at Allerton Castle for many years before moving to Dine events. He loves the variety of events with Dine, from beautiful Weddings at Sefton Park Palm House to sending out Dine Delivered orders, every day is different!
Outside of work Jason spends time with his children and loves (watching) cycling, motor sports and darts.
Ben is our Head Chef at Howsham Hall, catering for most of the events there and within Dine. He’s also pretty handy so looks after Howsham Hall and the grounds when not busy in the kitchen!
Outside of work Ben loves spending time with his boys. He and Natalie also love getting away for weekend breaks, generally city based and usually including some great food.
Jake joined the team in 2017 and runs the busy Garden Room Cafe Restaurant at The Mansion. With a strong background in hotels & catering, he enjoys the daily bustle of the Garden Room but does enjoy working an odd event or two when he can for a change!
Outside of work Jake loves good restaurants too – and a great cheese board.
Craig trained at Blackpool College gaining an OND and HND in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management. After over 20 years in the hotel trade, from trainee manager to General Manager and working all over the country from Guernsey to Yorkshire, Craig has broken away from the hotel industry for a new challenge at Dine Events.
Joining the team in June 2010 as an Event Manager, Craig has a great eye for detail, a passion for events and is very much enjoying the variety that each week at Dine brings. Outside of work, you’re most likely to find Craig in one of Yorkshire’s finest restaurants, wine merchants or pottering in his garden!
With 16 years of hospitality experience in the hotel, food, beverage and events industry, Liam is a hugely experienced member of the team. He’s won multiple service awards in his career, and joined the Dine Team in 2018. He loves the diversity of events at Dine compared to hotels, and his more laid back approach complements the rest of the team perfectly.
Liam spends much of his spare time eating out and is currently planning his own wedding.
Looking after most of our events at Sefton Park Palm House, Jenny has worked for Dine for a few years (with a break for a couple of ski-seasons!). She works across the group, but the tropical backdrop of the Palm House is one of her favourite venues.
In her spare time, you can usually find Jenny on her family farm or planning her next escape to the Alps!
Mally looks after most of our events at the Palm House alongside Jenny. Mally is from Liverpool originally so brings a wealth of knowledge & experience about the area, suppliers and Palm House itself. She’s renowned for knowing everyone there is to know and her fabulous sense of humour (even if we can’t decipher her jokes through her scouse accent!).
Outside work Mally is usually busy with her family, and loves walking her dog.
Kim joined the team in early 2020, looking after many of the Rise Hall events. With a background in restaurants & hotels, she was General Manager for 10 years before wanting a change and coming to Dine. She’s eager to get involved in some events soon!
Outside work Kim loves travelling, eating out and walking her dog.
Nick joined the Dine Team in 2017, and looks after corporate, wedding and private enquiries for Howsham Hall, Rise Hall and The Mansion. Having moved to Leeds from Buckinghamshire where he sold luxury events at Hedsor House, Nick has a keen eye for detail! He’s renowned for always looking immaculate and wearing extraordinary socks..
In his spare time, Nick can be found in his workshop at home creating furniture.
Natalie joined Dine in 2015 and is a treasured asset to the team. Starting her career in events just over 16 years ago, Natalie has a wealth of experience within the hospitality sector and is well loved by all of her clients. Natalie now manages operations for Dine Delivered, and oversees the day to day running of Howsham Hall.
In her spare time, you’ll find her with her husband Ben, and their beautiful fluffy cats at Howsham Hall!
Marie-Claire joined the Dine team in 2016 with a wealth of experience in e-commerce marketing, and perfectly timed to help with the launch of Dine Delivered. Working alongside Jenny & Helen, together they co-ordinate all aspects of the group marketing.
On her days off Marie-Claire is busy with her gorgeous girls and husband, either on long walks with the dog, cooking & eating (did we mention we all love food?!).
Jenny has been with Dine since the beginning of 2006 in a variety of guises; starting as a Trainee Events Manager, progressing to Events Manager and then taking a side step into a role in Marketing. Working part time alongside Marie-Claire, together they manage all aspects of marketing the group.
When not at work Jenny can be found running, engrossed in house renovations or ferrying her children to after school clubs.
Sam has worked part time at Dine since 2006 offering essential support for the Events Team and Office. Her role encompasses so many aspects, and everyone at Dine agrees we’d be lost without her!
Outside of work Sam spends time with her lovely family and can usually be found dining out in one of Ilkley’s many restaurants.