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Welcome to Paul’s Private Dining.

Providing  bespoke experiences for your home dinner party and tailored cookery tuition.

Hello, My name’s Paul Short, a qualified chef based in the North East of England, experienced in a range of cuisines and techniques.

My career in Catering began over 20 years as a Pot washer in a small restaurant. It was then that my passion for food was ignited, witnessing fresh local produce from the field and sea being cooked simply and elegantly. Throughout my career I have been able to work under some great Head Chef’s all with a variety of styles and skills. I am also pleased to be a member of The Craft Guild of Chefs, having joined in 2015, demonstrating my commitment to maining techniques and skills and improving the industry.

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The aim of Paul’s Private Dining is to provide an affordable, tailored & personal approach to catering for Private Dinner Parties and Cookery Lessons to enjoy in the comfort of your home using seasonal local produce wherever possible.

I am available to hire to cater for your Private Dinner Party, for up to 12 people, in the comfort of your home. Let me take care of the Menu Planning, Cooking and even Dishwashing to give you more time to relax with your guests.

With Menus starting from £45.00pp for a 3-Course Dinner why not treat that someone special to an intimate dinner or arrange that long overdue catch-up with some old friends. I have insurance and up to date food hygiene certification to give you peace of mind.

Are you looking to learn some cookery skills? Or maybe you wish to reignite your passion for food? Or do you think that someone you know could do with a bit more guidance in the kitchen?

If the answer to any of these questions is Yes, why not contact me for a No Obligation chat to find out more of what I can offer. If you check the Cookery Lessons Page, there are examples of what I can teach you or a friend in the convenience of your or their home.

I cover Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland.
Please check out the website and get in touch for more information. You can check out a selection of testimonials from previous clients below…

“Thank you Paul. R and I had a lovely evening, the food was absolutely incredible.”

Mr & Mrs H

“Thank you so much Paul – our evening certainly exceeded our expectations. It was such a treat to be catered for yet stay relaxed and informal at the same time.”

Mrs S. R

“Food was gorgeous Paul 10 out of 10 “

Ms J. R

“…it was amazing! Fab food thanks, Paul! Heartily recommend to anyone and everyone!!”

Mr W. M

“Thank you for an absolutely amazing evening with outstanding service! My Grandad thoroughly enjoyed himself and was overwhelmed by it all. You were so professional and discrete. Will be needing your culinary skills in the future!!“

Miss D. W

“Thank you Paul for the delicious food it was absolutely perfect – look forward to you cooking for us again in the near future!”

Mrs S. C

“Was stunning Paul couldn’t ask for better x”

Miss C. A

“…I couldn’t have asked for more.”

Mrs A. D

Hello Paul, Thank you very much for our cookery lesson yesterday – R and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and came away very happy with what we had produced and the many tips you gave us! … You made everything easy to understand and follow and we can’t wait to add those meals to our favourite… Continue reading Ms P A & Ms R A

Ms P A & Ms R A

Just had a great day cooking Italian food.Great people on the course and Paul and his staff were fantastic!Looking forward to eating what I cooked tonight

Mr M P

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Just had a great day cooking Italian food.
Great people on the course and Paul and his staff were fantastic!
Looking forward to eating what I cooked tonight

Mr M P

Hello Paul, Thank you very much for our cookery lesson yesterday – R and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and came away very happy with what we had produced and the many tips you gave us! … You made everything easy to understand and follow and we can’t wait to add those meals to our favourite dishes. Best wishes, P

Ms P A & Ms R A