dinner parties

Love to entertain but shudder at the thought of all that cooking and cleaning? My fully catered Dinner Parties are the perfect way to enjoy downtime with family and friends without any of the hassle. I cover all the dinner party basics from menu planning, to shopping, cooking, heating, plating and cleaning. 

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Red Pepper Blini with Smoked Salmon & Creme Fraiche

Seasonal Crudite with Green Goddess Dip 

Heirloom Tomato Crostini with Herbed Ricotta 

Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Orange Horseradish Sauce 

Potato & Fennel Gratin

Spring Vegetables Sauté 

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

Homemade Vanilla Ice-cream  


Butternut Squash Hummus with Spiced Homemade Pita Chips

Grilled Harissa Shrimp Skewers 

Steamed Baby Artichokes & Aioli 

Whole Baked Red Snapper 

Mustard-Glazed Roasted Carrots, Parsnips and Butternut Squash

Shaved Watermelon Radish Salad with Ricotta & Pistachios 

Vanilla Bean & Rose Panna Cotta 

French Chocolate Bark with Apricots, Pistachios and Dried Cranberries 


On a beautiful, recent Friday night I wanted to have a dinner/cocktail party. Since I had out of town guests, I didn’t want to be a slave to the grocery store and my kitchen while everyone else was having fun. Maddie allowed me to be a guest at my own party! She was creative, efficient and made me look good to my guests. The items she suggested and prepared were spot on, including gluten- free/dairy-free/paleo choices for my guests. I highly recommend this talented, vivacious chef for your next dinner party or event!
— Roz Fox
I hired Mad on Food to prepare some delicious appetizers and dessert to complement the Taco Food Truck we had coming to our party. Maddie came the day before, shopped, cooked, stored all the dishes, and left detailed instructions for how to re-heat, prepare and serve all her delicacies for the day of the party. And, my kitchen was left cleaner than when she started! Our guests loved the food truck, but commented even more about how fabulous the appetizers and desserts were from Mad on Food! Many requests for recipes and raves on all the dishes! I highly recommend Maddie for your next intimate dinner or full blown party!
— Lisa Harris
I had the most amazing dinner catered by Maddie LaKind, owner of Mad on Food. I entertained 22 guest at my home for my mother’s birthday celebration. The food selection, variety of delicious tastes, and presentation were outstanding!! Maddie makes having a dinner party a delightful experience. She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, very fun, and incredibly gifted in the kitchen! At the end of the evening, my guests left feeling very satisfied and wanting Maddie’s business card. I highly recommend this talented caterer for any of your cooking needs.
— Janice Liten