I'm organizing a dinner party for 8-10 people this fall and am debating between taking the group out to a restaurant, or having a chef come to the house and cook for us (Manchester, NH).
Any suggestions/recommendations for whom I might contact to get ideas and pricing for an at-home dinner based on the following criteria?
Full home kitchen available with ample prep space, butler's pantry, etc. Large dining area and lots of room to work. Emphasis must be on freshly-prepared quality food, to cook and serve dinner. Fancy service, white gloves, tuxedos, etc are NOT required here...... just a nice dinner with some great food. I don't expect this would require a team of more than 2 people to do the job between prep, cooking, serving and clean-up. It really doesn't have to run like a traditional professionally catered event..... we'd rather have the chef and helper feel like part of the group and have fun with us.
Appetizers, two entree choices (maybe salmon and beef), and 3-4 sides, plus a couple of desert choices.
Any reccomendations on who might be suited for this in the Manchester area?