Upgrade Your Dinner Party By Hiring a Butler or Chef


Published on September 30, 2020

With bars and restaurants at the moment being restricted for parties and events. Many people opt to host small dinner parties at their homes now. Which can be a fabulous option for and celebration. To really upgrade your dinner party or event, you should consider hiring a butler or a chef. It will take all the stress away from you. And will really turn your small gathering into a luxurious, 5-star level event!

Why Consider Hiring Staff

The world is still changing. Many countries are still living under restricted rules, especially when it comes to social gatherings. So to host a fabulous party or event at this time can be very challenging. Especially if you want to make it a luxury, stand out get together.

You would perhaps normally book a venue, such as a restaurant or a bar. And let them do all the planning, organising, and worrying for you. But when you have to all of a sudden do all of this yourself, in your own home, it can be daunting. That is why hiring staff for your dinner party is a great choice to make.

It will take all the stress away from you. You are bringing the expertise and skills of 5-star restaurants and hotels, to your home!

By hiring staff you can take inspiration and ideas from these professionals. Who are used to running small and large luxury events and will come with the best ideas. From decor to the flow of the evening through to finishing touches. So why not make the small home gathering the new luxury standard and upgrade your next dinner party by hiring a butler or a chef!

What A Butler Adds To Your Event

A Butler is a great choice to hire when you are hosting a small dinner party or event. They are so much more that people who can serve the food! Butlers are the ultimate hospitality professionals. And they can do anything from welcoming guests. Setting the table. Serving food and drinks. Helping with food and drinks prep – including cocktail making! Opening those tricky bottles of wine and champagne. And help with all the finishing touches.

Butlers are extremely organised and full of ideas when it comes to hosting. They can help you create party themes, and execute them in style. They will be there for you at hand to help with anything. From set up to clearing up. And of course to be the go-to person during the party to make sure everything is running smoothly.

What A Chef Adds To Your Event

It is almost self-explanatory what a chef could add to your dinner party or event. But hiring a private chef is firstly more affordable than people think. But it is also not just the cooking on the night that would be done.

Chefs know like no other how to throw a dinner party. Are you looking for a specific theme? Your chef can create a full menu around it. Not sure where to source the best produce? Leave it to your chef to bring all the supplies so that you don’t even have to worry about shopping. Anyone on the night who might have some allergies or dietary requirements? Your chef will be able to adapt at the last minute. To make sure everyone feels included. And everyone is having the 5-star meal they can only dream of.

Other Staff To Consider

When it comes to hiring staff for your dinner party or event, there are other options you could consider too. A temporary Housekeeper could be a great option. Especially if you normally do not have a Housekeeper of a cleaner. It can make a big difference after the event, but also before. A temp housekeeper can make sure that your house and party area is looking spotlessly clean. And they can also work beautiful finishing touches such as flower arrangements to suit your event. And of course, they can be there after the event or the next day to clean everything up to the highest standard!

Another great option to consider is a nanny for the evening. If you have children, and if your guests want to bring children. Then it can be a great option to have a nanny there for the evening to entertain the kids. So that you know they are looked after and having a great night as well. Whilst you can focus on hosting the dinner party of your dreams!

How Polo & Tweed Can Help

Polo & Tweed have an excellent database filled with temporary staff ready to turn your dinner party into the event of a lifetime. With only the best butlers, chefs, housekeepers, and nannies on our books, we will be able to find you the most suitable staff for your event. Why not give us a call to chat about what you have in mind. And we can take care of everything from there!


  1. Sara Jones says:

    Hi there, I am looking for a butler for a couple of hours on Saturday 5th June, approx 2-4pm.

    It’s a downton abbey themed hen party, and the butler would help serve us afternoon tea and in particular make the bride to be feel like a Countess. NB, it’s not a rowdy hen party, absolutely no nudity! We would be respectful at all times.

    • Aafke Meelen says:

      Thank you for your message, Sara. One of our consultants will be in touch with you directly over email. If in the meantime you’d like to contact us directly, you can do so via this link on our website.

  2. Debra says:

    We are having a difficult time here in Los Angeles finding a butler service for a private dinner party at our residence . We are curious if you have any contacts here in Los Angeles as far as our renting a butler and a butler’s asst for our dinner parties. Please advise.

    • Aafke Meelen says:

      Thank you for reaching out, Debra. We work with clients and candidates – including outstanding butlers – all over the world. We would definitely love to help you in finding an excellent butler for your dinner party. One of our consultants will be in touch with you over email. If you would like to reach out to us directly already, you can do so via this link on our website.

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