The idea for our dinner party kits came from a dinner party that my wife and I were planning. When it came time to execute the party that we had planned, we were just too busy. At the last minute, we had to bring in a chef to cater. The chef did a great job, but it was expensive—over $1,500!—and took away the intimacy that we’d been going for. My wife and I both cook, but at the time, we were running a big company and just couldn’t make it work. The next time we planned a dinner party, we owned a restaurant while still working in the corporate world. We called our chef and explained that we were throwing a dinner party. We asked him to come up with a menu; prep all the ingredients; make a video on his cell phone to show us what we needed to do to prepare the final meal; pack the prepped components, and FedEx them to us. He liked everything but the shipping part. I encouraged him and explained that I’d have all the shipping supplies delivered to The Chateau and that he didn’t have to do anything special—just get the food ready. Here we are years later, bringing that same amazing experience my wife and I had and putting it online for all of you to enjoy: fully prepped sliced-and-diced ingredients organized by courses with step-by-step directions that are short and easy to follow. We deliver all of that for 80% less money than it takes to hire a world-class chef. Based on your selections above, we prepare everything, seal the ingredients, and pack them in an insulated box to be shipped to your doorstep. We send the package via FedEx to arrive the day before your party.