Private Event / Dinner Parties / Catering

We specialize in private dinner parties and catering events for as small as 2 to as large as 35 guests. Relax with your friends and family as we take care of the errands and hassles that can come with hosting a private dinner party. Your menu will be personally designed, prepared and plated by Chef Mark while a professional wait-staff answers to any request you or your guests may have at your dinner table. No crowds, no driving, no wait, no lines, just a private, unique and memorable experience for everyone involved.

With our private event service, you receive..

A customized menu for your approval, with your desires and budget in mind.
Creative menu options for guests with dietary restrictions or concerns. (e.g. gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, allergies)
Hand picked high, quality ingredients from Saratoga's most reputable markets.
Freshly prepared, restaurant quality dishes prepared in your own home.
Stellar flavor combinations, textures, colors, contrast and aromas.
A spotless kitchen at the end of your event.

All dinner parties can receive multiple courses in any combination of the following:

Amuse Bouche
Passed of Stationary Hors D'oeuvres
Plated Appetizers
Salad Course
Soup Course
First and/or Second Entrees
Additional Side Dishes

Formal Plated Dinner

Our formal plated dinner service allows you to sit back and enjoy your own event. We take the time to create a unique menu that is fully customized to your and your events preferences. The best part? You can relax and chat with your guests while a gourmet meal is cooked in your kitchen and served to your table if you prefer. We can prepare your entire meal in your home on the day of the event so you can see exactly what goes into making our dinners so special. We offer formal private dinners for up to 10 guests and as many as 7 courses. Your kitchen is cleaned as we found it, sometimes cleaner, and you're left with nothing but the aroma of a pleasant meal and happy guests. We love to take the time to make your event extra special, and any unique menu items or requests are accommodated and welcomed.

Casual or Buffet-Style Dinner

Made By Mark buffet style dinner service is perfect for any large casual or formal gathering. Our buffet style services are available for up to 30 people. We will create a custom menu tailored to your events theme, prepare the dishes in your home on the day of the event and serve them in an elegant buffet line. We love to take the time to make your event extra special, and any unique menu items or requests are welcomed.

Tray Passed Hors D'oeuvres

Tray passed, or butler passed, hors d'oeuvres are great for groups of up-to 40 people. We offer hors d'oeuvres in a traditional passed fashion as well as stationary hors d'oevres where guests can help themselves. This is service is perfect for meet-and-greet functions, casual parties, office parties, cocktail parties, wrap parties, open house events and other social events. You can view our hors d'oeuvre menu on our sample menu page

Romantic Dinner for Two

Made By Mark specializes in romantic dinners for two, the perfect way to show your sweetheart that you really care! Relax in an intimate setting, sip wine and pamper yourselves while Chef Mark prepares a gourmet multi-course meal in your own kitchen. Hiring a personal chef for your very own date night is a unique, personalized and thoughtful gift that you and your love will remember for years to come.