Looking to create a special night in?
Enjoy restaurant, quality food in the comfort of your own home with our bespoke menus.
Dido will craft the perfect menu to cater to your tastes, delivered and ready to be re-heated and assembled.
Welcome to dido’s fine food
I’m Dido and I have always had a love and passion for food! Growing up, food was a reason to celebrate – on special occasions my family home would be filled with beautiful home cooked meals and elaborately laid tables, whether that was for a birthday or an anniversary celebration.
I have a wealth of experience and undertook culinary training at Leith’s School of Food and Wine, an award-winning cookery school based in London. From there, I went on to working at the wonderful Le Caprice restaurant in London for three years, then the Bleeding Heart where I was a Junior Sous Chef, before returning back to the Caprice Group again, this time working for Daphne’s. I had a desire to take everything I had learned from my time in London and create my own catering and food consultancy company back in Thame, Oxfordshire, creating dido’s fine foods! dido’s fine foods offers everything from Private Chef services through to event catering.
More recently I have launched dido’s @ home, a weekly menu which is delivered to local Oxfordshire homes, that uses seasonal vegetables and local produce to produce a delicious, restaurant quality, three course menu. The meals only need to be assembled and heated to be enjoyed in the comfort of your home.
A three course meal, or a cake or you choose your own way to enjoy dido's food @ home.
Contact me for more details or to discuss further.
Vouchers valid for 6 months from date of purchase.
Professional gastronomy from a lovely person. Dido takes the trouble to really understand the brief; she produces a magnificent result every time; and all with a minimum of fuss. Happy to recommend her meals with any of my wines!
The incredible food you did for Sasha’s wedding party - it was completely brilliant from beginning to end and every mouthful delicious - thank you for being brilliant.
All our family were full of praise for the hard work that went on behind the scenes - thank you and your team again for organising Seder with us.
Judy & Andrew
You are clearly extremely accomplished and a consummate professional - it is becoming increasingly rare to find a service that delivers - I felt you and your service certainly did just that. ALL the food was delicious.
Dido is a very good cook. She has cooked several dinner parties for me.
Every dish has been highly professionally prepared and delicious to eat. She is reliable and sensible and I recommend her highly.
Jane Macdonald - Daphne’s Restaurant
It was wonderful working with Dido for two events. From our initial discussion she was able to craft two wonderful menus which suited each event perfectly. The food was prepared with care and absolutely delicious.
The Grilled Nectarine, mozzarella and basil tapenade canapé was a favourite, however all my guests thoroughly enjoyed the rare roast fillet of beef, which was cooked to perfection.
Thank you for two wonderful evenings Dido.
Many thanks indeed - your lunch yesterday was delicious and I have never seen so many clean plates!
The beef was particularly good, very tender and with a lovely flavour. We all thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful so thank you again.
I hope your wedding party goes well next weekend - I will definitely keep in touch for any future events.
We ordered from dido's fine food for a birthday surprise for my mother in law. The service and delivery was so well organised. We had the beef wellington and it melted in your mouth, the entire meal was wonderful!
Father’s Day dinner in Lockdown could have merged into all the other days, until I ordered our dinner from Dido's Fine Food. My husband really enjoyed the beef fillet, roast potatoes and roast Cauliflower and pomegranate main that our children chose from the variety of menus Dido offered. The children's favourite, however, was the very generous chocolate roulade with fresh berries. The light sumptuous sponge was a huge hit. The meal was delivered with easy to serve instructions and turned, what could have been a normal Sunday dinner, into a very special and memorable day. Thank you ❤️
Thank you so much, we all really enjoyed it.
Dido's food is excellent and her service is second to none. I have used her on a number of occasions for small intimate meals and larger parties. She will listen to the brief, make suggestions and always delivers mouth watering food.
I would recommend her without hesitation.
Organising a 40th birthday celebration for a foodie was a challenge.
With Dido’s inspiration, planning, preparation and delivery, there was a consensus of “Perfect!”.
Ask about the canapés, the lobster in a butter sauce and steak, with portabello mushrooms, never mind the frites.
And the pud? Ask Dido!
Whose birthday’s next?
Always a delicious selection of food served in a lovely setting with great service, I have been to a couple now and have always had a wonderful night. Can’t wait until the next one!!! Xx
A wonderful evening with Dido's Fine Food. Wonderful food, marvellous ambience and it felt like a real treat!
Dido excels herself again. Amazing choice of food, prompt delivered and simply delicious. Will definitely use again - thank you.
Dido delivered the most wonderful 2 course dinner to celebrate my husbands birthday. The food was absolutely delicious, great quality and very generous portions too! I would highly recommend Dido’s fine food!
We had a memorable wedding anniversary this year.
Despite the lockdown, we had a great meal at home courtesy of dido’s fine food. I was missing Asian food like Thai or Malaysian so asked Dido what she could magic up. .
The result was a stupendous Thai Green Curry which was full of flavour with a lovely taste of lemon grass and very generous portions.
Dessert was a delicious Chocolate roulade which was absolutely divine and disappeared very quickly.
Highly recommended❤️ .
My first experience of a Lock-Down birthday was made really special by Dido's wonderful cuisine. The quality was superb, with really easy-to-follow instructions for heating-up items, and the quantities were more than generous. If you're wondering how to celebrate any occasion (in Lock Down or out!) look no further.
Dido recently cooked a three course meal at my home for my birthday. It was perfectly organised with suggestions to the menu and tweaks to suit our various tastes and dietary requirements! Dido was an absolute delight to have at our home, completely professional and even tidying up at the end with no dishes for us to wash! Our guests commented on how lovely the food was. I would highly recommend.
Thank you Dido and team for all your fantastic food and support - it made our anniversary garden party go really well. We had so many compliments about the food- a great variety of interesting dishes, something for everyone, so fresh for a summer party and beautifully presented. A friend asked me to again pass on his compliments for the summer pudding as a particular triumph! As an added bonus we’ve been able to enjoy leftovers for a couple of yummy lunches too!
The time you spent before the event was so helpful and reassuring, making the effort to come and visit and ensuring that you had a clear idea of exactly what we were looking for. At the party itself, everything was so easy, you preempted what we needed and when, attended to all our guests in a friendly and discrete way and meant that my parents (the guests of honour) and I could just get on and enjoy ourselves!
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the most delicious cake. It was as ever wonderful and totally delicious and everyone loved it. The meringues all went and Olive could not stop eating them and said next time could you make a 1000.
All in all a great success and thank you!