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Chef David Scribner Inquiries
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As a veteran of the DC private dining and party catering scene, Chef David Scribner can accommodate a vast range of in-home or on-location meal preparation. Whether you need to feed 100 people high end passed hors d'oeuvres in a formal setting, or are hosting a dinner party of 12 guests, or just want to learn more about the craft of cooking, Scribner offers services that deliver.


Scribner has provided the culinary entertainment for formal diplomatic receptions, casual office parties, family celebrations, religious and holiday meals, and even small weddings, and countless other catered scenarios. He can most effectively provide passed or stationary hors d'oeuvres for crowds of up to 100, and formal seated dinners for up to 20 guests.

There are no limits to the menus Scribner can create. Working with his clients, he will tailor a menu to their specific tastes and to the occasion. Please see the Specialties page for a sample of some of Scribner's favorite dishes. Scribner can also provide service staff if needed or work with on-site service staff for the affair.

Private Dining / Cooking Lessons

The family meal is the eating experience closest to Scribner's heart. He has cooked in the private homes of a vast array of clientele, providing top notch food for folks in their most familiar setting.

Chef David Scribner Cooking LessonsScribner can provide meals in the home for special occasions or for a simple Wednesday evening dinner. He has also taken running engagements with a few private dining clients in the past. But his real passion is teaching people while he's cooking.

The chef can teach a novice the simple techniques to make great food. Read a recent Washington Post article on just that topic. Whether a client needs to learn the basics in a one-on-one setting or all the guests at a party want in on the fun, Scribner can educate and entertain.

Scribner says, "I love to create an informal environment where guests can wander through the kitchen and I teach while I work. This gets everyone involved in the process of preparing the food they will eat."

Contact Us to learn more about the chef's services or to arrange a consultation with David Scribner.