Cat Dutton
Home Chef
Guest
Food (4.7/5)
Manners (5/5)
Vibe (4.6/5)
Company (5/5)
Contact (4.7/5)
Contact (5/5)
Value (4.8/5)

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Location
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

15 followers

Awards

Food Hygiene

About Me

I am happiest
Eating moroccan food in the garden while being creative.
Dietary requirements
I am: Always hungry
I'm allergic to: Nothing

I'd rather eat: Organic, fair trade
Bio
My absolute favourite thing is planning and hosting dinner parties - putting together the perfect menu, sourcing all the ingredients, the time spent absorbed in preparations, bringing it all together on the night and seeing the smiles of my guests as they tuck in!

Not attending any upcoming events

Latest Reviews

Tim Maddams | 4 months

Fun foraged family Spring Lunch with Tim Maddams

Lovely company

mjade | 21 hours

Tex-Mex Tuesday @ Kitchenorium

Another fabulous supper - thank you Cat and Joel- I particularly enjoyed the Marguerita cheesecake. Always freshly prepared food and an imaginative menu!

Rob | 1 day

Tex-Mex Tuesday @ Kitchenorium

Very pleasant and relaxed meal.

Kelly Gavaghan | 1 month

Italian Feast @ Kitchenorium

As newbie/foodies to WeFiFo my partner and I didn't know what to expect, but were looking forward to the experience never the less. I always love the element of surprise when it comes to dining out and have found that some of the most unlikely venues have served the best food so was interested to see what Cat Dutton and her infamous Kitchenorium could and would deliver. Knocking on the door of the Victorian Terrace we noticed a little sign in the window for the Kitchenorium - great name - and could hear guests that had already arrived getting acquainted behind the glass. Cat welcomed us in, introducing us to guests and inviting us to a cocktail; as it transpired she was a fantastic host from the first to the last and really knows how to hold a dinner party. There were a variety of guests from assorted backgrounds but what was clear was that - we really were the newbies! They all knew each other from other events that Cat has hosted and it was really enjoyable and interesting to hear the different themed events that Cat has hosted and they all have clearly enjoyed! The heart of the home is the kitchen - and this is clearly the beating pulse of Cat's home and somewhere that you can just tell that she is happiest most. The open-plan kitchen dining area works very well, with cook and husband helper very much a part of the party. The food soon arrived once seated and throughout the 5 course Italian meal it was clear that she is exceptionally well organised. Empty plates taken away were swiftly replaced with another to the chorus of "ooh's and ahh's." The meal itself was incredibly well thought out. Highlights for myself and partner were the Semolina/Parmesan Gnocchi, the BEAUTIFUL Tuscan Lamb Stew (Rustic appearance belied the hours of slow cooking and love that had gone into this delicious dish) and the Pannacotta was one of the best I have ever eaten. The granita was a pleasant palette cleanser and the second course Crab Risotto needed just a minute more but that can be my only minor criticism. Cat is an unpretentious host, with an unpretentious house and it goes hand in hand with her food selection and presentation. There is nothing not to like. I would certainly return to Cat's Kitchenorium as I am intrigued by the many themed events and would like to taste more of her marvellous cooking - which as I have mentioned once or twice - has ALOT of heart. I would certainly like the opportunity to get to know her more as I admire what she is doing and how she has opened her home and has built a career for herself out of doing what she clearly does best. Next time I will take some of my friends and make a real evening of it. Well done Cat! You have won my heart. :)

Nathaniel Wellicome | 1 month

Midweek Meat-Free @ Kitchenorium

We had a brilliant evening with good food and company! Would definitely recommend to vegetarians, excellent meat free food.

sue_eliot | 1 month

Tapas Tuesday @ Kitchenorium

Cat and Joel were perfect hosts, the food was excellent as usual and we had a fab evening. Thank you!