About Dining Abode
Imagine a Two Hat chef and his team cooking for you and your guests as your private chef Sydney wide, in a venue of your choice, allowing you to enjoy a quality restaurant experience in the comfort of your own surrounds and at your leisure.
This is dining abode – your own personal chef and private dining experience with award winning chef, Thomas Johns.
dining abode offers a truly unique and bespoke concept ensuring your event, be it an intimate dinner, cocktail party, corporate event, boardroom lunch or wedding is a personable experience of fine dining quality be it in Sydney or further afield.
About Our Services
In addition to providing tailored, contemporary, innovative menus to suit any event, be it private dining, drop-off catering, corporate function or wedding, dining abode also provides comprehensive event and styling services. This includes everything from working with our Event Planner to create styling concepts to floral arrangements to full event theming.
Hire equipment is available upon request including AV equipment, furniture hire, theming accessories, offsite kitchen set-up, special crockery, linen, bar set-up, glassware and more. Accredited as a Gold License caterer, dining abode can cater your event at any Sydney venue. Choose from one of our listed venues or let the dining abode team source a venue for you.
Beverage packages are available and the dining abode team can also create a customised beverage package to suit different budgets and events. dining abode’s professional onsite sommelier is also available upon request. Coupled with professional wait service and a personal touch, dining abode will help ensure your next event is a success
Some of dining abode’s corporate clients include Jurlique,Mirvac, Ersnt & Young, Paramount Pictures, Moogoo Skin Care, Trish Nichol PR Agency and CIMB.
In the Media
Featured in Good Food, House & Garden, Financial Review, Daily Telegraph, Virgin Blue and Australian Good Food among others, dining abode offers a truly unique private dining and catering concept for Sydney and beyond.
Previously the owner of Pello Restaurant, which was awarded two Chef’s Hats for two consecutive years, Thomas’ modern European approach was a departure from the traditional Italian offerings associated with Stanley Street. Since then, Thomas honed his talent to create the dining abode concept specialising in private dining and premium catering.
Our Menu Inspiration
Thomas Johns draws inspiration simply from the seasons when designing the menus for dining abode, using fresh seasonal ingredients (and where possible local). The fish is hand picked by Thomas at the fish markets for each occasion and he regularly attends the local growers markets to source produce for each event.
Thomas’ drive and passion for the ever evolving culinary world also finds him spending time at Sydney’s leading kitchens, learning about the latest trends and the newest, exciting ingredients to adapt to his menus.
dining abode offers a range of menus encompassing different styles of dining and events including corporate menus, wedding menus, sharing platters for a more informal approach, cold buffet selections, themed food stations for added theatre, styled dessert stands, private dining 3 course menu, 4 course menu and 8 course degustation. Also on offer is the ‘ultimate menu’ where you hand-pick your 10 favourite ingredients and let dining abode create a spectacular 12 course degustation based on your selections. For a more informal approach, try the sharing menu, where the dining abode signature style can be enjoyed around the table with sharing platters.
The dining abode experience is a fully comprehensive service with every element taken care of for you for any occasion be it a wedding, corporate event, product launch, cocktail party, private dinner or client entertaining. From bespoke menus created by Thomas and served by experienced waitstaff to full clean up, dining abode replicates a quality restaurant experience in your surrounds.
The aim of dining abode is to make your event, be it an intimate dinner, cocktail party, corporate event, boardroom dining or your wedding a personable experience fine dining quality be it in Sydney or further afield.
Sit back, relax and take the journey with Thomas Johns, your private chef Sydney wide.