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The Dinner Set Club story

Sophie E on 24th Feb, 2019

I founded The Dinner Set site back in 2013 because I wanted to help people like me make quality time with friends.

I’m a time-starved working mum with 3 kids aged 10, 8 and 2.  I started out in banking and marketing agencies but food has always been my passion. Agency life was busy but nothing on life with children! I was so busy being pregnant or having babies that I missed my oldest friend’s wedding, friends birthdays and more. And now the school runs, afterschool clubs and doctor appointments make it harder still. That’s assuming I can schedule my hubby and a reliable babysitter...I spoke friends and they all feel the same – we all need more quality time with friends. But how?

The Dinner Set Club story

Author Bronnie Ware, an Australian palliative nurse found the same when she recorded the final regrets of all the people she cared for during the last 12 weeks of their life. One of the most common regrets was “I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.” Bronnie said: "Many became so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved."

All this inspired me to go one step further and create the Dinner Set Club - to help busy mums (and dads!)  make more special moments with their friends at home because all friendship needs is your time. We can help with the rest.

Your friends don’t need matching crockery. They don’t need a huge house or expensive wine glasses. They don’t need to see you in perfect make up (although you might prefer it). You don’t even need a babysitter. All you need is your home, some exciting easy food on a table and something wet and cold to go with it. I’ve started inviting my friends over more often. My customers have too.

After a busy pilot, The Dinner Set Club launched in 2018, delivering not-on-the-high street ingredients and easy make ahead recipes each quarter – helping our customers be ready any time to make a real moment firends or family.

We're at the start of an exciting journey and we'd love you to give us a go! As part of our launch you can trial the club today and grab your free Gourmet Kit worth up to £15 (choose from this selection,while stocks last)

If you're not ready to trial, you can still get our latest ingredient ideas and get free recipes and tips - sign up here for free.

Is there an ingredient or cuisine that you've always wanted to try? Tell me all and we'll do our best to make it happen -

Sophie Edginton

Founder, The Dinner Set

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