What our customers are saying…

Thank you so much, you did an amazing job, and made my birthday dinner everything I wanted it to be. Many positive comments on the night, even my mum was impressed. I’m  sure you will be getting a few more gigs as everyone was impressed, I sure will be spreading the word around.
We travelled to Canberra as a central meeting point to celebrate a family birthday; upon a Google search I came across home plate and gave Ben a call. None of us had ever experienced a home chef and Ben arrived punctually and did not disappoint! As our young children slept peacefully Ben cooked up a culinary delight, three course meal. For entree we had pork belly and scallops with parsnip puree which was divine and a very generous portion size. Main was eye fillet with baby beets, polenta and broccolini—the steak was the best I have ever had and cooked to total perfection! Lastly, dessert was panacotta served with fresh strawberries and sorbet! AMAZING! The night ran so seamlessly; Ben is a talented chef and left the kitchen cleaner than it was before he arrived! An experience we will not forget and only wish we lived closer so we could do it all again soon! Thanks for a great night Ben!
The night was just magical. Please pass on my sincere thanks to Ben. The meal was amazing—everyone was so impressed at the quality of the food. It was fresh, right temperature and all cooked to perfection. Ben was professional, personable and so accommodating of everything and everyone (and extremely tolerant of the noise). None of my family had experienced a chef at home like that (my husband and I have had the pleasure of attending a friend’s function with Ben) but they just loved it. Thank you again. And a huge congratulations for offering such a fabulous service.
Could you please let Ben know that the Ambassador—and the guests—were very pleased with the canapes that Ben prepared on Saturday.  I’m sorry that I couldn’t make it, as I heard that they were delicious!
Thank you so much for Saturday night!  Not only did you make for a stress free night for me, the food was amazing.  Presentation, service and taste were all truly superb.  I have had so many favourable comments from family and friends that I really wanted to share with you that they spoke very highly of the food and service. Again, our sincere thanks.
Thanks guys for another delicious dinner. Everybody was very impressed with it and will no doubt do it again.
I just wanted to pass on my thanks to Ben. The food exceeded all expectations—we were all blown away. The lunch was perfect and everyone had a really fantastic time. Not having to clean anything was just the icing on the cake. I will be raving about Ben to all of my friends and am looking forward to the next excuse I can find to have him around again! A truly exceptional and memorable lunch.
Just wanted to thank you for making my 30th a really memorable and enjoyable evening with friends who’d come from three different states! The food was all delicious and everyone let me know their favourites afterwards. I will definitely recommend you to others looking for something similar. Thanks again.
Just wanted to say thank you for a great dinner. Everyone really enjoyed all the courses and it made for a fantastic evening.
A very big thank you for the catering on Friday night. Everyone was amazed with the food, we loved the fresh concept and having the food prepared on site was such a hit. Thanks again, Tony and I were really happy.
I have to thank you again for your service Friday night. The food was exceptional and we had a great night.
On behalf of all who dined at our home on Friday, we wish to thank you for the unique experience. All diners enjoyed the very tasty food, delightfully and unobtrusively served. All will recommend you whenever a friend wishes to do something different for dinner.
Thanks so much for a wonderful evening. The food was amazing! We couldn’t fault it. It was nice not having to worry about babysitters and transport. To top it all off our kitchen was left sparkling clean. Thanks again.
Thank you so much for the wonderful meal Ben prepared for our guests on Saturday evening. We had so many guests comment on the meal, how great the lamb and prawns were and how appropriate the choices were for the occasion. Please convey my heartfelt thanks to Ben for his great advice and hard work. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
We really enjoyed Saturday night so please thank Ben for us – everything was great; the food was delicious and Ben was very professional. Just the perfect evening all round!
Thanks for a great night last night. The food was fantastic and the service was amazing. Very well done!! Everyone has given me great reports so I would highly recommend you to others in the future.
Thank you so much for cooking the wonderful dinner for us last Saturday.  It was very delicious and beautifully presented – very memorable!  Everyone was raving about how good it was, and how lovely it was to be able to do it in a private home.  Thanks again.
Our experience with Home Plate was first class. From the service and communication leading up to our dinner to the amazing dinner itself. We appreciate quality food and Ben’s skills in the kitchen were second to none. He used our kitchen to produce such delicious meals while we kicked back and enjoyed the night. All the dishes were unforgettable and our kitchen was left cleaner than before! We’ll be using Home Plate again for sure.
Thanks for an outstanding meal – everyone raved about it!  I will definitely be using you again.
We have tried a romantic dinner for two, a cooking class experience, a dinner party for eight. On each occasion the ingredients were superb quality, everything cooked to perfection, presentation equivalent to a Michelin star restaurant and all in the comfort of your own home. Ben & Emily are friendly, helpful and professional toward their customers. We highly recommend them for your next memorable dining experience.
Ben (chef) & Emily (admin), a big thank you for making my 20th wedding anniversary that little bit extra special. You were recommended to me by a friend and from the moment I made initial contact with Emily, to the moment Ben arrived at my place to cook and serve a wonderful 3 course dinner, it was flawless. If you’re after something that’s a little bit different and want to ‘live it up’ a little, then do yourself a favour and contact home plate.
I just have to say the night was amazing!!!!!! The food was exceptional!!!!!!!! Your service was friendly, excellent and most of all……….not pretentious. You will go a long way!!!! You are so down to earth, have a great manner about you and we all just loved you. I will definitely be putting home plate out there for everyone to hear! Thank you once again for an amazing evening.
We booked Chef Ben for our engagement party as we wanted something more intimate at home. Ben was a delight to work with. He had no qualms personalising the menu to suit our needs, and exceeded our expectations. He ensured that everything was organised well in advance, setting our minds at ease in the lead up to our celebration. The day itself couldn’t have run more smoothly. Ben arranged some extra waitstaff to serve the food and drinks, ensuring our guests were well looked after. The food was sensational. Brilliantly presented and the perfect combination of flavours. He definitely provided a 5 star experience for our friends and family, who are still talking about the food weeks later. Thank you Chef Ben!
Just wanted to email to say thank you to Ben for our dinner last night. The food and service was absolutely flawless, one of the best meals I’ve had. You will definitely be hearing from us again!
If you are like us and have children, and don’t get out that often, then this is great idea. How good is it that this professional chef (Ben) comes to your home and not only cooks a brilliant 3 course meal but washes up! We had a fantastic night and the service and food were beautiful. Highly recommended.
We recently purchased a home plate gift certificate for a wedding gift. As it was a destination wedding the bride and groom had asked for no presents as they would not be able to take them home. We still wanted to give them something special and more personal than a department store gift card, so this was the perfect thing to slip in the card. One call to discuss our options over the phone and the gift certificate was promptly posted out to us! Thank you for the wonderful friendly service. We hope the bride and groom love their 5 course degustation!
A big thanks from my wife Catherine and I on a superb and sublime meal for our 15 year wedding anniversary. Pork Belly, Scotch Fillet and Choc/Peanut Butter fondant, cooked to perfection, served with care and my kitchen left sparkling. Couldn’t ask for more and greatly exceeded my expectations. Thanks and look forward to dining with you again.
I just wanted to take the time to thankyou for making my anniversary night so special. There was nothing like sitting back in my own home, comfortable, and feeling like I was at a 5 star restaurant. My husband and I had the 5 course degustation menu and the food was absolutely amazing. The pork belly with scallops wow! I loved that there were no distractions so I could concentrate on having a lovely, quiet night with my husband. I will definately book you again.
When we were first given the gift voucher for home plate dining, I was very sceptical about having someone come to my house to prepare dinner.   But I should not have been concerned because the experience was fantastic. Ben was very professional in everything he did and the meal was outstanding.  We had visitors from interstate and thought it a great opportunity to use our home plate voucher so that we could sit back and enjoy our visitors company.  We pre- selected a three course meal from the menu and Ben arrived, prepared, served a real gourmet quality meal and cleaned up before he left. We had nothing to do but enjoy the night.  I would highly recommend home plate and will definitely look to use Ben again for that next special occasion – Thanks Ben for a great culinary experience.
What a great night we had. Sensational presentation in the food and the service. How great it was to sit back, relax and enjoy the 5 course degustation meal for 6 in the comfort of our own home, not worry about driving, corkage, cleaning up and shopping. The perfect experience.
When we booked chef Ben Harrison to prepare and serve an intimate dinner for us in our home we knew we were in for something special. We had sampled Ben’s gourmet delights many times previously at top class restaurants around Canberra so we had no hesitation in procuring his home plate services. All courses were superbly prepared and tasted fabulous. Ben’s table service was excellent, as were his discretion and knowledge of all things culinary. And, to complete a wonderful service, our kitchen was left spotless! We highly recommend Ben Harrison and home plate without reservation. Thanks Ben!
I just wanted to say a big thank you for a fabulous dining experience. The food was sensational and I loved the personal service. I had to smile at the fact that there was almost complete silence as we ate dessert. Everyone was just making ‘mmm’ sounds as we were totally blissed out by fantastic flavours. It was a wonderful fine dining experience and one that I will certainly be recommending to my friends.
Thank you for making me feel like a King at our party last week. The food and service was absolutely fabulous – and not having to do the dishes was just the best. A truly unique dining experience. 5 plus stars *******