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Jul 11, 2019

Summertime Vineyard Dinner Party

When you have a beautiful venue like One Hope’s Estate 8, you have to take advantage of it, especially during the gorgeous summertime months in Napa, California. This was exactly what Beijos Events had in mind when they designed this gorgeous vineyard dinner party at the property. The ladies say they wanted it to feel very Tuscan, outdoor, and summer fun! We love the way it turned out and how it highlights both the property and delicious eats by Dionna Mash of Feed and Feast. Below, learn more about Dionna’s journey, both personally and culinarily, to launching her business, and be inspired to host your own summertime dinner party, whether you can venture to a vineyard, or not!

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Dionna shares a bit about her journey to starting Feed and Feast…

After about a year of being incredibly unhappy in my job, I started exploring the crazy idea of dropping everything and going to culinary school. My entire life I’ve never been a risk taker, so the idea of “starting over” was a nightmare for me. I got my first job at sixteen years old and since hadn’t had a time where I wasn’t employed. So the idea of having no income for a solid six months, relying only on my spouse, was strangely terrifying. When it was finally time to quit my job and start school it was like the weight of the world lifted off of my shoulders. Every day I woke up and felt like I couldn’t get to school fast enough. I finally was on the path I was supposed to be on.

After culinary school ended I dabbled in working in restaurants, but then I was introduced to the world of food styling and loved it. I worked as a food stylist assistant up until I got pregnant and then took some time off to raise our daughter.  Just before she turned two, I started to cook meals and drop them off weekly for a Silicon Valley executive and his family. At first it was just a random side thing, but since has turned into a full fledged business. Through word of mouth, I continued to get new clients, and now I’m happy to say that I own my own little small business as a private chef called Feed and Feast.

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We wouldn’t mind dining on this stunning patio! For more seasonal entertaining inspiration, see this modern + boho Mexicana dinner party, or this pink & sage summertime dinner.

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