Dining In The Dark

Dining In The Dark

We organised a unique culinary dining in the dark experience at The Deck Coffee House in Cardiff, The event was aimed to enhance people’s senses and for diners to get a feel, for the challenges that blind and partially sighted people face on a daily basis. Upon arrival guests were blindfolded and guided to their seats, to enjoy a 3 course meal, of which they didn’t know what they would be eating.

Dining In The Dark

Diners at the event enjoyed entertainment from Guernsey-based blind musician, Breton Smeed, who played the saxophone and guitar. All proceeds from ticket sales for the dinner were donated to RP Fighting Blindness, a charity working to support individuals like Daniel who suffer from retinitis pigmentosa.

Breton Smeed

Visualise Training and Consultancy were honored to have Specsavers on board to sponsor the event.

James Deavall, director of Specsavers in Cardiff, said: ‘Specsavers were very pleased to sponsor Daniel’s event; we were struck by his innovative and unusual event concept.


‘Daniel’s inspiring story and positive attitude makes him a real role model, and the advice and guidance his business can offer to organisations will make a real difference to customers who are visually impaired.

‘We see Visualise Training and Consultancy as a vehicle to help inform individuals, and business alike, of the need for greater awareness of visually impaired individuals. A subject that we are always been keen to champion.”

‘We regularly work with customers who have visual impairments, and always strive to promote the importance of regular sight tests to identify and treat any eye health issues or concerns.’


About the author

Daniel Williams, the director of Visualise Training Consultancy