Catering

Over the years we have worked with numerous companies in London and around the South East organising catering for various types of events so you have come to the right place to discover the best event caterers in Kent. We pride ourselves on finding the right caterer for your celebration, whether it a smaller more exclusive and luxurious dinner or a larger reception requiring abundant canapes. Having worked in the area over the past four decades, we like to think we know a thing or two about it.

Below you will see the amazing event catering companies that we regularly work with, please feel free to have a browse.

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Chef Director Daniel Hatton has worked in some of Kent and London’s best restaurants. He started his career at 16 years of age at Thackeray’s in Royal Tunbridge Wells before honing his skills in London under Marco Pierre White at Drones of Pont Street before moving to Gordon Ramsay’s Boxwood Café at the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge. In 2012 whilst Head Chef at Thackeray’s Restaurant for Kent born Chef Richard Phillips, Daniel and his team were awarded a 1 star Michelin.

Hattons is a bespoke event catering company situated in the South East of England on the Kent & Sussex Borders. We pride ourselves in designing a custom made service for you, whether it be catering for a relaxed dining experience with your friends & family, large weddings, corporate events, garden parties & canapé receptions.

Director, Michelin Star winning chef, Daniel Hatton uses his culinary expertise, passion for food & attention to detail to provide innovative creations & bespoke menus for all occasions. The Hatton’s team will come to your home or venue, sit & discuss your favourite foods, food experiences and food memories to recreate the perfect meal for you and your guests. We will then design your personal menu encompassing the very best seasonal & local produce available and carefully work alongside our wine team to be able to match wines with your food choices from an extensive cellar.

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We work alongside Super Event a lot for Summertime wedding celebrations. We know the quality of their catering and we highly recommend them as the event caterers to hire for your special occasion. Their attention to detail and service really is first class, taking event catering to a different level. If you are looking for impeccable wedding catering in Kent, Sussex or Surrey, Super Event are the perfect company for you. We have worked on numerous beautiful wedding receptions with them in picturesque areas such as Faversham, Deal, Caterbury and Westerham. In just the last year we have had the pleasure of working alongside them at Pelham House, Riverhill Himalayan Gardens and Slaugham Place.

Super Event always uses wholesome, tasty and fresh ingredients to ensure that the quality of the food is second to none. They do three different menus to cater for different types of events; wedding, parties and corporate. They provide all cutlery, crockery, linen and glasses, a head chef, food service supervisor and waiting staff, and all kitchen equipment.

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Blistering are the first choice when it comes to corporate events with an alfresco element. From their informal Blistering Bites and Tapas to the more established Blistering Buffets and plated three course dinners, all of their food is freshly cooked from their charcoal barbecue and wood-fired ovens, giving it a unique succulence and flavour that you simply cannot achieve from conventional cooking. Furthermore, their well trained team of chefs and staff will ensure a slick and memorable event every time.

Blistering Barbecues was born in 1997 out of a passion for great outdoor cooking, a love of fabulous parties and a desire to be different. Mixing the ancient tradition of cooking over an open fire and using the most up to date equipment (including the best British charcoal and woods), they create inspiring and delicious menus within unique and entertaining party formats.

Over the last 8 years the Blistering team has catered for events ranging from formal dinners and canape parties to big corporate events, gala dinners, wedding, conferences and family fun days for 5000. At Blistering they aim to create a totally unique experience for guests. They combine the freshest ingredients from around the world with cracking marinades and a variety of cooking methods to create real food with flavour and flair for your event. From canapes to formal dinners, world tapas and bowl food to Blistering buffets, banquets and our legendary giant pavlovas, our event managers can work closely with you to create mouthwatering menus for your specific event and budget.

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Capers Catering offer you exactly what you require, no less, by simply describing your requirements we will be able to suggest the best ways to fulfil you requirements. Our chefs are trained by the famous “Roux Brothers” and “The Pru Leith School of Cookery”.

Capers was established in 1980 as a result for the culinary expertise of Russell Webb, who is the executive head chef/proprietor. The company has grown over the years and now has an enviable reputation in the south east for all kinds of celebrations, weddings being a speciality. With individually designed menus, from finger buffets to stylised banquets, there is something available to suit every taste, budget and occasion.

Caper’s can supply:
• Catering Services
• Event Organisation
• China and glassware hire
• Cutlery hire
• Table clothes
• Cooking appliances
• Waitress and Bar Staff Bar Hire

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Tandem Catering are the latest caterers to be added to our list. Tandem Catering is a well established catering company operating from kitchens in Godalming, Surrey and Sevenoaks, Kent. They have a reputation for providing excellent and imaginative food for all occasions and we use only the finest ingredients in our recipes which are developed and produced on their own premises. Tandem Catering offers a completely flexible catering service.

They can deliver the food for your event on their white china platters ready for you to serve, or arrive ahead of your guests with their team of smartly uniformed staff, in good time to take care of all aspects of your party. Whatever the occasion, their attention to detail ensures that each dish tastes delicious and looks wonderful. From the smallest supper party to a formal wedding Tandem are the perfect choice.

Not just food, but every aspect of the catering can be supplied including:
• China and glassware hire
• Cutlery hire
• Table clothes
• Cooking appliances
• Waitress and Bar Staff

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Henrietta’s aim is to provide a personalised, bespoke service, tailored to your exact requirements. Great care is taken to discuss your needs and requirements, and to offer suggestions prior to any quotation being raised. They are able to cater for any number of guests.

• Glass Hire Service
• Chine Hire Service
• Serving Staff
• Additional On-Site Refrigeration

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Established in 1979 by Judy, Creative Catering has built up an impressive list of clients. All the high quality foods are home cooked and beautifully presented. They will cater for all types of function, with heavy emphasis on personal service.

‘When I started my company almost 25 years ago, I vowed to provide a truly personal service for every one of my clients and I do this by dealing with each of them myself, in person….Every wedding guest is a potential client and therefore, the best way to advertise, is to provide an excellent and memorable reception…. Food should excite the eye as well as the palate. Artistically presented food, in profusion, does just that.’

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Catering for events and catering for weddings is usually a logistical nightmare; organising the menu choices, quantities, allergen information, drinks to pair with each course, not to mention the crockery, cutlery, tableware etc. – the list goes on and on! Our team are experienced, efficient and more than qualified to help you out with the planning. We have formed close relationships with local catering companies in the South East, whom we know to be reliable with a quality service. Who you choose to cater a party depends on the type of occasion you are planning, if you would like a Michelin star chef to cater or a family run hog roast business, we can point you in the right direction. The produce used by our suppliers is local and seasonal, which offers you and your guests fantastic taste and aesthetic quality for affordable prices to cater a party.

Once you have chosen who would be best suited to your occasion, we will organise a good time for you to sit down and discuss your thoughts – how many courses you would like, what theme you are intending and of course your favourite foods! They want to provide the best service in order for you and your guests to not only be satisfied but to be blown away. We know the best event caterers in Kent, Sussex and Surrey for weddings, corporate or parties and can help to create ideas of who would be best to give you a great event.

Both our team and the catering companies can recommend appropriate wines to supply at your event. Here at Simon P HQ, we are only aficionados (wine fans) but over the years we have built up a fantastic knowledge of wine and with help from the catering industry connoisseurs, we know what to advise to impress your guests’ appetite. Of course, everyone has their preferences but Simon P has worked in the business long enough to know what the majority favour. Our personal and the UK’s favourite wine is one we couldn’t recommend more highly, Chapel Down. This vineyard is local to us in Kent since they are based in Tenterden and having visited ourselves, we know that they have a great skill and passion for their wine collection.

Simon often highlights three things for clients organising a party or wedding: “You are feeding your guests, not fattening them”, “You are giving your guests a drink not educating their pallet” and last but certainly not least “It’s a party! Your friends are there to celebrate with you, so relax and enjoy yourself”.

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