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Redbreast Catering

Excellent service and great staff. I hired Redbreast to cater my wedding and a BBQ for our guests the following day. They were very well prepared and the food was delicious.

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How did you get into the catering industry?

We started as a two person operation mostly catering for our friends and families. These events were mainly birthday parties, engagement parties, christenings and other smaller occasions. It wasn’t long before we began to take on bigger jobs, and hired more staff. After several months, we were catering for events such as weddings, funerals and even formal corporate functions. Today, we’re an experienced team of 12 people, including gourmet chefs, professional waiting staff, and even a mixologist.

What are the biggest challenges when catering for an event?

One of the biggest challenges is calculating the right amount of food and drink for an event. Food waste can be a problem in the catering industry so it’s crucial that caterers prepare properly to ensure everyone is fed while also minimising waste. This is normally easier to do for sit-down meals with structured courses, but can be a little trickier with party style food such as with buffets and canapés. However, with experience and the right preparation, you can achieve both full bellies and virtually empty bins. Especially if the food is delicious like ours always is!

How do you ensure that you’re providing your customers with the best possible service?

For us, most of the hard work is done before the day of the event. From ordering only the best quality produce to ensuring all equipment is spotlessly clean, we put the hours in early. As the old adage goes, ‘if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail’. This includes ensuring that any guests with special dietary requirements are prepared for, all staff members are aware of the time schedule, and all food that can be prepared before the event is ready to go. Once that’s all taken care of, we can focus on providing delicious food and a professional service with a smile throughout the duration of the event.

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Your expert caterer will be able to advise you on the most suitable menus and service.

It is important to know the following before deciding on a catering company:

  • Event Specialists - Many caterers handle certain types of events on a regular basis, such as weddings and corporate events.

  • Different cuisines - Caterers might specialise in different kinds of cuisine. Some caterers may provide a fine dining experience while others excel at barbecues that suit company picnics.

  • Special requirements - If you have special requirements for the food or a specific menu in mind make sure your caterer is happy to meet those requirements.

  • Venue - Your gathering might be taking place at someone’s home, a venue or outdoors. It can be helpful if your caterer has worked at the venue before.

  • Tastings - Ask for a tasting to make sure the food is of a high standard. Most caterers will prepare one for you at no charge, allowing you to assess the quality of their cooking before you hire them.

You could look for caterers with a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree in Professional Cookery and Culinary Arts.

Before you choose a caterer, you could read testimonials and see pictures of their food on their website.

You could also look at their profile page on Bark and read reviews from past customers, too.

The average price of a Caterer is £10.00 per head

Region Great Value
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Average
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Nationwide
£8.00
£10.00
£22.45
East of England
£8.45
£8.75
£11.95
London
£8.00
£12.00
£28.50
Scotland
£6.00
£10.00
£22.11
South East England
£6.50
£9.00
£15.00
South West England
£8.00
£10.00
£35.00
West Midlands
£6.50
£10.00
£18.00
Yorkshire and the Humber
£6.95
£8.00
£12.99

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