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Scout & Hunter

OVER THE FLAMES Scout & Hunter are specialists in event catering over the flames. We create roasts, buffets, and grazing stations to wow! WE GET INVITED TO THE BEST PARTIES We love hosting special events and occasions, it's what we do. Whether we're the main feature of your event, or working diligently in the background, we deliver a highly memorable culinary experience every time. YOUR PERSONALISED PARTY EXPERIENCE At Scout & Hunter, we understand that every occasion is unique, and we’re here to make your event what you want it to be. We are committed to offering a personalised professional catering service for those celebratory moments in life that need to go well. WE CARE We care about your event. We try to keep things as simple as possible: open and honest pricing, and minimal jargon. We will work with you directly through the planning stages of your event to deliver the best party! We also pride ourselves on our freshly-prepared ethically and locally-sourced foods, and always take an eco-conscious approach to single-use products. These assurances are at the heart of our business and our commitment to you.

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What’s your signature dish?

Great Question although probably for me more of a style of service then individual dish.
Originally from Australia and completing my Apprenticeship in commercial cookery (Chef) at some amazing restaurants, and resorts throughout Queensland and Australia.

I have have been a part of the fine dining scene, cruise ships, small boutique bistros, 5 star island resorts, large high street franchise operations, wedding venues and after all that I have a style that I love is live cooking over the flames.....
BBQ's, Grills, Slow n Low, Fresh seafood are my favourites when a special event comes together. I enjoy the theatre of live cooking, the flames, cooking smells, the smoke.
Grazing stations, buffets that showcase local , seasonal and delicious ingredients.
The theatre of live cooking and styled buffets brings people together. The festival style socialising mingling. www.scoutandhunter.com

How do you go about creating the perfect menu for your clients?

I always try to get a good understanding of how the event hosts would like to their event to feel and what their expectations are.
I have amazing menus and service styles that suit relaxed and sociable special events. One of our biggest strengths as a team is adaptability, we can alter and adjust our menus, banquet layouts, buffet configurations and timings to suit all event styles.
Once the menus, style of service have been planned. You can enjoy your event and leave the the team to take care of the detail, you and your guests. www.scoutandhunter.com

What do you love most about your job?

When customers approach Scout & Hunter they generally have an idea of how they want their day or event to go. We show them options, offer some variety to the menus and show them another way it could be done. We help to customise their special event to suit their style. I would say being part of some great special events is the best thing about my job.
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What inspired you to start your own business?

I started "Scout and Hunter" because I found the areas around Dorset, Hampshire had some stunning local produce and beautiful locations.

What was on offer at the time was very much a case of the old menu style, the best way to describe it was by saying "are you having the chicken or fish". Or it was a case of another beige buffet and I just thought that it could be so much better.

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Why should our clients choose you?

You will get our full attention to detail from start to finish.
Personalised, friendly and did I mention adaptable. We can style and customize our menus and event planning to meet and exceed your expectations.

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Can you provide your services online or remotely? If so, please add details.

Scout & Hunter can operate and deliver a quality product and service at your home, in a park, by the beach, in the New Forest, In a the grounds of stately homes, function centres, golf clubs, wedding venues and that is just to name a few places we have catered for special events.

What changes have you made to keep your customers safe from Covid-19?

Our outdoor style of event has worked very well during covid times.

We have also adapted our safe working methods and standard operating procedures to incorporate additional key factors such as spacing , personal protective equipment, increased sanitising practices, safe service methods.

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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.

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