Category: Wedding catering

Taco Home Delivery Kits (Portsmouth)

Cooking and eating good food has become part of my lockdown routine, as has supporting local independent businesses who are stepping up and diversifying. So when I heard our advertiser Grate Catering & Events were offering taco delivery kits, I had to get involved! I realise this delivery offering is very local to me in Portsmouth, and if your mouth is watering elsewhere… I’m sorry! But Norm and Iris offer event catering further afield, check out the recent Q&A we featured to get a better idea of them and their business. Taco home delivery kit for two people includes: 10…

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Duncton Mill – Under New Management

Duncton Mill near Petworth in West Sussex is a fishery and beautiful lakeside marquee venue. Caroline and Martin have been running the venue for years but as they’re due to retire, Carole from The Naked Food Company is taking over… and she’s got BIG plans. Carole’s catering business has been based on the estate at Duncton Mill for years. The award-winning company creates bespoke menus to suit a variety of tastes, styles and budgets. Choose The Naked Food Company to cater for your lakeside wedding (think grazing tables under the trees and desserts on the jetty) or bring in a…

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Featured Caterer – Q&A with Grate Catering & Events

(Featured caterer editorial extracted from Issue 17). Q. Hi Norm! We love Grate Catering & Events and everything you stand for. Please tell the readers what you’re all about… A. We’re a fire pit catering company where the produce is the focus of everything we do.  Our high welfare meat is always sourced from the South Downs or The New Forest.  Our vegetables are seasonal and sourced from as close to home as possible.  We also run a monthly supper club served at our kitchen table in Southsea.  This is where we get to cook some amazing local produce and…

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Q&A with Martha Holli’s founder Rachel Gisby

Q. Hi Rachel! We love Martha Holli’s. Please explain to the readers what you offer. A. At Martha Holli’s we offer handmade bespoke wedding cakes, afternoon tea catering, donut wall hire, macaron towers, wedding favours and vintage china hire. We have a lovely 1960s vintage caravan we use to serve our afternoon teas from which works great for outdoor summer weddings. Q. Who’s Martha Holli? Where did the name come from? A. The name came from the caravan. When I bought her, she was already named Martha and had a lovely vintage-style nameplate on the back. The caravan model is…

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Margot’s 70s Dessert Trolley

I didn’t feel well at the weekend so I spent plenty of time cocooned in a blanket on the sofa. Usually when I’m in this type of hibernation mode I go down an Instagram inspiration rabbit hole. Things I love: fun, parties, food, colour, nostalgia, theatre, quirk. What did I find that ticked all these boxes and got me excited? Retro desserts. Why oh why don’t we still have dessert trolleys like back in the seventies? Well, let me tell you guys, we can. I’m bringing it back for weddings. Big trifles to dig into, black forest gateaus, pineapple upside…

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Supplier Spotlight – The Safari Pizza Company

It’s hard to believe The Safari Pizza Company only launched this year. I’ve been following their journey on social media and they’ve been super busy (they even managed to casually squeeze in their own wedding!) At the moment you’ll find the African-themed pizza Land Rover popping up at local markets selling their special Christmas pizza; brie, cranberry sauce, caramelised onion and pigs in blankets. YUUUUM (don’t attempt to read this post if you haven’t had lunch yet). We caught up with Sussex- based founders Alex and Alica to find out about their food as well as the inspiration behind their…

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Supplier Spotlight – Catch A Fire Pizza

November 14, 2019 | Hampshire Wedding, Wedding catering

Portsmouth-based Catch A Fire Pizza craft traditional Neapolitan-style pizzas using the best locally sourced ingredients. Pizzas are cooked street food-style in their mobile wood-fired oven. Owner Darren Patterson will work with you to produce a bespoke menu for your guests, you can choose your favourite toppings and why not give the pizzas personal names to go with your theme? Quite the talking point! If rustic and relaxed catering is the order of the day, speak to Darren about his menu options. More than just pizza… Despite the name, Darren doesn’t just offer pizza! He also offers canapes, pie & mash, BBQs,…

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Supplier Spotlight – Patrick’s Barn

Patrick’s Barn is in Chiddinglye, West Hoathly, West Sussex. It’s a rustic and quirky wedding venue set in 360 acres of farm, parkland, formal gardens and woodland. They have the space to accommodate most wedding day craziness – for example glamping, fairground rides, treasure hunts, bouncy castles, bucking broncos and welly wanging… they even have a Druid wedding booked for next year! The ‘Byre’ behind the barn is a huge covered area previously used to house the cows in winter (and still has the sheep in for lambing). It’s a versatile space seating 120 or a space for games, hay…

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Supplier Q&A – Queen Bees

Today we have an informative Q&A with the dessert queen herself, Allison from Hampshire-based Queen Bees. Q. Tell us about Queen Bees and what you offer? A. Queen Bees is all about the personal touches, the extra elements to compliment and personalise your wedding. Specialising in French Macarons, whilst also supplying sweets and other home baked items. Queen Bees create gifts, wedding favours and macaron towers. We’re known for our distinctive style and ability to make bespoke items. Q. How long have you been going? A. In the current format Queen Bees has been around for about four years. Q….

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Featured Caterer – Tin Roof Kitchen

Here at Margot’s Wedding we love street food caterer Tin Roof Kitchen. Their mobile setup looks super-cool, we especially love the industrial-style lighting, hessian sacks and flowers in colourful tin cans. They’re the perfect addition to an outdoor festival-style wedding. We caught up with owner Barny to find out a little more about his fantastico business… Q. Hi Barny! We love Tin Roof Kitchen. Can you tell us about your experience and how the business came about? A. My love of Italian food comes from time spent working at Fifteen London (Jamie Oliver’s restaurant) and the working holidays in Italy…

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