Fresh fabulous food
For special occasions
Our family-run catering company is based in south Cumbria providing lovely buffet lunches, wonderful wedding services, creative sharing platters, professional corporate catering and traditional afternoon teas. Using delicious homemade and local produce to create food that makes people smile.
We love parties – that is what our business is all about, creating fabulous food that looks beautiful for your special celebrations. Birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, baby showers, garden parties, christening celebrations, whatever the occasion with our simple suppers, perfect pies, beautiful buffets and pretty high teas we have a menu perfect for you. Providing a personal and friendly service we can cater wherever you would like us! This could be at your own home, business, church, a hired holiday house, village hall or perhaps an outdoor sports event.
If you need advice on finding a venue we have some traditional village halls nearby which can be beautifully transformed for your occasions, Aldingham Parish Hall & Bardsea Malt Kiln. There are also many local sports clubs, community centres and event barns available for hire. Deliveries are made in one of our refrigerated vehicles to ensure freshness and flavour.
Weather it’s a busy business breakfast, conference day, working lunch, boardroom meeting, corporate hospitality or lavish product launch you are looking for, we can create a menu and package to suit you offering a discreet and professional service. Morning coffee and gooey pastries, boosting breakfast pots, fruity infused water, lovely buffet lunches with ice-cold juices, sticky cakes for afternoon treats, homemade biscuits to go with tea or fancy canapes and fizz for special occasions!
Holiday Cottage Catering
We are surrounded by beautiful scenery of the Lake District, the unique Furness Fells and quaint coastal villages around Morecambe Bay, and we know there must be something pretty special about it because every day of the year visitors love to share it with us!
There are numerous Cumbrian cottages available for holiday hire many larger properties or party cottages which are also host to special celebrations during visits.
We can simply just deliver food ready for you to uncover and dig in! Or if you’re looking for a more formal service we can set tables up, serve drinks and look after you and your guests throughout the day / evening and ensure all washing up, cleaning and tidying is done ready for the next day’s adventures!
It could be a birthday party, family celebration, hen or stag extravaganza, a breakfast feast before a day of exploring, or a picnic platter for your afternoon return when your starving!!
Whatever the occasion we can create a menu to suit you. Looking for a great holiday let for a celebration – check out Eden Lodge at Bardsea, Ellie’s Lodge in Ulverston or Silverholme on the shores of Lake Windermere.
At an emotional and difficult time you need someone who you can rely on to offer a discreet service, with delicious refreshments for you to return back to. Short notice catering large or small we are able to provide a bespoke funeral service for wakes, memorials and celebrations of life. Our friendly and comforting team can look after your catering needs, be it a traditional afternoon tea, some scrumptious nibbles or something more substantial if people are travelling from further away.
Funeral catering can be at your home, a village hall, church or any chosen venue, we can offer catering on a delivery only basis or we are happy to provide a staff service and offer hot and cold drinks alongside to help look after your guests and allowing you to spend more time with family and friends.
Windermere Lake Cruises
Lake district catering on board the Steamers. We are proud to have been one of Windermere Lake Cruise’s chosen caterers for several years, offering our outside catering services on private charters around the Lake.
Working with the WLC team in providing the very best local, delicious food with an amazing view overlooking Lake Windermere! A truly unique experience. If you are interested in booking a cruise on Lake Windermere please contact WLC direct at www.windermerelakecruises.co.uk.
Wonderful weddings … Creating your day, your way with a completely bespoke service
Surrounded by picture-perfect countryside which provides the most beautiful backdrop for your special day we love exploring the Lake Districts unique venues with our outside catering. Popular local venues we have catered at recently are Coniston Coppermines, The Coronation Hall, Ulverston, Parkhouse Barn, Milnthorpe, Silverholme on Graythwaite Estate and in 2021 we look forward to catering at Fairbank Barn Staveley and Town Head Estate. We also cater in marquees, tipis, village halls and private homes.
Set up to clean up ….
Whether you are looking for a day full of tradition with a 3 course wedding breakfast and our MC Martin guiding you through the formalities or a totally informal day with just canapes and fizz, a pie party or picnic platters for guests to graze on the choice is all yours! We have a full range of crockery, cutlery, glassware and table linen available and can be there from tables set up and welcome drinks, to the end of the night clean up!
Food options ….
Sharing a passion for homemade food, using our amazing local suppliers and creating exciting menus.
After getting your initial ideas, venue, location and facilities available we can discuss possible options, from pretty afternoon teas, Ploughmans platters, hog roasts, buffets etc. Any special dietary or cultural requirements can be arranged and menus can be designed either around these or an alternative suggestion for specific guests will be made.
Outside Bars / Drinks services ….
Because we love a challenge and you love a drink we’ve built our very own bar!! Made from beautiful oak it is available in 3 sections so can be built to a size suitable for the space available. We can fully stock the bar with wines, beers, spirits, mixers etc. Local real ales are available on tap. There are a few different options for the bar – a cash bar where each guest purchases their own drink, or a free bar where you provide the drinks and we serve them! Or if you wish to provide all your own drinks we are happy to chill and serve them throughout the day. We do often suggest swapping from glassware to plastic in the evening – especially if we are working in farmer’s fields to prevent glass being left on the land for when animals return.
Options for your arrival drinks – Prosecco, Pimm’s, Bucks Fizz, G&T, Kir Royal, Mulled Wine, Bottles of Peroni, Budweiser, etc.
Table wine and water can be served either in bottles / jugs or poured directly to guests. We can also pour your fizz ready for the toasts!
We are fully licenced and can apply for the TENS application for your event.
(Min. of 10 people, Menus are sample menus and may be subject to change)
The Cumbrian Treat
Morecambe Bay Potted Shrimp Tartlets
Homemade Cumberland Sausage with Hawkshead Relish
Our Guinness Black Pudding with wholegrain mustard dip
Piri Piri spiced Cumbrian Chicken Strips
Our own Free Range Individual Egg Mayonnaise with Smoked Bacon & Spring Onion
Pork Chipolatas with Cumbrian Honey Glaze
Home Roast Beef rolls with Horseradish Cream
Smoked Trout Pate on Melba Toast
Selection of Sandwiches with fillings of Appleby Creamery Cheese Savoury,
Our Home Roast Ham & Cumbrian Turkey with Sage & Onion Stuffing
Selection of our own quiches – Appleby Creamery, red onion & tomato,
Broccoli & Lakes blue cheese, Ham and Appleby smoked cheese
Pork & Apple Pie Pieces
The Summer Picnic
Home roasted sliced Ham
Salt roast baby potatoes with chive crème fraiche
Sliced Smoked Chicken Breast
Hawkshead Relish damson chutney
Olives with lemon and mixed herbs
Parmesan and rosemary pastry twists
Sweet Chilli Philly
Chicken Liver pate with herbs and brandy
Sticky Hoi Sin Chipolatas
Garlic and Thyme slow roasted Tomatoes
Selection of bread, biscuits, fruit & salad to accompany and for dipping.
Selection of Finger Sandwiches – Home Roast Ham, Egg Mayonnaise with Spring Onion,
Local Cheese &Damson Chutney, Cream Cheese &Smoked Salmon.
Sausage Rolls, Bacon & Parmesan Twists, Leek & Lancashire Tartlets.
Fruit Scones, Jam & Clotted Cream.
Raspberry Tiramisu Shot Pots.
Chocolate Caramel Millionaires Shortbread.
Mini Pavlovas with Fresh Fruit.
Deluxe Finger Buffet
Cajun Spiced Chicken Strips
Prawn and Marie Rose Vol-au-Vents
Cumberland Sausage with Wholegrain Mustard
Pork & Apple Pie
Cheddar, Tomato & Red Onion Quiche
Celery Sticks with Blue Cheese
Individual Egg Mayonnaise with Spring Onion & Chives
Cherry Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Pesto Skewers
Dressed Fresh Salmon
Sliced Roast Topside of Beef with Black Pepper & Mustard
Our Home Roast Ham Slices
Coronation Chicken with Toasted Almonds & Coriander
Seafood Platter with Prawns, Smoked Salmon and Mussels
Selection of Vegetarian Quiches
Homemade Pork & Apple Pie
Egg Mayonnaise, Cucumber & Paprika
Tomato & Red Onion Salad with Basil Vinegarette
Greek Salad with Feta Cheese and Olives
Choice of Potatoes or Bread Rolls and Butter
Add something a little special – Our home made delicious Desserts
Hot Cumbrian Favourites
Pie and Peas
Individual Meat & Potato or Cheese Savoury Pies
served with real Mushy Peas, Mince &Onion Gravy, Beetroot, Red Cabbage and Pickled Onions.
Either BBQ flavoured served in a bun with home made Coleslaw
or Plain served with Sage and Onion Stuffing and Apple Sauce.
Traditional Lamb Hotpot or our vegetarian Cheese Hotpot.
We can also add some of our homemade Guinness Black Pudding if you wish.
Served with various hot and cold fillings, Fresh Coleslaw and Chopped Salad.