Complete Catering Service

Well we are focusing on next years weddings, civil ceremonies and functions, coming up with new ideas and concepts to offer. We are undoubtedly one of the top caterers in the South West offering fantastic food, great ideas and all at a very competitive price to match if not beat our rivals.  With over 20 years in high end catering I am able to offer a truly memorable experience using friendly highly trained front of house staff we will make your day or event one to remember for all the right reasons.  We have a production kitchen just on the outskirts of Sherborne which you are welcome to visit at a mutually convenient time, we also offer a free wedding tasting of your chosen menu, allowing tweaks should you want them.  We cover the whole of the South West all the way up to London, where we also do a lot of corporate events.

Contact me directly on 07525667687 or via email on eat@dorsetfinedining.co.uk and we can go through your enquiry and send out a quote within 48 hours, I can also travel and meet up with you to discuss requirements.

All of us at Dorset Fine Dining have the same passion for fantastic food and service and work with you.  Why not book me for your hen party where together we cook up a meal to remember , it’s a bit of fun without any of the clearing up as myself and my team take care of that whilst you eat your chosen meal…

From a buffet, finger food to fish and chips, sausage and mash or a high end bespoke dining experience we are the caterers for you, we look at different ways of serving to give the wow factor to your guests at no extra charge.

Nick 07525667687

What’s going on at Dorset fine dining!!

Well since my last post the HQ of Dorset Fine Dining has been completed at Manor Farm yard giving me a lot more space to work in, allowing me to push the business forward in preparation for next year.  Offering catering for civil ceremonies as well as weddings we are positive next year will be a very good year, we have a supper clubs on the list as well as special events throughout the year.  With new menus almost finished for wedding and civil ceremonies as well as dinner parties and events of all kinds for next year things are already looking good.  We have just finished a wedding at the a victorian Barn near Sturminster Newton, everyone was very happy with the food and service and it was a pleasure to cater for them, big congratulations to the happy couple.  Prices are very competitive and quotes give an all inclusive price per head, so there are no nasty surprises after the event.

We are producing assorted terrines this year ready for Christmas and will be selling them at several different outlets in and around Dorset, they are all handmade and contain only natural ingredients.  A great treat for you and the family at Christmas, I used to make them for Selfridges so be assured of the very high standard of local produce going into each and every one, please email for more information.

Until next time.. Happy Cooking 🙂

Professional Catering at Christmas

Christmas Catering from Dorset Fine Dining

Take a look at our sample 2013 Christmas Menu below, ideal for entertaining family our friends in the run up to (or even on, Christmas day!)

All of our outside catering menus our professionally prepared, using fresh ingredients – locally sourced whenever possible.

To start

  • Warm Capricorn goats cheese and sweet red pepper tart, leaves, flowers, raspberry vinegar dressing 
  • Homemade Local pork and seasonal game terrine, ale chutney, toasted brioche
  • Fresh salmon and prawn terrine, lemon dressing, crisp bread
  • Jerusalem artichoke soup, flowers and herbs

To follow

  • Slow Roasted free range belly pork, apple, crackling, red wine sauce
  • Fillets of plaice, champagne sauce, baby cucumbers
  • Pan fried turkey breast fillet, sausage and bacon, bread sauce, stuffing, roasties and rich gravy
  • Squash, potato and pesto pithivier with Somerset feta cheese

All the above served with a selection of seasonal vegetables and creamed potato unless otherwise stated

To finish

  • Christmas pudding, brandy sauce
  • Chocolate delice, black cherry textures, white chocolate crumble
  • Vanilla creme brûlée 
  • Selection of local cheeses, biscuits, fruit and fig jelly
  • Coffee and mince pies

£30pp

A separate Christmas Day menu is available upon request.

Read more on our Dinner Party Catering service »

If you would like to enquire about ordering the above menu for your dinner party or special occasion, please contact us.

Dorset wedding

Well only five more days until my last Dorset wedding of the season.  The couple have chosen slow roasted shoulder of pork with local apple juice and herbs, selection of salads, apple sauce, crackling, followed by a buffet of miniature desserts to include crumbles, fresh fruit, brûlée and a few retro sweets to set it off.  A big thanks to food stuff for the fantastic miniature pots and spoons etc i will be using.  Then finally a buffet of local cheeses, crackers, bread and fruit to run along side a bar dedicated to local beers, ciders and wines.

This will be a great day and hopefully weather will will be on their side.

Looking forward to next years weddings, parties and events, I have a few lined up and things are looking great, my production kitchen is now finished just outside of Sherborne allowing myself and my business partner Howard Lloyd great versatility and with the use of a kitchen in central London we are able to cover weddings and functions all over the south west and London inclusive.

Forde Abbey

Well we had a great weekend last week a wedding at Forde Abbey all went really well and the bride and groom loved it.  I wish them all the best and congratulate them both on their marriage,look forward to catching up after they are back from their honeymoon.  The week before we held a bbq at Hayling Island for 80 pax and all went really well there and the weather was on our side.

pop up restaurants

Well these seem to be all the rage at present so i thought why not!  i will soon be holding pop up restaurant evenings in Dorset at a variety of venues.  i will be using local Artisan suppliers produce and creating a menu entitled a Taste of Dorset, it will be a set menu which will showcase the fantastic produce we have in and around the local area.  If you know of anyone who maybe interested in having their produce showcased and in return a free meal or fancy coming along please get in touch.  It will be a great night and you can bring along your own alcohol, non alcoholic cocktails we be able to be purchased for something a little different.

Grosvenor house hotel london!!

Well this is the busy weekend, lots of weeks work and it ends on bank holiday monday with a wedding for 450 people!!  Can’t wait, taking a team of chefs there for 2 days prep and then the wedding on the monday.  Its an Asian wedding where myself and my business partner have develloped a prestige  menu for the client, they were looking for something completely different as far as Asian weddings go and i feel we have pulled it off and they love the ideas and concepts for the food.  We have taken the normal menu and refined it, but still keeping the flavours which are recognised.  Pictures will be up on the site within the next few weeks!

BBQ

Its been fantastic weather over the last few weeks, we have had some fantastic bbq’s and everyone was very happy. Wide selection of salads and fantastic meat from my local butcher Wayne Pullen in Milborne Port, well worth a visit if you are passing. When we do a bbq we pull out all the stops from locally caught sustainable fish to fantastic vegetarian options also.  We cover all over the south west and offer an all round great service with main emphasis on great food and friendly attentive staff.

What’s Happening!!

Well there is lots going on.  I am now really pleased to say i am working on another project at present and have a business partner, creative director Howard Lloyd we are going to be offering our take on  culinary cryogenics for the event industry, to find out more, please email or call,if you are looking to impress your guests or clients this is it!

Working with Howard we are now consulting for the Asian market and specialise in consultation and weddings, we are working with some of the UK’s largest catering comapnies at present,  helping develop new concepts and ideas for large Asian weddings, together we are able to offer something different with emphasis on quality.  If you would like us to give a free initial consultation for your company whether it be a pub, resaturant, hotel or outside catering company, get in touch.  we can work with you to help save money,  develop new menus and presentation techniques helping to increase turnover and looking at your whole operation should you wish and give you a detailed breakdown of our findings and where we can help.

Should you be looking for a chef to cover holiday or sickness and would like to save on the agency costs, then give me a call i would be pleased to help if i am free.  I am able to cover all over Dorset and surrounding counties.

 

what’s been happening and seasonal treats

Well it’s been a while now since my last post, however mainly because things have been really busy!  which is great, i have been to London doing consultancy work and am now heading up a high profile wedding at the Grosvenor House Hotel in August for 500 people, with a great friend who runs a bespoke design company handling the project design, together we make an awesome team and have already bagged two more large consultancy projects this year alone.  Watch this space there are lots of exiting things going on behind the scenes as well!

This has to be a chefs favourite time of year, all the fantastic produce is around, from asparagus, heirloom tomatoes, wild sea trout to lamb and fresh berries to name but a few oh and out now the fantastic elderflower is all around us in full bloom.  Fantastic ingredient, free and with  so many uses, we really need to start using whats around us a lot more i think all these free ingredients on the doorstep.  I will be making elderflower lollies, lemonade, gazpacho, simply grilled asparagus with a poached duck egg, fantastic!  All these and plenty more, so if these interest you or make your mouth water give me a call or simply email.  i can cater for any occasion and my prices are very reasonable and competitive.  Or i can be booked to give cookery lessons from simple dishes and basics to the more advanced home cook!

That’s all for now, get in touch all quotes are free and i can always meet up and have a chat about your requirements face to face should you wish.