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July 2016


SIt's July....which means we made it through the glorious, crazy busy whirlwind that is June. Of course it was even crazier than usual this year with Brexit, but whether you were in or out, we are all still here to tell the tale, and still cooking up a storm. Hats off to our amazing kitchen team, who have worked solidly, and with barely a day off, without melting into a puddle of chef whites on the locker room floor (though how I do not know)!

We have catered for almost 3,000 people over the past 4 weeks, in private homes, historic venues and even our own professional kitchen. Highlights included Trooping of the Colour, a three day event for Chanel, the Harris Girls School Summer Ball, an Awards Ceremony at the Horniman Conservatory and of course many, many unique and very special weddings.

You can tell it is holiday season as unusually we still have seats available for our July Supper Club, it is one of our Filippo Berio sponsored evenings so all guests will leave with an amazing bag of goodies. It is only a week aways so do book quickly via this link.

Our August Supper Club date is also confirmed and you will find more details in the newsletter below.

I hope you all have a fantastic month and look forward to seeing lots of you at up and coming events!

Best wishes,

Suzanne James


Sail into Summer! Cutty Sark July Offer

FThe Cutty Sark is the world's last surviving tea clipper. The ship is a glorious monument to the age of sail and to all those who lost their lives in the merchant service. Situated on the shore of the Thames River the ship provides commanding views over Canary Wharf and the City of London.

The Weather Deck is a stunning location for a drinks reception for up to 100 people. From 1st to the 31st July it can be hired at the discounted rate of £3,500 plus VAT for event hours from 6pm - 9pm.

Contact us for more details


imageKeep it Local
We are proud of our status as not just a sustainable, but also an ethical caterer.

Wherever possible we use small, independent businesses much like ourselves and believe it is vitally important to support one another.

This month we would like to introduce you to Leanne Panni & Stevie Tate-Bauer from Take Flight Academy of Performing Arts.

We catered for Leanne's wedding at the Horniman several years ago and bumped into her again recently at the Goose Green Fair - it's lovely to be back in contact!

Read more


Meet the Team
Lucy Hammer - Waitress & Kitchen Assistant

It may say Suzanne James above the door, and on the vans, and on the branding, but when you speak to the lady herself, much as she would love to take all the credit, she will also go to great pains to tell you about the amazing team behind each and every event.

This month we would like to introduce you to Lucy Hammer who is one of our seasonal team, combining working for us with University. Read more


A Sting in the Tale!

They may be seasonal and locally sourced, but eating nettles isn't most people's idea of fun. It was all in an hours work though at the annual World Nettle Eating Championships last month.

The bizarre competition takes place at the Bottle Inn pub in the village of Marshwood, Dorset, and sees dozens of challengers line up to eat as many 2ft long stalks of nettles as possible in an hour.

Phil Thorne, a chef, beat off the nearest challenger by consuming 86ft of stinging nettles. It is the second time Phil has won the title in three years.
Some 40 people entered the competition which first started in 1997 after a local farmer lost a bet with another over who had the longest nettles, with the loser having to eat a whole stem.
Phil, from Colyton, Devon, said: "It doesn't hurt as much as you might think, you just get a tingling around your mouth".


East Dulwich Supper Club
Thursday, 18th August 2016

Canapes and pre dinner drinks on arrival followed by a three course meal, coffee and chocolates.

Click on the date below for more details and to book via Grub Club.

Thursday, 18th August 2016

Booking Notes
Please remember to add guest names in the comments section and let us know which (if any) of your guests have special dietary requirements. You can also add a note to tell us if you are attending as part of a group so that we can sit your all together. All of this saves us bothering you later, but we will get in touch if we have any queries.

You can read more about Supper Club and
view the full menu on our website here.


Eat Seasonally

Each month we write a seasonal food column for SE21, 22 and 23 magazines. Look out for our recipes which also appear on our website.

Eating seasonal produce ensures that you always get the best tasting, healthiest food available, at the very best prices.

Read more about our own policy on seasonal food, and why it matters here and here on our website.


imageOut & About!

We are incredibly lucky to cater at so many amazing museums, galleries and historic venues, who also play host to a altitude of exciting events.

Our "Out & About" section offers a monthly low down on what's happening where for all you thrill seekers and culture vultures.

We hope you enjoy it, and please remember that if you are planning an event we would be delighted to see you at any of our venues in order to give you a guided tour while talking through the endless possibilities. We are often aware of special offers on venue hire and can assist in securing special rates when taking clients to a venue.