If your chosen venue doesn't provide the catering then you’ll need to call in the professionals to feed your guests. There's a plethora of options from a formal sit-down dinner comprising of a three-course meal to a variety of fun, informal ways of feeding your guests such as hog roasts and barbecues. Whatever option you choose for your big day make sure you meet with the caterers to discuss your requirements; a reputable supplier will provide a tasting menu so that you can sample your planned dishes making sure they are the perfect choice for your wedding day.
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West Country Caterers are a well established Devon business specialising in a personal service. We pride ourselves on catering for all occasions.
West Country Caterers are one of the leading Devon catering companies. We are a family run business employing a number of efficient friendly staff who endeavour to assist in all requirements.
With just over a month until the 11th Food Drink Devon Awards, the finalists, which include many of the region's most respected and influential artisan food and drink producers, have been revealed. Since entries closed in April, the esteemed panel of judges and industry experts have sampled, tasted and scored over 270 products, visited 80 hospitality establishments and scrutinised 30 retail outlets across Devon to select the finest. This year also saw the launch of their Sustainability Pioneer Award, designed to celebrate and promote sustainability, and shine a light on businesses going that extra mile in their endeavours to be environmentally friendly. Winners will be announced during the organisation's glittering black tie award ceremony on Monday 3rd October at the Crowne Plaza, Plymouth, overlooking Plymouth Hoe's beautiful coastline. The deserving winners will be announced by Tony Hawks, Devon-based comedian and author who regularly appears on BBC Radio Four panel shows Have I Got News For You, Just A Minute and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.
Posted: 1 September 2022
Creative catering and events company Pickle Shack based in Exeter, Devon has seen edible flowers blossom within the wedding catering scene in recent years. They now feature in every aspect of the day, from the drinks to the desserts. Events coordinator Anna Waters tells us, "They add a delicate and pretty finishing touch and Pickle Shack are proud to be working with multi-award winning Maddocks Farm Organics based near Kentisbeare in Devon for all our fresh edible flower needs, using locally sourced varieties that are in season."
Posted: 21 July 2022
Sharpham Cheese has launched new cheese celebration cakes, perfect for weddings. Hand-crafted on the banks of the River Dart, Sharpham Cheese has a range of nine multi-award winning cheeses to choose from, plus Peter's Yard sourdough crackers and new Sharpham chutneys to complete the showstopping centrepieces. Choose from a simple three-tier creation to an extravagant six-tier tower crowned with a heart-shaped cheese at the top. The team can help couples to pick a balance of flavours and characteristics, like the smooth, silky brie and the complex mushroom Washbourne sheep's cheese.
Posted: 31 March 2022
A typical British wedding produces one third of a metric tonne of solid waste and 14.5 tons of carbon dioxide in one day. To put that into perspective, annual carbon emissions per capita in the UK are around 9.1 tonnes. A large percentage of the waste comes from catering. In fact, an average of £488 worth of food is wasted at every wedding. There is a pressing need for change in how we approach weddings, keeping them fun, beautiful and memorable yet responsible.
Fortunately, more people today are turning to sustainable options, and this trend is here to stay. Aiming to have a sustainable wedding catering experience does not mean sacrificing luxury and quality – it means catering wisely and creatively. You do not need to forfeit your personal taste and unique preferences when envisioning an environmentally conscious wedding.
Tania Burton, the founder of a sustainable, family-run luxury wedding and event catering business Ginger Snap (https://www.ginger-snap.co.uk/), shares 5 ways to ensure your wedding catering is delicious and beautifully presented without harming the environment.
Posted: 2 November 2021
Flapjackery, offering artisan flapjacks handmade in Devon, has just received four Golds at the Taste of the West Awards, the South West's prestigious food, drink and hospitality awards. The four luxurious products awarded were a lemon drizzle flapjack, peanut butter brownie flapjack (made using Freda's 'Gold' award-winning peanut butter), traditional flapjack and burnt caramel and sea salt-flavoured flapjack. Co-founder Carol Myott tells us, "We set up Flapjackery six years ago following lots of comments about how good our flapjacks tasted. The last couple of years have not been easy because of the lockdown, but we have kept going and are delighted to have received these awards which are testament to the team's hard work and determination." Fellow co-founder Sally Jenkin adds, "These flapjacks are hugely popular at our new Flapjackery stores in Wells and Minehead as well as our first shop in Tavistock."
Posted: 23 September 2021
Multi award-winning Sharpham Wine and Cheese is celebrating a phenomenal forty years in business at the South Devon-based Sharpham Estate. Forty years ago, Maurice Ash brought his herd of Jersey cows down from Essex to the Sharpham Estate in Devon and set to work crafting his first creamy brie cheese. He then planted the first vineyard overlooking the River Dart in a bid to produce wine. With humble beginnings, Ash unknowingly established Sharpham's globally acclaimed cheese and wine businesses. Family member Mark Sharman and partner Debbie Mumford then took over the dairy and vineyard. They launched new cheeses with exceptional goats' and sheep's milk, which are still winning global awards today.
Posted: 14 September 2021
Darts Farm located near Exeter in Devon has recently launched its new artisan food subscription boxes containing delicious seasonal farmhouse cheeses, mouth-watering charcuterie products and top-quality beverages crafted by small-scale brewers, cider-makers and winemakers from some of the best food and drink producers nationwide. Prices start from £30 with free delivery and each box contains tasting notes and producer stories. They make a great thank you gift for loved ones who helped with the wedding planning, and are the ideal treat to deliver to guests who can't attend a micro wedding to enjoy on the same day as the celebration.
Posted: 27 July 2021
Thanks to the unprecedented success of Stein's at Home boxes, packed at Rick Stein's production unit in Padstow, there are now thousands of boxes delivered each week across the UK with 16 different menus to choose from. These offer fish, meat and vegetarian options, as well as seasonal specials and whole fresh fish boxes. From what began as a project to keep chefs busy, support local suppliers and inject a bit of money throughout lockdown, the Stein's at Home boxes are now one of the best-selling delivery options available in the country.
Posted: 8 June 2021
With wedding season looking set to be bigger than ever this summer; couples may have to think outside of the box when it comes to al fresco catering options. With outdoor settings looking to be a popular this summer, then this new tantalising range of Freezecakes – the world's first scoopable frozen cheesecake served in a tub - will be a must-have at summer soirees. Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, our mouths are watering just thinking about these heavenly delights so we're sure they'll be a hit with your big-day guests!
Posted: 16 April 2021
With social restrictions now easing, celebrate being reunited with friends and family by cracking open a bottle of new fruity and fresh Sharpham Summer Sparkling Wine. Produced by Sandridge Barton in their brand-new state-of-art winery in South Devon, this delicious limited-edition sparkling rosé is the ideal choice for long summer days in the garden or at a picnic. Made from a blend of estate-grown Dornfelder and Pinot Noir red grapes from the 2011 and 2012 vintage varieties, Sharpham Summer Sparkling is a lost batch that was rediscovered whilst moving to their new winery at Sandridge Barton in 2020.
Posted: 13 April 2021