Why Choose Claret Catering

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Mobile licenced bar

30 years experience

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Dorset Catering Company

We are a family owned Dorset catering company. There are many reasons to celebrate and most involve you serving food and drinks! That’s where we can help.

We work throughout the county from Weymouth, Poole, Christchurch to the New Forest and the north of the county in Blandford and beyond. Let your local catering and mobile bar company help you.

As a family catering company we understand that there needs to be something for everyone and that is why we take the time to listen to your ideas and create a catering menu that is right for you and your family.

No being bombarded with hundreds of menus to choose from. You need a catering company who will work with you, taking into account your tastes and of course budget and creating a menu that works for you.

We can cater for numbers large and small from the most formal to a very informal gathering at home. Of course, special diets are now part of everyday life and we are experienced in adapting our menus to suit guests that may need a gluten free or dairy free diet. Vegetarians and vegans are also catered for without any issues. If you have invited someone who is used to bringing their own food to a function – they will be thrilled that you have a chosen a catering company who pay attention to those details and include everyone in their menu suggestions – ask them!

From a few simple sandwiches to a stunning five course banquet. We will work with you to ensure your party goes with swing.

As a catering company Dorset we can cater for all family occasions, such as, children’s parties, christenings, engagement parties, wedding anniversary, birthday, and funerals.

Catering in Dorset is what we do, so please get in touch!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you only offer standrd menus, or do you offer some flexibility ?

All our menus are designed around your tastes. We do have menu ideas, and we are always happy to guide you and make suggestions. If you have a family favourite, or a dish with a special memory attached to it, we will gladly cook this for you too.

Do you cater for children, special diets, etc?

Yes, we charge half price for children under the age of 12 years old. We can accommodate any catering requirements; working very closely with you to ensure we meet any special catering needs.

Will you cut and serve our wedding cake ?

Of course ! plus, unlike many other caterers, there is no additional charge for this.

Can you feed the band, DJ, photographers and videographers?

Yes we can, there will be a small charge for this.

Can you supply the crockery, cutlery, glassware, linen, etc?

We will supply all crockery, cutlery and any cooking equipment needed; this includes everything from utensils to gas stoves.  This will be included in your quotation.

Do you supply table linen?

We can supply all linen, not just for your dining tables, but also buffet tables, cake table and gift/card table and linen napkins too.

Can you lay up our tables?

Yes, we are happy to lay your tables with any favours, place card settings and anything else you would like on the tables.  Just leave everything with us and we will do the rest.

Do you have a bar?

Yes, we are licensed and can provide a paying bar for you and your guests. We will apply for the licence from the necessary authorities on your behalf and set up a full pay bar/free bar facility at your event.   There are no set up fees to pay.

Can we supply our own welcome drinks, wine and toast drink?

Our bar service is very cost effective, so often there is no need to worry about drink volume , preparation and serving, because we can do it for you

Will there be a manager with us to help co-ordinate our day?

Our staff are fully trained to assist with the smooth running of your event in a seamless unobtrusive manner.  However, we can also provide a more comprehensive co-ordination service, just ask for details.

Do you have to pay to hold the date?

Yes, there is a £500 booking fee payable which secures the date in our diary.  It can be paid by cheque or BACS

What are your payment terms?

We offer an interest free payment plan.

This allows you to pay for your catering and bar services in instalments.  These can be paid at intervals to suit you to ensure that your balance is paid before your event/wedding.

Alternatively, the final balance can be paid in one lump sum should you prefer.

Do you have insurance?

Yes, we are a UK registered limited company with Public Liability insurance of £10 million.