Welcome to the Claret Catering Blog.

Our catering blog covers the goings on in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire within the catering world. We often publish lots of good news stories and events here on our website to showcase the events we cater.

We also feature advice and tips on choosing caterers, finding event venues and people to help you plan those events, complimenting the catering services we provide.

Open bar catering

Should you have an open bar catering option – (especially at your wedding ?) We always feel that good food is an important part of any family gathering, but having a few drinks (in moderation), can help to make your party go with a swing ! However some of our clients find it difficult to…


Dessert menu choices

We like writing menus that reflect our clients personality as well as their tastes. During our consultations with our brides and grooms, we find that after a bit of discussion what to have as a main course can be easily agreed upon. However, when it comes to dessert -well that’s a different story !! If…


Sponsored Football Team

Claret Catering’s brilliant football team As the excitement begins to mount for football fans all over the country, we are proud to be sponsoring our local youth team again this year. This year’s under 8’s team are in fine form, as you can see from their awards evening held in Poole earlier on in the…


Charity Football Sponsors

Dorset Caterer sponsors charity football match With the excitement of AFC Bournemouth’s promotion – I thought it would be a good idea to tell you about Longfleet Youth FC charity football match. Being an outdoor catering business based in Poole, we have been asked to get involved and for the second year running, we are…


Easter Hot Cross Buns

We all hate throwing food away, so this is a great way of using up hotcross buns. Its a really simple cooking method to try and always goes down a treat in our house ! What you will need 300ml pot double cream 600ml milk 4 eggs 100g golden caster sugar 1½ tsp vanilla essence…


Easter Lamb Recipe

Easter Lamb Recipe Lamb is not a cheap catering option, but at Easter, why not spoil yourself with an Easter Lamb Recipe with our catering ingredients and method for that perfect roast lamb joint. Not sure these were keen to see me though – They are from a local Dorset farm just round the corner…


Local Youth Football

Poole Town Under 7’s At the beginning of the 2014/15 season – Claret Catering were invited to sponsor the under 7’s Poole Town football team. Well – just look at them, how could we refuse! Poole Town Youth football club were founded in 1984 and have a great footballing reputation in the area. They are…


Food Allergies

If you have a food allergy, eating out is not always as straight forward as it should be. Accepting your allergies Accepting your allergies is all part of a days work here at Claret Catering, we understand that and are very familiar with catering for clients that have a more restrictive diet, including coeliac disease,…