BEST CATERING COMPANY COVID-19 RESPONSE 2021
Bovingdons was founded in 1987 from a love of good food with a small team of passionate people at a kitchen table in Victoria. A vision of not just creating delicious, simple food, but of giving London something that was a real experience. This vision remains true today. Bovingdons delivers over 300 events a year and runs 7 cafes ranging from small grab and go kiosks to full service restaurants.
During the first lock down Bovingdons partnered with Mealforce charity and Marshall Wace to cook and distribute over 200,000 meals to staff at St Barts Hospital Trust. Bovingdons then went on to transform one of its venues Nonsuch Mansion into a vaccination hub becoming the 6th to open in the country.
This allowed to us to retain. train and even promote staff while providing a very meaningful impact to our community.
Caiger & Co Catering
Caiger & Co is a female led and run company that specialises in bespoke catering for a variety of events; from lunch and dinner parties, to large events and wedding catering. Our menus have an emphasis on carefully sourced, seasonal ingredients, which are chosen from artisan producers and local suppliers.
Last year, as the reality of Covid hit, we lost six months of work in the space of two weeks. We adapted our business plan accordingly, and would continue this adaptation multiple times over to meet the ever-evolving needs of the market. From fresh produce delivery boxes, to freezer meals, to dine in date boxes to intimate events, through to virtual event catering, there was a constant evolution.
From training ourselves in the world of virtual events, cooking on fire, and coordinating huge numbers of deliveries across the country; the pandemic made us a more malleable as a company, it exemplified the importance of team work and supporting other small businesses.
eve/Venues by CH&CO
In response to the Covid-19 restrictions, we’ve been adamant that we don’t just embrace change, we own it!
eve has maintained a consistent, fun, and engaging presence across social media through a wide range of topics, including live yoga, Chef cook-a-longs, and cocktail making All this while communicating what updates on restrictions mean for venues and events eve’s cheeky approach, underpinned by her expert narrative, is what gives her the edge and has instilled confidence and loyalty amongst bookers and venue clients alike.
In preparing to re-open, a top priority was to reassure our bookers and venue clients of their safety. Our venue re-opening guide was produced in August 2020 to demonstrate our commitment to a safe run operation, carefully considered menus, and our expert approach to re-opening our venues The quality of our food and drink was assured through innovative solutions; we had fun with Bento boxes and plant based options now lead our menus.
Our team worked tirelessly to ensure the safe working of all employees without compromising the guest experience. Everything we have achieved would have been possible without our people The key initiatives have been a result of our venues teams coming together as one.
Moving Venue Caterers
With a history of over 30 years as one of London’s most renowned event caterers, when the pandemic hit, we at Moving Venue knew we had to adapt quickly. Initially delivering meals to NHS workers with COOK-19, Moving Venue then diversified in creating virtual catering packages called the Moving Menu to service the desire for virtual events. As time went on, we further enhanced our product and created an immersive Christmas Party experience called ‘Party in a Box’ offering entertainment and event management whilst maintaining high quality catering at the core of the business. Though live events have been missed, the effectiveness and efficiency at which Moving Venue diversified to respond to the pandemic showcases our willingness to remain at the forefront of the Event’s Industry and will remain the leading event catering in London long after the pandemic.
During lockdown, the Rocket team volunteered their time, working together and keeping the kitchens busy by providing over 25,000 meals to NHS front line staff at The Royal Marsden Hospital, albeit 2 metres apart and behind masks In addition, we were eager be proactive and entrepreneurial to keep the Rocket name alive, and our most successful endeavour was the launch of A Cook’s Tour: bi-monthly virtual cook-alongs celebrating culinary hotspots from around the world For each event we created recipe boxes highlighting the finest locally-sourced ingredients, carefully selected from our little black book of British suppliers, and delivering them to households in time for a virtual event A Cook’s Tour was born out of a desire to bring some of our exceptional food into people’s homes, but with an educational, interactive twist We wanted it to be more than just a meal delivery or standard cooking class – it needed our signature luxurious feel and exclusivity Since its launch in mid-2020, we’ve hosted over 20 cook-alongs across over 20 different destinations and we will continue to run A Cook’s Tour alongside our events business, with a brand redesign and new roster of destinations for January 2022.
We are a Multi Award Winning Catering Company based in Ilford, Essex, Specialising in North and South Indian Cuisine, offering an extensive variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian traditional Indian dishes, which can be cooked to your specific requirements.
We am very passionate about our food. My team of chefs, who are headed up by the world-renowned Master Chef “Sunil Soni”, pay every attention to detail, from selecting only the finest Grade A ingredients, to food preparation and final presentation, ensuring our Clients experience is an enjoyable and memorable one.
Quality, Innovation, Professionalism and Customer Satisfaction are the four main values which drives everyone at Satkeer Catering. These values shape the way we operate and how we work with our clients, to ensure their event is an experience to be remembered.
Our goal is to exceed our client’s expectations in every way. The journey begins from the moment we take their enquiry, with in-depth discussion of the event, focusing on ideas, objectives and menu selection for the event and agreeing the best way to deliver them.