BEST CATERING TEAM 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.
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.
Searcys at the Gherkin
The ability to handle challenging situations and adapt their practices to the challenges of 2020/21 is a key hurdle which the wider Gherkin team have overcome this year.
GM John Short comments: “It’s been very challenging due to all the lockdowns and COVID constraints, but I’ve been overwhelmed by the willingness of the team to chip in and get the venue afloat again We are constantly evolving the business, and the support from the Searcys team has been simply fantastic!”.
A high level of systematic organisation, agility and proactivity are key when it comes to operating across the top three floors, the Gherkin is a hugely versatile event space. Since the introduction of the roadmap, this has led to a distinct boost in bookings, with Searcys event enquires up 70% from March 2021.
Searcys at the Gherkin serves as a prime example for finding innovative answers that allowed us to continue trading since past summer. Developing a bespoke range of shared dining packages pre-sold through our online ticketing platform saw 7,000 guests for shared events in May-July this year. The customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive: 561 5* and 140* reviews received from the guests in 2021 alone.
Moving Venue are the original London event caterer, celebrating our 37th birthday this year. We are always on the move, just like our name suggests. From historic palaces, to museums, blank canvasses and everywhere in between, we can cater for clients just about anywhere, bringing our vast experience and operational knowledge along for the ride.
Moving Venue’s legacy is one of an experienced and dedicated team, we are all foodies who passionately believe in our product and delivering well-chosen dishes at phenomenal events.
Our people are the heart of what makes Moving Venue great and a fun place to be – let‘s face it – it is where we spend most of our time. Moving Venue staff can expect fantastic training, open communication channels, incentives as well as regular social activities. Our ethos very much centres around awarding staff for their hard work and loyalty. This is an incredibly tough industry and although we expect a lot from staff, we also give back in return. The loyalty and dedication shown by our staff since the start of the pandemic is testament to the community feel within Moving Venue. Therefore, we believe we are the Best Catering Team in London.
Venues by CH&CO
Venues by CH&CO and eve work in partnership to deliver exceptional food, service, and sales and marketing expertise to our portfolio of London venues. Venues by CH&CO is our client-facing operation, delivering foodservice into our venues, supported by eve, our full-service event sales platform, and central team.
Our top priority continues to be reassuring our bookers and venue clients of their safety, whilst maintaining the highest service standards and quality of fresh British produce from our range of local suppliers and our London Larder.