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How to stop vegetables from being boring!

Recently I have been trying to up the number of vegetarian meals I serve my family. I normally cook our meals from scratch anyway and always include two portions of… Read More

Luxurious, Indulgent and Decadent

Christmas. Does the word evoke joy or dread in your mind? In all honesty, I love Christmas. I love the nostalgic feelings that the lights, sounds and familiar flavours instil… Read More

Design your own canapé menu!

Here at Just Catering, we are proud to introduce our new looking canapé menus. Designed with the customer in mind, we are keen to make your experience as smooth as… Read More

How can empathy help your business grow?

I learned a lesson this week. I was emailing a prospective client back and forth, checking details and dietary requirements, when I realised that a lot of the questions she… Read More

How to teach a child to prepare a salad safely

I am not going to lie, it is very easy to entice my children to help out in the kitchen when a chocolate cake is in the offing. They eagerly… Read More

A Different Kind of BBQ

Ah, the summer! Rain, sand, sun cream and after-sun! And what could be more British than a BBQ cooked under an umbrella and eaten in the living room on your… Read More

Canapés in the Summer? Game, Set and Match

Here we are in July and Summer is upon us. It actually is too: we have sun and everything! Here at Just Catering, we've been enjoying the great British tradition… Read More

How to get your kids to eat healthy stuff.

I have to admit something here, something I’m very proud off, but also don’t share around too often as I don’t want to make other people unnecessarily guilty: my older… Read More

How not to succeed at business!

The internet is awash with self help guides on how to grow your business. Just type in “how to” and there will be millions of hits promising you the “top… Read More

How poetry can help us create more immersive experiences

What makes a good event? I have written a lot about this in my blog. As a caterer, I see a mixture of good and bad in my line of… Read More

How to design your own canapés at home.

Canapés frighten people. Not the eating of them mind, but the creating the and cooking of them. To some extent you can understand this; the best and most sophisticated canapés… Read More

Shhh! My secret recipe.

This month I thought I’d share the most versatile recipe I know. I use it for all sorts of things in my cooking. It’s a basic tomato sauce, but simply… Read More

The Surprising History of Easter Food.

Here at Just Catering we have been preparing for a plethora of Easter celebrations. We get very excited when our clients request seasonally themed treats as part of their order… Read More

A Three Course Meal

Last month we were delighted to provide a three course meal for the Warrant Officers' and Sergeants' Mess at the 202 Midland Field Hospital. The dinner was to celebrate the… Read More

What I Learned From My Window Cleaner

I’ve been looking for a good window cleaner. It may seem like a small thing, but you have no idea how difficult I’ve found it to try and get someone… Read More

Experiential Catering

Some would think that hosting a good party is just about getting the right food, enough drink and a half decent DJ. Not any more! More and more, people are… Read More

How To Plan A Wedding

Some people know exactly what they want for their wedding day. They have already picked out the dress, know exactly what flowers will be in season and have written their… Read More

Planning a Children’s Party on a Budget

So Christmas is over and a new year has begun. I get very blue in January. So to beat this I start thinking about my son’s birthday in March. This… Read More

What makes a good host?

What makes a good host? I've been to a lot of events during my time with Just Catering; all sorts of different occasions and celebrations. Obviously, my role is to… Read More

Our Festive Canapé Menu

Our canapé menu is crammed full of mouth-watering finger food. It is busting at the seams and boasts a wide variety of options. For just £9.50 per person you can… Read More

New festive menus

We are delighted to announce our festive menus which can be used for your christmas event to really make it an event to remember. Our christmas catering is based on… Read More

An Open Letter To All Our Customers

Allow me to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing us as the caterers for all your events. We really value you, and as such I am excited to… Read More

An Indulgent Marriage

Don’t get me wrong, I love a classic egg mayo sandwich. There’s reason classic combinations like ham and tomato, cheese and onion and chicken salad are ‘classic’. The ingredients work… Read More

A Difficult Choice

Often when I’m first chatting with a client they will ask me what I recommend from our menu. It can be quite hard to decide, as I’ve so many favourites,… Read More

It’s people that matter

What is it that inspires you? What gets you out of bed in the morning and means you return home, exhausted but satisfied? What gives you enthusiasm and motivates you… Read More

Rocky Road – not only a sweet treat for Just Catering

Rocky Road – not only a sweet treat for Just Catering What does my life, chocolate, marshmallows, and biscuit pieces all have in common? They are part of what makes… Read More