At Lavender Catering we simply love food, and everything about it. The finest ingredients, innovative and delicious recipes, fabulous presentation and creatively expert styling.
We specialise in outside catering & event management and our passion is all about creating, cooking and delivering beautiful food for all occasions.
We are creators of mouth-watering and tempting menu’s and specialise in Buffets, Private and Corporate Events, Funerals, Celebrations of all kinds and Weddings.
With fifteen years of event management experience we are not just about food. We'll help you with every aspect of your event from concept to completion – finding the perfect venue, choosing a delicious and appropriate menu, organising equipment rental, coordinating your floral arrangements, entertainment, theming, staffing and all the other twiddly bits.
Our attention to detail is unsurpassed whether we are providing a platter of sandwiches for a business lunch, a private dining affair or a sit down wedding buffet for 300.
We will work closely with you to help navigate all the aspects of your event. Ensuring we understand the complexities of your needs, the sensitivities of the occasion and always with the goal of achieving a seamless, wonderful event.
Most importantly we will make it a fun, stress free journey.
We are proudly conscientious of our planet.
Committed to sustainability, we give maximum priority to sourcing from local and regional suppliers, conscientiously using sustainable, re-usable products wherever possible and concentrating on achieving zero food wastage.
By launching our 25 Mile Challenge we aim to source as much of the produce we use for our clients' events from within a 25 mile range of our kitchens
As well as out 25 Mile commitment we ensure that any excess food from our events is diverted to either our Outreach Connect Programme, local food banks or within the community to those in need.
And our refuse is collected and recycled, with food waste being recycled back to make energy. None of it goes to landfill.
Experienced Head Chef Melanie Williams has clocked many hundreds of hours in various kitchens. As a specialised event chef, locations include Chelsea Football Club, Lingfield Race Course and Reading FC, and just recently has acclaimed the position of Head Chef at The Royal Berkshire Polo Club.
For our bigger events we bring on board chefs with exceptional abilities and experience.
And the team all has one thing in common – a passion to create beautiful, fresh, seasonal mouth-watering menus.
Our in-house team are specialists in planning and managing magically, memorable events. Your event will be managed and planned with precision and panache, so from the moment everyone arrives until the last guest has left, it will run smoothly, on time and within budget.
Our Event team is chosen very carefully with absolute professionalism always front of mind. With winning smiles, complete reliability and oodles of passion our team will deliver nothing less than the absolute best for your event.
We are privileged to work with outstanding industry colleagues. Like us, they share a vision to create events with that very special 'Wow' factor. Our stylists are always on hand to help guide you through every step of the way ensuring your event is absolutely perfect in every way.
"We were very happy with the professional service offered by Melanie and her team during our handover. The food was outstanding and beautifully presented and the staff were smart and professional and always made sure our client and guests were looked after. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rocket Catering and will certainly be looking to use their services again in the future"
"A big thank you to Melanie and team for arranging a fantastic authentic early breakfast half way through our project. It was a particularly important day for us as Baroness Lawrence was visiting the project and we wanted to make sure she was looked after whilst she was on site. Rocket catering provided a fabulous Caribbean led breakfast including home made warm authentic Jamaican Patties and that Akee Salt fish was amazing! Thank you we will certainly be using your services again in the future'
"Thank you Melanie and your team, the food was beautiful and your skilled team exceeded my every expectation. The evening ran so smoothly so many thanks to you and the professional attitude of every person there. Well Done!
* Just a quick note to thank you all for making our special wedding celebrations the best ever. The hog roast was delicious and so tender. I thought it was going to be a very stressful day but as soon as you and your team appeared on site everything seemed to run so smoothly, no one went home hungry and you looked after our guests perfectly - THANKYOU 🙂
* My son absolutely loved the party and the food. Catering for a bunch of teenagers was going to be a challenge but you all managed to feed them well and keep the party running and the best bit of all was there was hardly anything to clear up afterwards so thank you again so much......
* Thank you so much our 'Golden Anniversary' was truly wonderful. You should be very proud you have a wonderful team and excellent company and I will have no hesitation to recommend your services to all our friends...
"The evening ran so smoothly thanks to you and the professional attitude of your team. It was such a treat to have our own private chef for the evening. And the best part of all was not to have to do any clearing up or washing up. We will certainly be recommending you to all my friends! You and your skilled team exceeded my every expectation. The food was not only delicious but so beautifully presented with such attention to detail and as you saw every plate came back empty!