Latest News from Claret Catering

Beautiful Day for a Birthday Party at Sandbanks

Claret Catering were asked to provide birthday party catering for Moira and her husband at their home at Sandbanks in Poole.  They selected the Fork Buffet from our At Home Menu. We prepared and cooked the food at the house ready for the 25 guests to arrive and enjoy it.  The couple requested food to suit a variety of tastes and of course delicious desserts to follow! The ever attentive Claret team was on hand to make sure the event went without a hitch.

It was a lovely venue for a party, backing onto Poole Harbour and a perfectly warm and sunny June day.

Moira commented “Thank you for being the perfect caterers and making my job so easy.  The food was great and just what we wanted.  We have had many compliments from those that attended.”

Thank you, we enjoyed it to!

If you have an upcoming party at home and would like some help with the catering, call 07884 146376 or email


Upton Country Park’s Walled Garden was the Perfect Venue for Frankie & Tom’s Wedding Celebrations

Guests travelled from far and wide to join this special couple on their wedding day in Poole. It was a warm and sunny day and Claret not only provided the catering but also coordinated and planned the whole day.

Our licensed bar was in action and 75 guests enjoyed Canapes, followed by a three course meal.  In the evening we served lovely mixed meat and cheese platters which is a great alternative to a finger buffet, the guests loved it!

Great comments here from the family “Thank you for making our daughters wedding so wonderful   Your food at the tasting was outstanding, but I have to say on the day it was even better if that’s possible.   Please pass on our thanks to your talented chef.”   Thanks for the feedback…. I definitely will do!

If you would like to discuss any aspect of bar hire or catering for an upcoming event, call 07884 146376 or email




Sopley Mill Wedding on the Hottest Day of the Year!

Tania & Barry enjoyed a super family occasion on their wedding day in June, summer had well and truly arrived with soaring temperatures and beautiful sunshine.

Claret catered for 40 guests with Canapes, a delicious Barbecue served family style and the couples favourite Eton Mess for dessert.  The guests enjoyed playing a round of crazy golf on the lawn and Sopley Mill provided the perfect backdrop for this very special event.

Barry & Tania said “Thank you so much to all of you for helping our day be as perfect as it was.  The food was gorgeous and your attention to detail was spot on.   It has been a pleasure working with you and we’ll be recommending Claret Catering to any friends requiring caterers.”


If you fancy having a Barbecue at your upcoming wedding, or any other event, please give me a call 07884 146376 , they are such a great way of feeding lots of people in a fun and relaxed way.

Check out our Barbecue & Hog Roast page for more details.



Better than Harvey Nics!

Please allow imagesNewly weds Ami and Harry Meech were absolutely delighted when Claret catering delivered  ‘food to die for’ at their recent wedding held at Knighton House in Durweston near Blandford Forum.  Claret catered for 65 guests in the day and 100 in the evening with a splendid 3 course meal, based on a menu the couple had enjoyed at Harvey Nichols in London.  When searching for a caterer the couple found that they were confronted with a range of set menus and no one was interested in going that extra mile to give them what they wanted and what was so special to them.

That was until they contacted Dawn, who loves nothing more that going that extra step further to make sure they have the day of their dreams, at least when it comes to the catering. This event was twelve months in the planning and was very warmly received by family and friends at the wedding who commented what a great day it had been.

Please allow images Ami and Harry commented “the food was to die for, the last time we had this meal was at Harvey Nics in London, we can honestly say that what you served us was better. It is true what they say, if you choose the best people and their company you get the best results. You didn’t just do the catering you helped run the day for us too. even helping with my dress which was above and beyond the role of a caterer”

Thanks for the feedback you guys, it was an absolute pleasure to be part of your day.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of bar hire or catering for an upcoming event, call 07884 146376 or email

Fueling the Crew at the Poole Harbour Boat Show & Maritime Festival

Our third year at this event and we were thrilled to be asked once again by Poole Harbour Commissioners Events Organiser, Dave Laut to provide the catering for a whole host of support staff who have all helped to make this event such a fantastic success.Poole Quay

Claret Catering were asked to provide good quality lunches on all 3 days to feed the events teams such as the drivers of the bus from the port to Ballast Quay, the ferry crews, security personnel as well as the Poole Coastguard Search and Rescue Team, Royal Marines, Royal Navy, Police, Border Force, Coastal Fisheries Protection Team and Ambulance crews.

The 300 lunches were made fresh every day and our priority was to meet the lunch time deadline set by Dave Laut.

“Nobody wants a hungry Royal Marine on their hands!”Dawn

The weekend as warm and sunny, (when it didn’t rain!). Dave gave us some great feedback  “a big well done and thanks goes to Claret Catering, who for the 3rd year in a row have provided us with excellent food, delivered on time and to my specification.   The lunches have had praise from everyone and were very well received.   The team at Claret Catering always meet my expectations and that’s why we continue to employ them for this event each year.”

Mark & DawnThanks Dave, we enjoyed it to!

If you have a corporate event, indoors or outdoors, small or large and you would like to talk to us about the catering, please give us a call
on 07884 146376.

Looking forward to 2018 already!


Smiles all Around for Newly Weds Mr & Mrs Williams!

Claret Catering were delighted to provide the welcome drinks reception and wedding catering for Darren Williams and his new bride Catherine at Sopley Mill, on April 17th. 

It was a beautiful warm and dry day with hazy sunshine, perfect for a Spring Barbecue for 75 guests. 12 months of planning led to a brilliant day and we rounded off the evening with bacon baps. A firm family favourite!

At the end of their special day the couple said “We wanted to say a huge thank you to Dawn and her team.  Everyone has been raving about the food – both how  good it tasted and how much there was!   You have all been so kind and lovely and made the whole day so smooth and easy for us.  We are so glad that we found you and had you for our wedding”.

We really enjoyed the day too, thanks for such lovely feedback.







If you fancy having a Barbecue at your upcoming wedding, or any other event, please give me a call 07884 146376 , they are such a great way of feeding lots of people in a fun and relaxed way.

Check out our Barbecue & Hog Roast page for more details.

Canapes & Champagne Reception at Portland Port

April 2017 was a key date in the diary for Portland Port, this marked the opening of a brand new berth at the Port. The day was packed with local dignitaries including the Chairman of the Port, Mayor & Mayoress of Weymouth and Richard Drax MP.  Claret Catering were asked to provide a Champagne and Canape reception for 60 guests and on this warm and sunny April day, the event went like a dream and we had some fantastic feedback.

Chairman, John Langham commented “this is a very successful event which has gone very well.  We are extremely pleased with the food and excellent service provided by Claret Catering and we will most certainly be using you again for our upcoming future events”

Thanks John, we really enjoyed the day too!






Check out our Tailor Made Catering page if you’re interested in what we can do for your next event or call us on 07884 146376.