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On since 2021

Last update: February 2024

Foray catering offers a fine dining experience using only the best locally sourced ingredients and was born from the brains of Masterchef Professional finalists (BBC Hit Show) Oli Martin & Matthew Willdigg.

Discribed as Modern Brithish Crusine, Foray Catering (2024's North West caterer of the year at the prestigious 'Wedding Industry Awards') pride themselves on delivering not only fantastic food but excellent service from start to finish.

Contact us to see what Foray can bring to your special day, we will work within your budget to ensure the cost do not spiral out of control and put together a proposal bespoke to your needs.

Make sure to follow our socials and check out our website where you can enquire directly to us.

Frequently asked questions

What event services do you provide?

Set up
Clean up

What catering services do you provide?

Cocktail reception
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres

What types of cuisine do you cater?


What dietary needs can you accommodate?

No pork

What bar services do you provide?

Cash bar
Champagne toast
House liquor
House wine
Signature cocktail
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

Which of the following items can you provide?


What is the average catering price per person for plated service?


What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?


What is the average catering price per person for stations?


What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?


Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Cake cutting
Clean up

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne toast
Signature cocktail

Served in

Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire

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100% Recommended by couples
Holly A. Sent on 17/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding food and exemplary service

The Foray Catering team are absolutely fantastic. They catered our full wedding weekend, starting with pizzas & ice cream on the Friday night, brunch on Saturday, and then the wedding dinner, plus evening cheese! All the food was superb, matched by their service and professionalism.
We would consider ourselves quite 'foody' people - we've eaten at many of the best restaurants in the UK - so food was really important to us at our wedding, and Oli and Matt surpassed our expectations. They were super relaxed about bespoking the menu to suit our specific tastes & preferences (including serving marmite butter - SO good!), and on top of it all they are some of the nicest people we've ever met.
Stephen ran the service like clockwork, always making sure we were happy with everything (which we inevitably were), and ensured we could relax in the knowledge that our guests were well taken care of.
We are immensely grateful to Oli, Matt, Stephen and Vi for making such a huge part of our wedding so memorable for all the right reasons.
Max S. Sent on 20/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolute professionals!

Absolutely fantastic experience with Foray! For our wedding at the Silverholme Manor, the tent provider (All About ME Marquees) I chose neglected to do a site visit until 72 hours before the wedding. This resulted in very serious and major issues. The Foray team arrived on site early to figure out alternative solutions. What could have been an absolute nightmare turned out to be a beautiful event. This is because Stephen, Oli, and of course Violaine are true professionals who went beyond their roles and responsibilities to make sure things run smoothly. Oli designed a custom menu with British & local ingredients at heart and with Turkish and German influences. When we had our tasting appointment, it was so difficult to decide which option to go with because everything was so good. The pizza station we had the evening before the wedding was a great success despite the rain: even the most discerning of our guests went in for seconds. Violaine recommended the finest wine pairings but was also budget-conscious enough to suggest that we order some items from Tesco directly. Stephen and his service team were all absolute pro's: during the wedding breakfast, my husband remarked how, for every serving of every dish, Stephen comes out of the catering tent, with the ladies coming after him like beautiful ballerinas in perfect order and harmony. These are all small details, but hopefully I was able to communicate how the Foray team goes above and beyond to make sure the whole event is a success. From the bottom of my heart, thank you very much!
Amy M. Sent on 03/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Wedding Food

Foray catered our wedding in Sept 2022. The food was incredible, so many of our guests commented on how great it was. Oli, Vi and the rest of the team were brilliant. We highly recommend them.
Sarah-Kate Sent on 23/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great supplier

Foray did my wedding in the summer, the food was great and Stephen was such a help on the day - would definitely recommend them!
Aneesha C. Sent on 23/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing in every way!

What a team! Matt, Oli, Steve and Vi, we can’t thank you enough. Foray absolutely exceeded our expectations in every way. On the Saturday, everyone was commenting on how lovely and amazing your team were, and that the food was restaurant level. I think my favourite quote was ‘you had no business having such excellent pizza at a wedding’. Honestly the best decision we made for the wedding, we are so glad you could be part of it.
Judith B. Sent on 24/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Foray Wedding Caterers

We chose Foray Catering for our wedding in Cartmel because of their food ethos of keeping it local and using local farms and suppliers. Their menus are innovative and offer something a bit different to others we looked at. The service we received was exceptional, their attention to detail and quality of ingredients was second to none. Matt and Stephen offered ideas and suggestions at our tasting evening, creating a perfectly balanced and delicious menu for us and our guests. On the day itself everything was perfect, from the planning and organisation to the superb food, their team are a delight and nothing was too much trouble. Many of our guests commented that this was the "best food they've had at a wedding". The owners and staff at our venue enjoyed working with the Foray team - they are a joy to work with and true professionals. If you are looking for a wedding caterer I can wholeheartedly recommend Foray, they are excellent.
Lauren R. Sent on 25/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fine dining with 5 star service

Where to begin. We were fans of Oli and Matt’s food years ago when they were both chefs at Hipping Hall. When we got engaged, we knew we wanted them to cook for us at our wedding, and it was like fate that Foray Catering was created around that time. From the very first enquiry, Violaine was helpful, informative, responsive and helped us every step of the way with our booking. Nothing was too much to ask and Violaine would advise us when we needed help on some decisions. As we started to approach the wedding day, we were introduced to Stephen the event manager - Stephen went out of his way at every step to ensure everything went to plan and that Nick and I were happy, he too was so easy to work with, warm and professional. At the wedding tasting we met the chefs, Oli and Matt - these guys are passionate about what they do and they have taken event and wedding catering to another level. Oli and Matt are not your average wedding caterers, they are fine dining chefs and they deliver locally sourced exquisite food. Our guests were, quite frankly gobsmacked at the level of professionalism delivered by team Foray, the canapés, wedding breakfast and evening food ran like clockwork - every single member of staff was helpful and professional. Everyone has since told us again and again how much they enjoyed the food. The little touches like Foray bringing a plate of canapés just to Nick and I so we made sure we enjoyed them, really made a difference. Oli, Matt, Violaine, Stephen and the rest of team Foray - we cannot thank you enough. We so look forward to seeing you guys grow further over the coming years. Do not hesitate to book Foray as your wedding or event caterer, the level of food and service from day one far exceeds 5 stars (if only there were more to give you guys!!) Thank you again for everything.
Victoria B. Sent on 07/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

100% recommend. Best food, people, experience

I honestly can’t thank Foray enough for helping us celebrate our wedding in the most delicious way. Our food was simply fabulous - full 3-course wedding breakfast which we were able to customise a little from the menu choices, having loved our tasting and finding it hard to choose between each menu…. Oli & Matt we’re great and came up with a wonderful menu for us and our guests. Our allergies and special
Requests were accommodated with ease. The evening pizza was the best I’ve ever tasted. Aside from the 5* food, the Foray team themselves are 1st class. From our initial call with Vi (who is knowledgeable, helpful and thoughtful), to our ongoing conversations and main man of the day Stephen (who is absolutely brilliant and a good lad who led & assembled a lovely, friendly & professional front of house team); and of course to Matt & Oli and talented chefs…. Wow. You guys nailed it. Would 100% recommend and I look forward to more Foray food treats in the future.
Victoria & Rob x
Matilda M. Sent on 03/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Friendly, efficient...fantastic!

Foray Catering are a brilliant team of people, and helped us to create a very special wedding experience. Throughout the planning stages, everyone was helpful and efficient, and dealt smoothly with changes to our ideas and plans. We were so happy with the bespoke menu we created together, and Foray really brought to life our image for the wedding breakfast and evening celebrations.
On the day itself, we couldn't have asked for a better team and experience. Stephen, the event manager made everything run perfectly and was always a friendly, calm person to have around. Oli and Matt produced INCREDIBLE food, which many of our guests commented on. The waiters and bartenders were charming and efficient. The team were not at all intrusive, and moved around guests with ease.
I can't thank Foray enough for everything they did for us. I would highly recommend them to anyone who asks. In fact, I can't think of any 'warning' points or ways in which their service could be improved. All round, a fantastic catering company, and lovely people.
Natasha Sent on 15/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stand out wedding food that is still raved about by our guests 6 months later!

It’s difficult to get to express with words just how amazing Foray was as the wedding breakfast suppliers for our May wedding. From the consultations, the regular check ins, to the day itself and check up after we couldn’t be more grateful to Foray for helping to make our day so special.
Our guests still say now that they have never eaten food like it at a wedding and I can honestly say we agree! Delicious just doesn’t do it justice.
Not only that the service was fantastic, so well organised. We didn’t have to worry about a thing.
If you would like something different, something that will blow your guests away, something that is far better in quality, choice and creativity than the usual wedding breakfast then we would whole heartedly recommend Foray.
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