Here are Rocket Catering (based in Surrey) we simply have a love of food and presentation. We specialise in outside catering & event management and our passion is all about creating, cooking and delivering beautiful food for all your occasions. We are creators of mouth-watering and tempting menu’s for all your occasions and specialise in Buffets, private and corporate Lunches, Funerals, Celebrations, Wedding and Launches.
With fifteen years of event management background we are also not just about food. We can help you with your event from concept to completion – including finding the perfect venue, equipment rental, beautiful floral arrangements, all types of music, themed areas and staffing. We are sticklers to attention and detail and whether we are providing a platter of sandwiches for a business lunch, a private dining affair or a sit down wedding buffet for 300 each we aim to create a long term relationship with all our clients. In the kitchen… Experienced Head Chef Melanie Hurley has clocked a good few hundred hours of experience in various kitchens. As a specialised event chef, Locations include Chelsea Football Club, Lingfield Race Course and Reading FC. When more chefs are needed for our bigger events we bring on board chefs with exceptional abilities and experience. We all have one thing in common – and that is a passion to create beautiful, fresh, seasonal mouth-watering menus. Logistics and Planning ahead.. Our in-house team have a great art to plan and manage magical and memorable events. Before your celebration we can arrange and plan your event expectations so from the moment everyone arrives until the last guest has left, the event will run smoothly, on time and within budget. Our front of house Team We choose our teams very carefully and ensure that everyone is professional, they always smile, are wholey reliable, good time keepers and have oodles of passion whilst serving our beautiful food to all the guests making them feel special.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Does your venue allow outside Catering?
We are only able to cater for your Wedding if your venue allows it. It is always worth asking if they will allow you to bring your own caterers on board. Many venues say not really, but if they do and once they speak to us they will know that they are going to be in safe hands and we will leave the kitchen as we found it! We are better known as the Food Angels and there is a good reason why!
I am on a budget will you still be able to help me?
Off course we can! We are always happy to work with you and your budget. Just let us know what you are thinking of and lets get creating a menu that works for you!
What kind of costs should I consider when I dry hire the venue
We always try and help you with everything so there are no surprises at the end. There are quite a few costs to consider but here's a starting point for you. 1. Total cost for your Food (canapes, Main wedding breakfast, Evening food)2. Staffing (chefs, front of house, waiting staff, bar staff) 3.Hire of any kitchen equipment (this normally applies to outside spaces such as marquees and Barns) 4. Tableware hire (Glassware, Linen, Crockery and Cutlery)5. Bar, Refreshments6. Refuse (most caterers request you arrange the refuse) we would always reccomend hiring a skip so all the refuse can be thrown away in one go.
How do I know Rocket Catering will be the right company to choose for my special day?
We offer 15 years Event and Catering experience so there isn't much we haven't seen, organised, tasted, delivered, prepared and served. We are super organised, have a huge passion for what we do, we are creative, professional and everyone always sends us lots of very big Thank you's after each event we manage. We are also very happy to provide lots of up to date testimonials. Our food is always fresh and served beautifully on the plate, the front of house team will always go the extra mile and we all genuinely love nothing better than to finish a job with a smile and a thank you hug from the Bride and Groom!
Where are we getting Married?
Please can you let us know where you are getting married when you send us an enquiry as we need to make sure we can look after you!
Reviews for Lavender Catering
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Thank you Rocket Catering
Dear MelanieSent on 04/10/2018
It is a pleasure to give you a testimonial as you and your staff were amazing on our special day. You thought of every little detail (even the little chalk boards letting everyone know what was on the buffet). All the food was fresh and beautifully presented and we loved the little edible flowers which matched perfectly with our country rustic theme. Your ideas about upgrading the tableware was brilliant. I loved the coloured waterglasses and the beautiful glass pearl chargers. Thank you again and for making our day so special and memorable.
Kat and Ned
Our Wedding August 18th 2018
Dear Melanie and the team at Rocket,Sent on 04/10/2018
Just a little note to say a big thank you for all your help and support and lovely food for our Wedding earlier this year. Everything was perfect. We didn't have to think about anything behind the scenes. We have received some really good feedback from all our guests so I wanted to pass this onto you all. Please feel free to post our thank you on your social media pages as you really did go the extra mile.
Steve and Sarah Wallis
Wedding Spring 2018
Dear Team Rocket,Sent on 04/10/2018
Adrian and I just wanted to thank you for an absolutely amazing service. Our day literally went without any problems at all. You said it would all be taken care of and we didn't have to worry about anything on our day and you were absolutely right. The Food was amazing, your staff are so friendly and thank you also for going out of your way to make sure our qwirky friends with weird appetites were looked after. We are going to recommend you to everyone. Thank you again. Hannah and Adrian xxxxx