Our mission is to create truly unforgettable events by innovating, exceeding expectation and maximising our positive effect on the world we live in. Gastro are the caterer of choice for venues, events managers and wedding co-ordinators as well as private individuals who come back time and again for us to organise the best food and drink for their events. We specialise in the bespoke – starting with just ideas and developing, testing and adjusting until you are satisfied that the offering exactly suits your requirements. We cater for parties, weddings and corporate events – all treated with the same meticulous care and attention. We hold no limitations, we cater events from 5 to 1000 guests and specialise in onsite catering - in an exclusive venue, private garden, marquee, rustic barn, or anywhere! We focus on presenting with style, paying attention to detail, dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s and setting the highest of standards. Our team have the experience and talent to produce incredible events from the intimate to the extreme. We’re creative, flexible, dedicated and capable, so get in touch to learn how we can make your event unforgettable.
Our suppliers are chosen for two reasons which are locality and quality. We’re fortunate as a caterer to be based in Sussex where great suppliers are in abundance. Our local greengrocer Jeremy’s is less than two miles from our kitchens. Our fish is sourced daily from Brighton in East Sussex, we’re less three miles from the amazing Springs Smokery and our meats are sourced from Sussex and Surrey. Also, we smoke our own fish and meat on site, dry cure our own charcuterie in a specially made curing chamber and grow our own herbs and edible flowers.
Good event caterers understand that providing great food is just the beginning of our responsibilities. Hence, many of our clients tell us that they never expected us to look after so much beyond the food and service. We know you’re looking for an experience; you want your guests to feel looked after, simply blown away by how well things have gone. So we only employ staff who love what they do, who enjoy nothing more than seeing their work make someone’s day and therefore go above and beyond to make every occasion unforgettable for the client.
We strongly believe that you should taste the food for your event or wedding for free before choosing a catering company. So, for all 'full service' event catering with over 40 guests, we offer a complimentary tasting at Gastro HQ before you book. You’ll have the exclusive attention of a catering manager and our head chef to give you a luxurious ‘chef's table’ experience. So you can watch our chef as he plates your menu choices. Also sample our canapes, taste wine, and talk in detail about your event catering in the comfort of our purpose built tasting room.
We understand how important it is to innovate for our clients so we've incorporated the latest food trends alongside classical ideas in our new menus. As a result, we’ve spent the winter putting our creative minds together to design some new and exciting dishes fresh for the new year. These new stars have taken pride of place alongside our established favourites in what promises to be our most popular menu yet. Ask for more details!Ask About Our New Menu Today
We've been developing some awesome new features to make your event a day to remember. Perhaps the most exciting of these is our vintage horse trailer. It's currently under development, hence the lack of photos. Once it's completed it'll be fully equipped to deliver everything from wood-fired pizzas through to artisan gin in a themed bar. We'll be documenting the development over on our Instagram and Facebook pages - watch this space!Follow us on social media
Join us on Saturday 24th March to meet our wonderful team, try some delicious tasters and check out our awesome new kitchen!
We'll be showcasing some of our exciting new dishes and on the day there will be a variety of cooking demonstrations from across our areas of expertise. Offering a chef's table experience; giving you a view into our modern understanding of cuisine - an introduction into what we can provide.
We regularly cater for events in Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire and London but travel further afield on request. We’ve catered in the furthest reaches of the UK and even across Europe. Contact us about your event to see how we can help.
Our Sussex based development kitchen has been buzzing during the process of creating our new menus for 2018. The focus has been on innovation, originality and current trends.
Our ingredients are sourced from award winning local suppliers accross Sussex and Surrey, meats are aged correctly and fruit and vegetables are chosen with the seasons in mind. We smoke and cure our own range of poultry, meat and fish in house to ensure the very best flavours.
We have always made a point of saying: the dishes on our menus are just suggestions! We love getting to work with our clients on new ideas which better reflect the tastes and preferences of hosts and guests alike.
If a plated catering option is the right one for your event get in touch to discuss how we can help.
This is where almost any of our catering menus can be served in a format where guests share food around the table, This is a growing trend for 2017 and we like it! Guests feel involved, interact and break down barriers whilst realxing and enjoying great food and wine.
For a luxurious yet informal catering option for your event or wedding, contact us to start the process and get your caterer booked.
Our barbecue menu comprises of a selection of the finest quality meats and fresh sea foods, marinated to produce unrivalled flavour. Our custom-built charcoal barbecues can cater for over 100 people each and gives our food a rustic smoky barbecue taste, unmatched by modern gas-fired equivalents. These flavours are complimented perfectly by a wide selection of cold salads and home-made condiments.
Barbecue catering is a great way to appreciate the finer days of our British weather so pick up the phone, or use our contact form to find our more.
We’ve had many hours of fun in our development kitchen working on the presentation of these canapes so that they look (and taste) completely unique, delicious and exciting.
We use a variety of different canape trays with floral decorations tailored to suit your event such as slices of oak, slates, antique mirrors and many more. Ask as about bespoke canape trays - custom designed to compliment your specific theme.
Our canapes are based around the fantastic ingredients available to us in Sussex so where better to come and taste them then in our tasting rooms near Brighton. choose one of the options below to start the ball rolling.
Our collection of classic and more contemporary food, creatively displayed to enhance the experience. We’ve been gathering interesting platters, bowls, trays, boards and plates for a while now… and we’ve got quite a collection. The salads are colourful and interesting and are garnished to look beautiful on the multi-tiered display.
The perfect choice for many styles of wedding, corporate or private event. Start the comunication by clicking one of the options below.
Our authentic Mediterranean paella recipes are cooked in pans up to 1.2m in diameter, providing not only incredible flavour but unrivalled visual appeal, adding colourful, aromatic and informal factors to any event.
Big Pan Paella as it is often know is a real talking peice for weddings, private parties and corporate events so get in touch to find out how it'll work at your event.
We use Sussex raised, free range pork so that we know we're roasting only the highest quality meat at your event. Our pigs are slow cooked over charcoal for 8 hours to give a succulent depth of flavour and perfect crackling.
The classic informal catering option, suitable for all types of event. To enquire about a spit roast for your event, click below.
Bowl food is the perfect option for formal and informal standing receptions.
Our staff will circulate guests with decorative trays of carefully portioned mini dishes, garnished to look fabulous and flavours which explore the cuisines of the world.
By it's nature a great option for corporate functions and private parties. Get in touch to discuss!
Our extensive cold buffet comprises of a wide variety of home-made dishes to suit all tastes. There’s everything from continental inspired mezze style platters and charcuterie boards, to British classics like game pies, cheeseboards and quiches.
Our quotations are quick, easy, comprehensive and, of course, free of charge so why not contact us to see how we can help?
A wide variety of contemporary twists on our favourite classics, served piping hot straight to your plate by our polite, friendly serving staff.
Often presented as a sub-par canteen style option, our hot buffets are a far cry from the usual. Start the conversation by telling us about your event and we'll make sure your guests enjoy every aspect of the day.
Let us know a convenient time for one of our event experts to telephone you to discuss your catering requirements. We'll call as close to the requested time as possible (within office hours).
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