Local Food2018-10-31T19:30:31+00:00

Our Cranbrook smallholding & kitchen

Wedding & Event Caterer

Great tasting local food beautifully presented

Over 20 years ago I started my chef career working with Albert Roux of Roux Fine Dining in London. It was here I first learnt the importance of using local seasonal ingredients that are beautifully presented.

Almost all the ingredients for your menu are either sourced from the surrounding Kent & East Sussex countryside or grown on our smallholding. This means you get a menu that is unique, fresh & local.

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Owner and Chef

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Canapé Menu

Start your event with beautifully presented canapés

Lets give your event the perfect start with with our selection of tasty canapés all beautifully presented. Prices start from £8.50 per head for a selection of any 5 canapés.

See a list of our 6 most popular canapes
beetroot macarone canapes

Beetroot and horseradish macarons

Artichoke preserved lemon & Parma ham

Smoked lamb wrapped asparagus


Main Course Dishes

How about hand reared pork or lamb straight from our smallholding

You’ll get to sample a variety of foods that offer an exciting range of new and classic flavours, all made with produce from our smallholding or the surrounding Kent and East Sussex countryside.

See our favourite main dishes

Our local dishes are shared family style (like you would at home)

Hog roast with crackling (Our own pigs)

Beautiful vegetarian options in all our menus

Lamb Tagine (Our own lambs)

Local Kent Seasonal vegetables

Watermelon and feta salad

Beetroot salad with edible flowers


Showstopper Desserts

Towering Desserts that give the ‘wow’ factor for your guests

We love to make our desserts fun and tasty. Our signature dessert ‘croquembouche’ is made with a rich chocolate inside and garnished outside with edibles flowers. Perfect to give your guests the wow factor. Our desserts start from £6 a head.

See our favourite desserts

Mini desserts in jars served in picnic baskets

Pavlova tower with local season fruit

Croquembouche with chocolate inside


Dancing Food

Entertain your guests late into the night

How about treating your guests to a late night snack to keep them going into the night. Our evening ‘snacks’ are perfect for an additional treat or to sustain dance floor activities. From a traditional local Kent & East Sussex cheeseboard to an outdoor real fire charcoal pizza.

See our favourite evening food

Mini fish and chips served in usherette baskets

Real Fire Charcoal Pizzas

Outdoor fire paella

Local Kent and East Sussex Cheeseboard

…Everyone has commented on how wonderful the food was – obviously we knew this would be the case, but hearing it from the guests was great!…
Miss K E Britland, Biddenden, Kent
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Using local Kent and East Sussex suppliers

For our bread we like to use the The Lighthouse Bakery in East Sussex. They make everything the traditional way from scratch. Simple bread and great flavour.

Kent and East Sussex have some of the best cheeses in the country. From Kent blue to Olde Sussex. We like to showcase the best cheeses on our cheese boards.

Is there a more delicious ice cream around? Simple Ice Cream is handmade in Kent, and is naturally creamy and delightfully naughty. We like to offer this for our summer picnics

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Everything you need to serve drinks at your event

1Run a Bar
We can run a drinks bar either charged to you or your guests.

2Wine with food
We can offer you local & regional wines to compliment your food

3Reception & Toasting Drinks
We can offer you a local cocktail or sparkling drink to celebrate

1Run a Bar

Impress your guests with a bar serving local & favourite drinks

Give your guests something a little different with our rustic mobile bar services. With a range of local drinks such as beer from The Old Dairy Brewery served in kegs. Or how about one of our own cocktails like Earl Grey gin and tonic cocktail served in beautiful glass cocktail jars. We also offer a range of drinks you’d find in your typical local bar.

Hire our rustic bar

cash register

Two easy options to pay for bar drinks

Cash Bar (Free for you)

A popular option is to run a cash bar where guests pay for their own evening drinks at the bar. This is a great way to focus your budget on other things more important to you.

Open Bar (Free for guests)

An open bar means you pay for all you guest drinks during the day and evening. This’ll cost you more but your guests get to enjoy your favourite drinks at the bar.

2Wine with food

Never worry about running out of drink

Finding a wine you and your guests would enjoy is easy with Home Gurr’own. We’ve teamed up with Majestic wine to offer our customers a selection of fine local, English and international wines for you to taste and choose. All our wines come with a sale or return so there’s no need to worry about ordering too much or running out.

3Reception & Toasting Drinks

Celebrate your event with a fine fizz or local cocktail

Popular drinks would include a traditional French champagne or an Italian Prosecco. For something different how about a Pimms cocktail or our hot apple cider? We also work closely with local vineyards such as Hush Heath Wine near Staplehurst in Kent

Free alcohol and licence advice

Don’t worry about getting an alcohol licences for your event. We can advise and can sort out the necessary paperwork with the licensing authority. We can even sort out your temporary events notice.

We don’t charge corkage

We don’t think it’s fair that other caterers charge a corkage to bring your own drinks to your own event. We’ll never charge corkage or charge extra if you want to supply your own drinks