Our Blog

Here you’ll find a selection of our favourite things, latest trends and ideas, client feedback from our most recent events, featured articles and news stories.

  • Table Planning: Setting Your Event Apart

    The table planning process has always been a tricky task to get right. Whether at a big corporate event where you want to mix up divisions and get people networking or a luxury wedding that requires careful consideration to ensure that people feel comfortable and familiar enough to share stories.

  • Conference Catering That Tastes Better Together

    The opportunity to reunite at in-person conference events and to create the atmosphere of a live audience with real human interaction is now more exciting than ever. With businesses ramping up event planning, conference catering will play an executive role in bringing us together again.

     

  • Luxury wedding catering to suit every taste

    As expert wedding caterers, Payne and Gunter's team is here to deliver luxury wedding catering in a tasteful and professional manner.

  • Stir Up Sunday and the Christmas Pudding: What you need to know

    It’s true that 2020 has been a whirlwind of a year and we can’t quite believe that it’s almost time to mention the ‘C’ word! With Christmas just around the corner, it also means that the countdown to Stir Up Sunday is on. So, on Sunday 22 November 2020, get your aprons on and sleeves rolled up - it’s time to make Christmas pudding!

  • Payne & Gunter receive official accreditation for COVID-19 secure scheme

    Payne & Gunter is ‘We’re Good to Go’ accredited, the UK’s official mark to show catering & hospitality businesses are committed to Government & industry COVID-19 guidelines. Read more.

  • Adhering to social distancing & sanitation standards when catering for events

    Payne & Gunter offers safe event & conference catering with high hygiene standards and comprehensive social distancing and sanitation measures in place. 

  • Food and our 5 senses

    It can be said that food is so much more than simply putting a few ingredients together to make something that looks and tastes appealing - want to find out more? Read on...

  • Quickfire Questions with Danilo, our Head Chef

    In our latest blog post, we talk to our Head Chef and menu creator Danilo, finding out more about his fondest childhood memories in Italy, his creative inspiration and more…

  • Current Drinks Trends

    Whilst we become a lot healthier and socially conscious, the ever-growing sector of drinks is certainly exciting to watch, in seeing how it adapts to wants, needs and habits. Here is a summary of the current drinks trends that are set to shake up the market.

  • Seasonal Menus

    The seasons and the way they change impact everything around us, from the leaves on the trees to what we choose to wear. So, when it comes to writing or shopping for a menu, seasonality plays a big part.  Here is our insight as to why seasonal ingredients should be the star of the show.

  • The Great Picnic

    What better way to celebrate summer than with the great picnic? Read our latest blog piece to find out why picnics are admired and enjoyed by many.

  • The History and Culture of Afternoon Tea

    The great novelist Henry James once said, ‘There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.’ But where does the tale of the tea begin, and what does it look like now? Here is all you need to know about the great afternoon tea, it’s history and what it looks like today.

  • Bethan’s ‘Food for Thought’

    We put Bethan, Director of Payne & Gunter, in the hot seat as we get to know her in this 'food for thought'. 

  • Top Caterers Highlights of 2019

    2019 was a great year for the Payne & Gunter team with major outdoor events such as Wimbledon, catering for Pride, alfresco dining at Nevill Holt Opera, conference catering at Old Billingsgate and partnering with our wonderful portfolio of venue partners.

    Bethan James, Director of Payne & Gunter, summarises her highlights from last year and looks forward to the year ahead.

  • Royal Museums Greenwich’s Event Manager talks top caterer partnership

    Payne & Gunter is proud of its venue partnerships. Royal Museums Greenwich has 4 venues that we partner with to deliver a range of events with top quality catering. Hear from their Event Manager to find out how we partner together to provide the very best London catering can offer...

  • Gala balls and awards dinners

    Awards dinners and gala balls require London’s original caterers, Payne & Gunter to create a meal worth celebrating.

  • Event Planning and Management Tips from Top Caterers

    Meet our Senior Events Manager, Rebecca Dewick who has a host of tips for planning the perfect private or corporate event.

    From securing the date, to venue selection Rebecca offers her experience and anecdotes from nearly 20 years in the hospitality industry.

  • Seasoned Party & Event Planning Tips

    Planning a corporate party or event requires lots of organising, creativity, logistics and attention to detail.

    As London’s original caterers, we've used our experience to put a few tips together to help with the process and assist you in putting on and pulling off a successful event.

  • Large scale events: Big pitch. Little details.

    Payne & Gunter cater for a number of quintessentially British events, and we don’t let the rain stop the parade. We’ve got the resources, equipment, experience, and attitude to make sure major events are memorable for all the right reasons.

  • The Top Caterer Behind Our 2019 Spring & Summer Menu

    Our Head Chef at Payne & Gunter, Danilo Barbagallo, gives us a bit of insight into our Spring/Summer 2019 menu. We also find out a bit more about him and what inspires his culinary creations and combinations that make us top caterers this season.

  • Payne & Gunter secures exciting catering accreditation at Merlin Events

    London’s original caterers, Payne & Gunter, has retained their position as an accredited catering supplier for Merlin Events.

  • Payne & Gunter sails new territory with the National Maritime Museum re-launch

    London’s original caterers, Payne & Gunter, have joined forces with Royal Museums Greenwich to re-launch the iconic National Maritime Museum’s event spaces. 

  • London Caterers Serving Landmark Locations

    As London caterers, we’re perfectly located to facilitate top-notch food and drink at some of the most iconic venues the capital has to offer.

    Whilst these venues have some well-known features and spaces, they are always evolving, offering something different and distinct that adds another dimension to events.

    Here are some highlights from some of our venue partners that might tickle the odd taste bud.

  • Tasty Tunes & Quality Catering

    They say that music is food for the soul and Payne & Gunter’s music events cater for rock, pop, and all that jazz.

    Treating guests’ senses to sweet music and delicious food makes for a satisfying combination. Find out how our quality catering can complement any music and create a harmonious experience.

  • Awards Seasoning: Dinners For Winners

    Awards season is upon, and whether you're celebrating a year of successful sales or selecting the best performers in the music industry, the food and drink needs to be extra special to mark the occasion.

    Take a look at what goes into creating an awards evening that gives your guests the star treatment.

  • Apollo Summer Nights Series 2019

    Payne & Gunter to partner with Bryn Williams in providing a unique dining experience for the inaugural Apollo Summer Nights Series 2019.  

  • Payne & Gunter makes its operatic debut this summer

    Payne & Gunter, have secured the contract to oversee the dining offering for leading Midlands’ opera company, Nevill Holt Opera.

  • Celebrity Chefs For The Perfect Event Pairing

    At Payne & Gunter we pride ourselves on our perfect pairings, and our celebrity chef partnerships are no exception.

    We’ve forged relationships with some of the industry’s most acclaimed culinary pioneers. Our quintessentially quirky collaborations mean we’ve raised the bar and stepped up to the plate.

    Our competition and award-winning chefs are the crème de la crème, so here’s a little more about them…

  • Payne & Gunter's 2018 Year In Review

    Payne & Gunter has had another year to celebrate after delivering a plethora of exciting and quirky hospitality catering to events across the capital and beyond.

  • Creative Caterers That Serve Up Surprises

    If you’ve got an appetite for creative catering, then we can bring the ideas (and dishes) to the table.

    From menus that surprise your guests to plates that will be pictured and posted, here are a few of our recent creations to whet your appetite.