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. We offer quality catering to complement any music and create a harmonious experience.

A Quintessentially British Bash: The BRITs

Payne & Gunter recently catered for The BRIT Awards 2019 with Mastercard for a 14th consecutive year, and the event continues to hit all the right notes with guests and event organisers alike.

Nearly 4,000 members of the global music industry were treated to a 3-course creation in the O2 event venue, and in true Payne & Gunter style, the food was quintessentially British with seasonal produce featuring in innovative and delicious courses.The main course had a Ghanaian influence to reflect the heritage of this year’s BRITs trophy designer, Sir David Adjaye.


Whether guests selected the meat option of poached buttermilk free range chicken breast, Ghanaian spiced chicken dumplings, carrot, cabbage and onion slaw, British quinoa porridge, chicken jus and crumb; or the vegan-friendly vegetarian option of Ghanaian spiced cauliflower steak, veggie dumplings, carrot, cabbage and onion slaw, and quinoa porridge; they were greeted with a melodic combination of Ghanian flavours and British produce.

We used our knowledge of menu design to be as mindful as possible when delivering The BRITs dinner, minimising food waste wherever possible by making use of every element of an ingredient, whether that’s carrot peelings to make our jus, or frying our cauliflower leaves to create a tasty garnish.

And it wasn’t just our menu that was a hit on the evening, our Lead Chefs wore outfits worth talking about – with each chef jacket made from 22 plastic bottles and created using sustainable production methods.

Great Range: Music Variety & Venues

Abbey Road Studios eventsWe’re not just a one-hit wonder when it comes to gig catering, we work with an eclectic range of music venues and festivals across many different genres in different settings from alfresco dining to pop-up gourmet restaurants.

These include Opera festivals, summer series concerts, clubbing events, and music awards - on a local and global scale.

The historic and iconic venues Abbey Road Studios and Troxy, stylish art deco designed venues like Eventim Apollo, festival destinations such as Nevill Holt Opera, or modern venues suited for massive concerts like the O2, are all event venues where Payne & Gunter cater to suit and satisfy a range of gig-goers and guests.

Picnics & Pop-Ups: Class Act Catering 

Nevill HoltWhether classical or contemporary, the music, venue, food and hospitality all combine to provide a quality catering experience for all tastes and all types of packages.

Payne & Gunter provide quality catering for main on-site restaurants and provide private dining experiences for corporate hospitality. Gourmet dining in pop-up restaurants and private picnics for alfresco dining are also available for guests to enjoy whilst listening to their favourite band or musical performance.   

As part of their inaugural launch with Nevill Holt Opera this year Payne & Gunter will be providing a picnic hamper service this summer, which guests attending the opera can pre-order.

Such convenient classics cater to large crowds and allow event organisers to predict ad-hoc catering demands better where more casual dining options are suitable.

Whatever the theme or surroundings we have catering solutions that will be a hit with guests and ensure the event is top of the pots!

Make Beautiful Music Together: Get In Touch

If this is music to your ears, please get in touch with us to see if we can compose an event that tastes as good as it sounds.