catering in Yeovil

Tonight we have been cooking up a storm catering in Yeovil, Somerset. Following on from our flambé video post I can show you our finalised dish using the flambéed whisky.

Catering in Yeovil

Frozen whisky vanilla cream with

raspberries and oats

catering in Yeovil frozen whisky cream with raspberries and honey whisky sauce and oat granola steve james personal chef caterer private chef somerset dorsetThe dessert is a frozen whisky vanilla cream with fresh raspberries. Then with crushed freeze dried raspberries. An oat granola then the flambéed whisky was to create a honey whisky orange sauce and finished with sprigs of mint. This is out take on cranachan as tonight is Burns night.

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We are a caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset. This includes Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovil. If you would like to know if we cover your area please get in touch and we would be happy to discuss this with you.

Buffet catering Dorchester

The other day we received this lovely thank you card for a surprise party that we did some Buffet catering Dorchester for Alison. Alison was joined by her friends and family to celebrate her Birthday. We were delighted to help cater a varied buffet of sweet and savoury dishes to suit everyone’s tastes. It is always lovely to get feedback from our clients and this followed the lovely review left by her daughter on our Facebook page as seen below or see the original on Facebook here:

Emma Boyall 

We had steve cater for my mum’s 50th birthday party Saturday afternoon. He came round a few hours before the party started and brought with him a whole variety of food. We gave him a few suggestions beforehand but most of it was his idea. Everyone was impressed with what choices were there.

He laid it all out with labels stating what each thing was and if it was suitable for vegetarians, he also prepared things like sandwiches at our house and everything else was also fresh. There were things there to meet everyone’s needs. The spread looked lovely and everyone complimented the food.

There was also plenty there even though we’re all big eaters and we had some left over! Definitely good for money! He also supplied paper plates and wooden cutlery so we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Steve himself was really nice and friendly and professional. Would recommend to anyone and would use him again!

Thank you card for Buffet catering Dorchester

Buffet catering Dorchester We loved the front of the card including the words Moochos Gracias. If you would like to book your own buffet catering then please get in contact with us by email at or via mobile 07909651557

We are also a personal chef and private chef service that covers Somerset and East Devon, Weymouth, Bridport. Yeovil and Puddletown, Poole, Bournemouth, Wimborne and many others.

Autumn Menu 2017

We have just released our Autumn Menu 2017. We have used great local seasonal produce to provide you with the best possible dishes.

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Autumn Menu 2017


Chicken, Fosseway fleece sheeps cheese, and Somerset cider chorizo in filo pastry

Spiced Kimbers lamb koftas With a tangy Indian herb chutney

Squash, sage and chestnut rolls

Liquorice bread Topped with crème fraiche, radish and hot smoked arctic char from Brown and Forrest

Butternut veloute With toasted pumpkin seed, crème fraiche and pumpkin seed oil



Capricorn Goats cheese, beetroot and pine nut tart with a rocket and parsley salad

Wild mushroom consommé With mushroom floss, sautéed mushroom, parsley and confit shallots

Roasted tomato soup With basil oil, onion cream, pesto, and rosemary brioche

Whole Lubborn Somerset camembert baked With candied walnuts, rosemary, garlic, toasts for dipping and rocket

Duck salad With orange, charred sweetcorn and watercress and hazelnuts



Hamish Pork belly with apple puree, braised red cabbage, cider sauce, dauphinoise potatoes

Ruby Red Devon Beef, Palmers 200 ale, stilton and mushroom pie With green beans and crushed new potatoes with an ale sauce

Moroccan braised Kimbers Somerset lamb neck with cumin roasted squash, coriander, hummus dukkah, cauliflower and a spiced lamb sauce

Moroccan cod, salmon and mussel stew with gremolata and garlic toasts

Spinach, squash and mushroom wellington with herby mash, sprouting broccoli and vegetarian gravy


Spiced pear tarte tatin With rosemary cream

Apple and mint mille feuille with an apple crisp, and a rosemary infused blackcurrant sauce

Vanilla panna cotta With blackberries, fresh figs and gingernut crumble

White chocolate mousse with bee pollen, sweet dukkah, clementine segments and caramelised white chocolate

local cheese board served with a homemade sweet chilli citrus jelly, homemade caramelised onion chutney, toasted pecans, seasonal fruit and ciabatta croutes

Petit Fours

Chocolate and hazelnut brownies

Blackberry marshmallows


Pistachio, white chocolate and almond nougat

Rosewater and raspberry meringue kisses

Price: Per person
3 courses £48

4 courses £54

5 courses £60

Please inform us of any dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances and we can adjust the menu to suit your needs

Autumn Menu 2017 butternut squash veloute, hen party catering with parsley crisp, oat creme fraiche and pumpkin seeds, Beer, Seaton

Dorset Seafood Festival 2017

This weekend we went to the Dorset Seafood Festival 2017. The town was absolutely packed and the festival gathered big crowds. We tried some amazing foods, beautiful drinks and glorious sunshine! It was great to see such great importance on sustainability including their sustainability awards and also featuring the fantastic Matthew Budden from Stanwell House Hotel who is very passionate about sustainability. I also got to watch demonstrations from the great Peter Gordon and one of my favourite food writers and chefs Gizzi Erskine who were incredible to watch.

Based on the Weymouth Harbour side you were spoilt for choice with delicious samples and fantastic street food from over 100 stalls. But you couldn’t expect anything less with amazing sponsors such as Pommery Champagne, Fisher & Paykel, Weird Fish, Badger Ales, Volvo Cars in Poole,  Seafish and Dream Cottages.

Their partner sponsors also include Dorset food and drink, Direct seafood, Reserve Seafood, Broil King, the Food and Travel Magazine and many more!




Final evening catering Lytes Cary Manor

Last night was our final evening catering Lytes Cary Manor. We have spent four days with Nancy and her family and friends as a personal chef for them. The menu for their last night needed to have a gluten free option and a cows milk free option also. The menu is below and pictures of some of the dishes.

Menu catering Lytes Cary Manor


Crab salad with lambs lettuce and parsley with a caper cream on the side

Asparagus, broad bean and rocket salad with lemon ricotta


Roast fore rib of beef with cauliflower puree and a pale ale sauce

Chicken breasts with pine nuts, watercress and a white wine herby sauce

Served with crushed herbed new potatoes, sprouting broccoli and roasted beetroot and red onion in balsamic


White chocolate domes filled with blackberry jelly, crème patissiere and almond and polenta cake sprinkled with freeze dried blackberry powder

meringue nests filled with passion fruit curd, crème patissiere and mango

Mini jars filled with blackberry jelly, set vanilla yoghurt and topped with a macadamia crumble

catering lytes cary manor crab salad catering lytes cary manor asparagus lemon riccota broad bean salad catering lytes cary manor white chocolate filled domes lytes cary catering blackberry jelly, set vanila yoghurt To book your on evening contact us 

Catering Somerton

Last night we had our third day over at Lytes Cary Manor, catering Somerton, for Nancy Lowe and her friends and family. We needed to create a menu that includes an option that is gluten free, cows milk free, a vegetarian option (can include fish).

The menu is below including pictures of some of the dishes;

Catering Somerton Menu


Smoked and pickled beetroot, goats cheese and rocket salad

Gin and tonic salmon with fennel, radish, finger and lemon


Duck breasts with mushrooms and a blackberry sauce

Whole roasted sea bass with lemon and capers

served with

Hasselback potatoes, asparagus and roasted squash in rosemary


Mango and passion fruit roulade

cherry, honeycomb, almond, dark chocolate parfait

catering somerton passionfruit mango roulade catering Somerton honeycomb almond cherry dark chocolate parfait somoked and pickled beetroot, goats cheese, rocket salad Catering Somerton gin and tonic cured salmon radish fennel ginger lemon mixed leaves Somerton caterer catering somerton hasselback potatoes whole roasted sea bass


Personal chef Somerton

On Sunday it was our second night as a personal chef Somerton. We were cooking at Lytes Cary Manor again for Nancy and her family. Again we had to ensure there was an option for gluten free, cows milk free, A vegetarian option which can include fish, and an to have an option that didn’t have an unpasteurised cheese. All of the dishes were served family style. The menu for the evening I below and pictures of some of the dishes following that.

The menu for the evening was as follows:-

Personal chef Somerton Menu


Roasted figs stuffed with blue cheese and rosemary drizzled with honey and served with rocket and air cured ham. (Quarter of these were served without blue cheese)

White bean, fennel and polenta salad with spinach and basil, served with a tomato and basil sauce.


Slow roasted lamb with mint sauce and gravy

Whole roasted Sea bream with a lemon, parsley and rapeseed dressing

All served with roasted potatoes, orange and rosemary roasted carrots, green beans served with a nutmeg butter.


Apple and blackberry crumble with a macadamia crumble. Stem ginger cream on the side.

Fruit salad with a mint, vanilla and lemon syrup on the side.

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polenta white bean and roasted fennel salad with spinach and basil served with a tomato and basil sauce personal chef Somerton

personal chef Somerton roasted sea bream   personal chef Somerton apple and blackberry crumble

Caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset. This includes Weymouth. Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis. Also Weston, Bridgewater, cheddar, crewkerne, Templecombe, Taunton. Wellington, Wincanton, Abbotsbury, Cerne Abbas, Portland, Shaftesbury. Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Swanage, Wareham and Yeovil.



Lytes Cary Manor


Lytes Cary Manor Personal chef pavlova with mixed berries berry sauce and vanilla cream

Yesterday Lunchtime we cooked our first meal at Lytes Cary Manor in Somerton as a personal chef for Nancy and her family. There we a few requirements for this meal. there needed to be some gluten free options and dairy free. There was also a rather large table to fill so we decided to serve everything family style on rustic boards and platters. We are there for four days over the next week but this is the menu we decided on four their first lunch with pictures underneath. We are looking forward to returning there tonight for their second meal.

Lytes Cary Manor Menu 1


Asparagus, parmesan, macadamia nut and spinach salad with a lemon and poppy seed dressing

Salmon and lemon mini fish cakes with rocket


Chicken breast with pine nut puree, spinach with pine nuts, tarragon and chicken sauce

Braised beef with roasted squash, kale and mushrooms with sage and a red wine sauce

Served with dauphinoise potatoes, one normal one made with goats milk


Pavolva with berries and a berry sauce one with a vanilla cream the other with a vanilla oat crème fraiche

Flourless chocolate pear cake with crème fraiche or oat cream

If you would like to book us for your own holiday catering then please contact us Contact UsLytes Cary Manor Flourless chocolate and pear cake Lytes Cary Manor asparagus macadamia nut, spinach and parmesan salad with lemon poppyseed dressing braised beef brisket with kale squash sage and mushrooms Lytes Cary Manor

Summer Menu 2017

Today we have released our Summer Menu 2017 on our Menu page. We have great local seasonal produce being displayed throughout our menu.

Summer Menu 2017


Spicy gazpacho
Watermelon with crab mayonnaise and basil
Duck, beetroot, grapefruit, parsley


Salmon and cheddar tart

with a rocket and coriander salad


pea, basil, lemon and olive oil

Picnic on a plate

goats cheese and bacon tartlet with tomato jam, hot smoked salmon with a lemon and dill cream, cheddar quiche with red onion relish



with beetroot, horseradish, watercress and apple

Griddled pork belly

with fennel, pea, spring onion and parsley salsa

Lemon garlic and parsley spatchcock chicken

with a pancetta, summer vegetable and new potato salad


with pancetta, fennel and white wine, parsley with garlic croutes

Layered roast summer courgette, tomato and aubergine tart

with lambs lettuce and pea salad


Rum and vanilla caramelised pineapple
with a bee pollen, basil, coriander, mint and pistachio pesto and mascarpone cream
Lemon meringue pie
with basil syrup
Vanilla panna cotta

with summer berries

Mini pavlova

with sea buckthorn curd and fresh fruit

Strawberry jelly

with lime curd, elderflower sauce, crème fraiche and berries

Petit Fours

Mini Raspberry pie
Passionfruit mousse
with watermelon salsa
Raspberry and white chocolate marshmallow
Cardamom, orange and honey macerated strawberries
Price: Per person
3 courses £48 
4 courses £54 
5 courses £60 
Please inform us of any dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances and we can adjust the menu to suit your needs

We are a caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Abbas Combe. Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovil. If you would like to know if we cover your area please get in touch and we would be happy to discuss this with you.

Caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset. This includes  Bridgewater, cheddar, Yeovilton crewkerne, Templecombe, Taunton. Wellington, Wincanton, Abbotsbury, Cerne Abbas, Portland, Shaftesbury. Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Swanage, Wareham

Weymouth hen party

On Saturday evening we hosted a dinner party for a Weymouth hen party. This was located right on the esplanade with a beautiful ocean view. Hattie and was organising a special meal for the bride to be and contacted us a little while ago to put together a menu for this evening. After discussing requirements and looking through our menus we came down to final choices. We decided on a three course meal to suit the 13 of them. The Menu was as follows:-


Weymouth hen party Menu


Goats cheese custard and beetroot

Pickled beetroot, beetroot parcels filled with smoked goats cheese custard. roast hazelnuts, hazelnut crumb. goats cheese custard. goats cheese. lemon and rapeseed oil dressed rocket and beet leaves


Beef cheek

24 hour braised beef cheek with cauliflower purée, crispy potato slices. asparagus. sprouting broccoli and a pale ale sauce


Pomegranate and vanilla cheesecake

Pomegranate and vanilla cheesecake with a biscuit and honeycomb crumb with edible gold leaf.

Beetroot and goats cheese Weymouth hen party

Weymouth hen party 24 hour braised beef cheek cauliflower puree asparagus broccoli and pale ale sauce Weymouth hen party pomegranate and vanilla cheesecake with honeycombe and biscuit crumb

Caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset. This includes Weymouth. Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis. Also Weston, Bridgewater, cheddar, crewkerne, Templecombe, Taunton. Wellington, Wincanton, Abbotsbury, Cerne Abbas, Portland, Shaftesbury. Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Swanage, Wareham and Yeovil.

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