Catering Services

We have three fantastic, very professional cooks available for you at both Dove House and Swallows.

All of our cooks are happy to discuss exactly what you want and put together a menu that suits your budget and expectations.

 



Catering Services

Kate Shepherd

Kate has lived and worked locally for many years. She has cooked for us since we first opened Dove House and we have had nothing but praise for her service and food.

Kate cooks for all ranges of occasion locally, and is responsible for the food when Prince Charles visits Poundbury!!

She can do simple ready prepared meals for when you return from a long day out and about, or a 'drop off' special occasion dinner. Cakes, puddings, nibbles with drinks, you name it..., however if you want on site catering/waitressing etc please use one of our other chefs listed below.   TEL: 01305 854245  email: [email protected]

"Kate Sheppard was a wonderful cook for our Golden Wedding Anniversary Dinner." 09/09

"40th Wedding Anniversary... Kate's food was superb." 09/09

"Everybody was very impressed... Kate Shepherd was a triumph..."

"Kate did all our evening meals as she does every year, wonderful..."

"Kate the caterer and Kate the beautician were both kept busy and provided a great service."

"...brilliant caterer in kate Shepherd..."  (July 2014)

"treated ourselves to two meals catering from Kate Shepherd which was delicious and felt like a real luxury!" Aug 2014

Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green has recently come on board to fill the gap left by our very popular Mike Crankshaw (who has sadly decided to have a  career change) along with Andrew James (below).  Rebecca is extremely popular locally and consequently very busy.

Rebecca provides excellent chefs who will come to the house and prepare and serve your selected menu.  Feedback has been excellent but she does require early booking during the more popular weeks, particularly for anything at the weekends. www.rebeccagreencatering.co.uk . She will supply everything required to leave minimal debris for the guests when her team depart. Tel: 01300348526

"we had a gala night and used Rebecca Green Catering who are excellent"..Jan 2014

Andrew James

Andrew James has kindly agreed to complete the team catering at Dove House. He, along with a highly qualified chef,  is also able to come in and cook on site for the many special meals and occassions that we know take place at Dove House, bringing any extra staff he may need.

If cooking on site he will, like Rebecca, generally bring everything with him and take it all away so there is minimal clearing up for the guests. Andrew has a very comprehensive website www.andrewjamescateringsolutions.co.uk with many testemonials from his other customers and we are looking forward to working with him.

Andrew concentrates on meeting all your criteria and uses fresh local produce wherever possible. 

"Andrew's celebration dinner on Saturday night was excellent - food was wonderful and his service was efficient and very attentive."  March 2014

"Andrew (and his team) gave us a superb celebratory meal" May 2014 

"Andrew James cooked a wonderful meal for us"  Nov 2014

 All of our cooks are happy to discuss exactly what you want for your varied group, and the price you want to pay and work with you to achieve your requirements. We did not want to offer a handful of set menus at set prices, so we feel very lucky to have them all on board.

Please remember that they are all very busy locally and cannot be guaranteed to be available at short notice. We highly recommend you talk to them early on even if it is just to book a date and the details are left until later.

We hope we have provided a good variety of budgets for you to work with and that one of the above will be able to help out with any catering requirements you have during your stay. 

COOK:  The Shop

There is a Cook Shop in dorchester if you just want a pre prepared meal while you are styaing. They will deliver free to Dove House for orders of £50 or more. THey have a great selection of foods and previous guests have spoken highly of htem.  http://www.cookfood.net/shops/Dorchester  Tel: 01305 756571

 

DORSET WINE SHOP:

The Dorset Wine Shop in nearby Poundbury stocks a fabulous selection of wines and will offer any advice needed if required. They will deliver free of charge to Dove House and Swallows and as long as given enough notice the order will be awaiting you on arrival. 

 



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