It’s the season for parties and social gatherings. Families, friends and work colleagues gather together to celebrate the festive season and the coming to an end of yet another year. But private parties and social gatherings are not confined to the month of December. Who needs an excuse to organise and host a business luncheon, an intimate soiree, a cocktail evening with canapes, a formal dinner, or even a larger banquet?  

professional private caterers

If you’re a social bee with events to organise but would prefer to leave the responsibility of devising a menu and preparing food in the capable hands of a private caterer, you can find a caterer from the list below. All the private caterers we’ve listed are professional, and cater to clients across the London area.   

1. Con Gusto Catering 

Con Gusto specialises in ‘luxury catering’ and chef hire for private and corporate events. From sit-down dinners and business lunches to canapes for cocktail parties, Con Gusto can take care of the menu for you, wowing your guests and contributing to the success of your business or social function. Specialising in Asian and European cuisine as well as Sushi, they even have an event planner waiting in the wings should you want to hand the whole task over to your caterers.  

2. Capital Cooking London 

With emphasis on the importance of using seasonal ingredients sourced sustainably, Capital Cooking comprises a friendly bunch of caterers who work closely with their suppliers, whether it be their butcher or wine merchant. Passionate about food and the quality of the ingredients they use, Capital Cooking can deliver regardless if you’re hosting a corporate occasion or private gathering among friends. 

3. Aimee Hirsch

A graduate of the prestigious Ballymaloe Cookery School, Aimee is known for her elegant, refined dishes and seasonal menus. Borrowing from the French and English culinary traditions, Aimee will devise a menu which meets the wants and preferences of your guests, and is perfectly suited to preparing food for an intimate dinner party or business function. Whether you require canapes for a cocktail party, a personal chef, or catering for a private party or corporate event, Aimee’s catering service will delight your guests.  

4. Blue Strawberry and Table Talk Catering

Past collaborations with the likes of Angela Hartnett, Raymond Blanc and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall pay testimony to the talents of this cast of caterers. Blue Strawberry and Table Talk is a larger outfit, so will prove ideal for a larger event or function. From private dinners and parties to corporate receptions, these caterers aim to impress.  

5. Lucian’s Catering

Lucian’s Catering is a one-man personal chef’s service, creating spectacular seasonal dishes with ingredients sourced from London food markets. If you would like a private chef for an event, a cocktail party, a wedding reception, or even a cooking lesson, Lucian is the person to call on.  

Even the most indomitable, exemplary host may need a little help with the catering when throwing a social or corporate event, especially one with a larger number of guests. Hiring a professional – or team of professionals – to take care of the menu, preparation and serving of the food is the easiest way to guarantee the success of your event.