Hire an Independent Caterer for your event
Starting at £30 per person
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Dietary needs / Allergies
Work with your chef to co-create a menu that fully takes care of all your guests’ special needs, within your budget
Your payment is only released to the chef by our platform, after they have satisfactorily catered to your event
Grocery shopping to clean up
Your chef will take care of the grocery shopping based on the finalised menu, and will be responsible for the clean up after
Cancellations and Refunds
You can cancel and receive a full refund up till 7 days before. Your payment is protected until after the event
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Our Top FAQs
What equipment do I need to provide?
Our chefs usually use the equipment (pots, pans, oven, stone etc), and serve ware (glasses, plates, serving platters, etc) in the customers homes. If you are low on equipment or need the chef to provide this, please add this into your request (this will cost extra). Once booked in, you can directly message or call your chef to confirm on the exact equipment required. In case of BBQ equipment, we suggest hiring from AllensHire as the best option as they deliver within 48 hours and offer both charcoal and gas BBQs.
What is the minimum spend?
The minimum spend is £196.
What happens once I book?
Once you have placed your order, you will receive a booking confirmation e-mail containing further details pertaining to your event and you can also chat with the chef via your account. You can always edit guest number or dishes post booking. You will receive the menus and place cards via post. On the day of your event, the chef will arrive with the ingredients to cook a delicious meal for you while you relax with your friends.
I want to see some example menus
Click on the Explore Menus button to see ready-to-book Menus and their price quotes in your cuisine of choice. Menus are also available on Chef profile pages.
Can I create a personalised menu?
Yes, you can suggest any dishes you’d like to your chef and work with them to co-create a menu that takes care of all your guests’ preferences as well as dietary restrictions.
Can I book waiters?
Yes, there is an option to book extra wait staff by asking your chef.
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Hire Independent Caterers
Are you planning some event like a wedding or birthday party, reunion or corporate event? You’ll need catering. Catering is a great way to make your event a success. Whether it’s a birthday party, wedding or corporate event, a caterer can make it all the more special. But what if you don’t want to hire a traditional catering company? That’s where independent caterers come in.
If you’re expecting a large enough crowd, you may consider renting a venue such as a hotel, and if you do, you may also be thinking about using the hotel’s in-house catering facilities. A better option might be to hire an independent caterer near you in the UK.
What Are Independent Caterers?
Independent caterers are professional chefs who can help you put meals together for any events you might be hosting. They offer catering services without being affiliated with a particular restaurant or venue.
An independent caterer may offer services out of their own kitchen space, or they may agree to work out of client locations, preparing food on-site. Independent caterers are a popular choice for people looking to arrange catering for events like weddings, anniversaries and corporate events.
Unlike traditional catering companies, since independent caterers are often solo chefs or a small team of temporary staff, it’s easier to negotiate with them, and this makes them generally more affordable.
Independent caterers typically also provide personalised services and tend to get much more involved in the planning process, whereas traditional caterers may focus more on the execution.
Another reason why you might want to try using an independent caterer is the fact that it will be much easier for them to adjust to any unique dietary restrictions or needs that you might have.
What to Expect from an Independent Caterer
Apart from offering dedicated culinary services, here are some other things you can expect when you hire an independent caterer:
- Custom menu options: Since they work with you on a one-to-one basis, you can expect an independent caterer to create custom menu options to match your tastes and dietary requirements.
- A personal touch: Independent caterers often work closely with their clients to understand their vision for the event and help bring it to life. They can provide a more personalised experience, which can help make the event feel special and unique.
- Taking care of the details: Independent caterers won’t only take care of the cooking. They can take care of everything from shopping for ingredients to cleaning up afterwards, depending on the terms you agree on.
How Much Do Independent Caterers Cost?
Independent caterers in the UK offer their services at different prices. Generally, however, you should expect figures to range between £15 per head at the lower end and £200 per head at the higher end.
Independent caterers are usually able to offer more affordable pricing when they work from a client location since they will not have to worry about any overhead costs. Add if you’re arranging catering for a larger group, you might be able to negotiate a discount.
Since pricing varies from one caterer to another, it would be smart to compare different caterers before you decide on the one you want to go with. The best way to do this is by signing up on yhangry.
Getting Started with yhangry
Yhangry is the UK’s largest directory of independent caterers, and you’re sure to find one that matches your needs and budget in your area or one near you. Independent caterers on yhangry are experienced professionals whose expertise cuts across different cuisines.
Once you’ve signed up on yhangry, you can get started by finding independent caterers you’d like to work with and sending them a request for a quote. And if you’re pressed for time, you can simply let us know what your needs are, and we’ll help by matching you with independent caters who’ll suit your needs and budget.