Here are Lavender Catering (formally known as Rocket Catering based in Surrey) we simply have a love of food, Presentation and Styling.
We are proud to say we are very conscious about our planet, so we are doing our very best to use sustainable re-usable products wherever possible. Our refuse is collected and recycled, our food waste is recycled back to make energy and none of it goes to landfill.
We specialise in outside catering & event management and our passion is all about creating, cooking and delivering beautiful food for all your occasions.
We are creators of mouth-watering and tempting menu’s for all your occasions and specialise in Buffets, private and corporate Lunches, Funerals, Celebrations, Wedding and Launches.
With fifteen years of event management background we are also not just about food. We can help you with your event from concept to completion – including finding the perfect venue, equipment rental, beautiful floral arrangements, all types of music, themed areas and staffing.
We are sticklers to attention and detail and whether we are providing a platter of sandwiches for a business lunch, a private dining affair or a sit down wedding buffet for 300 each we aim to create a long term relationship with all our clients.
Experienced Head Chef Melanie Williams has clocked a good few hundred hours of experience in various kitchens. As a specialised event chef, Locations include Chelsea Football Club, Lingfield Race Course and Reading FC, and just recently has acclaimed the position of Head Chef at The Royal Berkshire Polo Club.
When more chefs are needed for our bigger events we bring on board chefs with exceptional abilities and experience.
And the team all has one thing in common – and that is a passion to create beautiful, fresh, seasonal mouth-watering menus.
Our in-house team have a great art to plan and manage magical and memorable events. Before your celebration we can arrange and plan your event expectations so from the moment everyone arrives until the last guest has left, the event will run smoothly, on time and within budget.
We choose our teams very carefully and ensure that everyone is professional, they always smile, are wholly reliable, good time keepers and have oodles of passion whilst serving our beautiful food to all the guests making them feel special.
We are blessed to be able to work with some really amazing colleagues in the industry, and like us it is all about Vision, Beauty and the Wow factor. Our stylists are always on hand to help guide you every step of the way to make your day or event absolutely perfect in every way.
"We were very happy with the professional service offered by Melanie and her team during our handover. The food was outstanding and beautifully presented and the staff were smart and professional and always made sure our client and guests were looked after. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rocket Catering and will certainly be looking to use their services again in the future"
"A big thank you to Melanie and team for arranging a fantastic authentic early breakfast half way through our project. It was a particularly important day for us as Baroness Lawrence was visiting the project and we wanted to make sure she was looked after whilst she was on site. Rocket catering provided a fabulous Caribbean led breakfast including home made warm authentic Jamaican Patties and that Akee Salt fish was amazing! Thank you we will certainly be using your services again in the future'
"Thank you Melanie and your team, the food was beautiful and your skilled team exceeded my every expectation. The evening ran so smoothly so many thanks to you and the professional attitude of every person there. Well Done!
* Just a quick note to thank you all for making our special wedding celebrations the best ever. The hog roast was delicious and so tender. I thought it was going to be a very stressful day but as soon as you and your team appeared on site everything seemed to run so smoothly, no one went home hungry and you looked after our guests perfectly - THANKYOU 🙂
* My son absolutely loved the party and the food. Catering for a bunch of teenagers was going to be a challenge but you all managed to feed them well and keep the party running and the best bit of all was there was hardly anything to clear up afterwards so thank you again so much......
* Thank you so much our 'Golden Anniversary' was truly wonderful. You should be very proud you have a wonderful team and excellent company and I will have no hesitation to recommend your services to all our friends...
"The evening ran so smoothly thanks to you and the professional attitude of your team. It was such a treat to have our own private chef for the evening. And the best part of all was not to have to do any clearing up or washing up. We will certainly be recommending you to all my friends! You and your skilled team exceeded my every expectation. The food was not only delicious but so beautifully presented with such attention to detail and as you saw every plate came back empty!