Posts from the “CATERING” Category

We’re Catering Mother Kelly’s

Posted on July 27, 2016

I like places with a lot of beer, I find it reassuring. If there’s a menu on my table, even better. I can choose poisons at my leisure, structure my decline and have prepared lines before I leave my seat, when the ship is steady. Mother Kelly’s is somewhere I feel comfortable, so comfortable I forget to go home for dinner. I’m aware there are people with similar problems, dealing with the daily issues of just having to know what that quince sour tastes like and unable to truly round off an evening without some deadly imperial darkness. Drinking can be hazardous but there are ways to navigate through the pitfalls of a pissed life. Eating isn’t cheating, it’s part of the adventure. We’ve…

We Eat At Hackney Drinks Market

Posted on April 22, 2015

  We’ve fed the boozehounds of IMBC, brought beef to Redchurch and catered down the Bottle Shop, but now we’re taking our jars down the road to a carpark – for the first Hackney Drinks Market. The market at Hackney Downs Studios promises the best in local beer, gin and soft drinks, with all of the gaps plugged in between.   We’ll be bringing our usual unusual array of snacks, from our signature spiced pumpkin seed clusters to pickles from Vadasz Deli. All being well there should be things to satisfy all palettes and compliment the fine array of drink on show.   We’re looking forward to trying out some new snacks and continuing to share the good work of the artisan producers we work with. More…

Beer Snacks At Indy Man Beer Con

Posted on December 8, 2014

  Photography By Jody Hartley   Ever since my first bag of dry roasted KP nuts I’ve loved bar snacks; I wasn’t drinking then though, I was just a fat child. Life got infinitely fancier when I was introduced to the Wigan Buffet: a splayed bag of crisps with nuts poured on top. Playing with the combinations brings minutes of fun to any pub session, especially in this time of strange, crunchy, over-processed foods. It has, however, long bothered me that bar snacks are generally awful. With the use of artificial flavourings and more salt than the Dead Sea, pub snacks generally overwhelm rather than compliment a beer. Of course, everything goes with cold lager or helps remove the taste of farty ale but…

Making Lunch For Frisbee Pros

Posted on November 14, 2014

  It’s been a long summer of surging about the country in Transits, catering in fields, getting weird and sleeping rough. As autumn crept in, Simon Luard (of Luardos fame) had another gig for me that saw us heading back to the West Country and back into the festival spirit. We were going to Dorset, to make lunch for disc golfers. I knew very little of the sport, other than it was long-distance Frisbee and that Simon had a long history in the game. Penelope Mercer, my favourite florist, was in the Transit with us and unreasonably excited about seeing some golf. We left London at 6:30am with our first destination being Yeovil Booker. Booze, Snickers and other essentials were bundled into the van…

Chef At East London Film Festival

Posted on June 16, 2014

The first stop of the day is at Clapton Craft, to stock up on beer to enable us to tackle any situation. London is starting to can its beer into conveniently sized cans and now we can be conveniently askew anytime, anywhere. Today our whistles must remain wet for a journey into the strange lands of Stratford, to take in a screening of Jon Favreau’s Chef. Cookery has been on a strange journey over the past decade or whatever, with weird TV shows full of arseholes all over the telly and social time being popularly spent chomping down high-end poverty food in carparks all over London. Now, Hollywood is bringing catering to the big screen, with the first food film I’ve wanted to see…

Catering Redchurch

Posted on June 10, 2014

A few weeks ago we went all-in to organise a piss-up in a brewery. Our man Charlie Whatley was on site to capture the evening and the twisted faces caused by strong drink and a gnarly film. As we catered in the alleyway outside Redchurch Brewery, the MC for the evening Teef got things underway. The film was a fan remake of the 1987 classic Robocop. The movie side of things was handled by Liam Achaibou, of Brain Wash. Liam was also on hand to cater the posters and the night’s menu. The catering team for the day was the best we could get hold of. We managed to drag Edd away from Essex to bring some calm and professionalism the gazebo. Me and…

Catering Mother Kelly’s

Posted on May 28, 2014

This Sunday, we’re going to be catering at our favourite new bar, Mother Kelly’s. Nestled in an archway on Paradise Row, Bethnal Green, Mother Kelly’s is a bottle shop and tap room with plenty of indoor and outdoor drinking space. Siren brewery are taking over the taps for the weekend so there’ll be an abundance of mad booze and beer snacks to match. Our initial idea was to make a street food Sunday roast but we’d recently come up with a bunch of bar snacks that suited the tap takeover perfectly. Think of this menu as the most laid back roast you’ve ever had. Braised beef, roast pork, tasty batter and roast root vegetables will all be making an appearance, just as individual accompaniments…