Here at Catering Yorkshire we combine proper Yorkshire values with exceptional service and delicious food. We’re down to earth, friendly, and incredibly proud of what we do. We’re a family run business and our passion is in the attention to detail, care and consistency of our service.
Martin Kilbride brings over 25 years of experience of high quality food service to the job of running Catering Yorkshire. Martin began his career in the Royal Air Force before holding the position of Head Chef at prominent restaurants such as Village Hotels, Malmaison Leeds, Rudding Park Hotel and Cedar Court in Bradford.
Martin knows how to mix, create and perfect the dishes that make our clients’ events complete, using fresh ingredients and seasonal specialities to enhance their flavour. He knows what high quality and delicious food looks and tastes like, and that’s what he loves delivering for his customers. Martin established Catering Yorkshire in 2008 and runs it with his wife Laura, who provides all the administration and marketing.
Martin was born and bred in Yorkshire. His philosophy is to provide fresh meals using locally sourced Yorkshire meats and vegetables. There are few things Martin loves more than a morning at the market, sourcing fresh produce that he knows is going to taste great after he and his trusted team has worked their magic on it. We love using proper butchers and local farms for our supply.
Catering Yorkshire is proud to bring fresh ingredients from the field to your fork. Everything we source is fresh and we cook it to order.
We’re also passionate about presentation, and you won’t find us using plastic. We love serving food on wooden boards and slate and we’ll never charge you for the crockery. We like to provide a fine-dining and luxury experience that looks as good as it tastes.
We’ve managed to build a brilliant reputation throughout Leeds and Yorkshire for excellent catering services and delicious food. We haven’t just created bespoke menus for themed weddings, extravagant parties and events. We’ve also done catering for Royal visits, the Great Yorkshire Show, and some of our high profile clients include the BBC, Channel 4, Burberry, Wentworth Woodhouse, the NHS, ITV and NFU.
‘We have used Catering Yorkshire across many of our events from conferencing, private views and high profile exhibition launches and have always found their food and level of service exemplary. The staff are smart and polite and the events have always run like clockwork. I would highly recommend Catering Yorkshire to anyone in the events and wedding industry.’
People know us for our fresh food and unique menus that can’t help but make your mouth water. With elegant and professional presentation, friendly, hard-working staff and wonderful food, we’ll help to enhance your event.
We provide catering services for all types of events from small meetings, breakfast seminars, corporate lunches, themed events, banqueting dinners, weddings and Christmas parties, as well as more relaxed events requiring a buffet menu, canapés or bowled food through to a fine dining experience. Our menus and pricing are available - get in touch to find out more.
Our corporate catering service works inside your budget to deliver creative, quality and delicious food options. We deliver in temperature-controlled vehicles and our staff are available when you need them. Crockery, cutlery, napkins and delivery all come as standard and the entire Catering Yorkshire team have been trained in corporate hospitality. We provide exceptional consistency across all our events.
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. Here at Catering Yorkshire we have a passion for delivering wedding catering that helps make your special day even more unique, personal and memorable! We love working alongside clients in order to help fulfill all their dreams for their wedding day.
Once you’ve booked with Catering Yorkshire we’ll meet with you regularly to choose the perfect menu for your day. We’ll invite you and your fiance to try a selection of stunning food samples beforehand - at no extra cost!
All the food is made to order, which means that we can tweak things to give you an entirely bespoke and unique menu for the big day. We also offer evening catering for the reception and can even provide a fully- licensed and staffed bar.
‘Thank you so much for all your hard work on Saturday. The food was absolutely amazing, and we had endless compliments about it on the day, and have had ever since (about everything - canapés, wedding breakfast, and evening food). We genuinely don’t know how you did it all. Equally, thanks for managing to serve all our thirsty guests through the evening.
Once again we can’t thank you and your team enough for bringing the day together - everyone had the most amazing time.’
Our managers are very skilled and have a vast amount of experience managing the catering for weddings around Yorkshire. They’ll look after you and make sure that everything runs smoothly, so you can relax and enjoy the occasion!
Catering Yorkshire only ever take on the catering of one wedding per day. It’s important to us that our team can give your wedding day the attention it deserves. We love nothing more than to see happy customers enjoying their big day, knowing that we helped the day be a special one!
We’re based in Leeds, but we provide delicious food and excellent wedding catering services throughout Yorkshire. We always go the extra mile to deliver a superior service. We’re proud, friendly and down to earth, bringing a touch of Yorkshire values to your wedding day.
Organising a funeral is a difficult thing to do. It’s an emotional time, and the last thing you want is to be worrying about the catering. We provide funeral and memoriam catering with excellent food, elegant presentation and approachable staff. Catering Yorkshire will be on hand with our friendly and considerate team to look after you on your difficult day.
Tea and coffee is served with ‘limitless supply’, and we also provide wine and soft drinks. Our buffets are tastefully presented and we refuse to use plastics. We use vintage crockery, wicker baskets and wooden boards to display our food. We hope to provide a quality service and give you one less thing to worry about.
‘Martin, Sue and the team were fantastic. From first meeting right through to the end of the day nothing was too much trouble and the food and service was top notch. Highly recommend them for any event.’
Our passion for excellent catering services and delicious food goes beyond providing the service directly ourselves. That’s why we work in close partnership with our sister company Catering Yorkshire Corporate to offer expert catering consultancy. We offer a free initial consultation to look at your needs and requirements. From there, we’ll advise you on such things as equipment hire, suppliers, pricing, staffing and health and safety.
We frequently work in this capacity with several clients around the Leeds and Yorkshire area. We have helped run the catering side of Stockeld Park for 8 years, and our other clients include the Leeds City College of Music and Help the Aged cafe in Leeds. It’s great to see local businesses grow, and we love helping to make it happen!
‘I’ve worked with Catering Yorkshire for the past two and a half years and the quality of catering has been consistently outstanding.
Each member of the team is professional, friendly and deliver service with a smile. I would highly recommend working with Catering Yorkshire.’
Yorkshire is a beautiful county with some of the most breathtaking outdoor sights in the country. From the Yorkshire Dales to the North Yorkshire Moors, there’s plenty to appreciate about the Yorkshire outdoors. Everyone in Yorkshire knows that it’s worth getting out into the fresh air when the weather’s good!
Outside catering is something we do a lot - most days, in fact. We’ve catered for a variety of different outdoor events, including royal visits, fine dining experiences, weddings, black tie balls and more. We cater for events of varying sizes, from large to small. We can cater from church halls, tipis, fields, factories, old barns, town halls and similar venues.
When you hire us to cater for your outside event, we’ll do a site visit and get a measure of the space we have to work with. This allows us to plan what equipment we’ll need, plan a layout, and get ready for things to run smoothly and efficiently on the day. We’re able to bring a fully operational kitchen on site.
We’ve catered for a lot of big outdoors events such as: Lord Mayor dinners, Royal fine dining, Channel 4 launch in Leeds, Bank of England breakfast club and many more. We also love catering for smaller and more relaxed events like afternoon teas and buffets. We always work with clients to design a bespoke menu when there’s a particular theme for the event.
When you hold an event in the outdoors, there’s always going to be an element of unpredictability involved. You can’t control the weather, and most of the time you can’t predict it either! Luckily, we’ve been catering and organising for outdoor events for years, which means that we always come prepared with everything we need for the day.
Our staff have a lot of experience working outside. We’ve had to work in the pouring rain plenty of times before, but we always remain professional, look smart and give your event all of our effort. Nothing surprises us, and we’re always ready to provide the best possible service on the day of your event.
All our catering includes crockery, napkins and cutlery, and we’ll deliver these ourselves. We use temperature controlled vehicles and ensure that our staff are always available when you need them. The entire team has been trained in corporate hospitality, so you can trust them to be professional and friendly throughout.
If you’ve got an allergy or other dietary need, there’s a good chance you’ve struggled with catering menus before. Perhaps you’ve been to a wedding or a corporate meeting where there wasn’t any suitable food for you to eat. Even if there was, you might worry about whether your food was kept separate from other foods during preparation.
Here at Catering Yorkshire, we appreciate the importance of keeping certain foods away from one another due to allergies and dietary requirements. Our team are incredibly vigilant when preparing a menu that no cross-contamination happens and that our food is kept safe for those with allergies.
We’re able to cater for you, whatever your needs. We can go meat free, wheat free, gluten free, raw food free, vegan, lactose free and anything else. Our kitchen team work exceptionally hard when designing, tasting and testing menus. They’re always looking for alternative ways to make the food so that as many people as possible can try our delicious meals!
We’re able to do this because of the fact that we source and cook to order all our food ourselves. We make all of our sauces, desserts and buffets from scratch in our own local kitchen, and we can adapt these menus to suit customers with different dietary needs.
We have excellent relationships with a host of local suppliers that we know to be socially and environmentally conscious. This is how we know and trust that all of the food we use comes from a good place. We source locally farmed fresh produce so that we can put only the very best ingredients into your menu.
If you’re planning an event and you know that you’ll have guests with special dietary needs or allergies, please get in touch with any questions you may have about our menus!
Have you got an event coming up? Do you need catering that you can rely on to serve delicious food with beautiful presentation, delivered by a team of friendly and helpful staff? Please get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you create the perfect menu and deliver your guests an event they won’t forget!