Over recent years there has been a rise in the demand for locally sourced produce and goods. It’s fantastic that people are becoming more and more conscious about where their food comes from and how it affects the environment around them. Here at Catering Yorkshire, we’re proud to say that we’ve been using locally-sourced Yorkshire goods and produce for years now – ever since Martin established the business in 2008. 

Martin was born and bred in Yorkshire, so it’s in his nature to make the most of the amazing Yorkshire farming to source fresh veg and meat. In fact, there’s not a lot that Martin and the team enjoy more than spending time at the markets searching for gorgeous and fresh Yorkshire food! But what exactly is it that we think so great about using local produce? Let’s take a look. 

Fresh And Delicious!

Nothing is better than fresh! The fact is that locally-sourced ingredients are always going to be fresher. Basically, they just have less distance to travel between the field to your fork. Imported produce has to be preserved while being transported by plane, train or ship. Local produce can reach the kitchen in a much shorter space of time and doesn’t need as much preservation. 

This has an impact on the flavour of the foods, but we also love the fact that local produce reaches your plate looking fresh, vibrant and colourful! Here at Catering Yorkshire, we’re all about providing the full package – we want our food to look almost as good as it tastes! 

Environmentally-Friendly

Promoting the use of locally-grown food is also important to the team at Catering Yorkshire because we know that it’s kinder to the environment. There are a few different reasons for this, including the fact that it promotes accountability for more sustainable food. When you eat local you understand better where it came from and who produced it. This gives local farmers great encouragement to move towards better, more organic practices. 

It’s also true that local food uses less energy for harvesting and fewer chemicals are often used on crops as a result of better accountability. As we said above, food from local farms also travels a much smaller distance, reducing the food miles and fuel consumption involved in bringing you a delicious meal. 

It Supports The Local Community

Want to keep more money in your local community? Well, the use of local food certainly helps this. When you make a decision to spend your hard-earned money on food from local growers, you’re feeding back into your own community. Local farmers also keep more profit because they don’t need to spend as much on transportation or distribution. Using local and organic food helps local farms and businesses thrive! 

Of course, the more business smaller local farms get, the more jobs there are available as well. By paying back into your community by choosing local produce, you may very well be helping to provide more local jobs as well. Sustainable food and sustainable employment – what could be better? 

Get In Touch With Us

Are you interested in securing organic, locally-sourced and delicious food for your next event? Please get in touch with us today. Here at Catering Yorkshire, we pride ourselves on working with local Yorkshire suppliers and farmers to put fresh and tasty food on your plates. When you choose us for your catering services, we’ll bring fresh ingredients from the field to your fork!

If you’re holding a buffet, conference or gala corporate event, then you already know how important the food is going to be to impressing your attendees. When you’re inviting clients and partners to an event, you want them to leave impressed and with good things to say about your organisation. A corporate event is a chance to not just impress your guests, but to also spread great word of mouth, earning you business and increasing your brand awareness. 

Treating your high-class corporate guests to a good time, whether it be a working lunch, a gala, conference, or other corporate events, delivering delicious and nutritious food that they’ll remember is no easy task. This is where we think that corporate catering comes in. Here at Catering Yorkshire, we’ve provided corporate catering in Leeds and the surrounding area for years now, and we’ve seen many events be elevated by high-quality catering and the amazing reaction it gets from attendees. 

In fact, corporate caterers will help with the planning and menu, preparing for the entire process from food preparation all the way to clearing everything up at the end. Hiring professional corporate caterers gives you one less thing to worry about when planning an event because you know your food is in good hands. Here are some of the reasons that we think caterers make a difference to your corporate event. 

Professionalism that shows

If you’ve got a professional and quality catering company present during your event, it’s going to look impressive to everyone who’s there. If you’re hosting a corporate event then you’re wanting to impress your clients and partners – looking professional is a great way of achieving this. 

We think that the presence of a catering company and great food is a brilliant way of showing your attendees that you don’t take half-measures and you’re willing to go the extra mile to do things properly. 

When you choose Catering Yorkshire for your corporate catering in Leeds and the surrounding area, you’ll benefit from a catering team that is fully hospitality-trained. We deliver food that not only tastes great but looks amazing too. We’ll put on a spread that your guests will remember. 

Save yourself time and stress

The more tasks you’re able to delegate to your caterer, the fewer you’re going to have to worry about yourself. All the small details like planning and delivering a menu, arranging tables and cutlery, and clearing the space up afterwards are all handled by corporate caterers. There’s a lot to think about when you’re planning an event, and stress can run high. Why wouldn’t you want to put a good chunk of those small tasks into hands you can trust? 

A more flexible menu

Professional caterers have a lot of experience catering for different special dietary requirements. If you’re trying to plan and organise a menu yourself, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the chances are very high that you’ll be hosting a guest who has particular needs and who can’t eat certain foods. 

When it comes to planning and delivering a comprehensive menu that covers any need for Halal, Kosher, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, allergen-free, and other specific options, a professional caterer will be able to provide what you need. Not fulfilling a guest’s dietary restrictions can really put a dampener on your event. 

Get In Touch

Do you want professional and trusted catering for your corporate event? You’ve come to the right place! Please get in touch with us here at Catering Yorkshire to discover how we can help you make the most of your event with amazing food and presentation. 

If you’re running a business, then we know that you’re always looking for ways to boost productivity, build your team’s morale and intimacy, and encourage your staff to talk and work together. Here at Catering Yorkshire, we think that throwing a staff lunch is a brilliant way of bringing your team together, giving them something to look forward to, and encouraging your staff to get to know each other on a more personal level.

Lunch is one of the most important parts of the working day. It gives people a chance to get away from their desk, get some fresh air, and talk to people in a more relaxed environment. We provide corporate catering in Leeds and the surrounding areas, and we’ve catered for a lot of staff lunches over the years. These events are always a great success and help to bring a team together. Here are some of the reasons that we think it’s a great idea to hold staff lunches!

It’s great for team building and morale

Things can move incredibly fast in a business environment. Most work-places are high-pressure and high-intensity areas, making it difficult to find the time to bond with your staff and with each other. Creating a time and place where everyone is encouraged to relax together without the professional constraints of the daily grind is incredibly valuable. 

Maybe even go a step further and ban work talk at the lunch. A staff lunch can make sure that people are talking, socialising, and getting to know each other without worrying about work. Plus, with excellent corporate catering services and professional food on offer, people are going to have a great time, helping to raise morale for the days and weeks ahead! 

It helps your staff collaborate and communicate

There’s a lot to suggest that teams who eat together work better together. Sharing a meal is still an intimate activity and helps to improve personal bonding. Eating boost relationships and helps your team get to know each other on a more personal level – talking about their interests and hobbies rather than work gets people socialising. That kind of intimacy will become reflected in the work they do together. 

Surveys show that getting your team away from their desks for some face to face time improves the way in which they communicate and collaborate when it comes to the work they do. The better your team understands one another personally, the more effective they are going to be at functioning as a unit. 

It gives a boost to productivity

Everyone needs a break from their work. That’s why lunch is so important, and by throwing a staff lunch with professional corporate catering, you can make the absolute most of this time for your business. We’ve all seen people eating their food at their desks, even though we know this isn’t healthy. Overworking leads to burnout, which doesn’t help anyone. 

You want to create a positive work culture around your business. The happier people are at work, the better their work is going to be. By boosting team bonding and morale and treating your employees with appreciation, they’re going to go back to work feeling good about their employer! 

Get In Touch

Are you interested in treating your personnel to a high-quality staff lunch? Here at Catering Yorkshire, we provide professional corporate catering in Leeds and the surrounding area. Just get in touch with us today to discover how we can help you make the absolute most out of lunchtime with your staff! 

Why Is Corporate Catering Important?

Are you planning on holding a corporate event? Business events used to be stuffy, boring affairs. These days, there’s a bit more to them than that. When people agree to attend a conference, networking event or other corporate event, they expect a bit of a more lavish experience. From the setting and the presentation, to the food and drink, everything has to have a bit of time and care taken over it. 

We think that corporate catering is a fantastic way to ensure that your event goes down a treat. Conferences and other business events can be long, all-day affairs – if your food and drink is of a poor quality, people are going to become frustrated and unhappy. Here at Catering Yorkshire, we’ve got a lot of experience in delivering corporate catering that keep attendees engaged, satisfied and delighted. 

You’re trying to get people to communicate, cooperate and coordinate. If people are going to be doing this for a long time they’re going to feel neglected if all they have to eat and drink are stale sarnies and weak coffee. This can lead to a lack of interest, loss of productivity and general discontent. 

Good food can go a long way to winning people over and giving them a good time. From office tea parties, to big private functions and conferences, business events can be massively improved by top quality corporate catering. 

Make A Good First Impression

When your company hosts a corporate event, you want all your attendees to leave thoroughly impressed and with a great impression of your company. By getting great corporate catering, you can help elevate your event, build a great atmosphere around your company, and impress potential clients and partners. 

By putting on a wonderful spread for your attendees to enjoy, you can help to elevate the experience and leave the best impression possible. Forget the standard muffins and cookies and hire a corporate caterer to deliver you tasty, nutritious and colourful food! 

Convenience And Time

Organising a corporate event can be stressful and time consuming. Why not hire professional caterers to take a weight off your shoulders and give you time to think about the other parts of your event? All the little details like menu planning, laying cutlery and the tables, and clearing up at the end are all handled by your catering company. 

By hiring corporate catering, you can get some peace of mind, knowing that your catering has been delegated to someone you can trust to do a professional job. This lets you focus elsewhere and make the most of your business event. You won’t have to do the shopping, prep, serving and cleaning – corporate catering takes all these off your hands. This means you have more time to make your event better, and spend more time networking and enjoying the event on the day. 

Add Some Variety

Your hired corporate catering are going to be fully trained professionals, all experienced in preparing, serving and presenting fantastic food. They can prepare you varied foods, catering to a variety of tastes and dietary requirements. Even if all you want is are high standard finger buffets, or an elegant and luxurious tasting menu for a wonderful lunch, professional corporate catering can help you deliver a variety of foods for a wide range of tastes. 

Perhaps your meeting has a certain theme that you’d like the food to adhere to? Or perhaps you’d like to serve food that’s representative of a particular culture or country? Corporate catering can take your requests and craft a professional menu tailored to your guests. If you have attendees who are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or have other special dietary requirements, they can be catered for. 

Get In Touch

Are you planning a conference, business lunch, gala, or any other corporate event? Here at Catering Yorkshire, we provide high quality catering here in Leeds and the surrounding Yorkshire area. Please get in touch with us today to discover how Catering Yorkshire can help transform and elevate your event with corporate catering to amaze your attendees. 

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