Contract Catering Birmingham

This week at Plum Buffets we’ve been extremely busy, providing buffet dining in Oxford and contract catering in Birmingham, with more events still to come. Recently, orders have been coming in left, right and centre – for all different types of events. As we are getting busier and busier. We advise all our customers to book well in advance to avoid disappointment!

Contract catering is something that has become increasingly popular with our customers. We offer our services to a wide variety of businesses and establishments, and they are beginning to realise the advantages of securing our services by entering into a contract with us. For example, we provide services for schools, also function venues such as village halls. Any reoccurring event is suited to contract catering – whether it occurs every week, every month, bi- or even tri-monthly. If you need great and reliable catering on a regular basis, then you need Plum Buffets!

One advantage of contract catering with Plum Buffets is reliability… if you have reoccurring events, then it can be a hassle organising caterers each and every time. With this option, you will never need to book again! We can put your dates in our calendar, and make sure we’re free for that day – you get special treatment, and we will always make sure your dates are reserved. As aforementioned, we are getting busier and busier and we can no longer guarantee our availability for bookings that are not made well in advance. Considering this, you, and your business, can really benefit from our contract catering programme if you need catering on a regular basis.

We don’t just provide our menus within our contract catering service, we can also provide staff, mobile deli units, and vending machines. The possibilities are endless! To give you an example, we often provide mobile deli units for builders as they work on-site. These units are a great way to provide our hot and tasty goods where it may be too difficult to cook them at the venue. They’re also great for large events such as school sports days or charity fundraisers. Our vending machines are top quality, and can be filled with snacks and treats chosen by you. We have a selection of healthy items, but can also provide those tasty treats which you or your employees may be pining for. Contact us to find out how we can help you today!

At Plum Buffets, we are a family run company with family values. We want to make sure all your events go off without a hitch, and if you enter into a contract with us then we are doubly committed to keeping you, and your employees or guests, happy. We use the freshest, locally sourced produce in our menus, as we want to both make our food taste great, and help the businesses around us prosper. If you have a business that could benefit from our contract catering services, in Birmingham or anywhere else in the midlands or around London, give us a call!

PLUM Catering in Leamington Spa

Plum buffets have provided catering in Leamington Spa for years now. We are always happy to travel to the town – although it doesn’t take us very long at all from our beloved home of Coventry. Leamington Spa is a town that is full of history and picturesque scenes, from grassy parks to ornate buildings. It is said that the Spa’s water was great for making bread and preserving meat, causing it to receive fame in the eighteenth century, but it was also used in the olden days in attempts to cure rabies! The inventor of the jet engine, Frank Whittle, learnt his trade and formulated the idea in Leamington. It was also the home of the first lawn tennis club in England in 1872 at the Manor House Hotel, which still stands today! The more you know…

The event we were catering in Leamington this week was a corporate affair. A business we have often provided services for was celebrating its 20th year in business – and we couldn’t have been happier to oblige them when they asked us to provide a fine dining feast for the big day! When ordering from our fine dining menu, we provide our client with an assortment of menus, all filled with gloriously exquisite dishes designed not only to impress, but to be delicious as well! Once our client has chosen two dishes from each course for their guests to choose from, we take it from there. This week, for the main courses, the choices were either a grilled fillet steak served in a creamy Roquefort sauce with chunky chips, or smoked haddock on a potato cake served with wilted spinach. Both meals went down a treat with the guests!

If you are looking for event catering and are thinking of taking advantage of our fine dining menu, then you’re a shrewd customer! Included in the price of the meals for the party, we give you your very own staff for 4 hours just to make sure that everything goes off without a hitch. All the staff are uniformed and trained in health & safety and hygiene. Delivery is also free of charge, within our catchment area of Midland and London regions.

Don’t miss out on our great buffet menus! We offer a range of buffet menus, as we know that every event is different: Hot fork buffets; cold fork buffets; party finger buffets; and jacket potato buffets! Each are tailored to give you the best bang for your buck. For example, we offer additional extras such as cheese boards, sushi platters and chocolate gateaux’s from as little as £1.50pp!

So, if you have an event that needs catering, you’ve found the right people. We are a family run company with family run values, and we want all your events to be the best they can be! Contact us here, or by telephone or email.


Plum Buffets Christmas Contract Catering

This Christmas period has seen Plum Buffets carry out many contract catering events all over the midlands. As we have written in previous blogs, we have been getting bookings left right and centre from our regular corporate clients for staff Christmas parties, and this past week has been one of the busiest we have had as a company to date.

Plum Buffets is the perfect company for any kind of contract catering. First and foremost, we have a variety of menus which covers a large spread of events, making it possible for nearly any company to make use of our services. We can cater for hot and cold buffets, canapés, fine dining, BBQ’s, and even hog roasts through our sister company Premier Hog Roast. All our food, regardless of the menu it’s on, is made with our customers in mind. This means that whether it’s a ham sandwich from our buffet range, or a pan seared duck breast from our fine dining range, it’s been made with great nutritious ingredients at an affordable price.

Another reason we are perfect for contract catering is the friendly and experienced staff that we hire. All the people who will be serving or delivering your food have a wealth of experience in the contract catering business, and are always ready to help with any query you or your guests may have. Not only this, but if you order from our fine dining menu, you get a uniformed chef and staff for 4 hours included within the initial price. It’s a Christmas miracle! Naturally, our chefs and staff are still available for hire regardless of the menu you require, but for the rest of our services there is a standard rate of £15.00 per hour. All our staff are used to using our own special equipment, or the equipment already installed at the venue of your choice – just one less thing you have to worry about!

Despite being based in Coventry, Warwickshire, as always, we’d like to remind our clients that we deliver our menus all over the midland and London regions. For most catering contracts, and all fine dining contracts, this service is completely free of charge! We don’t believe in making you pay through the nose for those additional extras that should come as standard. At Plum Buffets, we try and include as many services within the initial price as possible to protect your peace of mind… and your wallet!

So, whilst there may not be any time to book us for your works Christmas do, there is still time to consider us for any event you may have which requires a BBQ, hog roast, buffet or fine dining service. Here at Plum Buffets we’d like to thank all our customers over the past year, both new and returning, and we’d also like to welcome our future customers as well. Remember, no venue is too small and no event too large. Merry Christmas!

Corporate Catering Leicestershire

Corporate Catering in Leicestershire

It’s safe to say that Leicester has had a pretty amazing time this year, what with having won the premier league after being promoted from the championship just the year before. For those of you who are not football fans out there, that makes the tortoise beating the hare look like a walk in the park in comparison! But Leicestershire was treated to another spectacle this week as we delivered yet another beautiful corporate lunch for our clients. We may be biased, but we’re pretty sure the lunch went down even better than winning the title…

Our corporate and contract services are really being taken advantage of recently. And who can blame our clients, considering the service we provide? Take this week for example. The venue was a rugby club which already had its own kitchen and cooking equipment. Our staff quickly set up and got to work on the food – a delicious selection of freshly made sandwiches, carefully prepared wraps and other irresistible buffet food. We brought the food out and helped with the service to make sure everything went smoothly. Once all the food was eaten (and it always gets eaten!) we cleared the tables and made sure everything was just as we found it. When you choose Plum Buffets, you choose first-class!

Whether you need corporate or contract catering services, we are certain that we can provide you with a buffet that will be very hard to forget. We of course, have all the equipment and staff necessary to make the event go off without a hitch, but if your venue does happen to have kitchen equipment that is fine also. Whether you need a buffet for a one-off business lunch, or a contract for regular lunch refreshments, Plum Buffets is the right choice for you.

We have a variety of differently priced menus to cater for every event out there, from our budget lunch at £5.45 to our posh nosh extravaganza at £10.45. In addition to wraps and sandwiches we can also provide a wealth of tasty snacks such as crisps and cheese boards, and salad and pasta boxes. Don’t have 200 plates, dinner mats or sets of cutlery? Don’t despair! Our disposable plates and cutlery are included in all our prices. And if you’d prefer china crockery, this can also be arranged at an extremely affordable rate. Don’t have 200 friends to justify securing our services? Remain in a state of non-despair! Our minimum order is an extremely low £35, meaning groups as low as four and five can enjoy the benefits of a Plum Buffet.

We can’t promise you the indescribable feeling that Leicester fans experienced after winning the premier league against all the odds. What we can promise you is a first-class buffet without the first-class cost. Feel free to contact us via email or the ‘contact us’ section of the website.

Warwickshire Company Makes the Right Christmas Decision…

Whether we like it or not, we can’t deny the inevitable onslaught of Christmas. We find ourselves constantly bombarded by adverts intended to pull our heartstrings, or drowned out by the blaring of Christmas songs – not just on the radio, but by people who will kindly come to your house and interrupt your dinner, just so you can revel in the festive spirit from the comfort of your own home. Lovely. The last thing you need is a sub-par catering contract for that upcoming Christmas party.

Hark, can you hear it? No, it’s not the sound of sleigh bells jingling, it’s our corporate catering services here at Plum Buffet coming to the rescue, smashing aside the tacky decorations and awkward Xmas do small talk. No longer will Cheryl from accounting tell you for the 50th time about her son who’s “off to university, you know”, and never again will you wonder at what time it is socially acceptable to return home to your advent calendar in hopes of retrieving some of that quickly dwindling Christmas spirit. Providing you choose Plum Buffet for this year’s Xmas do, you and Cheryl will be astounded beyond all parameters of speech, rendering any awkward small talk topic simply impossible to be discussed.

The prompt for this blog came when we were carrying out a corporate catering contract in Warwick this week. Our clients were so impressed they immediately booked us up for their end of year festivities! Considering this, we thought it best to take to the web ASAP to give all our customers the chance of securing our services in the run up to Christmas.

We don’t know what it is about us that impresses our customers so much, because they often tell us it’s hard to decide on a clear winner! This was unanimously the exact reaction of our recent business clients in Warwick. Maybe it’s our minimum order, an extremely low £35, meaning no small business can despair and anyone can indeed have a very merry Christmas. Or maybe it’s our menu, which covers a wide range of delicious buffet food appropriate for a corporate contract such as sandwiches, rolls and wraps. Whether it’s the modest budget lunch service we offer from just £4.70 per head, or the posh nosh buffet masterpiece at £9.45, we are confident that we can make that Christmas do a whole lot less painful.

If you want to avoid that looming feeling of seeing your colleagues outside of work hours, distract yourself with the assurance that, providing you book quickly, we at Plum Buffet can make it a party to remember with our magnificent menu. Remember, we are more than happy to venture forth from our home county of Warwickshire to all regions across the midlands and to London areas also, so don’t let that stop you from contacting us via email or telephone, which are both available on our contact page

Corporate Catering at Assa Abloy in Birmingham

Another busy week for Plum Buffets, with lots of events and a lot of lunches! Just how we like it.

This week we were asked to cater for several corporate events in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton.

Plum Buffets gets a lot of requests for corporate events, with some of our valued customers depending on our services so often that they only have to email “we need a buffet for this many people on this date” and we already know what menu they’ll require, what sides they’d like and what time they’ll need it for!

For us at Plum, customer satisfaction is everything, and nothing says customer satisfaction like a customer returning to your catering services time and time again! We provide tasty, filling, nutritious and above all else fresh catering every time, and our huge range of dedicated clients shows that the proof is in the pudding (also within our catering repertoire!)

But sometimes, these companies come to us, and they want something a little more extravagant, a bit more of a treat! This could be for a variety of reasons; a company executive is visiting, a valued staff member is retiring, or a special training week is taking place and they want to treat their employees with a tasty lunch at the end of it! Whatever the occasion, we love the excuse to spoil our guests and show off our culinary talents.

This week, we catered for a corporate event at Assa Abloy in Birmingham, for a chair-holder’s convention. Together, we created a special three day fine dining lunch menu for them, with a variety of hot and cold dishes for them to devour after a long morning of board meetings! We knew that this menu had to impress, and deliver both flavour and sustenance! Not a problem for Plum though!

Filling food doesn’t have to mean death by beige!

In addition to a selection of fresh meat and veggie wraps and rolls, some of the delicious dishes we served throughout the week included warm goats cheese and red onion tartlets, sliced tomatoes and mozzarella with a balsamic glaze, a selection of fine cold cut cured meats, Italian antipasto, wild mushroom quiche, hot red Thai chicken skewers with a sweet chilli dip, spring rolls with Dim Sum, prawn cocktail, a fresh mint and olive oil pasta, chargrilled garlic and sundried tomato chicken with feta. And long gone are the days of sad brown salads, we served all this up with a peppery wild rocket salad with parmesan shavings.

And of course; some naughty cupcakes for those who’s still had room for a sweet treat after all these amazing savouries! We received so many compliments from satisfied guests, but especially received compliments on the Chargrilled garlic chicken dish, a scrummy recipe from our founder Lee!

Lindsey from Assa Abloy, Birmingham told us it was “the best chicken she’s ever tasted, and so healthy too!”

We also had many jealous colleagues wandering through the corridors, commenting on the beautiful smells and how inviting everything looked… So of course, once the big dogs had been fed, Plum invited the rest of the staff to come and try our delights! Happy tummies all round, and happy customers make for a happy Plum team!

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