Private Dining – Bringing a Restaurant to You!

Did you know that Plum Buffets offers private dining, bringing the restaurant to you? Well, now you do! No longer must you toil over the stove preparing the feast for family occasions. No more must you set up the tables and chairs at the venue you’ve booked for your loved one’s birthday. And gone are the times when you must do the dreaded washing up.

Plum Buffets private dining service is suitable for a vast range of events. Whether you’re just planning a small get together with friends, or a humungous family occasion with all the bells and whistles… we have the experience, the staff, the equipment, and most importantly, the food, to make these occasions go off with a bang!

In all our menus, not just those available for private dining, we use fresh ingredients that are locally sourced. We believe that this helps to ensure that our meals stay delicious, whilst helping the smaller companies and businesses around our beloved home county of Warwickshire. When eating our food, you’ll notice the difference as the flavour bursts onto the tongue!

For all private dining, our staff are available for hire. If you’re ordering from our fine dining menu, then they come absolutely free of charge, for four hours! Not only are you getting a uniformed staff, including chef, you’re getting a group of people who are all trained to the highest standards in health & safety and hygiene. They will also do anything they can to make sure your event runs smoothly.

Want to put on a hog roast in Hastings? What about an anniversary in Abingdon? Or even a buffet in Bristol? Then never fear! Plum Buffets offers free delivery within our catchment area of all London and Midland regions. We love getting the opportunity to travel across the UK, meeting new people and letting them taste our great cuisine. So, don’t let your location stop you from ringing up and booking us today.

There’s no limit to the customizability that the private dining option gives you. No matter the size of the kitchen, the location of the venue or the amount of people on the guest list, we have what it takes to put on a great celebration. We even have our own catering equipment, should you want to party in a facility which doesn’t have a kitchen. Upon arrival, our staff will set everything up just as it needs to be, with time to spare before the first guests start to wander in. We really do make it as easy as possible for you! So what are you waiting for? If you’re in need of private dining, then contact us via the website, or by telephone or email. You won’t regret it!

Need Private Function Catering? You Need Plum Buffets!

When it comes to private function catering, we know what we’re doing. Birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, you name it. We have a long history of success in the catering business, just ask our many return clients – some of their praise is available for perusal on this website.

Part of the reason for our success is our bespoke approach to each event. We encourage you to let us know exactly how you want your event to pan out, and we aim to tailor your experience so you can stop worrying about the catering, and start worrying about the partying. A very important part of the process when you book Plum Buffets, especially for private function catering, is the rapport that comes between us and our client. Don’t be afraid to let us know exactly what you want, and we will do our utmost to oblige!

Over the years, we’ve done nearly every kind of function imaginable. We’ve catered for retirement parties, engagement parties, parties for the fun of it, work dos, Christmas get togethers, communions, and everything in between. We don’t think there’s an event out there which we haven’t already catered for, but if you have a unique event which you think we might’ve never done before… we’d love to add more to our list! Maybe the reason that our events go smoothly is down to our staffing policy. With the order of our menus, such as our fine dining menu, we offer uniformed staff (including your very own chef) for four hours – all included in the price. sound good? We think so too!

It’s not just our attitude that’s great. Our food is too! All our food, not just that from our private function menus, are used with natural and locally sourced ingredients from our beloved county of Warwickshire. Not only this, but we’re confident that you’ll agree with us in thinking our food is, without exception, fiendishly tasty! We offer boutique fine dining menus for events such as weddings and anniversaries, as well as buffets and jacket potato menus for those informal gatherings. In addition to this, we also offer BBQ food… although it may be some time before our summer kicks into gear and allows us to grill our food outside under the sunshine. As if that wasn’t enough, through our sister company ‘Premier Hog Roast’ we can even provide a beautiful and traditional hog roast. We really can cater for any event you may have. Take a look at our menus, we’re sure they will impress you and your guests!

On top of all this, we offer free delivery on our menus so that no one has to miss out. We often take our food to counties all over the midlands, and London regions too. What are you waiting for? We can professionally cater any private function with food to die for! Feel free to contact us using the details on the ‘contact us’ part of this website.

Staff Hire at Plum Buffets

Here at Plum Buffets our main aim is to make your events run smoothly. Can you think of anything worse than the responsibility that goes with hosting parties such as a birthday bash, an anniversary celebration, or a corporate event? Have you invited everyone? Will the entertainment be enjoyed? Will the food be well received? Will that feud between your two uncles boil to a head and result in highly embarrassing arguing for all to hear? Whilst we unfortunately can’t do anything about family disputes, we can provide a plethora of other services which should alleviate the tension that accompanies a hosts responsibilities. 

Firstly, we provide uniformed staff at each of our fine dining events, absolutely free of charge. This means that the service of the food is always carried out by professionals who take their job, and your event, seriously. We even include your own personal chef! Our staff are available for hire at any of our events, but at a rate of £15 per staff member per hour. Plum Buffets, as a family run company, knows how important these kind of events can be. So, we make sure that our staff are on hand at all times to answer any queries, clear any plates, and just maybe stop uncle Alan and uncle Dave from coming to blows. But, no promises.

As if this were not enough to ensure the success of your event, we can also provide entertainment in the form of a DJ. DJ’s are great for parties with lots of people, and are a good tool to keep up the atmosphere all night long. They can adapt the music to the mood of the event, or as per the request of the host. They can embarrass the birthday boy, announce newly wed couples, or even just let the crowd know that the delicious buffet is ready to be devoured.

In addition to this, we also offer free delivery across the midlands and London regions. We find that this is something our customers appreciate, as other catering companies potentially hide the extra costs of things such as staffing and delivery. We don’t believe in making you pay over the odds for an event which runs smoothly. The price you agree, is the price you pay.

Lastly, and most importantly, the final ingredient which we regard as paramount in the recipe for the perfect event: good food. All of our food, from the fancy pan seared duck and fillet steak in our fine dining range, to the ham and turkey sandwiches in our cold buffet range is cooked to perfection, with locally sourced ingredients, and is bound to astound your guests, whoever they may be. So, what are you waiting for? If you have an upcoming event which could benefit from these services, don’t hesitate to contact us via our ‘contact us’ page, by email, or by telephone – all available from this website.

Coventry Wedding Fine Dining

Here we are again: December has arrived and people are once again rushing about to complete all the various chores and annual traditions associated with Christmas. Buying presents, devouring advent calendars, going to awkward work parties… cooking should be the last thing on your mind! Here at Plum Buffets we don’t mind sacrificing our time this December to make sure you experience a festive period that is stress free, full of Christmas spirit and great food.

Our first contract this December saw us providing fine dining in Coventry for a newly-wed couple who made a very wise decision in choosing us as the caterers for their ceremony. We have four fantastic different menus to choose from, all full of delicious and sophisticated food that is sure to astound your guests. This week, our guests chose a menu with a sumptuous selection of grilled fillet steak, smoked haddock and pan seared duck breast. There were full smiles all round, and even fuller stomachs. It’s safe to say Coventry enjoyed our fine dining catering!

We make it our business to serve great food at any event or venue, all at affordable prices. No venue is to large and no event is too small! Our prices, charged per head, include many additional services which you may not expect. When booking us as your caterers, our fine dining menus come with your own personal, uniformed chef and staff to help serve for a lengthy four hours – extra hours can of course be arranged, but at a rate of £15.00 per staff member per hour. We also throw in presentation dishes, crockery, cutlery, napkins and linen. And the final cherry on the cake… free delivery! Yes, whilst we are based in Coventry we are happy to deliver our delicious menus, totally free of charge, to all midland areas and London regions.

If you’re looking for fine dining catering, then you need Plum Buffets. However, fine dining isn’t the limit of our services. We can also provide corporate contracts, hog roasts, barbeques and hot and cold buffets. We always use staff which are helpful and experienced, and we take meticulous care in planning how we serve our menus at your events to ensure that they go off without a hitch. At this extremely busy time of year, more and more people are taking advantage of our great services and most of all our great prices. If you need catering assistance this Christmas, to avoid disappointment we advise all customers to contact us as soon as possible. Whilst we do want to please everyone, we are very close to being fully booked – a sure sign of our culinary prowess!

Feel free to contact us via the form on this website or telephone – 02476680777. Best Christmas wishes from everyone here at Plum Buffets!

Corporate Catering Event West Midlands

Summer is always a busy time for caterers and Plum Buffets is no exception to this!
Be it business lunches or big events and occasions, we’ve had a very successful and busy couple of months. This week we had another big corporate event this time right here in the heart of England, Coventry. A beloved colleague was retiring and the management team wanted to spoil her so of course they recruited the best caterers in the West Midlands to give this lovely lady the send-off she deserved. Corporate catering can often become stale and seem boring and when searching for caterers in the West Midlands you’ll find that a lot of the time the menus on offer are a little bit repetitive and samey, especially so if you’re looking for a traditional sandwich buffet. But here at Plum, we know how important it is to our business based clients to have a reliable source of caterer, who can be called on to deliver time and time again.

This is what we offer all our clients. We at Plum Buffets have extensive experience with providing buffets for big corporate events, for companies such as Lloyds, Jaguar, and Coventry City Council, all of whom have been over the moon with the delivery and quality of our buffets. This is because we only use the very best, freshest and tastiest ingredients, and we only employ the best trained staff to prepare it, meaning that you never have to compromise on quality.
The organisers of this event went all out and opted for our Posh Nosh menu, which included a selection wraps and rolls from our Premium filling menu, crisps, Indian savouries, a delicious cold meat platter, chicken tikka split sticks, potato skins and cakes, crisps, drinks and fresh fruit for everybody. Our easy to navigate ordering form means that you can have your choice of the things you want to try, and leave out the things that don’t tickle your fancy, so there’s no random selection of snacks left over, even down to the sandwich fillings; you only pick the things you want and then we do the rest. That way, we can always assure that there’s something for everybody and every possible dietary requirement is fulfilled!
The buffet went down a treat and was enjoyed by all, with the leading lady commenting that Plum was “the best catering company in the West Midlands” and she will be sad to miss out on more corporate events, as she lives in Birmingham.  But Plum Buffets assured her that that doesn’t matter, as we’re easy to find, and we will go all over the country just to make your event an extra special one! We like to go the extra mile (literally!).
Plum Buffets Catering serves the West, Central and East Midlands, and also London, Oxfordshire and beyond!
Take a look at our menus and if you have a big occasion or party coming up, but you simply don’t know what to do about the food then look no further!

Wedding Catering in Oxfordshire

On Saturday the 17th of September, Matt and Ellie celebrated their gorgeous Wedding in Oxford.
Plum Catering was given the special task of putting together a menu to complement their colourful day. When catering for weddings, we get a lot of requests for both buffets and fine dining spreads. In this instance, we were asked to provide both! Plum were trusted with both the fine dining wedding breakfast and the evening buffet. Ellie and Matt selected our mid-priced Menu B for their guests, coming in at a reasonable price of £29.95 per head. They offered their guests a choice of Asparagus tips wrapped in prosciutto ham, served in a fresh Parmesan and Cream sauce, or French Onion Soup accompanied with Gruyere Cheese Croutons to start, both of which were a massive hit. For main course, they offered up a choice between Chicken stuffed with Mozzarella and wrapped in bacon, served with Buerre Blanc sauce and crushed new potatoes, or the vegetarian option of a scrummy Aubergine cup filled with baby spinach, wild mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. For dessert, the painful decision of Tarte au Chocolat, or Forest Fruits Pavlova! And of course, Coffee, Tea and Mints for afterwards, just perfect to wash down a big slice of wedding cake with. Although, like many weddings these days, Matt and Ellie opted for a beautiful cupcake tower instead of a traditional wedding cake, so the guests could take their treat home with them. Good idea, with their tummies so full from all our delicious fine dining options!
Plum loves to cater for special occasions and to be a part of so many people’s precious memories.
So to cater for both the day and evening do for this wedding was a real experience, especially in beautiful Oxfordshire.
Plum also prepared an extensive evening buffet for Ellie and Matt. They had 140 evening guests, coming in at a total of £6.85 per head, and they got to enjoy a selection of freshly cut sandwiches, a selection of pork pies, sausage rolls and pickles, chipolatas, savoury eggs, vol au vents, crudites, mini pizza, assorted savoury tarts, homemade quiche, chicken drumsticks, a selection of mini spring rolls, onion bhajis and samosas, chicken tikka skewers, crisps and nuts and fresh mixed salads. All with the option of dessert included, but the happy couple opted for a less traditional chocolate fountain instead and didn’t want to weigh down their guests too much, so that the party could go on long into the night. As if they would have still been hungry after these two extensive spreads!
The bride told us after that “she couldn’t be happier with the service and food we provided, it really helped me relax on my big day knowing everything was in the hands of experienced professionals!”

One thing we love about catering is that it takes you all over the country, we’ve catered weddings in Oxfordshire, London, Yorkshire, and near Wales! We love to travel and meet new people and help make peoples days nationwide!

Another success for Plum Buffets! Tune in again next week for more information on our exciting escapades!

In-House Catering Coventry for your Business



Are you hosting an event, a meeting, or a special reward for your employees? Perhaps you have started offering a meal every Friday to reward your employees? There are several reasons you may need catering services, and in-house catering Coventry may be just the thing for your business.

What is In-house Catering?
In-house catering Coventry offers you a solution for corporate dining, private events or employee rewards right at your place of business. Additionally, these services utilise services onsite such as your cafeteria or small café. In this way, you supply the tools required to make a great meal and the caterer provides the ingredients and skill to cook the meal.

Why are some Catering Services Different?
Not all in-house catering services are created equal. Sometimes ingredients are not as high quality as other companies. For example, there are in-house catering Coventry locations that offer free-range, organic products to ensure you have the best possible ingredients in the food you supply.

It is a matter of cost. Some companies may not like to charge for the higher ingredients, in order to keep their costs, effective. However, for there are companies who firmly believe that only the best ingredients should be used.

What are the options Provided?
Besides high quality products, in-house catering Coventry services typically provide hot and cold food, along with a range of drinks. For example, tea and coffee may be two of the hot beverages, while the company may also supply sodas, juices, and other non-alcoholic beverages. If you are looking for inexpensive catering services, you may find cold foods such as deli meats, cheeses and breads are one option. For hot food, there is usually no limit to what can be made based on your budget.

Often in-house catering Coventry services are set up in a buffet style to make it easy for all attendees to get the foods they wish. However, if you have a special event that requires a sit down meal, all it takes is having enough plate settings to ensure it is possible.

Clients are going to have different needs. When you start to look around for in-house catering services in Coventry let the staff know what you are looking for and what your needs are. In this way they can best serve you with appropriate food, beverages, and all services that you require from your caterer.

It is also understood that a tailor made service with a price strategy that fits your business is necessary. When you hire the right company, you will get what you need for budget and services. More than that when you contact in-house catering Coventry, you can spend as much time as you need discussing your catering needs and know the staff is fully qualified to plan your event meals and execute the meal.

Let your staff, customers or clients enjoy a great event by providing the top catering services in Coventry that you can. You will not be disappointed when you make the right choice.

Available Services in Catering Coventry

If you’re planning an event and looking for catering Coventry, you may be unsure about what exactly you want to provide. Here are the questions you should be asking yourself to ensure you make the right decision on what catering to provide for your event:

How Formal Is My Event?

A very formal event, for example, black tie, requires sit-down dining. This doesn’t mean that you need to have chefs and waiters, although this is a great option, you can also go for a delicious hot fork buffet. Buffet catering Coventry can allow you a wider choice, but there is no doubt that waiter service is more formal, so you need to decide what is more appropriate for you.

What Is The Season?

If you’re hosting an event in winter, then you will need to be either inside or in a heated marquee. If you’re hosting an event in summer, however, then you can be outside and this allows you to consider options such as a barbeque or a hog roast. You might think that these options are only appropriate for an informal event, but they can in fact be great for an all day event such as a wedding, where you might want to provide a casual evening meal.

How Much Am I Willing To Spend?

Once you know what sort of catering you require, you should start to consider your budget. If you are on a very tight budget, you may be able to find caterers Coventry that allow you to provide a top catering service without a lot of hired staff. For example, with some hog roast companies you can hire the equipment to cook the meat yourself, which can considerably reduce costs.

Hopefully this will help you to decide what sort of catering Coventry services are best for you.