Food for Thought

Conference Catering in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire

Planning a conference or product launch? Have engaging and exciting content to deliver and require the venue and hospitality to match? You’ll need a venue that’s got heaps of personality and a food and beverages package to match. A cold and uninviting conference room, sad looking finger buffet and luke warm coffee isn’t going to cut the mustard. Luckily we’ve worked in some amazing venues and know a thing or two about unique conference catering in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.

Venues that offer a little something extra

There’s some gorgeous gems in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire that offer event space with a difference. Whether it’s a breathtaking view, colourful history, an intriguing story or a rural escape. Invite your delegates to switch off from the rustle and bustle and instead focus on the event. Here just a few of our favourites:

Norton Fields

Set within rolling wheat-fields, this stunning venue is technically Warwickshire but is nestled conveniantly between Birmingham and Leicester. Beautifully converted into a funky state of the art venue which can accommodate up to 160  guests, it retains much of it’s original character and charm but with a modern feel.

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Holme Pierrepont Hall

This gorgeous 30 acre estate is just minutes away from Trent Bridge in Nottingham although you’d never think it; as you drive up the breathtaking drive you’ll feel like the city is miles away as you take in the captivating Grade I listed Tudor Manor House. With beautiful landscaped gardens and original period features it really does bring the wow factor to any event.

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Bawdon Lodge Farm

A National Forest site located in the the heart of Charnwood Forest, this gorgeous farm is the perfect space for a product launch event. Ideal for a marquee or temporary structure or inside their newly converted barn. Their awesome team are super creative and flexible to help create an event space and experience that is truly unique.

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Richard III Visitor Centre

In the heart of Leicester city centre, the Richard III visitor centre is home to an award-winning exhibition telling the story of his life, death and of course how he came to be discovered in the now legendary carpark. It can also be hired out for corporate events; the large, air conditioned Kings Suite can take up to 100 delegates – a former library it has lots of character with wooden floors and original features.

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Oakham Castle

The Great Hall at Oakham Castle is the greatest surviving example of Norman architecture across Europe. The gorgeous 12th Century venue received a 2.1 million refurbishment securing a heritage grant from the National Lottery fund and now offers an event space for up to 120 guests theatre style with free parking onsite.

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Conference Catering with a Twist

Now that’s the venue sorted, what about the food?

Amazing venues require amazing food to ensure delegates leave with a head full of ideas and belly full of tasty dishes. Food that is as inspiring as the conference messaging – fresh tastes for fresh thinking.

Here’s just a few tasty ideas:

Breakfast Buffet   

Kick start your day with a yummy breakfast

Glen Lewins Lincolnshire sausage

Glen Lewins home cured back bacon

Fried or scrambled eggs

Black pudding

Sautéed mushrooms

Sautee potatoes

Grilled tomato

Toast

Tea and coffee

Orange juice

Fruit platter and cereals

Light Bites – Finger Buffet

For something quick, simple and super tasty try a delicious finger buffet

Selection of Sandwiches

Smoked Salmon and Herb Mascarpone

Roast Beef and Horseradish

Crayfish Cocktail
Red Leicester and Tomato Chutney

Mini Melton Mowbray Pork Pies
Chorizo and Apple Sausage Rolls
Roast Vegetable and Olive Tarts

Thomas’ famous Chocolate Brownies

Mixed Cheesecakes

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The Ultimate Lunch Break

Tasty and varied dishes to keep everyone refuelled and ready for a productive afternoon.

Some Sample Hot Options

Braised Beef in Grain Mustard Sauce

Chilli con Carne

Braised Pork Shoulder Roast Red Peppers and Chorizo

Chicken Sauté, Shallot and Tarragon Sauce

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Salmon Fennel and Dill Farfalle

Beef and Ale Pie Pub Style

Wild Mushroom Risotto

Sausage and Mash, Onion Gravy

Butternut Squash, Sage and Pine nut Ragout

Basil scented Ratatouille

Sample Cold Options

Honey Roast Ham

Mustard Roast Beef

Smoked Salmon, Pea and Dill Quiche

Jerk Chicken, Pineapple Salsa

Chicken Supreme roasted with Olives, Capers and Sun-blushed Tomatoes

Thai Style Beef and Papaya Salad

Feta, Sugar Snap and Mint Tart Fine

Roast Red Onion, Garlic and Goat Cheese Tarte Fine

Mushroom and Feta Lattice

Belting Evening Buffets and Bowls

Tasty dishes that are easy to eat while mingling or quick to grab before your guests depart

 Sample Dishes

Beef Chilli Con Carne Nachos, Lime Salsa & Sour Cream

Cheese Burger with the Works, Swiss Cheese, Gherkins and Burger Sauce

Honey, Mustard and Spring Onion Crunchy Chicken

Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Chorizo, Vintage Red Leicester, Parsley Crumb

Pork roasted with Ginger, Mango, Pineapple, Bean Sprout and Noodle Salad

Steak and Stilton Pies deconstructed, Creamy Mash, Green Veg and Puff Pastry Lid

Fish and Triple Cooked Chips served in Newspaper Cones

Butternut Squash, Sage Risotto, Chestnut and Goats Cheese Bomb

Indian Vegetable Curry, Basmati Rice & Mango Chutney

Hopefully that’s given you some food for thought for your conference catering in Leciestershire and Nottinghamshire. For more ideas visit our corporate catering page or call 01163 260 529