Catering in Dorset

The Dorset Caterer from an Organic Farm near Lyme Regis

Kit and Kee is based on an organic farm between Axminster and Lyme Regis and is the essential company for catering in Dorset. We source exceptional ingredients from our farm and nearby. We believe in using the best local ingredients, harvested at the peak of their seasons for the best tasting food and the least possible food miles. For catering in Dorset – whether a business conference in Dorset, corporate entertaining in Dorchester or a glorious Dorset wedding, Kit & Kee is the answer.

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Dorset Catering Options

Dorset is fortunate to have such wonderful ingredients on its doorstep, thanks to its benign climate, rich grasslands and fabulous coast. Catering in Dorset is a delight, with exceptional ingredients from the sea and land – wonderful oysters from Poole, famous sea bass and crab off Portland Bill, delicious Poll Dorset lamb and while historically fish and chips was the pinnacle of catering in Dorset, nowadays at Kit & Kee we pride ourselves on the refinement of our cooking.

We use techniques from all over the world to transform stunning Dorset ingredients and intensify flavours to bring summer’s produce alive when catering in Dorset in the winter months. We cure, smoke, ferment and pickle to bring Dorset-grown tomatoes and Mediterranean vegetables to the table in January. We make charcuterie over at Bottle Farm, using the local Large Black pig, to make exquisite hams and salamis.

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Thanks so much for cooking for us. It was delicious as always. To see the fruits of the garden and of the moment prepared with such love and originality is always a pleasure.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Devon, 2022

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West Dorset Catering Services

Our roots are near Lyme Regis, and we have been catering in Dorset, on the border with Devon and Somerset, since 2017. Great Trill Farm is where Kit & Kee emerged from a small restaurant called The Old Dairy Kitchen, just a few miles from Axminster and neighbouring Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall‘s River Cottage HQ. West Dorset was where Hugh inspired a generation with his rural culinary adventures.

Over the last few years we have stretched our wings, but not beyond the neighbouring counties. Catering in West Dorset around Dorchester and Bridport is a regular event. We are a frequent Dorchester caterer.

Wedding catering in South Dorset is a large part of what we do, both at wedding venues and in marquees on private land. Wedding catering in Dorchester is also an important part of our business but increasingly business catering in Dorchester and corporate event catering in Dorchester are significant.

 

Dorset Wedding Venues

A selection of wedding venues in Dorset that we are happy to recommend. We cater for weddings in Dorset in every possible setting and can tell you about the benefits of each – whether it be a grand old house like Minterne House, or a charming rustic barn like Gorwell Farm. If you would prefer to arrange a marquee wedding on your own land, we can advise on the best type of tent and the best companies to use for catering in Dorset.

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Hugo and Chris were great at communicating from the start and devised a beautiful menu full of mouth-watering flavour combinations. On the day, the food was as delicious as it sounded and everybody loved it. The ingredients were seasonal and fresh. The canapés were as plentiful as we had hoped. Their event managers, Esther and Dan, were delights and took any stress out of the day, as did the chefs. Logistically we weren’t the easiest place to cater for but this didn’t phase them and the food was as good as it gets. Would certainly highly recommend Kit and Kee to anybody.

Ginny M., St.Savior's, 2022

Wedding Catering in Dorset – The Process

The first step in your journey is to contact us using the form below. We will then arrange a time for a call to discuss your requirements and talk through options before putting together a quotation and sample menu to show the ingredients that will be at their best on the farm at the time of your wedding.

If we are on the right tracks, our Executive Chef will arrange a meeting on the farm or a call to finalise the menu while our Events Manager guides you through the logistics of the event and organises the hire of any equipment required and books all the necessary staff.

We know from experience that the organisation of a wedding can be daunting and there is a lot to plan. We can guide you through the process, giving you a helpful timeline for booking suppliers and making decisions. It really helps you to have an efficient catering company that will ensure the event, and its planning, run smoothly – and our expertise and experience set us apart from the competition. Delicious food and a sustainable, seasonal approach are the icing on the cake!

 

 

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Kit & Kee catered for our wedding and were incredible. We worked closely to design a menu that helped us have the experience we wanted for guests. The quality of the produce was exceptional and our guests have not stopped raving about the meal. Would highly recommend Kit & Kee for any event or wedding if you’re a foodie and value locally sourced, seasonal produce.

Zoe B., Brickhouse Vineyard, Devon

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Sustainable Catering in Dorset

Kit & Kee is based on an organic farm on the Dorset Devon border which is committed to sustainable, regenerative agriculture. We believe that looking after the land in this way makes better tasting, healthier ingredients. We also believe that we have a responsibility to farm, and to work, in a sustainable manner.

We rear much of our own meat, using traditional, slow-growing breeds which are hardier, and well-adapted to living outside on organic pasture.

Sustainable catering to us means using ingredients produced, transported and packed in a responsible way – on the whole that means organic, but it can also mean using wild foods (foraged responsibly) and also using small scale local Dorset producers who we know and trust.

It also mean that we are aware of our footprint in every aspect of the business – we are far from perfect, but we strive to reduce waste, to recycle, and to reduce our consumption wherever we can. Growing food in Dorset, cooking and catering in Dorset and serving it in Dorset is surely the right way of doing things!

Free Consultation

Arrange a chat with Hugo to discuss your plans, however large or small in scale, before we do a bespoke quotation. We always hope we can help, but if not we will happily point you in the right direction.

Fill in the form with some basic information (if known) and we will be happy to to arrange a quotation or a call to discuss your event in more detail.

Dorset Catering Experience

We have twenty years’ experience catering for events large and small. In that time we have catered for hundreds of events in Dorset and we understand the challenges involved. We offer full event planning services, all staff, food and temporary kitchen setup as well as simple deliveries of buffet lunches and canape parties.

Sustainable Catering in Dorset

Kit & Kee is based on the border of Dorset and Devon and we source ingredients from our own farm and from neighbours who share our belief in eating locally produced seasonal food. Sustainability is at the heart of what we do and we love to work with customers for whom sustainable catering in Dorset is a priority.

Dorset Catering Contact Form

01297811103

 

info@kitandkee.co.uk

The Old Dairy Kitchen, Trill Farm, Musbury, EX13 8TU

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