Private Catering



Select three from below hot, cold or mixed


  • Tuna Nicoise
  • Salmon & Leek tart
  • Spinach roularde filled with prawns and smoked salmon
  • Salmon en croute with a herb Hollandaise
  • Poached salmon with a watercress mayonnaise
  • Whole dressed salmon
  • Chicken stuffed with ricotta, sun dried tomatoes & herbs
  • Chicken with mango & cashew nuts in a light curried mayonnaise
  • Honey roasted Wiltshire ham with wholegrain mustard
  • Roasted topside of beef with roasted vegetables & basil pesto
  • Roasted fillet of beef with a horseraddish cream
  • Platter of continental meats & sausages


  • Fillet of salmon marinaded in chilli, soy, honey, served with coriander & lime
  • Luxury fish pie with saffron mashed potato
  • Lamb tagine with apricots served with jewelled cous cous
  • Slow roasted lamb with pomgranit and mint
  • Chicken biryani served with cumin scented yogurt
  • Chicken served with a cannellini bean stew
  • Classic Cassoulet
  • Steak, kidney and mushroom pie
  • Gloucestershire Old Spot sausage & lentil casserole
  • Classic beef lasagna
  • Shepherds Pie
  • Carbonnarde of beef with garlic croutons
  • Vension stew with juniper berries & port


  •  Roasted red pepper & goats cheese tart
  • Wild mushroom, mascapone & basil tart
  • Summer vegetable tart
  • Aubergine Parmigiana
  • Honey roasted vegetable lasagne
  • Stuffed red peppers with spiced lentils & feta

All the above served with warm minted new potatoes & mixed leaves

Please choose three salads or vegetables from list below


  • Green beans & mange tout with hazel nut & orange
  • Roasted vegetable salad
  • Classic homemade coleslaw
  • Broadbean, feta & mint salad
  • Lemony radish & fennel salad
  • Butterbean, sweet chilli dressing & herbs
  • Tomato, red onion & lemon zest salad
  • Italian Panzanella bread salad
  • Pasta salad with sun-dried tomatoes, olives & in a basil mayonnaise
  • Chickpea, vine tomatoes, & parsley salad
  • Cous Cous with griddled cherry tomatoes & herbs
  • Tabouleh
  • Wild rice & quinoa salad with rocket & pistachio
  • Potato salad with bacon, chives & sour cream


  • Braised red cabbage
  • Seasonal steamed vegetables
  • Roasted root vegetables
  • Roasted carrots with cumin & honey
  • Mashed potato
  • Dauphniose potato


Choose 3 from list below

  • Hazelnut meringue tort with raspberries & cream
  • Meringue ‘Pavlova’ with strawberries & passion fruit
  • Chocolate cheesecake with Baileys ice cream
  • Chocolate mousse cake with raspberries & creme fraiche
  • Cherry & almond tart with clotted cream
  • Profiteroles with Belgian chocolate sauce
  • Summer Pudding with thick cream
  • Vanilla cheesecake with strawberries
  • Ginger & mascapone cheesecake with blueberry compote
  • Bowls of summer fruits with meringue kisses & cream
  • Tiramisu
  • Lemon posset with lavender shortbread
  • Sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce & ice cream
  • British cheeses with chutneys, grapes and biscuits


  • Butternut squash soup with Chorizo
  • Prawn & fennel bisque
  • Salad of honey roasted pears, Dolcelatte & pecans
  • Duck breast salad with pine nuts & French vinaigrette
  • Seared scallops with black pudding, pea puree & Parma ham crisps (max 10)
  • Crispy Parma ham with mozzarella & warm tomato dressing
  • Roquefort tartlets with walnut dressing
  • Stack of crab, avocado & tomato with a chive dressing
  • Smoked trout mousse wrapped in smoked salmon
  • Chicken or salmon Caesar salad with garlic croutons
  • Gnocchi with truffle butter cream
  • Warm goat’s cheese salad with beetroot puree, beetroot and pea shoots


  • Rack of lamb with spicy plum sauce
  • Lamb fillet with creamy mash and Salsa Verde
  • Honey roasted caramelised duck breast with sweet potato mash & red wine sauce
  • Beef Wellington with a Madeira sauce
  • Fillet of venison with Port and Cranberry sauce, served with Dauphinose potatoes
  • Confit of duck on a bed of Puy lentils & red onions
  • Roasted guinea fowl with Calvados cream sauce & apples
  • Pork tenderloin on parsnip mash with a mushroom & sherry sauce
  • Roast chicken breast wrapped in Parma Ham with Pesto
  • Supreme of chicken with a tarragon cream sauce
  • Fillet of sea bass on Provencal lentils
  • Roasted cod with lobster sauce, buttered spinach & sweet potato mash
  • Pan fried salmon fillet with a leek carbonara sauce
  • Open lasagna with butternut sqaush & sage – V
  • Aubergine Parmigiana – V
  • Roasted vegetable strudel – V

Served with vegetables & potatoes


  • Chocolate roulade with berries & cream
  • Salted caramel & chocolate cheesecake
  • Sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce & vanilla ice cream
  • Glazed orange & passionfruit tart
  • Ginger & mascapone cheesecake with blueberry compote
  • Lime & ginger creme brulee with shortbread
  • Apple, cinnamon & pecan crumble with creme Anglaise
  • Pear & butterscotch frangipani tart
  • Caramalised apple tarts with double cream

Coffee, tea, herbal infusions with mints

  •  Special dietary requirements or other ideas can be provided.
  • Once the menu is chosen the price per head will be confirmed.








Prices quoted refer to one option per course for all guests. Additional choices may affect the price quoted.


  • Salad of honey roasted pears, Dolcelatte & pecans
  • Tomato & roast red pepper soup
  • Duck breast salad with pine nuts & French vinaigrette
  • Seared scallops with Smokey leeks & orange butter sauce (max 10)
  • Stack of crab, avocado & tomato with a chive dressing
  • Chargrilled asparagus on Serrano ham with sun blushed tomatoes
  • Smoked trout mousse wrapped in smoked salmon
  • Warm goats cheese salad with roasted vegetables
  • Traditonal Caesar salad with seared chicken


  • Roast fillet of lamb with a blood orange sauce
  • Rack of lamb with warm salad of mixed beans and slow roast tomatoes
  • Honey roasted caramelised duck breast with sweet potato mash & red wine sauce
  • Fillet of beef with roasted tomatoes, wilted spinach and mustard cream sauce
  • Crispy tarragon stuffed chicken with butterbean, leek & mustard mash
  • Oven baked sea bass fillet with roasted tomato & caponata
  • Fillet of sea bass with potato rosti, bacon & cherry tomato salsa
  • Pan fried sea trout, peas & chorizo fricasse
  • Salmon fillet with asparagus, crushed new potatoes and a watercress sauce
  • Aubergine Parmigiana – V
  • Warm tart of goats cheese, red peppers & basil – V
  • Ratatouille & pine nut risotto with shaved Parmesan – V
  • Open butternut squash lasagne – V

Served with seasonal vegetables & potatoes


  • Chocolate mousse cake with raspberry sauce, raspberries & crème fraiche
  • Hot chocolate fondants with pistachio ice cream
  • Pavlova with nectarine, raspberries & hazelnut
  • Poached peaches with lemon & vanilla cream
  • Baked orange cheesecake with a caramelized oranges
  • Summer pudding with clotted cream
  • Shortbread stack with mixed berries & cream
  • Vanilla crème brulee with poached rhubarb & shortbread

Coffee, tea and chocolates

Special dietary requirements or other ideas can be provided. Once your menu is chosen the prices can be confirmed.

A great way of serving your guests something a little more than canapés or do a mix of both!

Bowl food is small dishes of delicious food


  • Lamb & apricot tagine with jewelled cous cous
  • Beouf Bourguignon with Dauphinoise potatoes
  • Beef stroganoff with sour cream and mash
  • Beef chilli with tacos & sour cream
  • Green or red Thai chicken curry with jasmine rice
  • Chicken korma with poppadoms & rice
  • Lamb kofta with cous cous and tzatziki
  • Coq au vin
  • Bangers and mash with red onion gravy
  • Chicken & chorizo pilaf
  • Lamb Biryani with raita
  • Pork and noodle stir fry with chilli and garlic


  • Poached salmon with new potatoes & watercress mayonnaise
  • Fish & chips with mushy peas
  • Fish pie with a sweet potato mash
  • Prawn curry with rice


  • Aubergine, chickpea and tomato curry with pilaf rice
  • Sweet potato risotto with a sage butter
  • Vegetable tagine with jewelled cous cous
  • Fusilli pasta with wild mushrooms & Parmesan

A selection of sweet dishes available on request

I would suggest 4 bowls for a light bite and 6 bowls for a more substantial meal. Please select your bowls and I will then price for you


– choose 3

  • A selection of local Gloucestershire sausages
  • Butterflied leg of lamb with a citrus marinade
  • Lemon & saffron marinated
  • Minute sirloin steaks chicken
  • Mint marinated lamb chops with yogurt dip
  • Garlic & cumin spiced haloumi & vegetable kebabs
  • Tiger prawns on skewers with a lime & coriander marinade
  • Homemade burgers, either lamb or beef
  • Spicy chicken drumsticks
  • Shish kebabs with peppers


– choose 3

  • Green bean salad with Dijon dressing & capers
  • Roast vegetable salad with cous cous
  • Homemade coleslaw
  • Pasta salad with olives and sun dried tomatoes
  • Broad bean, feta & mint salad
  • Courgette, mint & chilli salad
  • Tomato & red onion with lemon zest and lemon dressing
  • Greek salad
  • Lentil salad with mozzarella & tomatoes
  • Potato salad with bacon, chives & sour cream

New potatoes and mixed leaves included in price


– choose 3

  • Pavlova with strawberries & pistachios
  • Lime cheesecake with mango
  • Lemon Tart
  • Chocolate mousse cake with raspberries
  • Bowls of mixed summer fruits with meringue bites & mascarpone cream
  • Banoffi pie
  • Tiramisu
  • Summer pudding with clotted cream
  • Macadamia nut caramel cheesecake


  • Quails egg rolled in chilli flakes and fresh herbs – V
  • Asparagus wrapped with Parma ham
  • Chicken liver parfait on crostini
  • Beef Carpaccio crostini with Parmesan & truffle oil
  • Mini dill scones topped with smoked trout and horseradish cream
  • Bouche filled with guacamole & prawns
  • Mini duck pancakes with plum sauce
  • Tartlets topped with cranberry sauce, venison & crème friache
  • Mini Yorkshire puddings with beef & horseradish
  • Goats cheese truffles – V
  • Chicory boats with Stilton cream & walnuts – V
  • Filo tartlets with crab, ginger & lime
  • Marinated Boccocini, tomato & basil sticks – V
  • Blinis with smoked salmon & crème fraiche
  • Mini Parmesan shortbread topped with red onion marmalade and goats cheese or feta and roast cherry tomato – V


  • Deep fried butterflied prawns with a lemon mayonnaise dip
  • Coconut & chilli battered prawns with sweet chilli dip
  • Baked quails egg with chives or chili
  • Lamb koftas with mint yogurt dip
  • Devils on horseback
  • Fish & chips in a mini cone
  • Vegetable or Duck spring rolls with sweet chilli dip
  • Chicken on lemon grass skewers
  • Honey & mustard glazed cocktail sausages
  • Welsh Rarebit
  • Chicken Satay with peanut dip
  • Mini crab cakes with sweet chilli dip
  • Caramelized onion & feta tartlets – V
  • Goats cheese & thyme tartlets – V
  • Red onion mini tart tatin – V

I can also do a range of mini desserts i.e. chocolate brownies, lemon meringue pies, Pavlovas or min banoffi pie


We can cater for your special event or private party…

Canape parties, family dinner and lunch parties, christenings, sporting events, picnics, game shoots.

Are you planning a party for family member, a special friend, husband, wife, partner.

Silver weddings, golden wedding, a big birthday party up to 120 guests!

All areas of Gloucestershire, North Wiltshire, Cotswolds covered.

    Other Services Offered –

  • Equipment hire – glassware, crockery, cutlery and linen
  • Staff – well trained and professional staff for all occasions
  • Bar services – full mobile bar and staff to serve
  • Marquee Hire
  • Floral and design services and garden presentation
  • Party and event planning

From your initial enquiry Joanna Parker Catering will provide guidence for mouth watering main courses and delicious desserts.

We can provide you with either a simple set-up and leave service or a fully waitered service or even Butlers can cater for any specific themes or special requirements.

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Private Catering Testimonials

50th Birthday Party in Bath

Jo, many thanks for your efforts on Saturday night. I wanted a special weekend
for my wife’s 50th birthday celebrations, and you certainly provided a dinner of
utmost quality. I cannot recommend you highly enough, the food was gorgeous, and
commented on by all our guests, and Vicky was excellent. I booked Elton House,
which exceeded my expectations and impressed all, and your meal and service
complemented our stay. Thank you again.

Regards, Dean

Dean Marshall, January 2014

Christabel’s 60th!

photoDear Jo,

Thank you so much for giving us such a lovely lunch yesterday.
Everyone was over the moon with the lovely food and the way they were looked
after. And thanks for dealing with everything so cheerfully in our rather
cramped conditions. You were brilliant.

Let us know what we owe you when you are ready,
and so many thanks again for making my birthday so special.

Much love
from Brian and myself

Christabel xxxx

Christabel Albery, November 2013

Funeral Catering, Almondsbury


Thank you very much for all your efforts with the catering on Monday.

I received quite a number of very positive comments about not only the quality of the food, but of your team as well. I had numerous people ask me who the ‘caterers’ were as they would be very keen to use you in the future and I understand a few of the boys from the golf club took a note of your details.

Whilst I didn’t get to try everything, what I did eat was great. Very tasty and well-presented too. Well done. I understand that my children ate about 10 of the chocolate mousses, which is probably why I didn’t get one!

Joyce will settle up the invoice with you and I have let her know that you will drop the saucepan lid off when you can over the next few weeks.

Thank you again for all your efforts. You took the stress away from an already stressful day. I would have no hesitation in recommending you.

Thank you and regards,




Simon MacFarlane, October 2013

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