Hi everyone, my name is Debs Gent and I am ‘Minnie’s’! My passion is cooking. I have listed in the food menu the basic building blocks for canopies, buffet food and children’s parties. This keeps things simple and the menu’s are designed to help you with your food choices. However, these can always be extended to include items you like but that are not on my basic list or things can be mixed and matched to your requirements. If you are on a budget, I can quote to suit your specific needs, we can just have a chat about what is do-able within your price range.
The benefit of choosing a small, home-based caterer, is that I am very flexible so your special event can be exactly as you imagine it! All of my food is handmade and I am regularly complimented on the taste and quality. It’s all made with love and care.
My pre-packed picnics are very popular – delivered from my cool box to yours on the morning of your day out to leave you free to concentrate on enjoying yourself without the hard work. Select items from the Cold Buffet menu.
Themed food is always very popular for Easter, Halloween and Christmas and it’s a pleasure to make, so if you’re looking for something for a specific themed event please get in touch and we can get creative! Another popular theme is the traditional afternoon tea, which always goes down well. Others like to pick a food region or flavour, for example Asian or Mediterranean flavours, and this can be very successful, particularly if matched with appropriate table decorations. Wherever your imagination takes you whilst you are planning your party I would love to enjoy the ride with you by planning and producing food that fits.
I can also provide food that you can re-heat to serve hot at your event or dinner party. For example, Curry, Chilli, Pulled-Pork, Spiced Lamb or Lasagne. I also make amazing (if I say so myself!) large pies that can be served hot or cold, such as large Creamy Chicken and Leek pie with crumbly shortcrust pastry, Beef and Mushroom in red wine pie in buttery puff pastry, Traditional cold Pork Pies with a hot-water pastry crust and Vegetarian Indian Spiced Potato Pie or Spinach and Feta Pie in Crispy Filo. If you are interested in any of these items I will quote for you depending on the number of people you need to feed with your pie! They do make a great centerpiece on the table. Minnie’s Market (my market stall) sells these pies and also homemade chutneys and jams so keep your eye out for me at the local farmers markets!
A party isn’t a party without a special cake! Naked layer cakes are stunning, tasty and can be tailored to your requirements and my last two cakes caused quite a stir at the parties they were made for! Check out my Facebook page for some images.
The food usually comes on large black plastic trays with clear lids and garnishes, which are suitable for displaying the food on the table. Food that needs re-heating will be delivered in foil trays.
Delivery is free within a five-mile radius from Morden, SM4 and a small delivery charge will be applied per mile after that.
Please note that Minnie’s does NOT cater for food allergies.
I usually require a 20% deposit to secure your booking and payment in full on the day of delivery, either in cash or by bank transfer.
Thank you to photographer Aimee Blumsom for taking these amazing pictures of my food!
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