Pit & Plate
We're a rustic catering company that travels the United Kingdom, setting up and dismantling in true Nomadic style. There are no fancy uniforms or starched table cloths - food is prepared out in the elements, with everything sourced as locally as possible to champion seasonal vegetables and the best of British produce.
Fire - flame - embers - smoke
The romance of a real flame encourages people to gather, chat and unwind. Food cooked with a hint of smoke or charcoal takes us back in time.
The most important element is fire - whether by direct flame, embers, smoke. We travel with a cast-iron piece of kit based on the model favoured by Argentina's famous Chef, Francis Mallamann. The base is fuelled with charcoal or seasoned (and sustainable) wood, obtained by local suppliers. The grill levels can be altered for slow cooking or intense heat and are sheltered by a rustic, tin roof. Every item is touched by fire in some way or chosen to complement the earthy, smokey flavours.
"Ben and his team were brilliant and catered for my "30 for 30th" outdoor birthday dinner. From the canapes to the BBQ, to the salads and pudding - all of the food was amazing and all my guests commented the same, ultimately leading to a wonderful evening. The fire pit added a great bit of theatre and all in all I couldn't recommend Ben and 'Pit & Plate' more. Thanks, team for being so responsive and easy to work with - especially with the Covid uncertainty throughout!" - Emily
"We worked with Ben from Pit and Plate to create a memorable dining experience for our guests over a number of weeks in the summer months. The feedback was fantastic and all of our residents and guests were thrilled to have such delicious locally sourced produce on offer. The fire pit gives a real theatre to the cookery process and makes everything tase delicious. We were so thrilled with everything we are looking forward to having Pit and Plate back at The Lakes for more events in the coming months" - Lakes by Yoo
"Ben and his team catered magnificently for my husband's 60th birthday party at our home in Cheltenham last August. Ben was so approachable from the initial contact and throughout. With his advice and collaboration, a fabulous set-up was arranged and a sumptuous banquet served with complete professionalism. There was a theatre in the cooking from the pit and the presentation was immaculate. All of our guests were highly impressed. A party to remember!" - Clare