Welcome to Julie Holmes Catering. I have worked extensively in hotels and restaurants and for several years I ran my own retail food shop in York, which specialised in home-made produce as well as outside catering.
For the past twelve years I have concentrated on building up my own catering business.
I cater for dinner parties, birthday parties, weddings, christenings, corporate entertaining and drinks parties - in fact anything that involves food and people, in venues large and small.
I can provide crockery, cutlery, linen, glassware and waitress service plus advice on venue and wine matching. Following your initial enquiry I will send you menu suggestions along with my quote. If you wish to go ahead I can come and visit you in your home or at the venue and discuss your requirements.
My watchwords are quality and simplicity. I believe that food should be fresh, seasonal, and prepared simply so as not to hide the natural goodness and taste.
Although I enjoy classical cooking, I love modern style rustic eating, especially Italian, Spanish and French. I am very interested in international cooking too, such as Thai and Japanese and recently went on a Thai cookery course in Koh Lanta, southern Thailand.
I use books, magazines, food markets and any specialist shops as sources of inspiration, and am constantly experimenting with my own ideas. My approach to cooking is an uncomplicated one with the emphasis on freshness and quality using local produce wherever possible. I am passionate about cooking, food and wine and feeding people!
If I haven't met you yet then I look forward to working together. If you are a satisfied regular, many thanks for your continued support.
Please see the Events page for some menu ideas.