If you’re planning a catered business meeting, event or private party for between 8 and 50 people, Stu Harmer will be a name you’ll want in your address book. The established caterer and chef has relocated to Melksham with a new venture, delivering everything from business breakfasts to sit-down dinners to addresses across the West Country.

His stress-free catering service makes it easy to serve delicious food in any setting. Preparation is undertaken in his fully equipped kitchen using locally sourced ingredients, with a fantastic variety of dishes on offer from his pre-prepared menus.

For small events such as business meetings, birthday parties and christenings, there are a range of options including sandwich platters, picnics and hot or cold buffets available. For a more formal dining experience, he offers sit-down meals comprised of three to five courses. All of his dishes are expertly prepared and delivered in time for service, giving you access to the benefits of a private chef with none of the mess, stress or hassle that comes with group catering.

His website provides a host of different menu options for an easy-order service. You can tweak menus to accommodate allergies and special dietary requirements or take advantage of his bespoke service for a special culinary experience. With dishes ranging from appetisers and light bites through to hearty roasts, there are options for any guest list or occasion.

Stu’s 30-year culinary career has seen him work as chef de partie for a London restaurant before joining the RAF, serving meals around the world. His wealth of experience has helped him become an efficient and reliable caterer capable of adapting menus to suit a range of different tastes in a variety of locations.

Reflecting on his recent move, he’s looking forward to getting to know the area and laying down some roots:

“Having spent my entire life travelling and working around the world, I’m happy at last to have a permanent home here in wonderful Wiltshire. I’m very much looking forward to launching my new business in this area, working with great local suppliers, meeting new customers and of course creating some great tasting food.”

You can learn more about Stu Harmer and his private catering services on his website, which also includes a host of recipes you can try at home. His Seville Orange Marmalade makes for a perfect homemade Christmas gift, and we highly recommend his Beef and Ale Stew for cold Winter nights.