About Us

Welcome to the Occasional Kitchen

We are masters of on location catering and festival catering, and logistics specialists.

Our on location catering and festival catering food
Specialists in logistics

Premium on location catering and festival catering for the TV, film, music and events industries

We are specialists in logistics and deliver frictionless on location catering and festival catering for large scale events. Our creative and innovative menus feature local, seasonal, fresh and sometimes wild food. We delight our diners with gastronomic experiences that leave them feeling loved and looked after – whether on location, on tour or in the middle of a field.

On location catering and festival catering
Sustainability at scale

Large-scale location catering with heart

Award winning, well respected and super talented. The Occasional Kitchen are the perfect choice to look after your team; feeding up to 4000 people a meal with ease. Advocates of sustainable on location catering and festival catering, we are committed to sourcing food sustainably from local UK producers wherever possible, so the food hasn’t flown miles before it reaches your plate.

On location catering and festival catering
Passionate about food

Award-winning food and bespoke catering menus

We have a passion for delicious, seasonal, local and sometimes wild food. Our chefs are exceptional and are all professionally trained to deliver creative and innovative food. Our on location and festival catering menus and set designs are completely bespoke, to match your vision, food audience, and expectations. We never fail to impress and leave diners feeling loved and looked after in the restaurant-standard experiences that we deliver.

Seamless execution and planning

Quality dining experiences delivered on time and on budget 

We deliver the highest quality in terms of experience, service and food every time. Our on location and festival catering crew are experts in their field – their seamless planning and execution has been honed to perfection over the last decade. We work to strict deadlines but also build in contingency and have the flexibility to roll with changes that catering on location can bring. We are masterful and adept trouble-shooters!

We value our people

Real living wage 

We are a real living wage employer and operate an open culture where colleagues are encouraged to participate in decision-making, innovation, and exchange of ideas. Our people are what makes us remarkable. It takes a village to create this kind of magic, and we recruit carefully welcoming co-workers who share our energy and values to our close-knit family. We are members of the Real Living Wage Foundation because we are committed to fairness and pay all of our employees above the legally required minimum.

Fun and hard work

The Occasional Kitchen family

At The Occasional Kitchen we have an inordinate amount of fun alongside the hard work. Working in the on location and festival catering business can mean long hours and a lot of graft, but our close-knit team are bursting with pride and love for what they do best – delighting customers and creating incredible dining experiences in the most unusual locations. Most of our crew have been with us for years – some of the core team since the company’s inception over 10 years ago, whilst others have been friends for over 25 years. This is unheard of in the catering world – we are truly a family!