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Catering for Private Events

Beales Gourmet can cater for a whole host of private events, from stylish canapés and elaborate garden parties, to simple hog-roasts and BBQ’s; the list is endless. Menus can be devised to suit every event, and we will find the perfect package for both your budget and culinary requirements.

Whether you require a full service from preparation to hosting or simply a home delivery, the experienced Beales Gourmet team can satisfy your requirement. If you require a venue to host your party we can help. The Italian Villa at Compton Acres in Poole is our own exclusive venue.

Our private party services include: 

Christening & Birthday parties, intimate home ‘fine dining’, simple buffets and ‘picnics’, garden BBQ’s and parties, themed house parties, afternoon tea parties, bereavement parties, gourmet hog roasts, canapé receptions, marquee parties and yacht catering.

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Hot & Cold Finger or Fork Buffets

Stylish, easy to eat canapé menus can be devised in the Beales Gourmet kitchen to suit your event. They can be either served by the team of friendly, highly changed waiting staff or simply left and decorated for you to serve. Beales Gourmet can find the perfect buffet package for you. Finger, fork or seated buffets, menus can be devised to suit both your budget and culinary requirements.

Private Events Catering

Sit back, relax and let Beales Gourmet cater for exclusive dinner party in your own home. During our free consultation we will ensure that we work with you to satisfy all your requirements. Choose from: Fully hosted dinner party – let us pamper you. Chef only – have your meal prepared by our professional chef. Home delivery service – leaves just the plating up to you! You can customise your menu from simple buffets to three course set menus and eight course banquets.

Private Events BBQs, Hog Roasts & Evening Buffets

From elaborate garden parties to simple hog roasts, Beales Gourmet can always deliver exactly the service & menu package you are looking for, taking in to consideration themes and budgets for the event. All BBQ meats are locally sourced where possible, and all pigs used are free range Dorset pigs.

Gemma Cross - Christening at private home

I don't know where to begin on thanking you for such a wonderful service. The attentiveness, quality and professionalism was second to none. Nothing was too much trouble and I received nothing but high praise from everyone about the food and service. So I can't thank you enough.

Nicky - Catering on board a Yacht

Thank you for everything yesterday. Our client could not have been more complimentary about the food and excellent service.

Charlie - 8 course lunch in Lyme Regis

Just to say thank you for all your efforts yesterday. The food was universally acclaimed and the arrangements for delivering it worked really well.

Will - Catering for funeral wake

The food was fabulous, and many people commented on just how much they enjoyed it. Setup & service were seamless - it a real pleasure to have Beales Gourmet catering for us.

Josie - Private Dinner Party at Middle Chine Manor

We had such a great time, better than I ever expected. The food was fantastic and everyone looked very professional! The service was outstanding, just right, and they coped well with my manic demands!! This was by far the best bit of the weekend, everyone was so impressed. I am just so annoyed I didn’t know about your company for my wedding that we had back in July!

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As well as The Italian Villa, Beales Gourmet are preferred caterers at a number of prestigious venues across Dorset.

Further Information

Find out more about Beales Gourmet and the team and view our list of preferred suppliers.