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Janice Talkington & Paul Bates, founders of Talkington Bates Ltd, independant contract caterers.

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Our fresh food

As independant contract caterers we use the freshest, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. Our preference is to purchase locally, supporting local small businesses. Whether served within the staff catering facility; as a café, restaurant or hospitality & events, the same level of care and dedication is applied by our chefs and supporting front of house service teams.

Talkington Bates

Independant Contract Caterers


Talkington Bates are independant contract caterers with over 25 years of experience of providing tailored catering & hospitality services to businesses across the UK. 

We are a proactive bunch, taking great pride in our services and always striving to go the extra mile for our clients. We offer a complete 'one stop solution' contract catering & hospitality management service.

We are delighted to announce that Talkington Bates Ltd has been recognised as one of The Sunday Times 2024 Best Places to Work.

Factors that led to us achieving this award include the superb Engagement Survey results, as well as our focus on continuously improving “the employee experience” exploring and adding initiatives on an on-going basis to make work-life as successful, fulfilling and happy as it can be. This includes our commitment to 

  • wellbeing; ensuring both a physically and psychologically safe place to work 

  • staff development & training, opportunities for career progression

  • a diverse, equal and inclusive work culture

  • flexibility, work life balance, and innovative ways to facilitate this

  • a mindful leadership and collaborative management style

  • commitment to environment, social and governance; Socially-responsible employer

Big Pan Paella
Team members of Talkington Bates Ltd, independant contract caterers.

“I just wanted to drop you a note to say the food that Jamie and the team has produced for the recent corporate events has been amazing. ”

CLIENT Cheapside, London
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