Call us on: 01608 645503

Our Blog

Elegant BBQ catering for outdoor Weddings by Ross & Ross Events

Have you considered BBQ catering for your outdoor wedding? Getting married is the happiest moment in your lives and you want every aspect to run as smoothly as possible. Nonetheless, some elements carry greater importance than others and high-quality wedding catering is unquestionably one of the most important ingredients in the recipe for success. When […]

Attention Coffee Lovers! International Coffee Day Is Coming

International Coffee Day is an opportunity for coffee lovers all over the world to celebrate their love for the bean (and the drinks that it can make). Coffee is the second-most consumed beverage on the planet after water, and it’s something that impacts billions of people’s lives positively every day.     When is International […]

A magical summer wedding at Cornwell Manor

Natalie and Damian tied the knot in the idyllic surrounds of Cornwell Manor. We were on hand to provide delicious refreshments to complement their beautiful summer wedding. There’s something inherently wonderful about summer weddings; the longer lighter evenings are the perfect backdrop for celebration and dancing into the night. We love creating personalised summer wedding […]

Celebrate National Burger Day with Ross and Ross!

What better excuse to fire up the BBQ than National Burger Day? On 22 August, we’ll be celebrating the humble hamburger in all its delicious incarnations. 22 August 2019 is National Burger Day – like Christmas for those of us that love a juicy patty in a deliciously doughy bun. We love burgers in every […]

Salud! It’s time to celebrate National Tequila Day!

Shot glasses at the ready, it’s National Day Tequila Day on the 24th July 2019. The famous Mexican spirit has inspired songs, artwork and a fair few hangovers over the years and National Tequila Day is an excellent opportunity to celebrate our favourite shot. When creating custom menus for our wedding clients, we very often include tequila […]

Planning your wedding at Oxleaze Barn

Looking for a rustic and versatile Cotswolds venue? Plan a fairytale wedding at Oxleaze Barn. Situated on the Gloucestershire/Oxfordshire border, Oxleaze Farm is home to Oxleaze Barn, a beautifully restored wedding and events venue. Couples have fallen in love with the simple rustic charm of their restored 1700s grain store, built from Cotswold stone and […]

Raise a glass and celebrate World Gin Day with us on 8 June 2019

Now in its sixth year, World Gin Day is a global celebration of all things gin, taking place on the second Saturday in June. It’s official – we love gin. The “Ginaissance” shows no sign of halting and with summer coming, we predict plenty of thirst-quenching G&Ts ahead. It’s been a stand out addition to […]

We’ll be celebrating National Cheese Day on 4 June 2019 and it’s going to be a cracker!

On toast, in pasta sauce, atop pizza or just eaten in a fat wedge straight from the fridge… we love cheese! 4 June is National Cheese Day and we can’t wait. If any food is in need of a day of celebration, it’s cheese. With a myriad of different varieties available, our fridge would seem […]

Now in season: Jersey Royals and Asparagus

Our favourite summer vegetables have a regrettably short season, and now’s the best time to enjoy Jersey Royal potatoes and asparagus. Eating a seasonally is a brilliant and delicious way of helping the environment, but it’s also a chance to sample some of the best produce that the fields have to offer. This month we’ll […]

Happy Birthday to Becca, our Ross and Ross Events Office Manager

Becca Sutton joined Ross and Ross Events three years ago, bringing her eye for detail, amazing juggling skills and a passion for great local food. We caught up with her as she celebrates her birthday. Tell us about life with the Ross and Ross Events Team. I have worked for R&R for three and a […]

Raise a glass to World Whisky Day 2019 with Ross and Ross Events

We’re partial to a wee dram here at Ross and Ross, and so are our customers, judging by the popularity of our whisky bar! We’ll be celebrating World Whisky Day on 18 May 2019. Forget prosecco and pass on gin, whisky is the hot alcoholic drink right now and a regular staple on our event […]

Embrace the taste of spring with our rhubarb tart recipe

Our rhubarb tart recipe is one of the most popular choices on party and wedding menus, and now you can try it at home. Our rhubarb tart recipe is a celebration of the Yorkshire rhubarb season and a chance to enjoy the delicate tart flavour of this British delicacy. The forced rhubarb is grown by […]

Find the perfect Cotswold wedding venue with Ross & Ross

The Cotswolds is one of the most picturesque and popular locations in the UK to get married. We take a look at some of the most beautiful Cotswolds wedding venues that the area has to offer. The Cotswolds boasts a selection of chocolate box villages, history-steeped cities and towns, beautiful Cotswolds stone buildings and rolling […]

A taste of Easter – Rosemary & Pine Nut Stuffed Leg of Roast Lamb, Boulangere Potatoes and Jus

Looking for something special this Easter? Try our Rosemary & Pine Nut Stuffed Leg of Roast Lamb. Roast lamb is a traditional choice for Easter – and all year round as far as we’re concerned. It crops up regularly on our party and wedding menus where customers are looking for a hearty crowdpleaser to soak […]

Plan your wedding at Sulgrave Manor

We are lucky enough to be surrounded by some really gorgeous venues right on our doorstep, many of which have a unique history. Ross & Ross Events recently took over the management of weddings at Sulgrave Manor, a gorgeous wedding venue on the edge of Northamptonshire. Built in the mid-1500s by direct ancestors of George […]

We’re celebrating at Ross & Ross Events HQ this week – it’s our Head Chef Jon’s birthday!

If you’ve been to a Ross and Ross event lately, you may well have met Jon Rix, or at least sampled some of his creations. We caught up with him in the kitchen whipping up more delicious treats for a three-day retreat and tempted him to sit down with a coffee to find out a […]

It’s time to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!

Crisp, gooey, cheesy… we don’t need an excuse to enjoy a cheese toastie, but we invite you to join us in celebrating National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day on 12 April. Is there such a thing as a bad grilled cheese sandwich? Whether it’s mousetrap cheddar stuffed into cheap white sliced bread or a far more […]

Reducing plastic waste at Ross and Ross Events

Reducing plastic waste is really important to us and we are working towards becoming a plastic-free company. As a society, we’re becoming increasingly aware of the effects of single use plastics on our planet. We’re committed to lessening our impact on the environment, and a key part of this mission is reducing plastic waste. Did […]

Celebrating some of the UK’s finest meat produce with National Butchers Week

Now in its 11th year, National Butchers Week celebrates the skilled work done by our nation’s independent butchers, bringing us the best British meat to our tables. A great local butcher on your high street is a rare and valuable commodity. As well as sourcing the best quality British meat, butchers have a treasure trove of […]

Wow your guests with the Ross & Ross oyster canapés station

Fresh, fun and sophisticated, oyster canapés are a favourite with wedding and party guests! Here at Ross and Ross, we’re huge fans of oysters. They’re a bit of a treat and we’re committed to sourcing the best quality seafood for our clients’ events. We were lucky enough to find Flying Fish Seafoods, in Cornwall, who […]

Try our venison loin and Jerusalem artichoke recipe

Our delicious venison loin and Jerusalem artichoke recipe uses the finest locally sourced seasonal produce and is very simple to get on your table this Spring. From November to March, Jerusalem artichokes are our favourite seasonal produce – small, knobbly potato-like vegetables that have gained popularity in recent years. Some of our clients have admitted to not picking […]

How to choose your wedding venue

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! You’ve found the wonderful partner to spend the rest of your life with, now you need somewhere to say I do – time to choose your wedding venue. There has never been a better time to get married. New wedding venues are popping up all over the place, classic ones […]

10 Tips for Planning a Christmas Wedding by Ross & Ross Events

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and the perfect time for a wintery celebration. Here are our top 10 tips for your Christmas wedding. 1. Start planning early Christmas is a busy time of year for celebrations, even if it’s outside of the traditional wedding season. If you’re planning a Christmas wedding, you […]

A glimpse at indulgence wedding catering from Ross and Ross

When planning your special day, we understand how important it is to ensure that every detail is perfect. Ross and Ross offer bespoke menus and indulgence wedding catering using only the finest local seasonal ingredients. Your wedding should be as individual as you are. Our catering business, established in 2011, aims to offer the finest […]

Bespoke wedding bar hire to wow your guests

Here at Ross and Ross, food is at the heart of what we do. But we know that drinks are very important too! We can take care of your wedding bar hire by creating a menu of personalised drinks served using the finest quality local spirits to wow your guests on your special day. Ross […]

A complete wedding catering solution from Ross & Ross

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! Now it’s time to plan a party for the most important day of your life. You’ve already found the perfect partner… we’ll help you raise a toast with our bespoke wedding bar. Not only do we offer fantastic wedding catering services, we also offer our unique Ross & Ross Bar […]

Dine like Royalty with our delicious taster bowl menu

Bowl food is rising in popularity and we expect it to take centre stage at many weddings this summer. Harry and Meghan chose a taster bowl menu for the royal wedding reception in May. What is a taster bowl menu? It’s exactly what it sounds like – tasty bowls of your favourite foods, distributed to guests in […]

A guide to corporate catering

Impress your clients and ensure you host an event to remember by carefully choosing the best corporate catering partner. Our guide to corporate catering is a great place to start. Planning the catering for a corporate event is a tricky business. Slip up once and you could forever be known as the guy who left half […]

8 top tips to planning your party catering

Oxfordshire party catering experts Ross & Ross have some top tips to ensure that your next party is a success! Catering for a large crowd can be a difficult task, and if you want to take your party food to the next level, it might be time to call in the professionals. Oxfordshire catering company Ross […]

4 ways to choose your event catering company

Are you looking for a new event catering company? Oxford catering company Ross & Ross have some tips to make sure you find the right event caterers. Choosing the right caterers can be an important and difficult decision. Nobody wants to leave their guests and delegates hungry or disappointed, so this is not a decision […]

Top tips from the Best Wedding Caterer in the UK 2018

Planning your special day can bring a variety of emotions… from excitement and fun to lots of pressure and stress. However we have you covered in regards to the catering. We have recently been named ‘The Best Wedding Caterers in the UK’ in the Hitched Wedding Awards 2018! So we know what we are talking about. We’d like to […]

Ross and Ross Food win Best Wedding Caterer in the UK!

It has recently been announced that Ross & Ross Food have been crowned the Best Wedding Caterers in the UK! What is The UK Wedding Awards? ‘Leading bridal brands Hitched, Perfect Wedding and You & Your Wedding have come together to recognise the very best of the UK wedding industry’. The UK Wedding Awards recognises various […]

Case study: A beautiful garden Cotswold wedding

Sam and Sarah chose the picturesque setting of Kiftsgate for their Cotswold wedding in July 2017. Ross & Ross created the perfect menu to complement their special day. Ross & Ross were perfect for the style of wedding we wanted. We hired some gardens locally and used a marquee for our reception. Not technically a […]

A look at Cotswold weddings

Chocolate box villages packed with rustic charm, striking historical and contemporary venues, brilliant access to the rest of the UK…. there are plenty of reasons that couples opt for Cotswold weddings on their special day. Flicking through the pages of Sunday supplements and glossy magazines, you don’t have to read very far to encounter stunning […]

Worst wedding gift ideas REVEALED!

Stuck for wedding gift ideas? It can be difficult to get it right when buying for newlyweds, and sometimes people get it wrong. Spectacularly wrong. We’ve put together a list of things you should probably avoid if you want to remain friends with the bride and groom. When friends and family invite you to share […]

8 things to consider when planning party food catering

When you envisage your perfect celebration, hungry grumpy guests are never part of the equation. With a little forethought, you can ensure that you choose a party menu that your guests will rave about. Here are 8 things to consider when planning your party food catering by bespoke caterers Ross & Ross. 1) Check your numbers […]

Ross & Ross – your unique Cotswolds wedding catering company

Ross & Ross are more than just a wedding catering company – they’ve developed and refined their passion for locally sourced quality produce and joined forces with the finest purveyors in their area to offer memorable feasts for a very important day. Ross & Ross collaborate with many celebrated Cotswolds suppliers to ensure only the […]

Meet Ross & Ross – catering services with added wow factor!

When Ross & Ross branched out with wedding catering services, they had one goal in mind – to turn traditional wedding catering on its head, without a limp prawn cocktail in sight. Find out what makes the Cotswold’s favourite wedding caterers so special. 1) How did you get started with wedding catering services? Ross & […]

Crowdfunding for our Horsebox bar!

We’ve launched our Crowdfunding campaign (running until 26th November) to raise £15,000 to turn our horse-box into a mobile bar for our weddings and events. You can support us and pledge to receive some amazing foodie rewards. View the Crowdfunder page here. We’ve decided to run a Q&A with our wonderful Bar Manager Pete to explain it […]

Tips for giving a Wedding Speech

Being asked to give a speech at a wedding is a big honour, but all too often it can be seen as a big burden. It’s understandable why this is; it entails getting up in front of a crowd of people, many of whom you may not know, and feeling pressured to entertain them with […]

Five Top Tips For Wedding Venues

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you will have undoubtedly noticed a spike in the popularity of barn weddings. Frankly, it seems avid Pinterest-ers everywhere just can’t get enough of them, and it’s easy to see why! Barns are brilliantly photogenic settings for weddings which typically offer plenty […]

Top Tips For Wedding Catering

Feeding your guests is a very important part of your big day – how you decide to do it is up to you. With so many options available, planning your wedding catering can be a minefield. Ross & Ross have catered numerous nuptials across Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds, and have put together a handy guide […]

Top 3 tips for the Perfect Autumn Wedding

Organising your perfect Autumn wedding? To start with, we’d like to say congratulations on becoming engaged and wish you all our luck for the future. We have the best tips that will help you decide what to have at your Wedding to make it the most memorable day of your life. Our Events Team have […]

Wedding Gifts at ‘The One’ Event

Not on the High Street were running an event focusing on all upcoming Wedding trends, including gifts, tableware and decorations, all made by artisan producers and small businesses. We really wanted to get involved as Wedding catering is our speciality and we have worked closely with Not on the High Street over the years. Our […]

Catering for a Birthday Party

On the 6th May, our Events Team were busy preparing for the first round of Stefan & Lesley’s Birthday Party. The chefs had been busy in the kitchen prepping the food to ensure that everything was quick and efficient on the day of the party. To kick off the party, Stefan & Lesley requested Canapés […]

Wedding Season begins!

It’s official…the Wedding Season has begun! Our chefs have been downstairs over the past few weeks prepping for upcoming Weddings in the Cotswolds. Our Events Team are excited to be back in the swing of things and making every Wedding special. On the 15th August we had our first Wedding of the season! It was […]

Rhodes House First Year Scholar’s Retreat

In March our Events Team returned to Rhodes House to cater for their First Year Scholar’s Retreat. Our chefs cooked up amazing dishes for the whole weekend event; Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner! We kept it fresh and exciting by including our Sharing Boards and Dessert Ladder which we showcased for the very first time! Saturday […]

Top 10 Tips for a Summer Wedding

Summer is a wonderful time of year to get married! We’ve come up with our 10 Top Tips for a Summer Wedding to give you some guidance & inspiration. Enjoy! Food Stations A massive trend for Summer 2017 is Food Stations. Why not add some theatre to your Drinks Reception with an Oyster Station, Mini […]

Rhodes House Scholar’s Retreat

After a lovely and festive Christmas break, our Events Team were all ready for 2017! Our first event of the year was at Rhodes House catering for the Scholar’s Retreat from the 13th-15th January. Second year Scholars were invited to enjoy a relaxing Weekend retreat at the grand Rhodes House located in central Oxford. Our […]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year! The past couple of months have proved spectacularly busy for Ross & Ross Food as we have kept up with an abundance of Christmas orders and catered for a number of Weddings and Events, including our very own Christmas Pop Up! Even though it has been […]

Christmas Pop Up

Last Thursday we held our Christmas Pop Up at the exquisite Oxleaze Barn. This event allowed guests to come and enjoy a three course meal, drinks and enjoy an evening with their friends, work colleagues or loved ones. Guests had the opportunity to roam around the venue which was adorned with twinkling Christmas lights and […]

The Perfect Christmas Party Outfit by Burton

Forget visions of novelty jumpers around the dinner table – dress for the occasion and take your signature style up a notch. We’ve enlisted the help of Burton to bring you a failsafe formula for how to look smart this Christmas. Mix up separates with party wear to get your festive style on form. We […]

Giveaways and Christmas Pop Up!

Ross & Ross Food have been involved in a couple of competitions and giveaways this week by The Foraging Fox and Halen Mon Salts. The Foraging Fox were offering people the opportunity to win one of our Ultimate Bacon Sandwich Kits which includes their splendid Beetroot Ketchup! The flavours of the Beetroot really contrast with […]

The Bar is now open!

We have a new addition to our Catering business, introducing our new official Bar Packages! Not only can we prepare and provide the food for your special event, but also the drinks including our new Cocktails. After a long, hard days work of trying several cocktails…we have constructed our very own drink menus and packages […]

Halloween Pop Up

Our Halloween Pop Up marked the return to the spectacular Stone & Wood Tiles showroom in Chipping Norton. After a busy day setting up and decorating, it was fantastic to see every guest enjoying themselves and enjoying the delicious food prepared by our amazing chefs. Once guests arrived at the venue, they were greeted by […]

Pumpkin Competition 2016

It’s the return of our annual Pumpkin competition! This competition is simple, so there’s no excuse to miss out. All we want you to do, is carve your best, most creative and scary pumpkin, take a picture of your creation (set dressing earns your extra points, and post it on our Facebook page. There is […]

Pop along to our Pop Up!

Winter is looking like a busy and exciting season, as we venture to a variety of retail shows and host our series of pop ups. We’re attending five retail shows, and hosting pop ups at four different events, giving you plenty of opportunity to try our products, and sample our amazing catering food. Our pop […]

Where are Ross & Ross this Winter?

Winter 2016 is looking busy! Not only are we hosting pop ups across the Cotswolds, but we’re also attending five retail shows. Starting on the 27th October, and finishing on the 27th November, it’s sure to be a fun packed month! Before I carry on, I would just like to apologise, as I’m about to […]

Catering in the Cotswolds

Recently, our events teams have been catering for Weddings and Corporate events at an alarming rate! From starlight ceilings, to geese herding, there’s been a wide array of extravagant events. Here is a run-down of some of the events we have catered for recently: Yellow Jay Events organised an event for a London based company […]

Where you’ll find Ross & Ross this Autumn/Winter

We’ve had a busy year here at Ross & Ross, from featuring at various trade shows, to catering for multiple weddings. You’d think after how busy we’ve been, we would take a break and relax a little? No! This Autumn and Winter we have a number of special pop ups coming up that we will […]

Winners Oxfordshire Business Awards 2016

  Winners at Oxfordshire Business Awards This month we were awarded The Knights Small Business Award in the 2016 Oxfordshire Business Awards. Now in its 22nd year, the Oxfordshire Business Awards saw more than 300 businesses across the county enter the 15 categories and 500 businesses attend the awards ceremony on Friday 17 June 2016.  Our […]

Diageo walk with joy

  Becca and Ross Whitmill went down to Portsmouth on Thursday 12th – Friday 13th May 2016. They were there to feed the 350 hungry, tired participants, who had just walked 50 miles for the Diageo walk with joy from Winchester to Slindon, all in one night! We wanted to make sure the participants had a […]

Wedding Fair at Cornwell Manor

On Saturday (07th May ’16) we went to a wedding fair event at Cornwell Manor in Cornwell. This was my first event with Ross & Ross Food and I thoroughly enjoyed myself, the grounds were absolutely stunning and the people I met were really lovely people. To top it off the sun was beaming throughout […]

We Took A Tour Around The Cotswolds Distillery!

When it comes to sourcing local products, our team will stop at nothing to find the very best that the Cotswolds has to offer. Which is why a couple of weeks ago our events coordinator, Becca, found herself spending an afternoon at The Cotswolds Distillery! The Cotswolds Distillery opened for production in September 2014, and […]

February with the Events Team

February was a busy old month as ever. The first thing we did was host our first Pop Up of 2016! 32 hungry diners joined us for a 5 course Valentine’s inspired feast at Wine Bear; a FABULOUS wine shop, bar & café located just off Chipping Norton’s High Street. Owner Richard did a fantastic […]

January Happenings from the R&R Events Team.

Where has January gone? We can’t quite believe we’re in February already! We’ve been super busy helping lots of couples nail down the food for their big day. It seems lots of people got engaged over Christmas (CONGRATULATIONS!), and now everyone is hard at work planning and organising! Ross W and Becca have been kept […]

December Mania with the R&R Events Team

Happy New Year! We hope you had an amazing Christmastime and have managed to recover from all the festivities! Now that we’ve settled back in again, we wanted to give you a little update… We had an extremely busy December here at Ross & Ross.  Between thousands of gift boxes flying off the shelves towards […]

A Cotswold Wedding- Which style of Wedding Catering is right for you?

Food is one of the most important aspects of your Wedding Day and it can be tricky when planning a Wedding to decide what to do when it comes to the catering. With dietary requirements flying in from guests who are intolerant-to-this & allergic-to-that, being torn between tradition & trend, and not to mention ‘family […]

Escape to the Country- Why the Cotswolds is the perfect location for your Wedding…

Some say there is NO better place than the Great British Countryside. And the Brides & Grooms who choose the Cotswolds as the location for their BIG DAY certainly wouldn’t disagree. With stunning venues, breathtaking views & some of the Wedding industries best suppliers, its no wonder the Cotswolds is host to thousands of Weddings […]

Your Orchard Feast Invitation

24th, 25th, 26th July 2015 You’re invited to our Orchard Feast! We’re bringing our popular monthly pop-up restaurant event to the Adlestrop Orchard for three days this weekend. We’ve put together a gorgeous, summery five course menu stuffed full of seasonal, well sourced, top quality food. It’ll be served to you under the trees in a beautiful […]

Great Taste Awards 2015 Judging

So this week we were asked to go and judge at the prestigious Great Taste Awards 2015. So what are the Great Taste Awards I hear you ask? Each year, fine food producers from around the world enter their products in the best respected awards in the country. This year 10,000 products were entered and […]

Falafel, Flowers & FLAVACLASH

Firstly, a huge THANK YOU to all those who attended our Pop Up Supper Club last Saturday. Our Spring Menu went down a storm, with diners indulging in food and drink well into the night…. 5 Courses of fabulous food! An all-round favourite was the Falafel served with a delicious Tahini & Basil dip. Lovely […]

Halloween is here!

Hi everyone Hope you’re all feeling good and are getting into the spirit one of my favourite dress up occasions of the year.. HALLOWEEN!  SO TO BUSINESS. I’m sure you’re all aware by now that we have recently launched a new gift box that we’re really excited about – The Homemade Curing Kit… Bacon. If […]