Event & Wedding Caterers

COVID-19 EVENTS

EVENT CATERING DURING COVID-19

We’re always keeping up with the current guidelines on events and catering during the Covid-19 pandemic. We understand it can be hard to stay on top of the regulations and interpret the ever-changing information provided by the government, so we will be sure to update this page as and when anything changes, so you know where you stand with your event.

We’re continuously working hard to ensure we can continue to operate safely and to the highest standards of hygiene without compromising the quality of our service. We have put lots of measures in place such as temperature checking staff on arrival for shift, additional anti-bacterial gel available, side by side and back to back working wherever the 1m + rule isn’t possible within the kitchen, and of course our beautiful masks and visors!

We have worked through our menu to ensure everything we offer is Covid-19 safe, including our sharing boards being silver served by our masked staff, with each household having a separate bowl for vegetables and sides. Buffet style catering can also be served by our staff to ensure utensils are not being shared. Alternatively, if the lower guest head count means you’d prefer to go a little more premium with your menu, we love nothing more than serving up beautiful plates of  scallops and fillet of beef for everyone!

 

CURRENT CATERING GUIDANCE FOR WEDDING RECEPTIONS

The following information has been taken from the gov.uk website.

  • From 15th August receptions and other celebrations for weddings and civil partnerships can take place in COVID-19 Secure environments.
  • Capacity at a wedding or civil partnership reception or celebration (including the couple, guests and third-party suppliers, but not venue staff or third-party catering staff) should be limited to no more than 15. This means our team will not be counted within your 15 person limit.
  • During all activities linked to the reception or celebration, all parties, especially people from separate households/bubbles, should adhere to social distancing guidelines; 2 metres or 1 metre with risk mitigation (where 2 metres is not viable).
  • Wherever possible all food and drinks should be served by staff to minimise customer self-service, in line with the guidance for restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services.
  • Any other activities, including those that are watched by attendees (e.g. cake cutting) should take place with social distancing being maintained at all times.

CURRENT CATERING GUIDANCE FOR DINNER PARTIES

We can now cater for up to six people inside your own home. Enjoy a night off from the cooking and washing up in the comfort of your own home with a wonderful Ross & Ross evening. We’ll tailor the menu to your desire, just tell us what your favourite dishes are!
Whether it’s a birthday celebration, exam celebration or just an excuse for a good quality night in – we’ve got you covered.
No faffing around with struggling to book a table, organising transport or forgetting your mask.

CURRENT CATERING GUIDANCE FOR FUNERALS & WAKES

  • a modest number of close friends and family of the deceased may attend although funerals should have no more than 30 people in attendance. Attendance should also be within the capacity limits of the premises so that social distancing can be strictly adhered to. In some cases that may be less than 30 people.
  • Pre-funeral and post-funeral ceremonies may be held in line with the guidance on Staying alert and safe (social distancing). However, families may consider deferring a celebration or memorial service, until further social restrictions are lifted and at a time when attendance can take place safely.
  • the Regulations set out a maximum 30 people limit in respect of private homes, including gardens

CURRENT CATERING GUIDANCE FOR ALL OTHER EVENTS

It is otherwise against the law for gatherings of more than six people to take place in private homes (including gardens and other outdoor spaces). Businesses and venues following COVID-19 Secure guidelines can host larger groups. This is also the case for events in public outdoor spaces that are organised by businesses, charitable or political organisations, and public bodies, provided they take reasonable steps to mitigate the risk of transmission, in line with COVID-19 Secure guidance and including completion of a risk assessment. This can include weddings, civil partnership ceremonies and funerals (which we advise should be limited to no more than 30 people for funerals and 15 for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies), religious ceremonies and services, community activities and support groups. Any other gathering in an outdoor space or in a private home (or garden) must not be any larger than six people.

We understand that this is an uncertain time for anyone planning a wedding or event, and will work with you every step of the way, offering all the flexibility possible to ensure you get your dream day, whenever it may be.

Get in touch with us to discuss your event at events@rossandrossevents.co.uk.