We have talked to Claire Wyldbore from Claire Cooks. She fills private yachts in Monaco and Cannes, intimate weddings and everything else in between with her delicious food. Her home-cooked style of catering has brought her a long way.
It doesn't matter what the occasion is, she loves to work with her clients up close and make each event special for them. Her dishes reflect all her love for cooking and we can vouch for that!
What qualities make up a great catering company?
For me it is all about passion and the love of great food and great flavours. Working closely with your client to come up with a menu you are both exited about is very important to make each event individual to the client. There of course has to be organisation and and trust within the team.
What is the best part about working in the catering industry?
The people you get to meet, the smiles you put on their faces and send them away fulfilled. For me it is also an important creative outlet that takes me from Private Villas and Yachts to amazing Chateaus nestled in the vineyards.
Why hire a catering company? Why choose yours, in particular?
Hiring a catering company takes some of the stress and worry out of your event to leave you to enjoy it. It is important to work with a company that you get along with, I like to think I am that company as I try to work closely with my clients so they are as much involved with the decisions of the menu.
What is your signature dish?
I would not say I have a signature dish as such, I am all about great home style food using the freshest ingredients available locally. I have been in Provence for 10 years now so I am influenced by the region, and my English roots.
How does catering improve an event?
Catering gives people a focus to an event, be it a simple Canapé and cocktail party to a large wedding dinner.
What are 3 tips for someone who is trying to hire a catering company for an event?
Find a company you connect with. Choose a company that cooks what you want for you event, some will be more frilly fancy and others more informal in presentation but still not lacking in flavour! Dont let fancy photographs sway you, they use photos in McDonalds too!