Tailored Offering For Brides & Grooms
Hunter VIII Hunter is a luxury caterer, specialising in creating bespoke wedding experiences that make excellence accessible as standard.
Made up of an experienced and dynamic team of four creatives – chefs, events planners and stylists – Hunter VIII Hunter provides an unrivalled culinary offering with impeccable service, making it the perfect choice for those looking to host the most exclusive and unique wedding celebrations.
Hunter VIII Hunter caters for every culinary requirement, from the canapé reception to the wedding breakfast and evening buffet. Head Chef Nicole Richardson – who has cooked for a host of A-listers from Stephen Fry to the Prime Minister – can create an array of dishes from timeless classics to the new and innovative.
The organisation’s team of wedding planners work collaboratively with the couple to help organise every aspect of the special day right down to the favours and flowers.
The Hunter VIII Hunter team’s inimitable style and flair has set them apart as the next generation of British caterers. They live for a good party and through their individual inspirations and joint love of art, fashion and music, they combine to construct thought provoking and fun wedding events that speak to all five senses.Wedding Menu Tips
Food has long been intertwined with some of the happiest moments in our lives. Those planning a wedding will know it’s an integral part of the big day and creating a unique menu that showcases both partner’s personalities is one of the greatest way to give back to guests and ensure a memorable day. Your wedding menu will not only fuel the wedding party (quite literally), but will also add personality and style to the soiree.
Co-Founder and Executive Chef Nicole Richardson has put together her top tips for creating the perfect wedding menu:
- Buffet or BBQ?
Whether you decide to celebrate with a sit-down meal, a buffet, cocktail party or BBQ style event; choosing a wedding meal style is the first important decision you’ll make and all of your food and drink choices will cascade naturally from it. Other factors to consider when selecting a wedding menu style are the group size and the cost, as both will impact your final decision.
- Flavours & Ingredients
Work with your chosen wedding caterer to find out what ingredients are in season in the run up to your big day, choosing seasonal ingredients will ensure your wedding food is as fresh as possible. Attend tastings prior to the big day and ensure your menu selections are exactly how you envisaged.
- Make It Your Own
Often couples can overlook the personal side of wedding menu planning but sharing the story of your relationship through dishes inspired by special moments, memories or things you love to do together can add a thoughtful element to the day. Is there a food that you both love, or maybe a first date cooking experience that went terribly wrong but you both still ate? If so, incorporate it tastefully into your menu for guests to enjoy too – it’s a great talking point!
- A Feast For The Senses
It’s well known that we eat with our eyes long before the food touches our lips, and there is no better way to amplify your wedding food choices than with garnishes and finishing touches designed to wow. It’s important to work with a caterer who cares as much about presentation as they do about taste.
- Allergies & Intolerances
Unless you know everyone's dietary requirements and there is nothing too complicated, go with the option of sharing platters or a buffet to keep everyone happy. Try keeping spicy food and condiments separate so that guests can add as much or as little as they like. Do not pick boring vegetarian dishes as there will most likely be at least one vegetarian guest and they will have had endless goat cheese tarts! Ensure your caterer has an array of great vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options so no one feels left out.
Once you’ve decided on the menu style and the dish types to serve on your special day, it’s important to ensure that you are working with a trusted team to deliver your dream wedding party. At Hunter VIII Hunter we never use agency staff, working with only the best and most trusted individuals. We hand-pick each member of the team to fit the exact brief and believe that through treating our staff well we can properly support our wider team and provide clients with the best experience possible.
About The Team
Co-Founder and Executive Chef Nicole Richardson has worked in some of the London’s most exclusive restaurants and for the UK’s best event caterers. With a career spanning 10 years, Nicole has honed her cheffing skills and in the past few years has spent time consulting and devising menus for some of London’s largest events. During her career, Nicole has cooked for celebrity names and the fashion elite, including Stephen Fry, Gizzi Erskine, the Chanel team and the Prime Minister.
Co-Founder and Head of Events Planning Sheine Alexander has an eclectic background in events, heading up luxury brand campaigns, orchestrating large live music nights in London’s Shoreditch and managing a long term Arts Council funded project. Sheine approaches each project with creative flair and heads up a team of industry experts with great contacts. Previous clients that Sheine has worked with include Noble Isle, Bamford, Green & Spring and Aromatherapy Associates.
Senior Consultant Chef James Knox Boothman brings his impeccable knowledge and training as well as his big personality to the Hunter VIII Hunter team, creating menus and heading up the catering team. James has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants throughout Europe and London including the iconic establishment The French House. James has also worked launching East London independent A Little Of What You Fancy and Soho restaurant Coal Vaults as Head Chef in 2013.
Head of Styling Karolina Kluzniak is a London-based make-up artist with a huge breadth of experience in the industry, working in film, TV and theatre. Creating looks for some of Europe’s finest stages such as the Royal Opera House, Karolina uses her artistic direction in her capacity at Hunter VIII Hunter to deliver conceptual ideas from paper through to reality – creating the best dressed events time and again.
Contact Hunter VIII Hunter on 020 3514 0988 or by visiting www.hunter8hunter.london