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Weddings can be tiring affairs. The getting ready, the ceremony, the drinking, the dancing – these will all take it out of your guests! That’s why catering is key to a successful day. They say an army marches on its stomach, and this is very much true of wedding guests as well. When you’re surrounded by your nearest and dearest on your special day, do you really want to be worrying about whether or not they’ve had enough to eat?


Pie and mash – a hearty solution


The key to making sure your guests have enough fuel in the tank food-wise is in choosing the right type of food as well as the right amount. Salads are fine but most will want something a little more filling to ensure they can continue to party all night long. Bearing this in mind, why not go with a traditional British classic and cater your event with pie and mash?

pie and mash buffet

The great thing about pie and mash is that it suits every taste. A flexible and varied choice, our pie and mash menu offers a variety of fillings, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, meaning that no one will have to go without food. With a gourmet and a classic menu, we tailor our service to suit your exact needs, so that everything will be taken care of in time for your big day.


Pie and mash van hire – the solution for great value


Did you know that, in 2018 more than 30% of brides and grooms in the UK said they felt that they had overspent on food for their wedding? With wedding costs in general at an all-time high, it’s important to make sure you are getting value for money on any catering selections you make.

steak pie and mash

That’s why KK Catering’s pie and mash van hire offers couples excellent value for money. Caterers who offer sit-down meals will typically charge a premium for their services, however by hiring one of our vans you get the same great food without the cost. Because of the flexibility they provide, pie and mash van hire can also make your day more enjoyable for guests, allowing them to eat when and where they want!


So how do I get Pie and Mash at my wedding?


It’s really pretty easy, the first thing you need to do is get a price specific to your wedding day from KK Catering, to do that we will need to know a few details about your wedding, where it is, when it is and how many guests you want to serve from our delicious pie and mash units, you can give us all this info here on our contact page.

Once you send us that form, our team will pick up your details, do some magic with the numbers and email you a quote within 1 hour, sometimes we can even display the price to you instantly if there are enough details provided to give you an instant price.

One thing is for sure, giving your guests pie and mash at your wedding is just a few clicks away.

Arm yourselves, people. The most important event of the summer is only months away! That’s right, National Fish and Chips day is coming on June 3rd, here is how to celebrate in style with fish and chips this summer!

When you think of deliciously crispy batter and salt and vinegar sprinkled chips, your brain might conjure up images of the Great British seaside, huddled against the cold and rain, praying a seagull doesn’t choose your dinner for his own. But there is a better way.

fish and chip van hire birthday party

You’ll be the hit of any big party if you decide that instead of a stuffy, sit-down dinner, you bring out a fish and chips van, delivering fresh, delicious food all night long. Saying your vows at a wedding? Celebrating a birthday? Fish and chips are a brilliant addition to any event, no matter how formal.


Fish & Chips A British Classic


According to the National Federation of Fish Fryers, fish and chips have been around in the UK since 1860 and spread rapidly through the industrialising cities of Manchester and London as hot, nutritious and easy to get meal for factory workers. Some have even claimed that this Great British dish helped win the First and Second World War- fish and potatoes were not rationed during the wars and so kept the soldiers and those working on the home front and the factories fed and energised. Winston Churchill even called the classic dish a ‘good companion’.

couple holding fish and chips next to catering van

In the 21st century we’re still big fans, with around 10,500 business selling the dish all over the United Kingdom. So it makes sense to include this well-loved favourite in your next big party or event. No more fussy eaters, no more worrying over who will eat which dish and who won’t. Fish and chips have proven, time and time again, to be one of the nation’s favourite meals.


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And besides, nobody wants a party that’s immediately forgotten once you leave, do they? With a fish and chip van serving out delicious portions of this classic meal- for a fraction of a price to other caterers- everyone will be talking about your party for weeks to come. No one forgets something as unique and exciting as fish and chip van hire.

The ‘first dance’ is a wedding tradition that dates all the way back to 16th century Europe. It’s had many incarnations, now ranging from slow movements between newlyweds to the entire wedding party busting out a pre-rehearsed routine.

Couple dancing at wedding

According to Brides Magazine, it’s most common to happen after guests have eaten – meaning the catering actually plays a big part in whether it’s a hit or a miss. With this in mind, let’s look at three ways the food can be the key to whether or not you have a successful first dance on your wedding day.


Mood


Food – especially the right food – has the power to make you happy! This is obviously very important if you want to have a spring in your step during the first dance. If you’ve just savoured a slice of heaven from pizza van hire, you’ll certainly have something to dance about when you stand up in front of your guests. After all, you should feel looser and better prepared to throw some shapes.


Energy


You need to have high energy levels for your first dance – especially if you’re going modern and choosing a fast-paced routine. Your wedding day can be long and tiring, what with getting up early and spending hours getting ready before the ceremony even begins.

bride and groom with fish and chips on wedding day

If you choose something with plenty of substance – perhaps the delights from burger van hire – it will give you newfound energy by the time you hit the dance floor.



Movements


If you sit down for a lavish multi-course meal you are likely to feel slightly sluggish afterwards. In fact, an elaborate dance might be the furthest thing from your mind! Luckily, smaller meals – such as a portion of fish and chips – won’t be overbearing. You can eat as much or as little as you feel is necessary before the time comes to wow your guests with your dance moves.


It’s almost time!

 


Your first dance is a once in a lifetime kind of thing – so you’ll want to make sure you blow people away! If you’re keen to let the food be your secret weapon for this, be sure to check out the catering options available at KK Catering.

The Italians use the phrase ‘al fresco’ to describe the act of dining outside. It’s a popular way to eat overseas – and it could be a great way for your guests to eat too! If you’re holding an event soon and are banking on the weather being pleasant, then you can’t go wrong with treating your guests to an outdoor meal. Whether you’re weighing up burger van hire, fish and chips, pie and mash, or many other catering options, here are three benefits of eating outside for your guests.


Space


Your choice of venue needn’t be a constraint if you opt for a catering option that can be served outside. It means that you and your guests can make the most of the additional space. Without having to be packed in within the same four walls.

bride and groom with fish and chips at there wedding

This isn’t just helpful from a practical standpoint. It can also go some length to ensuring that people are able to relax and feel comfortable at your event.



Taste


Do you know that it’s been found that food actually tastes better when you eat it outside? This is because the fresh air makes us more present, in the process giving us the ability to get a more heightened sense of taste from our meals. Pizzas, for instance, are delicious. But they’re especially tasty when consumed outside by someone who’s just been served a heavenly slice from a mobile food van.


Health


Your duty as host is to tend to your guests’ needs. What’s a better way to do this than by keeping them healthy? According to a Japanese study published in 2009, outside elements – such as trees and plants – give off health-boosting phytoncides that heighten the immune system.

A baked potato van from kkcatering

Team this with the fact that your super tasty dishes can reduce a person’s stress levels. You can be confident that your guests arrive and leave in tiptop shape!


What a great idea!


You won’t regret choosing a catering option which ensures your guests can make the most of the great outdoors during your event. For more information on different dishes that you could offer, be sure to check out KK Catering.

 

 

Pizza is hardly known as traditional wedding food. But why should that stop you from serving it on your big day? If the happiest day of your life is right around the corner, it’s time that you realised how pizza – and many other non-traditional dishes – could be perfect for you and your guests. In case you need your arm twisting, let’s look at three great reasons to serve pizza at your wedding.


Universality


Who doesn’t love pizza? Very few people it turns out. According to the government’s 2017 National Food Survey, more people are eating pizza than ever before in the UK.

In fact, the average person now chows down on 75 grams of pizza each week! Due to this, you can bet that your guests won’t be disappointed to see that you’ve chosen pizza van hire to supply the catering for your wedding.


Variety


There are endless options when it comes to pizza toppings. While you might be partial to the likes of buffalo chicken on yours, others might instead prefer a more simplistic margarita. This is only taking into account personal preference and doesn’t factor in dietary requirements, which can also be catered for with pizza. Ultimately, you’re making sure that every guest is served a meal that they can actually enjoy.


Health


Don’t be fooled by its reputation; pizza can indeed be healthy. Meat toppings, for instance, provide a substantial source of protein. Meanwhile, those with vegetables on can be rather nutritious. In terms of your wedding, pizzas can sometimes have the power to reduce hangovers for your guests.

Group of people waiting for pizza at a self service pizza bar

In 2017, a Pizza Express survey revealed: “Such nutrients also help to reduce tiredness and fatigue, one of the key problems after a night of partying.”


Feeling hungry?


Just the thought of serving pizza at your wedding will probably make you feel hungry. That’s without mentioning all the other tasty food vans that you can choose from at KK Catering. If you’re weighing up your options ahead of your big day, be sure to get in touch to hear about all our exciting and affordable catering options.