"Just a note to thank you very much for cooking us such a lovely dinner on Saturday evening. Everyone enjoyed your food very much, and I think they thought they were the judges for a Master Chef programme, everything was so intricate and beautifully presented. Best Wishes." - Lady C
"We had the Fine Food Matters team to cater for our Silver Wedding party. Their professional sevice and attention to detail helped the party go so smoothly. The star of the show was the hog. Everyone who came thought it was delicious especially the crackling! I think this is a fun way to serve a big crowd and keep them happy! I would not hestitate to recomend. Thank you for doing such a great job!" - A Wilson
"Thank you for making our wedding reception so wonderful. Lots of our guests commented on how delicious and beautifully presented the food was, and the whole team worked very hard to make sure everything ran like clockwork so we could sit back and enjoy our day. For us it was effortless fun, and that's all down to their careful planning and preparation, as well as their passion and commitment to what they do. Creative, fun, dedicated and experts in their field, I would recommend to anyone!" - K Beck
"I contacted Fine Food Matters at short notice to cater for a large family buffet. The range of food was excellent, beautifully presented and we are very impressed. Homemade quiche, a range of green bean salads, half smoked ham, silverside of beef, pasta salads, smoked fish, cheeseboard, breads chutneys and pickles. In the past I have always gone straight to M&S by habit, however I was so impressed with the quality, portion sizes , presentation, service, and ease of arranging this, that I will be contacting them again in the future. Value for money was excellent and the company made the whole event feel very special and 'homemade'." - G Schilling
Fine Food Matters will tailor make packages to suit a range of needs from family BBQs to Corporate Dinners, Birthdays to Weddings, street food to festivals! No job is too small or too big. Please give us a call. We are confident that we will exceed all your expectations.
Richard Stuart - Executive Chef:
Our award winning executive Chef was trained at the country’s elite Birmingham College of Food, Tourism & Creative Studies. After completing his NVQ Level 3 Professional Cookery qualification, he went on to finish his training in France, where he gained invaluable experience with Chef Charles Livon in his acclaimed restaurant in Marseille. Upon returning to the College, he completed his Culinary Arts Management Degree before going on to work at the world's famous Waterside Inn in Bray, under the watchful eye of 3 Michelin star Chef Albert Roux. Whilst in his employment with the Roux Brothers, he still found time to be actively involved with his family’s family Event Catering business, cooking at such venues as Royal Ascot and Taste of London. He has since gone on to travel around the UK, working for some of the country’s best chefs.
Richard took over the business in 2009 from his parents and along with his team, has continued to develop and expand the business, catering at some of the Midlands most beautiful venues.He prides himself on using only the highest quality local produce and employs professional and experienced staff.
If you can’t find what you are looking for on our sample menus, our Chef would be happy to meet with you to design a menu to suite your needs and budgetary requirements.
Mandy Shorthouse - Events & Wedding Coordinator
Mandy has a wealth of hospitality experience over a period of 35years since graduating from Birmingham College of Food with her OND in Hotel, Catering & Institutional Management and the HCIMA in 1981, working both “hands on” in the industry and for 25 years teaching in Further & Higher Education in Catering Colleges across the country. Her expertise in Food & Beverage Service and Event Management has been invaluable in her role as Hospitality Manager for a range of large scale sporting events including The Open, Commonwealth Games in Scotland, The Oval, Lords & Edgbaston Cricket Grounds. More recently, she had been involved in Wedding Co-ordination at a local Golf Club in her role as Food & Beverage Manager. She strongly believes in putting the customer first, from the initial client meeting, through to ensuring the event is executed to the highest of standards that FFM have come to expect, be it advising clients, office administration, pulling pints or managing an event.
Helen Cooper - Events Manager
Helen has 20 years of experience within the hospitality sector, starting her career as a student at Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies at the age of 16, where she achieved NVQ's level 1, 2 and 3 in Food and Beverage Service and Supervision. Helen gained experience in the front of house both here in the UK and in Australia, her job roles varied including; Bar and restaurant manager at sports clubs, plus match day supervisor at West Bromwich Albion and Event supervisor at Birmingham University.
In 2003, Helen went on to train as a Food Service Lecturer and began her teaching career by returning to Birmingham College of Food, then Halesowen College and South and City College. More recently Helen co-ordinated the Food and Beverage courses and managed the 40 cover training restaurant at The Academy in Kidderminster through Birmingham Metropolitan College.Helen's passion for food service creates an excellent customer experience and customer loyalty that always leaves the customer wanting to return. Helen always has a smile on her face and a sharp eye for detail, she wants to ensure your customer experience is a pleasant one whether it's a fine dining event, barista service, bar, banquet or casual dining.