Those who follow our Instagram account may remember that in 2019 we ran a ‘Ones to Watch’ on our page – a chance to show off some of the work from wonderful new suppliers we had found. Well, we love these guys so much we wanted to run a full feature to show you exactly what they can do!
Run by the loveliest couple, Julie & Mark, and based near Burton-on-Trent, Dove’s Delights offer a range of services to add to your event. They caught my eye instantly with their beautiful displays and generous food offerings, and I have been in love ever since.
As a bit of a foodie myself I love to see caterers offering something fresh, fun and exciting, and that’s exactly what Doves Delights do. But they do it with a rustic charm that is so enticing that it makes a lovely addition to any celebration. With props handmade by Mark himself, and exceptional food & local produce on offer, they give a personal touch and a lot of love to everything they do.
It was their concept of grazing tables that really piqued my interest. Perfect for nibbles at a party and a wonderful alternative to a formal wedding breakfast, their platters combine a selection of everyone’s favourite grazing snacks which can be served to your guests at the table. With various options available, your guests can enjoy cheeses, pickles, scratchings & black pudding, olives, cured meats… all the words I love to hear! Plus there are options for fresh fruit, desserts, and canapés. It’s a fantastic foodie experience.
But that is only the beginning… Their rustic cart is immensely popular as it looks gorgeous in any room; perfect for a charcuterie station or, if you’re anything like me, filled full of cheese. Working with the Great British Cheese Company, they can offer favourites such as the Lancaster Bomber, Drunken Monk and Flagship Cheddar amongst others, served with bread & butter, mustards, chutneys, fruit, nuts and more - all presented exquisitely on the homemade cart.
And if that’s not enough cheese for you (is there ever such a thing?!) consider their cheese cakes or truckle towers. Either alongside or in place of your regular wedding cake, this is not only a delicious and indulgent treat, but is fun, colourful and will get your guests talking!
They offer other food concepts too, from grazing ladders to donut walls and sweet carts to add the finishing touches to your special day. They have options for ice cream, cream tea, and they have recently announced their SNACK SHACK full of crepes and waffles!
And during lockdown they've been offering gorgeous grazing boxes - some of these are now available nationwide too!