the-recipe are an award winning event catering company based in Old St, London. Set up in 2006, the-recipe have built a reputation for providing impeccable catering for corporate & private clients looking to give their event, that extra edge.
A creative, bespoke approach means never
standing still – always looking to develop new, innovative ideas & concepts.
With a very personal touch each unique enquiry is treated as such and the response carefully crafted to ensure your event, stands out from the rest. Take a look at some of our work here.
Click a name to find out more about who’s behind your event.
David is the creative force behind the-recipe. His passion for food, eye for detail and relentless demand for flawless service keeps the team on their toes and the-recipe on the cutting edge.
He quickly cut his teeth working for Marco Pierre-White at L’Escargot before setting up his own award-winning, Café Soho.
Even outside the office, you’ll find him living & breathing (&, of course, eating) food. His recent projects include acclaimed pop-up restaurants Rock Lobsta & English Launderette. Down-time is filled with watching Spurs, going to gigs, snowboarding or, most recently, kite-surfing.
El Bulli in 2008
Radiohead, Beacon Theatre, NYC
Spend more time with my family!
John has more than thirty years’ experience in event catering. Following various roles within restaurants and hotels in the North, John came to London and joined Moving Venue Caterers, where he stayed for seventeen years. At MVC John gained unrivalled experience: operating at London’s most prestigious venues, developing his management skills and eventually landing the role of Managing Director. John joined the-recipe in 2010 and, armed with his wealth of expertise and established name in the industry, has set about steering the-recipe towards its vision: a seat at the top table of London’s event caterers.
Dinner at Les Crayeres, Reims
Led Zeppelin, Knebworth 1979
Learn to weld!
Simon takes care of the ‘business’ end and is the perfect complement to his brother’s creativity. Having progressed through his Chartered Institute of Management Accountants exams whilst working at IMG, Simon went on to start up his own car importing business. Then, in 2005, the opportunity to work with David setting up a catering business arose and he jumped at the chance. Simon brings both financial management and commercial savvy to the organisation and takes great pride in upholding the administrative side of the business, enabling the-recipe to enjoy the commercial success it deserves.
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, London
to get fit and in shape ready for my new baby in May
Jack is one of those chefs who lives and breathes his work (well except when he is looking after his two young children or playing for his Sunday league football team).
Since joining the-recipe in 2011 he has reignited his passion for fine dining - taking him back to his days at the OXO Tower in the 90′s. His established career in events has taken him across the globe and has included cooking for royalty on numerous occasions. Namely a banquet for all the European Heads of State and also Prince William’s 21st Birthday Party.
James Knappetts Kitchen Table @ Bubbledogs
Oasis at Wembley
To be better in all areas than the previous year!
Passionate foodie Kathryn joined the-recipe team from Rhubarb at The Royal Albert Hall in 2013. She has diverse experience working in the events industry ranging form food festivals in Manchester to being part of some of the most high profile and exclusive corporate & charity events in London.
When not working you will find Kathryn cycling round town on her pushbike and taking in the food & music culture of the Capital.
A nameless Indian restaurant, Chungking Mansions Hong Kong, 2009
Major Lazer, Westway, Portobello Road, 2012
Get to grips with my sewing machine!
A solid event operator who has cut his teeth in event catering in London since returning from working the ski seasons in 2011
Sardines cooked on an open flame
Coldplay, Prague, 2012
To ski Couloir Canadien, North face of the Bellecote, Vanoise, Fr
The lovely Lucy joined us in January as a Senior Sales Manager bringing her sparkle, passion and drive to help us push sales forward at the Recipe.
With a degree in Graphic Design and a background in Restaurant and Event Management, Lucy has worked in some of London’s most prestigious venues and events from the Paris Airshow to the Queens Diamond Jubilee lunch.
A bit of a social butterfly, you can usually find her out and about but as she has just recently bought a new house you will most likely find her in the DIY section at B&Q.
Nextmen at Shangri-La Glastonbury
To learn Upholstery
Sam is an integral part of our Sales team as well as working onsite for our Events at the Recipe.
A bit of a continental, Sam has worked across London and Europe for the Admirable Crichton Group, in music events promotions, as well as at the London 2012 Olympics.
In his spare time he likes to don the lycra (for cycling purposes only) and going to gigs and festivals.
Adulis- Little Eritrea in Brixton
De la Soul at Glastonbury 2014
To cycle to Paris!
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