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Shortlisted Bridebook Awards 2017

Monday 6th February 2017

Great start to the week this Monday with the fabulous news that we at Total Hospitality have been shortlisted for the Bridebook Awards 2017. We are immensely proud and so very grateful to those that voted for us. We still have some dates available this year for your wedding catering and if you are recently engaged we are now taking bookings for 2018 too. Don't forget to book in your tasting if you haven't had one yet as this is a really important opportunity to sample the menu for your wedding breakfast and ask us as many questions as you have. We can t wait to cater for our 2017 brides and grooms, so once again thank you for being part of our little family business. We love each and every wedding we…

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Panfried Halibut on Potato Cake, served with Hollandaise & Samphire Recipe

Friday 6th January 2017

Serves 4 Ingredients 28oz / 800 grm Halibut fillet (order fresh from your fishmonger) 7oz pp cut into equal fillets. 50 grams butter Pinch of salt & pepper 50 grams samphire garnish with fresh watercress Ingredients for potato cake; 800 grams potatoes chopped parsley chopped chives pinch salt & pepper 50grm butter Ingredients for hollandaise; 125g butter 2 egg yolks ½ tsp white wine vinegar pinch salt splash cold water lemon juice pinch cayenne pepper 1. Method for potato cake; Peel and chop the potatoes, then boil and mash adding the butter & seasoning. Add the chopped herbs and push into and lined square non stick baking tray. Cook in a hot oven at 180 degree (fan) for 20-25 mins or until golden on top. Do not allow to brown. Allow to fully cool (refrigeration is best) and then cut into 4 equal squares leaving in the baking tray. 2. Method for hollandaise; Melt the butter in a saucepan and…

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Classic Beef Wellington Recipe

Wednesday 7th December 2016

Serves 4 Ingredients 450g flat mushrooms sea salt and ground black pepper rapeseed oil 2 sprigs fresh thyme 750g prime beef fillet 2tbsp English mustard 8 slices of Parma ham 500g ready-made puff pastry flour, to dust 2 egg yolks Method Finely chop the mushrooms. Scrape the mushrooms with the chopped thyme into a pan & lightly season. Cook over a high heat for about 10 mins to cook out the moisture from the mushrooms then leave to cool. Heat a frying pan. Season the beef and rub with the oil, then sear in the hot pan for 30 secs on all sides. You don't want to cook it through just colour and seal in the juices. Remove the beef from the pan and leave to cool. Brush all over with the English mustard. Lay out a sheet of cling film on a work surface and arrange the Parma ham slices on it, in slightly overlapping rows.…

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Sharing Platters

Wednesday 9th November 2016

At Total Hospitality we love serving our sharing platters to tables at any event. Whether it be an Italian inspired Antipasti platter or Traditional Farmhouse platter to start with, or one of our sharing platter dessert boards that go down a treat at the…

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10 ideas to make your wedding unique

Wednesday 28th September 2016

1 midnight snack pack 2 confetti bar 3 hangover relief kits 4 cocktail bar 5 personalised converse trainers 6 popcorn bar 7 Surprise guests with a handwritten note in each place card 8 Make sure the dance floor is packed by asking invitees to jot down three favourite songs 9 Order custom labels for wine and water. 10 Hang a series of framed photos of both of you as children at the reception.

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Wedding Trends for 2017

Tuesday 20th September 2016

Rustic Rustic themed weddings are such a great way of introducing some really personal touches to your wedding. Whether it be a beautiful tithe barn wedding or tipi's in the garden, rustic is definitely going to be popular for 2017. Check our Ufton court where total hospitality is a preferred caterer the perfect choice for a rustic wedding of your dreams Ufton Court Weddings We can help with hessian table runners on the dining tables with personalised wedding menus printed. We can offer wooden tree slices as centre pieces and also used for canape service. Our rustic sharing platter options are great for a relaxed start tot he wedding breakfast. sharing platters on pinterest Check our recommended supplier Oakwood events for some beautiful rustic lighting. Oakwood Events For some more inspiration take a look at; bridal guide rustic wedding ideas the knot - rustic weddings Vintage Vintage is a timeless classic and always perfect for an intimate wedding splashed with individuality. The ideas are endless for a perfect family wedding oozing with style.…

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Canapes & Cocktails

Monday 4th July 2016

Whether you are planning a wedding, Charity ball or party celebration, canapes and cocktails are the perfect way to start the festivities off. We have an extensive range of canapes to suit all tastes. CANAPE MENU We can also create bespoke dishes to suit a particular theme or even do larger bites to be circulated as a great alternative to a seated meal. BOWL FOOD MENU Our extensive range of cocktails created by a wonderful bar team can also be paired an themed in with the style of your event. COCKTAIL MENU Guests want fresh and local produce and clients are increasingly looking for a menu that will reflect this. They want dishes that are easy to eat, look fresh and exciting to eat and are…

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BBQ season

Wednesday 1st June 2016

Don't you just love it when we finally start to get some warmer weather with longer nights. May is always our busiest month for BBQ enquiries for clients whom wish to book a BBQ for their party, birthday, anniversary…

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Ufton Court Wedding Fayre - 8th May 2016

Wednesday 20th April 2016

We are very excited about the up coming wedding fayre at beautiful local venue Ufton Court where we are a preferred catering supplier. It is taking place on the 8th May from 11-3pm. If you are looking for a wedding venue for your special day, then this really is the perfect choice. Ufton Court is set in 16 acres of picturesque and secluded grounds, it is hard to believe Ufton Court is just off the M4 junction 12 on the Berkshire/Hampshire border, making it a perfect location for travelling guests from east and west via road or rail. Their stunning Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house and 16th Century timber-framed Tithe Barn provide the perfect setting for your wedding, seating 150 guests…

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New website

Friday 18th March 2016

Total Hospitality is pleased to launch our new website as of today 18th March 2016! We hope that you enjoy the new features including the new menus pages where you can easily download and print all our menus and pricing. The new testimonials page where you can send us in your own experiences of Total Hospitality and we can upload straight to the site. There is a great photo gallery where we will be regularly updating and showing you pictures of our culinary delights. We have also added both a suppliers page listing some of our favourite and recommended suppliers. And also a venues list of our preferred venues which we love and work with regularly. And of course this blog where we will be sending you regular updates about what Total Hospitality is up to. As always we have a dedicated team of staff waiting to hep you with any enquiry you may have weather for a new event or a question relating to an existing booking....we are happy to help.…

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