Core Values  450x318 - We're listening...

In a world where mental health is becoming more and more predominant, here at Saffron we feel it is extremely important to look after our team, Our own Core Values reflect, Accountability, Passion, Teamwork and Respect and by ensuring that all staff are looked after and valued, we know we are doing our best as […]

Good to Go image 450x450 - Too Good to Go!

We’re always looking for ways to improve on what we offer at Saffron, always focusing on the local community and giving back as much as we can.  Last week we signed a contract with Too Good to Go which is a social impact company that brings people together to fight food waste. The company’s core […]

Changing times 450x305 - Changing Times

The changes in contract catering: Workplace environments are constantly changing to encourage a healthier work lifestyle, and this is having a significant impact on the requirements for contract caterers.  The sites we visit are more open plan, with games rooms and gyms becoming more commonplace, meaning catering is as much about boosting staff morale and […]

MM image 450x450 - Micro Markets

We have posted a lot about Micro Markets in the last 12 months and the growth of this technology-based catering concept has literally taken America by storm. Over 10,000 new Micro markets opened in the US in the last year alone.  What we are interested in, is the question as to whether this will follow […]

Refurb 1 450x338 - Contract Catering - Refurb Project

2019 sees our 4th year with the team at Specsavers, working closely at the HQ site in Nottingham to offer a Deli service to all 350 employees.  Its been a fantastic project for us to set up the canteen in 2015 and continually work on making it the success it is today. We were really […]

Drinks 7 450x636 - 2019 Inspiration and Trends

It’s 2019 and we’re back with a  bang!  2018 was brilliant for Team Saffron, we continue to grow year on year and 2019 will be no different! Over the festive break we’ve been contemplating what will be on trend for 2019, taking into consideration what was popular last year and how couples view their catering […]

competition winners 450x450 - Competition Winners!

Last week we had the pleasure of meeting Lynsey and Joseph who were our lucky competition winners, winning free venue hire for one of our venues, The Glade!  We took the opportunity to sit down with them both and chat through some questions regarding their big day and the couple themselves. The couple met through friends […]

Kim and Kez - Expanding our Saffron Wedding Team!

With Christmas now out of the way, our team are back fully focused on wedding catering, and with the business continuing to grow, we’ve expanded our wedding team! Towards the end of last summer, we welcomed Kerrie to the team, Kerrie joined us as our Wedding and Events Coordinator, liaising with all of our lovely […]

5 450x338 - Catering at Christmas

Now December is well and truly behind us, the team have taken a little time to reflect on our busiest period of the year. For 2017, we finished our ‘summer’ of weddings by Mid October, with a number of corporate and private events booked in for the end of October and all of November, meaning […]

Warwick Castle Standard Set up 450x300 - Catering in Castles!

We have recently formed a partnership with Warwick Castle which is really exciting for Team Saffron!  At such a historic and prestigious venue, it is an honour to be a part of the history and we’re really looking forward to working with the team at Warwick, particularly on their corporate events. Collaboration has already started […]

1 450x338 - Catering for a Good Cause

On Sunday we had the pleasure of attending the Kings Head pub in Lichfield.  With most of our smaller catering bookings, we don’t always know the nature of the event until we arrive and it was an absolute pleasure to hear the back story of this venue. When the locals of Lichfield heard the lease […]

Point to Point 1 450x338 - Catering & Bar at Point to Point!

This weekend we had the pleasure of offering our event catering and bar services at the Point to Point event in Atherstone.  It is our second year at this event, last year the weather did not go in our favour and our staff had to battle through the mud, wind and rain, but this year […]

Elvaston outdoor - New Venue - Elvaston Castle

As a team we are always looking for opportunities to expand our portfolio and embrace new projects.  So when the opportunity to tender came up last Summer for Elvaston Castle, we jumped at the chance!   Our team worked together to input into the tender which is no easy task but after a long process, […]

Corporate catering

Over the last 6 weeks or so, our kitchen team have been staying after hours to come up with a range of new corporate lunch menus.  With over 30 corporate clients ordering lunches with us on a daily basis, its important we keep our catering menus fresh, appealing and of course, cost effective. With this […]

Admin team 1 450x253 - Team Restructure!

Today we welcome to the team Kellie Williams!  Kellie has been working on a part-time casual basis as an Event Manager for the past couple of years, but has today started her new position as Weddings and Events Co-ordinator in a permanent capacity.  Kellie has a background in hospitality management and HR, and brings a […]

Band camp 1 - Happy Campers!

Always looking for something different and a team challenge, this month we were offered the opportunity to cater for the Basecamp Festival!  Over a 4 day period, the Basecamp Festival holds the title as one of the best ‘non music festivals in the UK’, which sounded great! We nominated a team for the event and […]

Admin - A Day in the Life of... Administration!

We know you all love to see pictures of our events and our delicious food, but today we thought we’d give you an insight into behind the scenes at Saffron, focusing on our administration team. On average we receive between 75 and 100 emails per day, so our inbox is constantly monitored.  Our administration team […]

IMG 2905 - Exceeding Expectations

One of our key corporate clients has kept us busy over the past couple of weeks as we’ve been catering for a forum event held at their premises.  At Specavers Head Office in Nottingham, we run the staff deli on site and also offer their corporate lunches throughout the week.  This has been a really […]

Hog Roast 5 - Rain wont stop play!

Every event is different at Saffron Catering and obviously our team work in all weathers… it is our main aim to ensure the guests don’t notice any issues we have and the weather can certainly cause us some issues! Mid-way through one of our 7 events last weekend, our team were ankle deep in water, with no sign […]

HP 1 1 - New Wedding Venue - Stunning Setting

Over the last couple of weeks Team Saffron have been working to increase our wedding venue list and we are so pleased to announce that we are now one of the approved caterers at Holme Pierrepont Hall in Nottingham. Set in 30 acres of beautiful parkland, Holme Pierrepont Hall is an early Tudor Manor House […]

Galleries of Justice - Galleries of Justice - Corporate Clients

This month we have been focusing on our corporate clients and with a number of accounts to manage, we have a dedicated Corporate Account Manager to do this task! The Galleries of Justice in Nottingham have been a client with us for almost 3 years now, and the venue is open to the public so if […]

Specs 1 - Customer Satisfaction (Event Catering)

Last year we took on a new venture for Saffron Catering when we won a tender to provide the catering at a Deli Canteen at the Head Office of a well known eye care supplier in Nottingham.  This was something we had never done before but we love a challenge!  6 months on, we work […]

Build a burger - Food Trends

Here at Saffron we are always monitoring social media to ensure we keep up with current trends and wedding ideas, as well as coming up with our own of course! One of the new concepts we have introduced this year, ideal for wedding catering, is themed food stations which is a fantastic way for your guests […]

Sarah - Team Development

Team Saffron are always keen to develop their staff and ensure every member is working to the best of their abilities, utilising their key skills.  When our Operations Manager Sarah Briggs approached us to say she was interested in undertaking a degree in Business Management, of course we were happy to support her. Sarah joined […]

Team Saffron are very pleased to announce we have a new venue to add to our ever-growing list this week! The Coville Arms in Lullington is a fantastic public house with a great space for a marquee in the grounds.  The venue is perfectly situated in South Derbyshire, the heart of the National Forest and […]

Building relationships with our corporate clients is something we pride ourselves on doing successfully here at Saffron, so when any opportunity arises to expand our client list, we are keen to take it! Earlier this summer, we were invited to tender for an opportunity to not only provide corporate buffet lunches, but also to run […]

Our calendar is well and truly full to the brim this year, with multiple weddings booked every weekend which is fantastic! 2016 is already looking to be another busy year for us, and with the planning of weddings being at the forefront of any bride or grooms minds, finding a venue can be the hardest […]