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It's a New Year and we are so proud to have won the prestigious award of Corporate Caterers of the Year 2018, United Kingdom for Con Gusto Catering in the iconic awards held by the LTG Luxury Travel Guide. We look forward to joining their recognition ceremony later in the year to officially receive this award from the Luxury Travel Guide.
We are so proud as the awards program selects winners based on their achievements and strengths in the hospitality industry. The team at Con Gusto catering has been working so hard to cement ourselves as a key player in the luxury corporate catering event scene, so it was very humbling to have been shortlisted and also to have won this luxury award for Corporate Caterers of the Year.
Privacy and professionally were key to helping us win this award, as we pride ourself on our discretion working with our clients for each and every event. As our clients are often of a character and status that requires the utmost discretion when catering for their corporate event, we are truly humbled that the judges at the luxury travel guide saw this when considering our shortlist from one of our clients.
Winners were chosen after an overwhelming number of nominations this year and the judging panel had the unenviable task of selecting those caterers, event management teams and individuals within each category most worthy of an award. All winners of the 2018 Hospitality Management Awards were subject to the same rigorous assessment criteria, carried out by our in-house professionals.
As a team we specialise in both traditional in-house corporate catering but also for private business meetings in residences for clients who wish for a more private atmosphere for their business discussions while enjoying London luxury catering, and also luxury catering internationally for those who require it countries across the globe.
Our private chefs who provide their services for our established clients are thrilled that we have won this award cementing our reputation as the caterer for UHNWIs and HNWIs across London on the corporate as well as private scene.
We are happy to announce that the Con Gusto team has now opened International luxury catering for private dining which requires private chef hire for parties.
After various private parties in India, France, and Russia we have decided to open our private chef hire globally to all our clients who are looking for luxury catering in India, America, Europe and more. Following the same structure as our London catering, our chefs and staff are available for parties in the country of your choice should you want our London luxury quality in your residences abroad.
This is an especially popular service for those who have used our catering in London and have wanted to duplicate the same party in their properties abroad. We can either arrange the shopping ourselves or cook purely provide chef hire using the products at your disposition in your property - just let us know what you would prefer.
It is not easy to throw a party always in s different country where you do not have the contacts which is why we have opened this opportunity to all our clients. This way you can rest assured that you will have Con Gusto quality where ever you are.
Please contact us as usual mentioning the location of your event and we will dicuss the details in more details
We are delighted to announce that we have won an exciting new award.
Con Gusto Catering has been awarded with the following accolade: Con Gusto voted Number One professional private caterer for Belgravia locals
The Company Best Gapp who is an agency which specialises in luxury letting looked at and reviewed the luxury London caterers who specialised in Belgravia catering, and after shortlisting entries decided on their top five.
We are delighted to have been nominated number one for the Luxury Belgravia catering and have warmly accepted this award.
To read the full article please find it here.
Wow! The whole team at Con Gusto is blown away to have officially won such a prestigeous category!
Thank you to everyone who voted for us as winner of the Luxury Travel Guide's awards, making us the "Luxury Catering company of the year, London UK," in the 2017 Hospitality Management Awards
Such a prestigeous awards recognising our achievments over the last year really has been so appreicated by the whole team. We work hard to endeavour that every event is unique and exceptional.
We will endeavour proceed in such a manner and continue with the accolade of Luxury Catering company of the year through innovating new menus and continuing with an exclusive service.
The Con Gusto Team is ecstatic to have been shortlisted for the Luxury Travel Guide European Awards 2017. We really can't believe it and are so honoured to have bein chosen for the shortlist of this prestigeous awards.
Thank you to all of you who have voted for us to be in this awards - it was a huge suprise for us to be shortlisted and came from out the blue!
Almost 2 million people voted on the best experiences they have had with hospitality and catering, so it really is a delight and an honour for our team here at Con Gusto to be recognised for being outstanding against such compeittion. Making our clients happy and giving them the ultimate in catering experiences is of paramount important to us, an for them to have nominated us really is a an honour and a priveledge.
Now we can't wait to hear the results and to see if we win the award so wish us luck and we will keep you updated if we need a vote to cement our position as London's luxury catering company.
Make sure you stay cool this Summer at your Summer party by choosing refreshing canapes and fingerfood for your guests.
In the Summe, flakey pastries dishes don't always go down so easily, so why not keep to deliciously mouth-watering finger food choices such as our cool watermelon with Greek feta, basil and a balsamic glaze. Kept in the fridge before hand, when you bring out this tasty bite it will instantly re-invigorate the senses far more than a sausage roll or mini pizza.
Other great bites to provide for a summer party are mixed fruit skewers. The cool and crunch fruit and the mix of colours always makes for an aesthetically presented canape and at the same time, refreshing and cool too.
Our London sushi catering for parties is one of Con Gusto Catering's best sellers. Our team of Japanese Sushi Masters means that our sushi is created meticulously by hand and bespoke for every single party of event.
Sushi is currently London's top pick when it comes to international cuisine, and it doesn't stop with dining out as many love experiencing it within their own home. Whether as part of a Japanese sit-down dinner or through sushi catering itself, our expert team of chefs can delight you with authentic Japanese cuisine in London.
We create all our menus bespoke for every client, so if there is a particular fish which you love to eat or one you'd rather not just let us know and we will create a sushi menu based around your tastes and preferences.
Using only the freshest of ingredients, our sushi is assured to astound you and your guests. In fact, our fish is fresh each day from Billingsgate Market, which has the widest selection of fresh fish which you can find anywhere in the world. This is why you can find more exotic sushi selections with us, for example snow crab and a selection of unusual tobiko.
Our clients' most loved sushi that we provide is salmon gravadlax with salmon and avocado, topped with wasabi cream and tobiko. It's a way of turning a much loved classic into an exciting new dish through the staining of the Scottish salmon red and purple through beetroot marinading. The wasabi cream on the top is an innovative way of eating wasabi with fresh sushi and is more subtle to the taste buds. The delicate black tobiko is the perfect finishing touch which adds that little extra something.
So if you are looking for corporate sushi lunch catering or if you are holding a sushi party to delight and entertain your friends, why not have a little chat with us to discuss menu options.
Here at Con Gusto Catering, our team of Italian michelin trained chefs delight in cooking food from around the world, but for them, their heart is always in Italian food. Best represented by the 'caprese' skewer - not only representing the Italian tri-colore flag, but also in its simple and fresh ingredients - cherry tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella balls and of course aromatic basil.
We offer a range of Italian menus, from finger food to formal sit-down dinner menus. In fact we have a whole Italian catering page which you can peruse to see just some of what we do. Our team of chefs create their menus based on the fine traditions of the past mixed with new and innovative culinary techniques to make your dish truly spectacular and one to remember.
Italian cuisine is truly Mediterranean, healthy, fresh and based around herbs, fresh vegetables and of course fish. Italian cuisine is the perfect all-round cuisine when serving guests as it suits most appetites and tastes as well as delighting the taste-buds.
Our team of Italian chefs have trained throughout Italy, including the different regions in order to learn more about the heart and history of Italian cuisine.
If you are thinking of holding a party or event, why not talk to one of our event managers. Our chefs will then create you a bespoke menu based around your event needs to make sure your event is truly one to remember.
Summer is finally here and it is the period of parties, wining and dining and of course garden parties. Everybody enjoys attending these events, but behind all of those glorious parties, there is the host who organizes it all!
The Con Gusto Team has helped organised many events in our time, so we thought we would put together a little 'top tips' list for being the perfect party host, as it isn't always easy knowing where to start!
Tip One - Number of guests
Getting the number of guests right is crucial. This is for two reasons. Firstly regarding event space. You want the room full but not crowded. If you have just a few, select guests coming, choose a space with is smaller and more secluded so it doesn't feel sparse. Secondly, the number of guests changes the number of seats / glasses / canapes that you need too! Try and get an RSVP at least a week before the event so you can finalise these numbers
Tip Two - Music
Music adds ambiance to the event, where it is background music or a live singer, it adds an extra touch to a party which makes it more enjoyable.
Tip Three - Drinks
A drinks reception is a requisite. Be it alcoholic or non alcoholic, to be the perfect host you should always have a drink on hand to satiate the thirst of your guests.
Tip Four - Food
Food is the finishing touch for a party. From finger food to a sit-down meal, it is the talking point and makes for happy guests. We believe that no party should be without at least some canapes! Why not indulge yourself in some of our menus for some ideas!
Tip Five - Circulate
To be the perfect host it is important that you circulate and talk to ever guest. Try not to spend the whole event speaking to just one group or one person - you have invited the people close to you so dedicate time to make them all feel welcome
Con Gusto Catering has the pleasure of regularly catering for none other than Charlie Mullins OBE of Pimlico Plumbers, a true gentleman.
For this luxury event in a Penthouse in central London its beautiful 360 degree views were show-stopping: overlooking most London landmarks such as Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. The apartment was the perfect location for such a party and the view was breathtaking for all.
The team were out in full force with Chefs Rigels and Chef Bledi providing luxury finger food for 150 people as well as a champagne reception for all of Pimlico Plumbers and their friends. Our lovely staff were there to meet guests on arrival with white or rose champagne and then of course canapés and much more to enjoy through the night. Throughout the evening there was lots of entertainment for the party and the guests enjoyed the evening, the party food and drinks reception.
It is always a pleasure to provide catering for such a well recognised national treasure and we hope that we made his special party one to remember for a long time. Making people's events extra special is everything to us, and we hope it is all the extra special final touches the things which our clients remember. Catering for VIPs, celebrities and notable individuals is always exciting and this was an event to remember.
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