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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.
We pride ourselves on our bespoke corporate catering for high end events. We know that when it comes to corporate catering, the events can vary widely, whether it's morning breakfasts for press events, business lunches or canapes & prosecco. We will work with you closely on your event needs and budget, and also help arrange the decorations should you need a little extra hand. We will work with you to make sure your event runs smoothly and represents your brand perfectly to your clients.
Here at Con Gusto Catering, we pride ourselves on our chefs. With their michelin training from Italy, global experience and perfectionist outlook, we are confident that they will create a party to remember. We have years experience catering for London's elites across the capital, so you can be sure with us you will receive quality, exclusivity and privacy.
Home chef hire is a great way to alleviate the stress of a party, business meeting or gathering. We will create a bespoke menu for your event, and also organise the smaller details, such as drinks, decorations and staff should you need that too. We delight in organizing parties according t o themes and can even make the food match should you wish!
From three courses to sever, our chefs will bring along the ingredients, cook and clean. This will leave you with more time to spend with your guests and to relax and enjoy the evening. We can either bring our own fine china, cutlery and glasses or use your own, which ever you would prefer. If you are hosting at home or in a corporate office, do let us know and we will be sure to create the perfect menu for your event.
Our chefs are trained in a number of cuisines, so if you'd like to try something different such as Japanese or Asian, we will oblige. No request is too big, and we love being challenged so please do ask if there is something special you'd like to try.
Our private chef hire service is popular throughout London and is also available for regular dates and occasions if that would suit you better. We have found that many people enjoy this service as it means you have all the service of a restaurant with all the privacy of your own home or office which makes it all the better for important meetings.
Summer is slowly creeping on us and BBQ season is almost here! But along with all the meat, it's great to have a few crunchy salad options on the menu to balance it out.
Our clients' current favourite is the Japanese Vegetable wrap. This is a great little finger-food starter as it is bursting with flavour, crunchy and a great healthy bite to get started on. The rice cracker, enoki mushroom and nori all add a Japanese touch to the finger food which makes it all the more delightful for the senses.
Another reason we label it the perfect canapé is because everyone can enjoy it from any age, nationality and also vegetarians and vegans. It really is so helpful at a party having something on the menu which everyone can dig into without being worried!
This summer, the Con Gusto team having been bringing out this delightful canapé to a number of parties and the guests have delighted in it. We also have buratta with roasted mixed peppers, caprese skewers and much more as part of our vegetarian finger food menu.
If you are holding a party and would like a bit of help with a bespoke menu to suit all your guests tastes, why not message email@example.com for an event manager to help you out!
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