‘It’s in the kitchen where the warmth of shared memories, laughter and life create a recipe that spans the generations.’

The Old Rectory Kitchen offers a tailored catering service focused on providing our clients with a unique dining experience, using traditional methods and high quality ingredients.

about us

Established by food writer and lifestyle consultant Dawn-Elizabeth Rudd, The Old Rectory Kitchen provides a complete catering, dining and event management service. Dawn-Elizabeth will work with you to create inspirational and delicious menus of your choice.

Wherever possible our ingredients are locally sourced or home grown in Dawn-Elizabeth’s kitchen garden, known as Hedgehog Corner (the inspiration for our logo). We have a strong ethos about supporting our local food producers and the rural community.

  • Fine Dining
  • Canapés and Cocktails
  • Picnics and Parties
  • Holiday Let Catering Services
  • Private House Dining
  • Outside and Small Wedding Services
  • Lifestyle Workshops

We cater for any specific dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, wheat or nut allergies. All we ask is that you let us know when you get in touch.

holiday let catering

We already have an established relationship with a number of holiday let properties within Derbyshire and the neighbouring counties.

We provide mouth-watering and nutritious food for our clients on arrival at their chosen holiday destination for them to heat up and serve with minimum fuss, we find this service is one of the most popular services that we offer, as it ensures a restful and stress free holiday for you and your guests. Here are some of our previous examples:

  • Lower Damgate Farm
  • Bassettwood Farm
  • Casterne Hall
  • Brailsford Barns
  • Alstonefield Manor
  • Hall Farm Holidays
  • Harpur Barn
  • Butterton Moor
  • Basford Hall

outside catering

Whatever the occasion, we can provide a complete bespoke package to fit your requirements whether it be for a garden party or full dining experience.

  • Christenings
  • Birthday Parties
  • Champagne Pamper Parties
  • Charitable Events
  • Picnics
  • Canapés
  • Cricket Teas
  • Small Weddings
  • Village Events

As well as the all-important

  • Hen and Stag Weekend Parties

small weddings

We cater for small and select wedding parties, once again providing a complete bespoke service from canapés, buffets and afternoon tea to a fully catered silver service.

In addition, we offer a full design service for any occasion, which includes providing:

  • Crockery and Linen
  • Design and Layout
  • Table Centres and Decorations
  • Glassware
  • Table Tops

lifestyle workshops

The Old Rectory Kitchen hosts private and charitable seasonal events throughout the year, as well as hosting events and lifestyle workshops in the comfort of your own home or at one of our preferred venues throughout the Midlands.

  • Aga Demonstrations
  • Wellbeing and Nutrition
  • Kitchen Garden Tours
  • Gift Wrapping and Styling
  • Food Styling
  • Field to Fork
  • Edible Flower Creations
  • Flower Arranging

and many more!

COME AND STAY AT THE OLD RECTORY HOUSE

We welcome visitors to stay with us throughout the year in our boutique Bed and Breakfast.
For more details please email us direct.