Our Story

Event catering Essex platter tray Plenty of Thyme

Now recognised as experts in event catering, Essex based Plenty of Thyme was created in late 2016 by Dave Double out of a passion for food and service. Having worked in restaurants, hotels and large scale catering venues since 2000 it was time to setup on his own.

In a short time we have grown ten fold and have quickly made a name for ourselves, recently winning Best Independent Caterer at the Essex Wedding awards 2020. We have a large catering premises near Billericay which has been awarded 5* Hygiene rating from Chelmsford City Council. We also have £5,000,000 Public liability insurance and all our chefs and waiting staff have a minimum of level 2 food hygiene training.

What Makes Us Different

– We specialise in wedding & event catering.
– We are bespoke and can tailor events to your exact requirements.
– We have amazing relationships with our suppliers.
– We provide continual support via email or phone right up to the day of any event. Your event is as important to us as it is to you.
– All our chefs are highly trained.
– All events have at least one senior member of staff on site.
– We buy local where ever possible


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6 reasons to buy locally produced food:

Locally grown food is fresher and tastier. 

Eating local supports farms and local business.


Buying local food keep us in touch with the seasons


Buying locally grown food allows us to know more of its story.


Supporting local food systems generally means less energy, emissions and food miles associated with our food. 

Buying local is an investment in our future.

Events Catered

People fed

Pizzas Cooked


Clarissa Boswell -Sept 2019

OMG! How amazing! Had a home party with 103 guests and POT provided all the catering we needed. the staff were professional and the chef was wonderful. We were able to enjoy the party and mingle with our guests in the knowledge that all was being taken care of. Will definitely use again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Lauren Jones – June 2018

Dave and the team pulled of a blinder for our wedding this weekend! We wouldn’t have changed a thing! I’ve been craving his pizza ever since.

He was brilliant through all the planning and nothing was to much trouble.

Charlotte Fordham – July 2019

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all you guys did yesterday. Jodie was the dream front of house manager, I could not thank her enough! You were also amazing I am so appreciative! You could not have done more for us!! From canapes, to main, to evening food – it was incredible.

Sheryl Morrison – May 2018

Just returned from a weekend away in Suffolk celebrating my husbands 40th birthday. We had a dinner party for 19 people on the Friday night and a BBQ garden party for 55 people on the Saturday. We used Plenty of Thyme for both nights, Dave & his team were amazing. The food was outstanding, the service fab and nothing was too much trouble. All of our guests commented on how wonderful the food was over the course of the weekend. I would definitely recommend Plenty of Thyme.

Debbie Kerry – May 2018

I booked Plenty of time to cater at our wedding, I have to say we were so impressed and the food was amazing, our guests were extremely pleased by the amount of food that was available.

Dave & Team were so helpful and friendly they truly made our day extra special, I would definitely recommend Plenty of time for all occasions.

Kate Lennie – Sept 2017

I booked with Plenty Of Thyme for my sisters 30th. Dave was fantastic in his correspondence leading up to the evening, dealing with everyone’s dietary requirement’s. The night itself was stress free with the most amazing food being served to us all. I would book again and definitely recommend to others.

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As experts in event catering, Essex based Plenty of Thyme have recently been recognised by the prestigious ‘The Wedding Business Awards 2020‘ as Best Wedding Caterer for the South East! So for everything event catering Essex, Suffolk & London get in touch with the team today to book us for your next event!

Let’s Work Together!

Please send us some info about your event and we will get back to you with options!