BAY TREE FOODS
The Perfect Recipe For Every Occasion
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 01435 866 688
 
07736 525 841
 
sarahblay@btinternet.com
 
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Welcome to Bay Tree Foods. This website will show you the different options available to you for your event, catering for weddings, christenings, funeral teas, barbecues, dinner parties, business lunches, tea parties, picnics and children's parties (phew!). If you have a different occasion, I 'll cater for that too!

I've been cooking in a commercial environment for more than 20 years. In that time I have run many kitchens including 2 in my own pubs and now I work from an independant unit just outside Heathfield, East sussex.

Don't feel you have to order your whole feast from me - I'm happy to provide as little or as much as you like, so if you are tackling the barbecue yourself and just need a hand with the desserts, that's fine by me! You can even pretend you made them yourself!

This site is full of all the different menu options I offer - nothing is set in stone and your catering can be competely unique to you or a mix of different menus put together - whatever you want to make your day perfect!
 

Bay Tree Foods is a local company for local people.  I fully support other small businesses and I have also received much support from them.
'We are working together to keep it local!'


 
 

Canapes



Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto 
Smoked mackeral pate on crackers 
Smoked salmon & cream cheese crackers with dill 
Duck, spring onion & hoi sin pancakes
Smooth pate on toast with ale chutney
Quail egg scotch eggs 
Cheeseboard sticks
Sticky pigs in blankets (can be hot if required)
Baby cheese scones with cream cheese & chilli jam
Mozzarella, cherry tomato & basil sticks
Watermelon, cure ham, feta & mint sticks
Smoked salmon, guacamole & quail egg toasts
Celery, cream cheese & walnuts
Parma ham, mozzarella & sun dried tomato sticks

Shortbreads with strawberries & cream
Lemon tartlet with raspberry
Baby scones with jam & cream
Chocolate orange tartlet
  
  
Canapes are perfect to feed your guests with their arrival drinks and can either be served buffet style or by staff which cost £8.50 per member per hour.
 
    
4 Items  £6pp   6 Items £7.50pp   8 Items £10pp
 
  
Italian canape
Gluten free smoked salmon canape

Finger Buffets

 
Selection of sandwiches - egg & cress; mature cheddar & homemade chutney; hand carved ham & wholegrain mustard or tomato; tuna & cucumber; brie & cranberry; goat’s cheese; red onion marmalade & rocket;  beef & watercress; smoked salmon; cream cheese & cucumber
Quail scotch eggs
Cocktail sausage rolls
Quiche Lorraine / cheese & onion quiche / mixed vegetable quiche
Mini vegetable spring rolls
Lemon chicken drumsticks
Bruschetta – tomato salsa and fresh basil on toasted bread
Crostini with ricotta, goat’s cheese & red onion marmalade 
Mini burgers with homemade chutney
Cheese straws
Crudities – selection of vegetable sticks with a garlic mayonnaise dip or hummus
Vegetable samosas
Mini pizzas
Smoked salmon and cream cheese wheels with cucumber
Cocktail sausages – plain or with honey & mustard glaze
Homemade mini pasties and pies
Roasted vegetable vol-au-vents 
Baby cheese scones topped with cream cheese homemade chilli jam 
Mini Yorkshire pud filled with beef, horseradish & watercress

Fresh fruit platter with crème fraiche dip
Cupcake selection
Mini sponge cakes
Chocolate chip shortbread cookies
Dark chocolate & orange tarts
Bakewell tarts
Chocolate brownie squares
Mini scones with lemon curd & Chantilly cream or classic jam & cream
  
£7.00 per person – allow for 80% of guests
Choose up to 10 items, then 50p per item per person
    
Buffets can either be delivered only on disposable platters or
staff can be provided to clear plates and tidy away at £8.50 per member per hour.
Crockery hire is available.
  

  
Fresh Bruschetta
Handmade free range scotch eggs
Pasties and pies
Prawns, asparagus, parma ham

Tea Parties & Picnics

DIY tea party
  
Tea Parties 

Sandwich Fingers - Egg & Cress; Mature Cheddar & Bay Tree Chutney;
 Hand carved Ham & Wholegrain Mustard or Tomato; Cream Cheese & Cucumber; Tuna & Cucumber;
 Brie & Cranberry; Goat’s Cheese; Red Onion Marmalade & Rocket;
 Beef & Watercress; Smoked Salmon

Cheese Scones with Cream Cheese & Chilli Jam
Cocktail Sausage Rolls
Scotch Eggs (in quarters)

Fresh Scones with Jam & Cream
Cake Fingers – Lemon Drizzle, Victoria Sponge, Chocolate Brownie, Coffee & Walnut
Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookies


  
£8 per person
Choose up to 6 items - extra items cost £1 per item per person
Crockery hire is available



'Bay Tree in a Basket' – Picnics

Sandwiches / Rolls - Egg & Cress, Mature Cheddar & Bay Tree Chutney, Hand carved Ham & Wholegrain Mustard or Tomato, Cream Cheese & Cucumber, Tuna & Cucumber, Brie & Cranberry, Goat’s Cheese, Red Onion Marmalade & Rocket, Beef & Watercress, Smoked Salmon

Cheese Scones with butter
Cocktail Sausage Rolls
Scotch Eggs (in quarters)
Cheese straws

Salad pots – rustic coleslaw, garlicky potato salad, pesto & parmesan pasta salad,
rocket salad with parmesan & lemon, regular mixed salad

Kettle crisps

Cake fingers –lemon drizzle, Victoria sponge, coffee & walnut, chocolate brownie
Chocolate chip shortbread cookies
Fruit salad pot
  
 £12 per person - minimum 4 people, includes disposable plates, cutlery & napkins.
Choose up to 8 items - extra items £1 per item per person.
Picninc baskets can be hired, bought or you can use your own!
Drinks not included.
Wedding Tea party
Jumbo sausage rolls

Cold Fork Buffets & Grazing Tables

  
Cold Fork Buffet


Continental meat platter with olives & sun blushed tomatoes
Honey & mustard baked ham with homemade date & apple chutney
Roasted beef with fresh watercress & horseradish
Coronation chicken
Side of poached salmon with cucumber, crème fraiche, citrus & dill
Smoked salmon & prawn platter with lemon & watercress
Choice of sliced quiche
Handmade scotch egg quarters
Crudities – selection of vegetable sticks with a garlic mayonnaise dip or hummus
Vegetable samosas with mango chutney
Prawn mayonnaise in a baby gem lettuce leaves

Cous cous salad with feta, sultanas, cucumber & balsamic
Pasta and green pesto salad with parmesan
Rocket & parmesan salad with lemon & balsamic
Mixed vegetable rice
Rustic coleslaw
Garlicky potato salad
Waldorf salad
Fresh green salad
Tomato, mozzarella & red onion salad with balsamic

Basket of bread rolls or French bread
Sussex cheese board (add £2 per person)



Fresh fruit trifle
Cheesecakes – honey & lemon; white chocolate & raspberry; Bailey’s; tropical fruit
Profiteroles with chocolate Sauce
Fresh fruit platter with crème fraiche dip
Banoffee pie
Dark chocolate orange tart
Chocolate fudge gateau
Summer fruit salad with optional Cointreau
Eton mess
  
  
 £16.50 per person – allow for 85% of guests
Choose up to 10 items, then £1 per item per person

Sharing boards can be created from the above menu to support a table plan 

 Waiting staff are included. Crockery hire is available​



  
Grazing Tables - perfect for drinks parties, evening wedding food & garden parties!

Italian meats
Pates
Cheeses
Breads & crackers
Selection of fruit & nuts
Crudites
Dips – hummus, pesto, garlic & sour cream, guacamole, blue cheese
Marinated vegetables
Olives
Chutneys & pickles

For a more substantial meal, add:
Baked ham
Roasted beef
Quiches

Served on boards, slates & in baskets - £8 - £12 per person (Minimum 20)
  
Bamboo plates, cutlery & paper napkins are inlcluded.
The table will be set up and you will be left to enjoy your event.
Alternativley, staff can remain to top up and clear
at an hourly rate of £8.50.

 ​​Why not have a cheese tower as your centrepeice? Price dependant on cheese types, number of guests (min 40) & accompaniments

Hot Fork Buffets

  
Classic 

Braised beef in beer
Creamy beef stroganoff
Chilli con carne
Moroccan lamb tagine with apricot cous cous
Escalope of pork in cream & Calvados
Italian chicken – topped with mozzarella and baked in a thick tomato sauce
Thai green chicken curry
Salmon fillet with lemon cream
Fish mornay – salmon, prawns & smoked haddock in a cream sauce
Mixed bean chilli
Mushroom & courgette stroganoff

Buttered herby new potatoes, Basmati rice, Jasmine rice, salads, breads

Choose up to 3 main courses & 3 desserts £16.50 per person

Curry


Chicken Tikka Masala
Beef Madras
Bombay potato
Vegetable curry
Vegetable samosas

Fragrant rice
Nan bread
Pappadums
Mango chutney
Raitha (cucumber & yoghurt salad)
Tomato & red onion salad



All above dishes & 3 desserts  £15.00 per person

Fresh fruit trifle
Cheesecakes – honey & lemon; white chocolate & raspberry; Bailey’s; tropical fruit
Profiteroles with chocolate Sauce
Fresh fruit platter with crème fraiche dip
Banoffee pie
Dark chocolate orange tart
Chocolate fudge gateau
Summer fruit salad with optional Cointreau
Eton mess
Sussex cheese board (add £2 per person)


  Chafing dishes will need to be hired and crockery can also be hired
Staff are included.​​

Barbecues & Hog Roasts

  
Barbecues

Chicken, chorizo & red pepper kebabs
Sticky butterfly chicken
Pulled pork
Minted lamb kebabs
Minted lamb cutlets
Italian meatball skewers
Orange glazed pork kebabs
Selection of locally made sausages
Classic handmade beef burgers
Salmon fillet in lemon & dill
Halloumi & vegetable kebabs with thyme & lemon baste 

Tomato, Cucumber & Coriander Salad
Rustic Coleslaw
Roasted Vegetable Salad Cous Cous Salad with Feta
Garlicky Potato Salad
Green Pesto Pasta Salad with Parmesan
Classic Mixed Salad Platter
Waldorf Salad
Mixed Vegetable Rice
Rocket & parmesan salad with lemon & balsamic
Bread Basket  & Homemade Condiments – BBQ Sauce, Salad Dressings, Chutneys

Fresh fruit trifle
Cheesecakes – honey & lemon; white chocolate & raspberry; Bailey’s; tropical fruit
Profiteroles with chocolate Sauce
Fresh fruit platter with crème fraiche dip
Banoffee Pie
Dark chocolate orange tart
Chocolate fudge gateau
Summer fruit salad with optional Cointreau
Eton mess
Sussex cheese board (add £2 per person)


  
 £25 per person
 Choose up to 4 proteins, 4 salads, 4 desserts, breads & condiments
(Based on a minimum of 40 guests)

A simple barbecue of bacon baps, hot dogs etc is also available - please ask for a quote!
    
Staff are included and the price includes the cooking of the food on site. Please ask for food delivery only.
Barbecues and chafing dishes will need to be hired and crockery hire is also available.



Hog Roasts

A Sussex pig will be cooked and carved on site for your guests and can be served with just baps & apple sauce or with a selection of salads and desserts
 
Priced from £650 & serves from 120 - 160 people

Salads & desserts £1.50 per item per person

  
  

DIY Dinner Parties

  


Starters-
Creamy mushrooms on toast £7
Brie & asparagus tart £7
Smoked salmon with horseradish mayonnaise & wholemeal bread £8
Chicken liver pate with toast & ale chutney £8
Tomato, mozzarella & basil stack with pesto dressing £7
Butternut squash & red pepper soup with crusty bread £6
Classic prawn cocktail with brown bread & fresh lemon £7
Baked field mushroom with red onion marmalade & goat’s cheese £7


Mains-
Classic steak’n’ale pie £11
Roasted beef and giant Yorkshire pud £11
Braised lamb shank in honey, rosemary & garlic gravy with creamy mash £13
Minted lamb cutlets with rich red wine gravy £13
Lamb tagine with apricot cous cous £13
Chicken supreme with creamy tarragon, mushroom & white wine sauce £11
Prosciutto wrapped chicken filled with basil & mozzarella and served with a pesto cream £12
Fillet of sea bass on chorizo mash with a tomato & chorizo sauce £12
Fillet of salmon with creamy pawns & lemon £12
Pan fried duck breast with a port & plum sauce £15
Thyme roasted vegetable & goat’s cheese risotto £10
Brie, pesto & tomato lattice £10

Served with a choice of potato (unless already stated) and seasonal vegetables or salad

Desserts-
Cheesecakes – honey & lemon; white chocolate & raspberry; Bailey’s; tropical fruit £6
Profiteroles with chocolate Sauce £6
Banoffee Pie £6
Dark chocolate orange tart £6
Rum & raisin chocolate torte £6
Eton mess £5
Apple & blackberry crumble with creamy custard £6
Summer fruit salad with optional Cointreau £5
Sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce & vanilla ice cream £6
Chocolate brownie with fresh raspberries & raspberry sorbet £6
Cheese board with crackers, fruit & chutney £8
  
Choose 1 option from each course required – minimum 4 people.
For parties of 8 or more, a surcharge is payable for extra staff of £9 per hour.
Delivery only option is also availabe - please ask for a quote

Boardroom Buffets / Sandwich Platters / Party Platters / Children's Parties

  
Boardroom Buffets - for those meetings or training sesssions that will take all day! Each platter box contains:

Selection of sasndwiches
Quiche slices
Scotch eggs (quarters)
Sausage rolls
Kettle crisps

Feeds 10 - £30

Add:  Box of chocolate chip shortbread cookies  £8
Cupcakes £1.20 each




Party Platters 

Savoury:
 Quail scotch eggs
 Smoked salmon, cream cheese & cucumber wheels
 Mini chicken & bacon pies
 Cocktail sausage rolls
 Baby cheese scones with cream cheese & chilli jam

 OR Sweet:
 Baby cream & jam scones
 Mini chocolate orange tarts
 Chocolate chip shortbread cookies
 Mini Victoria sponge cakes
Fresh fruit selection

Small (5 of each) £18 Large (10 of each) £30


Sandwich platters 

Choose 4 fillings –  Egg & Cress, Mature Cheddar & Bay Tree Chutney, Hand carved Ham & Wholegrain Mustard or Tomato, Cream Cheese & Cucumber, Tuna & Cucumber, Brie & Cranberry, Goat’s Cheese, Red Onion Marmalade & Rocket, Beef & Watercress, Smoked Salmon

Feeds 12 (based on 1½ rounds per person) £18


Children’s Parties

Cheese straws
Sandwiches – either regular or animal shaped – various flavours
Pinwheel sandwiches on sticks
Cocktail sausages
Skewers – ham, cheese & raw vegetable
Sausage rolls
Mini pizzas
Cheese cubes
Breadsticks
Popcorn / Crisps
Grapes / Cherry tomatoes / Cucumber & carrot sticks

Fruit & marshmallow kebabs
Sparklers – Breadsticks dipped in chocolate then 100s & 1000s
Fairy cakes
Chocolate krispie cakes
        Fruit bowl        
  
Choose up to 10 items for £5 per child based on a minimum of 15. Extra items 50p per item per child.

​Weddings

  

I understand how expensive weddings can be so that is why I catered my own wedding! Not everyone can do that so that is why I don’t believe in charging a premium just because of the occasion.  My prices are the same for all occasions – I mean, your wedding is probably going to feed at least 100 people right? Enough said!

In the vast array of menus above, I hope I have included somethiing for everyone, as everyone has different ideas. If you have organised a hog roast but need something for earlier in the day then that's fine with me! I don't insist on catering for your whole day! You may even want something completely different – I have been asked for a curry buffet and an American Cowboy themed buffet consisting of piles of meat pies etc!

Weddings are breaking away from tradition more every year with couples coming up with innovative and alternative ideas, largely focussing on a more casual, family friendly approach than the more formal. Whatever you decide, I am there for you to help you choose the perfect option for you and your nearest and dearest!

When you have made your booking and have an idea of what you would like, I will come to your house and serve you a taster of what you have chosen so you can tweak if necessary! After all, it’s your day and you must enjoy the food more than anyone!

I will also hire everything you need to enjoy your food, from teaspoons to kitchen equipment, so you can still have hot food even if your party is in a field!

If you decide you would like a tailored quote, drop me a line and I will start the ball rolling or you can catch me at local wedding fairs where you can try some tasty samples!


  

Reviews

  
'I wanted to leave you some feedback for the wonderful food you provided for Clares wedding on 30th July. We had a truly wonderful day and you and your girls worked so hard for us. The food was really tasty (although we did end up eating chicken legs and cup cakes for the week after) - we had too much food as you said but never mind!'  

Hi Sarah,

just a quick note to thank you very much for the fabulous BBQ spread you laid on for Mum’s 80th.
We were so lucky with the weather, and the venue was great for producing a BBQ for 24.
The two of you managed brilliantly and everyone took the trouble to come to me afterwards and comment on how good the food was.
So thank you again.

Best wishes for your future success,
James'
  
'Can not thank Sarah enough. She did a lovely spread for my 30th birthday, which was really tasty, well presented and reasonably priced. Lots of my guests commented on how good the food was. Big thumbs up and would highly recommend.'

'Quite frankly, the best home made pies I have ever tasted. We've had the chicken, lamb and beef and will be back for many many more!! Absolutely 100% recommended.'
'Excellent food, fantastic service and fantastic people'
'Amazing food, service and efficiency!'
'Thank you so much for letting us try your amazing food at the wedding fayre. Will certainly be keeping you in mind for future events'
'I purchased one of your pies on Saturday at Westenhanger Castle, the Lamb & Honey one and I would just like to say it's one of the most delicious pies I've ever eaten - thank you very much X'
'Dear Sarah,

I just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic food on Saturday. It was really great and loads of our guests commented on how nice it was. It really helped the party go well - and the kids especially loved the trifle!!
  
Best wishes

Emma'
    

Links​ to Local Supporting Businesses

As well as supporting other businesses, I like to support charities where I can. If you are having an event that requires a cafe, I offer a pop-up, selling freshly ground cofeee and a selection of homemade cakes and savouries. Not only do I pay a pitch fee, but I make a further donation to your cause! Available inside or in my marquee, all I need is a power supply! So bin that jar of instant and offer your customers some Italian lovliness!





For all your video needs at your event. Alternatively, if you already have a video and need it transferring to dvd, give John a call!
Suppliers of fantastic quality meat to both the public and trade customers. I buy all my meat from here!
This local company provides all those extras you may need for your event! Photo booths, bouncy castles, fun fair games, vintage props, garden games and bell tent hire are just a few of the things you can find here. Check out their website for more details!
Butcherland Roasts of West Sussex - supplying delicious lamb roasts for your event - accompanied of course by my fabulous range of salads and desserts!
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