Category Archives: Blog-post

VENUE OF THE WEEK – St STEPHEN’S 

VENUE OF THE WEEK🏡🏡🏡 The remarkable St Stephen’s Church, located in Hampstead, North West London. This Grade I listed building is a real hidden treasure, the venue only recently re-opened to the public after a 30 year hiatus and we are so grateful that they’re back available for hire. The main room is truly stunning, […]

VENUE OF THE WEEK – PARK VILLAGE STUDIOS

Park Village Studios can be found sitting happily on the edge of Regents Park, two minutes stroll from Camden Town tube station. A collection of production studios by nature and very popular for high profile photo shoots and the filming of big brand adverts or music videos. For that reason each space has its own […]

VENUE OF THE WEEK – STUDIO SPACES

Say hello to Studio Spaces. For those of you who haven’t heard of them just yet, ‘Spaces’ is one of the most exciting dry hire venues we have come across. It’s absolutely perfect for all day conferences (DDR), with three independent event spaces all offering different lighting, shape and overall character. The rooms can be […]

Meet our head chef Rhiannon

Looking back on another special year for our family business, one in which we achieved things that we could only dream of when it all began in 1989. Notably being highly commended for caterer of the year by @eventmag and critics choice @squaremealvande in the canapé cup. It’s no coincidence that our success this year […]

Getting “immersive” with ILEA

The theme?  ‘Shipwrecked on a cannibal island’ “Make it immersive they said” Well if grabbing a large spoon and diving head first into a shipwreck of desserts isn’t immersive, we must’ve misunderstood the brief. Oh yes, that is an edible beach.  If you want creativity, first you need passion, you need to see your craft […]

The Boulevard family is growing 

Meet our new Sales and Events Manager, Priya Narain. We’ve known her for a while and have always thought that she would be a great asset to our team if ever we had the opportunity to bring her on board. She has an exceptional knowledge of the events world and a passion for networking, but […]

THE CATERER’S ROLE ON YOUR WEDDING DAY – WHAT IS ‘GOING THE EXTRA MILE’?

As Directors of a catering company we have supplied hundreds of weddings and we’ve attended quite a few as well, in fact once or twice we’ve even supplied and attended the same wedding. In our experience, one thing that is universally apparent is that very few people realise just how much the caterer actually does. […]

DANCE-OFFS, GIANT DESSERTS AND A BANANA SPLIT…

As birthday parties go, this one was up there! All the suppliers went to town with their contributions and ISES members showed up in force to wish Happy Birthday to the mother hen. In fairness you can hardly fail to throw a party in The Loft, one of EggLDN’s many versatile event spaces (@EggEventsLondon www.egglondon.co.uk/corporate). […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ISES, 15 TODAY!

Sadly we missed out on the shenanigans at Gilgamesh last month but never mind because we are catering for the highly anticipated ISES 15th birthday tonight and we plan on making it extra special. Not only will we be transforming our triumphant canapé cup 2015 entry (00Heaven) into a giant birthday cake, we will be […]

#ISESHalloween – Simply a night to remember.

The ISES Halloween party obviously didn’t fail to deliver, how could it? With so many amazing suppliers throwing their skills into the mix! The Bloomsbury Ballroom, one of London’s most exquisite corporate events venues, played host, so quite naturally Boulevard was put in charge of the catering, and we really went to town with a […]

Oops we did it again!!!

Posted 02.10.2015 The Boulevard team were exhibiting again last week at the annual Square Meal Venues and Events show and, as always, it was amazing to see so many of our favourite people in the industry. Suppliers, clients, colleagues and competitors alike, it was such a pleasure to be around so many like-minded and talented […]

Championship London Catering

Posted 1st September 2015 WOW what can we say! England Ladies Hockey Team – Champions of Europe. It makes us immensely proud to say that we catered, not only for all of the VIPs, media, officials, broadcasters and volunteers, but also for the athletes of such an epic event. The European Hockey Championships, held at […]

A wedding to remember

Posted June 25th 2015 Isabel and Sue tied the knot at the impeccable Old Finsbury Town Hall last weekend, celebrating their day with 150 close friends and family. Certainly one of the stand-out weddings of the summer so far, guests were treated to an array of interactive food stations and bowl food, sandwiched by two […]

Vanity Fair And Intelligence Squared Digital Summit

Posted 12th June 2015 The Intelligence Squared Digital Summit for Vanity Fair held at the wonderful Shoreditch Town Hall trended No 2 in UK on Twitter. With speakers like Jeremy Paxton and Martha Lane Fox this proved to be a massive sell out and a huge success. We were honoured to be part of the […]

World Record Catering

Posted June 8th 2015 What a fantastic atmosphere event catering for 300 VIPs on track center for Sir Bradley’s world record attempt at the one hour distance, live on Sky Sports 2, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s Velodrome. Guests included Dave Brailsford (founder of team sky and director of GB cycling) as well as […]

Go ‘Wiggo’!!! Boulevard Contracted For VIP Catering @ The 1hr Record

Posted May 7th 2015 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will be peddling for a World Record for the one hour distance on 7th June at the impeccable Lee Valley VeloPark. The Boulevard team will be cheering him on whilst working our catering magic in the hospitality area, on track centre. As many as 400 […]

We are now the corporate catering partner of Egg LDN!

Posted 27th February We are absolutely over the moon to announce that we are now partnering Egg LDN for all of their corporate catering. They are really pushing the corporate events this year and are available for bookings on all weekdays. A cornerstone of London’s nightlife and one of the largest and most versatile corporate […]

Love my dress features one of our weddings

Posted February 21st One of our weddings has been featured in the prestigious wedding blog ‘Love my Dress.’ Dominique and Jody, an amazing couple who married at The Old Finsbury Town Hall (one of our personal favourite London wedding venues) back in June, have showcased their big day and it really makes a fantastic read […]

We are now a preferred event caterer at The Dutch Hall!!!

Posted February 15th We are absolutely delighted to be working with The Dutch Hall, a stunning new venue in the heart of London’s financial district. This hidden gem is incredibly central, yet secluded, located on Austin Friars and away from the busy roads. In fact it is just a few minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street, […]

Happy new year!

Wow! What a whirlwind year 2014 was. It was a special year for Boulevard Event Catering in more ways than one, the standout event surely being our Canapé Cup win at Square Meal’s Venues and Events show. We cannot wait to show you all what we’ve got up our sleeve for 2015’s competition. We also […]

25 Years in 25 Tweets; Bruce Forsyth’s Birthday

We’re not usually ones to name drop, and our job certainly gives us the opportunity to do so, but we couldn’t resist telling you about catering for Sir Bruce Forsyth’s birthday. The BBC hosted a party before, during and after the great entertainer’s 80th birthday tribute show, which we were honoured to provide the catering […]

25 Years in 25 Tweets; Canapé Cup Competition

We have been attending the Square Meal Venues & Events for a little while now but, until this year, the coveted Canapé Cup Competition had always eluded us. However, with this being our 25th year we had a feeling that perhaps this would be our moment, which it turned out to be! Adam really pulled […]

25 Years in 25 Tweets; Ian Stuart’s flagship store

This year brought with it another exciting opportunity as we found ourselves rubbing shoulders with one of the biggest names in the fashion world. Ian Stuart launched his flagship store in London which included his brand new collection of ready-to-wear collection wear, evening wear and a selection of bridal gown this summer and, of course, […]

25 Years in 25 Tweets; Inspire Award

This was one way that we have been able to give back to the community in a way that simply would not have been possible had we not expanded in the way that we have since 1988. We designed a complete work experience package that featured a work book and structured learning techniques including knife […]

25 Years in 25 Tweets; Catering for Sports Relief

As you know, we catered for Bruce Forsyth’s birthday and the BBC must have been pleased with our work as it led to a number of other bookings with them during the year that followed. Our family have always been huge supporters of the Sports Relief initiative run by the BBC every year and, generally, […]

25 Years in 25 Tweets; Events Catering at Tower Bridge

One of many ‘swan moments’ we have experienced over the 25 years – floating elegantly on the surface while paddling furiously underneath. We were asked to provide a full English breakfast for LB Tower Hamlets in one of our favourite venues that we have ever catered – Tower Bridge! Unfortunately, as scenic, beautiful and rich […]

Boulevard Wins The Canapé Cup

Posted 19th September 2014 We have had an exciting few weeks preparing for the capital’s biggest catering events exhibition at Old Billingsgate. As part of the annual Square Meal Venues and Events show, 300 judges tasted canapés from a selection of London’s caterers and ranked their favourites. It’s one canapé per caterer so the finished […]

Quarter century up for Boulevard Events Catering

Posted September 15th 2014 Boulevard is celebrating an important landmark in its rich history as 2014 sees the 25th anniversary of our second-generation family business. Since 1989, Boulevard has shifted from a small restaurant, hugely popular with the local community to a full events catering service, still a force within Hackney but having extended its […]

Food Stalls – Catering trends for Weddings

Posted August 20th 2014 Sharing menus and food stalls are increasingly the order of the day where guests can make their own selections and are also entertained.  Mark Maher of Boulevard Events in East London says,  “People like to move around and make their own choices, the sharing menus and food stalls prove to be […]

Boulevard’s Blewcoat Martini went down a storm at Ian Stuart’s Flagship store opening

Posted 27th June 2014 We catered the launch party of designer Ian Stuart’s flagship store in the historic Blewcoat building in Victoria last night; his first retail store. The party was the stage for the launch of a new collection, exclusive to London of ready-to-wear occasion wear, evening wear, red carpet and a selection of […]

a fantastic 60th birthday for hilary at clissold house

Posted 4th June 2014 We were at the fabulous Clissold House on Sunday to help Hilary Gay celebrate her 60th Birthday with 76 of her nearest and dearest. With the sun shining all day and late into the afternoon Clissold House really was the perfect venue with it’s large and plentiful windows and gorgeous park […]

Christmas with boulevard events at the bloomsbury ballroom

Posted 20th May 2014 It’s never too early to start planning for your Christmas party especially if you want to have an exceptional venue. The Bloomsbury Ballroom is a stunning setting for any Christmas celebration. For parties from 100 to 800, its fully restored Art Deco splendour is a wonderful backdrop that all your guests […]

boulevard joins wam bam club at the bloomsbury ballroom

Posted 18th March 2014 We are absolutely delighted to announce that we will be partnering one of London’s most fantastic nights out. Wam Bam Club, which has recently moved to the amazing Bloomsbury Ballroom in the heart of Holborn, is the most spectacular burlesque night you will find in London and we are extremely proud […]

tastings tastings tastings for 2014

Posted on 24th January 2014 Since returning from the festive break we have been overwhelmed with enquiries for the coming year, many of which are now at the tasting stage and Adam (@guruchefadam) has been a busy boy since returning from his holiday to India. This week he has cooked for three brides and their […]

Planning a Christmas party this year? – Here’s some tips

Posted 1st December 2013 Master the menus. Everyone loves a Turkey roast with all the trimmings and we are certainly no exception to that, but everyone has this to look forward to on the 25th… and the 26th and maybe one or two others over the festive period. While it’s important to keep it festive, we […]

Boulevard Teams up with The LookOut, Hyde Park

Posted 20th November 2013 Boulevard Events are over the moon to have been added to the preferred suppliers list of The LookOut, situated in the middle of one of London’s most prestigious parks. This beautiful and versatile eco-friendly venue is situated in an acre of secluded garden in Hyde Park, a tranquil haven in the heart […]

A fantastic october!!!

Posted 31st October 2013 We have been all systems go at Boulevard this month, making two appearances at The Troxy, one of our all time favourite venues, as well as Hackney Town Hall, Stone Buildings, The Music Room, Libertine, The Garrod Building and several others. One of the highlights of the month was The Travolution awards on 17th which was a huge success, thank you […]

Excited for October

Posted 1st October 2013 October is full of fabulous events for the Boulevard team to get their teeth into. We will be working with our good friends Daniel and Will over at The Troxy for two fantastic awards dinners and will be aiming to make them both as special as they were last year. We are […]

Boulevard added to list of two more venues

Posted 5th September 2013 Boulevard have been added to the preferred suppliers list at two fantastic London venues; 47-49 Tanner Street at Tower Bridge and Stoke Newington’s Clissold House. We are extremely excited to work at both of these gorgeous venues and following a successful debut at Clissold House in August we think it could be the start […]

Vanessa and John thrilled with their ‘Big Day’

Posted 2nd September 2013 We were delighted to cater for John and Vanessa’s Wedding day last month at the gorgeous Clissold House in Clissold Park, Stoke Newington. Guests enjoyed a drinks reception at Stoke Newington Town Hall before strolling through the park in the sunshine for a 3 course dinner courtesy of Adam Neale and his […]

Digi Awards a roaring success!!!

Posted 10th July 2013 We were delighted to work for the first time with The Museum of London on Tuesday night for Corpcomms Magazine’s annual Digi Awards. The evening started with a Pimms and canapé reception for 250 before guests moved into the Museum’s gorgeous Sackler’s Hall where the main festivities began. The room was […]

1 day, 5 events, 1000+ happy customers

Posted 1st July 2013 It was ‘all hands to the pump’ last week at Boulevard, most of the team clocking up 70+ hours. Thursday in particular saw us lay on 5 events at 5 different venues across London. The day kicked off with 800 boxed meals at the fantastic Troxy. We then laid on an all day buffet, […]

Boulevard’s Music Room debut a success

Posted 26th June 2013 We thoroughly enjoyed an all-day conference event at Mayfair’s Music Room yesterday. The Boulevard team served drinks and some delicious finger food for guests of The Skills Show for our first event at this fantastic venue. Now we prepare for another all-day conference on Thursday and a two day conference for Mothercare […]

Boulevard has a re-print

Posted 18th June 2013 Boulevard had a mini-makeover last week, upgrading our signage on our refrigerated van and company sign. Thanks to Tom at www.2signs.co.uk for a great job and at a great price. Black and gold, black and gold, blaaaack and gold!

Adam’s Sushi School

Posted 13th May 2013 Our Executive chef Adam Neale was on-site at Thomas’s Kensington Preparatory School this morning giving back to the community and passing on some of his expertise to the next generation. By all accounts there were some budding chefs among the class and some excellent sushi on display. A fantastic opportunity to learn from […]

Distinction Dan passes his WSET-Level 2 in style

Posted 10th May 2013 Boulevard are excited to boast a new in-house wine expert. Daniel completed the 3 week wine course last week top of his class with 86%. He now looks forward to undertaking his level 3 where he will learn to pass a blind tasting exam. Dan is now well placed to recommend […]

Isle of Man Festival off to a flyer

Posted 3rd May 2013 The Boulevard team laid on some of our finest canapés on Wednesday night at Camden’s Lock Tavern for the media launch of The Isle of Man festival. Adam’s Rabbit hot-pot went down a storm with The Lovable Rogues who were live on stage giving us a taste of what’s to come this July when The […]

The Isle of Man Festival launch @ Camden Lock Tavern

Posted April 2013 The Isle of Man makes its festival debut this summer and Boulevard are super excited to be partnering The Isle of Man Festival. We will be heading down to Camden Lock for a Viking themed bash with MTV this Wednesday to launch this summer’s most exciting new festival. With the sun making […]

Just Giving Awards 2013

Posted April 2013 We were privileged to have been a part of the Just Giving Awards for the second year in a row on Thursday evening. Held at the Troxy, the evening celebrates Britains most inspiring fundraisers and there wasnt a dry eye in the House! Hopefully Adam’s loin of lamb with daupinoise potatoes did […]

Three Days of the Confex

Posted March 2013 The annual industry exhibition turned 30 this year and the Boulevard team were delighted to be exhibiting for the first time. Our wall of chocolate treats certainly impressed in both design (thank you Miss Alison Lovett!) and taste and it was an absolute pleasure to see so many faces, both old and […]