About Us

Delicious food, professionally served

Southampton's business and corporate catering charity

We create dishes from the heart – something our talented chefs do with a simplicity that allows our obsession with quality ingredients and finely balanced flavors to shine through.

Book City Catering Southampton for a business meeting or event, and there’s something you can truly rely upon – that we’ll serve delicious, imaginative, seasonal food, married with professional hospitality.

That’s because we’re a close-knit team of food devotees who have been creating and serving delicious food across Southampton since 1997. We’re passionate about customer service and great food experiences – whether that’s as simple as a cook-to-order omelette for a morning Board meeting, canapés and fizz for a 300-strong launch party, or an intricate four-course Directors’ dining event with table service for 20. Our cooking is underwritten by principled provenance, local sourcing, and a genuine concern for sustainability.

I hope you enjoy exploring our menus; they’ve been created from the heart, entirely with you in mind.

Warmest wishes,
Rachel Hall, CEO

Delicious food, professionally served

Speak to a member of our hospitality team to arrange a free taster session today.

The UK's first Charitable catering business of our kind...

Southampton's business and corporate catering charity

Our passion stems from the way we’ve built our company – as a charitable business that genuinely seeks to make a positive impact on the community we operate within. Our underlying mission is to support children and vulnerable adults with nutritious, quality food that fuels their wellbeing – within Southampton and beyond. The service we provide to our business customers allows us to make a genuine difference in our community.


Full-service catering for Southampton businesses

Our business customers benefit from bespoke menus and tried-and-tested combinations, based on our years of experience in what works well and what people love to eat. Tailoring our food to your event is something that comes naturally to us, and the fun starts for our chefs when we hear about your plans.

Our catering service includes everything you need to deliver a successful event: menu development, delicious food and refreshments, serving staff, glasses, ice buckets, tableware, crockery, cutlery and linens.I hope you enjoy exploring our menus; they’ve been created from the heart, entirely with you in mind.

Corporate Catering

  • Catering for meeting, training and corporate events
  • Catering kitchen based in Southampton central
  • Cold and hot food delivered across Southampton
  • All food hand prepared by in-house chefs

Catering Partnerships

  • Over 60 year experience managing high-end catering events
  • Catering partnerships for event venues in Southampton
  • In-house and food delivery options available
  • Event management

Catering Operations

  • Expert advice for achieving industry accreditation
  • Operational advice for event and catering management
  • Project management and best value purchasing
  • Recruiting and training cooks and chefs

Southampton Catering Services

With almost 60 years’ combined experience in professional kitchens, our chefs have earned an enviable reputation for delivering food excellence across a challenging range of sectors, including high-end restaurants, hotels and contract catering.


Martin Orman

With 28 year’s experience in a professional kitchen, Martin has cooked for the Royal Family, leading politicians; and managed catering teams in stately homes, sports stadiums, and at cultural events. He is passionate about creating a balance of flavours, using fresh ingredients from local providers: “It’s what sets any catering team apart: the food has to taste delicious, and when
you get the provenance of the ingredients right, that’s simple.”

His experience helps customers design bespoke menus, and provides them with flawless execution – something that is at the core of every event we cater for.

“Taking the time to enjoy well prepared delicious food allows business teams the opportunity to connect and share an enjoyable experience. It’s often what we’re missing in a busy week… Great hospitality provides the perfect backdrop to do business or celebrate success.”


Simon Matthews

Supporting Martin, Simon has 30 years’ experience working in professional kitchens, from fast-paced pop-up cafés to fine dining. Simon has served hungry race-goers at Windsor race course and festival lovers at Glastonbury. Cooking is his raison d’être: “We all have to eat, so let’s eat well and enjoy
life’s great tastes together.”

Simon has helped raise over £30,000 for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal by catering at their a number of their events.

Book our catering services

To book our catering services and explore menu options, contact our catering team to discuss your requirements. Fill out our contact form below or call us directly on 023 8033 2226.