Hire Information and Costs

We hold a small amount of crockery, cutlery, glasses etc. These we tend to use for smaller events, private dinner parties, board room bookings or small buffets. A charge is made for the use of these to cover the cost of washing after the event.

For larger events the amount of equipment needed can vary considerably, it takes much storage and logistics moving it from venue to venue, which is why it is best to hire in (not to mention it can all be returned dirty, so no washing up!)

Whilst we are happy to provide some items if we can, it is advised that the bulk of the items needed are hired in. We are always happy to do this and organise it for clients. We then pass the invoice on to them for direct payment to the hire company. This can be done over the telephone by card or by cheque on delivery.

The majority of tableware items cost 15p each. Cooking equipment items vary, cooker, hot cupboard BBQ etc. We will provide clients with a list of what they will require, and an approximate hire charge cost for their event beforehand.

We are also happy to organise refrigeration for clients if it is needed. Again the invoice will be passed on to the client for direct payment.

External Hire Costs Explained

When an event requires crockery, cutlery and glasses to be hired in we use a company called Fizz Hire. They have many of other items that you may need available for hire. We happily organise all you will need for your occasion with them and make no charge for this. You can find them at www.fizzhire.co.uk, they are very helpful should you wish to contact them.

To Start
Knife, Fork, Plate3 items @ 15p each= 45p
Side Plate, Side Knife2 items @ 15p each= 30p
Main Course
Knife, Fork, Plate3 items @ 15p each= 45p
Serving Bowls x 22 items @ £1.37 each=  £2.74
Serving Spoons x 22 items @ 15p= 30p
Spoon, Fork, Plate3 items @ 15p each= 45p
Coffee Cup,
Saucer & Teaspoon
3 items @ 15p each= 45p
Coffee china
Cafetiere1 item @ £1.75
Milk Jug1 item @ 62p
Sugar Bowl1 item @ 50p
Total per table£2.87
Wine Glasses15p each
Champagne Flutes20p each
Table linen
Round tablecloth£12 each
70 x 70 Tablecloth£7 each
70 x 108 Tablecloth£7 each
Cooking/Heating Facilities
6 Ring Oven£90 each
Gas Bottle£26.50 each
Hot Cupboard£45 each
Hot Water Boiler £10 each


Please note:

  • There is a delivery collection charge and VAT added to the above prices.
  • Good are returned dirty.
  • Glass breakages and tablecloth damage are charged for.

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What our customers say...

"Thank you both so much for the superb food provided for Sarah & Peter's wedding last weekend- and with such good humour on the day It was just brilliant. I was sorry not to meet you Karen but by the time I got round to it you had left. Dick & I wish you continued success with your catering service_ we will recommend you."

Liz & Dick, Witney Oxfordshire

"Just a very quick line on our new posh paper to say thank you so much for everything on 16th Sept. Your wonderful contribution (and cooking!) helped make our wedding the most fabulous day of our lives. We couldn't have asked for more. We have recommended you to a couple of friends who are getting married, so really hope to see you soon."
Brigit & Jon, London

"Foxes Catering is a very personal style of catering in your own home, you never ever feel "you have tasted it before". Guests who may have experienced "Nick and Karen" before are only too delighted to meet Nick and taste Karen's wonderful food again..."
Chris & Elizabeth, Oxford

"One of the most talked-about parts of our wedding was the amazing food and faultless service that Foxes Catering delivered on our wedding day, thoroughly recommended"
Louise & Nick, Reading

"Just to say a big thank-you for all you did to make my birthday the memorable occasion it was. I realise how much preparation went in to the delicious meal. Feasts like that don't just happen. We have had some super letters from friends all saying how much they enjoyed the magnificent food. We are sooooo grateful."
Pamela & Martin, Kidlington

"...Four months after the wedding we still have people talking about the food that was served at our wedding breakfast! We'd both thoroughly recommend Foxes Catering to anybody that is considering doing something a little different with their wedding reception - you're in safe hands and won't regret choosing them, we're so glad we hired Foxes Catering."
Nick & Louise, Reading

"Everyone who came loved the evening, as we did. The food was totally amazing, as was the overall level of service and your attention to detail. You made 50 people in the house for dinner a wonderfully painless experience! You'll definitely be top of the list when we next need caterers, and I'm also singing your praises to anyone who I think may need caterers at some stage in the future."
Kevin, Longworth

"Thank-you so much for catering for my 70th birthday dinner party. I can think of no greater luxury than a wonderful meal cooked and beautifully served in the comfort of our own home. We really feel that you Karen excelled yourself in creating a superb menu, everything was so delicious and well balanced. All our friends have written expressing the same sentiments. You Nick, are such a good 'Maitre', even finding the time to keep the fire going in the sitting room! It was a joy to find the kitchen immaculate and all the cutlery washed up too. We shall continue, with pleasure, to recommend 'Foxes Catering' to all we meet."
Sheila, Oxfordshire

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