Sami Tipi Wedding Open Weekend

Spotlight on Thomas The Caterer


There are only 8 weeks until our open weekend which is taking place on the 19th and 20th April at Bawdon Lodge Farm. We have enrolled the help of some very talented suppliers, who will be helping us showcase our magnificent tipis. The open weekend will give you the opportunity to see two giant hats and chill-out tipi and meet fabulous suppliers.

On todays blog I want to shine the spotlight on Thomas The Caterer, who you will be able to meet and taste some of his delights at the event.

Thomas the caterer for tipi wedding

Firstly tell us a little bit about yourself?

Well, I’m a north Nottinghamshire boy! who was travelling around the world minding my own business when I fell in love and landed slap bang in Leicestershire!

I have a son Reni who is 14 months old and a dog Hugo who is a yorki-poodle! and of course my Beautiful Wife Melissa. We were incidentally married in a tipi and so the structures come very close to our hearts as we love them! Thomas the caterer has always been a dream of mine that became a reality at the beginning of 2010, and has gone from strength to strength because of word of mouth and gaining a Good reputation!

Thomas the caterer firing up the bbq - see him at Sami Tipi open weekend

How would you describe your style?

My style is in effect your style! I try to understand through many different consultations what is the specific idea and detail you want for you wedding… by the end of the meetings emails and countless Facebook messages we will be the best of friends and ultimately provide you with awesome food for you wedding! Underlining all of this is down right tasty food that looks great!

Thomas the caterer food style - see him at sami tipi open weekend

What services do you offer?

Well my strap line is “When it comes to food come to me Thomas the Caterer your event to a T” (except cakes!!)  I can provide all crockery cutlery linen Staff all the food Obviously! Styles ranging from plated formal dinner to lunch in a box or Picnic style and everything in between!

I offer a peace of mind service.. sounds corny I know but I have sleepless nights too! but I’m meticulous in details so I write them down and the get implemented!

What do you love most about weddings?

I love the individuality, a different venue every week a different view and different bride with another amazing idea, I love the creativity.. the passion of the other suppliers around me inspires and get me going! I love to be able to tell your story together as a couple through food at your wedding — Thats what I love the stories…I’m a sucker for a speech and I’m also very lucky to be present for the first dance too.

Thomas the caterer at Sami Tipi open weekend 19th & 20th April 2014

Whats the best moment you’ve had as a caterer?

Honestly the end of the wedding.. and not in a bad way.. when I can be assured that everything has gone to plan everyone is fed and happy and most importantly you and your families and happy with the service we have provided. We always try to exceed your expectations so that your super happy!

Thomas the caterer providing wedding catering

Book your free open weekend tickets

We are really exciting about showcasing our tipis, and so pleased to have such fabulous suppliers like Thomas The Caterer supporting the event. The open weekend will provide you with a perfect opportunity to see just how fabulous your tipi wedding or event could be. So, register for your FREE tickets now!

Free tipi open weekend tickets through eventbrite