The Perfect Recipe For Every Occasion
 01435 866 688
07736 525 841
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Welcome to Bay Tree Foods. My name is Sarah and 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 independent unit just outside Heathfield, East Sussex.

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!

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! I put my heart and soul into everything I prepare and love what I do and I want nothing more than to share my passion with you!

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!'



Antipasti Sticks
Ricotta & Goat's Cheese Tartlets with Red Onion Marmalade
Salmon, Cucumber & Creqam Cheese Forks
Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto 
Smoked mackeral pate on crackers 
Smoked salmon & cream cheese crackers with basil 
Smooth pate on toast with chutney
Quail egg scotch eggs 
Sticky pigs in blankets with sesame seeds (hot)
Baby cheese scones with cream cheese & chilli jam
Mozzarella, cherry tomato & basil sticks
Smoked salmon, guacamole & quail egg toasts
Beef & Mozzarella Meatballs, Garlic & Passata Dip (hot)

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  £6.50pp   6 Items £8.00pp   8 Items £10.50pp
Gluten free smoked salmon canape
Italian canape

Finger Buffets

Selection of sandwiches - egg & cress; mature cheddar & homemade chutney; hand carved ham & wholegrain mustard; tuna & cucumber; brie & cranberry; beef & watercress; smoked salmon; 
Quail scotch eggs
Cocktail sausage rolls
Quiche Lorraine / cheese & onion quiche / mixed vegetable quiche
Baked honey & lime chicken wings
Bruschetta – tomato salsa and fresh basil on toasted bread 
Cheese straws
Crudites – selection of vegetable sticks with hummus
Mini pizzas
Smoked salmon and cream cheese wheels with cucumber
Cocktail sausages – plain or with honey & mustard glaze
Homemade mini pasties 
Creamy mushroom vol-au-vents 
Baby cheese scones topped with cream cheese & homemade chilli jam 
Mini Yorkshire pud filled with beef, horseradish & watercress

Fresh fruit platter
Cupcake selection
Chocolate chip shortbread cookies
Dark chocolate & orange tarts
Millionaire shortbread bites
Chocolate brownie squares
Mini scones with lemon curd & Chantilly cream or classic jam & cream
£7.50 per person – allow for 80% of guests
Choose up to 10 items, then 60p 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.

Handmade free range scotch eggs

Tea Parties & Picnics

Wedding Tea party
Tea Parties 

Sandwich Fingers - Egg & Cress; Mature Cheddar & Chutney;
 Hand carved Ham & Wholegrain Mustard; Cream Cheese & Cucumber; Tuna & Cucumber;
 Brie & Cranberry; 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

£10.50 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 & Chutney, Hand Carved Ham & Wholegrain Mustard, Cream Cheese & Cucumber, Tuna & Cucumber, Brie & Cranberry, 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
 £12.50 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.

Cold Fork Buffets & Grazing Tables

Cold Fork Buffet

Charcuterie board with olives & sun blushed tomatoes
Honey & mustard baked ham with homemade chutney
Roasted beef with fresh watercress & horseradish
Coronation chicken
Side of poached salmon with cucumber, crème fraiche, citrus & dill (subject to £2pp surcharge)
Smoked salmon & prawn platter with lemon & watercress
Choice of sliced quiche
Handmade scotch egg quarters
Crudites – selection of vegetable sticks with hummus
Prawn mayonnaise in baby gem lettuce leaves

Cous cous salad with roasted squash, tomato & pine nuts
Pasta and green pesto salad with parmesan
Rocket & parmesan salad with lemon & balsamic
Lentil Tabbouleh
Rustic coleslaw
 Potato salad
Roasted vegetable & feta 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 – blueberry; malteser; honey & lemon; white chocolate & raspberry
Profiteroles with chocolate sauce
Fresh fruit platter
Banoffee pie
Dark chocolate orange tart
Eton mess
 £17.00 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!

Breads & crackers
Selection of fruit & nuts
Dips – hummus, pesto, garlic & sour cream, guacamole, blue cheese
Marinated vegetables
Chutneys & pickles

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

Served on boards, slates & in baskets - £9 - £13 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 dependent on cheese types, number of guests
(min 40) & accompaniments​​

Hot Fork Buffets


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 £17.00 per person

Fresh fruit trifle
Cheesecakes – blueberry; malteser; honey & lemon; white chocolate & raspberry;
Profiteroles with chocolate sauce
Fresh fruit platter
Banoffee pie
Dark chocolate orange tart
Eton mess
Cheese board (add £2 per person)

Alternatievy, you can theme your buffet to a style of your choice, such as Greek, Indian, whatever is personal to you!

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

Barbecues & Hog Roasts


Chicken, chorizo & red pepper kebabs
Sticky butterfly chicken
Pulled pork
Minted lamb kebabs
Minted lamb cutlets
Italian meatball skewers
Selection of locally made sausages
Classic handmade beef burgers
Salmon fillet in lemon & dill
Grilled aubergine, halloumi & tomato burger
Garlic mushroom skewers with sesame & balsamic
Halloumi & vegetable kebabs with thyme & lemon baste 

Tomato, Cucumber & Coriander Salad
Rustic Coleslaw
Roasted Vegetable Salad with Feta
 Potato Salad
Green Pesto Pasta Salad with Parmesan
Classic Mixed Salad Platter
Cous Cous with roasted squash, tomatoes & pine nuts
Rocket & parmesan salad with lemon & balsamic

Bread Basket & Homemade Condiments – BBQ Sauce, Salad Dressings, Chutneys

Fresh fruit trifle
Cheesecakes – blueberry; malteser; honey & lemon; white chocolate & raspberry;
Profiteroles with chocolate sauce
Fresh fruit platter
Banoffee Pie
Dark chocolate orange tart
Eton mess
 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 prices 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 &
Wedding Breakfasts


Garlic mushroom & pesto bruschetta £7
Brie & asparagus tart £7
Charcuterie board (sharing) £7pp
Smoked salmon with horseradish mayonnaise & wholemeal bread £8
Chicken liver pate with toast & 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


Roasted beef and 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
Baked squash with quinoa, roasted vegetables & parmesan £12

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

Cheesecakes – blueberry; malteser; honey & lemon; white chocolate & raspberry; £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 £5
Chocolate brownie with fresh raspberries & raspberry sorbet £6
Cheese board with crackers, fruit & chutney (sharing) £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

Children's Parties

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

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



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!

*NEW*  Log Cake Stands and Picnic Hampers for Hire!

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!



'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,
'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.'
'We booked Sarah to put on a picnic spread for our wedding. And it did not disappoint food was amazing, well presented and made with care. Everyone complimented the scotch eggs, there was no left overs!!! We could not have been happier and they catered for our vegetarians and vegans too - it was perfect.'
'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'
'Well what a hit the ploughman hampers were!! Every single guest said how nice the food was and two days later they are still talking about it!! Bay Tree Foods catering team were fab, couldn't ask for more. Highly recommend to everyone. Thank you so much.'
'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

'Amazing buffet food. Everyone enjoyed it and your cheese straws are to die for. 100% worth every penny. Thank you x'

Links​ to Local Supporting Businesses

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!
01435 866 688
07736 525 841
[email protected]