about us

Talkington Bates was started in November 1997 by Janice Talkington and Paul Bates. Their aim was to provide clients with an exceptional and lised contract catering .

We are very much a people-centric business. Our core principles are trust and integrity. We pride ourselves on always delivering its promises to clients, staff and suppliers.

For clients, we create innovative, contemporary and fresh food. Cooked by highly trained chefs and accompanied by the highest quality, personal service. It is important to us to build long lasting relationships with our client companies.

Our expertise lies in-house contract catering services for corporate workplaces and staff canteens.

The requirements of each client’s contract catering varies.

It can include:

hot lunch counters
deli bars and salad bars
food to go
barista coffee services.

We also offer internal hospitality. This can translate into anything from working sandwich lunches to Director Fine Dining.

We service Business and Industry clients, their employees, guests and visitors.

We have a diverse client base.

It includes Pharmaceutical, Hotel, Fashion, IT, Financial, Engineering, Production, Manufacturing, Distribution and Further Education (Universities) Sectors. We have extensive experience and understand that nuances of every sector.

Our scope of client services also includes reception and vending facilities. This gives added value to our clients. It keeps outsourced services within one trusted supplier. It also ensures cost and time efficiencies without any service or quality compromises.

The quality of our food and service is integral to our business.

Everyone should have access to great food that represents exceptional value for money.

No two clients have the same requirements or objectives. We offer a personal and bespoke service.

Our commitment ensures successful contracts aligned perfectly to our customer and client needs.

Contract catering assurances

The quality of the bids from the three companies shortlisted was high. In the end we felt that Talkington Bates had the right combination of quality food and appeal for our employees, with good synergies with our company in its business approach. We are very confident it will make a positive contribution to the success of our new HQ.

Project Director for new West London HQ

Talkington Bates Ltd
Ingleby Farm
Ingleby Paddocks
Enslow, Oxfordshire
T: 01869 350 192