about us

Talkington Bates was founded in November 1997 by Janice Talkington and Paul Bates, their aim was to provide clients with an exceptional and personalised contract catering.

We are very much a people-centric business, our core principles are integrity and continuous improvement. We pride ourselves on exceeding the expectations of our clients, staff and suppliers.

Our expertise is in-house contract catering services for corporate workplaces and staff restaurants, we seamlessly manage every aspect fitting perfectly into your existing services.

We create innovative, contemporary food that is prepared fresh by our highly trained chefs and accompanied by truly personable service. We aim to build strong, long term partnerships built on respect, trust and fantastic food service!

The requirements of your business are unique, we provide:

  • Breakfasts
  • Hot Food Counters
  • Barista Services
  • Deli & Salad Bars
  • Grab & Go Food
  • Vending
  • Licensed Bars
  • Corporate Events
  • Client Hospitality
  • ….and much more!

We also offer internal hospitality. This can translate into anything from working sandwich lunches to boardroom fine dining and everything in between.

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

We have a diverse client base.

Including the Pharmaceutical, Hotel & Leisure, Fashion, IT, Financial, Engineering, Production, Manufacturing, Distribution, Non-Profit Management, public and Further Education Sectors. We draw from extensive experience across the entire business and industry spectrum to offer bespoke solutions to your requirements.

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

Every business can have access to food service that is both exceptional and great value for their investment.

No two businesses have the same requirements or objectives, we offer a completely bespoke and personal approach.

Our commitment ensures successful contracts, aligned perfectly to both 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