• Veg rainbow salad with feta, walnuts and a live yogurt dressing
  • June 25th 2019

    It may not look like it when popping your head out the window, but summer will be there eventually (let’s be optimistic). So check out this gorgeous Rainbow Salad recipe. Even the name is magical! INGREDIENT 2 apples 2 carrots4 beetroot 1 pear half a red cabbage half a white cabbage bunch of mint 2 Continue reading…

  • Borneo: They’ve made it!
  • April 2nd 2019

    Thanks to technology and despite a limited network access in the jungle, we’ve just received a text message from Janice Talkington and Paul Bates, confirming they made it to the top of Mount Kinabalu on Thursday 28th March, then spent 3 days in the village of Dunsun Sangai helping with the School Build Project. Yesterday Continue reading…

  • Springboard’s TREK Borneo: The adventure has begun!
  • March 27th 2019

    After setting off on Sunday afternoon from Heathrow for the Springboard 2019 Trek to Borneo, our trekkers Janice Talkington and Paul Bates have safely landed in Kota Kinabalu on Monday late afternoon. As you can see they’re in good spirits after the long flight, enjoying sampling the local Nasi Goreng! Tuesday was spent exploring the Continue reading…

  • TB Founders Train for Springboard’s TREK ’19: Borneo
  • March 19th 2019

    Janice Talkington & Paul Bates took to the trails of Mount Teide in Tenerife last week to train for Springboard’s TREK ’19: Borneo. The hills were long and the winds were strong, but they managed to complete the course over the week. “It was a fantastic opportunity acclimatises to challenging terrain and weather conditions, while Continue reading…

  • International Women’s Day
  • March 8th 2019

    Today is International Women’s Day, and whilst the cheffing profession is still strongly dominated by men (fewer than 25% of chefs working in the UK today are women), Talkington Bates is proud to put a spotlight on three of their female employees, who not only are paving the way for equality but are also inspiring Continue reading…

  • Talkington Bates awarded ISO 9001 & 14001
  • September 12th 2018

    Talkington Bates were successfully reaccredited with ISO 9001 & 14001 certifications, a testament to our culture of continuous improvement and industry leading standards. Well done to all those involved.

  • The Yassa Shack featured on Countryfile Live
  • August 23rd 2018

    We had a great time at the recent Countryfile Live event. Our Director, Paul Bates enjoyed meeting presenter, Elli Harrison and we enjoyed serving delicious slow roast chicken and pork! You can view a video of the event below: The yassa shack from Blatella Films on Vimeo.

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  • More Contract Wins for Talkington Bates
  • November 30th 2017

    Hot on the heels of its recent £2.5m contract wins, Talkington Bates, the bespoke contract caterer, has strengthened its portfolio even further, acquiring two more high-quality contracts. The company, which is known for its premium, tailored service, has secured contracts with both Yarnton Manor which houses an International Study Centre, and esteemed charity, the Paul Continue reading…

  • Good news – we have recently secured £2.5m worth of new contracts
  • October 17th 2017

    We are celebrating three new contract wins, worth a total of £4million as well as a fantastic contract retention following a 100% sales uplift. Global specialist finance company, The Falcon Group, who recently moved to their newly renovated site on Lombard Street, the European Banking Authority and the International Institute of Anti-Ageing, have all put Continue reading…

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