Your Wedding Catering

Here at Vanilla In Allseasons we specialise in luxury catering for a range of events. We understand that choosing the right menu can reflect the tone of an event, so we know what food to provide for all of your needs and requests.


Your Wedding meal is an incredibly important aspect of your special day, which you will always remember. We have several menu options for you to choose from, whether you would like an informal or formal feel to your menu, we can also arrange food evening menus. You can take a look at our Menu Options on our website.


If you have any special dietary requirements which need to be met, then we can adhere to these without any problems. Simply contact us to begin discussing the options for your Wedding food. We also love to create bespoke dishes, themes and menus with our customers. If you have any ideas for what you want to create then please share your ideas with us, it’s wonderful to create something special and personal for couples that they’ll always treasure.

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Let us create the perfect menu to suit yours and your guests needs. We’re always excited to work with new people and discover their foodie interests! Have a great weekend from Team Vanilla In Allseasons.

Heaton House BIG Weekend

We hope everyone enjoyed the Bank Holiday break, it’s a great time to attend an event and have fun with friends and family. We headed to the Heaton House BIG Weekend for a mix of entertainment and activities!

Image via Heaton House Big Weekend.

The charity event, formerly known as Triplefest, has been running for 25 years and continues to grow year on year. There’s so much for families to get involved with throughout the weekend with a stunt show, fairground rides and a market running alongside all the attractions! No matter your interests, we guarantee there’s something for everyone from archery to the beer and music festival boasting over 40 different real ales, ciders and perry’s. There’s even a farmyard for the children to enjoy on the Sunday and Monday!

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The Heaton House BIG Weekend is a fantastic combination of a beer and music festival, a variety show and a traditional country fayre all rolled into one! You can camp out all weekend for the full experience or pick up tickets for each individual day if you don’t fancy camping. Sounds of rock, reggae, Irish folk, indie, punk and pop music will fill the air across the weekend and there’s a genre for everyone! Plus it’s always great to discover new bands and local music.

Image via Heaton House Big Weekend.

Find out more about the weekend and check out fun filled photos from the event on Facebook and Twitter from Heaton House Events Ltd. If you missed out this year then make sure you head to the charity event for a fun filled August bank holiday weekend in 2016.

Bake this Bank Holiday!

What are your plans this August bank holiday weekend? It’s a great time for making plans and spending time with loved ones. But sometimes you need to relax and enjoy the break. Spending time at home and indoors can be just as rewarding. You can take this time to master one of your favourite dishes and really get into the spirit of cooking to create something tasty and comforting. If you do decide to try your hand at cooking, then you will have an endless amount of choices to fill up your bank holiday with!

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Decide what you fancy creating, you can use a recipe book for inspiration. You may decide to try a sweet or savoury dish, but why not try both? If you really get stuck in then you could have a homemade dish each day! Cooking is also a great chance to invite friends and family over to enjoy the food with you, so you get to share your scrumptious skills with those you love. What do you like to cook?

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Baking fever always tends to heat up around this time of year now that The Great British Bake Off is back, it can be quite impressive and inspirational to see their creations! You can keep up with all of the baking gossip on twitter #GBBO.

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Find some of our favourite recipes on our website here and have some fun creating tasty treats this weekend! Let us know what you’ve made and send us your pictures.

Enjoy Homemade Frozen Yogurt

We love relaxing in the Summer with a nice cold frozen yogurt. It’s not long that we can enjoy the sunshine here in England so it’s great to make the most of it and enjoy the time to the full potential with an array of tasty frozen treats. Ice cream and lollies are the obvious choice in the sunshine, but to discover a tasty and healthier option frozen yogurt is the perfect alternative choice.

Making your own frozen treats may seem like a difficult task, but all you need is the patience to allow it to freeze! Selecting your own fruits and flavours will make it the tastiest treat just for you. One of our favourite flavours is ‘Blueberry Frozen Yogurt’, all you need is a food processor and 4 simple ingredients. Simply follow the recipe here:

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4 cups of frozen blueberries
3 tablespoons of honey
1/2 cup of coconut yogurt
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
3/4 cup flaked coconut (if you want to add this tasty extra)

Add all blueberries, honey, yogurt and lemon juice to your food processor and mix together for 5 minutes, so they smooth out nicely. Then add the mixture in to a container and leave until ready to serve. Simply check the mixture after several hours, and then serve with the flaked coconut on top for a special extra.

Treat yourself and create a tasty treat!

Triplefest 2015!

It’s that time of year, Summer has arrived and we’re all busy making plans to get together with our friends and family to enjoy the sun. The August bank holiday weekend is a perfect opportunity to spend time outdoors and Triplefest is not to be missed! This fantastic charity event is fun for all the family. With a wide variety of entertainment taking place throughout the weekend, there really is something for everyone. But you don’t have to just watch, you can get involved with the action too. Across the weekend there will be a range of tournaments to enter from five-a-side football, tug-of-war and even bubble football!

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Head over to Rushton Spencer near our good friends Heaton House Farm to discover a small farm nestled between Cheshire and Staffordshire. Click here to find the location and travel details for Triplefest. The farm is not too far from Leek, Macclesfield, Biddulph, Congleton and Buxton, so no matter where you are in Cheshire you won’t have to travel too far away for an amazing weekend of fun and games!

Let’s not forget the wide variety of food and drink available at Triplefest from a wide range of vendors. There will be a Beer Festival running throughout the weekend, what a great opportunity to try and taste local and speciality ales and ciders.


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All money raised at the event will support local charities such as East Cheshire Hospice and RHSA – Rushton Home School Association to name but a few. So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets here and get ready for a weekend of fantastic entertainment!

A Busy Start to 2015!

2015 is shaping us to be a busy year for us here at Vanilla In Allseasons! We’re so excited to hear about the many happy engagements which happened over the Christmas & new year period. We’d like to send our congratulations to all of the happy couples out there! With Valentine’s Day only around the corner, we expect many more engagements in the coming weeks. If you are busy planning your Wedding then we know there’s is a lot to be considered, organised & planned. We’re here to be as helpful as possible to newly engaged couples. Planning a Wedding is a difficult time – we know! So, we want to help you as best we can. Do not hesitate to give us a call, we can arrange a discussion for your desired menu. We have several menus which are already in place ranging from formal, informal & evening, click here to find the downloadable versions.


It’s also a brilliant experience to sit down and meet with couples, get to know them and find out what food they want to create for their guests. Forging Wedding menus is a wonderful experience as you are creating the atmosphere for the day. The difference between choosing a sit down meal and a buffet means altering the feel of the entire day. That’s why it’s important to discuss details of their Wedding with couples to ensure that we create a menu suitable to the day.

Call us on 01625 421 685, or drop us an email at & we can discuss your catering needs. Keep up with us on Facebook & Twitter @VandAcatering.



J.J.J Heathcotes

We take pride in providing the freshest possible ingredients for all of our dishes. We spend time sourcing the very best local suppliers and aim to create menus that incorporate the finest seasonal ingredients.

One of these suppliers is J.J.J Heathcotes, purveyors of the best quality meat, poultry and game. They take immense pride in sourcing only the very best local produce from their own and neighbouring Cheshire and Derbyshire farms. Founded almost one hundred years ago by Jonathan James Jackson Heathcote, they have appeared in the Guardian’s good food guide, the UKTV channel guide and Rick Stein’s Food Heroes.


With three separate premises, an extensive butchering knowledge and friendly staff, they are truly one of the finest butchers we’ve ever come across. We all know how important it is to shop locally these days and there’s no better way to source your meat than from the experts at J J J Heathcote. Make sure you pop in to either one of their two shops when your next in Bollington or if you’re a bit further afield, their site in Ponyton, which also houses the very finest in locally sourced produce.


J J J Heathcote
114 Wellington Road
SK10 5HT
t: 01625 573172

J J J Heathcote
39A Palmerston Street
SK10 5PX
t: 01625 572202

J J J Heathcote
5 Fountain Place
SK12 1QX
t: 01625 872154

Take a look at their Facebook page here for more information including opening times and directions.

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Stuff the Turkey

Turkey is the nations favourite bird when it comes to the Christmas centrepiece. Saying this, some people do like to try an alternative every now and again as people can find it a bit too dry.
We love a good old traditional Turkey for our Christmas meal here at Vanilla, but we also like to source new ideas and recipes whenever possible to make sure that we have a wide range of menu choices to offer our clients.
We’ve managed to locate some of the tastiest substitutes to Turkey to share with you in case you fancy a bit of a change this Christmas.
Beef Fillet with Horseradish & Prosciutto
You might be thinking “But we have Beef most Sundays”. Not like this you don’t. Wrapping the Beef in the Prosciutto Ham protects the meat resulting in an extremely tender cut of Beef. Well worth trying out. Check out the recipe here.
Goose Stuffed With Parma Ham & Parmesan
Goose is a great replacement for Turkey, especially as it’s reported to be at it’s best in Mid-Winter, whereas Turkey is farmed all year round, like Chicken. It’s lovely surrounding of fat also make for the best Roast Potatoes. Follow Rick Stein’s recipe for a more flavourful Christmas Dinner click here.
Roast Suckling Pig
Go the whole hog and get that celebratory look and feel this Christmas by presenting the table with a beautifully crisp Suckling Pig. With very little preparation needed, this great alternative will serve 8-10 people (based on 1 Suckling Pig weighing 5-6 kilos). Refer to Mark Hix’s recipe to really deliver this Christmas Day here.
Whatever you end up having this Christmas, we hope you have a great day!

Shop Locally this Christmas!

As a company we aim to support local businesses, and believe it’s essential to keep the community thriving. There are many great independent retailers which can be found in every town across the country – and we feel it’s important to support them! It’s great to be able to serve such wonderful dishes made with local produce and avoid what’s been mass produced.

There are several great local businesses which we work with including, JJJ Heathcotes, the famous family butchers. Another great supplier of ours is Clippy’s who we get our fantastic cordial, chutneys, relishes & more from. Cheshire Fish provide us with so many tasty fish & seafood products. Bramhall Bakery is a wonderful place to visit, with their large selection of sweet and savoury produce.


Another one of our suppliers is Cherry Blossom Bakery. You may have come across their lovely tea room in Macclesfield town. We highly recommend that you head over for a lovely spot of afternoon tea. They also produce the most fabulous cupcakes! Their skill & design in cake decoration is of an incredible standard, and now you can learn it too! They hold cupcake decorating classes which you can attend no matter your skill level, what could be more fun? This could also make for a brilliant Christmas present…

So, “If you love great food and genuine hospitality, Vanilla in Allseasons is the outside catering company for you! We take pride in offering the finest, freshest, locally sourced food combined with a friendly, discreet and professional service.”
Image via Cherry Blossom Bakery.

National Curry Week 2014

It’s National Curry Week!

What better excuse to rustle up a fantastic curry as a midweek speciality? Or treat yourself on the weekend and invite your friends and family over? It seems there is never a reason not to put a wonderful curry together! This annual event in October is a wonderful opportunity to experiment with new tastes and spices to create something exciting. Whether you enjoy little, mild or hot spice there is a curry dish out there for everyone!


Curries are fantastic meals to create as they are so diverse. The vastness of curries allows for creativity when making your chosen dish. Remember that there are many areas of the world which produce varied tasting classic curries. Will you stick with the popular options of a tikka masala? Or play it safe with a creamy korma? Why not up the ante with some Jamaican spice and make it hot with a curried goat dish? Or pay homage to South East Asia and whip up a tasty Thai green curry?


Or if you aren’t ready to take on the curry challenge you could show your support for National Curry Week by eating out. There are many recommended curry houses which are featured on the official National Curry Week website here. Simply search for your area and there is a list of eateries suggested for you.

Whether you’re treating yourself to a quiet evening, or spending time with family & friends, make sure no matter what your plans are – enjoy a curry!

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