• GASTRONAUTS, OBSESSIVES, BIG FLAVOURS, BIG SMILES, YORKSHIRE

    creating memorable eating experiences.

    Bears Pantry are alternative event & wedding caterers

    based in Leeds, Yorkshire.

     

    We create food for great occasions – where the food is an event too.

     

    We aim to entertain your guests with our food. Starting conversations, creating excitement, bringing people together and building a huge sense of occasion.

     

    What drives us? We’re obsessed with flavour. We’re food explorers. Gastronauts.

     

    We all come from different backgrounds - it shows in our food. We know the importance of understanding your values, capturing an audience’s attention and putting on a show.

     

    We started out eating. Anything from anywhere, searching for sensational flavours. Today we have the same approach in creating our food.

     

    Presentation is critical. And service is key too. Not just efficient and slick, but positive and thoughtful. Nothing is too much trouble.

    So if you love talking point food, talk to us.

     

    Let’s turn your event into a real occasion.

     

  • BIG flavours

    We take inspiration from any culture that shares our obsession with flavour. We’re always borrowing ideas, adapting and experimenting, and turning them into something original.

     

    We are perfectionists too: we make our food with finesse and huge attention to detail. Before we even consider serving a dish, we refine it to the point where it wows us.

     

    We have to be impressed before we attempt to impress you and your guests.

    BIG COLOURS

    We search for beautiful and witty ways to serve each dish. We want our food to start by dazzling your eyes before tackling your taste buds.

     

    An array of plates piled high with gorgeous, intriguing food starts conversations and brings people together as they help themselves and each other.

     

    It’s a focal point for a celebration.

    ORIGINAL AND AUTHENTIC

     

    It all starts with awesome ingredients, sourced with infinite care from suppliers we know really well.

     

    Our butchers are the best of the best, suppliers to Michelin starred restaurants. All our meat is British. Our fish comes from a fishmonger who sources from East Coast day boats. Each week we visit the fruit and veg market seeking out the best, freshest ingredients, and we have a company that goes out foraging for us.

     

    Then we take those inspiring ingredients and transform them into something equally inspiring.

     

    We don’t like to buy stuff in. We make it ourselves. We do all our curing and smoking. We make our own pickles from leftover ingredients. We bake our own bread in our own wood fired oven.

     

    In a word, authentic.

  • YOUR EVENT

    Bears Pantry works all over the north of England and sometimes beyond.

     

    We’re specialists in difficult venues. Places like barns, cow sheds, disused mills, fields, hillsides. We can serve up amazing food experiences from any location, even ones with no facilities.

     

    Whatever the logistical challenges, we can deal with them. We bring a kitchen and a can-do attitude with us.

    WEDDINGS

    We believe food is a huge part of your day, and we design our dishes to bring an extra buzz to the occasion.

     

    Our canapés are served with visual drama to surprise and delight your guests. For the meal itself, we specialise in family style dining for weddings.

     

    We bring the feast to the middle of the table – a huge plate of food that makes you go wow. It’s a more relaxed, interactive way of serving food, but no less finessed and crafted.

     

    We also serve food for later in the evening. At this point people will have had a few to drink and they’ll be craving strong, satisfying flavours. We can give them our own gourmet take on late night takeaway food.

     

    But we don’t put a list of options in front of you and ask you to choose. It’s your wedding and we’ll create a menu by working with you, based on what you love best.

     

    CORPORATE

    Bears Pantry provides catering for all kinds of corporate events, from product launches to parties.

     

    We’ve worked with numerous brands, many of them household names, to help them launch new product ranges.

     

    Rather than serve up a range of predictable food, we’ll craft a menu that references the products in intriguing ways.

     

    Forget tired sandwiches and manufactured sausage rolls. Forget the kind of catering that buys in frozen battered prawns and thinks it’s classy.

     

    Think high end but edgy. Food that sets the stage for your occasion.

    PRIVATE

    Small parties, large parties,

    intimate parties, raucous parties - no third parties.

     

    We make food for foodies. We love working with people who love food as much as we do. If that’s you and you have an event that needs fuelling with great food, let’s talk about it.

  • Menu EXAMPLES

    Please have a browse through our event/wedding/ corporate menu EXAMPLES. We can meet specific dietary requirements and cater for little munchers also.

  • Street food & Mobile Catering

    The Bears love to hit the road every once in a while and attend food festivals, beer festivals & events through our unique street food concept, Beer & Bear.

  • BOOZY BEARS  

    MOBILE BAR HIRE LEEDS, YORKSHIRE

     

    We've joined forces with the ultimate mobile bar providers

    Zephyr - the Craft Bar Specialists.

     

    We offer a fully managed bar hire service across Yorkshire.

     

    Zephyr is an independent bar in Huddersfield providing craft beers and drinks for over 13 years. Well-known at food & drink festivals, they provide a mobile bar which can be used at your private event.

     

    Like the Bears, at Zephyr they only use high quality beers, spirits and of course their bartenders are the BEST around.

     

    It's a winning combination.

     

    OPTION 1 - FULLY MANAGED

    Guests pay at the bar.

     

    Setup and running a bar with beer, ales, spirits & cider as per your individual requirements

    OPTION 2 - FREE BAR

    You pay for your guests.

     

    The same fully managed bar, you pay in advance allowing your guests to drink for free

    OPTION 3 – ZEPHYR STAFF

    Buy your own drinks.

     

    This allows you to provide the bar and drink and we will staff the event for you

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  • SOME CLIENTS & COMMENTS

     

     

     

     

     

     

    "James and I wanted to say a huge thank you for the incredible food you provided for our wedding. It looked amazing and tasted delicious."

    "The food looked and tasted amazing – and we received many compliments on your behalf! I can’t believe that you managed to create so much so unobtrusively – it was almost as if you weren’t there, but loads of gorgeous food just arrived!"

    "Thank you for not being a normal, average wedding caterer and going above and beyond to create a memorable and delicious wedding breakfast."

    "Amazingly delicious food beautifully presented and a team of staff who excelled in going above and beyond and to deliver excellent service. Thank you so much for catering our wedding guys, you were awesome!"

    "Many thanks to you, especially Nicole and all the team (my apologies as I can't remember all the names !) for the excellent food on Saturday - amazing that it was all produced so efficiently out of a tiny tent in the garden !!"

    "My PR agency used Bears Pantry to cater an event for one of our top clients. It was an amazing experience from start to finish. The food was brilliant, they really understood my brief and over delivered in every way, truly above and beyond what I expected."

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  • Contact us

    Leeds, Yorkshire, NORTH,

    OUTER SPACE.

     

    Interested in serving up something a little special at your event?

    Give us an idea of what type of catering you’re looking for and we’ll send the bear round with some suggestions.

     

    You can contact us on either

    07939 515009 or feedme@bearspantry.com

     

    Areas we cover: Caterers for The north including all Yorkshire regions - Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Sheffield, York, Hull.

     

    If you’re a supplier and interested in having a chat please contact

    sam@bearspantry.com

     

    Let’s talk food.

     

     

    Unit 4 Red Lane Mill
    Sunnybank Mills
    Farsley
    Leeds
    LS28 5UJ
    07939515009
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