• Bears Pantry are alternative WEDDING & EVENT caterers

    based in Leeds, Yorkshire.

    We create memorable eating experiences.

    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 work. 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 food, talk to us.


    Let’s turn your event into a real occasion.


  • 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.

    Image of Beef Wellington with Caramalised Onion for a Yorkshire Wedding


    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.


    As the UK's 'only' exclusive family style caterer, we bring the feast to the middle of the table – huge plates 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.


    Image of Scallop, Black Pudding, Blood Orange Gel Canape, served in the shell for a Leeds corporate event


    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.

    Image of mixed arancini canapés for a Yorkshire Wedding


    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.


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




    We've joined forces with the ultimate mobile bar providers



    They offer a fully managed bar hire service across Yorkshire.


    CRAFT BAR is an independent bar HIRE COMPANY providing craft beers, CRAFT COcKTAILS & SPECIALIST drinks FOR WEDDINGS AND EVENTS


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


    It's a winning combination.





    Guests pay at the bar.


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


    You pay for your guests.


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

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    "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."

    "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."

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

    Contact us





    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 OF ENGLAND including all Yorkshire regions - Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Sheffield, York, Hull, ALSO CHESHIRE, NORTHUMBERLAND, LANCASHIRE, DERBYSHIRE.


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




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