About us

Rival  Catering has been serving great meals and great memories for more than five decades. Call Rival Catering today; we'll take care of everything. You don't need to worry about a thing. We take care of all the details, from preparation to clean up. We fix our prices up front. We never charge hidden fees.

We pride ourselves on serving traditional well prepared well cooked meals for good value, to suit all needs.

All of our menus can be amended to suit your particular requirements and we are happy to price your own suggestions on request.

All of our menu prices include: Cutlery crockery, banquet roll table covering, colour coded napkins, condiments
and white gloved silver service staff (unless otherwise stated).

Rival Catering will travel to a venue of your choice and provide anything from a full sit down 10 course meal to a simple delivery buffet.
We will come with all equipment required, lay your tables, you will be served by uniformed white gloved silver service waiting staff, we will leave all areas used clean and as found.
We are happy to work within your particular requirements and we can offer our advice on all aspects of your event.
We can also tailor all menus to work within your budget.

If you are having trouble with finding the right place why not ask us, we have numerous contacts and we're sure we can find somewhere to suit your needs.

You must let us know in advance of any special dietary requirements as we cannot be held responsible for any problems arising due to allergies if we have not been informed in advance.

Rival Catering have their own wedding format - we can look after proceedings on your special day and even act as toastmaster throughout proceedings if you require. We offer a personal touch and ensure a smooth running of the day.

We offer a wedding package - outlined in our menus - all you need to do if find your perfect venue!
https://www.overgrownacresweddings.com - why not have a look at this new tipi venue in Leicestershire Michelle at Overgrown acres is fab and we offer specialist menus that complement this venue. 

Evening food
Why not try something a little different , our Cheesecake is growing very popular. (plenty of options available and you can build your own with the cheese you love).
We also offer a wide range of  Live food options as well as your traditional evening buffet options ask us for a quote for Paellas, Hog Roasts, Taco stands, BBQ's, Oven baked baguettes, Fish & Chips & Build your own burgers..

We offer competitive prices on full cheesecake packages or reduced sizes.

Hot and Cold buffets - Can either be delivered and set up and left for you on disposables or can be laid up and served to you, we will clear all tables, serve drinks and generally take care of all your guests needs leaving you to enjoy your day.

Rival Catering - Supporting The Brain Tumour Charity

"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating".  ~Luciano Pavarotti and William

See our reviews below!

Thank you so much for the splendid catering you supplied for our wedding celebration. The food was excellent, and more than enough for both afternoon and evening functions. It was really nice to see you again. We had a wonderful day.
Andrew Feb 2023

Thankyou so much, everyone absolutely loved the food including us. Everything was perfect!
Demi September 2022

Hi Claire and Kate,

Thankyou so much for everything you have done for us. The day ran seamlessly and the food was fantastic-as my dad said in his speech, the best pie he has ever eaten! We are all trying to think of reasons to have a a party so we can use you guys again!

We feel truly honoured that we had you to cater for our wedding day and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone else.

Thankyou so much,

Jodie and Bert x September 2022

Hello ladies,

I wanted to thank all of your team personally for setting my in the heat, and presenting such wonderful food on my wedding day 2'weeks ago. So many people came up to me and said how delicious the food was, and the presentation was stunning.

Thanks again,
Olivia Aug 2019

Hello Rival,
Thank you ever so much for wonderful service as always! We had so many complements on the food and I got told off for letting you go before we could give you a round of applause. 
Jenna Nov 2018

Lauren Charlotte Richardson reviewed Rival Catering — 5 star
· April 15 ·

Seriously could not give these wonderful ladies anymore praise if I wanted to, you deserve a million stars, not just 5!! They catered my tipi wedding last year in July, provided a fantastic menu with a choice of several dishes. Pre ordering the meals was super easy and trialing the dishes was in a relaxed and comfortable environment. We had hog roast to end the evening! All of the food was fantastic.

However it was not just the food that was brilliant. They did absolutely everything they could to make sure our day went smoothly, no job was too big and they were happy to help with areas that had nothing to do with the catering side of it!! It helped me to relax so much and the day would not have been so perfect if it wasn’t for you!! I’m a forever grateful!!! Thank you so much!! Xx
We would ,like to thank rival catering for supplying a fantastic 3 course meal for my daughters wedding on Saturday everybody there was commenting on how lovely the chicken was !!! and to top it all they supplied mini fish and chips at night and a few people said it was the best fish they had ever had ( would like to know where its from please lol ) amazing food and very professional staff THANKYOU SOO MUCH you made the day so great xxx
S. Pickering May 2016

Thank you Rival Catering for doing an absolutely OUTSTANDING job in ...not only catering for our wedding, but also ensuring it ran smoothly! I would recommend your services without hesitation, fantastic family run business who pay more than extra attention to detail!!
Mrs Southam - May 2016

Thank you a billion times for your wonderful help in making our wedding day super tasty. We loved the food and so many of our guests have complimented how excellent the food was. Thank you again for all your help with all the extras on the day - you made it run so smoothly - you were amazing.
Mr & Mrs Obahiogbon (Mr & Mrs O)
July 2015

To Claire & The team at Rival Catering
I cannot thank you enough for everything you did to make our day so special. The food was amazing and the service impeccable. We are getting so many people asking us about you. We will recommend you time & Time again. Throughout the whole process you ensured a smooth stress free day. Nothing was to much trouble and you found a solution to all my requests which was affordable. Thank you again.
The very happy couple
Steff & Tris - August 2014

To Claire & Rival Catering
Thank you so much for all the hard work, excellent service & delicious food prepared for our wedding on 31/05/14 - we have had many positive feedbacks regarding you professionalism and the lovely food and also found this ourselves, we would have no hesitation to recommend your services (as jo did to us :)
Best wishes Rachel & Andy

I was fortunate enough to attend a military function on Saturday 29th March 2014.From a personal point of view, I was extremely impressed with the service that your company provided. From a guest’s perspective, the event went without a hitch, and the service we received at the table was second to none. The food was excellent and served well.   It is dedication and professionalism like this which ensures that events such as this pass without any issues or complaints.Please pass on my thanks to all of the staff involved for their professionalism.

Claire and the team,

I'd just like to pass on my thanks again for your outstanding service last night. No one was left wanting or unsatisfied, and you were a credit to your company and your profession. I will not hesitate in the slightest to contact you again when the next event comes along.

Thank you again,

James Billingham - March 2014

We had Rival Catering to do our sit down meal for 90 people for our wedding on 17th August 2013, and from the minute they got there they were brilliant. They got everything sorted for the welcome drinks for us, and when the food was served it was absolutely delicious. The service was great too and the master of ceremonies bit they do really kept the day running smoothly. They also ran the bar for us on the evening, and again they did a really brilliant job. Nothing was to much trouble and they just got stuck into anything that needed doing. We really don't think we would have enjoyed our day so much if we hadn't picked Rival Catering. The lovely food and the great service really got the room buzzing.
Although they were one of the cheaper caterers the quality of the food and service was anything but. Thank you for everything you did for us girls and we really cant recommend you enough.
Mr & Mrs Franklin - August 2013

As always, you gave us an excellent meal, well cooked and beautifully served. We appreciated the spotless kitchen you left with everything in its place, also your help beforehand.
D.Rice - March 2013

Dear Claire and team,

We just wanted to send you an email to thank you for the amazing catering of our wedding on Saturday. All of our guests were delighted with the food and service. We appreciated all of the ways in which you catered for the needs of our guests in terms of dietary requirements and many other ways on the day, such as sourcing a drink for a sick child and serving a full meal to a latecomer. The service you provided was excellent in everyway and the day ran so smoothly and was fluid. We really enjoyed the day. Thank you so much for everything. We would certainly recommend you to anyone so please feel free to use us as a reference.

Kind regards,
Jo and Matt Allen - December 2012

"We have been using Rival Catering for the past few years for formal dinners, presentation evenings etc.
catering for approx. 60 to 80 people.
We are extremely pleased with their service.  The meals are always of excellent quality, food always hot and the staff
great.  Menus are varied and can be suited to any budget, nothing is ever too much trouble.
They come in on the morning of the event, prepare everything fresh and leave the kitchen in an immaculate condition,
even washing the floor.
Would not hesitate in giving them a recommendation, only hope we shall still be able to obtain the dates we want!!"
S.Conway ECC Chairman

Thank you so much for doing a fantastic job yesterday at my daughter's
wedding.  The food was great, hot, well served and you dealt with
dietary and other needs so efficiently and effectively.  Your staff
seemed to deal with everything with politeness and courtesy making us
all feel looked after and relaxed.  Please do pass on my thanks to the
rest of your team.

"We recently got married on 28th May 2011 and chose rival catering to cater for our sit down meal for 95 people. What a fantastic job they did. Food was beautiful. The service was outstanding, not only that but the communication before and during made us feel so at ease. The value for money is second to none. Adam and I would like to say how much we appreciate the way your service made our special day so rememberable. Kind regards"
 Amy and Adam Welsh

"Rival Catering have regularly, over a number of years now, provided their services to Leicester Forest RFC and we have never been disappointed! They offer an excellent and very friendly service and seem always able to cope with our limited kitchen space. Great job girls!"
"After planning our wedding abroad, we looked far and wide for a catering company who would do a good job for our reception back home. It turned out to be a nightmare and after stressing and worrying about who we could use, considering we had a limited budget we decided to go with RIVAL catering. I knew the food would be ok because I'd...
tried some of their meals at our local rugby club, but the meal we had was absolutely brilliant! I don't think i've had such a enjoyable course as the one served up for us. Still now a year on people i work with comment on what a superb meal it was and wouldn't hesitate to reccomend RIVAL to other couples planning a event where a dinner or buffet would be required. TOP QUALITY FOOD!!!TOP QUALITY SERVICE!!!TOP QUALITY PEOPLE!!!!"
Mr&Mrs Higgins

"Rival Catering have provided a very satisfactory, reliable, friendly and professional catering service to the Leicester Caledonian Society
for our Haggis suppers and a few other events over the past 5 or 6 years at functions with up to 200 guests present"
Dr H.Mackay past president