Outside Catering in Chesterfield Derbyshire

Contact Coghlans Cookery School

If you would like more information about our any aspect of our outside catering, you are welcome to speak directly to any of our Management Team or Chef Tutors; just call 01246 453131 during office hours or send an email with any questions to:

At Coghlans, we pride ourselves on the individuality of the parties that we cater for. When you are looking to host a special party, wedding, 21st party or corporate event our attention to detail and quality of service are what makes Coghlans such a unique business.

Your individual event requires individual attention. In the first instance you will meet with one of Coghlans experienced hospitality advisors, Janet and Andrew Coghlan. Their personal attention to detail creates that special flowing event where organisers can relax and enjoy their special day and guests needs are met without fuss.

Coghlans prides itself in offering excellence in service. Staff are fully trained and uniformed and chosen from a full and part time employed pool, not from agencies. Whether you require a tray food party, a simple bar facility, traditional banquet or corporate launch day our experienced team will cater for your every need.

Our head chefs are part of the exclusive Master Chefs of Great Britain with considerable expertise in offering the finest levels of food regardless of numbers. Covering the Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Chesterfield and Derbyshire areas we can cater any event in any location including hotels, private residences, stately homes, community centres and marquees. We have even provided full-service catering in the middle of a football pitch when Chesterfield FC said goodbye to their old ground with a farewell black-tie gala dinner.

Your host will be one of Coghlans Hospitality managers with combined experience of over 90 years in the premium sector of the hospitality industry. We are happy to provide ideas from a selection of bespoke events that we have hosted, however, your party should be unique and as such we prefer to discuss directly with you what you would like and then offer that service. Testimonials and previous party menus are available on request.

Outside Catering Menus

Our chefs can create any style of food for your catering event - from finger buffets to silver service banquets. Regardless of the style of food we only use the freshest, local ingredients and put the same flair and passion into every dish we prepare.

We recognise the importance of your event and each is unique and special. Your event coordinator and head chef work with you to create a menu designed around you and your guests. No packages, no fixed deals - just the food what you want preparing and cooked how you want it.

Catered Events

Our flexible approach to outside catering enables us to cater for any event, including:

  • Wedding events
  • Birthday parties
  • Corporate entertaining
  • Funerals
  • Religious events
  • Retail and product day launches
  • Open day events & promotion days


Catered Events

Sandwich Platter

All sandwiches are served on our excellent Coghlans artisan homemade breads: olive and sea salt ,white, granary & sunblush.

ham and wholegrain mustard
cotherstone cheese and chive
free range egg and cress
chicken and smoked bacon
spinach and ricotta pasties
kettle chips and bowls of olives

Priced at £8.50 per person

Country Platter

selection of roast and continental meats
Derbyshire sausage wellington with apricots and sage
Derbyshire cheese platter
From local artisan producers
selection of chutneys and pickles
bowls of seasonal salads
basket of homemade breads with herb butter

Priced at £14.75 per person

Fork Buffet

smoked chicken, pancetta and orange platter
Fresh salmon with smoked salmon and fresh prawns
goats cheese, roast beetroot and walnut salad
classic nicoise salad with fresh tuna and free range eggs
penne pasta with pesto
seasonal green salad with coghlans mustard dressing
Baskets of coghlans artisan breads
blood orange trifle

Priced at £18.90 per person

Hot bowl Food – lunch delivered

Our bowl food menu gives all your guests a chance to choose the hot dish they prefer, all dishes are served in individual ceramic dishes, delivered hot to you in the Derbyshire district

 Derbyshire shepherds pie diced lamb with chunky vegetables in a rich mint gravy 
chicken, mushroom and leek pie topped with creamed potato
steak pie topped with puff pastry
roast root vegetables
olive and sea salted rolls with tomato butter
lemon posset topped with chocolate decoration dusted with lavender

Priced at £17.85 per person

Picnic Basket

Book a picnic we can deliver a wicker picnic hamper to your home, holiday cottage or as a birthday surprise for a loved one at work within the Derbyshire area. Why not enjoy a touch of traditional luxury?

selection of sandwiches on Coghlans bread
smoked salmon & cream cheese
watercress and poached chicken mayonnaise
roast beef and horseradish
Coghlans Derbyshire pork pie and pickles
homemade sausage rolls
mini cheeseboard selection
chocolate brownie
lashings ginger beer or elderflower fizz

Basket for 2 guests £65
Basket for 4 guests £95
Basket for 8 guests £160


Example Private Dining Menus

Soup & Sorbet Course

Spinach and Creme Fraiche Soup
Wild Mushroom and Tarragon Soup
Roasted baby Tomato and Butterbean Soup
Carrot and Cumin Sorbet with Sesame Tuile
Champagne and Passion Fruit Sorbet
Fresh Herb Infusion Granité

Intermediate Course

Seared Scallops topped with Foie Gras and Balsamic reduction
Smoked Salmon and Dill Rissotto
Haggis on a Neeps and Tatties Rosti
Smoked Haddock and Chive Rissotto
Plait of Fresh Salmon and Sole with a Chive Butter Sauce

Starter Course

Assiete of Seafood
Stir Fry of King Prawns on Vegetable Spaghetti topped with Lobster Cannelloni
Seared Scallops on a warm Salad of Chantelles
Duet of locally cured Salmon served with a citrus dressing
Redwood smoked Salmon with traditional accompaniments
Terrine of Fois Gras rolled in fresh local herbs with a Cranberry and Satsuma relish
Pan-fried Duck Confit and Potato Terrine
Gateaux of oak-smoked Chicken, Avocado and Creme Fraiche
Baked organic Goats Cheese on a salad of Rocket, roasted baby Tomatoes and Balsamic Syrup
Ravioli of Scallop and Crab with a Champagne and Avruga Caviar Sauce 

Main Course

Derbyshire Beef Fillet wrapped in a Horseradish & Thyme Mousse & Shiitake Mushroom reduction
Trio of fillets wrapped in a lattice cage served with a crisp herb rosti
Duck breast on an Apple and Sage rosti
Cannon of local Lamb rolled in fresh herbs with char-grilled Asparagus Basil puree
An assiette of corn-fed Chicken on a Chantelle cream sauce
Roasted Monkfish on a Bacon and Potato Hash with steamed Pak Choi
Pan-fried Beef fillet with a home-made herb Sausage on a Red Wine Jus
Roasted Salmon with an aromatic Vegetable Spring Roll, Spring Onion & Sesame Seed Dressing
Seared Sesame Tuna on a Sweet and Sour of Vegetables with a Tomato and Pepper coulis 
Duo of Dover and Lemon Sole served with a Beurre Noisette
Souel scented Ravioli filled with Girolle Mushrooms and served with a warm Walnut Dressing

Dessert and Cheese Course

Grand Platter of Miniature English Desserts
Assiette of Miniature French Desserts
Caramelised Baby Pineapple with Mango and Chilli Sorbet and Pineapple wafers
Strawberry Pannacotta with a Balsamic Creme Bulee
French Apple Tart topped with a Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce
Caramelised Williams Pear with a bitter Chocolate Mousse and Creme Anglaise
Baked Chocolate Fondant with a White Chocolate Parfait
Warm Bakewell Tart on an Almond scented Custard
White Chocolate casket filled with a Raspberry Parfait
Hartington Stilton served with freshly backed Oatcakes, Celery and Grapes
A Platter of Mature English Farmhouse Cheeses
Grilled Goats Cheese served on Toasted Walnut Bread with lightly dressed leaves



Five Course Menu plus Coffee and Petit Fours: £75.00 per person
Four Course Menu plus Coffee and Petit Fours: £68.00per person
Three Course Menu plus Coffee and Petit Fours: £62.50 per person

Our price is based on a minimum of 10 guests.

All menus are preceded by a selection of Hot Canapés.

Funeral Tea Menu Examples

Menu 1 – £7.50 per person (based on a minimum of 25)

Selection of open sandwiches on Coghlans artisan breads to include:

  • Mature cheddar cheese savoury with scallions
  • Tuna supreme with red onion and baby leaf
  • Roasted ham with wholegrain mustard
  • Egg mayonnaise with pea shoots
  • Derbyshire sausage Wellington with apple and herbs

Coghlans scones with fresh cream and home made preserve

Tea and coffee

Menu two – £12.25 per person (based on a minimum of 25 guests)

Selection of open rolls and cut finger sandwiches on Coghlans artisan breads

  • Free range egg and mint mayonnaise with baby cress
  • Roasted Derbyshire beef with horseradish cream
  • Poached salmon mayonnaise with lemon and black pepper
  • Cotherstone cheese and fruit chutney

Gallette of red onion and goats cheese

Miniature hand made pasties with;

  • Spinach and ricotta
  • Spiced beef and chilli
  • Ham and mushroom veloute

Coghlans Lemon tart
Coghlans Bakewell tart
Coghlans Fruit scones with preserve and chantilly cream

Teas and cafetière coffee

Menu three – £15.95 per person (based on minimum 25 guests)

Selection of canapés served on double handled trays

Selection of open and cut sandwiches on Coghlans artisan flavoured breads including

  • King prawn mayonnaise
  • Smoked cheddar and tomato chutney
  • Rare beef sirloin with horseradish crisps
  • Smoked salmon with truffle oil and lemon
  • Cucumber and seasoning

Miniature quiche tartlets
Sun blushed tomato and chorizo
Fresh salmon and black pepper
Quiche Lorraine
Blue cheese and broccoli

Cajun chicken brochettes
Lamb lofted with tzatziki

Open Fruit tartlets with fresh cream
Mini meringues with drizzled chocolate and berries
Chocolate marquise
Miniature scones with strawberry preserve and clotted cream

Selection of teas and cafetière of coffee with coghlans chocolates

Provision of all crockery, cutlery and buffet table linen is included, as is delivery in the Derbyshire area.

Staff for service charged at £11 per person per hour.

VAT is included at the current rate.

Thank you for your interest!

Contact Coghlans Cookery School

If you would like more information about our any aspect of our outside catering, you are welcome to speak directly to any of our Management Team or Chef Tutors; just call 01246 453131 during office hours or send an email with any questions to: