We are a Wirksworth based catering company, specialising in creating unique, tasty and fabulously presented menus. From simple finger buffets, to five course sumptuous dinner parties. Zest will make your event a complete success.

Enjoying a combined twenty years’ experience, Natalie and Helen are able to make your special occasion memorable. Zest will provide a personal, stress-free service – whatever your budget or the size of your event! Whether for your family party or your company’s team building event.

Meet the Team

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Helen has run a very successful catering business in Matlock for many years, starting from scratch with a coffee van and expanding quickly into major events. Coming from a family who make their living from the food industry – her father, mother, brother and sister all work in the well-known family butchers and bake house – she has a wealth of experience from which to draw.
Enthusiastic, cheerful and extremely creative, Helen brings out the best in people and turns every event into an enjoyable and fun experience. Whilst her clients feel her professionalism is one of her greatest assets, we here believe it is her strength, capability and fantastic sense of humour that makes Helen so great to work with.

Natalie has worked alongside Helen’s Matlock based catering business for many years whilst simultaneously obtaining a degree. Bright, friendly and cheerful, she brings many organisational qualities to Zest that compliment Helen’s skills. Having worked on events in the international arena, Natalie brings experience of multi-cultural diplomacy with her and this, coupled with her on-the-nail organisational skills, makes her the girl you want batting for you!
Quick to laugh, highly capable and tremendously pragmatic, Natalie brings skills which make her
partnership with Helen a formidable one.

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Food that screams quality, passion and love. We pride ourselves in producing tailored menus that combine the clients tastes, the local area and our love of cooking.

Having worked in the catering industry for many years, our team are aware of just how important the food can be and believe in delivering a meal packed with flavour, thought and most importantly, love!

Not only should the food taste and look amazingly tantalising but just as important, that it should be served with a smile!

Our menus will reflect the seasons and the wonderful produce grown, reared and produced locally.

Haarlem Mill  has a professional purpose built kitchen on site, offering a choice of menus to fit your budget. From a simple yet hearty menu which is best served informallyfor a table to share, through to a fine dining experience, our team will create the perfect menu.

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In particular, our catering team are especially proud of the quality of the meat they use, having a father and brother team of butchers who not only rear their own lamb and beef, but process and butcher it with care and passion.