We are a Wirksworth based catering company, specialising in creating unique, tasty and fabulously presented food.

Enjoying a combined twenty years’ experience in the catering industry, 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 our Derbyshire catering company can do it all.

We can deliver cooked food or cold buffets right to your door, or cater onsite with a full team of experienced & professional staff.

Meet the Team

Outside catering

Helen has run a very successful Derbyshire 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.

Zest swooped in and took care of everything from the smallest of details, to recommending other trusted suppliers. They were simply amazing!
— Heather and Trevor

Homemade food


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.

Helen and Anthony combine their experience, creativity and skill to produce unique and unpretentious food to suit any occasion.

Zest operates from a professional purpose built kitchen in the Haarlem Mill Wedding Venue

Everyone is still talking about the food at our wedding! The pie left many of our guests speechless & I got more rave reviews than my dress!
— Mark & Hannah
Outside catering Derbyshire


We are especially proud of the quality of the meat we 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.