Poppy Caterers

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Poppy Caterers, who manage all events at the Merchant Taylors' Hall, was founded in 2000 by Simon Halmshaw, a former Army officer who served in the Catering and Royal Logistic Corps for over 20 years. 

During his career Simon has been involved in catering many events for VIP guests including HM The Queen and numerous Foreign and Commonwealth Ambassadors and the Poppy team's passion for delivering outstanding customer service ensures you and your guests receive royal treatment regardless of the size or type of your event. They have been finalists in the caterer category of the North of England Wedding Awards for the past four years, and were announced as winners in 2016.

Poppy will manage your event at the Merchant Taylors' Hall seamlessly from start to finish. They'll work with you to create a bespoke menu to suit any function or budget; everything from a formal four-course banquet to buffets and informal barbecues and all using the very best in seasonal, local ingredients. They'll advise on wines and other drinks to complement your menu and offer you the choice of a huge range of equipment and decorative touches from which you can create the perfect setting and make your event extra special.

Contact Poppy now to start planning your special event at the Merchant Taylors' Hall.