About Us


Croft Kitchen is a friendly family-run catering business committed to making your function the very best you could hope for.

Caroline, the principal, managed weddings, formal dinners and banqueting for 10 years at York’s Merchant Taylor’s Hall alongside her brother Robert Taylor, the head chef. Prior to that she cut her teeth at some of the finest establishments around, including Ripley Castle, Chevin Lodge and York’s Viking Hotel.

More recently, we were delighted at being asked to prepare and serve a private lunch for Prince William and Kate Middleton on Kate’s 29th birthday – shortly before their wedding.

With Gordon Brown MP, HRH Prince Charles, Robert Hardy and Dame Judy Dench also amongst our past clientele, you can be sure to trust us with your big occasion. Caroline and her team are committed to ensuring, from the first meeting to the big day itself, that you receive the highest standards of professionalism, a friendly and personal service, and perfect results – whether it’s a  wedding you want organising, a special dinner, your Christmas function, or even a private party at your home.