Feast It

University event catering

Whether you're organising a graduation, street-food market, or end-of-year ball our innovative and high-quality suppliers will wow your students and staff. We’ll curate the food and drink from start to finish; our dedicated team is on hand to ensure your event is effortless, unique, and memorable.

How it works

1

Discover

Choose from 1000+ of the UK’s best street food suppliers, restaurant caterers and mobile bars. Our dedicated event pros are on hand to help you find the perfect fit.

2

Chat

We’ll send you quotes from a selection of best suited suppliers. Chat with them directly to find out more about their food or drink, setup and the logistics of your event.

3

Book

Lock in your chosen supplier by paying in full or setting up a payment plan with a 5% deposit. We’ll hold your funds securely until the day after your event.

You demand, we'll supply

We’ve partnered with over 1,000 of the UK’s very best event suppliers, from Michelin star restaurants to coffee Piaggio's. You’ll be in great company, as we’ve worked with a number of awesome universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, and Imperial College London University, as well as some great brands like Nike, PWC, and Boohoo. Once you tell us about your event, you’ll be assigned a dedicated account manager (and foodie aficionado) who will be on hand at all times to make sure everything runs smoothly from start to finish. 

Balls & award ceremonies

We love working hand-in-glove with universities to ensure that the catering at their more formal events hits the spot. If you’d like to have a sit-down meal as part of the event, our suppliers are able to work from a kitchen on-site. If you’d rather a more casual vibe, they’ll be happy to cook from their awesome food trucks, market stalls, or mobile bars so your guests will get the theatrical experience at service. If required, Feast It can assist with the organisation of tastings or sample products being sent to give you that extra sense of security! Check out our university ball case study.

Graduations

What better way to celebrate the great achievement of graduation than with fantastic bar suppliers for students and their families. Suppliers are able to set up for a multi-day service to avoid the stress of load-in and de-rig each day. Whether it is a cocktail truck doing bespoke drinks or a prosecco marquee, we’ve got something to suit everyone’s preferences. What’s more, we have many awesome suppliers who can prepare all-day menus to suit both early morning graduations and those running into the afternoon.

Everyone I spoke to enjoyed the ball, especially the food which was a major contributor to this and everyone felt they had good value for money. Last year the food was described as mediocre, and it also ran out, but it wasn’t a problem this time!

May Ball committee, University of Cambridge

Markets

Thanks to the extensive data we have collected from the numerous university events we have catered, Feast It can advise on the most popular cuisines, menu-items, and service times specific to students’ preferences. Whether its a one-off event or a weekly occasion, if you’re looking to put on a market at your university, our team will work closely with you to make sure that the number of suppliers selected, portion sizes and supplier logistics are well managed and tailored to the specific brief. 

Conferences and open days

Whether it is pre-prepared nibbles you’d like to serve to conference guests or epic pop-up street food trucks you’d like to show off to prospective students, Feast It has a fantastic selection suppliers across the country who are able to cater these service styles and impress your guests. 

Some of our amazing suppliers

Our suppliers are second to none. We’ve handpicked a few here, but to see the full list get started on your enquiry.

FAQs

What is included in my catering quote?

Each supplier will bring everything they need to the venue. Their setup (usually a food truck, a market stall or mobile bar), their produce, their equipment, and whatever container they’re serving the food out of. If you’d rather a more traditional service, staff and chinaware can also be arranged - just chat to the supplier and they'll let you know!

How much does event catering cost?

As you may have realised, we don’t do one size fits all, so the answer can vary a lot. As a guideline though, you’d be looking to spend a minimum of £10 per head for a main. Having independent or street food suppliers at your event is typically 75% cheaper than average traditional catering.

Can the suppliers operate indoors?

A large number of the suppliers we work with can set up indoors, just make sure to mention that you’d like the food served indoors when you submit the event details to us.

Can the suppliers operate outdoors?

Yes! Whether you’ve got a sprawling lawn or are throwing your party in an abandoned car-park, our caterers will be happy to cook outdoors. The size of your outdoor space will dictate the type of setup they bring.

How long before the event should I enquire?

The further in advance we know about your event the better. It means that there will be more suppliers available for your event, so you will have more quotes to choose between. Having said that, we are very well accustomed to working on last-minute-enquiries (even for the next day!) so we'd always recommend you get in touch at whatever point along the process.

Can event guests pay for food and drink on the day?

Yes, this is a model that we use for a number of different events and most of our suppliers are accustomed to this way of operating. The way in which we manage this depends on the size of the event and the number of suppliers required. If you are considering a pay-on-the-day event, submit an enquiry and we will be in touch with some more details!

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