Proper Food is an Oxford based catering company, delivering catering to businesses throughout the Oxford area. We focus on using high-quality seasonal ingredients, creatively presented to provide exciting and delicious food for a variety of corporate and private events.
Our sandwiches, Grazing Boards and salad bars are regularly updated to include seasonal ingredients, so our clients can enjoy a varied offering throughout the year.
Proper Food is proud to be a Prince’s Trust supported business – take a look at our profile!
We understand that quality food and presentation speak volumes, therefore we strive to deliver a professional and reliable service each and every time.
Proper Food caters for a variety of businesses in and around Oxford. Our primary catering services include private and corporate breakfasts, lunches, packed lunches, picnics and hampers, afternoon tea, canapés and refreshments.
Everything is taken care of! From beautifully presented fare, to iconic Falcon Enamelware serving plates, we’ve got you covered. And we deliver directly to you.
We ask that bookings are placed 48 hours ahead of your event. For any last minute catering, please contact Pippa directly on
07586 048861 and we’ll try our best to make something happen!
download a copy of our catering policy
Our suppliers are handpicked based on the values we share about good, proper food. Delicious ingredients are then used to handcraft food from scratch every day.
Dietary requirement? Not a problem. Just let us know about any egg, lactose, wheat, gluten and animal product intolerances; a seasonal vegan menu is available upon request.
If you have something a little different in mind, just get in touch and we’d be happy to discuss other options…we love proper food and are flexible when designing bespoke menus!
Thick-cut honey roast ham, tomato, mustard mayonnaise & salad leaves
Chicken, sun-dried tomato, pesto & salad leaves
Tuna mayonnaise with spring onion, red pepper & watercress
Egg mayonnaise & watercress
Mature cheddar cheese, tomato, organic onion chutney & salad leaves
Mozzarella, tomato and basil
Parma ham, mozzarella & sun-dried tomato
Chicken, bacon & avocado
Rare beef, horseradish, organic onion chutney & watercress
Smoked salmon, lemon & pepper cream cheese & watercress
Goat’s cheese, beetroot, organic onion chutney & watercress
Hummus Greek salad
Mozzarella, avocado, tomato & pesto
Char-grilled jerk chicken & mango salsa
Char-grilled chicken, tzatziki & salad leaves
Napoli salami, parmasan, roast tomato & rocket
Tuna nicoise with egg, cherry tomato, capers, olives & rocket
Roasted peppers & mustard mayonnaise
Spicy bean, avocado & salsa
Roasted veg, olive & basil
Meat – British cold cuts with pickles & herbs
Cheese – British cheeses, organic chutney, fruit & herbs
Fish – fish inc. smoked salmon, mackerel, croquettes, with homemade tartare, watercress & radish
Mezze – Falafel, hummus, tzatziki & olives
Roast beets & butternut squash with feta, mixed seeds & leaves
Quinoa with orange & pistachio
Couscous, slow roast tomato & mixed herbs
French potato salad
Mixed leaf salad with parmesan & capers
Mixed provencal veg, mushroom & spinach tart (10-12 portions)
Red onion, feta & goat’s cheese tart (10-12 portions)
Stuffed flatbread e.g. stilton, onion & grape etc. (8-10 portions)
Frittata (minimum 8)
Homemade sausage rolls
Crudites with dips
Proper Food doesn’t just stop at providing excellent catering across Oxford. We’ve made a pledge with Good Food Oxford by signing the Charter and committing to sustainable food practices at the heart of our business.
Our tableware is mostly reusable to reduce waste. Any glut of ingredients we have goes straight to the Oxford Food Bank. And don’t get us started on our recycling systems! So you can rest assured that by using Proper Food, you are making a positive impact on the community and environment of our lovely city.
We always ask for feedback from our clients to ensure we are doing all we can to deliver a professional service. Here are just some of the nice things that our clients say about us:
Our lunch today was LUSH! Beautiful, healthy and yum yum yum. My nut allergy wasn’t an issue and you went to extra effort to take my allergy into account. Thank you!
The food provided for this meeting was excellent. In the past I have used outside caterers to provide meals for business clients many times. The lunch provided today was right at the top in this league of professional caterers. The quality and presentation of the food excellent. The finishing touch of the small notice boards explaining what was available around the table was something I have only seen once before. Well done!
The lunch was really lovely, and got great comments from the members, definitely lived up to the company motto of using ‘proper’ ingredients – so thank you for supplying at such short notice. I will definitely use Proper Food again.
My husband says he goes to a number of ‘stand up’ parties, but your catering is quite the best he has come across! Thank you!
Thank you very much for providing lunch yesterday – everyone was very impressed with the quality, presentation and variety – well done…Thank you again – I am confident that we will be using you again in the not too distant future.
Thank you again for a superb lunch – everyone thoroughly enjoyed it as always and the presentation was excellent.
Lunch was, once again, delicious!!
Thank you so much for providing our lunch on Friday. Myself and my colleagues enjoyed it very much and thought that the presentation and quality of the food was excellent.