Payne & Gunter receives catering accreditation at Natural History Museum

London’s original caterers, Payne & Gunter, has retained their position as an accredited catering supplier for the Natural History Museum.

Monday 20 November 2017

The appointment continues Payne & Gunter’s longstanding relationship with one of London’s most popular museums, and will see their team of expert chefs eligible to cater for all events at the Grade-I listed venue.  

Combining sustainable produce and the latest food trends is at the heart of Payne & Gunter’s menus, which feature distinct seasonal dishes fit for any occasion and celebration. With event spaces at the venue ranging from the grand Hintze Hall, to more intimate rooms, Payne & Gunter will continue to deliver catering concepts inspired by the museum’s iconic status.

Following a summer refurbishment which welcomed the arrival of “Hope”, a 25.2 metre-long blue whale skeleton and a symbol of humanity’s power to shape a sustainable future, becoming the standout centre-piece at any gala dinner or reception.

Payne & Gunter recently created bespoke menus at a museum event for 800 people, across the Hintze Hall and Fossil Way. Main dishes included hot smoked trout served with crab beignet on toasted waffle, chive crème fraiche, caviar capers and dehydrated basil oil. Wellington of slow cooked rib wrapped in brioche dough. These were followed by mini dessert pots of spicy apple and pear crumble with blackberry cream, red velvet and Oreo trifle, and lemon posset with shortbread biscuit.

In addition to this, signature menus from Payne & Gunter’s Chef partnerships, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage and culinary star Dipna Anand, will also be available throughout the season. 

Bethan James, operations director at Payne & Gunter commented: “We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of event catering and setting the standard for what can be achieved in hospitality. Where better to showcase our creative adventure and classic prowess than at one of the UK’s favourite venues, the Natural History Museum; we’re looking forward to continuing to develop exclusive menus and hosting truly memorable events at this special venue.” 

Payne & Gunter has been a maker of English hospitality since 1786 and is recognised for delivering characterful dining with a twist at events, ranging from iconic venues in London and beyond, stunning wedding sites as well as modern icons.