Ray Wade Catering

Since 1980, Ray Wade Catering has procured a reputation as one of the leading caterers in the North East of England. Serving Darlington, North Yorkshire & Durham


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About Us

We are a talented, enthusiastic and knowledgeable team of professionals with extensive experience in event catering.

We provide culinary expertise and help guide you through the planning process, understanding how your food will fit in with your event.


Where We Operate


Ray Wade Catering Services can deliver high quality Wedding, Funeral & Corporate events, whether they be in Hotels, Specialist Venues, Marquees or Tipi’s, right across our region including Stockton on Tees, Middlesbrough, Co Durham, Darlington, Richmond, Yorkshire Wedding Barn, Gilling West, Yarm, Northallerton, Thirsk. We’ve got you covered.


Ray, the 6th son of a dairy farmer, grew up with a love of home-grown, home-cooked food and, after training in some of the finest kitchens in London, he spent time in Switzerland before returning to Britain and then to the North East to start Ray Wade Catering. Here he continues his commitment to affordable quality and meticulous attention to detail that makes Ray Wade Catering stand out from the crowd.

Covering an area from Northumberland and Cumbria to Teesside, Darlington and North Yorkshire, we offer bespoke menus and personal service for each and every occasion, from informal get-together to themed ball, fancy dress to Christmas party, and always with the accent on fine food, affordable quality and personal service. Produce is sourced from local suppliers wherever possible and freshly cooked by our in-house team, personally supervised by Ray Wade himself.

What We Do

We deliver exceptional Wedding and Event Catering throughout the North East and are one of the preferred caterers at the Yorkshire Wedding Barn, Gilling West.

With many years experience catering for Weddings, Parties, Corporate Events and other special occasions we will create a fabulous menu that reflects the ambiance and tone you wish to create for your guests.

Delightful Deserts

Most of these desserts can be prepared in mini portions and served as a Trio or on 3 tier cake stands

  • Blueberry and Mascarpone Cheesecake
  • Fresh Strawberry or Fresh Fruit Pavlova
  • Home Made Sticky Toffee Pudding with Cream or Archers Jersey Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Roulade filled with Cointreau cream and served with Belgian Chocolate Sauce
  • Chantilly cream and Fresh Raspberry Roulade with Raspberry Coulis
  • Homemade Lemon Tart
  • Old English Raspberry and Bristol Cream Trifle topped with Acorn Organic Cream and Toasted Almond flakes
  • Sally’s Recipe Banana and Toffee Tart
  • Home Made Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Sauce
  • Vanilla Bean Pannacotta with Poached Blueberries
  • Platter of Sliced Fresh Fruit with Honeyed Mascarpone
  • Belgian Chocolate and Cognac Mousse served with Orange Scented Cream
  • Homemade Profiteroles filled with Cointreau Pastry Cream served with Belgian Chocolate sauce
  • Seasonal Fruit Crumble with Custard
  • Crème Brûlée
  • A selection of English and Continental Cheese with Biscuits, Celery and Grapes

Evening Party

  •   Hot Roast Pork in Buns, served with Apple Sauce and Stuffing
  • Choice of Bacon/ Sausages in Buns
  • Spanish Seafood Paella – Meat or Vegetarian cooked in front of guests
  • Homemade Pies topped with Mashed Potato – Chicken and Mushroom, Steak and Ale, Minced Beef or Vegetable
  • Thai Green Chicken Curry or Chicken Korma served with Basmati Rice
  • Beef Stroganoff with Long Grain Rice
  • Homemade Steak Burger served with Skinny French Fries and Salad
  • Cold Buffet Selection – Roast Ham Buns, Sausage and Black Pudding Jumbo Rolls, Pork Pies and Pickles

Cold Canapé Selection

  • Hand made Blinis topped with Dill Crème Fraiche and Scottish Smoked Salmon
  • Crispy Duck Tartlet with Plum Sauce, Cucumber and Spring Onion
  • Smoked Salmon on Wholemeal Bread topped with a little Caviar and Ground Black Pepper
  • Smoked Mackerel, Horseradish and Lemon Pate on Crostini
  • Tartlets of Caramelised Onion topped with Creamy Goats Cheese V
  • Bruschetta of Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables topped with Parmesan Reggiano V
  • Mrs Bells Yorkshire Blue Cheese and Pear Tarts V
  • Serrano Ham and Melon Kebabs
  • Chilled Soup in a Shot Glass – Bloody Mary, Gazpacho Andalusia, Creamy Vichyssoise, or Fresh Pea and Mint V
  • Poached Tiger Prawns served on crisp Rice crackers with Garlic Mayonnaise
  • Fresh or smoked Salmon Mousse on Mini Toast
  • Parfait of Chicken Liver with Roasted Apple


Let’s Work Together!

To find out how I can bring your event to life, please email or call me.


Charlotte & Andrew

24th April 2022

Wow!! Ray, what can I say? What an absolutely unbelievably amazing day!!! The food was just out of this world, Andrew and I are so very grateful! Both you and your team absolutely smashed it! We are so glad we asked you to cater for our day – the standard of the food and service was first class! Please pass our gratitude and thanks on to all of your staff. We had the best day of our lives!

Andrew & Paula

17th July 2022

Andrew & I just want to say a big thank you to you and your team for the amazing food and service. It was absolutely amazing; all our guests have commented on how lovely the food was and also how nice the team was too. Thank you to everyone, it made our day!

Rosie & Lewis

16th July 2022

I just wanted to take the time to thank you again for the wedding. We had the most amazing day and just wish we could relive it all over again. What a beautiful day spent with all our family and friends. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. The food was delicious and everyone loved everything served! Your staff were all hard working and polite. It was lovely to see Ryan, Hattie & Tom again.

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Lets Get Started

Call Me 'Ray Wade' On 01642 581866 or 07712 660301

e. ray@raywadecatering.co.uk

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