Aperyer is a fully bespoke, creative catering service based in Yorkshire. There’s no set menus, no traditional packages, no one-size-fits-all approach to presentation or service, instead we put the emphasis on each client, offering a fully tailored service focused on you, your event and of course, the food you love.
We love working closely with our customers and find the best events are always designed with them in mind – happy client, happy caterers! By working in this way, we’re like a personal pop-up and every event is totally unique. Collaborating with clients leads to all sorts of imaginative, innovative and interesting paths, in fact we never really know where it might lead – and that’s exactly why we love what we do!
With years of professional catering and hospitality experience behind us, we can guarantee a high end, professional and reliable service alongside beautifully presented, great tasting food, served exactly as you’d like it.
Ours was a classic chef/waitress love story forged over the kitchen pass in a busy city-centre restaurant in the heart of Bristol. Fast forward two years and we were catering our own wedding – a rustic feast in a field – the bride elbow deep in salad and the groom and his band of brothers busy on the grills.
As far back as we remember, we’ve both loved food. Matt made his career as a professional chef, training at the prestigious Le Caprice in London and travelling the world on his trade before returning to his native Bristol. After stints in different restaurants, perfecting various cuisines, he settled in at the two rosette Goldbrick House where (as Head then Executive Chef for five years) he oversaw the running of a renowned fine dining restaurant, a rustic cafe, three gastro pubs and a successful outside catering wing.
Meanwhile, Gemma spent her younger years serving food in local restaurants, pulling pints and running busy cafe bars around South Yorkshire. The hospitality bug lingered through two degrees and a career in history and heritage. But food was always there, in fact she wrote her dissertation on the fish eating passions of the Romans and Greeks (!).
After catering our own wedding we found ourselves doing the same for others, and for a while our we continued to work in kitchens and restaurants while devoting our free time to catering events, pop-ups and parties. But with more and more of our free time spent indulging our real passion, it was time to make things official: we moved back to our beloved Yorkshire and Aperyer was born.
There’s absolutely no other way we can think to spend our lives, we love creating great food and we love doing it together. We thought long and hard about how we’d do this and it all comes down to people. Bringing people together with food they love; it’s our greatest passion both personally and professionally. It’s how we live our lives and what we want to bring to every individual client.
Our ethos is simple: love, laughter and food.
After all, it’s where we started.