E-MAIL: helen@helencatering.co.uk || TEL: 07814 328721 || DODECOTE GRANGE, CHILDS ERCALL, MARKET DRAYTON, SHROPSHIRE, TF9 2DN


Wedding Catering & Waitress Service...

Cold Buffet for a conference, with cold meats, seasonal salads, homemade breads and delivered to the door Catering for all events, including Birthdays, Weddings, Funerals, Leaving Parties, Celebratory Parties and everything in between



All starters are delivered and served with class Chicken Breasts, stuffed with Red Onions, Mushrooms, Cured Ham, Asparagus & Cream Cheese, wrapped in Parma Ham and served with Crushed Potatoes, Carrots & Green Beans in a Cream Sauce



Edible Painted Birthday cake with tulips and flowers
Place Settings at a Wedding


Business Lunches & Conferences...

Finger food, hot and cold buffets ideal for any event Delicious canapes, suitable for vegetarians, gluten free, suitable for allergy sufferers, as well as our standard range



Roast Pork Tenderloin, layered with Mushroom & Sage Stuffing, wrapped in Smoked Streaky Bacon, served with Caramelised Apples on a Potato Cake with Garden Peas and White Wine Gravy Delicate desserts served with fresh fruit, cream and icecream Wedding cake with hand-sculpted icing flowers, orchids and humming birds
Wedding Catering & Wedding Cakes Open Sandwiches perfect for Business Lunches and Conferences


For The Celebratory Event & For The Sombre Occasion...

Duck with hoisin sauce in filo pastry baskets. Perfect canape for a light bite on the hoof Flavoursome starters. Wholesome, without being overly filling


Main Courses...

Desserts delivered and served that taste as good as they look



"Catering For Your Every Need..."

About Us...

With over 22 years of catering experience, we have the know-how to make your event a success.

Helen Ward's Catering Solutions is a team of hard-working, dedicated staff, with a surprisingly artistic skill set. We are here to produce top quality dining experiences designed around you, for you.

Helen Ward's Catering Solutions Ltd bought out Sandra Slater's Catering in 2012, adding to our catering arsenal, experience and menu repetoire. In 2012, we also moved our main premises over to Dodecote Grange.

We have produced some sample menus (see Our Food) which can be mixed & matched from the 3 different catagories, to help you choose - but if there is anything which is not mentioned, we will endeavour to create your perfect menu to cater for your event. We are more than happy to produce tasters for you, as we beilieve in "try before you buy".

We often appear at local Wedding Fayres around Shropshire, Staffordshire & Cheshire. If you wish to see us at one of these events and try some of our more-ish canapés, let us know via one of the methods on the Contact page, and we will get back to you shortly.



"Dear Helen,
I must say that the custom-made confection was the talking point of the party. Lots of people wanted to know about it, so we told them what we could. Pity you couldn't have been here to hear the adulations and answer the questions! The firework made a fitting start to the cake-cutting and the cake was truly delicious."

Janet Lock, Ipswich

"Dear Helen,
Thank you so much for the wonderful food at our wedding at Colehurst Manor. We loved the tasting and were made so welcome!

Everyone at the wedding commented how wonderful the food was, and that it was the best ever had at a wedding. Thank you so much for all your hard work and hospitality."

Sally and Matt Williams, Shropshire

"Dear Helen,
The food you did for my 40th Birthday lunch was all delicious! Our gorgeous selection of cold dishes and salads was enjoyed by everyone - even my vegetarian friend enjoyed it! And with the "Cricket Tea" you provided for us in the evening, it was the perfect culinary end to the day.

With your friendly and homely service, I knew you were the perfect choice for my special occasion!"

Lizzie Walton, Outwoods, Shropshire

"Dear Helen,
Our meal was simply first class! We look forward to receiving our sample menus for our Christmas Dinner

Mr J Miller, Whitchurch, Shropshire

"Dear Helen,
Thank you so very much for a superb evening on Saturday. All your hard work was very much appreciated by everyone and we look forward to seeing you again before too long

Mike & Sonia, North Staffordshire Wine & Food Society

"Dear Helen,
Thanks for a "Scrumptious Gourmet" evening and a delicious breakfast.

- Canapes - Outstanding, especially the hoi sin duck in the pastry basket.
- Soup - Delicious.
- Trout & Sauce - Memorable.
- Lamb etc - Utterly tasty.
- Pudding - Could not be bettered and the way the sauce was poured onto the figs from a "a helper" could not be improved upon!
- Cheese - Great
Thanks a million for all the hard work and the hospitality - unforgettable."

Tony, North Staffordshire Wine & Food Society

"Dear Helen,
Just a short note to say a big thank you to you and your very friendly staff. I would like to convey, from all of our trustees, including Lord Bradford, their thanks. The feedback has been that the food and service was excellent. Particularly the parsnips, quote "they melted in the mouth"

Barbara L, Preston Trust

"Dear Helen,
A very BIG thank you for a splendid evening at 'A Taste of Shropshire' last Saturday! The food was stunning Helen - you are a fabulous cook - and how lovely to be able to incorporate so many delightful ingredients from your kitchen garden, such as the wonderful figs, lavender and blackcurrants for the superb sorbet! There was so much enthusiasm for the food and wine and the whole evening was thoroughly enjoyable

Peter & Sheila, Edgmond, Shropshire

"Dear Helen,
Thank you so much for a fabulous evening on Saturday, with of course, delicious food! See you at the next do!

Mr & Mrs R Philipson, Shropshire

Fresh, Locally sourced produce
Locally sourced fresh produce where possible
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea
Stuffed Pork
Stuffed Pork