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About Chives

Chives Catering, established in 1990, is located in the Buckinghamshire village of Bourne End, close to the M4 corridor and supplies sandwiches and takeaway food to the local area as well as corporate buffet services to many of the large blue chip companies close by. Many of our catering clients are long term customers who have come to rely on us year after year for all their business lunch requirements, and much of our new business is word of mouth. We are proud to have long term staff retention, and aim to provide a friendly and professional service.

Sandwich Shop: The sandwich shop is open from 7:30am to 2:15pm Monday to Friday. Orders can be made in the shop, in advance for a specified collection time or for home delivery. All ingredients are fresh from local suppliers and we pride ourselves on our inspiring and varied menu offerings.

Business Lunches & Buffets: Chives are specialists in the provision of business lunches and corporate buffets. We have many years experience in the provision of high quality finger and fork buffets as well as hot meals, all delivered to a clients’ business premises for a specified time.

Local Suppliers: Chives uses the best local ingredients so that you can taste the flavour of real food. All our meat produces come from the local butcher, our bread from the local baker and vegetables and fruit from a local green grocer. We don’t buy in frozen or precooked food and everything we supply is made on site by professionals. Whilst we are not the cheapest caterer, we are sure that you’ll find our food the tastiest around.

Get In Touch: If you simply want to order a round of lunch time sandwiches for you and your friends, or require a full finger buffet for you and your clients over a five day training course, Chives can provide you with the freshest and tastiest food you could imagine, quickly, and at a reasonable price. To make an order feel free to call us on 01628 533 454 or simply pop in and discuss your requirements with us directly. We are always happy to serve.

Suppliers: We use only the freshest ingredients from local suppliers including meat, bread, fruit and vegetables. Very little of our raw ingredients is frozen or pre-cooked. Some of our suppliers are detailed below.

Butchers: For meat we use RS Troutt in Hazlemere, High Wycombe who offer a great range of fresh bacon, pork, beef, sausages and mince products as well as turkey.

Bakers: Our bread comes from Jungs, the bakers in Beaconsfield. Jungs are a swiss baker well known for supplying bread free from preservatives.

Green Grocer: We source all of our fresh fruit and vegetables from Mansfield’s in Bourne End, a locally managed farm based traditional family run company.

Dairy: Our cheese products are purchased from Blackwoods in Henley who supply us with cheddar, brie, mozzarella and emmenthal as well as with thick & creamy mayonnaise made to a traditional family recipe with excellent taste and consistency.

Cakes: Our cakes are all supplied by The Handmade Cake Company in Maidenhead, an independent baker of handmade cakes founded 23 years whose cakes have a taste as near to homemade as you can possibly get.

We serve a range of clients meeting a variety of requirements.….

finger buffets to a major software and development company for the last 5 years catering for upto 70 executives at a time
supplying hot meals and finger buffets to a large corporate entertainment group in Maidenhead, catering for between 20-50 people on a regular basis
Sandwich orders for software training company
Sandwiches and fork buffets for serviced office and meeting room center, catering for 3-20 people at a time
Hot meals, finger and fork buffet for UK head office of large automotive company
Hot lunches and finger buffets for UK subsidiary of large American biochemistry company
Finger buffets for medium sized office administration company catering for 5 staff on a daily basis
Finger buffets catering for 10-20 people on a regular basis for market research company

Rank Group

Testimonials: below are a number of testimonials from happy customers.

Rank Group: The Rank Group head office has approved Chives as a supplier for a number of years, over this time they have provided a first class service with high quality choice menus, delivered by friendly approachable staff and we have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

Rank Group Gaming Division

Takeda  HaysLane4RyobiVeolia
Affymetrix  TSL Extreme Johnson + Johnson The Menarini Group
Tibco TIBCO: We have always found Chives to be extremely accommodating, especially at short notice. The food is always fresh and the staff are always very friendly. We would be happy to recommend Chives.Tamsin Gifford
TIBCO Education – EMEA
Kawasaki Kawasaki: Chives offer a prompt and very reliable service. They are always very accommodating and nothing is too much trouble even when we have last minute changes. The food is superb and the variety they offer is excellent.Suzanne Lever
Branch Support Co-ordinator
Kawasaki Motors UK