Awesome catering in the Forest of Dean

We are a boutique catering company based in the beautiful Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

Our Head Chef – and the driving force behind the company – is Ian ‘Barney’ Barnes.

Barney is an obsessive foodie who is now ‘infamous’ for making even the strongest-willed diner come back for seconds.  He has travelled to over 40 countries in his pursuit of the world’s most #unforgettableflavours.  But at the same time he is also passionate about using ingredients that are British, in season, and where possible locally sourced.

The result is incredible fusion food that sits in perfect harmony with the Gloucestershire seasons.  If you’re looking for exciting catering in the Forest of Dean area, you’ve come to the right place!


Some of our favourite things to cook are :

  • Beautiful cuts of meat cooked simply over charcoal flames, gaucho style
  • Vegetarian food that will leave even the staunchest carnivore in your group satisfied
  • World street foods inspired by the memories of Barney’s travel adventures
  • Foraged seasonal ingredients that connect a menu directly to the landscape and season

What we can do

First of all, we mostly cater for events from 12 up to around 200 people.  Most notably, Barney will work with you from start to finish creating tailored menus, cooking and serving you alongside his friendly support team.

During midweek we focus on business lunches and events.  Sometimes we can do smaller private bookings, subject to availability.  Certainly contact us if you would like to find out more about offers for catering on Monday to Thursday.

We love to cater for weddings, with a focus on great value sustainable options to suit your budget and conscience.

We also run Infamous Catering ticketed events and supper clubs, which everyone is welcome to book and join in.  If you are looking for wedding or party catering in the Forest of Dean, and would like to check us out incognito beforehand, these are a great idea!

From general dietary requirements to vegetarian or vegan – just name it – we are always happy to try and create all-inclusive menus. We can cater for you pretty much anywhere your imagination can conjure up.  From local breweries to Mongolian yurts… with the odd village hall in between.

Nothing is impossible with the right menu. But don’t just take our word for it …

“Infamous Catering’s mix of seasonal British ingredients, foraging and world flavours coupled with Barney’s infectious enthusiasm for all things food will leave you hungry for more! It did me”

Kate Humble – ‘off the telly’

Competition winner

Barney recently demonstrated that he can make anything taste good.  He won a competition at the Forest Showcase Food Festival, by managing to make edible insects taste delicious!

Forest Showcase Food Festival cookery competition winner 2017 rosette

For more information contact us on:

01594 826 215

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