Crooked Kitchens | Festival Catering
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Welcome

We are Crooked Kitchens. We are a family run, independent catering company specialising in working at music, sport and food events across the UK. We are the people behind The Crooked Macaroni and Cheese, The Crooked Chargrill and The Crooked Katsu – We push ourselves towards adding unique and delicious twists to popular classics.

From California to Japan the Katsu Curry is favoured by many – we hope to bring those aromatic flavours back to grace the British festivals circuit. Letting people fall in love with the dish for the first time, or allowing Katsu fanatics to eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

 

Our traditional Katsu Curry sauce is prepared and served with crispy panko chicken and fluffy white rice. Not much has changed in the preparation since it originated in the 1800’s!

 

We also offer a modern vegan alternative to the panko chicken – we don’t want anyone to miss out on this curry! Along with the Katsu Curry we also offer authentic Chinese noodles which are stir fried with a Chinese 5 spice and fresh vegetables – a delightful asian fusion menu to satisfy any cravings.

 

The word ‘Katsu’ translates at ‘Victory’ in Japanese – and we assure you that you will be feeling victorious after demolishing this dish!

From California to Japan the Katsu Curry is favoured by many – we hope to bring those aromatic flavours back to grace the British festivals circuit. Letting people fall in love with the dish for the first time, or allowing Katsu fanatics to eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

 

Our traditional Katsu Curry sauce is prepared and served with crispy panko chicken and fluffy white rice. Not much has changed in the preparation since it originated in the 1800’s!

 

We also offer a modern vegan alternative to the panko chicken – we don’t want anyone to miss out on this curry! Along with the Katsu Curry we also offer authentic Chinese noodles which are stir fried with a Chinese 5 spice and fresh vegetables – a delightful asian fusion menu to satisfy any cravings.

 

The word ‘Katsu’ translates at ‘Victory’ in Japanese – and we assure you that you will be feeling victorious after demolishing this dish!

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Mac n’ Cheese is food for the soul. This warming, comfort-food classic is one of the most popular dishes in the culinary arsenal. Not being content with doing the same thing as anyone else, we have given this timeless dish some exciting twists.

 

There is cheese galore in this kitchen and we will be the first to say that there is no such things as ‘too much macaroni and cheese’. We can’t stop snacking on this cheesy pasta goodness and we know you won’t be able to either. From the fresh pesto to the jalapeno poppers and the rich beef chilli there is something here for everyone and we are delighted to be able to serve this food to you all day long.

 

You will be coming back for more after the first taste, but don’t worry we understand it’s necessary to take a snap of our delicious bowls to make your friends jealous. Say ‘CHEESE’!

Mac n’ Cheese is food for the soul. This warming, comfort-food classic is one of the most popular dishes in the culinary arsenal. Not being content with doing the same thing as anyone else, we have given this timeless dish some exciting twists.

 

There is cheese galore in this kitchen and we will be the first to say that there is no such things as ‘too much macaroni and cheese’. We can’t stop snacking on this cheesy pasta goodness and we know you won’t be able to either. From the fresh pesto to the jalapeno poppers and the rich beef chilli there is something here for everyone and we are delighted to be able to serve this food to you all day long.

 

You will be coming back for more after the first taste, but don’t worry we understand it’s necessary to take a snap of our delicious bowls to make your friends jealous. Say ‘CHEESE’!

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We aren’t claiming to be reinventing the wheel, and it is a common misconception that ‘a burger is just a burger’ – but you haven’t tried one of our burgers. We have put in hours to ensure that our burgers, dogs and fries are head and shoulders above the others. We have brought The Crooked Chargrill forward into something modern to be enjoyed by a more discerning festival crowd. Definitely one of the best heavy hitting crowd pleaser.

 

We aim to please as many festival mouths as possible, and in order to do that we have created the long sought after, the daddy of vegan burgers – ‘The Pretender’ – using the highest quality vegan pattie from Linda McCartney, fresh brioche served with crispy lettuce and crunchy pickle slices. On our expansive menu we also offer mouth watering Chilli Cheese Fries and a variety of 9 inch hot dogs.

 

Our Chargrill has a long pedigree of incarnations, but we are convinced its current evolutionary stage is its best yet. We cannot wait to show off our beautiful stall and delicious food this summer!

We aren’t claiming to be reinventing the wheel, and it is a common misconception that ‘a burger is just a burger’ – but you haven’t tried one of our burgers. We have put in hours to ensure that our burgers, dogs and fries are head and shoulders above the others. We have brought The Crooked Chargrill forward into something modern to be enjoyed by a more discerning festival crowd. Definitely one of the best heavy hitting crowd pleaser.

 

We aim to please as many festival mouths as possible, and in order to do that we have created the long sought after, the daddy of vegan burgers – ‘The Pretender’ – using the highest quality vegan pattie from Linda McCartney, fresh brioche served with crispy lettuce and crunchy pickle slices. On our expansive menu we also offer mouth watering Chilli Cheese Fries and a variety of 9 inch hot dogs.

 

Our Chargrill has a long pedigree of incarnations, but we are convinced its current evolutionary stage is its best yet. We cannot wait to show off our beautiful stall and delicious food this summer!

We aren’t claiming to be reinventing the wheel, and it is a common misconception that ‘a burger is just a burger’ – but you haven’t tried one of our burgers. We have put in hours to ensure that our burgers, dogs and fries are head and shoulders above the others. We have brought The Crooked Chargrill forward into something modern to be enjoyed by a more discerning festival crowd. Definitely one of the best heavy hitting crowd pleaser.

 

We aim to please as many festival mouths as possible, and in order to do that we have created the long sought after, the daddy of vegan burgers – ‘The Pretender’ – using the highest quality vegan pattie from Linda McCartney, fresh brioche served with crispy lettuce and crunchy pickle slices. On our expansive menu we also offer mouth watering Chilli Cheese Fries and a variety of 9 inch hot dogs.

 

Our Chargrill has a long pedigree of incarnations, but we are convinced its current evolutionary stage is its best yet. We cannot wait to show off our beautiful stall and delicious food this summer!

Our Story

Established in 2017, we may still be a new company to the festival circuit, but we have over 10 years of catering experience in our team, plus we are all veteran festival-goers!

 

When Daniel escaped the shackles of a 9-5 office job in 2015, where he worked as a regional manager for large a renewable energy provider, he headed for a new start at an old love; Britain’s abundant festival fields. Two years later and Crooked Kitchens was born.

 

From small street eats and intimate private events, to some of the largest and most prestigious festivals in the country, we’ve been there and we are interested in working with you in the future.

About Us

We provide your customers with a high quality and delicious end product made with fresh ingredients from scratch. We create exciting and innovative menus for your customers to enjoy.

 

We keep the keep the queues moving. We know that no one wants to spend their festival experience standing in line, so we ensure that we balance our high quality with speed of service.

 

We create a friendly and fun environment for your customers to enjoy. We know that festivals can sometimes be an expensive place to eat so we provide that all important value for money.

THE TEAM

Dan Balch

Managing Director

Engineering & Renewables background

 

Accomplished grill chef

 

NCASS Level 3 Food Safety in Catering

 

NCASS Fire Marshall -First Aid trained

Malika Foster

General Manager

3 years in Festival Catering

 

NCASS Level 3 Food Safety in Catering

 

Fire Marshall -First Aid

James Balch

Chef

Years of experience in fast paced event kitchens @ Jumping Bean Burrito

 

NCASS Level 3 Food Safety in Catering

Amy Balch

Stall Manager

Retail Management background

 

NCASS Level 3 Food Safety in Catering

Contact Us

For more information or if you would like to enquire about booking us for an event please get in touch with the form below. We’ll get back in touch promptly.