Learn about us, how we came about and meet the friendly, passionate and experienced Wedding Gourmet Team.
Our journey began back in 2011 when founder Josh Castle-Doughty started the first Gourmet group of companies, The Home Gourmet, with a view to providing professional dinner parties for friends and family. This concept quickly grew into a viable business, and now The Wedding Gourmet joins the group specialising in creating amazing, bespoke weddings on our clients’ special days.
Meet some of our amazing Wedding Gourmet team, assembled over the years all with unique and invaluable experience in catering, events and hospitality.
Meet the team
Founder & Director
Josh’s passion for cooking came from a young age; growing up learning to cook with Delia, and refining his skills in his teens with Jamie. Josh started The Wedding Gourmet as an alternative to the unremarkable and mainstream wedding catering on offer throughout London. Passionate about food, Josh loves overseeing (and taste testing) every morsel of food that leaves the kitchens.
Chloe has a hands-on presence in the business as the “face on the street”. She’s in charge of front of house management, event planning and the creative touches that make your unique event and catering so very special. Able to source absolutely anything and with a meticulous attention to detail, Chloe is constantly redefining the way we think about things. Expect to find Chloe personally dealing with your event enquiries.
With a degree in Art and Events Management from The Arts Institute of Bournemouth, Rhiannon joins The Gourmet Group with a wealth of experience and understanding of the events and hospitality industry. With a penchant for the weird and wacky, Rhiannon loves to seek out and add unique touches to events that you will not find anywhere else.
Kitchen & Front of house Team
Michael is our Head Chef who specialises in all of our menu creation and delivery. Michael has a creative flare and passion for food. Expect to see Michael at most events by The Wedding Gourmet.
Damian joined The Wedding Gourmet in 2018 and has a wealth of event catering experience, specialising in fine dining and family style catering with an exquisite attention to detail and delivery in both flavour and presentation.
Catalin joined The Wedding Gourmet in 2016 and specialises in putting together unique and exciting wedding menus. A wonderfully talented chef who recently won critical acclaim in 2018’s MasterChef: The Professionals.
Sebastian joined us in 2018 with a wealth of experience from the restaurant sector. Italian chef Sebastian loves our family style menus and dreams of serving bowls of nonna’s style pasta dishes to our wedding guests
Head Front of house
Silvana joined us in early 2017 and manages our front of house teams. Found at nearly all of our events, she is in charge of running teams on the ground
bar & beverages
With experience in running event bars for large corporate events, Ollie takes care of all our event bars from conception right through to the clear up.